Dave and AirSteve are unsuccessfully trying to negotiate with a cabbie for a lower fare. No hurry, after all.
Kelly and Jon hop out of their cab at the Galleria. She thanks the cab driver profusely on her way out of the cab -- yay! -- and they run inside. They reach the box and pull the clue. It tells them, as Phil explains, that they have to search the Galleria for tickets on one of three charter buses. (The Galleria, by the way, is a big pedestrian mall.) The buses leave at 2:00 AM, 4:00 AM, and 6:00 AM, though the teams aren't told this part; they're just told that the three buses leave at different times. The tickets are hidden around the public areas of the Galleria, and they're marked on the outside with which time they leave. Of course, you have no way of immediately knowing how good the first tickets you find may be, since you don't know what the three times are. The other rule is that once you claim a ticket, you can't change to a different one. Kelly and Jon take off looking, followed closely by Cindy and Russell.
BuffJon asks a merchant if she has the tickets, but before he knows it, Kelly is yelling that the tickets are "right here," and she's even calling him an idiot. Nice. Turns out what she found was a place to get train tickets. Oooh, who's the idiot now, Sparky? That's gotta hurt.
Chris and Amanda show up and read their clue.
The first team to find a ticket is Cindy and Russell, and Cindy grabs it right away without looking at it. You can, by the way, see the time on the ticket by looking before you grab, so there's no luck involved in this task, really -- these teams would have had time to find all three of the sets of tickets, I think, and still had time to claim the earliest ones. Kelly and Jon come up behind and also grab a ticket without looking. And what tickets have the four of them grabbed? Ones for the 4:00 AM departure. They're lucky it wasn't the 6:00. That would've been even more amusing to the part of me that likes to see perky people experience hardships. Which is, after all, most of me. Russell interviews that they had no idea whether the 4:00 AM was first, last, or middle -- so of course, they took it. Hmm. Kelly, in her interview, is smart enough to blame herself for yanking the ticket without looking, which she now recognizes was a dumb move.