Back from the ads, Vyxsin interviews that in their first race, "One of our most fatal mistakes that we made [because apparently they were legion] was U-Turning a team that turned out to be ahead of us." Flashback to Kent (then "Kynt") pasting up Nicholas & Don's photo, and Kent continues, "and then I looked over at the redheads and I thought, "This is the one team that I know one hundred percent is behind me." Well, if nothing else, he's learned from his mistake. "With that automatic penalty, putting a bullet in the Playboy Bunny was the only thing that was gonna save us." Okay, not Playboy Bunnies. In any case, the Goths run off to read their clue to the Stone Forest. Jaime and Cara still get to U-Turn someone, which doesn't really make any sense to me; they've been U-Turned, so they should have to go back and do the other Detour before they get to proceed with the race, and as far as I'm concerned, that includes U-Turning. But it's not like the show is about to start listening to me now. Sure enough, they ding the Globetrotters, just as planned. They get back on their way, while Cara tries to stay positive in the cab.
Now it's a matter of getting to the Stone Forest. The Cowboys and the Goths are looking for directions. Christina/Ron and the two teams who followed them to the wrong cultural center are belatedly arriving. "Nice, we're good, dude," Justin says as he and Zev run up to the completely filled Double U-Turn sign. Gary and Mallory get to it in fifth, with Jen and Kisha in sixth, and Ron and Christina and their home court advantage in eighth. To Stone Forest!
Margie and Luke, who you'll recall got to this clue first, are burning up time in a hotel lobby getting someone on the phone to direct their cabdriver. Jaime and Cara are on their way to the other Detour, and seem to arrive quickly. "We just gotta do it right the first time;" says the relentlessly positive Cara as they run inside.
Flight Time and Big Easy arrive at the U-Turn sign, where Big Easy takes one look and says, "Huh?" Flight Time says they have to go back, and when Big Easy says they're in last, Flight Time reminds him, "It ain't over, baby." Not until they take another four-hour penalty, at least.
Jaime and Cara finish their second detour on the first try, so they're only in eighth place as they get their next clue. En route to Stone Forest at the head of a caravan, Kisha instructs their driver to ditch the other teams, so the caravan is broken and Team Asperger's and Gary/Mallory are cut adrift with drivers who have no idea where they're going. "We left Ron and Christina, this is stupid," Justin says. No stupider than following Ron and Christina was in the first place.