The lead teams arrive at Siem Reap Harbor, and quickly find the sampan-style motorboats with the Amazing Flags on them. Terence and Sarah hold on to their lead as the propeller on their boat chews up deep gouges in the opaque brown water. On Ken and Tina's boat, she tells him to go astern and tell their pilot to hurry. He prefers to have a seat and relax, saying they're already going. Somehow Nick and Starr get out of the dock ahead of Toni and Dallas, stealing back their third-place slot. And once they're underway, they pass Ken and Tina as well, Starr tossing out a jaunty, "Hi, Mom and Dad!" "Gosh dang them," says Tina. "Turkeylips. Our kids can't do that, Ken. They're bad children." Ken just adjusts his floppy bush hat and ignores her. Their marriage is far enough into Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf territory as it is without having imaginary children to deal with. Oh, and one other thing: "Turkeylips?" Besides, they've got more immediate concerns; the next thing you know, Toni and Dallas's boat is passing them like they're standing still. "Kenny!" Tina snaps, and he just spreads his hands helplessly; he forgot to have Sarah teach him Khmer on the plane. "Who passed us?" she asks. "Everybody," he says. Well, not counting the three teams who haven't reached the harbor yet.
And here's one of those teams. Aja and Ty finish fueling up their truck and are on their way. And Kelly and Christy board their boat. Looking out at the water where people are working on boats neck-deep in the lake, they're moved to philosophize, "It just absolutely broke my heart to see the level of poverty that these people are living in... And at the same time the culture here and the work ethic is amazing. It's really incredible." This while we see shots of people doing things like harvesting fish from traps, moving boats with poles, etc., going about their daily lives, while meanwhile the two businesswomen from the United States are trying to win themselves a million dollars. Oh, was that too much perspective? Sorry.