Next up on the itinerary is Mahe in the Seychelles, and all teams start off on the same foot since they all board the same plane.
The South Carolinas play it smart by grabbing seats in the front of the airplane, and they are the first to get a helicopter to La Digue Island. They, along with dad and daughter and the cute bros, catch the three choppers. Meanwhile, the remaining teams have to wait an hour for their turn. The racers are rarin' to go. "This is the closest you can get to being in a World Series," says dad Steve, a pro baseball coach for the Cleveland Indians.
In this detour, racers have to choose between ox trot or turtle toddle. In the latter, teams use a banana to lure a 100-plus-year-old tortoise to the finish line. Then they have to carry a big bunch of bananas to a fruit stand that's a mile and a half away. In ox trot, teams have to load a cart with coconuts, making sure not to lose any, attach the animal and then deliver the goods to the fruit stand.
The first-place South Carolinas choose the ox, but have problems getting their guy to go. After completing the turtle toddle, dad and daughter breeze past the couple, though Allie looked like a banana smoothie. Then the cute bros pass the South Carolinas with their semi-incontinent but fast ox. When the South Carolinas finally make it to the fruit stand, they are told there isn't enough coconuts, which gets them in a tizzy. They don't realize that the Ms. dropped a coconut and they have to go back to get it. "I quit then," Mr. SC says. "I don't even want to play anymore, this is so stupid," Ms. SC cries.
The dating divas have a lazy turtle who won't take their banana bait, so they switch to ox trot. There, they run into the cowboys, who are on their way to the fruit stand but they also don't realize they dropped a coconut. "Oh my gravy," Cord says on the trip back to get the rogue coconut. The dating divas are happy to see the cowboys get delayed, but then they find out they also dropped one. The divas start playing the blame game on the trip back to the coconut grove.
Dad and daughter shoot to first and climb aboard a boat to St. Pierre Island to get their next clue. But the two realize that they left their backpacks with the turtles. Luckily they have their passports and money, but no clothes. Banana-stained Allie's gonna get even more ripe in the days to come.
For this roadblock, a team member must dive underwater, untie a bottle from a submerged case and bring it to the surface. Then teams have to empty the bottle and piece together its contents, a map to the pit stop. Steve easily gets the bottle. The cute bros have a bit harder time, as the bottle falls to the ocean floor.
The South Carolinas and detectives are neck-in-neck, but once they all get to shore, Mr. SC offers to work with the guys because he wants certain others out of the competition.
Dad and daughter scramble to get the map together and make it to the island Praslin, the pit stop, first. As their reward, they get to dine on the beach, oceanside massages, $7,000 apiece and all the 7UP they can drink. The cute bros arrive second.
The South Carolinas inch out the detectives and come in third. Both teams tell Phil that they'd like to see the rude dating divas go. "From what I heard, it's pretty anonymous amongst the teams," Mr. SC says. "You mean unanimous?" Phil asks. Oh, Mr. SC, you just make it too easy for the divas.
The cowboys land at the pit stop fifth, but they didn't bring the bottle's contents with them, so they have to go swim back to the boat to get it all. They see the divas heading to shore, but they keep at it. "I'm not giving up until Phil says you have to go," Cord says. But the divas beat them out and they come in last. But then Phil tells the cowboys it's a non-elimination leg. Wahoo! They guys impart some cowboy wisdom: "Champions aren’t necessarily the people who ride the most bulls," Jet says, "They’re the people that can get bucked off and still pick themselves back up and go get on another one. When you hit bottom, there’s only one place to go and that’s up.”
Racers go to Malaysia, and the cowboys struggle to stay in the herd.