They're gone by the time Marcy and Ron arrive, and before Ron gets started, he doesn't fail to notice that theirs is the last clue in the box. Meanwhile, out on the street, Justin and Zev score a cab just before Lance and Keri do, and Lance calls that "the luck of the draw." Although it looks more like Team Asperger's had their cab wait for them, and that's the one Lance tried to claim (though, to his credit, he backed off the second Justin set him straight). So that's more like "the luck of the team that thought ahead more than three seconds."
Ron finishes up his first VCR, and after we see Maria and Tiffany check in as team number six, Marcy tells her camera while Ron works, "When we first met, he told me he was really handy." So if she ever needs a VCR destroyed, she'll know who to call. Mika and Canaan are team number seven, which they seem pretty happy about. Almost as happy as Ron and Marcy as they get their clue in last place. Marcy whistles for one last cab (spoiler!).
Zev and Justin stress out about the traffic they're stuck in, but Chun (remember him?) has already told the driver they're in a race and there's nothing more they can do. Lance and Keri are in a similar situation. "This could be the end of the line for us, but we'll see," Lance says with uncharacteristic modesty, not to mention realism. In the taxi he's sharing with Marcy, Ron remarks, "Comes down to a cab driver." Yes, blame the cabbie who's taking you to the Pit Stop. It's his fault you arrived at the Road Block in dead last. Justin reminds Zev that they'll have to run. "Oh, I'm running," Zev promises. It's looking like a three-way race for last, but the next team to pull up outside the front gates of Reunification Palace is... Lance and Keri. But have hope, it isn't not over for them yet! Zev and Justin have arrived on the other side of the courtyard, so the two teams are converging on the mat. Or one of them is, because once again, Lance and Keri don't know where they're going. And get this: Ron and Marcy show up. "Zev, I see it! Zev, dig, buddy!" Justin yells. And the stereotype of people with Asperger's syndrome being literal-minded is put to rest when Zev keeps running instead of looking around for a shovel. Lance is right behind Justin, bellowing incoherently as always. Ultimately, Justin hits the mat first, and as Zev joins him, he says, "I love you, kid!" Lance and Keri are on the mat by the time Phil tells Zev and Justin that they're team number eight, and Lance and Keri look relieved just to hear they're still in the race as team number nine. Phil looks less rather less relieved. "That was very close," he says, even as Lance's swagger grows back right before our eyes. "The lion is still alive, Lance," Phil remarks. Who knew Phil watched the interview footage? Clearly it's worth it, because he adds, "Right now, the zebras and the gazelles are beating you to the mat." He asks if Lance still thinks he's the most competitive person in the race, and Lance offers to wrestle Phil to the ground. Phil demurs, but Zev offers, "We'll take 'em on." My money's on Zev.