At the jute mill, Abbie and Ryan are finished hackling. Or so they think, because the judge looks at their bundles and goes, "No, no, no, no," one by one, all down the line. They don't know what they're doing wrong, but they do it again anyway. Solid plan.
The Chippendales get to the bambooyard and, with help from the twins, quickly find the marked racks and start loading up, carrying many poles at a time. The twins are still a menace to everyone around them, carrying twenty-foot poles near the middle (which of course means the ends swing wide, as is understood by anyone who's ever been on a construction site or inside a geometry classroom) and also bickering. Trey & Lexi make it to the bamboo yard and join the task, still scrambling hard up the ranks.
Brent is still stuck on his scale-building, insisting on keeping his little rope-holding pin outside the hooks of the crossbar instead of inside like it's supposed to be. The Twins are struggling now with tying down their load, pinching each other with the rope and popping blisters, while the Chippendales take a much-needed water break before getting back to work. Trey and Lexi are each carrying their own ten-footers separately, with her holding two and him managing, like, seven. And then Rob & Kelley show up and load six or seven on each shoulder for a tandem-carry. Holy crap, they're going to be done in three trips at this rate. Rob interviews that they heave 750-pound monster truck tires by hand, so they just did the same thing here. See what I mean? Everything they need to know they learned from driving monster trucks. Oh, except for how to avoid catching a faceful of the loose end of a pole being carried past by Lexi, clearly.
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.