Brent and Caite get there next, in seventh place. "Yay, we get food," Caite says. They eat it in the car. "I'm really glad it doesn't have any crazy crap in it," she says. She'd just eat that crap out of it, though, as promised earlier.
Steve and Allie find the Detour clue box in second place, and decide to do the crawling. Joe and Heidi make the same call, despite Joe's bad knee. "When did you last study Morse code?" he asks Heidi as he limps along behind her to the costume tent. "Never," she admits.
So now the reenactment begins in earnest. Lots of reenactors look busy in the trenches, plus there's a dogfight going on overhead between a biplane and a familiar-looking Fokker D triplane of the kind made famous by one Manfred von Richthofen, otherwise known as the Red Baron to fans of Peanuts and frozen pizza. Louie and Michael look pretty overwhelmed by all this noisy, dirty, highly kinetic verisimilitude as they jog onto the scene, where patches of ground keep doing unnerving things like exploding. "Feel like I'm storming the beach at Normandy," Michael says. Louie coughs tiredly, and they dive under the wire, while the mayhem ramps up. "It's a lot like what we do as detectives," Louie claims in an interview. Dude, I am never going to Providence if that's true. "I think we're fighting the Germans, right?" Michael asks. "World War II, the French fighting the Germans," Louie "confirms."
The mist seems to have burned off a little bit as the last-place team, Jordan and Jeff, open their clue at 12:17 PM. Jeff tries and fails to read the word "Boulangerie" from the clue, then gives up and points to the word, saying, "that." Since he's famous for not knowing how to pronounce "coup d'Ã©tat," this is hardly surprising. Jeff interviews that they're the best team (even if the results thus far don't bear that out), and Jordan says she'll now try ten times harder because of the extra task they have to do, "and if we don't complete that, we're done." So, duly primed with determination and can-do spirit, they get in the car and immediately get lost. Oh, you two.