Commercials. Man, CBS, I don't think I can take any more sadness on Joan of Arcadia. That show is already so sad.
Back at the gas station, Hornio is waiting for its tank to be drained. Rebecca is upset, and El Hornio is displeased by that. "Go cry elsewhere," he orders. The gas station guys drain the tank by siphoning it, and as he looks at the place on the door that says "DIESEL," El Hornio says, "All we have to do is read. Apparently, we're not good at that." Yeah, apparently not.
At the Blue Lagoon, Nuance pulls up and runs to the mat. Welcome, Freddy and Kendra, you are team number four. They're excited and happy.
But not as excited as Spazpants, now approaching the pit stop. "WOOOOO!" shrieks Jonathan, right into Phil's face. Phil tells them they're team number five, which they find entirely too exciting, and they cannot stop shrieking. And then, here come Bolo and Lori. "We're the last people," she spits. "Good job." They step up and are told they're sixth. Bolo is happy; all Lori has to say is that it's only because Bolo sucks that they weren't there sooner. And now, over a truly ridiculous slo-mo shot of Jonathan continuing to "WOO!" all over the pit stop, Lori says, "Blue hair! He beat us! That's embarrassin'!" Heeeee hee hee. She's really not a very pleasant person, but that was funny as hell. Bolo interviews, as unpleasant couples often do, that yelling at each other is their way of communicating. Whatever, dude.
Hornio gets the tank drained, and Rebecca thanks the guys profusely for keeping her from her nervous breakdown. Here's my question: as I've explained before, I did this once, when I was 16, only in reverse. Filled up the Honda with diesel. And I don't remember exactly what it cost to get it fixed, but it was between $200 and $300, and that was in 1987. Considering that they didn't even have $200 for this entire leg, I'd be interested to know how they paid for this emergency SUV repair. I suspect they either got some money from somewhere, or they were allowed to go on without really fixing what they did -- in other words, I suspect the car will need additional repairs to clean out the engine and the fuel line and whatnot before it can be used beyond today, even if just draining the tank is enough to limp them to the pit stop. Although perhaps not, if they never started the car with the wrong gas in it -- which I did, unfortunately. (How far does a Honda go on diesel before dying? About a half-mile.) Not sure how I feel about that. Anyway, they get in the car and go. Gus and Hera, meanwhile, are also heading for the pit stop. Avi and Joe are, too. Oh, and Meredith and Maria and Don and MJ. Hornio passes Don and MJ, and you can see Don look down at the speedometer immediately. There was definitely some confusion during this episode as to what speeding was allowed, because there were clearly teams who believed you weren't supposed to speed, and clearly other teams who believed that nobody would care. It's always been fairly ambiguous as to what exactly that rule was, so whatever. Once Hornio gets ahead of Don and MJ, he speculates that it will be fairly hard to outrun them, but MJ insists that she can outrun them for a million bucks. Because she doesn't care if she dies at the end. There you go, that's the positive attitude we like to see.