Commercials. That Dasani commercial with the guy in the dog suit is freaking me out.
When we return, Rob and Amber are still on that ferry, and they're still unhappy. Rob characterizes their falling behind as "a huge mistake." On the island, they scamper up to the clue box and get the clue telling them to look for a gnome. Rob isn't even sure what a gnome is, so he's lucky that Amber knows. And people say she doesn't do anything! They fetch themselves a gnome and hop back on the ferry. On the way back, Rob gets directions to the next destination, and on shore, they take off. Ron and Kelly are just now catching their ferry, but they're hoping to catch up with Rob and Amber. Rob and Amber, however, are taking a ferry out ahead of Ron and Kelly, and Rob actually spots Ron and Kelly with a pair of binoculars, so he knows the score at this point. Ron and Kelly, meanwhile, get the gnome clue and find themselves one, and they take off. They get themselves a taxi.
Uchenna and Joyce arrive at the fortress, and they open a clue leading to a Roadblock that asks the question: "Is climbing your forte?" And yes, you can make an argument that that should be pronounced just like "fort," but my dictionary basically says both pronunciations are flawed based on the original French, so both are standard. Unless you are arguing with my father, who will tell you that the "fort" pronunciation is standard, and unless you want to be there all day, I suggest you agree with him. I didn't get this way by accident, people. Phil explains that in fact, the Forteblock requires you to "storm" the fortress by climbing a rope ladder up the side and landing on the top of the tower, where they'll find a key. Then, they'll rappel down the side of the tower and open one of a series of locked books containing a clue. The lead team ultimately decides that climbing is Uchenna's forte, so he takes the Forteblock for his team. Joyce is very glad not to be doing this particular Roadblock, but Uchenna seems to enjoy it. At the top of the rope ladder, Uchenna climbs a few stairs to the very top, and then he starts to look for the key, which apparently isn't too easy to spot.
Meredith and Gretchen are just now finding the man with the scales. They wander the streets, and she whines all, "Oh, God," as she is wont to do.
Finally, Uchenna spots the key hanging on a peg along the wall, and he declares himself ready for the rappel. He starts down the wall, and at the bottom, he unlocks the clue. The clue tells them to search the interior of the fortress and find an overlook where the pit stop is located. But first, you have to let your partner into the fortress. "Where's my princess?" Uchenna asks as he goes to the front entrance. He lets her in, and they run toward the pit stop. We move directly to the mat, where Phil and the greeter await. They are welcomed to Turkey, and they are told that they are team number one. Phil then asks them for their gnome, but they do not have the airplane gnome. He asks them whether they feel confident, and they report that they do. Hugs. Yay! Uchenna loves his awesome bald wife!