Stephanie and Chad are next to arrive at the boxing school, and before he volunteers to take this one, we get a look at the poster outside that reads, "Motto: I Hate to Loose." Don't enter any spelling bees, then.
Katie and Rachel have to stop their cabdriver when they're the ones to spot the place out the window, so they arrive in third. Katie's taking this one, in case you care which one is which. They're not as hard to tell apart physically as Jaime and Cara, but if one of them doesn't emerge as the high-strung one soon, they're in just as much danger of becoming a monoteam. Brook finishes the speed bag, and she's moving on to the jump rope, and she can't even stop chatting while in the middle of a Road Block. Claire calls out to tell her to "focus," which I'm starting to think is the Brook/Claire term for "shut up." Brook earns her clue and they're still in the lead as they read that they're going next to the Dodowa district, where they'll need to find a "supply depot." They jump back in their cab, and Claire congratulates Brook, "You just knocked that one out, no pun intended." Which makes me wonder what she would have said if there had been a pun intended.
Chad's hands are satisfactorily taped, as are Katie's.
Jill and Thomas are waiting for their driver to get directions, and they're pretty nice about it when he comes back, thanking him for asking now instead of later when they're in the middle of Mali or something. Elsewhere on the road, Jonathan and Connor spot Michael and Kevin's cab up ahead and ask their driver to pass, harmonizing, "Please drive faster." The driver does, so he can drop them off that much more quickly. "We love Samson," they sing after he blows by Team YouTube. Samson returns the sentiment, I think to make them stop singing.
Nat and Kat are leaving at 8:02, and if being in seventh place weren't bad enough, imagine leaving the Pit Stop when another team has already completed the Road Block. Not that they know that. But it's only going to get worse for them, and they'll certainly know that. Nat interviews that they knew they'd have times at the back of the pack, but their strategy is to "never ever give up." They know from their job, "when things get bad, that's when you have to work harder." And as anesthesiologists, I assume they're talking about when a patient just won't stay asleep and it's time to break out the mallet. As they ride in their cab, they talk about hoping they don't get lost, and how a good or bad cab driver can make or break your race. You know what's a good way to protect yourself against that? Talk about it out loud a lot.