The doors close, and the Amazing Red Line tracing the route from Ho Chi Minh Coty to Phnom Penh is so short it looks like they could have walked there in the time they spent waiting for the flight. Somehow Zev and Justin, literally the last people off the flight, get off the plane and into a cab first, and tell their driver to go fast. "Like the cops are chasing you, but safely," Justin "clarifies." Meghan and Cheyne are behind them in second place, with Sam and Dan in third. Brian and Ericka are in fourth, with the Globetrotters in fifth, just as Big Easy had so ambitiously hoped. Gary and Matt are in sixth, but they're happy to hear their driver say, "I like to drive fast." Team Inside Straight is seventh, and it's no surprise to see Lance|Keri and Mika|Canaan in the back of the pack again, in eighth and last place respectively as their taxis leave the airport.
Another side effect of the short flight for Zev and Justin is that even in their cab, they're still not over the euphoria of having even made it on the plane at all. They share their good mood with their driver, making friends with him and learning that his name is Terry. "Don't leave us, or I'm gonna call your mother," Zev warns. What a hard-ass. Does his backpack contain a database of every cabdriver in the world, cross-referenced with their mothers' phone numbers? Later in the drive, they're bucking each other up, reminding each other. "We're never out of it." They're approaching the FCC now. Not the FCC that makes it necessary for this show to blur people's underwear, but a completely different one. It's the Foreign Correspondents Club, a colonial building right out of Evelyn Waugh. They get out and charge up the stairs, just ahead of Meghan|Cheyne and Sam|Dan. Once they reach the airy second-floor lounge, there's a little confusion as they try to discreetly ask around. Remember, the clue tells them to speak in a whisper, not that anybody's going to do that. Eventually Sam and Dan are the first to find the "assignment editor," and they ask for their assignment. He hands them a single-sheet newspaper off the stack on the table in front of him, and now the brothers are in first place. Meghan and Cheyne and Team Asperger's ask for their next assignment at almost the same time, but Cheyne gets a paper first despite having asked second. You know, I've heard horror stories about asshole editors, but this is the closest I've ever come to seeing one.