ClownJon and Al are just arriving at the Detour clue box. They seem aware that they have to do the face-first rappel if they want to have any chance of catching up. ClownJon goes down first, and it looks like it bothers him very little. Of course, he does get shot out of an explosive device on a regular basis. Al, on the other hand, hesitates at the top. There seem to have been some indications along the way that he's not so great with heights, and there's probably never been a fear-of-heights-challenging task quite like this in race history. "You can do it!" ClownJon hollers up to him. Al rests his forehead on the railing. Aw.
Elsewhere, the Chipsters are running into navigation problems on the way to Underwater World. "What were we thinking, not getting a map?" Reichen complains. What, indeed? They ask a guy for directions, and he gives them a lead, while Kelly and BuffJon seem to be finding their way there a little more easily. In the Chipster car, Reichen complains that they "can't afford to, like, waste time." Like, I hear you. So, like, move it.
"Come on, Al!" ClownJon yells at the bottom of the rappel. Up on the balcony, Al tries to psych himself up. He goes over the edge and starts down. "Woooo!" screams ClownJon, doing all he can for the team effort. My favorite part is how Al talks to himself constantly in this very calm voice the entire time he's pattering down. "That's all I'm doin' is goin' down a hill...that's aaaaaall I'm doin'." Yeah. I find it's the hills that are at ninety degree angles to the ground that are the hardest to go down, don't you? He hangs up at the complex part of the descent where others have struggled, but he manages to get himself turned the right way and get going again. He hits the ground nicely. ClownJon gives him the big, loud, aggressive, mind-bending "Woo!"/"Yeah!" combo meal. Al says that he was very nervous and didn't think he could do it. Aw, yay! They read the clue, and I try not to pay attention to the little words at the bottom of the screen that say, "Currently in Last Place." I am just pretending they say "Tomorrow Is Friday." They do the ClownRun to the car.