Jessica says that she doesn't want to brag when she gets back on the bus, or make any enemies, and that she's going to take Missy's advice and run with it. Matthew jokes that he hates the three winners. He continues, "I love y'all in the name of Christ...but I hate y'all!" Oh, evangelical humor. The bus rolls on out of New York, and approaches the New Jersey Turnpike. Cori voices over that none of them knows where they're going next, what they'll have to do once they get there, when they're going to get to shower or eat, or what they should be wearing. She says that it keeps them on their toes. Missy interviews that being on the road is the toughest thing in the world, and that these performers have no idea what it really entails. The full moon rises and we hear the howling of a yelawolf. Aooooouuuuuu!
When day breaks, the bus is in Crisfield, Maryland. Cori says that everyone knows an elimination is imminent. Steve tells everyone to get off the bus, and says that they have an hour break to eat, enjoy the scenery, work on their music, or enjoy any other activity of their choice. Some of the kids work on the same little dance that Matthew and Yelawolf were doing on the street corner during the road challenge. Matthew identifies their precise location as "The Crab Shack." Something tells me that Nic is already intimately familiar with this establishment. Matthew says that a lot of the contestants were working on the track Dallas gave them, but some others were doing a whole lot of nothing. We see Jessica chowing down on some vittles. Cori says she's trying as hard as possible to "stay rock," because that's what she does, but that the track is straight up R&B, and she's having a hard time meshing the two. First off, rock my ass. Second, if she wants to be a rock star, why would she ever come on this show? She's totally an American Idol (and maybe even Popstars) reject.
Nilyne says that while several of the contestants were having a good-natured dance-off, they heard some people getting really upset. Cut to Nic and Frank B. arguing, Steve the Hard-Ass looking on and enjoying every minute. Nic says that he's confident, to which Frank B. replies, "I'm confident...you cocky." And every time I quote a contestant, please just assume that there's a "[sic]" in there. Nic interviews that Frank feels "under the pressure" because he was on the block last week, and that he also feels most intimidated by Nic. Referee Steve the Hard-Ass tells the two to have an "emcee battle." Oh, man! This is totally like Breakin' Three: Electric Boogalee. And the body language here, with Frank standing in a hulking manner and Nic slouching on a picnic bench, really suggests that Frank is ready to kick Nic's ass.