Bob and Ken have been chosen to solve the puzzle. That should be an interesting match-up. The race starts. Kelly and Crystal go first, with Crystal falling hard on the slide. My tailbone hurts just looking at it. While Kelly has to swim for the first piece, Crystal is tall enough to run along the bottom of the lake for hers. And guys? The lake is FIFTY FEET DEEP. Think about it. Crystal's first out of the water and this time she has no trouble running up the hill. But Susie is next, and even though Corinne has some trouble sliding down the Slip 'N Slide, getting caught at the end, she quickly catches up to Susie and takes the lead up the hill. Then it's Charlie, followed by G.C. Even though Charlie has a decent lead to start, G.C. does not give up. It's like I'm watching a different show!
Marcus is the last to head out for Kota. As he slides, Charlie cheers him on. Meanwhile, Dan makes his way back with the fifth tile and Matty zips down the slide. Bob gets the tiles first, and increases his head start by getting them unwrapped pretty quickly while Ken struggles with his. And here's the "math problem" they have to solve: "the sum of both end values equals the sum of the middle two, the last is equal to the second minus the third and is one less than its only neighbor." UGH. That sucks. I'm usually pretty good with puzzles like these, but I'm also not starving with unwashed hair in the middle of a high-pressure competition. So it's completely understandable that both Bob and Ken struggle quite a bit with this. On the other hand, I'm sure Eliza would have solved it in 1.3 seconds. Bob is the first to think he's solved it, but it's wrong. Ken does the same thing. Probst is bored, so he tells the players to read the clues again and make sure they aren't putting a comma where it doesn't belong. Bob re-reads the clue and a light bulb goes off over his head. "Bob thinks he might have figured it out, suddenly," Probst says. Yeah, I wonder how that happened? Shut up, Probst. You're pissing me off this season. Ken and Bob both think they've got a solution a second time. But Bob's chest doesn't unlock ... and Ken's does! Sitting on the bench, Paloma and Sugar can't believe their eyes. Ken chops the rope and Fang wins. Ken is so happy that he jumps on top of Matty and the rest of Fang celebrates in front of Bob, who's still standing at the puzzle table, trying to figure out how he lost to a videogame nerd. He is going to get made fun of hardcore in the teacher's lounge for this. It's so weird to see Randy with a smile on his face.