So basically, the only thing of any "significance" that occurs in this episode is the crazy overreaction of every other team to the fact that, in accordance with the rules, Dustin and Kandice used the Yield to slow down Eric and Pink in the previous leg. You'd think that no one could possibly get upset about this, but the most indignant team of all is Charla and Mirna, who were not even involved. What follows is Mirna at her truly pitiable best, believing she is dispensing various spicy rejoinders when, in fact, she is making a complete idiot out of herself with her sparkling wit, evidenced by remarks like "Yield Queens." Although Mirna behaves as aggressively and as rudely as she possibly can, and although Danny and Oswald decide to throw Charla and Mirna a totally uncalled-for assist, Mirna gets dusted in her big battle with the BQs, who get themselves on the standby list ahead of her -- which doesn't really matter, since both teams get on the plane, but it was a moral victory if you don't dig Mirna. Which I don't. In Hong Kong, Danny and Oswald are adorable while taking on a movie-stunt Fast Forward, while the other teams scramble up some scaffolding while trying to avoid flying kung fu guys. Oh, yes. I'm serious. The Roadblock involves kicking doors down, at which Charla turns out to be surprisingly talented. In the end, although they mess up the Detour choice, don't read the clue, don't communicate with their taxi driver, go the wrong way, can't drive, and basically race like idiots, Charla and Mirna come in third, because Eric and Danielle can't get on a good flight and then don't race particularly well either. So Eric and Pink come in last, but are not eliminated, yawn. The entire episode is uneventful and annoying, and it's particularly depressing that there doesn't seem to be a team left besides the BQs that understands what it means to be in a competition and not take it personally. Boo.
Previously on Frankfurt, My Dear, Does Not Give A Damn: The teams proceeded to Malaysia, except for Uchenna and Joyce, who missed their too-tight connection and wound up cooling their heels in the Frankfurt airport while everybody else chomped on cookies and cycled around with old newspapers on the backs of their bikes. When the rules called for each team to decide whether to give itself an advantage over another team currently behind it, the BQs decided they would indeed give themselves that advantage, directing the disadvantage at Eric and Pink on the theory that they were (1) a threat, and (2) behind the BQs at the time. Eric and Pink, and later a typically histrionic Mirna and Charla, concluded that this was an obvious showing of bad character, because the last thing you're supposed to do in a competition is think of yourself at the expense of others. It was all academic, though, because by the time Uchenna and Joyce showed up at the pit stop, everything was long over, and they were Philiminated. Four teams remain. Who will be eliminated...next?
Credits. I miss Guido so much already. [BOMP.]
Kuala Lumpur! Those two big towers! We've been here before! The supply of countries is running short! Soon, we will have to try other planets! Phil provides the Founding Trivia Of The Week, which is that this particular city was founded by tin miners. It's too bad we don't have much tin anymore. You basically only hear "piece of tin" in relation to cars that fall apart easily, which, in fairness, are rarely even made of tin. Tin needs better PR. High above the city is a mansion that served as the pit stop for the leg. Phil is still in last week's red shirt, which (spoiler!) is the best shirt he will be wearing this week by leaps and bounds. Phil wonders whether the BQs' decision to Yield Eric and Pink will have any negative consequences, and whether...well, actually, that's all he wonders. Phil is suffering from a dip in inquisitiveness.
12:28 AM. The BQs open their clue, which tells them to fly to Hong Kong. Phil says this is a little over 1500 miles, and when they get there, they'll take a taxi 22 miles to the Sun Wah Kiu Dry Cleaning & Laundry, where they'll get a clue. (Culturally Sensitive Lesson #1: Hong Kong = People Who Do Laundry!) As they leave, Dustin voices over that they don't really anticipate that they'll be best buddies with Eric and Pink, which is a good guess, because Eric and Pink are in fact Eric and Petty. Well, Petty and Petty, but that just sounds like a law firm. A really good law firm, actually. Anyway, the BQs get a cab to the airport. Dustin interviews that the Yield is really just part of the game, and of course, that's what she thinks. It's not really what anybody else thinks. The funny thing is that Dustin and Kandice were infinitely more screwed by stuff like the Intersection than Eric and Pink were by the Yield, and they stopped complaining instantly...in that they never started. Isn't that funny?