1:20 AM. Azaria and Hendekea. They seem really pumped about Croatia, as they seem about going almost anywhere. It's a nice quality. She interviews that Azaria can be "a control freak," and that she tends to trust that "he knows what he's doing." They get in a taxi.
TK and Rachel get to the airport. "We need the internet bad," says TK, and that's never something you want to hear yourself say, believe me. Embrace books! Kynt and Vyxsin show up, and TK and Rachel call them over. Kynt interviews, in a way that continues him down the path of losing me, that he and Vyxsin work with TK and Rachel because they're also "off the beaten path." When people start bonding over how alternative they are, it always makes me nervous, like now it's self-conscious "different"-hood, not organic. And if there's one thing TK and Rachel are trying to be, it's undoubtedly organic. And vegan. And cruelty-free. TK and Rachel are made from delicious soy and from the hair of non-endangered free-range mountain goats. These teams learn from the internet that Czech Airlines has the earliest flight, so they head over to get in line. They learn that the line opens at 4:30 AM.
Elsewhere, by phone, Christina reserves tickets for herself and her dad on Polish Air that leave at 6:25 AM and arrive in Dubrovnik at 11:20 AM. Understandably, they're happy to have this resolved. She says that the tickets aren't yet actually purchased, but they're reserved, so presumably, they just need to get to the airport in time to buy the tickets; they won't lose their seats. Now they get a cab to the airport.
1:29 AM. Nate and Jen. Nate says something that sounds like "Goobrenicht" as the name of the city, but I suppose it's more like "Doobrenicht." Which isn't too close, but isn't too far. They look all excited about this, but I think she's just glad it's not some horrible poor country. Jen interviews, surprisingly sanely, that halfway through the race, she has regrets that they've fought so much. It doesn't even sound like they're exclusively "I regret not fully participating in these fights by beating him over the head more aggressively" regrets, though I'm sure that's part of it. She claims that the remainder of the race will be "the final deciding point" as to whether they stay together.
In Azaria and Hendekea's cab, she reveals that her Bosnian friend taught her to say "there's a party in my pants" in "Croatian or Bosnian." I'm not sure whether that's linguistically okay or not, but let's go with it, because I think she's the first person to ever claim to know how to say "there's a party in my pants" in another language. "Hopefully, we can get a few dollars with that," says Azaria, and he's sort of trying to play along, but Azaria is a stiff, seriously, and every time he tries to laugh, it's like "ho-ho-ho," like Santa. Not literally, but in spirit. That's right: Azaria is Santa Claus in spirit. I said it. At the airport, they find TK and Rachel asleep outside the Czech Air office and sit down to wait.