Colin says he is glad Annoying is on the trip because he likes spending time with her, and that the other people he's with are freaks. Or they won't have sex with him. One or the other. They hug as they walk through a garden, and he tells her that he wishes she weren't on the trip. We assume that's sarcastic, but if that's how the boy I cared about told me he cared, I would kick him to the curb.
Justin and Tet Girl are talking about the other cast members. Justin says they have got to have some fun on this trip and Tet Girl says there are "so many ways to have fun and of skewing things." I'd like to point that out in light of later incidents. Justin gives us a little lecture on "Manipulating People: Or, How I Feel About Amaya." That's his title, not mine. He and Tet Girl discuss whether they should try to mess things up and with people's heads -- Annoying's in particular. Tet Girl says, "You're suggesting open fire in every way," and Justin says, "Yeah, it'd be fun." While that may be true, and I certainly can relate to Justin's being exasperated and annoyed by his fellows, I fail to see how this will be fun for Justin, unless he takes pleasure in others' pain. I thought he was smarter than that. In fact, I have to wonder if this whole plot was not part of Justin's ongoing experiment with the show: He knew how it would be portrayed by the producers; did he just want to stir up trouble to get camera time? Did he want to go out with a bang? Since he -- unlike, say, Colin -- he hasn't given any interviews post-taping, I have no idea what is going on. So at this point, I still like Justin, and can empathize with his plight, but I don't like the idea of messing with other people because HE'S bored.
Justin then gives a speech that pretty much sums up the season for me. He says, "True colors come clean when you're traveling. Matt, for all his kindness, is fundamentally weak," and they show Wonder Bread writing a letter to Ruthie. I tried to pause the tape and read it, but all I got was "Dearest Ruthie," and "I promise to think of you every day." What a lame-ass. Justin continues, "Amaya is pitiable and pathetic," as we see Annoying braying at a camel. "Colin maintains a consistent inconsequentialness," and I don't think inconsequentialness is a word, and I think he's been spending too much time with Tet Girl, because that doesn't really make sense, but anyway we see Colin handing out nutrition bars to the kids, because turn those kids' lives around. Justin goes on, "Kaia exhibits a certain kind of intense self-centeredness," as we see her try on piece of Indian jewelry and strike a pose for a photo. "Teck's shtick has become so tired, it's comatose," as Teck dances and generally acts idiotic. I find it amusing that the producers had no trouble finding video clips to illustrate Justin's points, and while I think he's right, I also think perhaps he might have turned his focus inward and realized that he is not better than anyone else. He concludes, "I've never been in forced confinement with a group of people that were [sic] as intensely self-centered and thoughtless as the group in our house." I think the problem is that Justin is a smart kid, and he has gone to a lot of schools with lots of other really smart people, and somewhere along the line he got the idea that this made him better than everyone else somehow. In some ways, maybe it does. But in other ways, he is a big, huge snob who needs to get off his high horse. Just because what he said about his castmates is true, it doesn't excuse his behavior. Then again, maybe the whole Ruthie incident just disgusted him -- remember when he told Matt the whole thing was just dirty? -- and he became completely disillusioned. But I think the right thing would have been either to ignore everyone completely, or to tell them how he felt. To sneak around behind their backs is not just wrong -- it's incredibly third grade.