Close-ups of those raging rapids. Oddly enough, there's no replay of Erik flipping his kayak or anything to extend the drama of a blind man nearly drowning. No, Erik just hops back up on his kayak like it wasn't a big deal. But it was! As boring as this show generally is, in this episode we saw a blind man jump off a cliff and survive a flipped kayak. Erik, I know you can't read this unless it's in braille or you have one of those robot voice thingies, but please, please demand your own show after this one's over. We want to see you do things blindly. We salivate at the idea of you being put in peril. America needs you in these dark times. In TH, Jeff says Erik ended up being fine, but Jeff was really anxious when he flipped and it was really important he didn't let Erik hear it in his voice. Pff... Jeff, Erik has superhuman hearing. He heard it in your voice. He's just a badass.
Meanwhile, Finding Nino gets themselves in the kayaking race. They're hoping their water experience will let them catch up, and just as they say that in a voiceover, we see Gus stuck on a rock. Like... stuck on a big-ass rock in his kayak. It's every bit as funny as you'd expect someone named Gus being trapped on a rock could be, paddle swiping at nothing but air. Nino says they're used to different types of water than this and little boats with engines. Gus was probably better off on that rock, because once he gets out in the open water he just keeps flipping his kayak. Nino is so pissed at Gus. He's cursing him and belittling him. Joe says despite all of that they were making up ground on the middle teams who were still struggling. Valley Girl Christina manages to get herself trapped in a tree. Rednecks and S.W.A.T. pass up Valley Girls for fifth and sixth place, respectively.
The Moustaches arrives first at the checkpoint at Goat Cave. Team Gay Angst isn't far behind. The instructions here direct the teams to look out of the mouth of the cave, which is situated at the top of a mountain, to the finish line at a kasbah which is directly across on a hill. To get there, teams will have to go back down the mountain, get back in the kayaks, paddle a mile and then climb 300 feet up the hill to the finish. Coming into the final stretch it's Somewhat Limited third, Akbar's Players fourth, Rednecks fifth, S.W.A.T. sixth, Valley Girls seventh with Christina finally getting out of the tree. Valley Girl Natalie says in TH they all knew Finding Nino was right behind them.