The four Doorgate teams are still happy heading for the shoeshine union, and Uchenna gives a hearty, "Beep beep beep." Because sometimes, the horn needs a little help. Besides, it appears that it's that or a lot of "andale, andale, arriba, arriba." In which case I'm sure the driver will take the pseudo-honking. The first team to hop out at the right spot and run up the stairs is Ray and Deana. They tear open the clue, and it's the season's first Roadblock. Phil explains how Roadblocks are done by only one person, and tells us that they've kept the six-Roadblock limit per team member, so that's a good development. He says that in this task, the Roadblocker has to "work in the busy local shoeshine business." Each person will pick a "local shoeshine representative," and damn, if some of those shoeshine representatives don't look rough. And when I say "rough"? I'm saying I think they've breathed some fumes over the years. Then the Roadblocker will need to find five people on the street who are prepared to pay one sol (roughly 32 cents) for a shoeshine. When they're done, they'll get themselves to the headquarters of the shoeshine union, and they'll get their clue. In what strikes me as maybe not the right choice, Ray takes this Roadblock for his team and heads out to the street. Meanwhile, Rob and Amber and Ron and Kelly are hustling up the stairs. Amber takes the task, and Ron, saying that he knows all about shoeshine stuff from the Army, takes it for his team. Is there anything Ron didn't learn from the Army? I'm surprised we didn't hear last week that he worked in the Army's top-secret llama unit. Joyce takes it for her team, and in a sequence that certainly makes it look like the bus door didn't stay shut for very long and the advantage gained wasn't very significant, Lynn takes it for his team. I don't initially know which blonde or which brother it is, because I really, really can't tell them apart, in either case. Debbie and Susan, and then a late-arriving Gretchen, round out the shoeshiners. Everyone scrambles into "official" shoeshining shirts. They remind me briefly of Wal-Mart uniforms, but then it occurs to me that the shoeshiners certainly can't be affiliated with Wal-Mart if they have a union.
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