Rob and Amber get to the towers and notice that there's already someone up top doing the walk. Ray is indeed making his way across as Rob and Amber approach. When they get there, they're informed of the fact that somebody is already up there, and that if that team gets it, they'll be screwed. They decide to hang around in the hopes that the other team will bail out of this "very scary" Fast Forward, as Amber puts it. Not a good call, like, at all. It's very unlikely that that will happen. Indeed, Ray is just finishing up the walk, so all that's left is Deana. Ray tells us it's "the scariest thing [he's] ever done." In the spirit of togetherness, I'm sure he's determined to make it just as scary for Deana.
Brian and Greg get directions toward the tunnels. Speaking of which, Ron and Kelly are the first team to get there. Shortly thereafter, Brian and Greg arrive. So now, both of these teams are setting up to spelunk. Kelly gives a sarcastic thumbs-up as she says that her pageant training is really helpful at moments like this. Heh. The boys, meanwhile, talk about how "spelunking" is just a great word all around. I feel the same way about "fluctuate." By the way, have I mentioned my abiding love for them, and how bad I feel about having ever acted like they would make bad imaginary boyfriends? Because I feel really bad.
Rappelling down into the tunnel follows. As it turns out, there are some very narrow passages down there that the teams have to squeeze themselves through. And it's dark. And cave-like.
Up at the Fast Forward, Deana is starting out across the bridge, and Amber and Rob are talking about how they're probably screwed, but they feel like they've kind of committed, so they might as well see if it works out for them. Rob asks her if she thinks there's a decent chance the other team won't do it, and she says she doesn't think so, really. He asks her whether she thinks that they should leave right now, and he tells her she should decide. Up top, Deana takes small steps. At the bottom, Rob presses Amber to make the call about staying or going. "I'm asking you to make the decision," he says. "Can you do that? Just tell me yes or no." She hesitates. We leave Deana half-frozen at the top of the towers. And Amber half-frozen at the bottom. Not a great moment for the women of the lead teams.
Commercials. Is Yes, Dear still on? Really? I swear somebody told me that was cancelled. I think I suffer from a case of learned blindness with regard to that show. Is it on? Is it off? Is it being taped in my living room? I do not see!
Deana continues across the bridge. Ray tells her that she's almost done, and once she finishes, word reaches Rob and Amber that the Fast Forward is gone, so they have to get in the car and head for the Detour. Ray and Deana see that someone is leaving, and they notice that it's Rob and Amber. "They're in trouble," Ray says. Rob and Amber decide to head for the Tribes Detour, because it's closer, allegedly. Ray and Deana, meanwhile, get to skip all tasks and go to the pit stop, which is at an overlook down the street from where Nelson Mandela used to live. They take off, and she continues to struggle with the stick shift. "I have so much more faith in you than you have in yourself," Ray says dismissively. "You could do so much more than you give yourself credit for." That's the kind of warm encouragement that all chicks love, by the way. Try it on your girlfriend! Carry ibuprofen, though, because broken jaws are very painful.