Speaking of whom, in the Kelly/Jon cab, it's 6:26 AM. "Almost here," Jon says flatly. We see the other teams again waiting at the gate, and Jeff helpfully points out that there will be a footrace to the clue. Good thinking, "dude." And could you please retire the sleeveless white V-neck? I am not excited about that thing at all. The gate slides open, and everybody runs for it. Apparently, they had information that they'd be able to lose their packs inside the gate, because everybody runs over to the same spot and dumps their stuff. Millie and Chuck execute this maneuver with particular flair, losing their packs without even slowing down, really, and thus ending up in the lead as the teams head into the thick trees toward the route marker. Millie lucks out in that she's far enough ahead by the time they hit the rickety rope bridge that there aren't really other people sharing the bridge with her most of the way across, so she's able to run pretty much the whole thing. As soon as there are other people on the bridge, though, it's much more shaky, so everyone else who's more bunched up has to slow down considerably.
Millie is first to get to the clue box, and even though it's directly in front of her nose, she seems to almost not see it. It was at this point that I started to formulate what would become the theme of the episode in my mind: Millie Has Lost Her Ever-Lovin' Mind. I mean, you talk about Who missing a clue box...this one is practically up her nose, and she goes right by it. She thanks the Lord for the clue box when she eventually does find it. (The Lord: "Every day when I...make my way to the tub-by...I find a little fellow who's cute and yellow and chubby...rub-a-dub-dubby...") When Chuck arrives at the clue box, they read the clue, which sends them to the Trushidup Palm Oil Plantation. Wow...palm oil is really bad for you. They couldn't go to a canola oil plantation? Phil explains that the plantation requires a 145-mile trek that they'll have to drive and navigate for themselves. As Chuck notes, the clue specifies that a map is included. They dash off.
The rest of the teams bunch up at the clue box. Just as they do, Kelly and Jon pull up outside the entrance in their taxi. Jon, with impeccable timing, absolutely has to pee right this minute, so he excuses himself by the side of the road. Watch for spitting cobras! Kelly, of course, is telling him to hurry up the entire time -- which, in my experience, is not exactly going to speed things along, if you know what I'm saying. She'd be better off telling him stories about going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. "I shouldn't have drank those two cups of coffee," he chuckles. They run in and start looking for flags.