I don't know how long a train ride this is, but it's twilight in Hamburg by the time the two lead teams arrive. Cord comes off the train sporting the ever-dashing hat-in-a-plastic-bag look, but has the bag off again as they walk up the street until they find Jungfernsteig. Now to find the clue box. Which they quickly do, and are "Currently in 1st Place," as usual. As previously mentioned, it's an Intersection. Phil explains they "must mutually join forces with another team to complete the next challenge." The Cowboys let out a whoop in the direction of the lagging Detectives, who they might normally try to stay out of the sight of so as not to draw their attention to the clue box, but obviously they need each other now. They both act all excited about being each other's first choice. With that settled, they get to open the actual clue, which is for a Road Block. "Who's ready to reach new heights?" the clue asks, which would make me think this is another bungee jump, but there's nothing new about that on this show. In either case, Jet and Michael are doing it. Phil tells us, "For the first time ever, two people from different teams must work together to complete a daring Road Block." They have to take a train to Hamburg Harbor and do a 150-foot bungee jump. "In the middle of the city!" Phil adds, manfully struggling to make this seem fresh. They'll get their next clue after the jump. Jet and Michael set out, Michael acting as the navigator since Jet is not familiar with the use of the word "Metro" to describe a train system. He's more used to it as a word describing everything he's not. "City and country's gonna work together today," Michael says as they get on the train. Yes, the cowboy and the cop. If there were also teams made up of Indians and robbers, this would be perfect.
The other six teams show up in Hamburg, by which time it looks completely dark outside. Joe and Heidi are the first of this group to find the designated street and the clue box. Cord and Louie are sitting off to the side, waiting for their partners. Wonder what those two have to talk about to each other? Steve spots the clue box next, and Joe and Heidi want to work with them. "They come from a good family," Heidi interviews. "It's just good people sticking together." Which tells you what she thinks of Carol and Brandy, who got their clue before Steve and Allie did. Joe and Allie are doing this, and Joe rather bossily orders the local they've found, Klaus, to take them there. He must have heard somewhere that Germans respond well to powerful authority figures. That leaves the 75% Alliance to pair off together and Dan's going with Brandy, because as He-Jordan interviews, they've got some weird connection. Dan actually calls Carol "the lesbian aunt that I never had." Brandy interviews that they did a bungee jump to prepare for the race, and never ("ever, ever, ever, ever") wanted to do one again. They also draft a local to accompany them to the harbor, although they are much less bossy about it than Joe was.