Michael and Louie find some graffiti on a periwinkle wall, and Michael thinks that's what they need to cover. Louie eventually talks him out of it, but it looks like it took a few minutes. Dan and Jordan find and start on their yellow house, and are soon caught up by the cowboys, who are suddenly on their way to the Pit Stop in fifth place. Team Nana gets their paint clue and some beige paint, which they hang from the ladder while each of them carries an end and Shannon talks about the muscle groups she's been working today. The cowboys sprint up to the mat in third place. Jet interviews, "Cowboys aren't necessarily some hicks from Texas." First, who ever said that? And secondly, they're from Oklahoma.
Adrian is again struggling across the cable, and Dana's pretty sure they're in last place. That is the one thing their team is getting right at present.
Dan and Jordan are the fourth team to arrive at the Pit Stop, but they aren't entirely surprised to have a fifteen-minute paintbrush penalty to wait out. Brent and Caite still have four minutes left on theirs. A little early in the season for overlapping penalties, isn't it? Steve, Allie, Joe, and Heidi all jump onto the mat at the same time, apparently having finished their painting not only simultaneously but off-screen. They're teams four and five respectively, and we're left to wonder why the show is back to including airport hijinks instead of letting us see people actually do their tasks. Louie and Michael finish their painting and get their clue in ninth place. Which is not fast enough to beat Carol and Brandy, who arrive in sixth place while Brent and Caite still have a minute on their penalty and I guess Dan and Jordan have twelve on theirs. Adrian struggles some more on the cable. Brent and Caite finally get to check in at seventh, which they'll take, like they have a choice. In a post-leg interview, Caite says she's proven herself. "Technically, we really are second." Yes, she has proven herself, all right.
Dana mutters, "Please don't fall," across the wide gulf separating her from her husband. Dan and Jordan at last get to check in as team number eight. "Tomorrow is a new day," Jordan says magnanimously. Dana says she loves Adrian even more, since she knows how much he's hurting right now.