David and Jeff are in the poo. David is digging with his feet, which I think sort of violates the spirit of the "bare-handed" clue, but I suppose we'll let it go this time. I couldn't pick him out of a lineup to impose discipline anyway.
Tian returns to the car after apparently going to ask for directions. "Just go straight," she says dejectedly.
David and Jeff read the Smoker clue and take off. They run into Tian and Jaree, who are on the way in. "Did you dig your hands in shit?" Jaree says. "We did," David answers, "How about you?" Well, nitwit, they're on the way into the ranch, so probably not yet. This is basically what Jaree tells him. "It's bigger than fifteen feet," is all Jeff can say. Jaree drives off all, "I've heard that before."
At the pile, Jaree is still feeling pretty feisty. "Can we throw it at our teammate?" she asks. "I'm sure she wants to throw it at me."
AirSteve and Dave's Great Cheese Adventure continues. They get the scale to balance, so they can go. They pause to shake hands with the principals of the Cheese-Haulers Union Local 517 before leaving.
Tian is digging in the pile, but Jaree finds a clue just as she walks up and starts to look. "You didn't even get your hands dirty," Tian says in disgust. "Yes, I did," Jaree protests. And she did, but just barely.
Pit stop. Hey, Chipsters! Welcome, you are team number four. And while we're at it, welcome, Falconettes, you are team number five. The ladies hug. They deserve to, given that they're by far the least annoying team of the season. They're also shaping up to be one of the least erratic, which may also be helpful.
David and Jeff assign the Roadblock to David, and if you didn't believe me when I told you that the eels weren't looking too good when the Falconettes were there, I think you will agree that they look even worse now. Look at the bottom of the boat. Dead, dead, dead. You can almost see the little Xs over their eyes. "Catch twenty-five live eels," indeed.
Here come AirSteve and Dave, in their car, looking for the Smoker. Elsewhere, at the Roadblock, Tian takes it, even though she feels like she's doing all the work and she complains about it. It's dead fish at this point, sweetheart. You'll live. She finishes the Roadblock quickly (obviously) and they're off. AirSteve grabs his dead eels as well.
At the pit stop, David and Jeff slid into sixth place. David's emotional reaction to this news is to lean back slightly. Compelling television, you will agree.