The Chippendales arrive in third place and run right in. Naturally James is taking this one. Jaymes interviews post-leg, "Every time we checked in, they always said hello and goodbye, and Phil would say, 'that means hello' and 'that means goodbye.' I just thought they were being cordial!" Yeah, oops. Seeing them arrive, Brent says it's now a three-way race. "Nobody's gonna know these," Jaymes assures James. Like the others, James starts with Spain and France, the ones he knows. Meanwhile, Lexi complains, "There's probably a thousand ways of putting these up correctly." Well, no, there's only one correct way, but I see what she's saying. And she doesn't have time to sit and do the math, but I do, and according to my calculations, the actual number of possible permutations, with four greeting flags already accounted for and fourteen left to go, is...more than 87 billion. Wow, I really hope I'm wrong about that. And that's only correct if there are no flags that don't go anywhere, which we'll see later there are. I guess the good news is that with each pair of flags hung correctly, the number of remaining combinations drops to less than one percent of that, so after she gets the next ones right she's only got 479 million possible combinations to go. Lexi interviews post-leg about how it was emotion overload and the words were all running together. "It's just hard, 'cause I can't control this," she complains to Trey, who encourages her to just keep guessing because that's all she can do.
Josh is attaching "Olga Doma" (which is not a greeting but Russian for "Is Olga home?" as far as I can tell) and "Do Svidaniya" under Russia, earning a buzzer and a red X over his Russian flag on the screen, as he says he panicked over the ones he didn't know. James is just blindly guessing, trying out a couple of phrases that he thinks sound "Bangladese" [sic]. "Aabar Dekha Hobe" and "Selamat Tingaal" turn out to be wrong, though, wouldn't you know it, and he's still got only one country completed. Lexi misses the greetings for Indonesia, which I can't blame her for because other than Amy & Daniel's elimination, I didn't remember one thing about that second leg before looking it up, up to and including the fact that it took place in Indonesia. Trey keeps cheering her on, even as she messes up Russia as well. Josh also misses Indonesia on the first try, and James does another trial and error with some Turkish greetings, complete with error. Lexi says that when they first saw the flags she thought they had it in the bag, but when she realized it was the hellos and goodbyes, "that's when my heart went..." and she makes a plummeting sound and gesture. And then those waggish Amazing Editors cut right to one of her flag racks plummeting down the pole and striking her on the head. Luckily they look like lightweight plastic, but they're pretty sizable and that still has to smart. Not to mention the fact that what look like Dutch and Chinese greetings on the rack just add insult to injury.