The roommates ride mountain bikes down...well, a mountain. David says the scenery is "unreal!" See, that's the kind of excitement he needed in the ad. Rebecca tells Rusty (the tour director) that this is her "dream, realized" and Rusty says she's really going to like the rest of the trip. Rebecca tells us that Rusty is the tour director. You know, you'd think I'd get tired of complaining about how the editors treat the viewers like denizens of the short bus, but I really don't. I love how they assume that every episode is the very first episode the viewer has ever seen, so they must explain who everyone is. I'm surprised they don't use the Hip Squiggly Font of Character Introduction (tm djb) each time one of the roommates appears. More biking. They arrive at a school. We know this, because Stephen says, "Here's the school!" and there is a banner hanging outside that says, "Quality English School." I can't even muster up the energy to complain some more. Stephen asks the teacher if they can record the children singing a Nepalese song, and he gives consent. Did anyone ask the kids? Rebecca voice-overs that the children in Nepal are beautiful, and that they would be "on the cover of Vogue in any Western country." Does Vogue really put kids on the cover? My identification with Rebecca is beginning to falter the more she opens her mouth. The kids are really cute, though. Nathan (who didn't bother to remove his biking helmet or, I swear to God, the hayseed from between his teeth) claps and says, "Wonderful! Yay!" The kids ask the teacher, in Nepalese, to "make the scary hick go away." Y'all didn't know I spoke Nepalese, did you?
Episode Report CardKim: D | 343 USERS: C+
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