3:46 AM. Freddy and Kendra. Her thought for the day is that Freddy will learn in time that it's counterproductive to freak out over small mistakes. She still thinks they have a great shot at winning, in spite of their bad Norway leg. I almost don't recognize her without her do-rag. Maybe it's her modeling gimmick. She's Purple Bandanna Girl, like Kate Dillon is the Gigantically Fat Size 14.
Next, Phil explains that Don and MJ arrived in seventh place, but they'll be leaving in eighth place, because they took a 30-minute penalty for swiping Hornio's car. Bad Don and MJ! So they're leaving at 3:54 AM -- only eight minutes after Hornio, even with the penalty. MJ explains that they had intended to rely on their "experience" and "intelligence," and so far, they've used neither. Heh.
4:05 AM. Lena and Kristy. (So, yes, even had the penalty been applied at the end of the previous leg, the same team would have been eliminated.) Lena groans loudly in the car at the prospect of taking a bus all the way to Stockholm. I've seen that distance estimated at just under 260 miles, so...that is not a particularly punishing bus ride, really. Kristy explains that they want to depend on other people very little in this leg. She thinks they do better when they work alone. Besides, they don't risk running into Jonathan and his cavalcade of excitement.
Kris and Jon are at a Shell station in Voss, inquiring about trains to Oslo. Just behind them, here comes Spazpants into town, seemingly going directly to the station. Victoria goes over to squint at some kind of an Arr/Dep board, but she can't make heads or tails of it. You know, it just might be in Norwegian. Jonathan is on her ass for "not hustling," of course. Gus and Hera show up, and when they ask what the story is, Jonathan tells them that everything seems to be closed up. Kris and Jon, having completed their gas-station research, come to the train station and are told by Hera that the station doesn't look like it opens until 6:00 AM. Wacky honking accompanies the approach of Lori and Bolo. Because they're the villains in a Claymation Christmas special, apparently. They're bickering a little, but interestingly, when he shouts and she says, "Don't yell," he apologizes. That sounded to me like they're actually trying to yell at each other less on purpose, which is something it would be nice to see from a few more teams. They make it to the train station, followed by Hayden and Aaron, Hornio, Nuance, Don and MJ, and Lena and Kristy. So everybody is mass-bunched, and we're all waiting until morning.
The old Norwegian clock on the wall moves from 3:45 to 6:00 AM, and all the teams board the same train from Voss to Oslo. On the train, Aaron gets his first really excellent mouth-breathing shot of the season. The next thing you know, the Amazing World Map shows their route from Oslo to Stockholm by bus, and then the bus is pulling into Stockholm. I love the fact that their bus is labeled "Safflebussen." I realize it's annoying to find foreign languages cute, but how can you have bad time on the Safflebussen? It sounds like you just rode into town on the back of Snuffleupagus's Swedish cousin. At the bus station, everyone hops out and barges into the luggage compartment of the bus to get their stuff, undoubtedly making the Safflebussen non-TV-related proletariat very annoyed. Damn pushy Americans. Everyone runs, but Jonathan and Victoria lag slightly, so he screams her name, because she's too slow, and yelling helps. The teams do not all leave the bus station going in the same direction, but Hornio seems to be following Lori and Bolo. "Are you sure which direction?" El Hornio asks. "Yep, we're going to take a right," Bolo says. Gus and Hera actually go the opposite direction from the way those teams are going. Unfortunately, when Gus and Hera get to the corner, it's not the street name they expect, so something seems to be amiss.