Out on the street, the camera pans down from a view of the lit-up spire of the Chrysler Building down to where the Beekmans are standing on an empty sidewalk, loudly asking anyone in earshot for a smartphone or an iPhone. Brent points out a cab and tells Josh to run. They stand outside the driver's window and ask him to find out about Gotham Hall. I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't know what that is. Josh tells him there's a million dollars on the line while the camera pans back up to the Chrysler building.
James gets the Bangladeshi greetings right, and there's a ding-ding-ding! before James's judge sends him to the final flagpole to raise the U.N. flag and get their clue. Jaymes opens it and reads it, and they go pelting toward the street.
Josh has found Gotham Hall on the cabdriver's phone: "1356 Broadway, Broadway and 36th Street." Only a few blocks from where the TARcons happen, coincidentally or not. I wonder how many of the partygoers made a pilgrimage over there after the show. "So fast you can't believe it," he says, and they're soon in the cab, but not without another look at the Chrysler Building, like the Amazing Cameraman is fifteen years old and it's a pair of naked boobs. Jaymes & James also get into a cab, apparently already knowing the address somehow. Jaymes tells James he did a good job, but James sighs, "Not good enough, the Beekmans got ahead of us." The Beekmans were ahead of you, James, ever since Coney Island. Jaymes says it's all right, because they've learned that anything can happen. Which, after all, is why the Beekmans are still in the race at all. We cut to the latter team's cab, Josh fretting that "for all we know, those guys are leaving right now," when in fact it's worse and they already have, and they'll get there faster. "Like they did every leg of the race," Brent adds. But Josh has faith in their driver, Gary. The Ja/mses high-five over making it to the last leg, still hoping something happened to the Beekmans to keep them from reaching the finish line. "Get ready to run," Jaymes says, taking off his jacket. Dude, it's New York City. Unless the Finish Line is in Central Park, it's not going to be a footrace.
And suddenly, the camera careens through the front door of Gotham Hall and between some heavy curtains into a large, high, circular room occupied only by Phil, a giant mat, and the eight previously eliminated teams, applauding expectantly. And in run... Josh & Brent, who won it after all, proving a whole lot of people wrong, myself not least among them. Josh crashes to his knees and pounds the mat in front of Phil. Abbie points and laughs in amazement, and we get to see the boys actually kiss on camera as everyone continues cheering. Phil makes his winner-speech: "Three continents, nine countries, twenty cities, more than twenty-five thousand miles...Josh and Brent, I am pleased to tell you that you have won the one-million-dollar prize and you are the official winners of the Amazing Race!" They're happy, obviously, and the other teams look happy for them. "We never ever thought we would hear you say those words to us," Brent says. "Ever." The twins laugh, apparently over the whole "evil gays" thing. As the room calms down, Josh makes a speech about how they were underdogs, and he hopes they've proved to people that "whether they're a minority or they're out of work or they're losing their house, or whatever, that if they just keep going, and just keep working as hard as they can, people will help and at some point you will win." He interviews that this will bring them physically closer, as the prize money will enable him to leave his job in the city so they can be together, "for the next fifty years." Phil asks everyone else, "What do you say, guys?" and another round of cheers echoes through the hall as Josh & Brent hug again.