There's a replay of that moment after the last ad break and rather than arguing it with Phil. Other Rachel and Dave hurry back the way they came. "What the hell?" Dave wonders and they paddle all the way back across the water as Dave understates, "That's a game-changer." "Paddle for your life!" Other Rachel says. So now all three teams have had a colossal fuck-up in the final leg. Which means it's anyone's game again. I can't believe it took this long to get interesting.
Art's sled makes it to the bottom of the hill this time, but Art doesn't. JJ says it's not their day. "It's not how we wanted to finish, that's for sure." Is he saying they didn't visualize this?
As Other Rachel and Dave make it back to where they started paddling from, Other Rachel realizes they didn't follow the marked path. They would have had to find it for that to happen. Back on land, they wander into what looks like someone's yard (zoning laws are for the mainland, y'all) to ask for directions to Coral Kingdom Gate. The lady who lives there sends them about half a mile that way and they run off up the road. "Dave, please don't talk to me for the next quarter mile," Other Rachel pants as they hoof it up the busy road. That's a smart request, but it might almost be worth the million dollars to slow down so his silence would last longer.
Rachel makes it back to the beach with Brendon and their "rescued" swimmer, clearly in a better mood. "That was pretty awesome," she says, before she opens their clue in last place sending them to Coral Kingdom Gate. Which, by the way, Other Rachel and Dave still have yet to reach.
Dave finally finds the marked path, and leads Other Rachel up the hill, saying they can still do this. "I'm dying a slow death," Other Rachel says. They open their clue and Dave says Other Rachel is doing this, which is probably good for them. Obviously Art and JJ are both amazed to see them here. "Art! We're in the lead! It's Dave and [Other] Rachel!" By the time JJ announces this, it's not entirely news to Art, who is actually standing next to them at the top of the hill. JJ's amazed to just be still in the game and Dave says it's them versus Art and JJ for first place, which is "as it should be." Down on the sidelines, Dave and JJ finally shake hands and apparently bury that stupid, stupid hatchet. In actual racing news, Art falls off his sled the next time as well. Other Rachel gets a turn now and even though Dave tells her she knows how to sled (they're from Wisconsin, after all), she wipes out on her first attempt as well. "That hurt," she says cheerfully as she schleps her sled back up the hill. "I think my back is probably all bleeding." Well, Art has done a nice job of churning the rocks up for her, I'm sure. This hill was grass when he got here.