Andy's close to his destination when his bike makes a loud clank and he looks down. "My crank just broke," he says. After coasting to the side of the road, it turns out that he pedaled so hard he broke a pin that was holding the whole assembly together. The Amazing Race really needs better bikes this season.
Cindy is the first to drop off her passenger and get a hundred kwacha for her trouble before turning around and heading back. That's about two cents, which makes it seem a little rich when Cindy's fish icon is replaced with a dollar-sign icon to the sound of a cash register. And Amani and Marcus are stuck on their puzzle. The trick to this is when you hit a dead end, just do some random, counterintuitive shuffling, and after you're done, you're usually closer to the solution than you were before. They certainly can't get much farther.
Andy begs a bolt off some locals by the side of the road, and after getting some help hammering it in, he's back on his way, pedaling slower now so as not to break it again. Laurence and Sandy stop for directions and are pointed "two kilometers that way." Laurence encourages Sandy as they get started pedaling in that direction. He's nicer about it than Jeremy usually is, though.
Andy's bike holds together long enough to get him to his destination, with Cathi arriving close behind. So for future reference, an Olympic snowboarder with a broken pedal can carry a man on his bicycle slightly faster than a 62-year-old woman. "You will pay me," she instructs, and gets her cash. Cindy arrives back at the dispatcher's shack asking, "Who's the main dude?" and is a little surprised to learn she was the first to finish. They get their next clue from the dispatcher, and it's a Detour. Suddenly Phil is walking along next to a fleet of dugout canoes beached on the shore of a lake. He tells us, "Lake Malawi has more species of freshwater fish than any other lake in the world, and is the lifeblood for millions of people." Thus both Detour options are about the lake. In "Dugout," they "participate in the Lake Malawi Dugout Canoe Race, Amazing Race-style." Or, as the phrase "Amazing Race-style" usually indicates, not at all. In a nod to Malawi's long cultural traditions dating back thousands of years, there are hand-painted banners advertising this as the twelfth iteration of this annual event. What the Amazing Racers will need to do is paddle one of the dugout canoes out to some other boats in the lake manned by drummers, circle around them and then paddle back to get their next clue from a man on the beach. For "Lugout," they wade out to a ferry and help unload cargo: two boxes of cabbage, two bundles of sugar cane, two bundles of brooms, a chair, a fan and eight adult human beings "who expect to stay dry." Upon finishing, they'll get their next clue from a porter, who I'm sure will be glad to hand it over in exchange for having that much of his work done for him. Team Control goes with Dugout.