Rob's mom greets the Pointies flatly. I don't think she likes Kimberly. It's the way she says "Kimberly." As well as the fact that Kimberly doesn't crack the tiniest smile upon seeing Rob's mom. My 1.5 seconds of observation leads me to conclude that they both have this thing going, like, "Oh, it's you." For her part, Kimberly's mother holds up Kimberly's dog to the camera. Hee hee. There's something about a dog being forced to look into a camera that always makes me laugh. You can usually sense that dog is thinking that this is the most undignified thing that has ever happened to it in its entire life. Mom of Kim claims that the dog is saying "I love you." (Dog: "Put. Me. Down.") They get their clue. So they're in last place, but at least they're on their way at last. The *wins, meanwhile, learn that taking off at random caused them to dash off in the wrong direction (who knew?), so they have to turn back. As the *wins hunt for the train on foot, Rob and Kimberly are in a cab. The *lyns are on foot, too. I don't think it's a particularly long distance, but the cab gives the Pointies a jump, and they wind up being next at the train station.
Speaking of the train station, the lead teams are already getting on the train as this later clump is arriving. Everybody winds up hopping on the same train. As the train makes its way across Finland, Karlyn is still sad. She says to us that she made an awful lot of sacrifices to do the race, so she's even more determined to win than she was before.
And now, Tyler moisturizes. The BQs are watching, and they're kind of wanting to give him shit, but they're kind of realizing that they're in no position, you know? Tyler speaks matter-of-factly about the joys of moisturizing: "It says, 'I like my face, and I care to keep it for a year or two,'" he says. Kandice says that she gets her nail clippers and conditioner from Tyler. Heh. "Tyler, what else do I need you for?" she asks. Kandice now interviews that they always seem to wind up riding right along next to those boys. She calls it "an uneasy truce." They get along, but if she and Dustin have the chance to break away, they will. And then their nails will grow out of control. (If Tyler gets up, they'll all get up! It'll be anarchy!)
When everyone hops off the train, they all hunt for taxis with drivers who at least claim to know where Soupy is. The BQs and A(AM!)s get out in front (big surprise) and claim the only two waiting taxis, so everybody else has to hold up, which is bad news, because there is a taxi line. Rob and Kimberly start extravagantly pleading with the people in line to allow them to go first. The folks in line seem to relent, and Rob thanks them as they grab a taxi. The *wins follow and hop in line. The *lyns, however, do not want to wait. "Forget the line!" Karlyn says. "Let's jump." That would be Karlyn, incidentally, who has treated it like a federal offense when other teams got it into their heads to jump the line. And, of course, since we've been talking about privilege, it makes sense to wonder about the fact that the young white people immediately were let into cabs and the black women weren't -- except that, as far as we know, they didn't ask in the same way. They aren't shown prostrating themselves in the same way, so it's hard to judge. Still: you've got to know it's there.