Josh & Brent are negotiating a roundabout, with a little bickering. Brent snaps at Josh for his backseat driving and says, "Are you glad that's over?" Yes, Josh says meekly, though it's not clear whether he means the task, the roundabout or the verbal dressing-down he just got. Either way the answer's the same, I suppose.
Natalie and Nadiya are feeling far behind and lost. Again. And the Chippendales and Team Austin have a difference of opinion on the best way to get where they're going, with Jaymes & James taking the freeway and Trey & Lexi not. "I think those boys are going to have trouble since they went the other way," Trey predicts. Lexi agrees. But then the Chippendales spot an Amazing Arrow along the road and realize they're already at the windmill Detour. So what the hell, right? "It's a like a big, giant ceiling fan," Jaymes says. "Can't be that hard." Jinx much? They get out of their car and see a small army of hard-hatted repairmen waiting next to Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. "His homeboy," James says, displaying an unexpected knowledge of Spanish literature. They have to put on harnesses, tool belts and hard-hats, which is probably not entirely unfamiliar to them. Sure enough, Jaymes interviews, "Working at Chippendales, we may have seen a construction outfit a time or two." James agrees that he may have even swung a Styrofoam hammer. Well, no wonder he's not a well-rounded athlete, then. Jaymes also says he's always enjoyed taking stuff apart and putting it back together, ever since childhood. Yes, I know what it's like to have a kid like that. Properly geared up, they climb the stairs to the building's roof, where Jaymes picks up one of the big metal or plastic wind vanes and holds it in position while James starts bolting. "This might have been the fun one after all," Jaymes says. That's a whole new paradigm for me; I've always thought of the dichotomy of Detours as being tortoise/hare, physical/mental, dignified/embarrassing and the like. Maybe I just need to start thinking of them as fun/not fun, which certainly seems to be keeping Jaymes happy. In fact, I vow to maintain this positive attitude, at least until we see the next Detour that's not fun/not fun. I give that until next week.