Ralph and Vanessa are the next team to find the Where's the Beef clue just ahead of Team Jersey. Vanessa and Fitness are taking it. The clowns arrive next, followed by the twins in last place, and Dave and Andrew are on this one. Soon all four racers are in the chaos of the auction. Danny says he's never seen these animals, being from New York, in case you haven't heard they're from New York. "We just see them between two patties." What the hell kind of burgers is he eating? Elliot is hopeful that Andrew, with his additional schooling schooling, will do well. Cherie has no such hope for Dave. "He's horrible at math," she tells us. And Ralph says of Vanessa, "She's a English major [sic]." So clearly Ralph isn't. Fitness seems to find the math "ridiculously hard." Just think of them as reps and sets, buddy.
Kerri and Stacy arrive at the mat. Phil tells them about the "mechanical problem" the second bus experienced, so they're team number five. They're happy to hear it, but I'm not happy to hear the cheer they do on the mat. Nary and Jamie arrive next, convinced they're in the last place. Phil plays into it, grimly saying, "I'm sorry to tell you that... the second bus broke down!" So they're team number six. Wow, that soccer player is really having a great time today. This looks like the most exciting day of his life.
At the auction. Cherie notices that other racers are going up and down with guesses, while Dave is just concentrating on his chicken-scratch calculations and the shaky hand holding his pencil, like hypoxia-stricken Tom Hanks trying to do orbital mechanics longhand in Apollo 13. Vanessa, however, tells us this was no problem for her; "I'm used to tuning out men." I just bet she is. Sure enough, she's the next one to get a clue, and runs away cheering, "I don't suck at math! I don't suck at math!" She and Ralph are on their way. They do seem to like each other. Cherie, meanwhile, is hopping up and down with hope that Dave's currently offering the Gaucho a correct answer, but of course she's wasting her energy. Joey "Fitness" says to Andrew, "Yo, we can beat the clown. He said he's terrible at math." They work together and run downstairs, both getting a clue this time and leaving the clowns in the dust. "We're not making any friends here today," Cherie says. To the point where they might want to consider withdrawing personnel from their laugh embassy. After the other two teams are in their cabs, Dave makes yet another wrong guess. Cherie is supportive from the sidelines, saying they're not going to give up. I respect that. I also respect that they've realized that not giving up is the only possible victory remaining to them.