I have to say, I really, really enjoyed this whole ending sequence with these two teams. They're both incredibly tough, but they're not jerks, and they're deservedly jubilant. And I liked that.
Speaking of Bert and Ernie, here they are, just leaving the last pit stop. When they see that the operating hours for the King ended at 5:00, they think they'll go check it out, and then come back and sleep at the temple. Incidentally, Bill's hair looks kinda funny today (more than usual). I'd make some kind of "he didn't get it stapled on straight" joke, except that he's one of those guys where I'm not sure if his hair is fake, or whether it's just so bad it looks fake, but can't actually be fake, because if you bought your hair, you'd buy hair better than that. Know what I mean? He has funny hair, is all I can tell you for sure, and today, it's especially funny. They investigate Raile Beach, and are told they'll have to take a boat. This seems to motivate them to reconsider. After last week's fiasco, they're perhaps thinking that they should get where they're going as soon as possible and do their resting once they're as far along as they can get. They agree that they'll head out so that they can be on the beach at 8:00 AM when the King opens. This discussion about not "taking chances" is the first indication that the FFFiasco of last week has actually had an effect on the Guido attitude that has been so intolerable for so long. They seem to have been knocked out of the dreamy delusional stupor in which they considered themselves to be inherently superior to all the other teams. Coming so close to getting their asses eliminated, it appears, has led them to believe that they may actually have to work in order to stay in the game, let alone win. Like most people, they are flattered by a splash of humility.
The Frats get on the way to S/L/T, just as a storm moves in. The Guidos gamely brave the rain, looking for the King. They arrive at Raile Beach and de-boat. They talk to the same woman who just told the Frats how to get the cab. "Have you seen any people like us walking around?" they ask her. "Yes, yes," she says. She tells Guido that the people she saw did the climbing already. "The people that you talked to, were they two bald guys?" Joe asks. She says, "Yes, one small, one tall," and the Guidos smile. They thank her.