Meanwhile, the Roadblockers are strapped into their seats and the module has been lifted clear up out of the water. A trainer who is on board with them is explaining to Bopper, JJ and Jamie how they'll push the window out and escape through the frame when it comes to a stop upside-down, underwater. I don't hear him telling them to follow the bubbles, though. A loud school bell rings, and the racers all tuck themselves into crash positions, with one hand on the window glass. The simulator is gently lowered into the water, just like in a real helicopter crash and they're supposed to hold their breath for ten seconds after their heads go under. Then the crane rolls them all upside down underwater. A loud beeping that's the scariest part of the whole thing commences and so does some flailing on JJ's part when he has trouble opening his window. But they all get their windows open and get up and swim to the raft to grab the clues out -- JJ first, then Jamie, with a boost from Bopper from below. "He's terrible," Mark murmurs to Nary. "That was a cool challenge," Art says, because complimenting the show is always good for a little air time. The teams separate to change back into their own clothes and read their clues, which are sending them to a place called the Toghrul Karabakh carpet shop in Old Town Baku. "Look, they grew!" Jamie says to Nary, pointing to the inflated air bladders on the front of her life jacket. Indeed they did. Don't show those to Bopper. Art and JJ are technically behind them and in third place, but only because JJ got dressed before they opened their envelopes and I think the rankings go by official benchmarks like clue-ripping. Bopper and Mark are in fourth place, with Bopper also back in his civvies. All three of them jump back into their cabs, and JJ tells Art, "Thank God I got out of there. That's not a good feeling. That's not fun." As before with Mark's vomiting, Art deploys his trademark sympathetic laugh.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: B+ | 453 USERS: B
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