Team Empire takes two bullet trains, land in the Tokyo airport, and begin to squabble. Lando runs into Calrissian with the luggage cart and she tells him to "watch where the [bleep] he's going." Uh oh.
The Blondes, still in third place, limp out of their suite to try to find an American journalist who's supposedly staying at their hotel. He's hot, especially for a journalist. Maybe he's a travel writer, or writes recaps for Mighty Big TV. He speaks Russian (and, as Celeste helpfully points out, English), and runs around with the Blondes, doing their work for them. At the ship office, he learns that Team Empire left for Japan three days earlier. Bummer. No more boats for four days. Tami suggests heading for Korea. But there's no way to get there. Tami says it "doesn't matter how much we use our brains, it doesn't matter how much people try to help us; if the route is not available, the route is not available." Yes. Yes, that is true. But what's this malarkey about using your brains? The smartest thing I've seen Tami do yet is make that hair band.
Pink Team is still wandering the streets of Moscow, "growing increasingly dysfunctional." Hee. They have $90 left. Joe says he sees a taxi stand, with a lady, but when he asked the lady for a taxi she said, "No taxi." Courtland asks, "When we get into the taxi, where do we say we are going?" Joe doesn't know. Oh my sweet lord. In an interview, Courtland says that the city was "not my game. The earlier part, that was supposed to be my game. The city part, well, I thought that was going to be my partner's game." Joe, in another interview, natters that he knew there were going to be challenges, and that having a partner would be another challenge, and now he's "choosing not to deal with it." Passive-aggressive freak. Courtland notes that the "fun was gone." Wow, there was fun? When was that?
Team Empire slogs through the Tokyo airport, trying to get tickets with no money. Polite Japanese airline ticket people totally laugh in their faces. I don't blame them. For some reason, Calrissian flips the camera an extended bird.