Commercials. I don't really think Pledge makes all the difference.
Pound site! Ray and Deana are still pounding, and not very well. Meredith and Gretchen keep going. Brian and Greg finally arrive, and they are thrilled to find two teams still there. When they read the Detour clue, they do exactly the right thing, which is that because other people are doing Food, they do Water. It's just right, because the gamble they need to take is that they can do Water faster -- that's a better bet than that they can catch up to and pass people doing the same task they're doing. Particularly a task like that.
Welcome, Uchenna and Joyce. You are team number three.
Welcome, Lynn and Alex. You are team number four. They snot that they could have been in second if they hadn't stopped for the crash. And Lynn congratulates himself for being so awesome again.
Ray has more of the corn he's handling with Deana rejected, and concludes that the local woman has it in for them. Yeah, that seems likely. They both note that they find being together depressing. I find it depressing on their behalf, so we are in agreement.
Brian and Greg suck up water until one of them belches. Which is kind of perfect.
And then Meredith and Gretchen leave! Yay! Hee hee. Ray and Deana are still there. Brian and Greg are sucking water. They finish filling the eggs and start burying.
Other teams cheer as Meredith and Gretchen come up onto the mat. Welcome, you are team number five. Not bad, y'all. Phil congratulates them for doing the "almost impossible." Meredith slyly notes that it's their best finish yet.
Brothers bury their eggs. Ray and Deana pound their corn. Ray and Deana finish. America weeps. NOOOOO!
And then -- seriously, people, this is how I fall in love with people on reality shows. As they're finishing burying their eggs, Brian says to their little helper guy in this incredulous voice, "No one's going to eat our water! No one knows where they are!" As if he's so impressed with them for what they've just done. It's just absurdly awesome, and I don't even know how to describe it to you, really. This moment was completely horrible, because I've been here with this show a billion times, and they always edit it to look close, and you always know it probably isn't, quite.