Night. Freeway. Day. Warehouse. Doc dork David is at the house talking with the kids about how to incorporate the notes, and what their plan of action is. Mel thinks they need to find a storyline. Neh says there's a lot they need to add, but that it doesn't need anything drastic. Lacey is forced to tell us that she's feeling positive about the growth of the piece and that they think they've earned their trip. David gets on the T-Mobile Whatever and calls Paul, who announces they've earned their trip, but won't tell them where they're going. "What?! What?!" shouts Lacey into the phonething. That girl is going to be one crazy-looking old lady. At least she won't have to change her wardrobe at all -- she already dresses like my Great Aunt Louise. David announces that, at 7 PM, "they'll be visited by..." The Ghost of Christmas Past? Oh, no -- some travel agents, arriving with another MTV commercial. Someone laughs that they're going to go to sleep until then. Me too.
Night. Two people from "STA Travel" arrive with backpacks for all the kids. The kids open the backpacks. They're going to Costa Rica. Ooh. Wow? They all act excited. Neh says that Costa Rica has great beaches and women. Lacey can't not talk, so she reads a travel brochure aloud from the backpack. Some interviews of forced excitement occur. They announce that the kids can only take what they can fit in those backpacks. People pack. More fake excitement. It's so hard to find good footage of the kids looking happy about this shitty trip that they're forced to use the same clip of Wes reacting to the news twice.
On the next... Costa Rica. Water. Rip line. Surfing. Lacey complains about wiping out. Mel and Danny fight at a bar. Ah. Good to see that Mel and Danny are really taking advantage of this vacation and doing totally different stuff than they would be doing back home. Hey, maybe someone will cave in Danny's face in a bar fight here, too!