"Why are we in America and nobody is speaking English?" Brent wonders almost idly. And then their driver comes up to a closed gate, so it's pretty clear they've taken a wrong turn somewhere. The Cowboys pass them again coming back, telling their driver not to slow down to give the models' driver directions. And he's getting even more lost, with Brent and Caite yelling at him, and Brent yelling at Caite to shut up. "Now we're gonna lose because of this dumb-ass," Caite whines, looking like she wants to commit battery cabdriver.
After the ads and a nice establishing shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the models are still so lost that the subtitle reading "Currently in last place" almost seems like piling on. And yet, paradoxically, the "Currently" seems almost generous. Caite orders their driver to go back to the 101. So they're starting over? "Well, this has already screwed us," Brent says. One of those rare occasions where his commentary goes beyond the level of simple narrative.
Dan and Jordan have arrived at Coit Tower, and from the cab window, Jordan can see a tiny little yellow clue envelope flapping in the breeze from an overhanging scaffold near the summit. They run up the steps to the high patio. Phil tells us that the tower has been an icon of San Francisco since the 1930s, and now someone from each team will have to climb it. In this Road Block, that person will have to use an "ascender" to ratchet himself (or herself, but who are we kidding) up a rope hanging outside the tower, then grab the clue and get lowered down. Dan is doing this one, and he starts climbing.