Avi and Joe get to the lagoon and pick out a boat. They wonder which way to go first. "If I were a buoy, where would I be?" Joe wonders. Hee. I like him. Elsewhere, Hayden and Aaron and Bolo and Lori find the ice climb starting point. They all run down to a spot where they put on their climbing gear.
Lagoon. "Orange buoy," Avi and Joe repeat, and then Joe calls out, "Heeeere, buoy-buoy-buoy." Heh. He thinks he sees something, but it turns out to be nothing. I think that's a sign.
The ice climbing group reaches the base of the wall. Hayden and Lori start the climb. Interestingly, Hayden -- dismissed as "weak" -- essentially stays right with the muscled Lori up the wall. Bolo does make it up a trifle ahead of Aaron, who seems to stall out a few feet from the top. It doesn't take him long, though, so the teams are still neck and neck heading for the next clue. And what does the clue say? It's time to head for the pit stop, which is 200 miles away at the Blue Lagoon. (If you didn't suspect Brandon and Nicole might be the greeters, you lack imagination.) Phil explains that this is the pit stop, and -- indeed -- he says that the last team to check in will receive the boot.
"Bring your ass on; this is called a race!" Lori tells Bolo. "She's got a mouth on her," Hayden comments, apparently noticing for the first time. And Bolo seems to agree, as he takes a moment to ask Lori to shut up. Hayden and Aaron leave second for the pit stop.
Joe and Avi are still hunting for the buoy. Oh, uh-oh. Avi wants to know if he can get close enough to a glacier to touch it, but the driver nixes the idea. Heh, he really is a science teacher.
Spazpants arrives at the Detour flag, followed by Nuance and Hornio. Spazpants selects the boats; the other two take the climb, after a brief interlude in which Kendra seems to want to do the boats, but is flatly turned down by Freddy. Kendra tells him in the car that she's pretty sore, but he tells her they'll be fine. "I'm gonna be right with you," he says. Elsewhere, Rebecca is explaining to us that driving around in a boat can be really frustrating, so they're not interested in that. "Remember," says El Hornio, "not always what's closer is what's faster." Well, right. And not boy with best hair always have smartest philosophical notions of race.
Avi and Joe? Still hunting for the buoy. "Are you regretting this or no?" Avi asks. "Not yet, not yet," says Joe. Aw!
Don and MJ and Meredith and Maria get out of the fourth shuttle, followed by Gus and Hera, and all head for the beach. Meanwhile, Spazpants arrives at the lagoon, and Jonathan wigs out, predictably. He walks up to all these poor Icelandic boat drivers and says, "Who's got game? Gimme a face! Gimme a face!" And he looks around at them, like somebody's going to jump out and go, "DUDE!" But nobody does. Because it's Iceland, and because he's a loon, and because they are members of the service industry and not part of a Tae-Bo class, and really, just because. Jonathan selects a boat, in spite of its driver's best efforts to sink into the ground and become invisible. When they get moving, he stands up in front of the boat and screams, "Wooooo!" And it's not a regular "wooo!" I would describe it as a bloodcurdling "wooo!" Victoria tells him to sit so that the driver, in the back of the boat, can see where he's going. "No," Jonathan barks. "Leave me alone!" She insists that the driver needs to see, and he repeats, "Leave me alone! You're always worried about the wrong thing." But then the boat driver says, "Move aside." And he sits down. I have a feeling Victoria is going to wish she could bring that driver along for the rest of the race. "Honey, Bjorn says you have to shut up."