But after the ads, Jaymes decides it has to be one of the signs in front of them. Approaching them for a closer read, he spots the one sending them to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and they dart out of there at a dead run like it's not a sign but a bomb. In the cab, Jaymes says the other teams left about fifteen minutes ago, but "We can catch up on these active things." They'd better hope so.
In the taxi to the Navy Yard, Lexi confesses to not knowing who the Amazing Houdini is in the first place. "A magician," Trey understates. Lexi figures they'll have to do a magic trick. Brent's knowledge of Houdini lore is more specific, and he speculates to Josh on the upcoming task, "They're probably gonna handcuff us, dunk us in a big tank of water...I think it's your turn."
Trey & Lexi are the first to arrive at the Navy Yard's Clinton Avenue Gate. Sure enough, the Roadblock question is, "Who's up for an Amazing Escape?" Wow, so Ford Escape paid for their name to be in two episodes? Phil narrates over some old footage of the man himself, "Harry Houdini is regarded as the world's greatest escape artist, and performed many of his mind-blowing feats here in the city where he made his name: New York." Wait, I thought he made his name Houdini? Anyway, Phil says the teams will have to "perform a Houdini classic." A member of each team will be strapped into a straitjacket and then hooked to a crane, which will lift them by their ankles to a spot fifteen stories above a dry-dock. "If they don't panic and can figure out how to escape, they will then be surprised by a gut-wrenching bungee free-fall." Lovely! I don't think I would care for that kind of surprise, would you? At the very least, I'd regret ditching all my other pants back in Paris. Phil concludes, "Once they're back on their feet, they'll receive their next clue." Lexi nominates Trey, even though he doesn't like heights or constraints. "I'm definitely gonna be conquering some demons with this one," he says as technicians hurry to get him into his harness.
The Beekmans arrive, and Brent takes it a bit reluctantly. He claims to be less bothered by the heights than by figuring out how to escape the straitjacket. This is one of those rare things I think I could actually handle, having carefully watched Penn & Teller do it once. Just don't crank me up a hundred and fifty feet in the air and then drop me and I'm good.
"I love you!" Lexi hollers down to Trey in extreme close-up as he's put into his straitjacket. He's clearly getting worried, facing two of his three fears, the third one being marriage. "I'm gonna be all right up there, right?" he asks the techs, who don't bother answering. Worst-case scenario, he won't have to face his third fear of the first two take him out.