When the teams get to the hotel, it turns out that the cab driver really doesn't want to let you out where the clue box is -- he wants to take you right to the door of the hotel. It looks like the only team to be let out right by the box is Chip and Kim, so Chip is the first with his hands on the clue. The clue sends the teams to the hotel's heliport -- hours of operation for that being 8:00 to 6:00 PM. They missed it by about fifteen minutes, it would appear, and now they have to wait until morning. Somebody (Colin, I think) comments that at least they have a fourteen-hour break to rest. Seriously. He could accumulate an elaborate Dubai criminal record with that kind of leisure time available.
Speaking of people who will be happy to make the best of the hours of operation, the Bowling Moms arrive in Dubai later that night. When they read the hours of operation, they realize they're back in it. I'm not sure when I stopped really being happy for them anymore, but it was probably, like, the ninetieth time they had their asses saved. It's getting a little silly.
At ten to eight the next morning, the sun is brilliant over the striking curved architecture of the hotel. The teams all head for the glass elevator that they have to ride to the top. While they're heading up, Colin says, "Gimme a kiss," so Christie does. They both look bored. That didn't creep me out as much as it did some people, and it actually seemed like he felt a little bit bad and was looking for reassurance and a certain amount of face-saving, but it certainly is not a relationship built on overt warmth. Let me ask you something else weird -- aside from that kiss right there, how many times during the race would you have been able to prove they weren't brother and sister? I'm asking seriously. Do they have sparky affection of any kind between them? Anything like Nicole jumping on Brandon's back to go across the rocks, or Chip teasing Kim about being Queen Nefertiti...how many times would they have looked weird if you had thought they were brother and sister? I would venture to say...not very many. Just an observation. Posited: Blake and Paige were more romantic than Colin and Christie.