Nick and Vicki are leaving at 8:04 AM, and they interview that their strategy is all about communication. "Without communication, you got no race." Nick says. Then, as if in a demonstration, they ask their cab driver how far away their destination is, and he answers, "Okay." They both look like they're thinking, did we specifically say communication with just each other? Because...
Gary and Mallory, the last-place team, are leaving at 8:06. That's only 32 minutes behind the leaders, so this is really anyone's leg. Mallory is optimistic that they've burned up all their bad luck, with the flat tire in the first leg and the broken cab in the second, "So we're ready to have a good leg." Their taxi has a big Ghanaian flag waving over the dashboard that reads "good luck," and I think it would be difficult for anyone to take that as an ill omen, let alone for Mallory.
Chad shows off on the jump rope task, so he trips and has to start over. Which means Katie passes him. "But she didn't look as good as I did," Chad points out in an interview. Stephanie laughs at him, which so far is one of my favorite things about Stephanie. Katie finishes, putting her and Rachel in second place, with Chad and Stephanie close behind as they run for fresh cabs. Team Glee and Team YouTube, who are just now arriving, stop their drivers when they see the volleyball team running down the street. Connor sticks his head out and asks what's going on. "Nothing!" one says. "Over there!" the other says. Now that's a partnership. The singers find the clue box right before Michael and Kevin do. Connor will do this, and obviously Kevin, since he figures his dad probably isn't up for something that physical in the 98 degree weather. That would be awful. The second- and third-place teams are in their cabs now. Connor's hands are correctly taped, but Kevin has to start over. Michael probably would have done way better.
Jill and Thomas arrive in sixth place, and he's doing this one. He and Kevin are taping their hands at the same time, while Connor's doing the speed bag and, surprisingly, pitching it a no-hitter from what I can see. Gary and Mallory arrive at the Road Block in seventh place, with Nick and Vicki right behind them. Gary and Vicki will be doing it for their teams. At this point I realize that I've been misspelling Vicki's name since the first recap. I have no excuse. All I can say is that from what we know of Vicki, there may have been times when Vicki has misspelled her name as well. Connor finishes the speed bag, and (as Kevin completes his hand-taping, also shows off a little on the jump rope. Just like Chad, and with similar results. Kevin, doing the speed bag, asks his trainer if he knows who "Muhammad" is. Not Muhammad Ali, just "Muhammad." Not surprisingly, the trainer does. Connor finishes the jump rope, so he and Jonathan are out of there in fourth place.