When we return to the Trials Of Team Linz, the boys doing the pulling are bent-over and miserable. The Weavers, meanwhile, finish their building and get a clue to head to the pit stop. Phil explains that this requires them to drive to a farm with two big blue silos. Last to the mat "will be eliminated."
The Godlewskis and Bransens make progress with their buildings. Watching the Paolos work on their building is basically like watching them do anything else -- you just want it to be over so you can do...any other activity. At all. Including washing dishes while fire ants chew on your ankles. The Godlewskis are the next to finish their building, and they get the pit stop clue. Good show, ladies. Of course, there is lots of hollering.
Team Gaghan completes the buggy course. Carissa is happy to see that nobody finished this Detour option yet except for them. They're all happy to get to the finish and get their clue. They run for their Yukon. "If we win, I'm going to be so excited," Carissa says in the car. "You're telling me," her dad agrees.
Team Bransen finishes the building and gets the pit stop clue. They're off.
Team Aiello is finished with the buggy at last. They grab the pit stop clue, very relieved that this is the last thing they have to do.
The Linzes are just at the turnaround. Suddenly, farting brother (Tommy, I believe) declares that he has to puke. For a guy who's not doing diddly, he certainly is making his presence felt. It's like bodily functions are his entire identity. One of his brothers tells him to take deep breaths and relax, but he declares that no, he'll be throwing up, thank you. He bails out of the buggy and hurls on the ground. They take off again. Well, at least he weighs less now, probably.
In the Weaver vehicle, they agree to never do a strength-based task again. Well, that'll be no problem. It probably won't come up again. The Godlewskis are getting a little bickery with the driving directions, but it's still yelling, so they seem entirely comfortable. In the Gaghan car, meanwhile, Tammy and Bill are congratulating each other on how well they did, and she's happy to have gotten the "good butt workout." Heh. The Godlewskis? Still yelling. Mama Weaver is asking God to take them to the blue silos. "In Jesus' name, find it," she says. (Yes, I know. But Jesus and Moses are exceptions. Seriously, don't email me.) The Gaghans talk about how exciting it would be to be in first place. "That would be so cool," Tammy says. Carissa is a Phil fan, and knows just how it would sound: "Gaghan Family," she says, "you're team number one." Her mother talks about how cool that would be. "I bet that dream will come true," Carissa says woozily. Aw! She is completely precocious, but she's going to grow into all of it. I think she's going to be fine. ["Her parents could stand to remind her that it only really counts on the last leg." -- Sars]
The Godlewskis are gabbling as they drive up to the farm. They all run to the mat. Guess what? The gabblers are team number one. No, really. Unbelievable. They really did come from nowhere, because it's not like they were leading very often. I think they've put together a lot of toys for their kids, and it paid off with the watermill assembly. My sister is great at that kind of thing now, too, having assembled about four million tiny parts into about four thousand different toys. Unsurprisingly, as they get to the mat, they're shrieking the entire time. Phil tells them that for winning the leg, they've also won $20,000. I do not approve. Phil then asks the gabbler in the blue shirt where her pink shirt is, and she answers that the pink shirts were getting ripe. On the second day? Ha! Newbie. Phil asks them whether they always make this much noise. And then he scratches his nose in a secret gesture intended only for his close personal friends. It means: "Oh my God."