Anderson tells the contestants that the game begins now. Heather sets out, looking at her map. On the tower, the lookouts divvy up their duties. Anderson voice-overs that one of the lookouts has to spot Heather before Al can start chasing her. Bill makes sure that Al can hear him. Al can. Bill says that they will tell Al when to go. Heather sneaks down some alleys. In an interview, Heather says that this is a lot harder than she anticipated, and she realized that the thumbprints are definitely in the tower's view. Al asks Bill what the plan is. Bill says that they are still searching for Heather, and that they've already spotted some green thumbprints. Al asks if everyone is around the tower looking down. No, they're lounging around drinking martinis. Of course they are looking down! Al drives me insane. Bill sounds a bit frustrated as well, and tells Al that as soon as he gets the word, he needs to haul ass towards the tower.
Heather finds a green thumbprint, but it's in Dorothy's view. Heather waits until Dorothy turns her head, and snatches the thumbprint. Only three minutes have elapsed. Heather slowly walks up an alley, ducking in doorways, and manages to nab another thumbprint. But, Bribs spots her while she's in the act and calls Bill over to point her out. Bill gives the information to Al about Heather's location, and tells Al to start running. You can see that Bill is pressing the button down while talking. (In light of future events, some people were speculating that Bill didn't have the button pressed.) Heather hears that she's been spotted; she squeals like a baby pig and then starts running. Bill gives some more location information to Al, who says that he copies it. And then he just stands there. He's not moving at all. Bribs keeps an eye on Heather, and tells Bill to tell Al to hurry. Bill promises that Al is coming as fast as he can. Bill radios Al to say that he should keep heading for the tower, but they haven't seen Heather again. Al looks confused, and then asks Bill whom he's talking to. Bill says, "You." Al asks whether they've spotted Heather, and Bill sounds astounded that Al hasn't moved yet. Al takes off. What was that about?
Bribs asks Bill if he told Al to go, and Bill says that he did. Bill gives Al all of the information they have about Heather's location again. Heather listens in on her radio. In an interview, Heather says that as soon as she heard that she was spotted, she got flustered. She ran and got the third thumbprint, but felt totally helpless. Dorothy yells to Al to go in a different direction. Al stops and turns around, then follows Dorothy's advice. Dorothy continues shouting out directions. Heather turns a corner and sees Al coming toward her, but he's still a good fifty feet away, at least. Instead of trying to get away, Heather just stops in her tracks and throws the thumbprints on the ground. I would have at least made the attempt to look good. Al grabs the flag and spikes it on the ground, then yells that he got her and puts his arms in the air in celebration. One of those things would have been acceptable. Doing all three kind of crosses a line. Al holds the green flag up so that the lookouts can see it. Only five minutes have elapsed. Man, they must have shown that game in real time!