In an interview, Rob says that the relationship he has with Ron and Kelly is of "mutual respect and friendship." Interestingly, aside from Ron calling them "manipulative," which may or may not even be an insult, there's nothing they said in that conversation that makes this not the case, despite how it's being made to appear. Ron and Kelly seem to be worrying about the PR implications more than anything. Rob does confirm, however, once again, that he and Amber are "in this to win it." In case you wondered, and were thinking that additional confirmatory interview footage would help.
As Ron and Kelly stand silhouetted on the tarmac later, Ron voices over that they're "minimizing the tension" in their relationship. I think the reduction in their sheer quantity of name-calling is probably helping in that area. Kelly, in a rare insightful moment, points out that when they weren't playing very well, they had a lot more friends, but now that they're seen as a lead team, they seem to be on a lot more people's hate lists. Funny how that works. Amber concurs that she and Rob and Ron and Kelly have been emerging as "front-runners," and it's affecting how much the other teams want to hang with them. The teams all board their flight to Mumbai.
In Mumbai, at 3:00 in the morning, Ron and Kelly and Rob and Amber are heading for their Lucknow flight, and Rob mentions that they have about five minutes to get there. They do indeed make the flight, and they head out first. Back at the airport, Lynn admits that he and Alex just really don't know where the other teams might be. Uchenna admits that Ron and Kelly and Rob and Amber may have figured out something he and his buddies didn't. Lynn says, rather awesomely, "We feel confident that we're going to at least get to where we need to go." Think positive, my friend. Think positive. It does seem likely that you won't, like, end up in France. So indeed, there's that. And then, weirdly, Uchenna says, "There hasn't been any sharing," a little indignantly, like there should be sharing. Why would there be sharing? It's a contest, right? I mean, you're still allowed to play it according to its basic essence, aren't you? And the basic essence of the show indicates that all sharing is self-interested. If anything, you should take sharing as a bit of an insult, because it usually means (as it does here) that teams think you represent less of a threat, and therefore they'd rather compete against you later than against the teams with whom they're not "sharing." Lynn tells us that he just hopes to get there before Ron and Kelly and Rob and Amber. Well, a guy can always hope.