Gary and Mallory approach the soccer field where large numbers of boys are rolling their metal bicycle rims, pushing them along with sticks that fit into the trough where the bike tire would go. It looks pretty tricky, although Gary, who is emerging as some kind of stealth polymath this week, makes a good go of it. Mallory, however, needs help, and although she's requesting it from Jesus, I don't see him anywhere on my screen. Gary gets to the end of his first pass and coaches Mallory, "You get enough momentum and try putting it inside." That's what she said. She comes up with her own clumsy method of just whacking the rim as she runs along, but gets it halfway done.
The volleyball team returns to the foreman and gets their clue. Meanwhile, Nat and Kat are finally arriving at the supply depot in last place. Off they go with their two wheelbarrows, Nat saying, "does this look easy? Cause it's really easy." Try doing it twice.
Chad and Stephanie are in the classroom, and he wants to try to flag Ghana. Suddenly I'm having 24 flashbacks as we find ourselves in a four-way splitscreen, also showing the respective classrooms where Brook, Katie, and Thomas are taking a crack at it, seemingly simultaneously. All four of them get it right, and all four of them opt for Language Arts. Either they think that's going to be easier than it is, or it must be so hot there that they can't face the prospect of running.
Nick and Vicki get their clue from the foreman in eighth place, and Nick's still being rude to her. Meanwhile, that group of four teams are all arriving at the adinkra Detour at about the same time. Brook and Claire get off to a stellar start, because Claire has decided that since there are eight highlighted phrases on their scroll and there's a group of eight children dancing in a circle nearby, and they have a stick of chalk to circle things with, they need to draw a circle in the ground around the group of children. Which Brook does. And then the other teams do the same thing. Nobody has any idea what's going on, until Brook suddenly sees the giant puzzle hanging from the shed. "Oh, maybe the small African children don't have anything to do with this," Claire chortles. Yes, let's use humor to overcome our creeping discomfort at the sight of a bunch of white people circling off groups of West African children.