Rob & Kelley, meanwhile, are wandering around inside the main arena with their rolling suitcases. Nadiya is yelling at Natalie to both concentrate and relax, but at least I appreciate one of them using the other's name so I can tell them apart the rest of the leg. Or I could, if they weren't wearing the exact same clothes and hairstyle. Dammit. The kid beats almost everyone else with the clipboard, but goes out of bounds against Abbie, so she's the first to "win" a point and complete the Roadblock, earning a paddle with her face and name on it up on the screen and everything. They get their clue, which Ryan opens and reads, "Make your way to Cui Ping Jiu Jia." Which, we see, has a yellow ceramic frog outside with a mouthful of clues waiting for the racers. They head out to find a cab. Daniel cheers James, "Do it like you play the bass!" Which seems to either work or not; the champ's ball goes out for James, too, so he and Abba are on their way in second place. But they're the first team to secure a taxi outside while Ryan and Abbie are still trying to hail one. Abba says they're in first, "But I don't know for how long with this guy driving." And here they were getting along so well with Shanghai cabbies earlier.
Rob and Kelley finally find the clue outside the arena. Rob drafts Kelley for the Roadblock (which he will live to regret) while inside, the dark-haired Chippendale dancer scores a point against the clipboard-wielding champion. Fortunately his name pops up on the screen, and it's James. I should have known the one with the bleach job was Jaymes. They're out of there in third, leaving Natalie to face a kid swinging a frying pan from across the table, which she describes as "so degrading." After all, the clue never asked, "Who's ready to get panned?" It's even more degrading when Natalie loses the point again. Caitlin scores, though, so she and Brittany take off in fourth. "You should have let me do this one, Natalie," Nadiya yells unhelpfully. Rob and Kelley are arriving in the room now, and Kelley takes up position at a far table. Daniel's in a long volley with the kid, who's switched to a tambourine ("Who wants to get shaken and beat?"), asking for mercy, and eventually Daniel gets the point, putting him and Amy in fifth place. Kelley misses her first try. And Natalie is already frustrated when she finds herself both losing at table tennis against a kid who's swinging a tambourine, and then in an argument with her sister on the sidelines. Only the first leg and she's already fighting a battle on two fronts.