Phil tells us that the non-FF teams are taking buses to Tequesquitengo Airfield. Okay, that is the best name of an airfield ever. Imagine the promotional T-shirts. And if I worked there, I would be forced to constantly say I was getting ready to go do the Tequesquitengo Tango. On the 8:00 AM bus, we have Aaron and Arianne, Flo and Zach, John Vito and Jill, and Michael and Kathy. Wow. It's the Bus Of Boy-Girl Non-Related Teams. The next bus at 10:00 carries Heather and Eve, Dennis and Andrew, Andre and Damon, and Teri and Ian. On the noon bus are Tramel and Talicia, Gina and Sylvia, and Derek and Drew. It looks like the bus ride is about two hours, because the first bus gets in at the airfield a little after 10:00. Everyone runs. (This is the bus of the young and beautiful, remember.)
Now it's time for the Detour. A Detour, as Phil explains, is a choice between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons. As Phil explains the Detour, a donkey happily munches the grass in the background. In this particular detour, they have to choose between Wings and Wheels. Wings involves skydiving. Wheels involves a seven-mile donkey-cart ride. Okay, seriously, this is the first leg. This is where you get off to your roaring start. You skydive, dammit, and I don't want to hear any complaining. You almost have to skydive on principle. You skydive so that you know you can do anything you need to do along the way, you skydive so that the other teams know you're fearless, and you skydive because that's what you came on this trip to do. Remember the first episode of the first season? Did anyone walk down the mountain instead of doing the jump? No. You skydive, dammit. But Flo and Zach and Michael and Kathy want to go for the donkeys. They should be eliminated just for that. How not-in-the-spirit-of-things can you get? A donkey cart? Whatever. Fortunately, when Flo and Zach see that the donkey ride is seven miles, he basically tells her they're not doing it, they're skydiving. I may wind up suing him for intentional infliction of emotional distress based on his hair, but Zach certainly gets a point for that. Michael and Kathy ride off in the donkey cart.
The skydiving plane takes off with John Vito and Jill, Flo and Zach, and Aaron and Arianne inside. Michael and Kathy see the plane from the ground and realize that they may not have made exactly the right choice. John Vito and Jill jump first. They appear to have quite the good time. Ditto Aaron and Arianne. When they land, we find out that John Vito and Jill are sporting their best camo gear -- she has a tank, and he has the pants. How very paramilitary of them. When they open the clue on the ground, they find out that they have to go to what it is now clear is the Hacienda San Gabriel de las Palmas. It's very beautiful, and a former monastery. The last team to arrive will be eliminated, Phil explains, and then a gong sounds, so you know he's totally serious.