When his boat gets to shore, Chip hops out and runs up to the flag to get the clue. Brandon and Nicole stay put on their boat, hoping that if it's not right, they can get a jump on going toward another island. Indeed, when Chip pulls the envelope, it tells him he'll have to try again. They all head off to another island, Brandon and Nicole never even having gotten out of their boat. "Follow them, follow them," Brandon tells his driver.
Elsewhere, the jeepneys pull up at the pier, and Linda and Karen and Colin and Christie hop on boats. When Colin gets a tiny lead, he again feels the need to do the finger-horns. I swear, he's like every bad ex-boyfriend anyone has ever had, all in the same guy. Bad hair, finger-horns, yelling, overinvestment in extreme sports, tangling with the police...throw in some ugly bachelor pad furniture and a drinking problem, and he qualifies as an archetype.
Chip and Kim and Brandon and Nicole approach another island. Chip says to Kim that he's been considering acting like they didn't get it, in order to try to fool Nicole and Brandon. "He needs to get off the boat and look for himself," Kim says, quite correctly. "If this is the flag," Chip tells us, "we may act like it's wrong." "That's how you play the game," Kim puts in. The Chip/Kim boat pulls ashore, and Chip hops out. He runs up to the flag and pulls out the clue. "Should I get out?" Brandon asks. Nicole tells him not to. Chip pulls out the clue, which starts with the word, "Congratulations!" Chip looks around. "Shucks!" he says loudly. Yeah. He said, "Shucks." Shocked at his display of vulgarity, Nicole asks whether it's the right one, and Chip turns around. "No," he tells her. Nicole and Brandon start to send their boat to the last of the three islands. But then Brandon says, "I hope he's not just saying that, Nikki." "Chip! Is that it?" Brandon hollers, making Chip tell them one more time. "No!" Chip yells back. And then Kim quietly asks him, "Did you read it? What did it say?" And Chip mutters back, "Congratulations." Hee hee. Phil explains that the clue that Chip just recovered tells the teams to work along the shoreline of the island until they find another clue box. There, they will put on snorkel gear and search the bottom of the water for one of four big pretend clams that have clues in them. Then you dive and retrieve your clue.
As Chip and Kim putter along the shoreline, Kim voices over that they're not going to tell Brandon and Nicole that it was the right flag, because -- you guessed it -- "it's a game." And also because they're not Brandon and Nicole's field trip chaperones, and it's not really their job to tell them where to go. Brandon asks Nicole whether she's sure they should just take Chip's word for it. She chews her lip thoughtfully. "Chip!" Brandon calls out again, but Chip and Kim are already leaving. Brandon smells a rat. "Hey, I'm getting off," he says (snerk), and he jumps off the boat and swims to shore. When he pulls the clue and gets back to the boat, they note that it does indeed say "Congratulations," and that it tells them to look along the shore for a clue, which they do. "Chip and Kim flat-out lied to our faces," Nicole says in some disbelief, apparently thinking they were entitled to sponge off other teams while hanging back in their own boat. Unbelievable, really. "That makes me mad," Brandon says. And...whatever.