The middle of the pack arrives at the tea house and loads up their plows. It's Akbar in third, S.W.A.T. fourth, Finding Nino fifth, NY'sWCE sixth, Valley Girls seventh, and Team Gay Angst eighth. WGIYNIKA in ninth and The Rednecks in last lag two hours behind. Chad has to mount Rednecks' mule because he's just completely spent. "You forgive me?" he asks. WGIYNIKA sees Chad do this and figure they're now moving faster because he won't slow them down on foot. Kelsey knows what's up. She says to the nearby camera they just have to beat them.
We come back to find Rednecks have lost all morale. It's so bad they're picking up rocks from the trail to keep as mementos of their last day on the expedition. Um... You wouldn't keep a piece of the plow or something else instead? At the farming Terrace, Ike's guiding Erik with the plow. They find the canister of instructions in the dirt, which tells them to just trek down the nearby riverbed to an outpost where they'll find the finish line. Erik says that he felt good about being able to do his part on this challenge. The middle teams arrive at the terraces as Somewhat Limited and The Moustaches take off to race through the riverbed. AJ's bitching about the responsibility of constructing the plow for Team Gay Angst naturally falling on him even though he admits he is good with his hands so it makes sense he'd be the one to do it.