I think so too. I just re-watched. Justin & Jen helped each other, then they helped Herb. I think Gary helped Vxysin with the map and I think he had the number right but Herb confirmed it. Although they didn't show it, I think Gary helped Jet with the map and then Gary fell in behind Jet who then took off but he was so far off that he had to redo it. LOL He should have thrown out the 17.5 and taken Gary's 10.75 at that gas station and went from there.
Sorry, wasn't sure how to do the quote thing in the box.
Actually, I agree with a poster on another forum, that Jet did actually use Gary's number at the end of the RB but screwed up the calculation. He already knew he'd made mistakes when he saw Gary at the gas station; since he was possibly off by more than 6 km, he knew he'd have to go a long way back from the gas station to try again. Using Gary's info made sense, especially since Gary was willing to help. I also think he might have stuck with Gary to get past another tricky navigation, and that's when he went on ahead. So I don't think the Cowboy's game was any "fairer" than anyone else. They all got help at some point on the RB.
Also agree that Gary probably was already on track with the correct final number, and Flight Time's info basically just confirmed it.
IMO, Jet basically shot himself in the foot (sorry, couldn't resist!). The cowboys had two big flaws that came into play in this RB - not so great navigational skills, and too much of the lone ranger attitude. Don't mean they should have been friendly with the other teams to get info (though again, Gary was willing to help), but that they should have paid attention to keeping other teams in sight. If Jet had stuck with Gary, at least he'd know that they'd both have to go back to the start if their final number was wrong. The cowboys were so good generally at smoking the tasks, the chance of them blasting through a Detour ahead of Gary and Mallory was pretty good (especially, as it turned out, Gary had trouble getting going on the luggage task). Instead, Jet was the only one who had to go all the way back to the start, and it cost them.
Not sure the info sharing bothered me, maybe because I feel the teams have been working hard through all these legs. The possible exception is Flight Time; had the impression once he realized he was screwed up, he just coasted looking for someone to tell him the correct answer. The other teams used help, but seemed to put in a good effort. I guess at least Flight Time paid it forward by offering the info to Gary...
Have lurked for a while...really enjoy reading the forums - you guys are incredible at figuring things out!