Brook flags down a large, incongruous John Deere tractor and climbs right up into the cab with the driver, asking him to write directions down for her in exchange for a "big sloppy kiss." But he gives her the directions anyway. The transaction completed, Brook climbs down and brays, "I just kissed an Englishman, in a tractor. Let's go!" "You've kissed worse," Claire tells the world. Brook interviews that this will be an ongoing strategy for her. "A kiss saves the day. If you can kiss a stranger on the cheek you can really move mountains." "A lot more to come," Claire adds in a fake French accent that still merits subtitles. I just hope Brook isn't carrying something nasty that will end up making her Patient Zero in a worldwide epidemic of logorrhea or something.
Gary and Mallory are leaving in sixth place, at 12:40, and Mallory nearly wets herself upon learning they're going to Africa. Of course, she's so excitable she would have nearly wet herself upon learning they were going to the Middle East, or Cardiff, or that place in Hungary that just got flooded with toxic sludge. "Oh, I hope I get to hold little African babies," she says in the car. I'm sure the little African babies agree, if they can have safety harnesses and earplugs.
Michael and Kevin are leaving at 12:41 in seventh place. They run for the cars as fast as they can, given that Michael has a sore leg. Kevin admits in an interview that he's "not too confident having my dad as a teammate." Michael agrees that he hopes he's not too much of a drag on Kevin, and I think he just means on the race. When they're in the car, Michael apologizes for slowing him down. Kevin says it's cool, but he doesn't go so far as to say Michael wasn't slowing him down.
Chad and Stephanie leave at 12:50, in eighth place, uneventfully. Andie and Jenna are off at 1:35, in ninth place. Andie reminds us, "When I was just Jenna's age, I chose adoption for her, and all these years it's been really difficult hoping that I did the right thing." Jenna solo-interviews that she always knew she was adopted, and was always thinking about Andie in the back of her head. Andie solo-interviews, "I want to go the whole race, because this is the only time we're ever gonna have like this in our whole lives." Why does she keep saying that? Seriously, they can't hang at all after this? Did someone tell them they couldn't, or something? In the car, they're happy about getting to sleep in a castle the night before. "We're such princesses," Andie says. Wait till they see where people are sleeping next.