Jill and Thomas finally find the clue box themselves, Thomas wondering how nobody knew about this big airplane statue towering over the grass. They're off to the Pit Stop in second place. Brook and Claire are already arriving, and for the second time they run onto the mat in first place. A local dressed up like a Korean cowboy welcomes them to South Korea. Since Phil can't ever be mad at them, even now, he smiles wryly as he tells them that although they're the first team to arrive, they broke a rule by taking a taxi from the Detour. Which means they have to wait out a thirty-minute penalty. Smash-cut to ads! It's a pretty clear sign that the leg is already over when two of the three "suspenseful" commercial break cuts revolve around a forbidden cab ride.
When we come back, there's a replay of Phil breaking the news, and then we see Team QVC sitting on a bench while their penalty clock ticks down audibly from 29:54. This is the quietest they've been the whole race.
Jill and Thomas jump into the first cab they flag down, but the driver doesn't know where Temple of Heaven is. "Call. Anybody who speaks English," Thomas says. Well, I speak English, but I don't think I could help them. Jill's fretting about the likelihood of Brook and Claire having already gotten there, and Thomas asks to speak with someone himself while the driver waves him away from his phone. Nat and Kat arrive at the park, and Jill and Thomas's driver is bellowing into his cell phone in angry, rapid, un-subtitled Korean until Jill decides they're getting out. They get the next cab, and Jill's glad to see a younger driver. Plus he may actually know about Temple of Heaven. Which, as far as their previous cabdriver is concerned, is probably as close to Heaven as these two will ever get.
Brook and Claire's clock is down to 18:43. It must not be all that far from the park, because minutes later, Jill and Thomas spot first the temple and then Brook and Claire. They sound all disappointed that the other team is already there, as if their position sitting near the mat isn't sign of some penalty going on. Even so, Jill and Thomas sprint full-out to the mat, where Phil tells them they're the second team to arrive. "But Brook and Claire incurred a penalty. You are the first team into this leg of the race. Congratulations." They celebrate while Brook and Claire look bitter, and Phil tells them they're one of the three teams racing to the finish line for the million dollars. "And coming in first has its benefits," Phil adds, to which Thomas obnoxiously agrees. They've won a trip to Iguassu Falls in Argentina, and they both seem pretty confident going into the last leg. As for Brook and Claire, they have about nine and a half minutes left in their penalty.