The roommates are going to wash the elephants. In an interview, Irene says that the elephants know how to wash, and don't need their help, but she didn't think about that before going to wash them. That's true. You'd think they'd just get in the way. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays as wacky elephant hijinks ensue. Basically, the roommates all get on the elephants' backs, and then when the elephants spray themselves with their trunks, the roommates get soaked. Ultimately, the roommates all fall off into the river. Irene jokes to Rusty that she thought he would be giving her "a big toothbrush, a big nail file." Hee!
The roommates are now riding the elephants on land. A storm rolls up and David comments on the sky. It starts raining, and the guides pull out tarps. Then it starts hailing, and David gets waaaay too excited about it. In an interview, Rebecca says that she boycotted the circus when she was younger because of the treatment of elephants, and now she understands what she was thinking at the time. What is she, Kim Basinger? And isn't what she's doing right now sort of exploitative, in that they are forcing the elephants to give them rides, and thus treating them as transportation vehicles? She continues that riding elephants is "the most exciting thing [she's] done in a long time." Dude, she needs to get out more. I mean, it would be cool, but not THAT exciting. The sun comes out after the storm, and it is really beautiful. For once, none of the roommates feel the need to comment on it and I can enjoy it without their annoying voices interrupting me, or explaining it to me.
They are all on the bus back to the hotel. Stephen records his thoughts, which are about as dumb as you would imagine. Kelsey says that she thinks it's cool that the children were able to practice their English on them, and it was a cool thing to give them. Janet doesn't think they are taking anything. Irene disagrees with those two, because she doesn't think they really gave anything. Rebecca says that they can't understand the poverty, because they haven't lived it. Doesn't this come up every season? I don't know why the producers even bother to let these people go to foreign countries. In an interview, the newly spiritual Rebecca says that Nepalese wealth is not monetary, but through "happiness, knowledge, culture." Back on the bus, they show like two sentences of a longer discussion so that we don't really know what they were talking about. I think Irene was saying that the Nepalese people don't look up to them, and Rebecca was saying that they do. The point is, that Rebecca disagrees, and doesn't apologize for it. We know this is the point, because then we see a confessional where Rebecca says she needs to be "so confident" that she can say whatever she feels and "be willing to back every statement." Yeah, welcome to humanity, Rebecca.