Susie tells us that it's "a very tight race," and that "it could go either way." Finally, Emily crosses the finish line. Kameelah tells Syrus that he "went off the road a little bit," but he did very well. Emily asks whether she was more than fifteen seconds behind, and James tells her that it's going to be close. Emily can't believe that it was close. Dude, Syrus was finished and out of the car before you even crossed the line. Danny finally comes out to announce the results, and mentions that there was only a one-point difference. Road Rules got one hundred seventy-nine points, and Real World got one hundred eighty. Oh, that's so wrong. If Emily had been two seconds faster, they would have won. The Real World team freaks out as Emily sinks down to a crouch and hides her face in her hands. Danny presents them with their check, and the final total is revealed: Real World got $110,000 and Road Rules got $40,000. For those of you wondering, that means that each RW team member gets about $18,000 (and if it's taxed as prize money, they'll end up with about $8500) and each RR team member gets about $6500 (which would be about $3000 after taxes.) The difference doesn't seem quite as large when you look at it that way, does it?
In an interview, Rebecca says that she feels bad for James because he places so much of his self-esteem in competitions, and he thinks that losing means that he is bad. Rebecca points out that she loses lots of things, but doesn't think that she's a loser -- it's just a life lesson James will need to learn.