5:03 AM. Fran and Barry. Fran says that, in every leg, they're learning not to make mistakes they've made previously. Which I guess means no more motorcycles. Or assembly. Or climbing. Or looking for clue boxes. Or folk dancing. It's pretty much "drive around with a map." That seems to be the one area in which they excel. If this whole race could be executed without people getting out of their vehicles, Fran and Barry would be golden. They get in their car and leave.
5:28 AM. Dave and Lori. In an interview, he talks about how "deeply in love" they are, and how they're just taking it one leg at a time, not worrying about the competition too much. The nerd music builds to a crescendo as Lori tells Dave that they need to "be smooth like butta." It is safe to say that is not what will occur on this leg, in case you are in any suspense.
5:52 AM. "Fly to Paller, Mo, Italy," Monica reads to Joseph. She irks me with the interview in which she gives the notorious reality-show explanation that people always think she's a "dumb blonde" when they see her. I know what she means, but it's...a little too close to "I am so blindingly hot that nobody can ever believe I'm also smart." Also, she pronounces it "Paller-mo" again in the car, so it's maybe not her best day to take a stand for her smartitude. ["Furthermore, it's been my experience that actually smart people are smart enough not to project stupidity." -- Wing Chun]