Way back at the Detour clue box, Team Go Team is still trying to get a cab. Eventually they get in one, and decide to convey the idea of "Beijing Opera" by singing. He nods and smiles, and they're happy to be on their way.
Victor and Tammy deliver the dishes, and in case you thought these dishes were a rather incongruous mix of the exotic and the mundane, it's worth noting that the "fried chicken" still has its head on. They get their clue, and are unable to read where it's sending them. Whatever the case, here's Phil, telling us that this is the second of two U-Turns on the Race. As you'll recall, the U-Turn allows a team to make another team do the other half of the Detour they just finished. But unlike the other one way back in Siberia that helped dispatch Amanda and Kris, this one is not blind. "If a team chooses to use it," Phil warns, "they must post their own picture, and will be held accountable to the team they've slowed down." If they ever see them again, that is. Running out of the restaurant, Victor says that the "on foot" part of the clue means they're close. In an interview, they discuss the other three teams. "Margie and Luke are the strongest team." When they're not being snippy with each other. "Jaime and Cara have the greatest competitive spirit." Translation: Jaime is an asshole. "But Jennifer and Kisha are the most athletic team, and I do not want to be in a footrace with them at the end of the day." They approach a uniformed officer, who points them right back inside the complex they just stepped out of. Which, if we had to narrow it down to one incident, is when they won the leg. IF they did win it, that is. No spoilers here!
Jen and Kisha are in their elaborate costumes, so now they have to go out onstage and present themselves to the opera master, an elaborate figure himself in gold robes and long white mustaches. They bow, and get their clue.
Too late, because Victor and Tammy have already found the U-Turn sign, inside a room off the main opera house. Check out this description from Frommers.com: "To the right of the main entrance is a small museum filled with old opera robes and photos of famous performers (including the legendary Mei Lanfang), probably interesting only to aficionados." There's about to be a lot more interest in this room, I can tell you, but that's some time from now. "We're U-Turning Jen and Kisha," Victor announces. "Sorry, I can't outrun you!" they write on Jen and Kisha's photo after sticking it up on the sign. Victor interviews that they had decided in advance to U-Turn Jen and Kisha, who they think would have U-Turned them given the chance. Which is odd, because weren't they standing right there when Kisha and Jen had that meltdown with Margie and Luke on the mat in Guilin? Or did they cunningly replace themselves with cardboard cutouts when things started getting awkward? It would certainly explain a lot. Having sandbagged the sisters, they turn and pull the clue out of the clue box standing right there. They're being sent to Dong Hua Men Yi Shi Market, which looks like a row of food stands where they'll find the next clue. "We're hoping that our U-Turn works and they're eliminated this leg," Tammy says in the cab. Well, yeah, if you U-Turn someone, it's not like you're going to want to hang out with them. That's a good way to be held accountable, you know.