With this latest humiliation for Toni and Dallas out of the way, now we can get on to the Frat Boys' Speed Bump, which promises to be a humiliation of a much more enjoyable variety. While striding past a Russian dance troupe performing in the park, Phil explains that Andrew and Dan will have to join the group for one song. If the dance captain is happy with their performance, she'll give them their next clue so they can get back in the race. Given how much trouble Dan had with walking last week, I can't see this going well for them. But they're pretty good-natured about it as they head over to join the group. None of the dancers or even the instructor speak to them -- they simply smile and dance and wait for the boys to join in. Which they do, sort of lurching around the periphery of the circle. This could take a while.
Dallas and Toni approach a couple of locals for help, claiming their passports and money were "stolen." Good line. I'm trying not to be judgmental about it.
Andrew and Dan have progressed from lurching randomly to cavorting randomly, which is some form of progress.
And Toni and Dallas receive a bit of cash. In a tearful interview, Toni talks about the two Russian men who handed over all the cash they had on them. Then the two men point them onto a bus, which Toni and Dallas board. They sit in their seats looking like they're on their way to a funeral. Their own, possibly.
Ken and Tina are getting on a bus, but that's no trolley bus. They briefly wonder if the absence of wires is relevant, but when they hear that the bus is going where they want to go, that's all they need to hear.
Dan and Andrew finish the dance. Unsurprisingly, the instructor didn't love it, and tells them to do it again. Meanwhile, Nick and Starr get off their train, planning to search next for the "Kryllics." And Ken and Tina learn from a local that they're on the wrong kind of bus.
Meanwhile, Nick and Starr find their babushka and swap their samsa for the postcard sending them to VDNKh Park Station via the Metro. That right there goes onto the growing list of "sentences I never thought I'd write." This show is great for that list.
Ken and Tina get off the non-trolley bus at the same time as their helpful local, who points out what a trolley bus is. There goes one now, in fact. They decide to taxi back to their starting point rather than take their chances with another bus. "We're getting ourselves in deep trouble," Ken laments in the cab while Tina fiddles with her eye makeup. Some more.