Meanwhile, Claire is starting the Road Block, and in an interview she complains that none of the Road Blocks she's done have been what she thought they were going to be -- from the watermelon in the face to the bridge in Norway, complete with black-and-white flashbacks -- and now Claire tells us that she hasn't been eating "any of the food" the whole race because she's too picky. I don't know what she means by "any of the food," but this should be fun for her. By now Brook's leading Jill and Kat in a synchronized dance, because she is Brook. Nat presents a hunk of pink fish to the chef, and while she's waiting for the verdict, Brook gets even more Brook-like, heading out onto the floor to work the crowd. I hope nobody's there to actually eat or anything; it's bad enough to have to watch a trio of sloppy Americans dripping sweat on the buffet without also having to become a cheering section for one of them. But at least now there's one less sweaty American; Nat got it right, so they're in first place as she reads from their next clue, "Enter the Dragon," which happens to be the title of a Bruce Lee film. Phil explains that their next move is to get to Avenue of the Stars, where they'll have to figure out that they are in fact looking for a statue of Bruce Lee. Fortunately for everyone involved, there is one. Off they go. "That could take a long time," Nat says once they're safely in their cab. She doesn't know the half of it.
Nick and Vicki's ferry leaves and they're on their way to Kowloon. "We're doing what we can do," she says. Since Nick is only pouting, that would seem to be accurate.
Back at the restaurant, Thomas has put together a strategy based on the following premise: "I cant eat everything on this table, I know that much." Claire is also searching.
Nat and Kat arrive at Avenue of Stars in what's starting to look like early evening. And by the time they actually find the statue, the sky is turning periwinkle. Here's Phil, in full dark, shedding some light on the Detour options. "Hong Kong is a city with its feet firmly planted in the both the present and the past," but this week's choices will be more about the latter. For the one called "Ding Ding," (heh, dirty) the teams will have to get on one of the double-decker cable cars (called, presumably, ding dings) that have been running in the city for a hundred years. They'll have to watch for three different signs out the window that will tell them where the Pit Stop is (they read, respectively, "Pit Stop," "Statue," and "Square"), and if they get to the end of the line without figuring it out, they'll have to start over. For "Sampan," the teams will collect a wooden cage holding two parakeets on the inside and a tag with a long number on the outside. Then they'll carry the cage onto one of the old boats known as sampans, and ride through Aberdeen Harbor (there's a glaring remnant of colonialism for you) until they find a boat whose registration number matches the tag on the birdcage. Then they'll get their next clue. Nat and Kat are going for that one. "Thanks, Dragon," Nat calls out as they leave, I think just to remind us that they are nerds.