Suddenly we're in an alley, with eleven wooden ladders leaned up against the wall. At the foot of each ladder are four cans of brightly colored paint and a pair of paintbrushes. Phil says each team must choose the paint and supplies and carry them up steep Templeman Street until they find a house that's the same bright color as the paint they chose. Then they have to paint "an unfinished section of the house." Which is like about a square yard or two of white area, so whatever. Clearly the carrying and finding is going to be the hard part. Then they'll get their next clue. Caite picks up four cans of coral red, leaving the ladder for Brent to carry. He tries to hurry her along as they wander the streets in search of their job site, even busting out with a "Crikey!" I remind you that Brent is from South Carolina. They confess to some frustration. Rather! Cor, blimey!
Meanwhile, the two teams that have Jordans in them have reached the end of their funicular ride. Next thing we see, Jordan and Jeff are picking out their team color, baby blue, while Dan and Jordan pick yellow. None of them wants to go uphill, though, so they're in for a long walk. And Jordan is carrying her ladder crossways up the street, so Jeff takes it away from her before she breaks someone's car window or mirror. So he's carrying everything for them. Remember what I said earlier about their dynamic? This is part of it, too.
Allie says, "This is what the race is all about," just before finishing the cable walk. Joe and Heidi are close behind. Brandy is still out there, about to throw up. You don't want to be under her when that happens. Shawne's closing the gap, but Adrian is just inching along.
At the funicular station, Steve calls out to Joe to come this way. He explains how he's spent his life in team sports. "I help you, you help me," he explains. He gets that his team only consists of him and Allie, right? No? On board the funicular, Joe gives Allie props for passing him on the cable. I think we're watching the birth of an alliance.