Well, I have to disagree.
I thought it moved the plot along.
But, how can I put it?
There just was not enough satisfying moments.
Bryce and Keiko on the plane together but not together - going for dramatic tension but falling short.
Mark's lack of handling both Aaron and Standford also falling way short.
He is written as just too much of a pushover.
First with Olivia and now with the other two.
Get a grip, Mark......are you really that inarticulate and bumbling?
Now, the scene with Demitri where it was decided that they were flying off and damn the consequences was just pitch perfect.
It showed their deepening friendship and their boyish disregard for any and all future punishment.
Stanford's not going to be happy but 'he'll get over it' - funny, silly and dumb but what do they care? They're on a MISSION!
Damn the torpedoes and the bill when it comes for the plane tickets.
There's adventure to be had.......
every boy's dream.