Nick and Vicki get to the stack of giant books and pick Water Table. "We got to there quick," Nick congratulates them. Up ahead, Brook comments that "if you veer off somewhere in the wrong direction, you're done." Except she's talking about her and Claire, not Gary and Mallory. Nick knows they made up time, and now, as a bonus, he has a water truck ahead of him to follow to the well. Assuming its tank is empty, that is. "I really wonder how far behind we are now," Brook says. Claire just groans extravagantly, either because she's also stressed about their ranking or because she's finally running out of patience with Brook's pathological need to fill every moment of silence.
Kat's rappelling down, her helmet at a jaunty angle on one side of her head. "I think I'll enjoy the view when I get to the bottom," she says, which she does. She interviews that she didn't know much about Oman a few days ago, "And it's absolutely taken my breath away." Well, now we all know more about it, don't we?
Jill and Thomas may or may not have been led to the right house, but as they stop, Thomas gets out to ask their guide in the car up ahead. Meanwhile, Chad and Stephanie are in some residential neighborhood, asking a local for directions. "I just hope Jill and Thomas are having as hard a time as we are," Stephanie says. On the contrary; the person helping Jill and Thomas just happens to be the cousin of the person they're delivering to. Meanwhile, Chad and Stephanie get back into their truck to follow someone else. In a distracting development, the visor-cam in the truck has been knocked out of focus by the truck's vibration, so it's hard to see anything clearly. Which must be how Stephanie sees Chad.
Jill and Thomas are at the right house by now, and Thomas gets to work attaching the truck's hose to the house's intake pipe. Driving by, Chad and Stephanie see them earning their clue as soon as Thomas gets the water flowing. Stephanie is pissed off at seeing their lead get stolen. But it's not over yet, because the next clue is not sending them to the Pit Stop. Instead, they have to drive themselves to Muttrah Souq in Muscat and search for a store with the catchy name of "Ghalib Bakheet Salem Bait Kalshat Al-Mahari." Phil says the Muttrah Souq is "a renowned market in Muscat," and apparently GBSBKA-M within it is where they'll find a vendor who will hand them a dish of smoldering frankincense. Then they'll need to search the market for "the famous Ali Baba." As famous as he is, he's also fictional and dead, so that might be a difficult search. Even so, he's apparently waiting in a different shop to trade the frankincense for their next clue. Jill and Thomas get back in the truck to ride back to their car, so I guess they had to wait for the truck to get emptied after all. At least I hope they did. In other news, I'm already tired of typing the word "frankincense."