The families arrive and Reno explains the challenge: each family gets a lot with a Best Buy car stuck in the middle and surrounded by other cars without product placements on them. The families must get the Best Buy car out of the lot "through an opening that's on the backside," Reno says. Heh heh heh. But the cars can only move forwards or backwards. Ooh, this looks cool, too. Two cool challenges in one show! I can't believe it. The parents are driving the cars and the kids are standing on top of a tower directing them via mobile phones, even though it's totally illegal to drive and talk on a mobile phone without a hands-free device in California. Jennifer is shitting herself that her kids have to come through and Mom and Dad can't do all the work for them as usual. By the way, my family would so smoke this challenge except that we never would have made it this far due to us refusing to take the stage all the way back in Branson.
The competition begins, and Jennifer doesn't think her 9 and 12 year old can stand up to the Pollard's 12 and 17 year olds, even though Keith just said they could and I don't think the Pollard kids can read. They do stay calm, though, unlike the Coote kids who are kind of freaking out. And Jennifer is trying to micromanage everything instead of just trusting her kids. But over at the Pollards, Aaron and Anslie don't seem to know how to solve the puzzle. I can solve it right now, just by looking at it. All it takes is being able to think a few steps ahead. Anslie thinks she sees the solution, but Aaron won't listen to her and relay the information to their parents. Both families seem to be down to one last car in the path of the Best Buy car, but it's Cassidy that seems to figure out the solution first. There's a tense moment as Keith takes a second to start the car up, but then it's moved out of the way and Jennifer drives the Best Buy car free. Cassidy hugs her brother in celebration and he tells her to get off of him. That's about right.
The Pollards are very sad. Anslie is crying, and Aaron says he just got schooled by a nine and twelve year old. Yes -- that's why it's important to challenge your mind as well as your body, Aaron. Read some books and learn chess, and you'll find puzzles like the one you just failed aren't so hard after all. Reno congratulates the Cootes, and Keith and Jennifer give all the credit to their kids. And let's not forget the fact that they didn't eat all that poison restaurant food. Amie has a tearful interview and says she thinks she and Ron taught their kids that sometimes you lose and you have to be prepared to accept that. Anslie gets over her initial pouting and crying to interview that she made new friends and had a great time. The Pollards and Cootes hug it out, which I wonder if that would have happened if the Pollards won and the Cootes lost. Ron speaks up to say he needs a vacation from this vacation. Amie wants her kids to be good sports, but she herself could use a few lessons on it as she says that the one good thing about losing is that the DiSalvatores still have a chance to win and beat the Cootes.