However, the ad break seems to help them get going again, with a jury-rigged pedal, before Amani and Marcus can pass them and drop them all the way to last place. Soon after, the showgirls get to Fort Vredeburg in third place, and Liz and Marie in fourth. Jeremy and Sandy are in fifth, and upon opening the clue and taking one look at what it says, Sandy snaps, "We can't pronounce it, let's go." Sandy won't be your tongue-tied, geographically ignorant bitch, Amazing Race! Bill and Cathi get their sixth-place clue, and Justin and Jennifer finish up in seventh. "We completely lost our third-place position," Cindy says, somewhere behind them. And they also lost fourth, and fifth, and sixth, and seventh place. But at least they didn't panic and throw the Express Pass. I have a feeling they may end up being the first team ever to carry an Express Pass all the way to the Finish Line, where Cindy will carefully divide it into twenty-one equal segments for Phil and the other teams to eat. Marcus is cheering himself along behind them somewhere, as the other teams get into taxis and rejoin the chaotic traffic. "Never a dull moment," Jeremy says after nearly getting killed. Jennifer tries to hurry their driver along, even as Justin asks her not to stress out their driver. "Calm down," she hypocritically snaps at him. Finally, Cindy and Ernie with his tied-on pedal arrive at the fort in eighth place, knowing everyone but Marcus and Amani passed them. And here comes that team too, pulling in not long after Ernie and Cindy are changed and in their cab. They get their taxi too, with the help of Marcus's whistle. Still not over till it's over.
Now we're getting pastoral up in this piece, with lots of lovely helicopter shots of Salakmalang Village. Small boys run through the narrow paths of the rice paddies, where farmers are busily at work. Andy and Tommy get to the appointed restaurant, and again, there's no clue box; just a rice basket on an inverted bushel containing clues. Did they just do away with clue boxes entirely this season, along with Phil's use of the past tense? And if so, why not draw more attention to it? Anyway, the snowboarders learn that they'll be doing a Detour, with the options being "Rice Field" or "Grass Fed." Here's Phil telling us, "Nearly half of all Indonesians work in agriculture." And today, seventeen Americans and Laurence will as well. For "Rice Field," they'll deliver covered lunch trays out to the farmers in the rice paddies. And while the farmers eat, the racers will take over planting, sticking 300 rice seedlings in the mud to earn their next clue. For "Grass Fed," they have to fill two large feedbags with fresh grass, then get two sheep and bring them to the sheep shed, where each team will draw six buckets of water from a well and dump them into a trough to get their next clue. The snowboarders consider how long it could take to plant 300 rice seedlings and quickly decide on "Grass Fed." They run out through the fields, following the signs to the high, narrow dirt paths that thread between the rice paddies. Tommy looks like he nearly broke his ankle jumping down, so it's a good thing they have snowboarders' balance. They're handed their bags, which they quickly fill and run back with. A little too quickly, as it will soon turn out.