They jump in their car just as Andy and Tommy are returning to the dock, where Amani and Marcus are still slowly constructing their raft. The snowboarders read the clue even more slowly, and tote their raft back to where they found the materials, wishing Amani and Marcus good luck. They're feeling good about how as they drive off, as they should. Back at the river, Amani's on the front of the raft, and Marcus eases his massive form onto the back, imparting it with an alarming sternward list. They start paddling, but Amani's end is so high out of the water she can barely get any traction on anything but "Marcus's big size-fifteen feet," which are dangling all the way to the river. No wonder they wanted to take time to make sure they had the raft together right.
Bill and Cathi get to the bridge and agree to do the waffles. Jeremy and Sandy ask for a check of their work, only to be told that "it's not quite right." Team NFL retrieves their first demi-clue. Sandy notices that one of the demo waffles has powdered sugar, so they head back to their own stand to fix it. Bill and Cathi arrive on the scene, and Jeremy tells them it's hard, so they quickly decide to build the raft instead. That should work great, with Cathi's sterling sense of balance. Amani has just retrieved their second clue, and Marcus paddles them back to the dock. Bill and Cathi arrive at the alley and find the materials waiting for them, as well as the snowboarders' discarded raft that they now get to use as a model. Seeing Team NFL docking upstream, Sandy says, "We're in last again." Not counting Bill and Cathi, that is. Team NFL struggles with the pronunciation of the Muur clue and they head out in third place, Marcus pausing to tell Bill and Cathi their raft is strong enough now. I think he's sincerely trying to be helpful, and not trying to get the grandparents out on a raft that will dump them in the drink.
Jeremy and Sandy are sure their display is perfect. The sun has gone behind the buildings across the way, so the day's getting along. If you think about it, everyone's been racing nonstop since the train pulled into Brussels on what is, for us, a week ago but for the racers was just that morning. Sandy, starting to look a little unhinged, suggests switching tasks, but Jeremy says they can't. "We're never gonna get it," Sandy insists, and the Amazing Editors start firing off desperate e-mails to the legal department asking for clearance to use an old En Vogue song on the air.