Lynn and Alex find the produce place and buy the rest of their ingredients. They manage to get something for free (the garlic, maybe?), so that seems a little like cheating, to me. I mean, if it said to buy the ingredients, they just...didn't do that. If you don't pay for it, you didn't buy it, so if the clue says to buy it, they didn't. Can you imagine how they would have freaked if Rob and Amber had done that? They would have freaked a lot. They leave with their stuff; Joyce and Uchenna arrive to get their stuff, get it, and go. Things do get compressed as you cruise toward the end of the episode, don't they? Just hang on tight.
Outside the market, Patrick and Susan beg some money off a hapless dude who probably would just really like to be able to go about his day in peace. But of course, he can't, because of...this. Oh, reality show contestants begging. How droll. Once they have money, they go and get their fish.
Back at the bookstore, Debbie and Bianca are getting their second load of books as Brian and Greg are arriving to get their first. The boys get into a very silly "stack-o-matic brothers" chant as they bring books out, and I will agree not to hold that against them if they will agree to stop doing it immediately. As the women leave for the second time, the boys note that they're probably going to have to -- you guessed it -- take another trip. It's hard to tell how much of the disparity in how teams performed is about the small books being gone by the time they got there and how much of it is about other people not being as sage as, say, Rob and Amber about stacking. Certainly, Ron and Kelly had the same shot at the same books as Rob and Amber and still managed to do a poor job, so it doesn't seem like that's the only explanation. But anyway.
Megan and Heidi get the recipe and head off in search of a fish. Meredith and Gretchen, meanwhile, are returning with their fish. Said fish, when weighed, however, is approximately one iota less than three kilos, very similar to the way it looked on the scale at the market. The chef tells them it's about 100 grams under. They take back their defective fish and leave in great frustration. Alex and Lynn run back with their fish; Uchenna and Joyce run back with theirs. Lynn and Alex's fish looks even closer to three kilos than did Meredith and Gretchen's, but it's still just a hair under, so they're sent back. Exactly what you didn't want to have happen to you. Uchenna and Joyce's, however, is still well over three kilos, as it was when they bought it, so they're on their way. Time to get to the pit stop. They note in the cab that they passed a couple of teams right there, so they're happy about that. That's what you get for conservative fish-purchasing decisions. You never know what skills you're going to need, you know.
Gretchen and Meredith beg for a fish that's only infinitesimally bigger than the one they had. Nothing doing -- they're getting a fish that's three and a half kilos, and they should probably be grateful. "How do we get back?" Gretchen hollers. People are only too happy to send her in, like, any direction, but they seem to steer her correctly in this case, because before you know it, she and Meredith are having their second fish weighed, and all is well, so they can leave. I guess sending them in the right direction is the best way to ensure that they don't come back. They head out and get a cab.