The other teams' cars approach the castle. Trey & Lexi grab the first parking spot they see, while the goat farmers decide to try driving up closer to the entrance and Jaymes is getting his Leonardos mixed up, referring to DiCaprio instead of da Vinci, much to the amusement of both of them. Sure, they have similar names, but if da Vinci had been in Inception those dream-sharing machines would have been real. Anyway, the Chippendales and the goat farmers end up meeting again outside and start searching for the church at the chateau while Trey & Lexi appear to go right there, into an amazing rooftop rotunda, where they find the clues strapped to the flower pot. But all three open them so close together that there aren't even ranks any more. I know everyone hates all the alliances this season, but I bet nobody hates them more than the people who write the "Currently In [nth] Place" subtitles. Anyway, the clue is for a Detour, with the choice being "Plow" or "Chow," both of which Phil says are "age-old French traditions." Indeed, those are two of my favorite French words.
Over footage of some rich French dude who somehow survived the Revolution riding on horseback while blowing a horn and surrounded by a pack of beagles, Phil says, "The royal French tradition of hunting with dogs dates back hundreds of years and is still practiced today." Take that, guillotine. For "Chow," the teams will have to make the "daily meal for a pack of hungry hunting hounds," which we see about to mob a trainer in a small courtyard. More specifically, the racers will need to cut, weigh, and sort different kinds of meat to put together a well-balanced meal, and then lay it out in a long pile in the fenced-off feeding area, along with a bunch of kibble. For "Plow," the teams will hit the field and use a horse and plow to cut four furrows, which is all it will take to earn their next clue. Yes, a horse and not an ox, alas, but I'm still hoping someone will angrily scream, "My horse is broken!" at some point.
All three teams seem rather torn on what to do, although Jaymes & James seem to be leaning toward the Plow option. But of course like everything else lately, this has to be a group decision for some fucking reason. Actually, the Chippendales just assume that Trey & Lexi will do it with them, so they head off to their car, remembering to tell the Beekmans as they depart that only two teams can do it at a time. So no plowing for you, farmers. "You think our cookbook skills will stretch to dogs?" Brent asks Josh. Meanwhile, the Chippendales are heading into the Chateau's main entrance for directions to the field. But Trey & Lexi end up deciding to do Chow, and Brent decides they'll work on it together. Now back to their cars. Down on the street, as they temporarily split up to go to their separate vehicles, the camera zooms in on the clock tower at the end of the street, I guess because we really need to know it's two in the afternoon. Lexi interviews that it's in their nature to help other people out, but her competitive side is rebelling. And thus she gets tired of waiting for the Beekmans and they take off. So there you go. That's two allies she's ditched today. Cold, Lexi. Cold.