Natalie and Nadiya are the third team to leave, more than an hour later at 12:10 PM, despite having finished the Roadblock ahead of Abbie and Ryan last week. That bamboo Detour really must have been a time-suck. The twins are also happy to be leaving Bangladesh, and they talk in the cab about the two teams ahead of them, one of whom they refer to as "the rock brothers," even though I'm pretty sure James and Abba are not related. "We love the fact that Abbie and Ryan are a competitive team, but Ryan rubs everybody the wrong way. I have no animosity but they're just two weirdoes," says Nadiya, wearing a gray shirt for this leg to contrast with Natalie's white one. Unless they swap on the plane, which I wouldn't put past them.
Rob & Kelley are leaving at 12:31 PM, in fourth place. Rob rudely rejects a cab that looks too old for his liking and loudly demands a newer one. Rob interviews, "People don't know me. They don't understand that I use the cockiness and the aggressiveness to make myself overcome any obstacles that might be put in front of me. I don't get drive from other people. I make my own drive." I love how obnoxious people always have an elevator speech to justify their own obnoxiousness and it's never anything like, "Manners are for pussies" or "What I want is the most important" or "Other people aren't real."
Speaking of drive, James and Abba are just now seen at the travel agency, four hours after they left, finding out that their flight will land them in Istanbul at 6:25 AM. The twins are also learning that there's only one flight out today. Abbie and Ryan are also there, just hanging out, apparently. "The two most annoying teams on this race," Ryan mutters to Abbie, incorrectly. I'm not saying which two teams on this race I find the most annoying, but I can say that the four most annoying individuals are all Ryan. Who keeps on bitching, "The rockers and twisted sisters. Their hair is all the same length. Get them off the race already. I'm tired of them. I'm tired of 'em all." As Abbie fills out a form, she just looks tired of Ryan. Along with a nation of millions. Or, considering what show this is, and what countries they've already visited, several nations totaling billions.
Trey & Lexi open their first clue at 12:53 PM, and in case you forgot where they're from, Trey is helpfully wearing a Longhorns t-shirt and bandanna and a pair of shorts made from the Texas state flag. Interesting that the loudest statement he's made this entire race is a sartorial one. Jaymes & James leave at 1:30, in sixth place, happy to be headed to Turkey. "I could go for some turkey right now, I'm hungry," Jaymes cracks. You know, Jaymes, teams aren't penalized for silence.