In the mad dash for taxis, Sarah quipped to siblings Nick & Starr, "Not so easy to find a taxi," but the siblings either didn't hear her or chose not to respond.
An irate Sarah later said, "I just have to learn my lesson and stop trying to be nice to them." A DANGEROUS DETOUR Finding the cluebox at a church in Pelourinho, Terence & Sarah, Mark & Bill, and Nick & Starr all encountered the first Detour of the race, choosing between Hard Way Up and Soft Way Down.
Single mother Toni remarked on her son, Dallas, "Because I've raised Dallas by myself, Dallas has taught me patience to persevere so I think I can bring that to the race." Separated wife Tina commented on her unfaithful spouse, Ken, "After Ken cheated, that was a very traumatic thing to go through and I have not let go of the past issues.
I've forgiven, but I haven't forgotten." Married beekeeper Arthur, sporting a long white beard and a tied-dye shirt, said of himself and his wife Anita, "The other teams I think might see us as old hippies, maybe not competitive, but I don't think that's true at all." NO FLAG, NO TICKET Long distance dating couple Aja & Ty wisely took the carpool lane to arrive at the Park One parking lot in first place and kept their lead as they entered the American terminal knowin g that Flight 252 would land in Salvador first.
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES At the overnight hold, a potential romance began to brew between Starr and Dallas as they conversed about their long first day.
Starr commented, "[Dallas] is just the most attractive guy on the race.
The mad dash for tickets on the first flight ended with Nick & Starr at the front, followed by Aja & Ty, and Kelly & Christy.
After host Phil Keoghan informed the excited teams that the winner after eleven legs of racing would take home the one million dollar prize he raised his arm, wished them safe travel and sent the teams running through the arches of the coliseum to their bags.
After discovering they needed to fly to Salvador, Brazil on either American Flight 252 or United Flight 843, siblings Nick & Starr took the early lead out of the coliseum parking lot followed by newly dating couple Terence & Sarah who quickly made the bad choice of taking surface streets instead of the faster freeways.
WHAT LIES AHEAD On the drive down to LAX, several teams reflected on the race that lay ahead and the obstacles they face.
After Terence & Sarah, Mark & Bill, siblings Nick & Starr, and separated couple Ken & Tina all took the am departures, long distance dating couple Aja & Ty along with divorcees Kelly & Christy settled for the am departure leaving one am departure for a team from the second flight.
Frat boys Andrew & Dan, after their disappointment at LAX, made up as much ground as possible when they landed in Salvador and were rewarded with the final departure, leaving Marisa & Brooke, Anthony & Stephanie, Toni & Dallas, and Anita & Arthur to depart at am the next morning.