Brandon and Nicole bicker over whether she's lining up the logs to take them in the wrong direction. Amusingly enough, they both continually use the word "baby," even when they're arguing. Elsewhere, Chip comments that he "respect[s] the heck out of the Egyptians" if this is how they built the pyramids. Heh. ["You'd think that someone as conversant with the Old Testament as he would know that...you know, it wasn't the Egyptians who did the hauling. But never mind." -- Wing Chun] He and Kim give their rocks a final pull over the line, and you can see that Brandon and Nicole are basically right with them. They get the pit stop clue and leave, followed closely by Brandon and Nicole. Brandon does the dorky thing where he turns to her and sort of nervously says, "Sorry, baby, do you love me?" She gives him an impatient peck. "Are you mad at me?" "No," she says, kind of eye-rolly, "I'm all right." Hee. I think he generally knows when he's being kind of twerpy, and as long as you have that level of self-awareness, there's hope for you. They take off.
Even more tense music takes us to follow Chip and Kim as they run into the Twinkies on the way to the Sphinx. "We're going the wrong way, aren't we?" the Twinkies ask. Chip asks them whether they found the place on the map, and when he realizes they didn't, he literally points on the map to where they need to go. It looks like where they need to go is back toward the Sphinx, because Chip and Kim actually allow the Twinkies to follow them. Chip voices over that of course, there's been bad blood between him and the Twinkies over the cab incident. "Kami, let me tell you, I love you guys," Chip says as they walk. A Twinkie voices over that they were ultimately straightened out by Chip and Kim. As they split off, Chip dramatically calls out, "Forgive me now, Kami!" "All right, you're redeemed," she snots, as if there were anything to redeem. She's not smart enough to know how stupid she was about that whole thing, so I guess it shouldn't grate on me that much to have her "forgive" him. But it kind of does. The Twinkies reach the Detour clue, and on their way to the rock-hauling, one of them falls down. Eh. Good, but not as good as if she'd been dumped on her face by a donkey.