Meanwhile, Duke and Lauren stumble across the birdcage-making Detour, even though it's not what they were looking for. But they're smart enough not to keep randomly walking around, so they decide they'll cut their losses and do this Detour. Duke figures that the other teams may still be wandering around looking for Fuel anyway. Indeed, the Pointy/Dustin-Kandice/*lyns group is still wandering. But finally, they make their way to Fuel, where Rob greets Tyler with "Hey, Ty, what do we have to do, bro?" So apparently, they're friends now. The newly arrived teams all try to watch the demonstration and figure out the coal. Kandice interviews that once they got going making their bricks, they did really well and "got this rhythm going." "We had a little brick factory going today!" Dustin says. I'd love it if that were a Ramona Quimby shout-out.
Mary is hassling Dave for not making the bricks big enough, and he admits in an interview that his mind just wasn't on racing today. It was on his dad, and he knows that he was kind of zoned out all day. Dave says that he just wasn't sure how people in Vietnam would even feel about Americans running around. It certainly looks like they're not hostile or anything, Dave. If you noticed, Mary's made all kinds of friends today, and you'd be lost if she hadn't. Don't fear the locals, Dave. I don't think they're holding it against you.
And finally, Peter and Sarah arrive at the Detour. Peter comments in an interview about how there were already a bunch of teams working when they got there, so they just got down to work. Finally, Tom and Terry finish their bricks and get to leave. A whole bus later, and all that running around, and they still didn't get gone before the rest of these people were partway through the task. Will I go to hell if I say they should have picked the birdcage? Tom and Terry leave for the pit stop.
Duke and Lauren are working on assembling their birdcage. He's looking on the bright side and thinks that this decision may work out fine for them.
Welcome, Tom and Terry. You're the second team to arrive at the pit stop. But hey, guess what? Remember the motorbikes you weren't supposed to ride? Well, you did. And it was against the rules. And you're getting a penalty of 30 minutes. Now usually, that would be thirty minutes plus any time you gained, which certainly seems like it would be appropriate here. If it was a kilometer, it's not a long way, but they gained a few minutes. In fact, they presumably wouldn't have been offered motorbike rides or taken them if they wouldn't gain something. At least a minute or two, I'd think. That doesn't seem quite fair.