Commercials. Who annoys me more than Lenny Kravitz? Sarah Jessica Parker, so...this is perfect.
In Bangkok, the Twinkies continue to sweat their travel arrangements, while the two teams already on the New Zealand Airlines flight hang out and wait to leave. Abruptly, the gate agent helping the Twinkies announces that there are seats available, and she hands them tickets. They run through the airport to catch the flight. On the plane, Kim voices over that they were certainly hoping that Kami and Karli wouldn't get on the flight with them. She claims that she and Chip "need the extra buffer because the twins are just too doggone fast." "Doggone" certainly does seem to be the Chip and Kim Word of the Day. And you know, the girls may be fast, but it doesn't really help if you're frequently hurling yourselves in entirely the wrong direction. In this case, however, KamiKarli and KarliKami speed through the airport, manage to avoid any mistaken diversions into the baggage retrieval office, and at the last minute, they weasel their way onto the plane. One of them notes that they don't think they're in last place now, because the Moms would appear to be behind them. "This is going to keep us in the game," a Twinkie offers. The flight takes off, and Phil reminds you that three teams are traveling from Bangkok to Sydney together. Baby/Booby then are on the same flight from there to Auckland, but the Twinkies will switch to Qantas in Sydney and take a flight scheduled to land in Auckland 20 minutes later. Got all that? See, in theory, the Twinkies will land in Auckland at almost exactly the same time as the Moms.
In Auckland, meanwhile, Colin and Christie are landing at 11:35 AM, as anticipated. How sick am I of looking at Colin in khaki cargo pants? Very sick. They head out of the airport and grab a marked SUV. Colin asks Christie to help navigate, and she tells him that he needs to get on Route 1 to go to Rotorua. She further urges him to hurry up, because they're going to have teams right behind them. It's good that she said that, because of Colin's penchant for needless lollygagging.
And hey, here are some teams behind them now. The Baby/Booby flight lands in Auckland at 11:55. They leave the airport in SUVs, with Chip and Brandon handling the driving.
Colin and Christie are, as they note, "on [their] way" to Rotorua, having located Route 1, or so it seems. Chip and Kim are having some navigation difficulties, as are Brandon and Nicole. Brandon and Nicole do manage to find it, though, while Chip and Kim continue to struggle.