Jill/Thomas and Michael/Kevin are both driving up to the marina. There's some race-for-last-style editing, but Jill and Thomas make it to the mat in third place. Michael and Kevin are team number four. They're happier about their spot than the third-place team was.
Back to Nick and Vicki, who complete the Detour and head to the Pit Stop in sixth place.
Brook and Claire get to the marina, but they have a little difficulty getting their car unlocked -- right after they've gotten out of it, mind you -- so they can get their stuff out of it. In fact, when the back passenger door swings open, it apparently catches Brook in the face. But they run on up to the mat, Brook saying, "I'm bleeding really bad." Soon they're on the mat as team number five. Phil asks Brook, "What'd you do to your eye?" Finally, we get a look at a spot of blood over the outer corner of Brook's left eye, which she's really not making anything out of. "Wouldn't be the first of this journey," she says philosophically. Impressed with her moxie, spunk, and any number of other synonyms that aren't ever applied to dudes, Phil calls her a tough nut. He's half right. "Nothing but blood gushing out...you're ready to sell jewelry." Don't encourage her, Phil. Although I do think it's interesting that the facial injuries seem to be happening to the team who makes its living on TV.
Chad and Stephanie are climbing ashore, he rushing her along because the volleyball team seems to be closing in behind them. "We're too far behind in the pack to be walking," he says. They get their clue from the lodge keeper and head back. They meet Katie and Rachel in their boat back, which does not bode at all well for Katie and Rachel. Soon both teams are on their respective sides of the fjord, and as he drives to the Pit Stop, Chad says, "The green team is hopefully going down." I'd ding him for his incorrect use of "hopefully," but even though it's not what he means, it's not technically incorrect. Katie and Rachel do remain hopeful.
Nick and Vicki run to the Pit Stop, Nick saying, "I think we're in second, dude." I'd like to think he's kidding, but they haven't really earned the benefit of the doubt with me. Or indeed the aforementioned doubt. Still, they seem pretty happy to learn that they're team number six, meaning that their idiotic small-d detour to the Fast Forward cost them exactly nothing. They're going to end up being one of those teams that seem to be circling the drain for the whole season and then end up in the final three, aren't they? I hate those teams.