Tammy and Victor are leaving in third place, at 10:40. They're pretty happy about going to China, since Tammy went there for Spring Break two years ago. Hey, what happens in China stays in China. And so do most Chinese people, of course. "We get to speak Chinese now," Victor says happily in the taxi. Well, I'm sure they'll use it sparingly.
Jaime and Cara have reached the airport, and get booked on a 1:15 flight to Guangzhou and from there onto the same 8:30 connecting flight to Guilin that Margie and Luke will be on. Jaime politely thanks the ticket agent for her help. I don't normally mention pleasantries like that, but with Jaime it's kind of newsworthy. They wonder if Margie and Luke secured the earlier flight, and indeed, that team is now boarding, while Margie jinxes them again. Off they fly to Guangzhou, as Tammy and Victor arrive at the airport and get the same flight arrangements as the cheerleaders.
Kisha and Jen leave at 12:43, which means that going back for their bags during the last leg cost them a good two hours. In the cab, Jen asks the driver, "Do you have mobile?" as she mimes talking into a phone. He doesn't. "That sucks," she says. Well, its not like it helped Margie and Luke all that much. Jen says in a solo interview that now that they're down to five teams in the ninth leg, "That's when the competitive nature comes out in me." Like with all the other Amazing Races she's been in. "If I see somebody in front of me, I'm going to knock them over." Remember that. And in the meantime, Team Go Team and Team Family Law's flight to Guangzhou takes off from Bangkok. And soon thereafter, Kisha and Jen reach the airport, and are booked on a 3:20 flight to Guangzhou that will allow them to connect at 9:10.
As their flight takes off, a splitscreen transition shows the first flight already landing in Guangzhou. Margie and Luke disembark, as she says there's plenty of time until their next flight. "I think the other teams are going to catch up," she says. I know that more complicated flight arrangements than usual are requiring the return of more airport footage, but is Margie's narration also necessary?Mark and Michael rip open their clue at 4:08 PM, more than six and a half hours after Margie and Luke left. That's, like, a workday, if you deduct the time you spend eating lunch and taking breaks and reading this recap. In their cab to the airport, they seem realistic but not fatalistic as they describe the obstacles facing them this leg. "We came here to be in the game, and so we just have a little extra something to do. We've just got to make some right decisions." Sure, why not? It's the only thing they haven't tried. At the airport, they get on a flight that's leaving Bangkok at 6:10.