Everybody's on the train. And here are the lovely Boys of Esquire, carrying blue shades, visor, and their ticket to ridicule. Boys, boys, boys anyway, we are informed that Lenny and Karyn are on a later train because of "production difficulties," and they'll get a credit for the lost time.
Team Guido, on the train, starts asking around for advice, and learns that you can get to the city they want by getting off at Bologna and taking a taxi, rather than taking the train all the way there. I've heard a little griping about why this was a rules violation, so let's straighten it out right now. Unlike the famous to-Avignon-or-not-to-Avignon dilemma, the clue here said that you had to take the train TO CASTELFRANCO EMILIA. The Les Baux clue just said to take the train. Nobody's train actually went to Les Baux -- you could get off wherever you wanted. Here, it said to take the train to the endpoint. This involves CHANGING TRAINS at Bologna, and successfully changing trains is part of the task. Like it or not, that's what the clue said. Not doing the second half of the train trip is not doing the task. Nevertheless, Team Guido takes a cab instead of the required second train leg, as does Team Danza.
Back on the second train, blue-spectacled Rob the Muppet guitarist is lawyering and parsing his head off on the rules violation. "There was a train switch at Bologna," he says, "and we are now on the second train to Castelfranco Emilia. A couple of teams got off in Bologna, and we believe are on their way in a cab to Castelfranco Emilia, which we think is a violation of what the clue says to do. The clue that we got this afternoon said, and I quote, 'Take a train to Castelfranco Emilia via Bologna.'" Whew! That was a mouthful, Rob. Take a breath. Meanwhile, Emily gives the layperson's view, as follows: "If it says to take a train, take a train! Take a damn train!" Heh.
Bill, in an interview, whines, "I never played the taxi to be a cheater." Yeah, I didn't actually think you did, Bill. I just think you didn't do the clue. I don't think you were trying to put anything over on anybody; I just think you didn't want to do what it said to do, and you failed to follow directions. Bill says he was "being smart." Well, except for the part where you didn't do what it said to do. That wasn't so smart.
Frank and Margarita get to the car factory.
Fratilyesque, getting off the train. "We'll be lucky if there's one taxi, never mind three," Kevin is saying. Now we see them standing around looking at two cabs that have arrived. Drew is asking for "three taxis," but you can hear Rob say, "There's only two, Drew," and I have a feeling that means two IN THE TOWN, not two AVAILABLE TO THESE PARTICULAR PEOPLE, and if you were looking for a reason that the second train leg was part of the task, this might be it. My impression that there isn't another one in town is strengthened by the fact that unlike every other place where they've had a cab and needed another, the cab drivers can't call another cab. Instead, Momily agrees to wait at the train station and have the boys send one of the cabs back for them. "Y'all go, seriously," Emily says good-naturedly. Once the boys have left, Nancy reiterates that there are only "two cabs in the area," and she and Em have let the boys go first. "A little bit of the fight's gone in us -- or, me," she explains, and again, I think this is about the Guido airport incident. Nancy's just mortified. "It's okay," she says to Emily. "I hope so," Emily says. "As long as we don't get eliminated."