Anderson tells the six people who didn't rappel in the previous mission to divide themselves into two groups: three people who are "smart" and three people who are "dumb." One thing that has been bugging me this season (compared to last season) is that there aren't enough missions where everyone competes together; I'm thinking specifically of last season's mission that involved guarding a fortress. Then again, that didn't happen until the sixth episode last season, so maybe they will have more games like that once the numbers dwindle. Rob immediately chooses Bill for the smart team, and then adds Dorothy and himself. Well, that's a bit egotistical. Rob asks everyone if that's okay. Katie is offended. In an interview, Katie says that she just hasn't "had an opportunity to pull out [her] smart card yet." There's a card? I'm so upset that no one issued me a card. Anderson tells the smart group to stay outside, and the dumb group (consisting of Katie, Myra, and Patrick) goes inside with Anderson, who is still wearing that unfortunate shirt.
Anderson tells Katie, Myra, and Patrick that he knows they aren't happy about being labeled dumb, but they might turn out to be the smartest of all. Ooh, another bad thing about Anderson's shirt -- it's way too tight in the armpits and it's all bunched up. I know I'm kind of obsessed with his shirt, but it's so rare that he makes such a sartorial blunder, and thus this one sticks out. Anderson explains that the dumb team will have the chance to get an exemption. There are eleven brain-teasers on the wall. They have to select five brain-teasers for the smart group to try to solve. If the smart group solves even one brain-teaser, the dumb group gets no exemptions. For each brain-teaser solved, $10,000 will be added to the pot. If the smart group gets all five brain-teasers correct, not only is $50,000 added to the pot, but each member of the smart group gets an exemption. Anderson gives the dumb group fifteen minutes to pick out their brain-teasers. As soon as time starts, Katie quickly urges the others to go for the exemptions. Myra asks if they all feel okay about betraying the team like that, and Katie says that she does. Patrick points out that if the smart group solves even one, no exemptions will be given to the dumb group. Katie thinks that they win either way, because even if they don't get exemptions, they get money for the pot. Patrick says, "But if we're going to lose the exemptions, do we want money?" He lost me. I don't know what he's talking about. Katie points out that The Mole might be in the smart group and already know the answer to all of the brain-teasers. Patrick is convinced, and agrees to go for the exemptions. Myra keeps talking, and Katie points out that they need to get going. They check out the various brain-teasers posted on the walls. They regroup, and Katie admits that she can't figure any of them out.