And the Cootes get their helicopter tour. Jennifer says this is an awesome reward and she can't think of anything better. Oh no, Jennifer? What about lunch at TGI Friday's or another stay at the Red Roof Inn? Jennifer is way too happy about how jealous the other families are of them. The helicopter hovers over the Grand Canyon and everyone thinks it's great. But there are no squirrels there, or even prairie dogs.
Over with more entertaining families, the DiSalvatores pose for a family picture. Silvio makes a gesture with his hands that he apparently makes in every photo, much to the annoyance and embarrassment of the rest of his family. Amy finally takes a stand and refuses to take the shot with Silvio posing like that. He puts his hand down, and when she's about to take the picture, puts it back up again. I found that funny. Recapping this show has really lowered my entertainment standards. Silvio defends his actions by saying that his hand gesture means "I love you" in sign language and the teeth-baring smile his family also objects to means "I am cute." Amy finally reaches a compromise with Silvio: he can do his "stupid smile" or his hand gesture, but not both.
The next morning, it's back to business for the families. They're told to go to the Grand Canyon Railway to compete in the End of the Road challenge. "DiSalvatores on three. DiSalvatores!" Silvio says. "What happened to three?" Amy asks. How is this family cracking me up right now? Oh, because they're competing against the Montgomerys, who are boringly talking about how Jesus will help them win. Except for Tyiler, who says he wants to go home "with all the money!!!" Jesus won't like that at all.
The families arrive at the challenge. Amie says for the fifteenth time that this is her family's first time in an End of the Road challenge and she's nervous. The Grand Canyon Railway features a bunch of old-fashioned steam engines. And also, Reno. He asks the families who thinks they're good talkers and who thinks they're good listeners. Silvio raises his hand at being a good listener, and Amy immediately corrects him. Reno says being a good talker and a good listener will be important for this challenge, called "The Great American Train Robbery" or "The Great American Telephone Game." Reno, those are two very different things. One of them is exciting and cool and one of them is boring and lame. Which means we'll be watching the Great American Telephone Game. There's one train with four cars and three safes in the front and rear cars. In each safe is a combination to a safe on the other end of the train. There are four cars per train, so family members will have to relay the combination to the family member in the next car, and the next, and the next until the car with the safe. If all the family members relay the message properly, then they'll have the proper combination and be able to open the safe where they'll get the next combination, which they then send down to the front car. The family that takes the longest to open all the safes will go home.