Finally, Rachel takes off with her bike as Shana continues to struggle, prodded by Jennifer, who sees Chris, Nick, and Vyxsin returning. In the cab on the way to the pit stop, Vyxsin has herself a cry over the experience of slogging through the garbage and the difficult surroundings, very much the way people often have in India. She says this was the first day when she felt kind of settled into Africa, and it really threw her for a loop. She talks about how hard it is for her to see people where somebody has to realize that "this is it for you," and there's a danger there of assuming that people's lives are miserable or hopeless because they aren't like your life, and of undervaluing their families and traditions and culture and things they care about and undoubtedly gain happiness from, simply because they're surrounded by what Americans would often consider intolerable conditions. But her impulse is unquestionably generous, and her sincerity is very sweet. Kynt gives her a little hug as she breaks down crying.
Shana and Rachel are trying to get directions as Jason and Lorena continue in their cab toward the goat market. Jason tells us there's "no doubt in [his] mind" that they'll stay in, and the editors do all they can to build suspense by showing what a tough time Rachel and Shana are having talking to the locals and finding the vendors.
We return from commercials, and Rachel and Shana are still lost. Nick and Don and Ron and Chris are nearly to the pit stop. Chris and Ron edge out Nick and Don in spite of the fact that Ron's hernia is hurting him, so they're team number three. Nick and Don are team number four. Don says they're "steadily moving up the ladder." I think they're my favorite team right now -- that's a really nice piece of casting.
Shana finally gets her clue, and Rachel does, too. When Rachel turns to go back, though, she's immediately lost again. Shana returns before she does, and she and Jennifer review their clue. Before they leave, Shana breaks the news to TK that Rachel was headed in the wrong direction last time Shana saw her. Rachel, meanwhile, explains that she has "no clue" where she is. Jason and Lorena? Still approaching.
Kynt and Vyxsin turn over their chicken and check in as team number five. Phil asks them how they do in Africa, and Kynt says everybody is really nice to them. "This is just unbelievably...you know, life-altering, and amazing," Vyxsin singsongs adorably. She interviews that she finds some of it "heartbreaking," and that even in a race, you can't help taking note of what you're seeing. She says that "seeing such wonderful people have so little" was very hard for her. She hugs her chicken. Aw.