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.
Trey asks if she's all right, and Brent says, "Oh, no." Josh starts walking in that direction, also asking if she's okay but stopping short of being able to see her flags (as if they'd be any help) and when Trey approaches her, she starts having a meltdown, more out of frustration than pain, I think. "It sucks because we've done so good on the race and it's all because of [unintelligible sobs]. I just want this so bad." Yep, here it is, that confidence-puncturing event I've been predicting for a few legs now. Just their bad luck it didn't come sooner, when they still would have had time to recover. And it's kind of embarrassing that it's happening in the U.S. After the ads, Lexi gets back to work as Trey interviews, "When she started crying, I wanted to start crying, because that's the person I love most in the world!" Just wait until you've been married a few years.
Getting back to work, Josh gets the Chinese greetings wrong, but he's only got them swapped, and after reversing them, he's got three flags completed, with a flashback to the greeter in Shanghai saying "Ni Hao" and "Zai jian." Brent, who just a minute ago was saying that this task would frustrate him more than it seems to be frustrating Josh, reminds him that every second counts. "Do you think I don't know that?" Josh snaps back. Look who's finally in the race, everybody.