Next we meet Judd from Long Island at the airport. He is waiting for another of the roommates, Rachel. She deplanes and they introduce themselves. We learn that Rachel is a recent ASU graduate. For those not in the know, Arizona State University is an ugly urban party-school located in a city hotter than Satan's sauna, populated by students drawn only by its reputation for "fun in the sun" and "cheapest tuition in the West." Rachel asks Judd what he does, and Judd says that he is a cartoonist, but we learn that he's not employed as one. Hey Judd, I think the phrase you're looking for is "aspiring cartoonist." I mean, I can figure skate, but that doesn't make me a figure skater. Because that would entail getting paid to figure skate. However, I'm guessing Judd calls himself a cartoonist because it's the only thing he's got going for him. Judd and Rachel are walking through the airport and I notice that Judd is carrying her bag for her. Rachel hopes that Judd is strong because she has a lot of luggage. I'm sorry? I missed the part where they told us exactly which royal family Rachel is descended from. Judd is loaded down with all of Rachel's crap minus the one small bag that she's carrying as they make their way to the Quake City shuttle. Because it's San Francisco. And we have earthquakes. Get it? For the record, everyone I know uses Super Shuttle. Rachel and Judd are happily ensconced in the van and on the Bay Bridge. Now I'm seriously wondering what airport they were at, because if they're on the Bay Bridge that means that they would have flown into Oakland, yet they're on the lower deck which means that they're headed towards Oakland. Judd and Rachel talk about how they're both going to need jobs, and Rachel says that she has "connections." This is the part where we find out that she's the token conservative; her connections are with the Republican party. In a confessional, Judd says that he feels "suckered." I bet that happens to Judd a lot.
Speaking of being suckered, Cory and Pedro are in a taxi now and Pedro is worried that they're going in the wrong direction. The cab driver pulls a fast one on them and tells them that there are many different ways to get where they are going. While this is true, none of them necessitate going OVER the Golden Gate and checking out the view of the city from Sausilito. They got bilked.