Meanwhile, back in line, the *wins are busy, as they often are, being proud of themselves for being so chock-full of integrity. "Being polite sucks sometimes," Godwin snots. And... look, I understand how he feels, but you just... can't say that shit. It basically boils down to "it's not easy to be as great as I am," and it's never going to sound good.
Commercials. You know what would make Cheez-Its more awesome? If they came in a spray can.
We return to find the BQs and A(AM!)s hunting for Soupy and mispronouncing it egregiously. The BQs get there first, and they start hunting for the "marked field" discussed in their clue. The A(AM!)s are close, and we wind up with both the teams running at the same time. By the time they get to the clue box, the A(AM!)s have almost, but not quite, caught up. The two teams pull a Detour the offers the choices Swamp This and Swamp That. Not very creative, Challenge-Naming Professionals. You might as well call them "Swamp 1" and "Swamp 2." The clever names are usually awful, but somehow, when they're gone, I kind of miss them. Phil stands waist-deep in mud in a pair of plastic overalls as he explains that here, you are choosing between "two messy games," both of which are used as off-season activities for Finnish athletes. Who apparently don't have elliptical trainers or weights, because if they did, I don't know why they would be doing this. In Swamp This, you cross-country ski a mile through the mud. In Swamp That, you go through an obstacle course in which, among other things, one person has to carry the other for part of the way. Oh, and as Phil gives the explanations, a dude jumps in the mud and splashes him. No putting your dirty self on the kiwi! Heh-heh.
The BQs want the skiing, and the A(AM!)s want the obstacle course. The teams take off together for the starting lines, which are basically next to each other in the same field, headed for the same clue box. This is going to be a lot of pretty people getting filthy at the same time. Score!