At 2:37 AM, Chip and Kim are equally happy to hear about the trip to New Zealand. He voices over that they're "excited" about being in the front rather than dragging behind, although you'd think they'd be used to it by now. "Bottom-feeders" was a long time ago. Kim says they'll have to "get a little smarter" because the teams are all "playing hard" at this point. As the two front-running teams get ready to leave in their taxis, Chip reminds Colin and Christie to look at their clue for the information about the travel agency, and then we hear Chip explain that Colin and Christie are "the number one competitors," and he and Kim know that they'll have to "batten down the hatches and play [their] game." And buckle down! And put their noses to the grindstone! And grab for the brass ring! You can't have too many clichés when there's a million dollars on the line. Full speed ahead! Go to the mattresses! I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore! No wire hangers!
Back at the hotel, Brandon and Nicole are still skulking around, trying to get money. Brandon, contrary to what I like to see, is explaining all about how he's on this race, and what the rules are, and he's saying that they have all kinds of things they have to pay for, and they have no money. Nicole teases that they have to get by on Brandon's "good looks," which seems to provoke a little bit of an odd expression. ["The fact that The Amazing Foley Artists didn't pipe in the sound of crickets chirping right there shows more restraint than I would have." -- Sars] The guys generously produce some money. "One for you, and one for you," they say. It's always hard to tell whether that's "I feel for you, brother" money or "go away" money, but hey, taxi drivers take either one. Brandon calls this money "a great start."