Meanwhile, the DiSalvatores are talking about all the fallen families, and how sad it was to see them go. And then the Cootes are talking shit about the DiSalvatores and openly pointing at them. And then! We see some previously unseen footage from last week when Keith and Silvio were at the top of the zipline and Keith did an amazing impression of Silvio, saying "I'm from da Bronx! I shit my pants like a little girl!" Who is this guy? I really thought people grew up and stopped being assholes when they settled down and had children and stuff, but I guess not. I mean, can you imagine how bad the Cootes are when they aren't trying to look good for the cameras? While everyone else would rather be at the end with another family they like, Silvio has it right when he says it's great to be here against the Cootes, because beating them will feel great. Silvio loudly proposes a two-table-wide toast to both families, the grandmas, and this crappy show. The Cootes obligingly raise their glasses, and then Jennifer says that Silvio is "full of shit." Well, so are you for going with his toast if you thought it was fake.
The next morning, Reno is poolside with a Reno-sized breakfast in front of him. Why is this show encouraging him to eat more? Whatever happened to all of those shows that made their stars eat less and turned them all anorexic? The families arrive and are invited to eat whatever escaped Reno's greedy paws. Amy interviews that she expected the Cootes to make the finals. She didn't, however, expect the DiSalvatores to. I think it's safe to say that no one did. Some butler-looking guy walks out with a tray with a sheet over what are obviously the last two cubes. And suddenly, we're back to what appears to be the beginning of the show, where Reno tells us that seven families began, only two are left, Route 66, exciting adventure, grand prize, etc. etc. And then there's a commercial break.
Back from break, the butler-looking guy walks out yet again with the tray of cubes. This show is going backwards and forwards through time more than an episode of Lost. Reno hands the cubes to the families personally so there won't be anymore shenanigans, and then the families set about completing the puzzle. Father Coote tells us YET AGAIN that the four cubes went together to complete a puzzle. But can you put the four cubes together to complete a puzzle? And how many families began this challenge, and is said challenge exciting? And what road are they driving on? Both families figure out they're going to Santa Monica Pier in short order and head out. Silvio is so ready to beat the Cootes at the last challenge that he can't think of enough synonyms for "beat."