So up ahead, the BQs are talking about the possibility of ditching the A(AM!)s, and the A(AM!)s are talking about the possibility of being ditched, figuring that if the BQs got the chance, they'd cut them loose. The BQs do indeed try to lose the guys by driving through a semi-red light, but they're out of luck when the guys cruise right through the entirely red light. "Those little lawbreakers," Dustin comments. Come on, now! Give in to your feelings, Dustin! When has dating a law-breaking hot addict not been a good idea?
Things are not going so well for the Pointies, who watch in horror as a red light appears on their dashboard. Indeed, their car, she is kaput. Behind them, Godwin notes that "anything can happen" and says they'll "pray for a miracle." The Pointies, of course, are accompanied by the driver they've been following, who gets out and pops the hood for them. I don't think the giant wall of steam/smoke that emerges is a good sign, as the car is doing everything short of moaning in actual pain. In Ukrainian. As if you haven't gotten the possible importance of this development yet, we see Lyn say in her car that "it's not over until the fat lady sings, and I haven't seen a fat lady yet." "We're done," Rob complains -- again -- as he stands next to his dead car. This, quite obviously, takes us to the commercials.
When we come back from commercials, Kimberly is unhappily noting that while they sit here waiting for a new car to arrive, the other teams are going to be catching up. It is a hard thing not to notice while you're standing by the side of the road, just waiting for the next hilariously inept car to come down the same road.
In the *lyns' car, Lyn is mildly complaining that the *wins aren't driving quite as fast as she'd like. I think it's Karlyn who throws in, "Oh my God, that's so annoying!" I wish there were a solution to this that were within their control. If only they, too, had access to maps and directions, they could take things into their own hands. Meanwhile, in the *wins' car, the guys are wondering whether there might be a faster road than the one they're on, so they pull into a gas station. Karlyn complains to Lyn about how they're stopping "every five seconds" to confirm that they're going the right way. When they've stopped at the gas station, Erwin goes inside to ask, while Lyn approaches someone in a car to ask the same thing. Finally! Take control! Stop complaining! Drive your own destiny! And your own clown car! Yeesh.