We proceed to a challenge beach, where Jeff shows them the reward first. And it's a red Corvette convertible. Of course, everyone says a lot of "ooh" and "aah," rather than immediately holding up their hands and making the sign of the cross to keep the car from coming near them. Because...the car! Don't win the car! Never win the car! It's like wearing a Hawaiian taboo idol around your neck. Win the car? Get eaten by Vincent Price, is what I'm saying. They all agree that the car is "worth playing for." Dummies! Jeff tells the group that, now, it's time to explain the challenge. Out in the water, there are five stations, each with five bags hanging from it. Each person will take a traditional flat raft and paddle it out with a pole to each station in turn, bringing the bags back one at a time to the person's box on the shore. When all the bags are back, you open the bags and find mileage markers that need to be arranged on a sign to show how far away five world cities are. First person to get the cities all marked correctly on the sign will win. (The cities? London, Manila, Sydney, Tokyo, and New York.) In addition to the car, the winner will get to go off to a Palau mansion for a barbecue feast and an overnight. Should have given away trips to all those cities to the person who came along as the guest. Right? I could write this stuff. Call me, challenge producers!
Ready? Go! Tom and Ian are out first, and...do I really need to tell you they never look back? A-Jenn stays in it a little bit for a while, but it's really not close, and it emerges fairly quickly as a race between Ian and Tom. Ian gets slightly ahead, and then much more ahead after Tom risks tossing one of his bags into the box from a little too far away and misses, forcing him to go back for it. Ian gets to the mileage-marker phase, and he puts the markers up, and he's done. Ding! Ian goes and kisses the car. What a weirdo. Maybe he thinks kissing the car will break the curse. Unlikely!