When the *wins get their clue -- nice-looking boys without their shirts, incidentally -- they stop to look at a map. As they're looking, Tyler and James are approaching in their car at last. The A(AM!)s are a little surprised to see the *wins out of the water without the rest of the group. "I thought you were going to Six Pack it all the way here," says Tyler. In an interview, James says that it's obvious to him that the *wins are aligning themselves with weaker teams in order to make it easier at the end. I don't think that's actually true. I think it's just very hard for most people to imagine anyone would legitimately take the sort of hand-holding approach on the theory that it's going to help them later. Tyler and James hop into the water. Back at the car, the *wins are waiting -- waiting -- for Mary and Dave and the *lyns to be done. Godwin carefully says in an interview, "A bitter and cynical person might think we're keeping them around because they're quote-unquote 'weaker' than the other teams. But if we stick together, we can be stronger than those who tend to fend for themselves only." And I'm going to go with... "Not." I'm a bitter and cynical person, certainly, at least some of the time, and I still don't think that's their plan. I just think this theory Godwin is explaining, which I consider sincere, is wacky as all hell. You might get by with an alliance like this early in the game, but with six teams left, you just can't travel in a group of three teams. The odds of it harming you are just way too great.
The BQs are being followed by the Pointies, and for the second time this episode, they're distracted from the matter at hand by their preoccupation with other teams, as they start talking about how they're going to "lose them."
The so-called "Six Pack" is reunited on the shores of Grand Bais. Out on the boat, Tyler and James are climbing up to get their clue and heading back. Not only did the *wins lose time waiting for their "friends," but now, they're having to sit in their car, as are Mary and Dave, while Lyn and Karlyn go and get their car from whatever inconvenient place they're parked. Meanwhile, Tyler hassles James to hurry up on the swimming. "You want to go home?" he demands to know. "No [sir]!" James yells. "Let's catch 'em!" Tyler hollers. He's so motivational!