Meredith and Gretchen get a cab to the train station. When they get there, we find that Lynn and Alex are still not making themselves look any better, because the are still pressing the point that "there was no room," which is bullshit, and they should stop saying it. Rob says that "there was plenty of room," which is true, and adds, "It's okay, we can play like that." Ugh. STOP. And then Rob gives an interview in which he says, "Lynn's got his head up his ass. He might be able to run Alex like a little farm boy, but he can't treat everybody like that." You know, Rob and Lynn are so the same person, seriously. With the exception of the fact that Rob is substantially more up-front about it and more at peace with it, and Lynn feels more societal restraints that require him to pretend he's a good person, they're basically the same guy. Funny, isn't it?
But I am certainly in the camp that believes Rob is not serious when he next jibes that he thinks Meredith pushed Gretchen to gain sympathy. In fact, I think his inability to say things like that without smirking makes them less funny. If he deadpanned that, it would have been awesome.
The teams board the train at 9:00 that night, and in a particularly oogy moment, Kelly sort of leans toward Ron at one point, and he says, "What are you leanin' for me?" I mean, first of all, [sic], and second of all, ouch. That's not what a girl likes to hear. Anyway, the train leaves, with all seven teams aboard. Phil explains that they'll take the train, and then the bus. The next thing we see is all the teams piling off the bus while a little plane does a North By Northwest-style flyover, and I'm not sure what the hell that was about. They all rip a clue that tells the that the Roadblock in this leg requires the Roadblocker to throw a spear about 20 feet at a swinging bag that represents a "moving target." Oh, and they'll be working with a bushman. We love bushmen!
Brian takes it. Ron takes it, Rob takes it, Alex, Joyce, Ray, and Meredith. The Roadblockers go and select a bushman from a group, as if they have any way of knowing what's going to be beneficial at this point. Unsurprisingly, Brian compares his bushman to Yoda, which I might be tempted to do also. Not that I'd probably be clever enough, since I'd be busy thinking about how the hell I'm going to do this. He also declares his first shot "sissy." Hee. Ray informs us that while he's not a bushman, he "did vote for Bush." See? Root of all evil, people. Ray throws. Ron throws...everybody throws, people. It's throwing. What can I tell you? The first to hit it is apparently Brian, who gets the spear to stick right in the lower corner of the bag, so he comments, "Got him in the hind leg." Snerk. The clue then tells them to drive, as Phil explains, about 35 miles to a "cattle post." There, they'll find another clue. Oh, and they'll have a safety guide in the car. Whew! Wouldn't want anything bad to happen. Brian and Greg leave.