Zev is holding his mold as the chocolatier ladles chocolate in. "It's getting heavy because I'm filling it with chocolate," she explains unnecessarily. "Thanks, Captain Obvious," Zev says. "Zev, be nice!" Justin reminds him. Finally, Zev has to join everyone else out in the snow, to freeze his gnome and maybe have a little refresher course on manners.
Flight Time digs his gnome out just as Zev is burying his, which tells us there's about a half-hour gap between first and last. Other teams are doing the same in splitscreens. Up in the kitchen, Flight Time is guided through the delicate process of inserting a long knife between the halves of the mold to pry it open and free the gnome from within, hopefully with more success than mannequins were freed from the glacier. Jen and Vyxsin are also heading back to the kitchen. "My gnome, I love my gnome," Mallory dorks as she exhumes hers. "I feel as frozen as this gnome," Vyxsin says. That leaves just Zev out there waiting in the snow, forlornly watching his chocolate harden. Which sounds kind of gross out of context.
Flight Time is removing the back half of his mold, and the others are busy with that as well, Mallory actually working with her tongue sticking out like the human Peanuts character she is. Soon the gnomes are all out of the molds, without any mishaps. Can you imagine one falling apart, after all that work? End of race, right there. As it is, though, they just have to touch up the brown parts where the mold halves met. Kent tells Vyxsin how pretty her gnome is. "That is a pretty gnome for a pretty girl," he dorks as she adds rouge to the cheeks. Big Easy mockingly tells Flight Time that this is also "pretty." No one's coming off looking great in this. Vyxsin is the first to get approval, so they're in first place as they walk out with their gnome. "Hey Flight Time, do me a favor, let's go catch them two," Big Easy calls out while Flight Time is applying the finishing touches. Down in the lobby, Kent frees the clue from the bottom of their gnome and tells Vyxsin to read it with him as they get their backpacks and other stuff back on. Phil's voice tells us that they now have to make their way on foot to "this three-hundred-year-old Swiss Cabin." And it looks every day of it. I hope this isn't one of those Pit Stops they have to sleep in. "Built below the iconic Matterhorn, it is the Pit Stop for this leg of the race .The last team to check in here may be eliminated." Kent and Vyxsin rush out of the chocolate shop with her saying, "So we need a taxi." Yes, and fast, "Kent agrees. Notice how they both said that?