Previously: Team Gay Angst had a problem with a rug challenge and went from 1st to last place. Erik continued his general badassery. The Moustaches regained their form and finished in first place. The Fishermen were eliminated. Seven teams remain.
We're at the Golden Kasbah of Beni Mellal. We are at the seventh stage, which will be a one-day stage. The first challenge is at an overlook behind the kasbah. Each team has a map with six symbols on is. One of those symbols can be spotted from the vista using binoculars. Once teams spot their symbol and find the corresponding location on their maps, they will get into Chevy Tahoes -- just kidding -- Ford Explorers to get to that destination. The Moustaches return to their comfort of their usual three-minute head-starts. This episode's telegraphed foreshadowing is AJ telling us in TH he doesn't want a repeat of last episode's rugs fiasco.
Meanwhile, The Moustaches are all business about finding this symbol from the outlook. They immediately agree they should try looking for the nearest things which could be landmarks and work their way back. The first group of teams to start after Moustaches is Team Gay Angst, Somewhat Limited and Akbar And The Players. Jeff seems to still be in awe of Erik's performance last stage and says that Erik's kicking ass and that Ike is proving he's a soldier. He also reveals here Ike has a Purple Heart, which says it all. That's an odd reveal for that information so early in the episode. Foreshadowing? Very quickly, we get our Akbarism as his team begins scoping out the countryside with their binoculars: "Damn. This is like finding Waldo."
The last group of teams is The Rednecks, The S.W.A.T. and The Valley Girls. Cops Rob is always nervous going into a challenge, he says in TH. Again... show editors, you guys really need to learn some subtlety with your early THs. Usually it's better to be surprised when a team encounters trouble instead of recently being reminded they're prone to trouble. All of the teams are now scanning the horizon for the clue and reading the instructions to make sure there's nothing they're missing. The symbol will be "hidden in plain view," as per the instructions. A couple of teams get the idea to leave the spot where The Moustaches are to see if changing vantage point will help. The Moustaches follow and still end up spotting the symbol first. It's actually an exact symbol on the map plastered on a brick wall. Well, they got the "plain view" part right. Teams will now hop into some Ford Explorers -- made by Ford, the auto company that makes fantastic vehicles you may want to investigate -- and navigate to the souk to search a marketplace. The Moustaches are off. And this next part is just lame. The remaining teams took notice of where The Moustaches had been looking and all start scanning that area, quickly spotting the symbol. The Valley Girls spot it second. Then, it's Somewhat Limited third, Team Gay Angst fourth, Rednecks fifth, Akbar's Players sixth. The S.W.A.T. are still peering through their binoculars in last place as s voiceover from Rob says they were concerned at this point. They finally spot the symbol and it turns out Rob had seen it before and just not said anything because he thought it was nothing. Early TH curse strikes again!