TK and Rachel are working on the Invention, slowly but surely lifting the stone. The Goth Couple leave the car for dead, knowing their replacement car should be there when they get back. Ron and Christina jump onto the mat in third place.. Rachel pushes the mirror under the stone, and they receive their clue. They can’t believe it that while driving to the pit stop, they see The Goth Couple just arriving at the flag routine. Bad news befalls TK and Rachel as they blow their tire out, as The Goth Couple pass their flag routine.
The Goth Couple reach their replacement car and take off while TK is changing a tire. This one could go either way. The Goth Couple find Boboli Gardens, and TK and Rachel are back on the road again. It’s TK and Rachel that step onto the mat for fourth place. They’re overjoyed and call it unbelievable. The Goth Couple step on the mat for fifth place, the last to arrive, but are given a reprieve, as it’s the first of two non-elimination legs. Sometime during the next leg of the race they’ll get a “speed bump,” a task that only they need to compete while the other teams keep racing. They won’t know at what point it’s coming. Vyxsin starts to cry, saying it’s been such a hard day. She talks about their fighting, and they decide to do everything they can to beat the speed bump next week.
It went from bad to worse to worst for The Goth Couple today, as well as TK and Rachel. Neither one of them could catch a break. It was almost a race to see who could hit the most snags in their race. It was definitely a reversal of fortune as Nick and Don, before at the end of the pack, are now in the front of the pack. Perennially second place team Nate and Jen are once again coming up just short. And Ron is back to degrading Christina, and they’re back at the middle of the pack, their normal spot. It shows anything can happen on this Race, and from now on, there’s no expecting anything.
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