Back at the CCPP, Spanky misses again. It's a tie now. Frank's in the net, and down 5-4. Now Frank's off the table, and down 6-4. Spanky finally misses, and Danza is on its way. They both shake Spanky's hand, then they go collect the clue. It tells them to go to a market and do some shopping. "Not bad for an old guy," Frank says as they leave, still giddy over his ability to hold his own against a twelve-year-old. One could be inclined to make fun, but Frank's exhilaration is going to seem a lot more reasonable in about two minutes.
Phil explains that when they've bested Spanky, the teams will have to go to a food market, get a shopping list, and pick up some stuff. They'll need help with the list, though, because it's written in Chinese. There's a particularly lovely shot along here of the heads of something or other, lying in their own juices. Yum.
Esquire, CCPP. Spanky scopes them out as they enter. Spanky looks completely different as he starts to play Brennan. I have a feeling that he got significantly warmed up or relaxed or something during his bout with Loud Pushy Frank, and now he's on fire. Spanky not only quickly goes to work on Brennan, but also manages to win the second point off of Brennan's crotch, which is just plain demoralizing. ["If any of you has ever wondered what the phrase 'oh, NOT' would look like in the flesh, dig Brennan's face when the ping-pong ball bounces off his wonderfulness. Perfect. I laughed out loud. Sorry, Brennan." -- Sars] "I just need five," Brennan says, down 3-0. He loses another point. "And I've got a long way to go," he adds.
Danza de-cabs at the market. Phil tells us that they have to buy five beetle larvae, one squid, and two chicken feet. I'd do the chicken feet okay, and I've eaten squid (though I found it disgusting), but the beetle larvae? Oy. They're wiggling and everything, right there in the bins. Shudder. Serving suggestion? They go great with red wine and Raid. Once they buy the food, the teams have to take it to what basically looks like part of a food court.
CCPP. Spanky 11, Brennan zero. Zippo, zilch, nada. Brennan chuckles pretty good-naturedly as he repeats the score. "Eleven-zero." Yup. When he loses the next point, he says he'll let it go to fifteen-zip, and then he'll maybe let Rob give it a try, even with the screwy finger. Spanky gets another one, to make it 13-0. "That's some good old-fashioned ass-kicking," Rob says admiringly in the background, and Brennan laughs. Heh. No kidding. You've got to give the boys credit for the good humor in this sequence, I think. At this point, Spanky nets one, and it's 13-1. Brennan raises his arms in triumph.
The market. Danza is explaining that they want exactly five beetle larvae.