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Just outside of Dodge City, Oprah had a breakthrough of sorts as the Impala was stuck for miles behind a slow-moving orange semi. "I see why people give people the finger now. All these years I never understood why people are always so frustrated. Because you're in the wrong damn lane, people!" she said. "Four days ago I was saying, 'What is road rage? Why can't you just move with the flow, people? Now it's like, 'Sheesh, you no-driving so-and-sos.'"
Gayle had her own moment of seething road rage when they ran into some rush hour traffic later in the day near Wichita. As Oprah was saying how thankful she was that this was their first brush with a rush hour, Gayle was in the middle of a slow boil. "I hate sitting in traffic," she said. "I'd just like to know how far down we have to go."