Ron and Chris approach a fork in the road and follow the sign for Bologna, as do Kynt and Vyxsin. Both teams are very pleased with their progress. TK and Rachel are having no luck finding their clue, and TK says this is "very disappointing." Nick and Don follow the Bologna sign as well. Don: "Wake me up when we get there." Yes, rest up, Don. Your arm in particular.
TK and Rachel are getting more and more distressed, and there's a moment I love when Rachel asks if he checked his pockets, and he seethes (for him), "I don't have pockets." Hee. It's interesting -- he's not spazzing out like some people in this situation would, but he's not letting her off the hook either. I think he's not so much frustrated that she left the clue, but, given that it seems pretty clear that she was the designated clue-wrangler, that she's not owning up and taking responsibility, which is understandable. Not the absolute most charitable reaction he could have, but understandable. She says they have to go back, and he unceremoniously obliges, but in the car she still doesn't quite own it, saying instead that she's frustrated because she understands that they could be out of the race. TK tells her he just wants her to prepare for it, meaning, "No one's going to let you forget this." We push in on Rachel's twitching face before going to commercial.
Back from the break, we get a little rebroadcast of the We Could Be Screwed footage, and then we're with Nate and Jen, as Jen interviews from the back seat that they know they're headed in the right direction, but they haven't seen any of the other teams. Meanwhile, Ron and Christina and Kynt and Vyxsin are still heading to Bologna. Vyxsin does at least clear up one point by saying their drive is going to be on main roads, but it's hard to take her seriously when she pronounces the pivot city "Bo-LONE-uh." There are many, many forgivable pronunciation mistakes, and then there's...this. Nick gives a quick shout-out to the Oscar Mayer song, specifically the "B-O-L-O-G-N-A" part. Because I think Nick is awesome, I choose to believe that he sang the whole song, and the part they aired is the only part that didn't need rights clearance for TV broadcast. This is what happens to your thinking when you've had some production experience. TK and Rachel make it back to the café, and it turns out that the group that helped them is not only still there, but the woman who gave the directions also noticed that they left the clue and has been holding it for them. Either that, or she just lost out on an eBay sale. They are, of course, thrilled, and after Rachel hugs the woman and they're getting back into the car, TK remarks, "This has been too much, and I'm too mellow to handle this." I'm not usually a big fan of people on this show's self-descriptions ("intense," "alternative," etc.), but...he's got a pretty strong case, I'd say. TK comments (in voice-over, I think) that they know (not liking his and Jen's fate-tempting use of that word, but they do turn out to be correct) that their way is faster, so hopefully they'll make up some ground.