Over ever more spectacular scenery, Phil narrates, "Sitting nearly a thousand miles from the nearest continent, La Digue Island is about as remote and as laid-back as a place can be. And coping with this sluggish pace will be the real challenge for teams who have to decide whether they want to perform Turtle Toddle or Ox Trot." For Turtle Toddle, teams get a banana and a giant tortoise, which Phil claims is "over a hundred years old and weighing about five hundred pounds." The tortoise, that is, not the banana. The banana will be used to lure the tortoise down a racing lane marked out in chalk on a grassy lawn. Then, in a touch of unrelated randomness, each racer will have to carry a bunch of bananas a mile and a half down the road to the harbor and deliver them to the fruit merchant in exchange for their next clue. For Ox Trot, the teams wheel a big old oxcart -- about the size of a Little House on the Prairie covered wagon without the cover -- into an area filled with piles of coconuts. They then have to load all the coconuts, "without losing any cargo," Phil specifies over a dramatic slo-mo shot of a coconut bouncing off the railing of the cart and landing on the grass, where it lies helplessly like an abandoned baby. "Then the ox-hand will attach an ox to the cart, and teams must deliver their cargo to the harbor, where the fruit merchant will give them their next clue." Brent and Caite opt for Ox Trot. They run off, find their cart in the cart-park, and wheel it over to the coconuts. Before starting with the loading, they put their backpacks in the cart, which is their second and final good move of the leg. They start throwing the coconuts in two at a time, while the camera tilts up and zooms in on the second helicopter just now arriving overhead. So despite the hour break between groups of three, the teams within each group clearly aren't leaving simultaneously, but then that's how it should be. Even if there were more than one helipad back on Mahe.
So here come Steve and Allie, and Steve wants to do Turtle Toddle, on the old tortoise and the hare logic. Not that there's a hare in the other option, but it doesn't matter to Steve: "I've never met an ox that I could trust, and turtles are cool, man." I'm not sure I've ever met an ox at all. But anyone who's seen Finding Nemo would have to agree on the second part of his statement.