Chad and Stephanie arrive at the mat as team number three. They're certainly working their way up, aren't they? Katie finishes her second pass with the bicycle rim. Nick finishes his first, and Brook tells Claire as they arrive, "Just watch and learn." And listen to Brook yammer, presumably.
Jill and Thomas are still nowhere with the puzzle, and Nat and Kat have decided to switch already. Michael and Kevin are still at the puzzle. Out on the soccer field, Rachel is still rolling, Claire tosses her hoop straight up for some reason, and Nat says as she and Kat select hoops and sticks, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." In her outdoor voice, ironically. Some kids give them some pointers. "The kids are awesome, they're the best part of the day," Nat says. High praise indeed, given the day they've been having. Rachel finishes up, so she and Katie are headed for the Pit Stop in fourth place.
Vicki's struggling, and Nick bitches to us while sitting on the grass, "This is ridiculous!" He yells at her, "Hurry up!" as she suddenly stoops over wheezing. Turns out she's got asthma, and she takes a puff on her inhaler. Nick suddenly comes over all human on us, calling out to her, "It's all right, sweetie, take a break, you're okay." He reminds her to raise her arms and open her lungs, and interviews that he decided to calm himself down to be there for her. He gives her some water and everything. Nice of him to put aside his own concerns when she becomes so upset she stops breathing.
Thomas walks right past the decoder key while looking for it, he and Jill finally decide to ditch this. "Our eyes are, like, deceiving us." Jill says, with the giant decoder key in the background, all but calling after them, "Hellooooo!". That leaves only Michael and Kevin working on this, and Kevin asks if Michael's sure that they should switch. "I can do that, I just don't know if you can do it." Michael's willing to give it a try, which makes Jonathan and Connor the only team to have actually completed this Detour. Amazing. Meanwhile, Katie and Rachel arrive at the mat as team number four.
Vicki gets ready to take another run at it, with actual encouragement from Nick. He even runs along with her as she completes her first pass. Nick cheers her along, and Brook crosses that end of the field shortly thereafter, asking, "Did I make it?" because she's afraid to look up from the hoop she's barely balancing. Nick laughs that she did. Jill and Thomas are already discussing strategy for this as they run over toward the field. Claire finishes her first pass while Brook is somehow able to just walk her hoop along. Vicki finishes next, and Nick interviews, "I felt kinda crappy for treating her the way I did. She didn't deserve it. She's a good teammate." Better he realized that late than never; the only thing worse than watching them argue during the leg would be watching them argue in the interviews taped after the leg. They're on their way to the Pit Stop in only fifth place. Brook finishes next, followed by Claire. Thomas, who has begun rolling his hoop, seems to have a knack for this. Or an unusually wide wheel rim. He calls encouragement back to Jill.