Elsewhere, the clowns locate their Buddha and get the clue. Team Who is right behind them, so these teams eventually wind up outside waiting for the vans together. As the clowns leave in the next cab to arrive, David explains that he thinks the clowns are the biggest threat in the race. "They're smart," he says wistfully, "and strong...that combination is pretty powerful." He leaves off the end of that riff, which is obviously, "They're totally dreamy."
At 2:42 AM, a straggling Kelly and Jon finally get off the mat. "Now that I am the only girl," Kelly voices over, "I'm gonna have to bust my butt." She goes on to feed the apparent theme of the episode by saying, "We're going to give those boys a run for their money." Or for CBS's money, as the case may be.
Team Who takes off for the airport. It's a long trip, so cross yourself.
Inside the temple, Jon and Kelly find their Buddha and their clue. As they leave, Kelly claims that their strategy to this point has been "being very relaxed." Relaxed? Really? Hmm -- that's not exactly how I would have described it, what with the arguing and the shrieking, but...maybe that's what makes her feel relaxed. She goes on to tell us that she isn't content with being in the Final Four, but wants to win. "The wrath of Kelly is fixin' to come out," she says in the cab. "Yeah...I think the wrath of Kelly's fixin' to come out on Jon," BuffJon replies dubiously. She smiles. Because in all likelihood, he's right.
At Kota Kinabalu airport, the Chipsters are the first to arrive. It's got to be a long trip, because they left at midnight, and it's fully light at the airport as they de-van. Inside, they're asked when they need to be in Korea, and they stress that they need to be there as soon as they possibly can. They wind up booking a route that connects through Singapore on its way to Seoul. When the clowns arrive, they wind up in line behind the Chipsters, who encourage the lady working on their tickets not to say anything that can be overheard. Al laughs at the cloak and dagger and the very James Bond of it all. Reichen, not telling us anything we don't already know, explains that he and Chip don't believe at this point that there's much point in having alliances, because there's no way to do it from here other than Reichen's favorite theory: Every Man For Himself. Of course, I don't really remember a Chipster/Clown alliance except the one Chip tried to improvise while running for the mat in Malaysia, so I'm not sure there'd be much of an alliance here in any event. Nevertheless, Reichen's attempts at security apparently are unsuccessful, because when the clowns get up to the counter, the guy working there freely shares the Chipster itinerary with them. Heh. He would make a terrible international spy. The clowns book the same flights. Team Who is next to arrive, and they too inquire about the Chipsters' flight plan, and they too are told that everybody is on the Singapore-Seoul pattern, so there's nothing to worry about. As Kelly and BuffJon finally arrive, they are happy to see that Team Who is still working on tickets inside, because it means they're not too far behind. Once BuffJon has his team on the same route everyone else is taking, it's time to watch the plane to Singapore take off.