Finally, Kelly and Christy leave in last place, at 1:20 a.m. Which means that at the end of the last leg, Mark and Bill would have had to reach the Pit Stop at 12:50 p.m. or earlier in order to survive their thirty-minute time penalty, which would have put them in second place, which probably wouldn't have happened even if Mark had nailed his wrestling routine on the first try. So obviously that penalty was more of a factor than I had estimated. Sorry, guys. Really, it's not the same without you. Kelly interviews that they like all the other teams on the race. Except for Nick and Starr, obviously. So at least they like a lot more of the teams than most viewers do.
In the terminal, Sarah uses some Spanish to borrow a guy's laptop so they can search for flights. Not something we would have seen in the first season, I'm thinking. That's also true of the compact, superbright LED headlamps half the teams are sporting. Remember when we used to mock teams who wore headlamps? Now I couldn't imagine attempting the race without one. Yes, you can take me away from my job, home, and four-year-old son for a month, make me live out of a backpack, wake me up for the day at 11:30 at night, drop me in one unfamiliar culture after another, and force me to change clothes in airplane bathrooms, but don't make me do it without a headlamp.
Team Long Distance, Toni|Dallas, the Siblings, and the Belles all seem to be arriving at the airport about the same time, and they all get in line for an Internet terminal. "Everybody's here," Ken mildly informs Tina. She looks at the crowd of backpackers that has quietly coalesced behind her and mutters, "Oh, crap." The Frat Boys arrive, and Dan also goes the borrowed-laptop route, which just about blows Andrew away. You know that never would have occurred to him. The next thing you know, Marisa and Brooke are looking over Dan's shoulder, writing stuff down. The Frat Boys interview that the team they have bonded with the most is the Belles. We don't hear the Belles back them up on that, of course, which makes me wonder if the full extent of their "bonding" was being twelve rows apart on a flight that was showing Knocked Up as the in-flight movie. Dan claims that it's also to their advantage to keep a weaker team around, which is pretty bold of him considering that "weaker team" blew his and Andrew's doors off in the last Detour. "It doesn't hurt that they're cute, either," Dan finally admits. Yeah, I thought so.