Natalie is bitching about how this Detour choice must have been harder, and Nadiya tells her to shut up. They're nearly done. On the road, Lexi talks about how happy she is to see the twins. "We would love to keep our dream team intact for the final three." What are they going to do, split the million three ways?
The twins are on their last handfuls of meat, and noticing that the goat farmers are having to take some time measuring out their kibble. But not much time, as Josh & Brent take the pellet-filled pails and start pouring them out around the meat they laid out. The guy in the blue coat hands them their clue and opens the gate to the kennel, and the dogs come flooding in over the feast like four-legged zombies. "The gays bloody beat us," one of the twins grumbles. Does that mean Nadiya's going to kill herself? Should somebody take away her knife?
After the ads, the twins are still on the meat part of the task -- and still bitching about it -- as the goat farmers run back out past the still-blatting horn players. But it looks like they're soon ready to proceed. Brent & Josh get back in their car, seeing that the Plow teams have already left. That was clearly the faster of the two options. Or it was at least closer to the parking, which amounts to the same thing.
Roach cave, here we go," Trey says as he and Lexi roll up. Inside a produce shop that's open to the outside, they find a basket of multicolored mushrooms with clues sticking out of it. Trey takes one and reads, "Who's a fun guy?" Phil has to go back pretty far to explain this Roadblock: "Many of the Loire Valley's castles were built with limestone that was excavated from underground caverns." As we cut from outer shots of magnificent structures to the dank tunnels that their raw materials came from, he continues, "Mining this precious stone inadvertently created the perfect environment for growing mushrooms. This Roadblock requires teams to search this subterranean farm [which looks like quite the labyrinth] for champignonnes -- mushrooms." More specifically, they need to look at three different types of mushrooms laid out in the shop for their examination, then search the maze to find ones that match, from memory. Phil holds up a basket and says that once they have ten of each, "the champignonniste will hand them their next clue." The champignonniste being the shroom-monger, of course.
Lexi takes this one, which she and Trey find pretty funny for some reason. But first, they have to get the crates they loaded into the backs of their cars at the beginning of the leg, to carry the mushrooms in and, more importantly, to show off that foot-operated lift gate again. Lexi looks at the three varieties, which she describes as "kind of like flowers," "mushrooms," and "big brown mushrooms. " With such vivid language in her mind, how could she fail? As she heads into the tunnels, which are apparently much chillier than she's dressed for, Trey says he's feeling good about being the first ones there. Lexi wanders around, looking at all different kinds of mushrooms and getting confused and creeped out. She finds one batch of the brown mushrooms before a light goes out on her and she has to gather them in the night-vision camera. I take it that the perfect conditions for growing mushrooms also includes limited exposure to light, because that's going to be happening to people a lot.