Unsurprisingly, without Gerard to read the map, both Firecop and the twins wind up going the wrong direction on the marked course, so they decide to work together to try to see if they can find where they're supposed to be.
Ken and Gerard, still digging. Gerard adopts a canine stance, digging by throwing dirt through his legs with his hands. Heh. "Go, Fido, go!" Ken yells helpfully. Yeah, they are having no luck with the digging. To their credit, one of them mentions that it's like "looking for a needle in a haystack," without managing to throw in the word "literally," as most people do these days when they use hackneyed similes. They decide that the digging sucks, and they bail in favor of the bikes. As you know by now, I am normally extremely opposed to switching Detour options in the middle of the task, but this one was a little less troubling because the two Detours were right together, so they lost almost no time actually going from one to the other. This is very different from, say, the Thunk decision to leave the mine and drive to the golf last season. The Bald Snark cuts its losses and scoots, leaving the clue at rest wherever it is in the sand.
Back on the bikes, Derek and Drew and Andre and Damon locate the clue. They do the rubbing. (Yes, yes, it's all very suggestive. Settle down.) Several wild and wacky shots of the clue rock then lead us to a sequence in which Phil explains that the teams will first have to have the clue translated, because it's primarily in Arabic. And this is after they finish the rubbing. Yay, clues that require at least minimal effort to solve! At any rate, the clue will lead them back into Marrakech to the roof of the Café Glacier, which won't be open until 4:45 PM. Firecop and the twins grab the clue and get going, just as Ken and Gerard start out on the bikes (or so it appears, though I'm not sure I believe it). Andre and Damon don't know what to do about the fact that they don't know where the café is and they don't know how to read the Arabic, so Andre says in an interview that they just decided to follow Derek and Drew. Sigh. This is getting very tiresome, the constant following. Anyway, the twins take off with Firecop in tow, believing that Ken and Gerard are out in front of them. Ken and Gerard, however, are shown just now getting the rubbing of the clue.
In town, Firecop and the twins have the clue translated, and they head for the café.
The second train from Casablanca rumbles toward Marrakech, as a sleepy Flo grabs a couple of winks. On the train, Ian explains that he (he says "we," but from her expression, it was obviously "he") decided to go for the Fast Forward. He thinks that if they get it and then "run a clean race" from this point forward, having used up the FF won't hurt them, because he thinks that will put them in the top three at the end. Does the man not understand the bunching at all? Has he ever seen the show? Being ahead after the sixth leg and running a "clean race" isn't going to do it, unless you get extremely lucky and continually are able to extend the lead with departure times and other things that rely in part on luck. Most likely, you're going to have to re-earn your lead many times between then and the finish line. I'm not saying they won't make it, and it may indeed be smart to take the FF at this point, but not because it's going to stake you to such a large lead that you'll be entitled to six weeks of relative safety.