At 2:35 AM, Colin and Christie's flight lands in Cairo. They get to the Tower of Cairo, but its hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, so they'll have to wait until morning. Still, they are very happy, because this will still leave them a substantial chunk of their lead. About seven hours, by Colin's calculations -- which, by the way, he performs by grinding his teeth rhythmically, just like the ancients did. He and Christie find a spot to lie down and sleep until it's time to head for the tower in the morning.
Meanwhile, all the way back in St. Petersburg, Linda and Karen board their flight to Frankfurt. In Frankfurt, the three sleeping teams wake up and wonder about the whereabouts of Mirna and Charla. Kim hypothesizes that they'll show up just in time to get on the flight, but Marshall voices over that as much as they dislike Mirna and Charla, they know they're not dumb, so they figured there was a good shot that the cousins had scampered off and found a better flight. Indeed, there are Mirna and Charla now, boarding the Alitalia flight to Cairo. Mirna notes that everything on the plane is green, and she refers to green as her "lucky colors." Yeah. Not sure why green is plural, and not sure why Mirna doesn't seem to own anything green if that's her lucky...um, colors. It might be time to rethink that "not dumb" as it applies to the broad conduct of life activities. They fly from Frankfurt to Cairo, scheduled to arrive at 2:25.
Aaand here come the Moms in Frankfurt, just in time to catch up with Brandon and Nicole, Chip and Kim, and Lance and Marshall at the gate. Brandon notes in an interview that everybody was on the plane together now, except "those sneaky cousins." And that meddling dog. (Sidebar: I recently found out that my five-year-old nephew recently discovered old Scooby-Doo episodes, and has been watching even the late ones after it got gimmicky, and that as a result, he is the only five-year-old in America who thinks Don Knotts is really funny. He also knows who Carol Channing is, and thinks the one with Sonny and Cher was just the best. Disturbing? I think so.) That flight takes off, Nicole voicing over that as far as she was concerned, they were all tied for last place. Uhh...good catch, Nicole. It's a shame they're removing the talent competition from the Miss America pageant, because you could have used that.
At 8:55 AM, it's almost time for Colin and Christie to storm the Tower of Cairo. They wake up, and Colin notes drowsily that waking up staring at the Tower of Cairo is not a bad way to start the day. They walk up to the top of the tower, happy that no other teams are there. When they rip the clue envelope, they find a Fast Forward. Phil explains that there are only two FFs on the entire course this time around, but the usual rules apply -- only the first team to get to it can use it, and the same team won't be able to use it both times. Blah blah blah, "most advantageous to go for it." He explains that in this FF, the team will have to find a sarcophagus at the Pharaonic Village. They'll then transport the sarcophagus by ferry to a temple and deliver it to a priest who will provide their next clue. Colin and Christie talk about whether they want to use the FF or not, and Colin says, "Might as well, we're in first place." Normally, that would be a very bad idea. In this case, though, it's probably the right call, because if there are two FFs, the next time it comes up, the first person to find it is going to take it knowing it's the last one, so if you're behind, it won't be there for you to find anyway. They call a taxi to head for the village.