Commercials. I can't believe anyone really calls that Cingular guy that often, because he is really annoying.
Back on the mountain, Brandon is trying to get Nicole at least to get to the bottom. She ultimately throws down the bike and refuses to move. It's a very Flo moment, because it's basically "Carry me, or we're not going anywhere." They abandon the bikes on the course, and Brandon offers her a piggyback ride. A nice boyfriend, but do I want Nicole to win now? Not particularly. She continues to cry as Brandon runs down the mountain carrying her. Pull it together, dear.
Colin and Christie note the fog as they approach the Calgary airport. (They don't note it quite enough, as it turns out, but they do note it.) He comments that if they could just get the best flight out, they could get themselves the win. Inside the airport, however, they find that nothing is open.
At the luge track, Brandon and Nicole are getting ready to go. Nicole is busy asking if it's "really dangerous." Well, it's not as dangerous as having a nervous breakdown and burying yourself in your own frozen tears on the bike course, sweetheart, but...you know. Meanwhile, Chip and Kim read the Detour and go with Slide.
At the Calgary airport, Colin and Christie are making a call to American Airlines. They get themselves a direct flight from Calgary to Dallas, which is American 848. I think it's safe to call that "the fateful American 848."
Brandon and Nicole start down the luge. Hee hee, they're lying on top of each other. I think the guy who's announcing the finish times should have boomed over the PA, "Brandon and Nicole, this is God. I do not approve of this." Anyway, they finish in less than 34 seconds (hee hee, I'll bet), and Brandon comments on how easy it was. "Why did we ever do the bikes?" she complains. He reads the clue about flying to Dallas. Nicole coldly works on getting her boots off, making her unhappiness with the Detour experience quite clear.
At the top of the luge track, Chip and Kim are getting set. They start off, and quickly wipe out. "Houston, we have a problem," Chip chuckles.
In the Brandon/Nicole taxi, things are turning ugly. "I wanted to do the luge," she says. Brandontells her that she should have said so, and she insists that she did. But...not really. "It's all my fault," Brandon says sarcastically. "I lost us a million dollars. I'm the bad guy." Nicole insists that she's not saying that, even though she totally is. Brandon voices over that he loves Nicole, but that he's not sure. About what? Don't know. Could be lots of things. It's a disembodied voice-over. Could be marriage. Could be lunch.