Then there's a whole introspective sequence where the two teams talk about how close it is to the end while they ride in their cabs. Ernie says it would be one thing to lose to Andy and Tommy, but losing to one of the other two teams "would be like losing it to, like, my brother or something like that." Get me to Ernie's family's viewing party immediately. Sandy says she'll need a Prilosec when they get home. "We make it, you can afford all the Prilosec you want," Jeremy promises. Side effects of Prilosec may include severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); bone pain; chest pain; dark urine; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe diarrhea; severe stomach pain or cramps; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness; vision changes; yellowing of the eyes or skin (I figure if I have to recap a Prilosec plug I'd better cover my ass).
Cindy is extending Ernie's metaphor: "It'd be like losing it to the C student when we're an A+ student." Ernie says she's the A+" "I'm more like a B+ student. Maybe like a C." Feel free to stop him at any time there, Cindy.
Meanwhile, the D students are making another unsuccessful landing. This time Marcus skids off to the left, though, so that might be progress. Although he doesn't seem to think so.
Both of the other teams have a very wrong impression of their respective rankings; Jeremy and Sandy are all excited about closing in on an old Home Depot, while Cindy is stressing out about having heard that Jeremy and Sandy left the simulators ten to fifteen minutes before they did, "Which is not good."
Jeremy has spotted a big-box store which, sure enough, has a big sign on the front identifying it as "The Dump." Ben cuts through a parking lot to get Ernie and Cindy around some traffic. Jeremy and Sandy get off by The Dump's front door and wander in, asking, "Clue box?" And, you know, it's just a used furniture store, so there's no clue box. They stand there flummoxed for a minute before Sandy asks the employee by the door, "Is this the former residence known as The Dump?" He tells her, "It still is The Dump." So they start wandering the aisles. Too bad this is a huge store, so that could take a while. "Are we idiots and in the wrong spot?" Sandy wonders. Jeremy doesn't know. We know that Sandy's right on both counts.