Abbie and Ryan finish the hackling, so now Ryan gets to pick up one giant bundle of jute, which he carries to a part of the building called mill number two. After dropping that off, the supervisor (wearing a jaunty plumed hat, I guess so he can always be spotted from anywhere on the mile-wide factory floor) leads them to the production line, where the promised stretch of jute fabric with a picture of the Pit Stop is presented to them, putting them back in second place. Even luckier for them, their cab driver seems to already know where it is. I still don't think they're going to win this leg, though.
Brent gets another no, and sits down on the ground to drink water and maybe begin to feel human again. Josh interviews that it was starting to get frightening. "At that point, it's not about the race, it's not about the game, it's not about anything. It's about making sure that he's safe." Well, Brent did say right at the beginning that they were going to come back with two million dollars or come back dead, and the first option seems to be off the table.
After a break for some commercials, Brent is taking a break for some water. He narrates that he was a physician before he became a goat farmer, and although he's treated plenty of patients for dehydration, he never experienced it before now, including, "That sense of confusion and not being able to talk," And in this case, not being able to tell where the retaining pin is supposed to go on your bloody Third World scale. But after getting some water in him and taking another look at the model scale, Brent is able to figure out what he did wrong and correct it. As he starts carrying stones over, Josh says it's just like building that rock wall back on the farm. But did Brent also have to balance that with a branch wall?
Abbie & Ryan make it to the Pit Stop, where Phil is pleased to tell them they're team number two. Ryan is not pleased to hear it, though, standing there with his hands on his hips and a pissy look on his face. Ryan says he wanted to win nine legs and beat the record, while Abbie rolls her eyes and shakes her head, justifiably, at how ridiculous that is. If it's going to happen, and it's not, they'll have to win every leg from now on. Ryan adds that he knows this puts a lot of pressure on Abbie, who at this point is fighting back tears until he apologizes. Grabbily, of course. We didn't see any of this, but I wouldn't be surprised if he gave her shit for not only not doing the Roadblock faster, but for vetoing the Fast Forward last week. There was just no way they were going to catch up to James & Abba without a full bunch, and that didn't happen this week. In fact, this week was almost like the producers saying, "See? This is why we bunch!"