Meanwhile, Hornio and Freddy and Kendra are held up on the donkey path by a religious ceremony. Go figure. Anyway, they can't pass on the regular path because of what's going on, so they have to go the long way around. But Jonathan and Victoria have arrived safely with their donkeys. Er, "donkey." Yeah. They discover when they go to turn in the donkey that they're supposed to have two. "You were so panicked," says Jonathan, who read the words "two donkeys" out loud. "I told you to calm down," repeats Jonathan, who read the words "two donkeys" out loud. "It's over; we're done," says Victoria, always the defeatist. "Why didn't you help me read?" she asks Jonathan, who read the words "two donkeys" out loud.
Kris searches worshippers, as does Lori, who is beginning to insist that none of them match hers. Kris finally hands her medallion over and gets her clue. She and Jon pick up some kids along the way who are going to show them where the pit stop is. Lori, on the other hand, is convinced hers isn't there, but she gives hers to "the only one that comes close." Turns out it's the right one, so she and Bolo leave for the pit stop.
And now, in a sequence that made no sense to me at all, as Hornio approaches the donkey station, they run into Jonathan and Victoria, coming the other direction. Jonathan tells El Hornio, with regard to Freddy and Kendra, "[El Hornio]! Yield them for us." So Hornio steps on the Yield and...Yields Freddy and Kendra. What? WHAT? El Hornio insists that it was important to Yield Nuance to stay in the game. For "self-preservation." Okay, morons. Listen up. If you really want to make sure you stay in the game, don't Yield the people who are right behind you. Yield the people who just found out they have to go three miles back and get another fucking donkey. Those people will then have to wait another half-hour (or however long) before they can go, and they really, really have no chance of being ahead of you. The way the episode ends, of course, will validate my view on this, but I thought that even at the time. And also, why are you doing favors for an asshole? Shut up, stupid Hornio.