The music thumps. Ken and Gerard run from above. Jill and John Vito run from the path. Ken and Gerard slide under a fence. Jill and John Vito slide under a fence. Ken and Gerard, tearing toward Phil. Jill and John Vito, tearing toward Phil. BOOM! Ken and Gerard land on the mat. Welcome, Bald Snark, you are team number four. It really was close, because John Vito comes up right behind them as the Bald Snark is being told they're in fourth place.
Jill and John Vito step up to the mat. "John Vito and Jill," Phil intones, "you are the last team to arrive." They stare at him in horrified anticipation. "The good news is..." Jill and John Vito's faces break with relief as Phil explains that this is, as the eighth leg has been in past seasons, one of the non-elimination points, meaning that they are indeed in last place, but they're still in the race. Jill hyperventilates as she comes down from the race to the finish, and she actually makes a little squeaky noise as she tries to get her breath. John Vito encourages her to kneel down for a minute. "I'm okay, I'm okay," she insists. "Just kneel down, you'll feel better," he says, and she does. "I almost had a heart attack," she says to him with a smile. "I don't like coming in last," he says warily. "This is not fun. I guess we needed a taste of it," Jill says.
In an interview montage, Derek and Drew say that they weren't very happy that it was a non-elimination leg, because I think they were looking forward to eliminating JVJ. Gerard points out that the race is "tense," reiterating that the twins are a major threat to win, and he wants them to go home as soon as possible. Flo says she and Zach think they can win, and Ian says the next leg will be a killer.
Executive producer? Jerry Bruckheimer.
Next week: Bungee jumping. Teri falling off a bike. Flo yelling at Zach (again). Derek yelling at Drew (again). Flo throws stuff. Woooo!