Bill and Cathi make it back to shore, and Cathi bows to the cheering kids. Off to search for Jamaica Shop. Laurence and Zac have reached the small flotilla offshore and paddle around. Marcus is delivering his second passenger while Amani schleps two shoulders' worth of sugar cane stalks. He tells her to dig, but admits that he's getting tired too. When he gets back to the boat, he asks if there are any babies to be brought ashore this time. Alas, no. And if there were, they'd probably be in the arms of a grown-up that Marcus would have to carry as well.
Ernie and Cindy are moving as fast as they can up the road, given that Ernie has both their packs on his back and Cindy seems to have a cramp. They're aware that Andy and Tommy are somewhere behind them, and probably gaining. The snowboarders are indeed running for it. Ernie tries to hurry Cindy along, while the snowboarders settle into a slow but steady running pace. Team Control is still in the lead when they walk through the gate to Sunbird Livingstonia Beach. But the run isn't over, and Tommy, thinking he sees Cindy up ahead, tells Andy to speed up "a hair." Team Control is running now too, although the gap is narrowing enough that we can see both teams in a long panning shot. Cut to Phil, standing in front of the mat on the beach next to a greeter who's wearing his hair in a dozen or so long, narrow braids that protrude perpendicularly from his skull to a length of eight inches or more, making him look like a cross between Pinhead and Coolio. Both teams are still running, but now they're on the beach, with Team Control just barely in the lead. And...and...it's...ads.
Coming back, it's an all-out sprint to the mat. Cindy tells the snowboarders, "Please let us win, boys," which is kind of lame. Tommy gets to the mat just before Ernie, who arrives at pretty much that same time as Andy and pants, "That's so mean." Tommy compliments Ernie on his hustle and give him a hug, while Cindy limps in and collapses on the sand before crawling off into the shade like she's been gutshot. After an awkward moment to catch their breath, the greeter welcomes them to Lake Malawi. "Thank you, I like your hair," Tommy says. Phil says Andy and Tommy are team number one, and Ernie and Cindy are team number two. "Very close," he understates. Andy and Tommy win a $15,000 Discover gift card, and Ernie and Cindy win fuck-all. Phil congratulates the snowboarders on coming in first five times in seven legs, and Tommy says it was game on. "I feel a little bit bad for passing them up like that," Tommy says. Cindy, looking pretty bitter, says they thought they could win with the Express Pass. But instead they came in second, and now they don't have an Express Pass any more. In other words, I'm pretty sure they just pissed away the best chance they had to win the million dollars. In a post-leg interview, Cindy says they could have come in first three different times had they made better decisions. "And this time it was literally inches. It was there for the taking and we just couldn't pull it through." Back on the mat, Tommy says nobody was going to give it to anyone else. "It's a race and that's the name of the game." Well, it's in the name of the game.