Well it was pretty obvious by two thirds through this that it had to be a continuing leg of some sort, either that or they hardly showed any of the two last placed teams doing tasks. So it was a bit of a surpise when Phil didn't tell the leading team to carry on. Still a continuing leg of sorts though I suppose.
The detour was good. I expected though that the judge would be quite lenient with the synchronized swimming (just like the Bollywood dance in the last season). The library task looked the easier one to do, and actually on the side of one of the filing cabinets did appear to be the Russian alphabet in alphabetical order, but I'm not sure either team noticed it. That was the whole of the leg though, the locks in the tree wasn't really that big a deal.
Taxis again having a big role to play here, going off with a team's belongings. It's hardly the first time a taxi has left without waiting for a team but I don't remember them doing it while having a team's backpacks with them. I never like taxis deciding the race.
As for the plane drama it was nice not to see them all on the same plane for once even if two teams got left behind. I understood them deciding to keep with each other, that is up until they waited for a team to complete a detour. I didn't get that at all, it's a race. I thought they meant they would just go to the cluebox and choose the same detour together not that they would wait for each other to complete a task, as that makes no sense.
Overall I liked Lexi a bit more this episode, no loud annoying 'yays!' that I remember. Trey is still boring. Abi and Ryan though obviously meant to be the baddies are probably one of the few interesting team dynamics in this race. The other teams I'm not sure I care about that much right now. Funniest moment though was probably when Phil shouted out very happily 'you're team number 3!!!' to the twins and their response was so downbeat, or them sniping at each other at the tree.