Mike and Coral finally arrive on shore, and the RW team runs to the puzzle area. In an interview, Sean says that his team is really far behind, but that they won't give up. The RR team notices the other team heading over. In an interview, Danny says his team assumed that the RR team would be nearly finished at this point, but they've barely begun. The RW team begins the puzzle. In an interview, Kelley says that they thought it was over, but now they realize that they have a glimmer of hope. Who knew this would actually be close?
The RR team members are all talking at once, and it appears to be a mass of confusion. In an interview, Tara says that they have "too many cooks in the kitchen." Theo asks if they can start over. In an interview, Tara says that "it's a bloody mess."
The RW team studies the puzzle. Kelley suggests that they all step back, not speak to one another, and just think. They follow Kelley's suggestion. In an interview, Sean says that the way that they worked on the puzzle was how they have competed overall -- six brains working as one. Well, that assumes that they each have a full brain. Sean says that his team worked to figure it out together. Suddenly, Mike says that he's got it, and he starts telling everyone where to put the fishes. In an interview, Mike says that suddenly, he figured it out. In an interview, Coral says that Mike got a look on his face like he just saw a naked woman. Hee! The team members quickly move fish around according to Mike's instructions. In an interview, Kelley compares Mike's expertise to Rain Man. It is eerily savant-like. The RW team completes the puzzle and take off running for the finish line.
The RR team is still trying to figure out the puzzle. The RW team members climb the rope ladder and reach the finish line first. Cheering and hugs all around. In an interview, Sean says that Mike is the MVP because he figured out the puzzle, and it took a mind, not muscles. Coral sings a little song about winning the money. Elka sobs, and Danny puts an arm around her. In an interview, Elka says that it was "brains over brawn."