Ron's hungry again, so he and Christina go to a restaurant to eat. Ron savors the moment. And the food. But mostly the food. If you like watching fathers and daughters eat together, this is totally the episode for you.
Flight Time and Big Easy are finally leaving at 3:45, very much in last place. Big Easy's wearing a big peach-colored Band-Aid on his head as they interview that they're starting in last place, and they're hoping for a good day and to end up in the top three. "Like we should be," Flight Time adds. Well, it isn't just going to happen, gentlemen.
Gary and Mallory are doing some internet research on Varanasi, looking at a web page about the "River Ganga." Mallory's excited about going to a holy city. Think she knows that doesn't necessarily mean Christian? Reading about the Ganges and its traditional ability to wash away sin, she says she wants to enter the holy waters, probably unaware that these days the Ganges pretty much just washes away all of your mucus membranes. What sins does Mallory have to wash away, anyhow? Does she secretly slog through life plagued by the guilty memory of a time when she failed to get SUPER-EXCITED about something?
At the airport, everyone gets on the plane to Delhi. The flight lifts off at night, and over a shot of an Amazing Red Line, Phil says all teams are heading to Varanasi via Delhi -- which is actually further west-northwest of Kolkata than Varanasi is. They have to fly to Delhi just to fly halfway back. The first flight lands in the early morning, and six teams are hanging out in the boarding area for the connecting Kingfisher flight to Varanasi, wondering where the Cowboys are. By the same token, Jet and Cord are arriving at the gate for their flight, and can't help noticing they seem to be the only ones there. "I don't even see any people," Jet says, which must make this a very rare spot in India indeed. And then six teams are on the Kingfisher plane, still wondering where the Cowboys are. At this moment, it appears that Jet and Cord have just realized there might be an earlier flight, and it has just occurred to them to check the departure board. Sure enough, Jet points out the Kingfisher flight, which they belatedly realize will put everyone else an hour ahead of them. And it's not like they can try to change their tickets now, because the Kingfisher flight has already taken off without them. The good news is that at least it looks like they'll have their Air India flight to themselves. "Gonna be a long day," Jet predicts. The commercials know their cue when they hear it.