Up above, Ericka is climbing over the ledge. "You can do it, babe!" Brian hollers up to her. Whether she can hear him or not.
Sam and Dan are arriving. Or trying to, anyway; their driver is taking them the wrong way up a "DO NOT ENTER" driveway. "Aaand this is awesome," Sam says. Heh.
Ericka is now dangling by her elbows and then her fingernails over the edge of the building. Not feeling so fearless any more, I trust. Commercials!
CBS Cares about pap smears, "The gift even Santa can't deliver." There are some chimneys he won't go down, I guess.
Ericka gets started going down. I think the hardest part would be going over that edge without anywhere to put your feet, and letting the ropes take your weight. But she gets herself turned over, and starts walking down the face of the building. Ericka interviews that she's enjoying blowing up a beauty queen stereotype. As though she's left any standing.
Cheyne is nervously gearing up to follow her down. "This is the finale," he tells himself. "Gotta do what I gotta do." He gets over the edge while Ericka stumbles a bit. The good news is that even when her feet slip off the building, the ropes hold her in place. That kind of takes away a lot of the suspense, if you ask me.
Sam and Dan arrive, note that both other taxis are here, and decide Sam will take the Road Block. A long-range shot of the building shows Cheyne still way at the top and Ericka maybe a third of the way down. Cheyne finally gets moving, keeping his eyes closed the whole time and pronouncing the experience "gnarly."
"Never done that before, that should be interesting," Sam tells the last pair of instructors when he reaches the roof and learns he's doing a face-first rappel. "Kill me!" Dan says to Meghan and Brian as he joins them down below. "Our taxi driver sucked." Ericka's almost down. "I feel like Spiderwoman," she tells Brian. After passing a protruding ledge four or five stories up, she has to be lowered the rest of the way, and she and Brian happily reunite before getting their next clue. "This desert has only one mirage. Go to it," Brian reads. "Today is our day! This is it! It's the only number one I need," she says as they run back toward the cabs. Well, if it is, it's the only number one you'll get.
Cheyne is at this point allowing himself to be lowered down the side of the building, his feet dangling uselessly. He can hear Meghan calling up to him. "I'm not looking, but I think I'm getting closer," he says. A moment later, Sam is over the side, getting ready to go. Brian and Ericka are in an elevator, Brian saying that karma is finally going to pay them back. Ericka is literally screaming with excitement as they get in a cab to the Mirage, but Brian warns that they can't get cocky.