After the break, he says he's at the cremation area, "So this is the end of the line for me." Wow, talk about giving up! Is he just going to climb right up on the pyre? No, he's just going back to find his Sadus. In a post-leg interview, Ron says that he thought maybe the holy men weren't in their costumes as shown in the photo because maybe they decided on a "refreshing bathe or go down to the Ganges and freshen themselves. But I overthought it." Yeah, that's not what "overthought" means. Finally he gets back to the right neighborhood and gets his second word. He's got "THE...PICK," as he tells us. "I don't know what that means." Try overthinking it, maybe.
Back on the city side of the river, Team TAR15 docks and makes with the hay bale carrying.
Jen and Kisha's boat is arriving at Sakka Ghat. They get off the boat and head up the steps from the riverbank and into a small stockyard. Taking in the scene, Jen says, "I think fuel definitely has something to do with MANURE!" Yeah, that isn't the kind of thing they were going put in the clue, is it? They waste little time before putting on plastic gloves and mixing poop patties with the straw on the ground. The crowd of kids watching laugh as the sisters gag in disgust. I don't know why they're laughing, they're the ones who are going to be drinking the milk boiled over a crap-fire.
Kent and Vyxsin are the next to find the Detour clue box. They agree on Feed the Fire and quickly get themselves into a boat to Sakka Ghat. When Gary and Mallory open the Detour clue, Gary asks which one. "I don't care, I just want to choose," Mallory says. Gary decides on Feed the Fire.
While they're in the boats, Gary points out fire along the bank, and realizes they're cremating people. The music goes quiet, and even Mallory does, briefly. Then she says, "We thought we knew India from Kolkata. This is so much different." She looks thoughtful, as the camera captures as much of the somber scene as it can from a moving boat out in the river. Mallory says, "Varanasi is like another planet." Hell, anywhere that Mallory stands is like another planet.
Ron finally finishes the Road Block and runs back to Christina, moaning and bellowing the whole way. They head off to find the clue box in last place. I've got a feeling that at least we won't have to put up with him for much longer.