As they work along the row of locks, Kris asks Kendra if her finger is getting sore, and the two agree that this task completely sucks. "Some of these locks are from, like, the year 2," Kendra says, which makes me laugh, even though it shouldn't.
In the Aaron/Floden shuttle, he's now explaining that he doesn't really feel like doing it anymore, either, because he isn't having any fun at all at this point.
Back at the top of the hill, El Hornio tries to convince Rebecca that it's fun. Suddenly, Kris makes the lock turn -- woot! Go, go, my favorite team! They get their clue as he's all, "You rock." All boys should say "you rock." (And study The Big Easy. I'm building up quite a list of demands, I realize.) They pull the next clue, which tells them to head down the mountain and travel by bus to Xi'an, where they'll find the South Gate of the Xi'an Wall, where the pit stop is. And this time, Phil will tell you that the last team that shows up is indeed going to be eliminated. "I love this game!" Jon yells excitedly as they run down. "It rocks," Kris agrees. They're going to Disneyland! What especially sucks is that Freddy then sits up on the mountain saying that Kris and Jon have this great luck, as if they didn't spend the entire previous leg and parts of this one getting fucked by cab drivers. I mean, in the individual situation, I see his point, but overall? Please. As Rebecca bitches about how good Kris and Jon must have been in a previous life, El Hornio snarks, "Don't think about them -- they're busy making out on the gondola." Hee hee.
Cut to Kris and Jon, with him smooching her hand in the gondola. It's not all that often I get a chance to say that El Hornio has a point, but he does. Jon raves in a voice-over that Kris operates really well under pressure, as she did there. As they get to the bottom and hop out of the gondola, they run into an approaching Aaron and Floden, who have arrived at last. Aaron says (I think) that seeing Jon and Kris gave him a small flicker of hope. He and Floden hop into a gondola as Kris and Jon speed off in the shuttle. Yay! Go, my favorite team, go!