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MUSCLE FLOATS, RIGHT? What about self-satisfaction?
Pink Hair is truly intolerable throughout the shoeshine challenge, focusing on thwarting everyone else's efforts instead of succeeding in her own. She yells at Danny for telling "that blonde girl" (Ashley) where the entrance is, and barks "No no no. No no!" to the card-keeper as he struggles to determine where the hell Rowan had found such a rinky-dink shoeshine cart with zero red and yellow shoelaces in sight. "She's the devil!" Rowan keeps yelling -- as the authentic, non-made-for-TV shoeshiner he'd swindled into giving up his livelihood seethes silently, likely thinking the same thing about him.
Did Rowan ever give that poor guy any pesos for his time? Aside from "Where can I buy Ally's adorable rainbow-knit headband?" this is my biggest burning question of the night.
The Garanimals land on the mat first at the Cascada de las Animas nature preserve. "However," began Phil, Browsie cocked up to full effect. "You need to settle your cab bill before I can check you in." I guess the guys promised their driver more money, then gave him less? The misunderstanding between Leo and Jamal spawns a terrible rivalry-of-the-privileged argument in which Jamal claims "USC didn't teach economics." Groan! "Right now, we're enemies," says Jamal.
"That's not gonna work," says Phil. "You're a team." This is all very Sesame Street, and I don't really mind. Phil does know everything. And the guys do resemble children.
Anyway, Chester and Ephraim (Team NFL) win the leg and the trip for two to Turks and Caicos -- a romantic getaway in which they will have to snorkel, parasail, and endure spa treatments in the company of the Travelocity gnome. Marie is still the sole keeper of two Express Passes and a raging attitude problem. Next week: "Things get medieval," and Pink Hair faces off with the Baseballer Wive$, possibly in retaliation for speaking to her punching bag as if he were a human being.
Are you sad to see Rowan and Shane go? Are you warming up to Leo and Jamal, or were you about as impressed with them as the disinterested Chilean cat on the ticket counter?