Outside the bookstore, the last few seconds to Dallas's next guess are ticking down as he and Tina start to realize that he might just have his Soviet icons backwards. He's still pretty sure there were three Stalins, though, so Tina advises him to try 63 as she goes to pay her cab. "I wanna hear a da," Dallas says to the bookseller before guessing 63. Wrong again. "I wanna shoot myself," he says. He needs to pace himself, or else what's he going to want to do later? Tina comes back, and he tells her his wrong guess, so she guesses 62 and gets her clue. Dallas still has nine and a half minutes left as Tina comes out telling him, "One number down. You owe me!" Of course he does. You think having to lug around that ledger documenting everybody's debts to her slows Tina down at all? Dallas is suffused with self-loathing. "My mom probably hates me right now. Probably doesn't want me to be her son any more." Yes, that would certainly fit with what we've seen of them to date. Tina's already back to her cab and off to Bulgakov's apartment.
Andrew's cabbie guides him through the park, pointing out the six Lenins and the one Stalin they've seen. Andrew gives him a high five as they jog back to the cab. "Should be done with this Road Block soon," Andrew says hopefully as he sits in the cab on the way to the bookstore. Where Dallas has finally guessed 62. He gets both a book and a hug from the proprietress. He runs for a cab and gets in, completely oblivious to the fact that he's even now prepping something large and rough and pointy with which to fuck himself.
Nick and Starr wade into the chaos of the Metro station, where Nick finds a wall map that tells him where they need to go while Starr gets their tickets. "Just a matter of waiting for a train," Nick says on the platform. They do seem to be doing a bang-up job of that.
Dan arrives at the waiting area and learns that Nick and Starr have been and gone. "Dallas is still out there," Toni adds, like he's a missing cat that may or may not come home. Tina arrives next, and as she retrieves her clue from the box she tells Toni, "I helped Dallas." She forgets to mention that they owe her now. She and Ken read their clue, and as they head for a cab, Ken scolds her, "Helping Dallas, now, that's bull crap." In the taxi, she tries to calm him down by saying, "Dallas would never have figured it out. I helped him. I shouldn't have, but we're still ahead." I can't help wondering if she would have kept it to herself had she not wanted to brag to Toni about her magnanimity. Ken's not willing to let it go: "We made a decision not to help anybody else. We gotta stick to it or we're gonna end up cutting our own throats." Dallas, meanwhile, is alone in a cab, saying he'll be happy with third place at this point. He has no idea how true that is.