The second flight, the one with the other five teams and its red subtitle, is just now landing in Kiruna. Jonathan and Connor are in the lead of this pack (which in this context means fifth overall) as Jonathan stumbles amusingly over some Swedish street names. I would be bork bork borking nonstop, so I have to give teams credit for holding back on that, at least. Behind them on the road, in single file, are Jill/Thomas, Katie/Rachel, Nick/Vicki, and Chad/Stephanie.
Mallory tells her dogs to slow down, and I'm sure they do because 90% of the time she speaks in a frequency only they can hear anyway. But when she reaches for the first flag, it's too high for her stumpy little limbs to reach and she's going to have to stand on the wheel fenders if she doesn't want to miss the rest of them as well. Up ahead of her, Kat asks her how cool this is. "I'm gonna hook up our great Danes and our pug at my house and do this," she says. Presumably she has a high garden wall back in Kentucky for the pug to run on while the Great Danes run on the ground. It's probably the same wall she uses on walks with her dad. She and her team pass Kat on the course, and so does Claire. Kat had to stop to let them pass, I guess, because you don't want to have a fender-bender driving someone else's dogs.
Mallory's sled thumps to a stop against a tree at the hunter's camp and she presents him with her four flags, which she stuffed down the front of her sweater. The hunter signals her to do her penalty lap. While she's doing that, Claire gets her bundle and gives the hunter a kiss. Apparently she and Brook have a "kiss count" going, and Claire just racked up her sixth. "He was like a Swedish...chief," Claire says, cracking up Brook again for some mysterious reason. Mallory finishes her penalty lap and gets going before Kat gets her furs. Clearly Kat got the runts.
The last five teams arrive at Icehotel at about the same time, and most of them write down the clue and get directions from people rather than schlepping the ice slabs around, although Nick and Chad take the time to wrestle their clues into their vehicles. Which makes me suspect that they're not really ice at all, unless they're expected to get to the mat and present Phil with a cold, wet trunk liner. Thomas is having trouble picking his up, I guess because his is heavier than Brook's or something. Fortunately Jill's there to lend him some muscle. I mean, her jacket.
Michael has finished the Road Block, and he and Kevin are still in the lead as Kevin reads a clue telling them to next drive themselves to the Vassijaure Train Station, everyone's favorite Swedish train station (kidding, I've never heard of it and I read every one of those damn Stieg Larsson books). Claire, Mallory, and Kat finish, get their clues, and take off in hot pursuit. Or at least as hot as pursuit can get in the Arctic Circle.