Jaymes watches as James correctly hoists the French greetings, telling us that he doesn't think anyone else knows any more than he does. Josh raises "Aabar Dekha Hobe" and "Shagotom" under the Turkish flag, while a helpful new graphic in the upper corner tells us it's actually "Merhaba" and "Hoscakal." "Not so good," Josh says, letting those drop while Lexi tries "Hoscakal" and "Olga Doma" for the same country. Trey tells her to do process of elimination. "That's easy for you today," she laughs mirthlessly. James attaches "Hai" and "Merhaba," which are clearly not even on the same landmass, as Jaymes jokes about merhaba sounding like a sandwich. Josh is now hanging "Hallo" and "Tot Ziens" under the Dutch flag, hoping the former is correct. He interviews that he transformed it "from a language problem to a math problem at the end." No, Josh, your ignorance of the languages transformed it to a math problem for you. Here's some math: after a flashback to the Dutch milkmaid saying "Hallo" and "Tot Ziens" confirms that he got the Dutch greetings correct -- his fifth pair, along with China, France, Spain, and presumably the U.S. -- he's only got about forty thousand more combinations to try. Josh pumps his arms nerdily while Brent warns, "All right, Josh, don't take too much time celebrating." And by no means should Josh start thinking that he's redeemed himself for the pizza debacle that was entirely his fault and which he was in no way set up for.
James is posting his Russian greetings, struggling to pronounce "Zdravstvujtye." But his guess turns out to be correct, as we flash back to Catherine the Great saying "Do Svidaniya" and that other thing that I'm resolved to never type again for the rest of my life. Josh also finishes Russia next, so there are only three more countries for him to get right, representing a paltry 720 possible permutations. James is over in his area, describing his almost total recall of every greeter they met: "I remember the person clear as day, what they're wearing, and then they bow and say, 'Sub-bluh-bluh bluh.'" Heh. There's a flashback to the Indonesian greeter saying "Selamat Tingaal," which isn't far off. Neither are James's guesses for that country, as he raises "Hai" and "Olga Doma" instead of "Hai" and "Selamat Tingaal." "The worst part of this is you wouldn't even know if you got half of it right," James says, having gotten half of that one right. Lexi interviews that every time they landed on the mat throughout, she paid attention to everything except what the greeters said. Clearly she's bitterly regretting that now.