We're reminded of the epic showdown between Rednecks and Team Gay Angst. Nick says they decided to just power through after realizing they weren't in last. We hear AJ ordering his team to just keep walking until they get close to Rednecks and then to run. This oddly coincides with The Rednecks veering off up a staircase, claiming they're sticking closely to directions on their map. The route Gay Angst takes appears to be rougher, steeper terrain. Kari is gassed and asks to stop so she can take in some water. AJ bitches at her to keep going. Chad is gassed and his teammates bitch at him to keep going.
Salmoni awaits the winner of this low-endurance challenge at the finish. It's Team Gay Angst who crosses the finish first. They're completely spent. AJ is doubled over and Kari has somehow found the hydration to continue crying. She says in TH -- crying, of course -- she left everything out there on the course. The Rednecks hobble across the finish. Salmoni asks Chad how the last hill was. Kind of a dick move, no? Chad just says it was tough, but they made it. Salmoni, probably realizing his prior dick move: "Guys, I truly understand what a Southern gentleman is now."
Helicopter. Teams applaud The Rednecks as they take the long walk toward it. Strangely, The Rednecks are being a little goofy. Chad spins around in stride and mimes firing six-shooters at the remaining teams and blows them out before holstering them. Everyone laughs. It's like this team is clinging to their last seconds of fame. Their final team TH is all about being happy to have had this experience together and forming a closer bond. Some of this is voiced-over shots of them all smiles in the helicopter. Salmoni tells the remaining teams today was a good example of not giving up -- what with Gay Angst fighting back from oblivion and Ike powering through a broken ankle. Jeff says it was all about who wanted it more, and as his grandfather called it: moxie.
Next time: The Valley Girls have trouble with a rappel... again. Team Gay Angst flounders in some sort of double kayak boat. One of The Moustaches rolls an ankle... again. Ike's still toughing it out on his broken ankle, but says pain on a scale of 1-10 is a 10. Uh oh.
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