Okay, so, final task. Phil explains that in this final task, one person has to answer a set of four questions about other teams: Which other team is the least truthworthy? Which other team has the best sense of humor? Which other team is the most overrated? Which other team is the one you most want to stay in touch with? Those are the four questions that will determine, in effect, the entire race. You answer using numbers that correspond to the other teams. This creates a code. The other person on the team then has to try to guess what answers the teammates gave to come up with the same code. Phil claims that this tests how well "each teammate knows the other," which is totally true, if you think that knowing a person constitutes knowing the answers to four questions about seventh-grade bullshit. I intensely despise this task on sight. If the second teammate can figure out the answers given by the first teammate, then the code will open the safe. But if you don't get it after ten minutes, you can leave anyway, because they still want that close finish. Dustin goes in first for the BQs, and Eric and Pink are hot on their tails, with Eric going in first. Mirna drags Charla toward the mint. Eric interviews that this task was great, because Pink is such a gossip that it was no problem.
Dustin picks Rob and Amber for least trustworthy. Eric goes with Oswald and Danny, which, again, shows that you have an advantage if you have a totally irrational grudge against someone, provided that you share it. Dustin says that Uchenna and Joyce have the best sense of humor; Eric goes with Charla and Mirna, which...is the opposite of true, but okay.
Speaking of whom, Charla and Mirna arrive, and Mirna goes in first, voicing over about how they're "strong mentally." Mirna thinks Rob and Amber are the least trustworthy. Dustin chooses Rob and Amber for "most overrated," and Eric does, too. Dustin picks Uchenna and Joyce to stay in touch with, and Eric does, too. That's nice for them. Mirna picks Kevin and Drew for best sense of humor. And then, for some reason, Dustin second-guesses herself and goes back to the first question, replacing Rob and Amber with Joe and Bill. AIEEE! This is a challenge where you never, never change your first answer, because the odds are, that's the right one. I can't believe she changed it. Man. [Special note: In a post-race interview, Dustin said that she initially tried to put the code in with Rob and Amber, and the machine wouldn't accept it. It was only after she couldn't get it to enter correctly that she changed it, which makes a LOT more sense. And if that really happened, then she and Kandice were incredibly, woefully hosed here.]