Colin and Christie reach the horseman. They rip a new clue that tells them to find the Old Tower Restaurant to receive their next clue. Phil explains that this is out of the city, in the town of Pushkin. The regular Exposition Hands, incidentally, are apparently gone this season for the most part, so we must make do with cameos, such as the Mystery Hands that pull the clue out of the clue box at the end of that Explainer segment. They're sort of Exposition Hands Lite. Sigh. Yields, new Hands...I cannot cope with so much change. Colin and Christie get back in their taxi.
As Brandon and Nicole make their way into the goal, she says, "If this hurts, you're in a lot of trouble." "All we have to do is block five," he reminds her. "Holy cow," she says again. And "holy cow" still makes me laugh. The first shot goes in, but the next one, they block together. "Nice, baby!" he growls in that nice-baby growl he has. After a couple more go in, and they block a couple more ("Bring it!" he yells at one point), and she says "holy cow" again, they finally finish. I would point out that those shots are being sent with some force, and they are slapshots, at least. "You see how easy that was, baby?" he asks. She doesn't answer, because she's thinking about whacking him on the back of the head with her hockey stick. As they get changed, he reads the Bronze Horseman clue. Outside, their taxi driver knows where it is, they discover. In the cab, he says he feels good about what they did. "Baby, I'm worried that took a lot of time," she says, concerned but not upset. Whatever unhappiness there was about that, it's apparently passed, so...whatever. I don't think that disagreement laid a glove on them.
Charla and Mirna, Marshall and Lance, and Chip and Kim arrive in St. Petersburg and get taxis. Charla notes in the cab that there were three teams on the plane, and they're the first to be "off and away." Blah blah blah yay-for-us-cakes. Marshall and Lance take off, and then Chip and Kim -- with Chip chuckling that "as usual," they're in the back of the group. Yeah, it's really not that funny, Chip. It's not so much a chuckle as it is...a sign. And not one that says, "Good For You." Elsewhere, Brandon and Nicole get the restaurant clue and take off.