Peter thinks he's done with the tying, and it turns out that he is. They leave in third place.
Rob is shouting directions at Kimberly, and he pushes exactly one notch too far, and she starts sobbing, "Please stop yelling at me." Aw, I don't like her too much, but what she is right now is hungry and tired. I know that cry; that's the cry when you don't even really know what you're saying and you don't have any breath. He tells her she's not listening, and she wails that she's listening as well as she can. He tells her to just look ahead and see where they're going, and that seems to get them back on track.
Tyler and James leave next, and they actually wind up edging ahead of the *wins, who had a slight delay for -- you guessed it -- a missing helmet. Those helmets certainly did turn into unexpected plot points. Duke and Lauren, currently in first place, are on their way to the hotel. Tom and Terry finish with the water, then Rob and Kimberly. Kellie and Jamie are just now getting to the Detour. They decide on the packing.
Dustin and Kandice, meanwhile, are having a little cry over their bad fortune. Seriously, one mistake, and they used to be in first, and now there are only a couple of teams behind them. That hurts.
In the car, Peter says to Sarah, "Well, how bad was that meltdown, sweetie?" "I had a total meltdown," she agrees. Uch. No you didn't! He is gross. My only hope is that what Sarah is doing at this point is just going along with the nonsense, because he's clearly a pod person and she doesn't need to spend her energy trying to make him sane. Tyler, meanwhile, is just incredibly happy that they've risen from their flat tire to the middle of the pack, and can maybe even weasel up to the front.
Lyn and Karlyn and Dave and Mary work on getting water together. Tom and Terry and Rob and Kimberly are taking off in the vehicle, and Rob says, "I really want you to know I wasn't yelling at you, I just didn't know how else to say it, you know what I mean?" "Yeah," she says. That was actually an acceptable conciliatory speech. I'm telling you, even the annoying people this year are more like Paul/Amie annoying, where they basically like each other, rather than Freddie/Kendra annoying, where they could both be shoved in a gym locker for the rest of the race and I wouldn't want to see anything except their little faces peering out from the slats. In an interview, Kimberly says that he "can't talk to [her] that way," no matter what's happening. I get the principle she's going for, but I actually didn't see him talk to her all that inappropriately. They both have a tendency to get snippy, and I'm not sure it's going to help for her to decide it's about him not being derogatory to her.