When we come back from the ads, Jaime has a plan: there are only two ways to choose from, and it has to be one of those ways. Besides, it is an island, after all. Once they're moving again, she borrows the driver's phone to call the police department. I do hope it's the non-emergency number, but who ever knows what that is? 911 is not a joke, Jaime. "I'm sorry to bother you, but we are in a very important race, and I must find Kapakalua?" she tells the operator. She hands the phone back to the driver so he can hear the directions. Problems solved, yay! But now they need gas, boo. Karma's just playing with them now, like a cat with a three-legged mouse.
By now, Luke has found his seventh surfboard, the one with the fishing cormorants from the ninth leg. The surfboard does not bite him.
"We need things now to be difficult," Victor says to Tammy. "Not physically, but mentally difficult." She's like, "don't bother me, I'm trying to telepathically kick that slow-moving car out of our way." That mentally difficult enough for you, Victor?
That's an eighth surfboard for Luke, namely the one with the Romanian gymnast. Three to go. "We need Margie and Luke to slip up somewhere because they are freaking good. They are so good," Jaime says. Somewhere, someone tells Karma, "All, right, you've had your fun."
Tammy and Victor finally arrive at the surfboard fence, and the "Who's ready to build something from memory?" question tells them this is a Victor task. He runs over to the surfboards while Tammy and Margie hug each other hello at the spectators' area and commiserate over the difficulty of the pig-hauling. "Jaime and Cara have not even been here," Tammy calls to Victor. Post leg, Luke says through Margie, "When Victor got there, I had to focus to try to finish beforehand. I knew Victor would finish fast. He's very smart." Victor in turn frets in real time about Luke's head start as he roots through the boards. I should mention that all three of the board racks are facing away from each other, so it's not actually possible to cheat off of other Racers. Victor seems to find his first board, and sets it aside while Luke gets his ninth board in place: the Ruhpolding gondola. That leaves only number 10 and 11. "China," Luke reminds himself, running back to the pile. Victor seems to be wisely adopting the less running-intensive strategy of arranging his boards on the grass nearby rather than dashing back and forth to the fence every time. Victor's pants are also falling down, so he drops his as well at Tammy's encouragement. Tammy and Margie whoop at him like he's a Jonas brother. "I had my Speedo on still," he says. Yes, we can see that, thank God, while he bends over. Luke finds what he thinks is the tenth board, and Margie cheers, "One more!" But the camera does an ominous zoom in on the board's decal, which is a striped skull wearing sunglasses. What the? At what point in China did they go to a Grateful Dead concert?