Tyler and James now have to do the carry, and as you would suspect, Tyler is carrying James on his back. At one point, James actually starts slapping his flank and saying "Giddyap," which strikes me as a good way to get cockpunched, but Tyler keeps slogging through the mud. The BQs persevere on their skis, and now the Pointies and *wins are joining the fray in the mud. There is great glee taken in reproducing on the soundtrack all of the sucking sounds from feet and legs being pulled out of the muck. James and Tyler switch positions so that Tyler is riding on James's back.
I'm sorry, it's true.
The *lyns jump the fence. Pointies are in the muck, *wins are in the muck. These two teams are quite close going through the obstacle course, to the point where Rob is afraid that the *wins are going to land on him going over the fence. Kim, showing herself to be a surprisingly game girl, keeps fighting her way through. She may be bitchy at times, but she ain't precious, and that goes a long way. Rob ultimately picks her up, over-the-threshold style, and starts carrying her through the appropriate part of the course. The *wins are a bit behind once they get to the carrying. I think the *lyns were very smart to choose the skiing, both because they would have had trouble with parts of the obstacle course and because skiing doesn't require being up to your belt in mud. Gross.
Finally, the A(AM!)s are done with the carrying, and they're ready for the run at the end, which will take them to the clue box. The BQs are finishing up at about the same time. There is some effort to create suspense, but ultimately, the boys edge the BQs in getting to the clue box. When they open the clue, it tells them to travel by train to Turku, which Phil says is 104 miles. Then, they'll drive another 78 miles to Lohja, where they'll find the Tytyrin Limestone Mine, where they'll take a tram down into the mine to find another clue box. The A(AM!)s take off, followed closely by the BQs. When the boys get to their taxi, however, they decide to kill a little time changing out of their filthy clothes, which allows the BQs time to catch up. The BQs elect to get right into a cab all covered with mud (Even though they were less messy from skiing than the boys were from the obstacle course, I'm actually surprised the driver didn't object), so they're all tied up as they pull away. In the cab, Tyler laments that they made a mistake by stopping to change. I guess it worked out that way, but if I were literally coated in mud from the waist down, I'd have assumed I needed to do something about that before I got into a car owned by someone else, too. For their part, the BQs can't believe the boys stopped either, so they toss around some contempt for "pretty boys." Hmm, I don't know if I'd go that route if I were these particular women. That could come back and bite you, you'd think.