Phil explains that when they get to the mini-Arc, the teams get a clue giving them a choice of two tasks. When I see that the first one says, "Full Body Brew," I'm thinking I'd take that one. But then it turns out to be a coffee shop. Ah. Not the brew I had in mind. Anyway, they tempt me to change my mind again when the other option turns out to be "Full Body Massage." Both options involve finding the right location, with the help of a map, in a crowded, busy marketplace. The problem with the massage, of course, is that you actually have to lie down and get the massage itself, which could be time-consuming. Although, hey -- you get a massage, so what's not to like?
Karyn gives us another view of her fatal weakness in this game as she asks Lenny to tell her which option they're taking. (If he chooses the wrong one, we now know, she will berate him forever.) Amie, weighing the options, mentions that she "could really use a massage right now." God, couldn't we all? Seriously, wouldn't it be great, in light of the tensions of the last month, if we all just gave a backrub to the person to our left? It would be like Hands Across America, only with backrubs. Let's do it right now! Look, see the guy to your left? Go give him a backrub! What? Well, what does he smell like exactly? Oh, that's probably nothing. Don't be a baby. Oh, fine. If you insist, give it to the person on your right instead. What do you mean, your right or my right? Your right, of course! I just said your right! My right would be your left, and you already said you wouldn't touch that guy because he smells like salami and feet! Damn it, give me a backrub and don't spoil the mood!
Aside from Paul and Amie, most of the other teams are turned off by having to wait on the massage, though the massage place -- unlike the coffee place -- is marked on a map they have. (This is how they tend to structure these two-choices situations, like the wildlife-park thing in Africa and the pendulum/Hunchback dilemma in France -- one of them is easy to find and takes longer, the other might be hard to find but goes quicker once you find it.) Rob and Brennan ask two girls for help (Esquire knows its target demographic, at least), while in a similar development, Nancy and Emily meet up with a bevy of young men who flock around to help. Nancy voices over that she suspects this stroke of luck has something to do with Emily's cuteness. Gee, Nance, you think? They start running through the streets, with Emily urging the boys to stick by her. (Amount of urging required: very little.) Meanwhile, Drew and Kev run into a guy who agrees to take them to the shop, and this entire series of encounters brings up a clever point brought to me by Snowmobile Boy, who has suggested that a smart team would recruit a TV-spotlight-craving local in every town right off the bat, and use them as an escort the whole time. Good idea, no? Dave and Margaretta keep an eye on Kevin and Drew.