And now, at 9:43 PM, here go the flat-broke Gadzookskis. They take note of the $74 they're being told they don't have. They leave the mat, with Christine hypothesizing that it will take them about $40 for the cab. They head to a resort to do their begging. In an interview, they vow to "use [their] feminine charm." Squick. The first guy they try to flirt with says, "I don't have money. I have...love." Oh, burn. In fairness, they kind of deserved that, since he offered them what they technically acted like they wanted with their "feminine charm." Just love! It's about love! They find some more guys, and these guys have money. Wow, that was close! Only fourteen hours to spare! I think I almost got a nosebleed from the tension there. They manage enough to get a taxi for the bus terminal. Can we officially declare that the mugging thing is a bust, now that we've so firmly established that it never, ever, ever makes any difference, and the only thing is does is force us to watch identical "Pleeeeease?" "Weeeeell, okay" scenes over and over again? Can we?
Next to the bus station are the Gaghans, followed closely by the Weavers. These teams run into the bus station very close to each other, leaving DJ up on his high perch, trying to figure out how to holler information to Bill and Tammy without giving it to the Weavers. It's all very dramatic, with yelling and running and "Bill, Bill, right there!" But...see, the next two times are the same. It makes no difference who wins this little race, and it's obvious. The Weavers, incidentally, win the skirmish, grabbing the first of the two 12:00 times while the Gaghans get the second. I'm certainly not hearing the Significance Alarm off of that little bit of business.
Who did get screwed is the team of Wally and the Tonyas, who are just now pulling up outside. When they get in the terminal, they grab the first of the two dead-last 12:30 PM times. The pinks show up some time later and dutifully claim their time. The teams proceed to congregate upstairs, and the pinks think they still need to be trying to get money. They hit up the Weavers for five dollars, and what they don't show here is what came out on the Insider videos, which was that Mama Weaver apparently expected all sorts of favors and a map in return for her five dollars, to the point where they were tempted to give it back to her. But they didn't. Heh. I mean...it's five dollars, you know? If you don't want to give it to them, don't. If you want to make a deal, make it before the money changes hands. But standing around all, "I gave you five dollars, you owe me" is just not going to win you any friends. It's five dollars. And they have twelve hours before they have to leave, and have I mentioned that it's five dollars?