Andrew and Dan have at last arrived at the correct Park Iskusstv, and they ask their driver to wait. Andrew is the one who's going to solve this mystery, and Dan hands over all his cash, because even when putting this episode together, the editors knew that the network promo monkeys would be flogging the loss of one team's cash and passports, and they're still trying to keep us guessing as to who it will be. Are you still guessing?
Waiting outside the bookstore until it's time to make his third guess (no clock visible onscreen now), Dallas sees Tina jogging up and asks to compare notes with her. He tells her his guesses so far. Tina doesn't want to give anything away yet, so she says she wants to see if her guess is right before sharing with him. Since her guess is 52, it isn't. "Ay yi yi," Tina says, returning to report to Dallas her own wrong guess. Eventually they'll zero in on it together. Unless they both come up with zero.
In the back o the Siblings' cab, Nick wonders if he should try to draw a pony to help their cabdriver out. As if there's always a pony at Sokol'niky Park. Today, in the absence of an aggressively ignorant cabbie, Starr's big concern is the danger of reading the clue too literally, as she asks whether they're looking for not an actual pony, but a ponytail. Nick sets her straight, rather more nicely than he strictly needs to. As they arrive at the park, they quickly find the pony lady, who hands them an envelope that contains a Detour. It's worth mentioning that even though the lady is wearing pigtails, Starr doesn't immediately dash off in search of a pig.
And here's Phil, walking through yet another park. Good God, how many parks are there in Moscow, anyway? How does anybody get any work done? In any case, this particular park is quite distinctive, with a giant dorsal fin visible in the background, pointing up at the sky. Phil's here to tell us about the Detour options, which are a choice between Moscow's two main forms of public transportation: "Ride the Rails" (subway) and "Ride the Lines" (bus). For "Ride the Rails," the teams have to walk to the nearby Sokol'niky Metro station and catch a train to a different station. Then they'll surface to visit a pastry stand and pick up a local delicacy called a samsa (presumably hoping it doesn't turn into a giant cockroach), upon whose wrapper will appear further instructions. Specifically, it will tell them to ride the Metro to yet another station, where they'll have to find a statue of the two men who created the Cyrillic alphabet. Then they'll need to make their way past angry mobs of frustrated students of the Russian language (not really) to find a "babushka" waiting at a nearby table to swap the pastry for a postcard. That card will direct them to VDNKh (that's not a typo -- the vowel-deficient locale is pronounced "Veh-deh-en-ka") Park Station, which they'll need to search for their next clue. Phil warns that the subway is "a multilayered labyrinth...and the signage is almost entirely in Cyrillic." But it's not as scary as it sounds, because now Phil is standing on a train platform, assuring us, "trains come so frequently that even multiple mistakes can be rectified, and teams may speed ahead."