More arrivals: Keri, Marcy, and Mika are doing this. Every team with a woman is having her do it, are you noticing this? Meghan runs out of time, so she's done for now. And Jessica, stuck on one stubborn bird that doesn't want to move, also runs her clock out. Ericka, who's showing a great deal of thong, has about half her flock crossing the bridge while she's trying to organize the other half. "Stop in the name of love!" she barks at one of them. "Get your ass over here!" I think the honeymoon is over.
Meghan and Jessica are back at the waiting area, still covered with mud and fail, complaining about how hard it is. Cheyne is supportive of his partner, pointing out that she's hardly the only one who's going to have trouble with this, but Garrett isn't quite as patient with Jessica. In fact, he solo-interviews, "Jessica can be very difficult to deal with, she has a very quick fuse when something isn't going exactly her way." Funny, I'm not seeing that at all. I find myself wondering what Garrett's job is back home. You think he might be a projectionist?
Sam is the first to finish successfully, and they're off to the Pit Stop in first place. Are they not doing Detours this season or something? The Pit Stop is the Bassac III riverboat, docked next to a busy marketplace in the village. "The last team to check in here may be eliminated," Phil warns. They'd bloody well better be.
Matt is also finishing up, and he interviews that he has friends with chickens. "I've herded some animals in my time," he says modestly. Okay, well, I'm not from Montana, so I haven't, but I'd like to see him help chaperone a Montessori school field trip some time. One four-year-old in unfamiliar surroundings = 50 ducks, at least. Matt gets his ducks in the pen, and they're off in second place. Meanwhile, Ericka's almost done. She's got more than half the ducks in the pen, but when she runs off to retrieve the others, she unwisely leaves the gate open, and the rest escape. "Er! Shut the gate!" Brian screams, but not only are the ducks in the pen all "fuck this noise," one of the other ones is already fleeing back across the bridge, and her time is up. Maybe Brian should have done this challenge.
The last two teams are finally here, and Zev and Tiffany are taking it. Tiffany says she had ducks growing up and hoped to use her experience to make up some time. Way to play the hand she's been dealt. Flight Time and Keri are finishing up at roughly the same time, leaving in third and fourth place respectively, with a lot of screaming from Lance. Canaan is shouting instructions to Mika, who just seems to be wandering aimlessly around the field at this point. So Canaan abandons his strategy of shouting and tries something new; he screams at her instead. Zev interviews that when they arrived he saw everyone freaking out, and thought, "You don't need to do that, just relax." And indeed, Zev calmly gets his ducks moving. "It turns out he's the Duck Whisperer," Justin interviews. "I mean, who knew?" "I didn't know," Zev deadpans. He impresses Meghan and Cheyne as well. Meghan begins her second try, and seems to be doing better this time, probably from watching Zev. Jessica is also improving, even though Garrett is annoyed that she's ignoring his advice. "Hopefully it works for her," he says in an "it's her funeral" kind of tone. I'm starting to suspect think that it's not just "female drama" and "fiery Colombian sides" that Garrett can't deal with as much as people in general. Ericka is also beginning her second go-round. Canaan and Mika are both exceedingly frustrated, to the point where when her whistle goes off, he says, "God, I wanna rip her head off right now." Not very Christian of him. When she gets back to the waiting area, he yells at her that they might get eliminated and she's like, "I KNOW!" Oh, just have sex already.