Chad and Stephanie have found the tower, and Stephanie climbs up while Chad hangs back and tells us, "I'm trying more and more to let her make decisions and let her do things without me." Big of him. What else does he "let" her do? Up above, Stephanie's having the same problem everyone else did, which isn't surprising.
Nick and Vicki are having trouble hailing a taxi. "Why won't they stop for us?" Vicki wonders. Well, you're both a little scary-looking. Take out a piercing or two and see if you don't have better luck. She leads them back to where their original cab was. Team @ has already returned to Bank Bridge and their original driver, who's all ready to drive them to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Nick and Vicki arrive a bit later, out of breath, only to discover that the taxis there are waiting on other people. Following her, Nick bitches about this "brilliant Vicki idea. Get off the main road to go into a ditch." He yells some criticism at her, then mutters, "Moron." The subtitles are certainly helpful there, as I'm sure they will be when Nick and Vicki watch this at home. Meet the new improved Nick, everyone.
Meanwhile, in the cab to the Fortress, Claire has just looked at their clue and how it says, "You must walk to your next destination." Which they are emphatically not doing. Brook realizes that means they have to go back to the tower, and although the driver doesn't look happy, he turns them around anyway. What, do the taxi meters in St. Petersburg unwind if you retrace your route? Up ahead, Michael and Kevin realize that Team QVC are no longer behind them. Brook says that Michael and Kevin are going to get penalized, and they feel bad enough about it that it causes a commercial break. My question is, how come hardly anybody ever double-checks their clues like Claire just did? I get that the only practical time to do that is when you're crammed into the back of a cab with your partner and your sound guy, when the last thing you want to be doing is rooting around in your paperwork, but we've seen so many people screw themselves out of the race by missing an important part of the clue, while hardly anyone ever gets eliminated as a result of accidentally elbowing someone.
After the ads, Brook interviews of Michael and Kevin's predicament, "We had no choice. Even if we'd wanted to help them, it would have been extremely difficult." So they didn't want to help them anyway? That doesn't seem to be entirely the case. Still, between that and Awesome Nick's Awesome Lie, Team YouTube must be feeling a little alone right now.