Commercials. I'm sorry; I find excitement over T.J. Maxx a little more than I can muster. Get back to the head-shaving!
When we return, we see the last bit again, with, "Let's go!", which Joyce follows with, "Let's just do it. Let's do it. I don't care. Let's just do it; I'm not going back. I'm not going back." Uchenna, unsure whether he has to do anything to his already-shiny head, pulls off his cap to reveal a bandanna underneath, and then he whips that off and tosses it into the cap in frustration. Joyce says, "Oh, my God!" in a mock-giggly voice as she processes the fact that she's actually going to do this. She kneels next to one of the guys. "Ready?" Uchenna asks her. "I'm ready; let's just do it," she says. Seeing her start to cry, Uchenna feels obligated to jump in again. "I don't -- honey?" "Let's just do it," she says again, wanting to get started and done as soon as possible. "We don't have to do this," he says. "Are you kidding?" she says. "All this trouble to find this?" "My head is already shaved," he says. "Okay, but it's just me -- okay," she says, a bit teary. She signals the guy, and in spite of the fact that Uchenna is still saying, "I don't want you to have to --", the guy lifts the scissors and takes a big, close cut right at the front of Joyce's forehead, so at this point, there isn't really any turning back, which probably was a great favor to her. She cries, and even as the guy is cutting, Uchenna is still saying, "Honey, I don't want you to have to do this." "It's already gone, honey," she points out quite correctly, holding her hands over her eyes. She continues to cry. "I knew this was coming," she says. "I told you, I knew it." She's sort of half-laughing, half-crying now.
And now, she turns the corner. "Well, you get to see me bald, honey," she says. "Oh, baby," he says, "you're beautiful any way you come." She starts to get sad again, and then she says -- as much to herself as to anyone -- "That's okay, it's just hair. It'll come back." At this point, Uchenna works his way over to her and hunches down next to her. He kisses her on the cheek and stays right by her ear. "I'm sorry," he says. "That's okay," she says. "I'm sorry," he says again. "Just outward appearance," she says, "right?" "I know," he says. "Right. I love you, baby." He pauses and watches more of her hair go. "This is rough," he says. "This is very rough." Uchenna voices over that watching Joyce's hair be cut off was heartbreaking for him, because he never wanted her to make that kind of "sacrifice." I mean, on the one hand? It's hair. It grows back. On the other hand? Yeah, having all my hair cut off would not make me happy either. She didn't have the comfort at the time, of course, of knowing what it would look like when it was done, which is unfortunate.
Camelblock. Kelly keeps coming. Amber keeps coming. Rob comments that Amber's camel is "pissed." "Not a happy camel," Amber adds. HA! Frat shout-out, unquestionably. I love her a little, I really do. She gets Shecky II going again at last, so now she's on her second lap, calling out, "Good camel, good camel," because...what else are you going to say? Meredith's camel isn't very happy, either. In fact, it sort of lies down for a minute, but then gets going again. Maybe these camels are in the union and it's break time. Now that is some organized Indian labor. Meredith and Lynn continue to be very close to each other.