From Shah Jalal International Airport, racers jet to Hong Kong, where they must take a bus and then a ferry to Cheung Po Tsai Cave to find their next clue. Since everyone is on the same flight, there's an awkward meeting between hairy and the hairdresser and the team they U-turned in the last leg, the home shopping hosts. "Don't hate us," the hairdresser says. The shopping ladies question their logic, since the docs won more legs than they did. "We thought you were the strongest team," hairy says. "The point of the game is to eliminate the best competition." The home shopping hosts purse their lips, shake their hands and walk off. "I feel really bad about that encounter," hairdresser says. "I don't," hairy says.
In the meantime, we see a softer side of the tatted couple. "The biggest thing is we're still trying to work on me trying to calm him down," tatted girl says. Supposedly, she's helped a lot. "Before Vicki, I didn't care about anyone's feelings," he says and starts crying. "She's a blessing."
Hairy and the hairdresser are the only ones to make it onto the first bus, but at the ferry, the docs and home shopping hosts join them. The tatted couple miss the ferry. Tatted girl apologizes because her asthma slowed them down and Mr. Hyde comes out. "I'm sick of you being sorry," her boyfriend says. "I'm not waiting for your ass ever again." She starts crying.
At the cave, teams find out they have to take the ferry to the Kowloon district of Hong Kong and find Majesty Chinese Restaurant to pick up the next clue. Brook gets testy because Claire can't keep up the pace, but they hug it out.
The docs arrive at the karaoke restaurant first and hit a roadblock. Hong Kong is known for its buffets and creating realistic-looking fake food for display windows. Teams must eat their way through a buffet looking for one of the five fake pieces of food on the big spread. But any real food they touch, they have to eat. While Claire hits the buffet, Brook shimmies and leads the other contestants in a dance.
The docs are the first ones out, but the others don't fare as well. Claire ends up eating a ton and then throws up. "I never puked so much in my life. It was like The Exorcist," she says. Tatted girl has difficulty keeping the food down as well. "I hate Chinese food," she says. After forcing down a mussel, she also has to run to the bathroom.
After eating, racers must trek to the Avenue of the Stars to find the Bruce Lee Statue, where they find a detour.
In this detour, contestants choose between ding ding and sampan. For ding ding, racers ride the 100-year-old tram system known as the ding ding, searching thousands of signs for three that reveal the pit stop (hint: they are in English). For sampan, teams pick up a cage with two parakeets and a numbered label then board a sampan to find a boat with the same registration number.
The docs choose ding ding, but can't locate the matching boat. Since the numbers aren't in the same place on each boat and it's dark out, the task is even harder. Hairy and the hairdresser try the signs, but they miss them twice. They switch to the sampan and quickly spot their corresponding boat. But they have problems getting a cab, which gives the docs a chance to catch up.
The home shopping ladies hit the high seas but liken the task of finding the boat with the right registration number to a needle in a haystack. They spend a lot of time searching. Tatted guy is frustrated. "God, I wanna just choke somebody. And throw the birds overboard, too," he says. "I don't care if you don't like to quit—it's over, alright. I'm done." He then proceeds to nap.
It's neck-and-neck for the top spot at the Statue Square pit stop. The docs snag first, along with a trip to Rio de Janeiro. Hairy and the hairdresser come in second.
Unfortunately, since tatted guy refuses to aid his lady with the detour, she's forced to give up. "It was he worst feeling to walk away from the detour and accept that six-hour penalty," tatted girl says. They land in last, but it's a nonelimination round. However, the next leg will be uber-hard for them, since they have that penalty, a speed bump and tatted guy's nasty attitude. "He has a temper and it makes everything 10 times worse," tatted girl says.
Racers head to the North Korean border and duke it out for the top three with physically intensive tasks like whitewater rafting and speed skating.