The first few teams board their bus, wondering if there's going to be enough room for everyone. It's probably even more crowded than it looks, with all the camera guys having to stay out of each other's shots. Marcy and Ron, still back at the ticket window, are learning that the bus leaves in five minutes. Team Aspergers' shuttle arrives at the station and Zev stays true to his word, crossing from the shuttle to the station with shoes in hand. Marcy and Ron cram onto the first bus, which is looking even more full. Ron explains that here, the buses leave when they fill up. So by any standard, this one is due to leave by the time it gets rolling.
It has left behind Zev and Justin, the latter of whom is a little too pleased to be booked on a 4:45 bus (Zev knows better). Ericka and Brian also get tickets for that bus, as do the rest of the remaining teams, including Gary and Matt (and their fogged-up camera lens), Garrett|Jessica, and Lance|Keri. As they all pile on the 4:45 bus, they spot the other teams leaving and realize they're kind of screwed, with their departure time still an hour off. Well at least everyone in the back of the pack is all in the same boat. Almost literally, in these flooded streets.
After the ads, we get a full rundown of who's on this bus, courtesy of Brian: Justin and Zev, Cheyne and Meghan, "Pinky and the Brain," (which is Gary and Matt, and which I'm totally stealing), Team Boston (Which is Lance and Keri), and Garrett and Jessica. Someone gets the idea of paying the driver extra to leave earlier, on the basis that the additional money will cover the fares of the people the driver is waiting for. Everyone ponies up a hundred per team, and they're on their way, cheering to be not only poorer but also in motion. Although it's not really clear whether they each paid a hundred dollars or a hundred of the local currency, a hundred Vietnamese dong converts to about half of one American cent, so it's probably the former. Also, "dong." After the bus leaves the terminal, there's a brief pause to load a caged chicken into the luggage compartment. "Underneath the bus is somebody's dinner," Zev remarks, which may be true in more ways than one. The chicken's owner climbs on the bus, looking so wet and cold that Zev hauls off and gives him a jacket. Ericka interviews that she was proud of his kindness, and Justin agrees, "That's good of you, Zevvie. The local looks pretty happy in his new jacket. If he were to earn the money to buy that himself, who knows how many dongs might have had to change hands?