Commercials. You really haven't lived until you've seen Trash expound on these mildly pornographic Burger King commercials. They disturb her very deeply.
Mud pit. Brandon and Nicole. They keep looking. He falls down and lands in the mud on his ass. (M. Giant: "Dang!") Brandon: "Dang!" He voices over that he had to just stop and realize that he needed to turn the Detour over to God. "Do you want to stop and pray?" he asks Nicole. "Just pray out loud," she says, still looking. Heh. She's like, "Pray loudly enough for both of us, baby; I'm up to my elbows in mud." I thought that was really funny. "Lord, help us find this, please," he moans, falling smack into the "Dear God, please make me win" that he's been so careful to avoid in the past. I guess mud does things to a person. As he continues to pray, the Happy Jesus Music comes up on the soundtrack thusly: "Mmmmmmaaaaah." There is more about the Lord, and trusting, and he says he believes the Lord will lead him right to the clue. (The Lord: "I don't do free throws, awards shows, or reality television. Learn it, live it, love it.") But through the wonder of prayer (and editing), Brandon soon finds the clue he seeks. "Oh, thank God," Nicole says, and then adds, "Literally." Heh. Brandon also offers big ups to the big guy on his way out of the mud pit. They hose off, and come up with the clue for Matapara Farms. They take off in their SUV.
The Twinkies are just arriving at Hell's Gate, and as they're arriving, Brandon and Nicole spot them. "The twins may very well just stick their hands in one time and find it," Brandon comments. "That's why we've got to hurry up and get to this farm."
Hell's Gate. Twinkies, searching through the mud. "Will it be obvious, do you think?" one of them asks. "Yeah," says the other.
Chip and Kim pull in at the falls. The Twinkies keep mud-searching. "Why are we making this so hard?" one of them asks. "We make everything too hard," says the other. Chip and Kim pull on their wetsuits. As Chip puts on his giant flippers, he becomes ponderous (an effect that giant flippers often have), saying, "I hope I'm not doing it all for naught. But then again, in this race, you never give up." They hop in the water.
Brandon and Nicole reach Matapara Farms. "Who's ready for a wild ride?" Nicole reads at the Roadblock. She turns to Brandon. "You do it!" she says, all chipper. He's like, "Um, okay." As they run to the starting line, he says, "Pump up a zorb? Baby, I hate this stuff." Heh. ["Like all he does at home is pump up zorbs, so it's a busman's holiday. That cracked me up." -- Sars] She says, "Yeah, but I want a million dollars." Hey, can't argue with that. I mean, you can, but you'd need literature on subjugation and learned helplessness and that sort of thing. No, actually, I didn't think that line was that big of a deal. I think they tease back and forth quite a bit -- as witnessed in the airport -- and if you don't know they're teasing, they look much worse than they actually are. Brandon pumps up the zorb and hops inside. As a chuckling Nicole watches, he gets down the hill and over the finish line. And if you don't get a birthing vibe when you see these people slide out of the zorbs down the tube thing with all the water around them, then you're not paying attention. So anyway, Brandon is born. Or, you know, born again.