Chad and Stephanie are the next team in the terminal, but they don't know where to go once they get inside. As a result, Jill and Thomas are able to jump ahead and get the second set of seats. Katie and Rachel get off the shuttle, still hoping to get on the first fight. A ticket agent directs Chad and Stephanie to the correct American Airlines counter, way at the other end from where they are, and then it's a footrace from different directions to the right counter. Finally, commercials!
After the ads, Chad and Stephanie win that race, so they're on the first flight, whether they deserve it or not. Katie and Rachel look defeated and winded. I guess there isn't much distance running in volleyball. Off to the counter for the second flight on Virgin Atlantic. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a virgin team this season to take that as a good omen.
Gary and Mallory are the first to the Virgin Atlantic counter, so I guess they didn't even bother trying to get on the American flight, even through they're out of breath. So are Brook and Claire, the latter of whom thinks she's about to barf. "It's okay, barf, puke in the trash can," Brook chirps helpfully. That supportive attitude will certainly come in handy in the unlikely even that Claire should get hurt in some kind of freak accident or something. Team @ and Michael/Kevin show up, as do Nick and Vicky (whom I am going to put off dubbing the *icks for as long as I can). Intros all around. Mallory hugs everyone and learns that she's already been nicknamed "Sunshine," I guess because of her blond hair and her yellow team color and being a big happy dork. They remark on the absence of the "Green team," meaning Connor and Jonathan. "The guy that looks like Harry Potter," one of them says, which the Amazing Editors corroborate with a shot from inside the *on*mobile (okay, I'll stop). "We call them Team Glee," someone else says, which maybe says more about Glee than it does about the team being mentioned. They are indeed the last to make it to the airport, as advertised..
Ron and Tony meet up with the other two teams on the first flight, and Tony points to himself as he interviews that the other teams may have been underestimated him and Ron, "because they've got a big fat guy on their team." Tony is big, especially compared to Ron, but I wouldn't call him fat. Over at the Virgin gate, Team Glee finally shows up and gets to meet the other teams on the second flight, and joke about how bad their navigational skills are. Which I'm sure is not remotely strategic. Brook discreetly interviews. "Let's just say we will not be following them." They'd have to get in front of you first, ladies.