Desiree tells her mother that they should take the Rotorhead, because neither one of them knows anything about putting together a motorcycle. And: seriously, if that's not your thing, it's going to be very complicated if you have to get it all the way to where it could be kick-started. I have enough trouble putting my Dustbuster back together after I empty it. They take off for the airport. BJ and Tyler do the same. Eric and Jeremy, too. Fran and Barry are on the bridge, but they don't spot the clue box. Lori does, though. She and Dave also choose Rotorhead. Not so much with the motorcycle assembly, the nerds. In fact, I think that would get you kicked out of the band. Well, the kind of band I think Dave is in.
And now comes the most inexplicable part of the episode, as Fran and Barry start walking all over the bridge, not seeing the clue box. Which looks exactly like every other race clue box, and which is right where you'd think it would be, up against the railing. What's not to see? I guess with one person, I could understand a sort of mental blackout, but how do two people not see it? Anyway, the camera guy gets his jollies here by grabbing various shots of Fran and Barry walking right past the clue box. I mean, they're literally so close to it that they almost are bumping into it. And it's not that inconspicuous. It's a foot or so out from the edge of the bridge, and it's on a flat stand that they almost have to walk around in order to miss it. It has a big red stripe down the middle.
Commercials. Okay, I think this Volkswagen commercial was written by Paula Abdul.
We return to Sao Paulo, where Fran and Barry are saying that they've been up and down and they can't find the clue box anywhere. They claim to have been looking for half an hour. We watch them walk by it...again. They note the departing Wanda and Desiree. BJ and Tyler are also leaving. In the cab, Desiree tells Wanda to chill out. "You're getting flustered," she says, having clearly seen this a few times in her life. She tells us in an interview that her mother does have a tendency to lose it, so her job will be to keep everything focused. Eric and Jeremy, meanwhile, meet up with BJ and Tyler on the way out, and those two teams sort of leave together, followed by Dave and Lori.
Danielle and Dani get to the bridge, where they run into Fran and Barry. "We don't see it," Barry declares to them. It appears to take Danielle and Dani about ten seconds to find it once they get to the bridge, but unfortunately, Fran and Barry didn't stay with them, which is what I would have done by this point. Follow somebody else. At least you won't be left behind by yourselves. The girls decide, apparently with little discussion, to do Motorhead. I guess one of them thinks that she can...assemble a motorcycle? I don't know. They seem to be thinking they're going to be able to do it, seriously, so maybe they have secret mechanical knowledge I'm not aware of. They're surprised as they leave that Fran and Barry had so much trouble finding the clue box. Since it's...you know, right out there like that.