Before you know it, we are back to Paris. Everyone runs through the train station. The first team to land a taxi is the *lyns, who are followed by the Pointies. Tyler and James? Still looking. The boys keep running into cabs that claim to be waiting for someone else. That's very weird, how that keeps happening at this particular spot. It's like nobody wants to pick them up. Maybe they're oozing importance. James looks down and clutches his head in the perfect "going to commercial" look of despair. I kind of want a t-shirt with a cartoon head looking down, saying, "That's it -- we're out!" And then on the back, there would be a grinning face with words that say, "Whew! Thank God that bus arrived when it did!"
Commercials. God, Milo Ventimiglia. How can I miss you if you won't go away?
When we come back, Tyler and James are "Currently In Last Place," and they're finally getting a cab. Whew! (See?) "We just want to catch up," Tyler says pleadingly to the universe. The *lyns and Pointies, sure enough, are arriving at the square and looking for the clue box, so the boys are behind. The Pointies find the box first, though the details about where it is and how you find it are kind of obscured in the way the episode is ultimately presented. The clue they get is a Detour asking the team to choose between Art and Fashion. In Art, you pick up a painting and carry it through the streets of Paris to an artist who will give you your clue. In Fashion, you go to a fashion studio and create a jacket by cutting it and fitting it to a mannequin. Rob and Kim immediately choose Fashion. The *lyns find the clue, and they also pick Fashion. I assume that the information about Art made it seem like the place you took the painting would be really hard to find, because why would everyone not seem to even consider the task that's basically "Walk here," when nobody really knows how good they are at pinning a French jacket together? The A(AM!)s don't appear to be all that far behind as they arrive at the square and pass Rob and Kim leaving. The friendly alliance falls by the wayside as Rob and Kim successfully make like they don't have the clue yet. When the A(AM!)s find the clue box, though, they realize that Rob and Kim must have already found it, given the direction they were coming from. Aw, sadness! Disillusionment! The boys take Fashion because, as they say, "We've been fitted a million times." That sounds, really, like a terrible argument to me. I've had my oil changed a lot of times; that doesn't mean I'd be comfortable doing it myself. ["The argument in my house came down to 'They're models -- of course they'll choose fashion!' versus 'They're boys -- of course they'll choose to carry things!'" -- Joe R]