The second flight lands at 4:03, a scant eight minutes after the first. Looks like someone caught a tailwind. The brothers, Sam and Dan, are the first of the five trailing teams to get their cab. Maria and Tiffany are in their cab by now, still bemoaning the lead they've lost. Sam and Dan catch up to Marcy and Ron's cab and wave at them through the window, to the latter team's surprise. They next catch up to Team Inside Straight, who say they are "The team we call 'The Hot Guys.'" Come up with that yourselves, did you? If you don't mind, ladies, I'm just going to leave that right where you put it. Sam and Dan figure that the girls are trying to flirt with them, and in an interview, they talk about how they plan to let any would-be flirts go ahead and think they're throwing them off their game when in fact as gay men, they will be entirely immune from Maria and Tiffany's feminine charms. Someone should tell them that you don't have to be gay for that to be the case.
While traffic on the expressway or whatever is at a standstill, Mika and Canaan's cabdriver is on the right shoulder passing it, including Meghan and Cheyne's cab. Looks like someone's got a yen for a big tip. With many "arigatoes, Mika and Canaan make the studio first.
And here's where it gets surreal. They jog onto a soundstage that's all set up like a Japanese game show, complete with a big roulette wheel, a host in a powder-blue tux, hostesses in Sailor Moon outfits waving colored flags, and a live studio audience of more than a hundred people, all cheering and clapping and wearing brightly colored sun visors and going completely apeshit. Now, the show doesn't exactly go out of its way to notify us that what we're about to see is not also being broadcast to millions of Japanese homes, or is even a pre-existing game show, but it's not hard to figure out. Sam|Dan and Meghan|Cheyne arrive shortly thereafter, the latter team claiming afterwards that the whole way in from the airport, they were hoping to find themselves in a Japanese game show and here they were. Marcy and Ron arrive next, closely followed by Gary and Matt, the Globetrotters, Team Miss America, Garret and Jessica, Team Inside Straight, and Team Asperger's. "Nobody gets excited like Japanese people, apparently," Justin interviews. Lance and Keri are the last to arrive, and everyone's officially here.