Boston works on their tuk-tuk's radiator problems. You know, if Esquire had been more mechanically inclined, perhaps their taxicab curse wouldn't have been so devastating. Between fixing the tire and apparently knowing how to lend a hand with the radiator, Chris is at least taking charge of his own destiny. They note how sad it is that "Team Bozo" got in front of them.
Speaking of Gary and Dave, they're at the temple, but in a moment reminiscent of Dark Hair and Light Hair at the Eiffel Tower, they can't find the flag. Gary, in an interview: "It's very weird for me to go to a temple and look for a clue. Usually I go to a temple and look for a parking space." (THUNK.) While they're hunting around, Boston arrives. Alex spots the flag immediately, and now they're in first place. They open the clue, and it's the Roadblock. Phil explains the task. Basically, one member of the team has to venture into a cave full of bats to retrieve the next clue, wearing masks to protect against "dangerous bacteria." Dun dun dunnnn! Phil earns his paycheck this week for his delivery of the phrase "millions...of bats!" Chris takes the Roadblock for Boston, and when he re-emerges, he has nothing nice to say about the experience. "Totally rank, it was diaper city," he warmly recalls, in an interview over the footage of him gingerly working his way toward the clue. Turns out that in addition to the bats, the place is crawling with roaches. Hey, I think I know people who've lived in that apartment. Once he gets the clue and gets back out, they read it. It sends them to the pit stop at Ban Plai Pong Pang, a "traditional river house," which they have to reach by taking a "long boat," which you may think of a canoe-taxi without being too ridiculously far off.
Mary and the Fruit show up at the bat temple, and they spot the flag, too. When they read the clue, which says that the person who performs the Roadblock should be "comfortable in a crowd," Mary immediately knows what it is, and says it doesn't matter to her who does it. The Fruit literally takes a big breath and says, "I'll do it." Note that it's not like the Fruit isn't pulling her weight -- the Fruit did the last Roadblock (the bargaining), after all. I was sort of impressed that she jumped right into this one.
After quite a bit of meandering, Gary and Dave finally find the flag, just as the Teeth arrive. So, we see that Gary and Dave's little flag-finding difficulties have allowed Boston, Mary and the Fruit, and the Teeth to catch up. Blake takes the Roadblock, and he goes in with the Fruit. They appear to go together, for the most part. The Fruit makes a lot of "ooh" and "uh" discomfort noises. Back at the entrance, Dave takes the Roadblock and runs right into the cave, just as Blake and the Fruit find the McFlag. I think Dave hauled ass into the cave, because he catches up with the Fruit, who has suddenly become separated from Blake. "I was smelling elimination more than bat guano," Dave says, by way of explaining his apparent bravado. (He also ditches the mask along the way, the better to enjoy the full benefit of the dangerous bacteria.) As Blake emerges from the cave, he tells Mary that Peach is right behind him, and I think he really believes she is. But she's not, quite, and Dave actually emerges next, leaving Mary to stare apprehensively at the cave entrance. Blake has taken some crap for leaving her behind, but honestly, of all the idiotic things he did this week, this is the least of my concerns. I think he ran out of the cave really thinking she was following him, and as it happened, she wasn't, because she took some kind of a wrong turn. The tense music begs us to wonder in a worried fashion: Where is the Fruit?