Kelly is on her seventh attempt. Ron comments that she's getting better and going faster. As she hesitates when it's time to back up, he says, "It's like teaching women how to drive." I can barely bother with how idiotic and sexist that line is, because it's so fucking stupid. It is teaching women how to drive, you buffoon! He gives her some more orders. She backs into the spot and hops out. She takes the clue and they leave. The other two teams note that Ron and Kelly are on their way out. As they go, you can tell that Kelly is not one bit happy. They hop into a taxi to head for the pit stop.
In the taxi, Ron leans over and kisses her on the cheek. "You did great, baby," he says, but it is too late. She clearly isn't having any of it, and when he starts with his chuckle of disdain and bafflement in this "oh, whatever" kind of way -- which is justified in some situations, but not here -- she tells him flat-out that he was "mean about it the whole time." Ron immediately labels this "the women and man problem," and tells us that because he was in the military, he never deals with emotions. Kelly calls bullshit, saying that her brother is in the Army and wouldn't talk to her like that, and really, good for Kelly. Because, exactly. You're insensitive because you're tired of Kelly flapping her yap like an unhappy ten-year-old, but you're not insensitive because of the Army. Kelly tells Ron that she resents his acting like he "can do it better." Ron basically comes back with the fact that he was a highly trained pilot, so in fact, he probably could do it better. And he's probably right, but he badly needs to shut up, especially when he feels the need to say, "For me, that probably wouldn't have been much of a challenge." Ron accuses Kelly of having "this big ego thing" where she can't live with having him be better at anything than she is, and it's so irritating, because it's sort of true, but this isn't the way to conduct this conversation at all. Predictably, Kelly argues that it's his ego, not hers, that's in overdrive. Ron suggests that they turn the cab around and go back, and he'll show her that he wouldn't have trouble with the course, and that's totally over the line. Because I don't think she's even saying he couldn't do it better -- I think she's saying he was mean, which isn't the same as wrong. These people are absolutely horrible at talking to each other. Horrible! He should go find someone spunkier, and she should go find someone more obedient, because neither of them is ever going to be happy in this relationship.