Commercials. Living out of your car is luxurious. No, really. We swear.
Back in the Millie and Chuck car, she continues to flog herself. "I'm sorry," she says again. "No, no, no, no," he insists. "Come on, now, you did good. We've both done good, and we've done bad...it's fine." That was pretty well-handled, actually, because in the short term, it really was her fault -- actually, more for refusing to get any sleep than for not being able to read the map -- but in the long term, he's smart to realize that you sink or swim as a pair, so...I liked that he said that. "I really cost us a lot of time," she voices over as they pull into the cave entrance. "We knew we were in the back of the pack."
Also heading for the caves are Jon and Kelly. Oh, boy. Heh heh.
"We are so messed up today," Millie laments as they reach the cave parking lot. They hop out of the car. Suddenly, Millie's demeanor changes. "Somebody's here behind us -- Chuck, Chuck, Chuck!" Indeed, pulling into the lot just behind Millie and Chuck are their mortal enemies, Kelly and BuffJon. Kelly is as surprised to see them as they are to see her. "You can catch up -- that's Millie and Chuck!" she says to Jon in disbelief. Millie IDs Jon and Kelly pulling in, and now you know that things are about to roll, because these people just plain do not like each other. Jon and Kelly hop out of their car. Jon voices over, "That's when the adrenaline meter went from, like, a negative four to, like, a plus twenty." Yeah, no foolin'. "It was on then," he says. Both teams run to the cave entrance, arriving at the clue at almost the same moment. Jon says he'll take it for his team, and after briefly making like she might be willing to do it, Millie assigns this Roadblock to Chuck as well. BuffJon wants Kelly to finish reading the clue while running to the Roadblock, but I think she knows they're supposed to stay and finish it, so she spits it out as quickly as she can.
At the ladders (conveniently, there are two), the boys are strapped into their gear at the same time. "Go fast, Chuck!" Millie encourages. Chuck gets up onto the ladder first. "Hurry hurry hurry hurry!" Kelly calls out. Jon gets going. Using her favorite rather weird form of encouragement, Millie says, "You're good at this, Chuck!" She goes on, "This is all your time to shine! Be aggressive, Chuck, be aggressive!" I have to say, if she doesn't win the race, Millie would be great at corporate motivational seminars. ["Her sincerity tone of voice could use some work, in my opinion. If by 'some,' you mean 'a lot.'" -- Sars] We go to a wide view that includes both guys, complete with labels to show you Chuck on his ladder and Jon on his. Jon begins to gain on Chuck. "Yeah, babe, go!" Kelly yells. "You're right there with him!" she calls. "No, he's not, Chuck," Millie spits. Oh, come on. Do you have to answer the other person's cheering of her boyfriend? Furthermore, Millie thinks she's helping, but it might be just as well for Chuck to know that Jon is in fact gaining on him rapidly, because it's true. Jon begins to make up big time on Chuck at this point, and by the time they reach the transition to the horizontal crawl, it's essentially a dead heat. Millie sucks her inhaler while a Darth Vader-like sound plays on the soundtrack. Which is a little much, perhaps.