Ray and Deana's boat. "I'm not losing to a 70-year-old man and his wife, even if it were checkers." They get out of the boat and get a taxi to the pit stop. Meredith and Gretchen, meanwhile, get to the flag and realize that they were right at it before when Ray and Deana got them turned around. "I guess he was lyin' to us," Meredith says on the way back with the clue. "It's part of the game," he says, which it doesn't have to be, obviously, but which it sometimes is. I think following people is so foolish at this point that it's hard for me to choke out a lot of sympathy, but Ray is still a jackhole. I mean, he's a jackhole because he is one, not because he diverted them when they tried to follow him, you know? Meredith and Gretchen get a cab. Susan and Patrick finally find the island and get their clue, Patrick complaining the entire time about how "stupid" it is. Susan and Patrick get a cab. "Let's just get this over with," Patrick snots. I wonder if he's met Flo.
Phil. Greeter. Mat. Welcome, Ray and Deana, you're team number six. "I'll take it. For now," Ray says ominously. Jerk.
Meredith and Gretchen and Susan and Patrick are "racing" to the mat. Of course, Patrick is sitting there like he doesn't give a crap, which kind of detracts from the whole thing a little bit. And up to the mat, it's Meredith and Gretchen. Welcome, you are team number seven. "The most amazing thing is that we're still upright," Meredith says. Hee hee.
Hi, Susan and Patrick. You're last. And you're Philiminated. Susan starts to cry. Phil asks Patrick why he thinks staying in the race was important to her. "Why don't you answer that, Mom?" he says, operating on the assumption that you don't have to baby your mom just because she's, you know, weeping. Susan says that they had a bad day, and there wasn't anything they could do about the boat. In their final interview, she says that Patrick's "pessimism" created problems for her, as she has a tendency to see the glass half-full, and he always sees it half-empty. On the mat, she tells Phil that she "wanted to keep trying." Patrick interviews that as a "realist," he gets frustrated at "optimism that [he doesn't] think is real." And then he adds, "Maybe I need to lighten up." Yeah, maybe. That interview was exceedingly uncomfortable, people.
Executive Producer? Jerry Bruckheimer.
Next week: Two hours! Bloodied Gretchen! Boys in car crashes! Happy Uchenna and Joyce! What drama.