Anyway, in The Taxi Of Reprehensible Cheating, the Weasel is gloating because he got away with it. I cannot describe to you how vile and disgusting he is in this scene. It's like somebody gave him amphetamines and a frontal lobotomy for his birthday. "That's what I'm talking about, takin' it to town!" he yells incomprehensibly. Tara points out that the Weasel wanted to ditch Boston, and Alex tells him he'd better not. Wil leans back and puts his arms behind his head as he basks in the "luxurious ride," and I'm sure everyone in the cramped vehicle really appreciates that intimate contact with his armpits in all of their same-clothes-for-three-days, weeks-without-a-shower glory. Tara suggests that Wil owes her an apology for the way he's been acting, and he says, "Yeah, right," with complete disgust.
Team Jeebus, back at the airport, looking for the bus. They find one, and are soon joined by Mary and the Fruit. The Fruit says she's scared of Thailand. Cha-Cha-Cha is last off the plane (gasp!). They get the next bus, but they're running behind. Oh, dear.
Okay, I admit that I might have hallucinated this part. Gary and Dave pull up to the Sky Train on their bus, and when they disembark, there are three people standing there, wearing round green insect costumes, who flap their wings and stand in bug-like postures. No, seriously. They have antennae and everything. Well, two of them have two antennae, and one of them only has one. I think that one might be the leader. ["Or a novice." -- Sars] It is also possible that they're pears, not bugs. But since two of them have two antennae, I think they have to be bugs. I guess maybe two of them are insects and the last one is a pear. That could be part of the message, if it's art. Either way, the pears or bugs are no help in getting to the part of the train station where you get tickets, but Gary and Dave find their way anyway, and they board the train. Blake and Paige are next onto the train, followed by The Really Really Big Cheaters, Boston and Taraweasel. "Thank God for Wil and Tara," Alex rejoices, "because this city is not easy. This is why we created an alliance with them." It is only in his head that he adds, "Also, it's cool because Wil comes up with the best ways of cheating."
Gary and Dave are first off the train, and they find their way to the McFlag, which is smack in the middle of the crowded city. Phil tells us that it's time for the Detour, which this week is called "Confusion Now" or "Confusion Later." As it turns out, both Detour options are pretty much Confusion Throughout, but the idea is this: you either find your way to a water taxi that will take you to a bird market where you will release a cage of sparrows, or you take a taxi to Chinatown and perform a ritual where you burn a paper car as an offering to your ancestors. The way they intend this to work is that finding the right water taxi is hard, but finding Chinatown is easy, whereas releasing the birds is easy, but pleasing your relatives is, as always, a pain in the ass.