Taraweasel get their clue at the temple and she reads it as they leave. Wil is all excited about going to Hong Kong, probably because he's annoyed the entire population there at some point or another in the past, and thus is sure he has a large advantage. On their way out, they run into Cha-Cha-Cha, one of whom says, "Hello, honeys" and one of whom says, "Hello, babies" to them. Hee! The Cha's are happy about Hong Kong, too.
Boston SUV. They find their way to the temple.
Airport. Here come the lead teams -- Mary/Fruit, Thunk, and the Teeth. Inside, Dave talks to a ticket agent who informs him that the ticket windows are closed until morning, but he can buy by phone. On the phone, Dave says he "would like to book" seats from Chiang Mai to Bangkok on the 7:00 AM flight. Meanwhile, without even visiting the airport, Cha-Cha-Cha figures that they're not going to get anything done there, so they head off to what looks like it might be a hotel (though it's hard to tell), and they ask to use the Internet to look up and buy flights. Interestingly, this is a milestone moment, because in thirteen episodes of season one and seven episodes of season two, this is the first time they've ever shown contestants on-line. Twenty episodes before anybody gets a chance to check their email? I would never last that long.
Back at the airport, Blake is on the phone. Tara is on the phone. Alex is on the phone. The flight to Bangkok is at 7:00 AM, and there's a flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong at 8:40 AM, and Tara is curious about whether they'll make it. Dave, on the other hand, seems to have gotten himself and Gary, as well as Mary and the Fruit, "reservations" for a 10:30 AM flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong, probably worrying about the close connection. Now, I am distinguishing "book" from "reserve" here, because it has always been my understanding that once you booked a flight, you couldn't change it -- it's in the rules. This doesn't necessarily preclude reservations, so if that's what he's got, then they're fine. But it sounds a lot like they have tickets to me, so I'm a little confused. When Gary hears that Blake got the Teeth on the 8:40 AM (nice of you to tell him, Blake, you silly little chippy), he goes at Dave in a full-on Geek Attack, an ancient fighting form that involves flaming Number 2 pencils and some creative uses of a three-hole punch. "Are you a fucking idiot or what?" he asks. Gary voices over that Dave screwed up by "booking" a flight that was two hours later than the one everybody else had, and the next thing we see is Gary on the phone...changing the reservation. So I don't know. My understanding was that the rules were there exactly so this wouldn't happen -- get a safe flight and then shop around to see what everybody else is doing, then change it. Obviously, nobody thought it was illegal, but I find it intriguing.