Even Jaime is excited as she and Cara rip their clue at 2:04 AM, whether it's because they're returning to the U.S., where everyone speaks English, or because the Race is almost over. "I really have no idea why it's taken fourteen seasons for a female team to win this race," Jaime interviews. Fourteen and counting, Sunshine. Cara warns us not to underestimate them. Big talk for someone going into the final leg almost five hours behind the leaders.
Next morning, three sets of boarding passes are printed and handed out. Once everyone's on the plane, Victor says he's happy it's the final flight, "But I'm very nervous about the battle that is to come."
The Amazing Red Line bounds halfway across the Pacific as Phil narrates, "All teams are now flying to their final destination: Maui, Hawaii." The subtitle over some spectacular footage of the island reads, "Maui, Hawaii 18 hours later," just in case you might have forgotten where they're going. Wait, where are we again? Let me go back and check. Oh, okay, it's Maui. I'm not sure why it took 18 hours to fly there directly from Beijing, unless they went via slingshot. Team Family Law, Team Go Team, and Margie|Luke all come charging off the plane at a dead run, as though they were the only ones on board. Those rankings hold all the way to the minivan-taxis. When Luke and Margie get there in third and Margie tries to rush the driver along, he protests, "That's illegal, ma'am. We cannot do that." I think they somehow got Jaime and Cara's cabbie.
So now everyone's en route to Beach Access 118. "Once there," Phil explains, "they'll prep a pig for a traditional Hawaii luau by seasoning it with island flavoring." Unfortunately for us, the hard part has been done for them, as we see that these pigs are already dead. They're also to be slung on long bamboo poles, which, as a couple of burly sarong-clad islanders demonstrate, will be used to carry the 145-lb pig 200 yards down the beach to the luau site, where a ukulele trio is waiting to serenade the teams. But they'll still not be done with the task; they'll have to cover the pig with canvas and sand to prepare it for cooking over a stone fire pit. Then they'll get the next clue. At least they won't have to wait around 12 hours for the pig to cook.
"You must put on the provided swimsuits," Victor reads from their clue in the cab. Oh, here we go. Cara and Jaime start changing into matching green bikinis in the back of their taxi-van, promising their driver a big tip if they win. I'd say he's getting a tip already. In fact, it may be peeking out through his zipper.