Time passes, as shown by some time-lapse cloud photography and we come back to several teams with their tents nearly erected. Maybe there really wasn't a Roadblock, given that this is turning out to be challenging enough to make up for both the absence of a Roadblock and half of a Detour. Rachel says she's used to pop-up tents (as a "VIP hostess," I'm sure that's true), but interviews that this one is extreme. "I feel like I'm setting up a circus tent," she says as Brendon makes with the pounding. Part of that may be due to the way she herself is dressed, though. Bopper is tying his and Mark's entrance flaps in place, with Mark right under him. Art is tying knots outside while JJ is taking care of the interior tasks. "I felt like a woman," JJ says with his usual degree of enlightenment, as we watch him carefully folding towels before moving on to the shower. Ralph and Vanessa seem to be working well together, which Ralph credits to her "listening and following instructions," and which I attribute to gigantic Ralph's ability to pop these huge, heavy frame pieces together like Tinkertoys. She observes to Ralph, "We're way ahead of the teachers." That's what they get for showing up at the travel agency after Nary and Jamie were outed.
Indeed, Team Undercover are the only ones still struggling to put a frame together, while every other team already has the canvas over their structures. They say it wasn't so much a technical challenge as a physical one, being the only remaining all-female team and finding themselves without enough height to get the frame erected. Other teams are already putting up their showers -- Other Rachel and Dave efficiently, Team Big Brother with a lot of whining from Rachel and followed by some amusing grappling from inside the stall, Art and JJ with some collapsing and Vanessa inside while it nearly comes down around her. "Ain't gonna kill you," Ralph scoffs. "Well, it came close," she mutters. Other Rachel and Dave are now in the cinder-block restroom, filling their shower pouch in the sink. "Is this good enough water, do you think?" Dave wonders. "It just needs to flow," Other Rachel says, which if you think about it is a terrifying answer. I'd rather have someone pee in it. Mark calls over a safari guide to check out their work. "When you get done I'd like to use this shower," Mark says. Peeking out of his half-completed shower cubicle, JJ mutters, "Dammit, if they get it I'm gonna kick myself." The guide checks Team Kentucky's shower and says, "You're not done." Bopper realizes that means they need water in it, so Mark goes running to the rest house with a bucket. Meanwhile, Other Rachel and Dave ask for a check. While she looks everything over, Dave says, "Hopefully you haven't done it with a spouse, 'cause it's no fun." Especially if one of those spouses is Dave. Finally, after looking everything else over, she turns on their shower. "That's good water pressure," Dave points out and they're done. "Unbelievable," JJ moans as Other Rachel and Dave run whooping to their Land Rover and tell their driver to take them to Simba campground B, which they passed on the way here. As they pull out, Dave says, "Rachel and I are so damn stubborn. We yell at each other, we bitch, we complain, but we somehow pull it out." Well, all's well that ends well, I suppose. Until it doesn't and it isn't.