Queen Mary 2. The men board, and are introduced to the crew and staff. Wes interviews that he thinks the reward is "unbeatable," given the yooge nature of the ship. Yooge! (Sorry. Really, once you get going, it's very hard to stop.) (Yooge!) (See?) They enter the dining room, where they are all frankly quite underdressed. You put on ties to sell ice cream, fellas -- you couldn't comb your hair for dinner? They eat lobster and steak, they drink wine and champagne, and Raj toasts to "the continuous defeat of the ladies." Except for Pamela, who doesn't seem to mind the temporary constructive removal of her girl parts. Out on deck later, several team members look drunkenly over the railing and try to appreciate the view. When they see the Statue of Liberty, they are moved -- unfortunately -- to sing "America the Beautiful." Memo to future contestants: Do not sing. At all. Even patriotic songs. Especially patriotic songs. If you absolutely must, you may hum. Quietly.
Back at the suite, Stacy -- and if you're paying attention, she's going to turn out to be the nastiest and most treacherous of this very nasty and treacherous team, so keep your eye on her -- has a conversation with Elizabeth in which she tries to focus the blame for the failed task on, shockingly enough, Stacie. Who had absolutely nothing to do with the budget and therefore absolutely nothing to do with the reason why they lost, ultimately. Stacy's strained argument that the entire team functions poorly because of Stacie's influence is completely absurd, especially once you consider how brutally some of the rest of these women are about to turn on each other. It's not like once you get Stacie out, it's going to be one big slumber party with slam books and doing each other's nails. ["Well, there might be slam books." -- Wing Chun] Elizabeth says, however, that she doesn't particularly want to put herself in the Boardroom with Stacie, because she really has no argument that Stacie should be fired. Elizabeth admits in an interview that while she still thinks Stacie is the worst performer on the team, she's certainly not the reason they blew this particular task. That honor, Elizabeth believes, goes to Maria and her midnight negotiations with the printer.