Liz takes another crack at the proverb, getting the general meaning right but not the actual words. From the sidelines, Marie yells at her impatiently. Dissolve-montage of Liz listening to the proverb about failure and then living it, over and over again, while Marie yells more and more unhelpfully. You'd think that if your partner is trying to memorize exact words, screaming additional ones at her would be counterproductive. At the very least, maybe Marie should go back to that nonverbal communication they were bragging about in their introduction.
At the Martyr's Shrine, Ernie and Cindy are team number one, not surprisingly. A middle-aged soldier in a Taiwanese officer's uniform welcomes them, and Phil hands over the Express Pass, which will allow them to skip one challenge at any point in the race, and which has historically been used to jump from the middle of the pack to further up in the middle of the pack. Post-leg, Ernie interviews, "Control-Freak Cindy on the race is actually a pretty good teammate." Good of him to say so. Cindy says she's hoping that their success extends into the next few legs. Well, if not, there's always the Express Pass to help them rocket from seventh to fifth. Jeremy and Sandy arrive in second place, and siblings Justin and Jennifer are team number three, although they don't argue about it.
Andy & Tommy arrive at the dragon boats, closely followed by Laurence and Zac. Ethan and Jenna have just finished the boat task in fourth place. Amani and Marcus show up in seventh place, and obviously Marcus is doing the rowing for this team. The Taiwanese crewmen, who have been yelling and raising their oars whenever anything happens, also do so when Marcus comes along with his oar. He takes this greeting like it's just for him. He seems to be a pretty excitable guy, or else he's still in severe withdrawal from life in the football stadium. This task is right in Laurence's proverbial wheelhouse, what with him being a former coxswain and all. Heh, "coxswain." The three teams are more or less racing, with Andy yelling across the water to make fun of the pink t-shirts Marcus and his crew are wearing. The snowboarders finish in fifth, Laurence & Zac in sixth, and Amani & Marcus in seventh. This task probably would have been more exciting if it were actually possible for boats to pass each other. The fact that they can't must make dragon boat racing a very boring sport to watch.