Somehow Team Asperger's and the Globetrotters make it to Town Hall alive, but the sign outside the wrought-iron gate says it doesn't open until 10 AM. Kolkata may be a busy city, but not much of a morning city, I guess. As they're getting settled down for the night, Jen and Kisha arrive, followed by the Goths (Vyxsin looks for a place on the sidewalk to sleep where there are not quite so many bugs), and then Ron/Christina, Gary/Mallory, and Margie/Luke. Mallory's looking for the clue box that isn't actually out here, and the Globetrotters start telling her, "Run! Run!" which is like winding up a small, excitable dog. All the other teams who have been there laugh hysterically as the later teams run around looking for a clue box that isn't there. When Mallory finally figures out she's been had, she humorously announces, "I hate y'all!" and dispenses playful smacks to everyone. "Oh my gosh, we're like a pack of dogs," says the alpha Chihuahua.
The next morning, as the sun rises, there's a lot of activity on the block, up to and including food preparation. Even if Town Hall isn't open to the public until ten, there's at least someone sweeping the sidewalk out front. "Last night, when we got here, people were asleep right where they're cooking this morning," Gary observes. Mallory remarks that the race is about living like the people live. "This is, I think a tough place to survive in, so I think we might have a tough leg," Mallory says. Yes, they're about to live the daily life of Kolkuta natives. It'll be uncanny.
At 10:00 AM, someone comes out to unlock the front gate, and the re-racers pour in as a running mob. Eight teams is still a lot of people in that form. Into the colonial-style building, where they follow Amazing Arrows set up in the front lobby up to the second floor, where a clue box is waiting patiently. It's a Road Block, with the question, "Who's ready to drink in the scenery?" RON. Oh, sorry, that was one of those symbolic clue questions. Never mind. Phil educates, "Kolkata has always been the point where Chinese tea came into India, and Indian tea left for China. Now in this place ["this place " being a long, columned hall dominated by a table almost as long, covered with literally hundreds of bowls of tea], where flavors have been traded for centuries, teams will face a Road Block that will push their powers of perception to the extreme." Phil says they'll be doing some tea-tasting. They'll start by collecting a papaya and a mango from one of the groaning tables of produce in the building. They'll bring those and their tea brick from China to the auctioneer seated at the front of the hall. Then the re-racers will have to search that giant table to find a bowl of the same tea they tasted in China, yesterday, nine hundred miles ago. After succeeding in this, assuming they do, they'll get a bottle of iced tea from the auctioneer. The bottles are unlabeled, but the familiar wide-mouthed vessels are instantly recognizable as Snapple, which is about as subtle as things are going to get here. Their next clue will be printed on the bottom of the bottle cap. So, you know, don't lose it.