Back from commercial, Lori and Bolo are absorbed in bitter recriminations. Although we've seen much worse from them. Bolo finds a guy on the train who can not only give them directions to the right train, but will walk with them. The guy has an American accent, which makes me wonder if he's the most trustworthy source. But on the other hand, Trash and I were walking around lost our first morning in Athens, and we saw this guy sitting alone on a park bench, and we shyly asked him if he spoke English, and he drawled out "Yes, I do!" in an accent more American than ours, if such a thing is possible. That kind of thing can be surprisingly reassuring in a foreign country. Lori would rather complain about why they didn't take a cab in the first place than be reassured, and Bolo claims they couldn't afford it. It looks like they're back on the right track as Bolo observes that they haven't gotten to the Roadblock yet.
Neither has anyone else, until Jonathan and Victoria roll up. "Move it!" he barks at her as she hops out of the cab. Phil explains that, to complete this particular Roadblock, one team member has to "climb to the top of the mountain" (which looks about as strenuous as climbing to the top of a long driveway) and drive a gravity-powered soapbox race car back down the road. He or she has to finish the course within thirty-seven seconds, "a competitive time on the German Soapbox Derby Circuit." Ah, yes, I've heard things can get crazy speedy on the world-famous soapbox-bahn. Jonathan takes the Roadblock, and Victoria cheers him on as he jogs up the hill. He voices over, "When I was a kid, I raced go-carts and raced cars, and I own a Ferrari." Which seems tangentially relevant to operating the vehicle he's jumping into now. It's suspended at the top of a short, steep ramp at the beginning of the course. The racer is released, and it coasts down a bunny slope of a course. Jonathan finishes in thirty-five seconds flat. He and Victoria celebrate as if he'd just done something difficult, and he tells her to read the clue. Phil takes it from there and tells us that now the teams have to choose one of the marked Mercedes parked nearby and drive themselves into the middle of Berlin, park at a flagged parking area, and hoof it to the mat next to the famous Brandenburg Gate, which Phil describes as a "symbol of German reunification after the Cold War." And the last team to arrive "may" be eliminated.