Ahmad says that they have thirty minutes, and then starts the clock. I have to take a second to point out Kathy's outfit. She's wearing a black sports bra, a long flowered skirt, and I think white high top sneakers. In case a basketball game breaks out on the beach. Oh, Kathy. Don't make me call Trinny and Susannah on you. In an interview, Kathy can wear whatever she freaking wants as she says, "I know Corbin's just in hog heaven, because he used to be a carpenter and you'd think he was Jesus with the 'I used to be a carpenter.'" Hee! Corbin orders his team to grab everything that could be a pole and set it to one side. He continues to yell out orders. In an interview, Kathy says, "Corbin turned back into Super Veiny Hockey Dad, but this week's episode was Super Veiny Hockey Dad Goes to the Beach." Corbin tells Kathy (who is holding a giant inflatable ball, for some reason) to get all of the rope she can from one pile. Kathy says she has to stretch first, which I assume is a reference to the giant ball she's holding or something. I don't know. At this point, I just laugh at everything she says. I'm easy. Meanwhile, Erik is scooping bananas into a blender. Corbin practically turns into the Incredible Hulk because he can't get a knot untied. Corbin Smash! Michael tells everyone that he found another term for "mole" on the internet: "Bartender of the animal kingdom." He made that up. Why would that be a term for "mole"?
Erik continues to serve as bartender to the celebrities. Ahmad uses a metal detector on the beach, and then walks up to Erik and offers him an exemption. Ahmad explains that Erik has to take a nearby kayak and retrieve the flag before the rest of his team to get an exemption. Erik asks if the money will still go into the pot. Ahmad says that it won't, and that the team will get nothing. Ahmad says that it's not that easy, because it costs $15 to rent the kayak. Erik says he doesn't have the money. Ahmad says that Erik needs to use the metal detector to find quarters in the sand, and that there are enough quarters to rent the kayak. Wow. That's sixty quarters. Ahmad calls for the cabana boy, and none other than Stephen Baldwin pops out. I really hope the producers made him do this, and that he didn't beg to come back on the show in any capacity. Because that would just be too pathetic for me to think about. In an interview, Erik says he thinks Stephen still wants to be part of the game. Baldwin mugs for the camera. In an interview, Erik says that he told himself that morning that he would take an exemption if one were offered, but that losing $30,000 is "pretty significant." I don't know why Erik bothers coming up with strategies, because he just discards them. Remember when his strategy was not to try very hard? And then remember the sheep-herding game? Exactly. Erik scratches his head and then decides to go for it. Ahmad says he has twenty-four minutes, but that he has to deliver the smoothies first.