Brian and Ericka get to leave at 12:22, which is a lot less far behind than I would have thought. "Vintage Prada," Brian misquotes on the way to their cab. He interviews that everything has worked out for them. "Even when it looks like it wasn't going to work out, everything has worked out in our favor." I get what he's saying, but I might phrase it a little differently. Like, "Sure, we're circling the drain, but our orbit is remaining stable." In their cab, Brian takes it as a good omen that their driver wears a yellow shirt and tie, matching their team colors. He may or may not be aware that that is the uniform of the cab company. Brian claims, "We're just gonna continue being nice people and let them all fight it out and we'll sneak on in there." As soon as he figures out where Prague is. I guess I should be happy that nobody has pronounced it "Prayge."
Meghan and Cheyne are unsurprisingly the first team to reach the airport, and learn that the first flight out is at 5:20 in the morning on Air Baltic, but it goes through Riga and the ticket office doesn't open until 4:00. I know there's rarely good news for the first team to arrive at the airport at the beginning of a leg, but this is just piling on. Hey, you know what I just now figured out? The show must have ditched the twelve-hour rest periods so they could synchronize teams' departures with the longest periods between flights, to make sure everyone flies out together. Yes, this is the kind of incisive deduction I get paid the big bucks for.
Outside, the brothers and the Americas are arriving at the same time, and Sam marvels at how the other team was able to make up its three-minute deficit in transit. Or maybe they also thought Brian and Ericka were further behind than they were. Both teams head off in search of the internet. Meanwhile, the arriving Globetrotters learn about the Riga connection old-school, from the departure board. Long story short, they're all going to try to get on the same flight, and Flight Time appears to know off the top of his head that Riga is in Latvia, which probably puts him ahead of most Americans on that score (including myself, probably, if I didn't happen to know a Latvian dude). With that out of the way, Meghan invites Cheyne to go do some internet research with her. "Scoot over, Pookie," Ericka says to Dan so he'll clear her a patch of floor to sit on. Meanwhile, Meghan and Cheyne have learned from the internet that a Praga is a car. Meghan floats the idea to Cheyne of lying to everyone that they've learned a Praga is a hat, while Brian, way behind them, observes that she's sneaky. Which part of what Meghan is doing right now is sneaky? The idea of lying about what they learned, or the internet research? Because those strike me, respectively, as less "sneaky" and more "unwise" and "perfectly sensible and something that everyone else should be doing anyway," respectively. Cheyne seems to go along with Meghan's idea, but when they drift past the Globetrotters, whom they overhear guessing that it's a car, they don't speak up. Possibly because the Globetrotters are at an internet terminal of their own. Meghan interviews that you have to be "on your game at every minute" against them. There must be something really tricky about using the internet in the Tallinn airport, for all the intrigue that's going on around it.