Chip and Reichen get on the chair lift.
Back at the restaurant, Jaree is just fussing over her little cup of coffee when Tian calls to her from outside that the cab is there. Now if it's me, I pick that coffee up and gulp it, because it's teeny. But she leaves it on the counter. "Thank you," she says in her pretend voice. "I didn't drink it, but thaaaank you!" They get in their cab.
In a quick round of updates, Chip and Reichen get to the Detour box. They choose Rescue, just as, back at The Amazing Mat, Kelly and Jon are checked in as team number six. Debra and IndianaSteve as well as David and Jeff reach the chair lift, and Al and ClownJon are checked in as team number seven. Oh, and Al and ClownJon have put on red noses for the occasion. HOOK! BRING ME THE DAMN HOOK! FASTER, FASTER! Because the clown thing? Old already.
And now a whole bunch of things happen in rapidly-edited succession. Chip and Reichen battle the cable bridge and the zip line with little difficulty. Russell and Cindy check in as team number eight. They display absolutely no reaction to this news. Reichen and Chip make it to the clue box and start the hike. Debra and IndianaSteve wind up tied with David and Jeff at the Detour box, and since both choose the Rescue (I'm thinking if I were Debra and Steve, I might have gone with the Search, just playing my odds), David and Jeff get out ahead and Debra and Steve are now in second-to-last place, ahead of only Tian and Jaree. Proving that the slender do their share of falling, David face-plants while they run to the Detour. And then, on the way to the Detour, IndianaSteve face-plants. And then Debra face-plants. Somehow, the music guys manage a flourish for all these falls. Nice. That should be the aptitude test when you apply to be a reality TV sound guy -- matching musical flourishes to people falling down. Tian and Jaree are just hopping out of their cab and getting onto the chair lift.
David and Jeff navigate the cable bridge and zip line. Steve and Debra struggle with the walk up the hill to the bridge. Once they get there, Steve does pretty well on the bridge. Nothing to complain about there. Debra, however, seems to sort of psych herself out, and indeed she voices over that she decided she couldn't look across or down, or she couldn't keep going. Debra's problem here, incidentally, is only marginally physical. If you look at her, she's scared out of her wits. Certainly, you could argue that if she were all Go To The Gym Lady, she might have more balance and so forth, but I would also point out that even a chubby lady may just be terrified when suspended on a cable a zillion feet in the air. In fact, I suspect what she really lacks is confidence in her ability to complete physical tasks, despite the fact that there's no reason she can't do this, and in fact? She's going to do it eventually. Tian and Jaree are coming up close behind as Debra slowly inches across the cable bridge. Tian glares at her with disgust. "I can't believe we got behind this slow team," she bitches. And how did they get there? By being slower than this "slow team," so they can just shut it.