The next task that the non-FF teams have to perform is to run up to the second level of the Tower (not a short climb) and look at the "telescopic view." Looking through the telescope requires a ten-franc coin. They're to look for something "monumental." If they do it right, you see, they spot the Arc, with a yellow-and-white flag on it, and they know that's where they're supposed to go. Note that only one member can take on this task, and they have to decide who's going to do it before they know what it is. They're only told to pick someone with "strong legs and keen eyes."
EDG is right on Guido's tail, as is (surprisingly enough) Team Shower-Fresh Scent. Frank, Rob, and Kev get the call. Lenny and Karyn arrive, and (note well!) she instantly ORDERS him to go up. Kev is getting a little worn out on the run up the stairs. Lenny, in his most endearing moment yet, calls up to the lead teams on the stairs, "I'm on your ass!"
Rob and Frank are having difficulty. Guido spots the flag, and Bill runs back down, noting to Joe that EDG has arrived. (For all their Paris-knowing, you'll notice they haven't picked up much ground on EDG.) Frank is still looking through the telescope, and sure enough, he sees the Arc and the flag, and he and Rob are off. Drew, understanding mensch that he is, mentions to the cameraman downstairs that Kevin doesn't have good eyesight. "I dont know if he was able to find that thing quick enough or not." Surprisingly, this is said with great sympathy. I think this is clearly the strongest relationship on the show, except maybe Team Ensure. Kev gets an assist from a lady up on the roof, spots the Arc, and runs back down to his boy. Karyn is screaming up to Lenny (a very, very bad idea), who cannot figure out what in the heck he's looking for. EDG leaves the tower and heads for the Arc.
"How are you, buddy? You hangin' in there? Your legs hurtin'?" Drew calls up to Kev during his descent. "I'm an idiot," Kev calls back. "I'm a friggin' idiot." "That's my boy," Drew says with a grin of total love. "Always keepin' a sense of humor." When they are reunited, he heaps praise on Kev for what a great job he did, and please note that most of the romantic couples could TAKE A HINT from the FRATERNITY BROTHERS about how to handle adversity. I just couldn't love these guys more if they kiss-kissed me.