Meanwhile, Maria and Tiffany are about to admit defeat, because their group is beginning to rebel against them.
And Mike and Canaan's straggler comes around the corner to the shrine entrance steps, they run into her coming out. Canaan runs down the steps and bodily scoops the woman up to carry her up the steps as she howls in dismay, hiding her face from the camera and weeping from the humiliation. He keeps asking if she's okay, but he doesn't put her down until he can set her shoes on the mat. They have now officially arrived in tenth place. And they only had to mortify one poor Japanese woman to do it.
Maria and Tiffany have reached the pedestrian bridge over the Scramble where they last saw their people, but since they don't see them, they decide to go check in as is before they have a full revolt on their hands. As Maria interviews about this humbling experience, we se them walking at last onto the grounds of the shrine, with all the other visor people and the other teams clapping for them (except Ron, who's all but glaring at them from behind Phil). Team Inside Straight arrives on the mat, and Phil asks if they have everyone. "No we don't," Tiffany admits, with an arm around a crying Maria. Phil is sorry to tell them, "You have incurred a two-hour penalty for not completing the challenge." Wait, why give a penalty to a team who's in last place anyway? Because it's a non-elimination leg, is why, and they're still in it. And you know, that's absolutely brilliant. Lots of people (myself not include) hate non-elimination legs, but the show has found a way to get one of them over with in a way that still allows the viewers to see at least one elimination tonight. And I mean, as much as I was looking forward to starting next week with only nine teams, this makes a lot more sense. Phil warns Maria and Tiffany about the Speed Bump they'll have to deal with in the next leg. Everyone claps. Yay, Speed Bump! In an interview, Tiffany says they needed a "one-outer," which is apparently a poker term for getting the one card in the deck they needed. This is great, because there aren't already enough poker metaphors out there that everyone knows, so they have to invent really obscure ones.
"Don't go anywhere," Phil tells us in voice-over, which is pretty goddamned hypocritical of him if you ask me. Oh, he's just saying there's another hour coming up. Pardon me while I grab a Kirin.
The second hour begins like any other episode, with Phil sharing some facts about Tokyo, Japan: "Today it is the busiest and most populated city in the country. But in ancient times, it was a tiny fishing village. And at its heart, a monument to that ancient life, Konno Hachimangu Shrine. Which just happens to be the first Pit Stop in a race around the world.