I have such mixed feelings about this whole debate, because... I don't think that the BQs are particularly exploiting their pretty advantage, at least not with scandalous clothing or anything. They could certainly be exploiting it a hell of a lot more than they are, as various teams in the past have tried to do with all the "we will use our looks to make men give us money and directions!" nonsense. On the other hand, I do think that it's a form of privilege (I'm not comparing it to others in terms of seriousness; just existence), and it's disingenuous and a little unfair for the BQs to deny that they have it, as they often seem to. There are all kinds of studies that attractive people have advantages over everyone else in how they are treated in a variety of everyday situations, and that is certainly not Dustin and Kandice's fault, but just as everyone has built-in advantages and disadvantages, it is an advantage, and if you go around pretending it doesn't exist, then you're just going to look silly and kind of ungracious. You have a right to be pretty; other people have a right to point out that being pretty is an advantage. So is, in many countries, being male. Or white. It's a thing, and it's there, and it doesn't say anything about you, but insisting that it doesn't exist or that pointing it out is an indictment of you isn't going to fly. It's wrong to hate on them for it, but it's also wrong for them to be like, "How DARE you!"
Up ahead, the A(AM!)s pass the BQs. Tyler says that the BQs are "number one on [their] list of who needs to go." For her part, Kandice thinks it's the boys who should go. Nyah! These two teams arrive at the Kappeli cafÃ© at approximately the same time, and they run inside. Inside, they fire up AOL (wooooo!), and then both teams sign on. And then that guy who's been saying "You've Got Mail" for years says "You've Got Mail." I swear, you'd have to be a voice-mail operator to have your voice heard one-tenth as much as that guy. The first thing James and Tyler see on the screen is Tyler's mom in a little video. They smile and laugh as Mom greets them. Tyler tells us that he and his mom get along much better now that he's no longer on drugs. I can see how that might happen. James's two sisters listlessly address the camera. They do not seem happy to be there. He does not mention whether they are glad he's no longer on drugs. Meanwhile, at the BQ table, there's Kandice's mom! Dustin's entire family sends her good thoughts. She appears to be the only "blonde." Huh, go figure.