Santiago. Shop/Schlep Detour. The crowded streets of this chaotic marketplace! It turns out that Ron and Kelly fought about the books even more than we thought. Because on the way back, she blames him, and he doesn't like that she's blaming him, and ultimately, he says, "You need to zip it, okay?" Hee. Oh, if only he had made more frequent use of that admonition. At any rate, Rob and Amber won the leg, and Megan and Heidi barely lost a race to the pit stop with the boys and were eliminated, which was a good thing, because I hate romantic alliances among teams. This is not a show where I favor inter-team canoodling.
Third leg. Time to drive through the mountains. But first! Rob and Amber stole Debbie and Bianca's cab, remember? It turns out that Debbie and Bianca didn't even know that their cab was stolen by Rob, and actually offered a truce while everyone waited for the parking garages to open. We know, because we watch Bianca and Rob shake on it. So you know Rob thinks that's extra-funny, despite the fact that stealing the cab wasn't an especially devastating blow to begin with. And then everyone drove through the mountains, except Debbie and Bianca, who drove to the ocean. Very much in the wrong direction, there, ladies.
Lynn and Alex spot a Wal-Mart sign along the road in Argentina. Not only that, but a SuperCenter! I like the fact that they seem extra-surprised that it's a SuperCenter. It's like they aren't surprised that Argentina is in the early stages of Wal-Mart-ization...they're just surprised things have gone so far. I know how they feel.
Bike/Raft Detour. Rob and Amber threw down with Lynn and Alex, and Lynn and Alex emerged victorious. Alex claims that Rob shot them dirty looks when they passed him, but you couldn't prove it by me. Oh, and Meredith and Gretchen did well on the rafting. We didn't realize it at the time, but this was because you could dash Gretchen on the rocks along the river, and she would be like, "Oops-a-daisy! Boost me back into the raft! Watch out for my dangling retina!"
Meatblock! Oh, please. Let's not go through it all again. The first time almost killed me.
Ultimately, Lynn and Alex came to the pit stop first. Ron and Kelly noted that the people who quit the task were bad human beings, and Kelly called Ray and Deana "Rob and Amber's puppets." Patrick and Susan eked out the victory over Debbie and Bianca, and the roller-skating cuties were Philminated. It was totally a moral victory for them, because they certainly didn't deserve to be bounced from the race just because they don't know the difference between mountains and ocean. Or east and west. Or asking directions and snorting at locals. Bye, ladies!