Ken takes the Roadblock for his team, and he's followed quickly by Zach. Michael and Kathy and John Vito and Jill arrive, and then Derek and Drew and Heave. John Vito, Drew, Michael, and Heather take the Roadblock. When Firecop arrives, Damon takes it for them. Michael is the first racer to actually stop a kick, and as was discussed on the forums, the real key to this task is to just guess a side and sort of dive to that side. You'll guess right before too long, and that's really a lot better than just standing there and trying to catch up with the ball once you see where it's going. That's what Michael does, exactly. He has to ruin the moment by crediting his "catlike reflexes," but he did well with the task. He and Kathy read the clue, which says, as he reads it: "Congratulations, that was a World Cup Performance. Now, you must walk to the pit stop." Is that really such a hard clue, I ask you? Anyway, it's a one-and-a-half-mile walk to the Torre de Belem, yet another Ancient Fortress Pit Stop. Whatever happened to sleeping in tents? My goodness. Ken finishes the Roadblock next, also succeeding with the "choose a side" approach. They read the clue. "You must walk to the pit stop." Hee hee. Next successful stopping of a kick is Damon, and Firecop is on their way.
Lagging behind? Teri and Ian and Aaron and Arianne, who are still in cabs. My gosh! Can my luck really be this good? These are the two teams I can't stand! I love the idea of one of them being Philiminated! Ian, with his usual never-say-die attitude, comments grimly that "it's not looking good." Aaron says that what's tough is not knowing whether they're "the first cab or the last cab." Well, sweetheart, it's a lot closer to "last" than "first."