James and Abba get to New City Restaurant with the help of their small guides, and start transferring rats one at a time from the bucket to the bag with their gloved hands. They're cool about it, though, joking in an interview that their business is full of rats. "There's that drummer, I remember him," James cracks. Can't wait for the blockbuster White Lion tell-all book, suddenly. Also, after this? New City Restaurant's business will be booming.
At the Roadblock, actual professionals who do this for a living are sanding entire buses, covered in white dust (the color the putty changes to when it dries). Nadiya is cheering Natalie on from inside another parked bus, going on about how they're the only remaining all-female team. And then she starts chanting, "Long, strong and hard! Long, strong, and hard!" Jaymes mischievously joins in from another bus, until he remembers they're in a Muslim country and should probably watch their mouths. But Nadiya keeps yelling that Natalie needs to "keep it up" and "show these boys how you do it," to the point where Team Grabbie is getting irritated. Have they really not been around the twins at a Roadblock before this? This cheering is SOP for them.
Finally Ryan is told that his sanding is satisfactory, and he can go schlep his seats. Nadiya assures Natalie, "Everybody's struggling." From his nearly finished workspace, Rob volunteers, "Not me, I'm not struggling." Ryan boards the bus and makes a big show of how heavy a pair of seats is, saying the girls will never be able to do it. Because Ryan is the apex of fitness whose strength could never be matched by a mere woman. With Abbie's guidance, he carries the seats across the yard to the refurbishing area, where a guy is sitting with a stack of clues tantalizingly in his lap. Ryan has to get two more rows of seats before he can collect one, though, and Rob's already done sanding. He gets on the bus and loads up two at a time, while Ryan continues carrying his single row, taking breaks along the way.
Ryan gets a kiss from Abbie and also receives his clue, which tells them to go to Kawran Bazar Shootkir market. I wonder if that's a chain? Not that there's one in my town. When they get there, they'll have to find a specific stall stocked with large white sacks that have Amazing Flags painted indifferently down the sides of them. Inside each bag is a mess of small, stinky, fly-ridden, gray-brown, dried fish, which they'll have to search through to find one that Phil claims has "race colors," although it just looks orange to me. When they've done that, they can swap it for their next clue. They're out of there in first place, Ryan saying that task was "so hard." But was it long and strong?