Sam keeps searching, and Dan is still singing his new tune, calling out, "It's all right, Sam." Brian is the next to find his flag, holding it up, crying out. "Yes!" and vaulting over one of the few remaining intact bales on his way back to Ericka. So that leaves Sam and Gary alone out there as Brian and Ericka are team number three. Brian is proud of her for being so supportive and encouraging. Which I think is pretty much her major contribution to the team, so he'd better be.
Dan is still trying to be encouraging to Sam, but quietly says, "We've been here the longest out of everyone. Sam keeps rolling, while Gary kicks around some straw, reminding himself, "A million dollars, right?" Sam decides to have himself a little sit, which Dan says is fine. "Break's over," Sam tells himself, getting back to his feet. They each seem to roll their current bale forever, but when Sam gets to the end of his, there's a little flag winking up at him. "Thank the Lord," he says, bending to grab it without fanfare. Dan is the one who provides that, hollering incredulously. Sam rejoins him and Dan puts an arm around him, asking if he's okay and saying, "I feel horrible." But Sam wants to race Dan to the Pit Stop, and runs on ahead. "That's not a good sign," Gary understates. "No, not our day," Matt agrees, tossing him a bottle of water. Sam is jumping up and clicking his heels together as he leads Dan the rest of the way to the mat in fourth place. "Wow, that was like a replay of Season Six," Phil exaggerates. Sam says it's "The most exhausting thing I've ever done in my entire life." Dan claps him on the shoulder of his sweatshirt, which is almost literally more sweat than shirt at this point, and Phil asks why Dan is so upset. In tears, Dan says, "I was being such a jerk, yelling at him, and there's no reason to do that... I didn't even care any more. I just wanted him to be okay. I was not proud of myself today." Sam explains to Phil, "It's because he's such a passionate guy," Post-leg, he interviews that it has been great to spend some time together. "Our brotherly bond is stronger than any argument," Dan agrees.
"Elapsed Time 1 HR 55 M," reads the graphic on the screen as poor Gary continues unrolling bales while the sun looks pretty low in the sky. It's not clear whether the 1:55 is the time since Sam finished or since they got there, but (spoiler!) I guess we'll find out during next week's departure times "You got this, Dad!" Matt calls for the umpteenth time. Gary interviews post-leg, "If you give up, you're giving up on the race and it's not in me. I've got more drive than that." He says he has a pretty strong work ethic. "Pretty strong?" Matt asks sardonically. In the field, Gary asks Matt if watching is tiring him out. Matt interviews, "I just wanted to do something and I'm sitting there helpless." Isn't that a lot like farming, too?