Snack vendors start heading up the aisle of the first train like it's the Hogwarts Express. Jaymes stands up in his seat to look at the contents of a tray searching for a clue on it, but the next person who comes through is the one carrying those, dangling in a hard-to-miss bundle of bright yellow envelopes. Everybody grabs one and it looks like there's going to be a Detour waiting for them at the end of the train ride, the choices being "Lion's Head" or "Egg Head." Cut to Phil in yet another park, saying that "teams will now get a chance to experience two Indonesian art forms that have been in existence for hundreds of years." For "Egg Head," Phil claims that the racers will "have their heads lit on fire to cook some eggs." This is actually an exaggeration. Yes, the eggs are being fried in a pan over human heads. However, the only flame is coming from coconuts being worn as incendiary hats, in what Phil says is an Indonesian art form called "Dubus," although my cursory research suggests that using your head as a stove is only part of the practice. And one of the more practical parts, I might add. The racers will first have to buy the eggs from a certain vendor and ride on bicycle rickshaws called becaks to the park, where "a local magician will place coconuts on their heads and light them on fire to fry up two eggs each." And then the racers get to eat them. Minimal physical exertion and you get breakfast? Where's the bad, I ask you?
For "Lion's Head," the racers join a "traditional Javanese procession known as Riyadh." The teams who pick this Detour will also ride a becak to the park and don costume pants and large, heavy lion masks that Phil says weigh more than forty pounds each. They're tall and wide and awkward and furry and have plumage like a brown peacock tail with words on them, so they look pretty difficult to wear too. Wearing these, they'll be led down the street to perform a few parade steps (nothing too taxing, just a few slow spins and bows and no breakdancing that I can see), then back to receive their next clue from the overly made-up parade leader. All the teams on the train decide to go with Lion's Head except Josh & Brent, probably because none of the teams have seen the masks yet.
At the Surabaya train station, Will finds a bit of cash on the ground. "This could be our day," he tells Gary excitedly, like he's eight years old. Admittedly, it's one of the best things that's happened to them the entire race. They're happy to learn that at least they're on the same train as the other losers.