Flo interviews that she likes Drew a lot, and if she had been the cause of this, she'd be sad, but she thinks it's pretty much their own fault. Which I agree with, actually. Furthermore, even if I were being petty, the fact that she unwittingly helped do them in because she doesn't think is just as interesting and amusing as any theory that she did it on purpose. As Derek and Drew retreat from the pit stop, they go by Zach and Flo. Flo yells to them that they have to go back across the river. They run toward the ferry, and they are really lucky at this point that they're in such good shape, or they probably would have dropped dead on the ground. As they reach the ferry, Ken and Gerard are arriving. Gerard says just about the only thing he can: "Hey, fellas." Gerard explains exactly how to get to where the bike is. "You're third, we're gonna be last," Drew says simply. "They're all there already." Gerard says to them that they should finish it anyway, because it might be a non-elimination leg. Which is true. The really cool thing about this scene is that there appears to be a complete absence of bitterness or gloating on either side of it. The reality of the situation is what it is, and nobody is giving anybody any crap about it. Ken and Gerard ride for the pit stop, leaving Derek and Drew at the ferry. The Bald Snark chats as they ride, telling each other (quite correctly) that there wasn't anything else they could do, because it's a race, and this is how it goes. "I just thought of the twins," Kenny says, "and going over in that long boat ride...they had that long boat ride back." And indeed, Derek and Drew have to get back on the ferry and take it back across the river.
On the boat, Derek can't get over how it went so wrong. "I don't understand it, how the hell we screwed that up," he says. They just look so sweaty and tired...I think this is one of the saddest eliminations ever.
Ken and Gerard bound into the pit stop. Welcome, Ken and Gerard, you're team number three. "YAAY!" They hug.
Derek and Drew take the long run toward the clue box. "Come on, every minute counts if we're not eliminated," one of them tells the other. They open the box, and they take the bike. They comment on how appropriate it is that it's starting to rain again as they finish the Roadblock. Sad music accompanies them along the course, where it's now totally dark. "Oh, come on, please be a non-elimination," they say as they board the ferry with the bike. They get off the boat on the other side, and they run to Phil. Sadly, there is no reprieve: "You've both been eliminated from the race." "Damn," Drew says with a little smile. "We knew that was possible," Derek says. Possible? Boy, they really are optimists. They talk about what a great experience it was, and Drew says that he thinks they "haven't been this close since college." You will have to write your own naked picture joke. Derek talks about how proud they are to be fourth behind the top three teams that are left, which I think is a particularly classy statement. Indeed, they ran a really good race, and they managed to do the entire thing with almost no apparent animosity toward anyone, which is more than many of the rest of these people can say.