Jaymes and James land in Amsterdam for their second time this race (you may recall that they transferred here on their way from Istanbul to Moscow along with the late, lamented Team Metal) and rush to the train platform, which they find with seven minutes to spare. Even better news is the fact that James's allegedly injured ankle doesn't appear to be slowing him down at all. Up ahead, the twins are already being delivered to the Van Gogh Café by their floppy-haired poetry major. "Oh my God, it was right bloody here?" one of them says. They quickly spot the Floating Dutchman parked nearby and hop on it, moments before it drives off with them as the only passengers. Either the race rented it for the whole day or it's not a terribly popular attraction.
Abbie & Ryan land in Frankfurt for their second time this race and run for the gate to their first Amsterdam flight, only to be told that check-in is already closed. The agent at the empty boarding area tells them they're not checked in and calls for a supervisor to see if she can get them on the plane (or at least pretends to), but they're out of luck. In a post-leg interview, Ryan philosophically says that it wasn't the end of the world, what with their 12:55 backup flight coming up anyway. And yet, in the heat of the moment, he generously tells the ticket agent, "Thanks for nothing," before he and Abbie hurry off to get their other tickets. She must be so sorry to see him go.
Jaymes & James ride the train, happy to be in Amsterdam for real. Conversely, Abbie & Ryan are once again not happy to be in Frankfurt as they board a shuttle bus to cross the tarmac. "I hate Frankfurt. I hate frankfurters. I hate Frankenstein," Ryan grumbles. "Quite frankly, we got Franked," Abbie says. They get on the other plane, only to hear an announcement that the plane is having mechanical problems and won't take off as scheduled. Abbie is almost in tears as she says she's over it, and Ryan puts his head in his lap and declares it a "disaster." No, Ryan, a disaster is what happens when an airplane takes off with mechanical difficulties. This is just a pain in the ass. Your disaster is still coming.