Kat is still searching, and while riding up the mountain in the back of their car, Gary's hope dies hard; he thinks there will still be someone there when they arrive. "We're gonna tackle the challenges like there's someone right behind us," he says. Which there is: a tall, shadowy figure with a New Zealand accent, wearing a hooded cloak and a man-necklace. But in their favor, Kat seems to be losing track of which lamps she's looked in already. And we go to the last commercial with what seems like an awful lot of leg left.
Back from the ads, Kat finally finds a lamp with a ring in it and gets her clue. On the way back down, their vehicle passes Gary and Mallory's on its way up. "Mal, we're still in this thing!" Gary says excitedly. When they get to the clue box, he tells her to do the Road Block. "It's gonna be a fun one." And probably the last one.
Jill and Thomas arrive at the Muttrah Souq, and are immediately overwhelmed at the number of shops and kiosks inside. Plus Chad and Stephanie are still breathing down their necks. Thomas finds Ghalib Bakheet Salem Bait Kalshat Al-Mahari Stores (Beauty Items & Perfumes) and they get their frankincense from a man who tells them, "Take this to Ali Baba in the souq." They start searching all over again. Chad and Stephanie get their frankincense soon after.
"I wish my dad could see it, "Mallory says as she rappels down the cliff. "Where are my magical lanterns?" she dorks as she gets unhooked from the rope, probably because she's hoping one of them can turn the clock back nine hours.
Brook and Claire seem to have passed Nick and Vicki somewhere along the way, because we see them finding a neighbor who agrees to take them to the correct address. But they're not far ahead, because Nick and Vicki are soon doing the same thing.
Mallory finds a few lanterns and digs through some, but then moves around the ledge onto what looks like a whole big field of them and stands in mute, frozen shock for a moment while the camera zooms out dramatically. You know, I think they have time for a few more takes of that.
Nat and Kat have already reached the stack of big books clue in fifth place and are doing Water Table like everyone else. Brook and Claire get their hose hooked up to their house and their pump started, and start dancing and chanting, "Water, water, water!" like loons or Mallory. They head back, going right by "the punk rockers" right around the corner .Who are also finished soon after. "We still have time to get Claire and Brook," Nick says as they ride back in the truck. Take what victories you can, guys.