Jill finishes next, and she tears across the street through traffic to return to John Bon Vito. Somebody screams, "Watch out for that car, Jill!" but it's hard to tell who it is. She grabs her sweetie, and they head out. As he congratulates her on what a good job she did, she bubbles over with excitement. "I was tawking in Arabic! He tawt me how to tawk in Arabic!" It's so easy to talk about how cute she is, and how tough she is, and how nice he is when he talks about her, but...really, it's just nice how happy they always seem when they talk to each other. I'm sure they're not really always this happy, and I'm sure they have spats that we don't see because blah blah blah editing, but honestly, if you look at the way she was all excited about having done this, and you look at the way he was all excited about stopping the soccer ball with his face, the relationship just starts to look very good. There's such a huge difference between teams who seem to be made up of two individual people whose primary goal is to make sure everyone knows that anything bad that happens was not their fault (which is what Ian and Teri are like, and was also what Wil and Tara were like) and teams whose primary goal is to do well as a team, and don't seem like they would ever even bother getting into whose fault it is when something goes wrong. That's how Jill and John Vito seem to be, and I like it so much better.
Firecop takes off in the Corruption Cab.
Gerard is next to finish the Detour, and listening to Ken loudly congratulate him almost makes me think that Ken was the one who yelled at Jill not to get squished by a car. Gerard is especially funny running through the traffic to get back to the café -- it reminds me of Eddie Murphy in Bowfinger. Or, actually, he could have gone "whoop whoop whoop" as he dodged the cars, and that would have fit also. Zach cheers on Flo as she finishes selling, while Drew wonders why Derek is dragging. Derek does finally finish up, though, so now everyone is on the way to the pit stop. Gerard and Ken get in a cab, as do John Vito and Jill. Derek and Drew are initially told they can walk, but when they hear it's a ten-minute walk, they look for a cab anyway, followed by FloZach. Taxi race!
Hmm. Firecop is being driven out into an area that looks nothing like the city they were in. This is starting to look suspiciously like that Brady Bunch episode with the ghost town. Let's get the jail key using Dad's belt! You know, it's hard to say whether Firecop should have done something differently here -- on the one hand, you'd certainly think they could have at least found out from someone that the pit stop was in town before they took off, which might have given them a bit more warning that as soon as they wound up driving off into Nowhereland, they were in trouble. On the other hand, racers have traditionally done just what they did -- ask the driver if he knows where it is, and if he does, you just trust him. Furthermore, you have to wonder whether it would have helped for them to protest anyway. At that point, if you're being taken, what are you going to do? Get out of the cab and stand on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere? That's not to even mention, how brazen is this cabbie to pull this with a team that has a camera crew with them? I mean, I find it hard to believe the driver was just confused, because he seemed to specifically deliver them to these other town residents who then led him all over the place despite having no idea what they were talking about, so it just seems impossible that this wasn't a giant scam. To do it with the camera and sound guys handy? Surprising.