This week's hunt team is the worst possible scenario: the blue team! Shane, the one with magic hair, thinks that if they're super "dominant" as the hunt team, they can force the other teams to respect them. Historically, this strategy is unsound. But these two have not finished a book since The Game by Neil Strauss, so we can't expect them to know that.
The other teams, already sulking, turned to face the grounds and took off at Luke's less and less thrilling countdown. Ryan and Erica, the purple couple, don't just do parkour, they teach it: the art of unnecessary jumping and pushing off of things in hopes of getting famous on YouTube. Hey, I'm happy if anyone is choosing to be physically active (in this economy). Kids don't even know how to run these days, let alone execute a double kong.
Even running through the field, Ryan was jumping and vaulting , pushing the limits of his mind or whatever. The blue team will never catch him if he believes hard enough and pumps his arms in unison as he chooses to leap over a rock. Inspired, the blue team did a victory leap of their own on their way into the terrain. Ryan and Erica teach parkour without even knowing they're doing it.
"We're taking these crazy paths and that just slows us down," Kaliesha told her partner Matt. Kaliesha of the white team may just be looking for any excuse to fly off the handle, but she is a logical lady. Sometimes, you don't need to push the limits of your mind for the sake of "cover." Matt asks Kaliesha "who's running the show?" and rather than thinking about it and answering the truth (Luke Tipple, I think), Kaliesha took it as an excuse to fight. She looked for anything to demonstrate her rage, reaching for some leaves on a bush, which she pulled and threw down in an act that did nothing but waste energy.
"Listen to yourself," Kaliesha hissed at Matt, "under this type of pressure, I don't need to hear it." Is Kaliesha the Mole?
The blue team, who has done that awful thing the purple team did their week as the hunt team by creating eye black with whatever dirt they had on hand, heard a noise. What a non-surprise, they heard Kaliesha and Matt arguing about being heard. The white team heard the blue team and ran, with the blue team on their tail. Kaliesha, who's running the show, told Matt to duck down, and as though this were a Shirley Temple movie, it actually works.
Then, Luke revealed the advantage point, which is far down South. The red team tried to go for it, but the white team made it first. Luke announced that the advantage point was closed, which caused the lime team to gasp. They couldn't believe someone would go for an advantage in this game. Catch up, booksmarts.