Now we're down to what is allegedly the race for last, cutting back and forth between Toni|Dallas begging for change and Ken|Tina begging for clues. Literally, they're just walking up to randoms going, "Clue? Clue? No?" Dallas and Toni board their next trolley bus, while Ken and Tina are completely at sea. "We are running out of daylight," Ken says. "What the heck are we missing?" Tina demands of the universe, which responds with a nice hero shot of the waiting clue box with the giant fin in the background. After the ads, Ken declares them out of options. But then Tina remembers her postcard, and holds it up triumphantly. "Let's find out where that is," Ken says. Why didn't I think of that?
More cutting back and forth between the last two teams. As a spark of hope dawns in Dallas's breast (while Toni's is quiet and dark), Ken gets a local to point him to the giant fin that's visible from a mile away. Now they just have to get there, which is a challenge given that Ken's calves are cramping and he has to slow to a walk. Toni and Dallas get off their penultimate trolley bus and head for the locker. But it's too little, too late, because Ken and Tina have already found the clue box. "Just read it and run," Ken tells Tina. She does. And we see them jogging exhaustedly back to the mat, which, at least they know where it is now. "Welcome to Moscow!" cheers the jovial officer. Phil officially checks them in as the third team, and congratulates them on being in the final three. "How does that make you feel?" Tina says Ken has had a lot of patience, and she needs a lot, too. Which is pretty damn charitable of her, considering what an ass he's been this whole leg. In an interview, Ken admits that they got upset with each other today. "We put it all in jeopardy and we can't afford to do that if we're gonna win this thing." Tina says she wants to know how important she and the relationship are to Ken. As of today, I think we know.
You know that expression, "all over but the crying?"
As Toni and Dallas emerge from a Metro station to street level, Phil pops out of a doorway in front of them and confronts them on the sidewalk. No greeter, no mat. They know what's coming, and they stop dead in their tracks. Phil gazes at them sympathetically for a moment, then delivers the bad news like a doctor in a waiting room or an army officer on a doorstep. "Toni and Dallas, three teams have checked into the Pit Stop. Those three teams are the teams that will be racing to the Finish Line for the one million dollars. I'm sorry to tell you, you have been eliminated from the race." He looks like he means it too. Toni kisses her son, and Phil obviouses, "Rough day." They agree that it didn't go so great. Phil asks Dallas how he's feeling, and Dallas can only say he feels bad about letting his mom down. "You didn't let me down! Give me a kiss," Toni interrupts, hugging him tightly. "I had a great time." "It's just tough. Been a tough day," Dallas finishes. That seems to be all he can trust himself to say.