Ron tells Chris that he's running out of rowing energy. Nate and Jen are gaining, in theory, but he says he doesn't know how to row a boat. "We have other teams in front of us already, Nate," she bitches. "Thanks for telling me that," he snots in return. "I'm saying we need to figure this out," she says. He angrily tells her, then, to chill out and let him try to figure it out "without you yappin' in my ear every second." Meanwhile, Ron and Chris decide they'll each take an oar to do the rowing. Nate and Jen try the same thing, but it's not going so well for them. "You're the meanest person I've ever met sometimes," she says. "I am not!" he protests. Good comeback! He protests that she's not even trying; she claims that she is. "Give me a break-uh," she moans. Oh my God, BREAK UP ALREADY!
Ron and Chris row the boat. He interviews that not everyone has the understanding of the importance of the team relationship that, say, he has. I'm sure his frequently berated daughter tooootally agrees.
We return to Nate and Jen, who are still having a wonderful time traveling together on their personal Love Boat. Specifically, Jen tells him that he should be a "gentleman" and simply ask her nicely to row a different way. "Hey, how about you just paddle and we stop discussing this?" he says instead.
Kynt and Vyxsin zip from the roof to the tower clutching their pink cowboy hats. Wouldn't want to lose those. They'll have nothing to wear for Hello Kitty Line-Dancing Night at the totally Goth clubs where they totally hang out! They read the Detour clue, and he thinks the rappelling seems like it will go faster.
Meanwhile, out in Ron and Christina's boat, Ron sees Nate and Jen, and Chris comments that Nate and Jen "really want first" (I guess the news is out), but she and her dad are going to get it. Speaking of Nate and Jen, she whines, "Why aren't you paddling?" (They're paddling it like a canoe...incorrectly.) He says, pretty much matching her whiny tone, "Because every time I paddle --" She cuts him off with, "WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME?" Oh my God, sister, calm down, seriously. They bicker about the paddling, and he's saying, "Just keep going, please," and she comes back with -- don't miss this one -- "I hate you. I hate you." "Man, Jen," he says ruefully. "This is so bad," she says. "I'm never going to be with you ever again. I hate you with a passion." He puts his head down and rubs the back of his neck. BREEEEAK UUUUUP ALREEEEADY!