Nat and Kat kit an indoor classroom and Nat gets it on the first try (are things finally going well for them?). They decide on Language Arts for the Detour (no, they're not).
Gary and Mallory reach the Pit Stop in second place. Now that's a comeback. Of course, they're so hot and exhausted by now that Mallory only screams twice.
Katie and Rachel are still trying to get their hoops to roll when Nick and Vicki arrive at the soccer field. Nick rudely tells her to get started, and when she wants to pause to read the clue, he dicks, "I don't care what that says." Awesome. That worked out so well earlier. As Chad and Stephanie arrive, Chad marvels at the kids rolling the hoop, and rhapsodizes about the purity and innocence of children worldwide, with all the enthusiasm of someone who's never met a child in his life. He turns out to be a hoop-rolling savant, however, and makes it across it the first try. He calls back to Stephanie to get a bigger stick. Vicki offers the same advice to Nick, who helpfully says, "You can't even do it, why you gonna give me direction? Just do it." Chad's finished. Nick gets frustrated, and throws the hoop away like the goodwill ambassador he is. And then he snaps at Vicki some more.
Stephanie has the hang of it, and Chad cheers her on. Vicki loses her hoop and after groaning in frustration, tells herself, "It's okay." Nick says, "I know it's okay to you, but it's not okay to me, so that makes it not okay." So Ghana is a Nickocracy. Good to know. Katie has finally made her first pass, but Stephanie's already on her way back. Once she finishes, Chad happily picks her up and spins her around, and they're on their way to the next Pit Stop in third place.
Nat and Kat are now at the puzzle, hoping to get clues from watching the other teams, but that would require that the other teams have a clue. Brook and Claire decide to switch, the camera zooming in on the decoder key as they walk obliviously away from it.