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.
Should it just be a given The Moustaches finish first again? Salmoni asks what team they think will beat them first. It's definitely Somewhat Limited, they say. Yaaaaaaaawn. Can someone wake me up when there's an actual competition happening, and when the competition isn't between these two teams who are obviously destined to clash? Gypsy Taylor says Blind Guy Erik is just amazing. The fact Somewhat Limited is so close behind Moustaches every step of the way is a real testament to how awesome Erik is doing in the expedition. Just as that's said, Somewhat Limited crosses the finish line second. The other teams start to unearth their canisters of instructions with their plows. Akbar's Players third, NY'sWCE fourth. As this happens, AJ can only watch in a fatigued malaise and inform his team when these teams have completed the challenge. Finding Nino fifth. S.W.A.T. sixth. Kari gives one too many bossy critiques to AJ here and he just snaps. He and Ryan are doing most of the steering of the plow and AJ just asks Kari if she wants to do it herself. Right now it's just them and Valley Girls at the terraces. Valley Girls have swept their whole field and found nothing. Just as they start up again, they happen to be right on top of their canister. Practically the same thing happens for Team Gay Angst. Just as they're about to implode and give up, they strike their canister. They take off and all but forget the infighting they've had the last two days until AJ says they just need to "Do what we do." Kari: "What -- fight?" Word, Kari. Word.