Over in Danny and Oswald's cab, Oswald explains that if they hadn't made the deal with the BQs, they would be out of money and wouldn't necessarily have even finished the leg. Everybody's taxis seem to be on the way now, despite the earlier navigation issues and the complication introduced by the driving rain. First to arrive at the gardens, as it turns out, are Oswald and Danny. They note the beautiful gardens, as well as the fact that there's no time to literally stop and smell the roses. They find a clue box and pull out a clue for a Detour. Phil explains that the choice is between "two traditions of Macau." No cutesy names this time -- just Noodle and Dragon. I do love hearing Phil say, "In 'Noodle...'" I could listen to Phil say "in noodle" all day, for reasons I don't understand. Anyway, in Noodle, you find a building and "choose a noodle-making station." (It's all gold, really.) You "use traditional methods to flatten the dough," which turns out to mean that you...how do I even say this? You straddle a big heavy pole that's rigged to bounce up and down on the dough and flatten it out. Then you cut it into noodles, and you're done. I'm fascinated by the bouncy pole and wonder if it was invented by lonely women, because otherwise, wouldn't a simple rolling pin be easier? Maybe I'm missing something. Anyway, in Dragon, you go a mile to a warehouse and choose a dragon head and a drum, and you carry them three-quarters of a mile through town to a dock. At the dock, you attach your dragon head to a boat. This task does not involve intimacy with poles, making it inherently inferior, if you are Paul Verhoeven.
Danny and Oswald pick the Dragon, and they explain that they have past experience with doing well on dragon-related Detours. Aw! "I'm window shopping!" One of the things that I think they didn't necessarily account for is that this "navigate through the streets" stuff is really much more stressful and difficult when it's pouring rain. At least that's the way it always feels to me, as my glasses cover with rain over and over again. But at any rate, they get in their cab and give the address to the driver. The BQs get to the garden next, and they pull the clue and choose Noodle. ("Choose Noodle" is my next great bumper sticker or T-shirt idea.) In the cab, they talk about how they can do well at this if they just concentrate and go methodically. They're not nearly hysterical enough to be on this show; they're really not. Charla and Mirna arrive next, and they also pick the noodles.