Gypsies, Fab 3 and Football Players are in a race for first place on camelback in 105 degree desert heat with No Limits gaining on them. They eventually pass everyone and rub it in to the camera that the other teams will be like, "Blind dude team -- they ain't playin'."
Grandpa's Warriors, Latin Persuasion, Mom's Army and Country Boys get to the camels around the same time. Country Boys are off and running, but LP appears to be having issues. Infighting sets in. Raven and Mai butt heads because Raven is trying to get Mai in gear and she's not taking well to it. Raven starts lecturing Mai about being disrespectful and threatens to quit if she continues speaking to her in a bitchy manner. TH for Raven throws Mai under the bus, calling her out for treating everything like a beauty pageant and pointing out she doesn't work well with others. The result of all of this is LP is in last place.
No Limits and Fab 3 make it to checkpoint 2 first. The first challenge involves "finding water the local way" and filling a jug of water for their camels. While this perplexes everyone, AJ of Fab 3 is rather quick to figure out they can just dig a hole in the sand to get the water they need. The only interesting thing this challenge yields is Akbar's TH where he admits he considered cutting open a camel's hump to get water. I want to know who stopped him from doing this and stopped us from getting good TV. Akbar further solidifies his boneheadedness for posterity by declaring there's no way you're going to get water digging in the sand in the Sahara Desert.
For a first challenge, this is pretty lame. The teams end up working together to dig a hole until they strike water. Straggling and simply lazy teams like Football Players just take water from that same hole when they finally arrive at the checkpoint. Latin Persuasion is the last team to get to the hole and the fighting finally reaches its crescendo. Raven criticizes Mai for just standing there while she and Dashia fill the water jug. They're not going to succeed if Mai doesn't pull her weight. Raven's anger breaks into tears of frustration. Mai is silent through all of this, but it's OK because she looks fabulous. [Best part? The local who said that he wouldn't want any of those bitchy complaining women as his wife. I'm paraphrasing only a bit here. -- Angel]
Back to LP face-off. Raven and Dashia continue to dig into Mai about her priority of fashion and being too cool for school. Finally, Mai gives in. "I can be that team player. So, who has the compass and the GPS?" And they're off.