Just then, Uchenna and Joyce's tire goes flat. For some reason, they don't find this nearly as hilarious as they did Rob and Amber getting stopped by the police. In fact, Joyce is all, "No frickin' way." I understand that they're very nice people, but I do find the wiping of that self-satisfied grin off Joyce's face to be pretty funny. It's another sort of "live by that, die by that" situation -- like many Rob has put himself in over the course of the season.
In the Ron and Kelly cab, Ron is sad to see Uchenna and Joyce pulled over, because he was really hoping Rob and Amber might come in last. Rob, meanwhile, classifies Uchenna and Joyce's blown tire as potentially his and Amber's "lucky break." Elsewhere, Ron and Kelly learn that there are two routes to the pit stop -- a "top road" and a "bottom road." Their guy is taking the top road. And he'll be in Scotland before ye. And I only know that from The Brady Bunch, because I am an uncultured buffoon, but it is a race around the world, after all, so I feel like I should cram in as many international references as I possibly can. Anyway. It looks like Ron and Kelly have become separated from Rob and Amber. Uchenna and Joyce, meanwhile, hop into their cab once the tire is fixed.
Ron and Kelly learn that they're close to the pit stop, and their driver says for them to look for Round Hill on the right-hand side. Rob and Amber, meanwhile, are hopping out to find directions. Uchenna tries to reassure a concerned Joyce that they have to "keep pushin'." Ron and Kelly pull into the Round Hill Hotel. So do Rob and Amber. Both teams look for Cottage 16.
Pit stop. Mat. Ron and Kelly hop out. We see everyone hopping and running, and then Phil is on the mat, and then...Ron and Kelly run up. Welcome, you are...team number one. They high-five and hug, taking this one opportunity to have the same objective for about ten seconds, and then Rob and Amber are right behind them. Told they're team number two, they look less than thrilled, but Rob is still jazzed about the competition. "What a race," he says. Phil asks which of the two teams is going to win, and both teams say they will. And both say they're confident. And you know what that means.
Uchenna and Joyce, you're the last team to arrive. And we're taking all your stuff and your money, but you're not out, because obviously, it's non-elimination, not that you wouldn't naturally know this, and not that you ever had anything to fear as far as being out. For some reason, looking at a third-place team late in the race gives me incredibly warm memories of Guido on the final leg, with Joe and his wonderful "maybe they fell off their Skidoos" theory. Man, that was funny. You never know how much you love a lovable villain until you sit through some that are not so lovable. At any rate, Uchenna and Joyce are losing all their stuff and their money. Considering that teams have often ditched all their stuff at the opening of the last leg anyway, losing their stuff isn't a big deal at this point, although losing their money certainly could be. Uchenna interviews, "The two things they haven't taken from us are our heart, and our minds." He says that they'll "let the chips fall where they may." Joyce insists that they are -- you guessed it -- "in it to win and be the last team standing." You know, I've advocated animal noises on other shows to denote stupid remarks -- they would work on this show, too.