In further Car Follies, Linda and Karen's cab abruptly peters out when it runs out of oil. And the Twinkies, having left Colin and Christie behind, now come upon Linda and Karen as well. This time, quite understandably, they drive on. Yeah, I'd say you only have to pull over to help one competitor per trip. Actually, I'd say you should pull over to help one less competitor per trip than that. "We're not going to stop again," Karli says. "This is...God thanking us for giving our spare tire away, and I don't feel guilty. I'm not Triple-A." It's a shame she had to screw up that perfectly good "Triple-A" line -- not to mention doing something sensible for once -- with that stupid "God thanking us" thing. What's God thanking you? The Bowling Moms being stopped is God thanking you? You not helping them is God thanking you? I am so confused. And I'm not sure that God is all that grateful that you helped, you know, Colin. In fact, you might have interfered with a bit of an operation God was running, if you get my drift.
Colin completes the changing of the tire -- probably because he would have bitched that the driver was too slow if the driver did it -- and they're on their way. In the cab, Christie asks Colin to just adjust now to the fact that they're going to be on the last charter, and to try to be okay with that. But Colin is probably really happy he didn't listen to her, as usual, because at this point, they come upon the hapless Bowling Moms and their oil-free cab. And, wonder of wonders, they do stop. Colin actually has a weirdly good-humored moment in which he ribs them about driving too fast (a callback to their passing him earlier). I think his mood improved markedly when he realized they could leave Linda and Karen behind them and make the second charter rather than the last one. Colin and Christie's driver calls for another cab for Linda and Karen, leaving the Moms in last place. Karen is told that it will take about ten minutes to get a new cab.
At Kilimanjaro Airport, the first team to arrive is Chip and Kim. Chip gives his driver a twenty-dollar tip on top of the hundred-dollar fare. Yeah, in a normal situation, that's just good manners, but when you've got $200 for the leg? Too much, Chipper. Kim voices over that Chip is generally a really generous tipper, and it's hurting them with money, although endearing them to the International Association of Taxi Drivers. I think that particular organization has Chip's picture up on the wall of its members-only treehouse, but I fear it won't be up for long. In fact, it may now contain dart holes. But I'm getting ahead of myself. They sign up for the first charter, leaving at 8:30 AM. Brandon and Nicole arrive at the airport next, and they sign up to share the 8:30 flight with Chip and Kim. They're happy about getting there, but almost immediately start arguing about what and how to pay their cabbie. Because financial dealings with cab drivers are one of this week's themes, in case you didn't pick up on that one by yourself. We're here to help.