That leaves Jordan and Jeff to pair off with Brent and Caite, which is convenient because she-Jordan refers to the other team as "our alliance." I still prefer to refer to them collectively as the Think Tank. They read the clue, and Caite and Jordan are taking it. Sounds like a recipe for cute/dumb overload. Are we sure it's a good idea to let those two go off alone, in a strange city, without even change for pay phones and their mittens not sewn to their coat sleeves? Of course, Jordan lets Caite take the lead on navigating the subway, because Jordan is more likely to take flight with her backpack on than take the lead on anything. Fortunately, Caite seems up to the responsibility, as she demonstrates when the doors on their train open and she sagely says, "Let's get on." Meanwhile, back at the clue box, Brent says Caite lived in New York for a while so she should be great at directions. That certainly follows. And then, while in the train, Caite asks some fellow passengers if they're going the right way. Which they are not.
After the ads, Caite makes excuses in an interview about how much harder the Frankfurt train system is than the New York one, and they finally get on the right train going in the right direction. By now, Jet and Michael have emerged from their train and head over to the giant cranes near the water, which they can see lit up by floodlights. They run up to the waiting crew, who lead them over to the prep tent. Michael remarks to Jet that they're the two teams with the most dangerous jobs, so they should be fine. Well, it's all relative. Their jobs may be inherently dangerous, but their competence at them likely makes them safer. Whereas she-Jordan would be a danger to herself and others operating a waffle iron. "You will lose your hat, I think," one of the crew members warns Jet as he steps onto the crane gondola, but Jet insists it'll be fine. He might change his tune if the wind takes it into the harbor. Which is fine with me, because the Heroic Cowboy Theme is getting old anyway. Up they go, looking down at a round pad that Michael says looks like a donut from this height. It actually looks more like a trivet to me, but Michael's a police officer, after all. He waxes philosophical about telling his kids to enjoy life, and then he and Jet hurl themselves from a great height like a couple of suicides. Amazingly enough, Jet's hat stays on, even as he's bouncing up and down and dangling from his ankles. "A real cowboy's hat never comes off," Jet tells Michael. Even if you turn him upside down and shake him, apparently. Back on the ground, Michael says that was scarier than any door he's ever kicked in. They get their clue, which they are instructed not to open until they've rejoined their teammates. They head back to the Metro to do just that.
Joe and Allie are the next team to reach the bungee crane. Joe's in kind of a limping run as he heads over, and he interviews, "I've been running on a bad wheel, my left knee." I guess that llama kicked him harder than I thought. Jet + Michael (see how the plus sign in the subtitles cleverly echoes the Intersection logo?) get on the return train before Dandy's train arrives. Dan tries to hurry Brandy along, and she says, "I'm sort of dragging because I'm scared?" "Sorry," Dan says. They're communicating better than they do with their partners. Joe + Allie are cranked up over the harbor, where they topple off the platform. The long cord lets them drop almost all the way to...well, to the bottom of the TV screen, at least. Down below, Brandy's freaked out at seeing them dangling upside down, but quickly comes up with a plan for handling it: "I'm just gonna die. That's it." Well, then everything else will take care of itself. Joe says the jump was hard on his knee, "but it feels good. I should be okay." He + Allie take off with their clues.
Jet + Michael return to their teammates and open their clues, which are telling them to go find a statue of Kaiser Wilhelm. Intersection over, and the teams jump into separate taxis. Michael learns that their driver's name is Edga, which is not exactly the most musical moniker I've ever heard. Jet and Cord, on the other hand, get on a train. Now that they're such Metro experts.
Brandy is very nervous as she and Dan are winched up over the giant trivet. Caite and Jordan are just arriving below. The guide counts down, and Brandy's in a panic the whole way down, and the whole way bouncing back up, and the whole way swinging around back and forth while spinning like a piñata. Dan does his best to reassure and calm her, saying he's got her. Really? She couldn't have her own harness? No wonder she was nervous. Brandy talks about how nice Dan was, and they score their clues and head back, while I briefly wonder if this experience will turn her straight.
Michael and Louie's cab driver delivers them to the Kaiser Wilhelm statue, and Michael reads the Detour choice inside the clue box: "Soccer or Sauerkraut?" Two things I can certainly live without, and generally do. Phil's in a German dining hall with a small polka band playing behind him and a young couple (actually probably just a pair of production assistants) chowing down on sauerkraut in front of him as he says this city is all about food and sports, and now the teams will have to pick one. For Soccer, the teams head to a 100-year-old stadium to "play," even though they'll really only be kicking balls from the penalty line through five paper targets hung in front of the goal net. They'll get their clue after hitting all five. For Sauerkraut, they go to the restaurant Phil's in and sit down to eat. They have to put away a generous but not unreasonable helping of the stuff, the challenge coming not from the volume or the exoticness as in food-challenges past, but from the requirement that it's all gone before the band finishes playing "The Sauerkraut Polka." Yes, you heard the title of that song right. Some people may think country music is sad, others are brought low by opera or emo, but for my money there is nothing that could make me more unhappy than the combination of sauerkraut and polka. Add in the rule that if they run out of time, they have to start over with a fresh new plate, and you have a recipe for tragedy. But Michael and Louie pick that option anyway.
Jet and Cord are still on the train. "We definitely took the long way," Cord twangs. Joe + Allie return to their partners and the reconstituted teams head off in search of Kaiser Wilhelm. Caite + Jordan do their bungee jump. Which they both love every second of, and return to the ground excited and invigorated. Well done, ladies. Now make out.
Michael and Louie arrive at the restaurant, and look pretty surprised at the relatively small amount of sauerkraut they're expected to eat. "I've eaten things as big as Jet and Cord," Michael interviews. The music starts, and so does the eating, with Michael clearly putting away the lion's share. "I imagined it was pasta and that was it," Michael interviews. Louie licks their plate clean, which I didn't need to see. As far as how much time they had left, the music is still going when they leave with their clue, firmly in first place. So, to sum up, we had music that was 1) a polka, 2) about sauerkraut, and 3) at least several minutes long. I'm going to take a break and go outside to learn how to play soccer.
When I come back, Phil says the next destination is Haifisch (Shark) Bar, where each team will share a beer. Except this is a beer that comes in a big glass boot, a liter or two in volume. I used to go to a bar where they served those, but right now I can't remember if I ever had one. I must rectify that soon. They'll get their next clue after they finish it, and the Detectives are on their way.
Dan + Brandy come back to the Intersection clue box and the teams split up and head off in