In their taxi, Lynn starts to fret, quite wisely, about the fact that they're already behind Uchenna and Joyce going for the Fast Forward. They abruptly decide to abandon the FF and head back to the elephants. Elsewhere, Uchenna and Joyce are headed for the FF, and he looks perhaps even better than he did at the start of the race. Not sure how that works.
Ron and Kelly are ahead among the elephant teams. Then Rob and Amber, then Meredith and Gretchen -- with Gretchen sitting up on top yelling at everyone to push or get out of the way, depending on where they happen to be standing. Lynn and Alex show up at the elephants. Kelly gets some help from a few locals, and Rob asks Sanjay to tell the people standing around to help them, which he does. It's sort of a mad rush of locals and elephants on wheels and such. Lynn and Alex run by Gretchen, and he calls out, "Oh, Gretchen, you look fabulous!" Heh. And then he says, "This is hi-laaa-rious! I want to ride on top, Alex!" See, I think he would have been a lot of fun if he'd been less of a jerk. They finally get pushing their elephant. Gretchen, meanwhile, notices that she doesn't actually have to ride in the thing, and considers getting out. But instead of actually climbing out, she goes back to yelling at people to push. And the way she keeps hollering "Get out of the way!" certainly would have set off an enormous controversy among Lynn and Alex and their "loose alliance" had it been said by somebody like Rob. Lynn and Alex pass Meredith and Gretchen, as Gretchen reaches right out and tries to grab onto and thwart their elephant from passing. Hey, mitts off, lady. No grabbing. "We have a baaad elephant," she whines loudly. Not a good week for Gretchen, vocally.