Commercials. Travelocity is my sworn enemy.
When we return, Drew is still rolling around on the ground in agony while Kevin repeats "Get up, buddy" and "Get up, get up" and other pieces of sound medical advice. As Drew finally stands up and Kevin tells him they'll get "right back in," the captions say, "Currently In Last Place." Caption bastards. As Drew climbs into the van, he moans that he may have dislocated his shoulder by rolling over it when he fell. Apparently, on this evening's show, Kevin and Drew will be playing the part of Job.
Over at Pim's, the BQs pick up a 7:15 AM departure time. Team Guido arrives next, and Joe says he's not bothered by being in seventh place at this point. Back in the Kevin and Drew cab, Kevin assures Drew that if he'd separated his shoulder or something, he wouldn't be wiggling it around in agony as he currently is. Uchenna and Joyce and David and Mary arrive at Pim's just about on top of each other and grab their numbers. It turns out that it does matter a little, because Uchenna and Joyce pull a 7:15 departure, while Mary and David get the first 7:30. "Fifteen minutes can cost us the whole game," Mary complains. Drew is still in pain, but now they take a minute to bandage up his skinned knee, which he insists isn't the main problem. In fact, he even reports that his shoulder is feeling better, and Kevin assures him he'll be fine. Or else dead, I suppose. They run smack into Pink and Eric at Pim's, and both teams wind up with the last two 7:30 departure times. Eric interviews that he's not particularly pleased to be at the back of the pack. The teams all settle into their cots for the night, secure in the knowledge that you don't have to sleep on the street anymore, which probably comes as a relief to Kevin and Drew and Guido.
The next morning, 6:59 turns to 7:00, and JVJ, Rob and Amber, Danny and Oswald, and Charla and Mirna open their clue. It tells them to get to Cotopaxi National Park. And then it says something, apparently, that they don't want you to read, because every time they show this clue, the rest of it is covered over with a card. Maybe it says "When you get there, collect the free rubdown and margarita we had to promise you to get you to come out here and do this again." Phil explains that the teams will now use a provided map to drive themselves 65 miles to Hacienda Yanahurco, which is within Cotopaxi National Park. The clue "advises" the teams to use the north entrance to the park. But first, they have to find the parking garage where their cars are, so these lead teams take off on foot. It doesn't take long to find, though, so they're soon piling into their white SUVs. Mirna immediately starts complaining that she doesn't drive stick that well, which makes perfect sense, since she's only had about three years to rectify that since her last attempt. Seriously, as lame as it is when first-time teams come to race and say they can't drive a stick, it's even more ridiculous for people who have been here before.