As the girls walk back toward the skydiving option, Eve complains that she isn't sure she can do the skydiving. "You're gonna be awesome," Heather says, sounding a little bit more like Torrance than Torrance ever did. Cementing their reputations as Dark Hair and Light Hair II: Darker and Lighter, Eve asks the instructor whether people often die doing this. He indulgently tells her no. Eve begins freaking out anyway. Now she's crying. "This is my biggest fear in life," she blubbers. What? Skydiving? That's your biggest fear in life? I'd say at this point it ought to be malpractice, but I suppose that's just me.
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Suspenseful music plays in the background as Eve contemplates her death. "What if our parachute doesn't open?" she sobs. Heather assures her that there is a backup parachute. "What if both of our parachutes don't open?" she says haughtily, sure that she has found a crack in this seemingly ironclad argument. I wish he would just say, "Well, yes. Then you would die, splattered in a field like cow patties." But he doesn't. Heather just assures her that if they get up there and she can't do it, they can always come back down and fall off the donkey carts some more. They suit up. Eve then elaborates that she hates being in the air, and finds it "unnatural," and feels the same way about being in planes. Wait a minute. You came on The Amazing Race and you're afraid of…airplanes? That is rich. Did you see that? They just became high comedy, right there. When they are airborne, she continues sobbing.
Meanwhile, back on the ground, a driverless Teri and Ian are getting to their destination by having him stand up in the cart holding the reins and slapping the donkey (that is NOT a euphemism) while she walks out in front, pulling the donkey with a rope. There is something that's just incredibly disturbing about this picture. It has all sorts of unseemly undertones, with the standing and whipping and weird beasts-of-burden vibe. He tries a lame "jackass" joke, but it goes nowhere. She continues pulling, and he continues slapping. Ew.
Up in the plane, Eve is losing it. Even after she jumps with her instructor, she's still freaking out, not to mention wildly flapping her arms and legs, which I'm pretty sure is exactly what you're not supposed to do. Look, I don't give a crap if you want to splatter yourself on the grass, but when you're tethered to another human being, you could make an effort to follow the directions so you don't kill both of you. She freaks out the whole way down. I'm sure the instructor was heartbroken to unfasten himself from her. Because she's, you know, so pretty and charming. Maybe when it was over, he gave her some money. Do you think? Of course, when they're on the ground, she goes on and on about how horrendous it was. "Her biggest fear, she has totally conquered!" Heather raves. Conquered? Yeah, all right. I hope so, because if we have to go through an embarrassing scene like that every time they have to get on a plane, it's going to be a long season. Oh, and also her hair is sticking up all over the place. Gee, I hope they don't try to panhandle looking like that.