In the train station, the teams hunt for Platform 2, which is named on their clue. Well, all the teams, that is, except for Meredith and Gretchen, who are still in their rickshaw. There's no hurry, really. They do eventually get to the roof, though, and Phil tells them that it's not over yet. They head for the train station, throwing Phil a little salute. "Give it everything you've got!" Phil calls out to them as they leave. Hey, Phil, no taking sides! Meredith voices over that they were just "so joyful" not to be eliminated at that point. I have to think they're going to serve notice on future teams that you really can do this with a lot less stuff than you think. Gretchen never did get that orange back, I don't think. Or her calculator.
At Platform 2, Rob and Amber discover that it's only about 1:00 in the afternoon, and their train doesn't board until 9:00 in the evening, so obviously, this is the mega-bunch to beat all mega-bunches. As they pass Ron and Kelly, Ron says to Rob, "What's the deal?" and Rob warily says, "You'll figure it out." And Ron and Kelly, interestingly, actually do! And so does everyone else. No one is at all confused, which is how you can tell it's not very complicated information. And then it is time for the sun to set. So indeed, the entire previous leg of the race was utterly irrelevant, and it pretty much was predetermined to be so. Never know exactly how I feel about that, really. On one hand, the teams don't know that, so the drama is still there. But on the other hand, it does make it seem like a lot of hot tea slopped about for no good reason.
As the teams stand around preparing to leave, Lynn conspiratorially tells anyone in the audience who doesn't already know (which is no one) that he and Alex have "a loose alliance" with Uchenna and Joyce and Gretchen and Meredith. Joyce voices over that Ron and Kelly and Rob and Amber have what she's sure will be "a short alliance," given that Rob will ultimately do whatever he can to finish first. Once again, we see the race invaded by its goldurn "race" aspect, which has a funny way of intruding on the "let's travel in a big group and be on TV" aspect that some of the teams prefer to focus on.
The teams board the train, not really knowing where they're going, but waiting for their next clue. In what rather looks to be the middle of the night, some guy comes around with envelopes and wakes the sleeping teams -- all of whom have sleeping compartments, in a marked departure from the tougher conditions of seasons past -- to give them their clue envelopes. They open the clue, and it tells them to hunt for a clue at the Jodhpur train station. Alex adds that they're also going to wind up spending 24 hours on the train.