No, I'm not condoning Connor's attitude at this point, but this is the flip side. I personally find both of them at fault there.
And team arrogance got what they deserved: when you are not 100 percent sure that all the other teams are finished and you have one person there AND you have an Express pass - you use it. Period. NO questions asked. You may risk having a more difficult next leg, but you have a CHANCE at doing that next leg. They blew it plain and simple.