Other Rachel and Dave arrive at the mat in second place and seem pretty happy about it. But afterwards, Dave interviews, "This leg was a complete and utter failure from my vantage point. Our communication was lacking and Rachel and I can only improve from this point forward." Which is odd, because that's almost exactly what he said last week.
Kerri and Stacy head into the salami shop and tell the guys behind the counter, "We need to taste your salami." Awkward smiles all around. They're still there when Brendon and Rachel return for yet another attempt. Team Big Brother still needs Toscano, Barolo, Mandola, and Felino. Rachel suggests going back and continuing to guess, until they get it right, but on their way out of the store, she commences one of her spontaneous trademark freak-outs and bitches that she can't do it any more. Soon he's leading her by the hand while she has yet another meltdown, stepping off the curb and getting honked at. "I might purposely jump in font of a car," she drama-queens. You don't want one of these little Euro jobs, then, you want a lorry or something. Back at the salami stand, she's about three tastes in before she's crying again, saying, "Amazing Race is supposed to be fun and good. I'm not on Big Brother again." No, if she were on Big Brother she'd be eating something else with the salami that also starts with S. Brendon says they're done then. "We're out of The Amazing Race." Yay! Best news yet!
Rachel spends the whole break crying, but when we come back, Brendon asks her what happens when best friends fight. "They make up," Rachel sobs. I don't know why she's crying -- the ones I feel bad for are the poor salami vendors who have to stand there and witness this nonsense.
Bopper and Mark get a better view from the top of the spire than any of the other teams did, with the lavender evening sky over Turin. The bad news is that this also means it's getting late and they're still in last place. Jamie balances her and Nary's statue's shiny white head back onto the neck saying, "Josephine's ready for her toga party." They get their Pit Stop clue in fifth place. Joey "Fitness" and Danny make it to the mat and ask Phil how he's doin'." "I'm doin' all right," Phil New Yawks, and checks them in as team number three. Rachel is trying to taste salami through her tears, saying, "It sucks that all the people that hate us and have been making fun of us are gonna win." Well, not all of them, but Vanessa and Ralph are team number four, at least.