In other dating couple news, as we visit Jill and Thomas's car, they interview that Thomas went to Notre Dame and Jill went to cosmetology school. Thomas thinks his education will give him an advantage in the race. He certainly seems to think it gives him an advantage in their relationship. And she might be kind of defensive about it, so that should be a fun dynamic for all of us. And if everyone comes on the race with something to prove, Jill's is, "You don't have to be a college grad to be able to finish the Amazing Race." Although, if she does, Thomas might just claim it was only because of him.
Jenna remarks that she's never been in the same car with Andie. Well, except for nine months or so. Andie offers to tone down her usual aggressiveness, which Jenna says not to. Yeah, this wouldn't be a good time to hang back. It's a race, after all. Push that car as hard as you can without snapping the rubber band. They interview that they first heard each other's voices through the application video for the race. "This is actually the third time we've been around each other." Ooh, really? Now I'm starting to see why people are uncomfortable with it. Seems a little exploitative on CBS's part. Which, I don't know how I can even say that with a straight face, coming off another season of Big Brother. Andie adds that they have their own families and live in different states, so this is probably it for them and they're going to make the most of it. Seriously? They have no plans whatsoever to see each other after this? Whatever works, I guess, but I'd say it's a little early to be ruling anything out.
Jonathan and Connor pause to ask directions and learn they're on the wrong side of the city. Wow, that was quick. "I hope we get out of America," Jonathan jokes, so he's probably glad they're not doing the family edition. Then the car gives a lurch, which means they probably ran over a cockroach.
Logan Airport. Driving past, Brook and Claire miss the sign for "pre-flight airport parking," but Ron and Tony don't, so they're the first to park and get aboard the shuttle. Chad and Stephanie park next, Chad acting like a big spaz (possibly because Stephanie made him smell her stinky bandanna for some reason) and they're on the next shuttle, with high hopes for being on the first flight. Thomas and Jill arrive next, and Jill's happy to see only two other Smart cars parked there. Visible ones, that is; you never know if there are more inside the ones they can see, like Russian nesting dolls. Next are Katie and Rachel, the volleyball team, and they fail to get on the same shuttle with Jill and Thomas because they can't get their back hatch open in time. Come on, how hard is that? Just look for the pop tab. Gary and Mallory park next, followed by Brook and Claire, and both teams get on the same shuttle, which leaves while doctors Nat and Kat are still unpacking their car. The three women work themselves up into quite a lather of excitement, to the point where Mallory is screaming just because she's so excited about screaming. It's a good thing she is a girl rather than the boy Gary wanted, because all that screeching would be even more off-putting coming from a dude.