Teams start out in Puerto Varas, Chile, which sadly reminds us of the recent massive earthquake. The groups must take one of two six-hour bus rides through the Andes Mountains and cross into Bariloche, Argentina, where they will visit El Boliche Viejo, where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once hid out. While the racers head to the bus station, Miss and Mr. South Carolina get sick and have to go to the hospital. They end up there for three hours, making them the last to depart for the bus, but they manage to make it. The cowboys—who must have some kind of inferiority complex since they continually comment on how the 10-gallon hats shouldn't fool you because they are way smart—the dating divas and the marrieds make it onto the first bus, and the rest of the teams hop on the second.
At El Boliche Viejo, the racers have to play five-card stud against the Travelocity Roaming Gnome—yes, for real. The marrieds win first, the dating divas second. The cowboys have a little trouble. "The gnome has a poker face that's out of this world," Cord says.
The teams then get sent to Pena Gaucha for steer roping. They have to use a rope to catch a target 18 feet away and pull it toward them to get the clue. The cowboys, of course, easily rope the fake steer, although they were embarrassed that they didn't get it on the first try. All of the other teams struggled. "Bitch, I'm a city boy, not a country boy," Mr. Big Brother Lover says. The detectives and the supermoms lag at the steer-roping station.
Meanwhile, the South Carolinas have a hard time with directions. Miss South Carolina is annoyed at the mister's inferior navigation skills, but she's the only one who knows how to drive stick so she's stuck in the driver's seat. It puts them in last place, but they catch up with the super moms at the rope steering. After endless lasso throws, the super moms turn to prayer, and it works. Monique gets it on her next try.
Teams then have to go to Puente Nirihuau and search the cliffs for their next clue, which leads them to a detour. On the way to the cliffs, the dating divas' bickering commences. Carol gloats about leading them in the right direction. "I'm not going to fight with you about this," Brandy snaps back. "If you want to have a tantrum, have a tantrum." Carol answers, "I’m just so tired of you not trusting me."
Racers have to choose between horse sense or horse power. In horse sense, a gunslinger gives teams directional coordinates, and using an old-time compass, they have to find buried money and give it to a bandit at the station. In horse power, teams go to a polo field, mount a wooden pony in alternate turns and have to score a goal in nine hits or less.
Horse power is easy-peasy for the cowboys. The dating divas and marrieds choose the much-harder horse sense. "I swear I'm gonna sit down and quit," Carol says. "I can't do anything f-ing right." "That's a nice temper tantrum," Brandy says.
The Big Brother Lovers find their money bag, but have a problem finding the bandit. They give it to the gunslinger instead. "If those guns were real, I would have probably shot myself," Mr. Big Brother Lover says. The marrieds get it to the right bandit, but it's the wrong bag. When Mr. Big Brother Lover finally figures out that he's giving the bag to the wrong guy, he's angry at his team's stupidity. "We definitely shouldn't reproduce," he tells his lady. Ouch.
After some tense words, the dating divas quit horse sense to try horse power instead. "Come on, baby, you've got this, pretend it's my face," Carol tells Brandy as she swings the mallet to hit the ball. The father-daughter team also gets a little testy on the polo grounds, as daughter asks her limping dad what's hurting. "I'm 57 years old, what isn't hurting!" he yells back.
The cute bros also give up on the money bags and do polo, but scoring a goal in nine hits proves difficult; they have to start over three times. During their do-overs, the detectives, super moms and South Carolinas all catch up. After about three tries, the exhausted super moms decide to change detours.
Teams have to go to Estancia Fortin Chacabuco, a ranch at the foot of the Andes. Oh, my gravy—as Cord would say—the cowboys land first place for the second consecutive week. Their winnings: a 10-day trip to Patagonia. Out of nowhere, dad and daughter steal second. Despite their bickering, the dating divas snag third, though they acknowledge that if they don't get their squabbling under control, they'll self-destruct.
It was close, but the South Carolinas finished the polo challenge first, getting seventh, despite their three-hour hospital stay. The detectives came in eighth. Despite their power of prayer, the super moms were eliminated.
Teams head to Hamburg, where they down beers and hang upside down. You know that'll scare someone to bits—ahem, Brandy.