CAUTION!! SPOILERS BELOW!!
We're heading to Hanoi, Vietnam and the Quivering Lip Father & his Son have made a decision. Quivering Lip Father needs to have some work on his Achilles within 7 days, so they'll fly to Vietnam, hit the mat and be eliminated.
When they reveal this plan to the Asian Girls, the Asian Girls get a boost of confidence, since they're currently in second place. Now, they finally have a chance at the top spot, they say.
Indeed, the Asian Girls are in full strategy mode, making plans to smash the alliance between the YouTube Stars, the now-eliminated (but for the moment unconfirmed as eliminated) Dating Couple and the Derby Moms.
And there's a double u-turn ahead on this leg.
The u-turn has everybody shaking. Bates & Anthony believe their prowess on detours makes them a target.
The teams all meet up in Vietnam because the first location, a gallery, isn't open until the next day. While they wait, Mr. Newlywed of the Newlyweds makes as big a deal as Phil did about the Dating Couple getting eliminated with Express Pass in hand. (I can just imagine Mr. Dating Couple watching this on TV with that same crazed look on his face and plotting Mr. Newlywed's demise while muttering "We don't really need $1 million!") the rightful mocking of the Dating Couple inexplicably infuriates the YouTube Stars who want to punch Mr. Newlywed in the neck.
Meanwhile, all is peaceful as Quivering Lip Father & his Son hit the mat before Phil and bow out. Dad starts crying; he doesn't want to let down his son. Sure, it would have been interesting if Son said 'Well, Dad you did!' But of course, Son starts to cry too, and says he'd rather do four legs with his Quivering Lip Father than win $1 million with anyone else. They walk/hop away, leaving a puddle for Phil to mop up.
Back at the gallery, Bates & Anthony get in on the plot to u-turn the YouTube Stars and the Derby Moms who united with the now-known-to-be-eliminated Dating Couple, particularly because, as Bates tells us Mr. Dating Couple looks like a rat.
Roadblock: A team member has to listen to a performance of a patriotic Vietnamese tune. At the end, dancers will show a political phrase in Vietnamese. Team members have 5 minutes to match the phrase to a poster in the lobby or they have to rewatch the performance.
The Asian Girl gets it right the first time and heads to the next task to get a clue, a Vietnamese bamboo dance.
Anthony gets it wrong the first time, so he'll be hearing the song again. All told, he's in the group that hears it three times before he gets it right and Bates & Anthony are off to the bamboo dance. Team members must hold hands as they do the bamboo dance. Anthony says Bates has soft hands.
The detours are Make Your Move, in which teams must set up a game of Chinese chess using human pieces that have the symbols of actual chess pieces. The teams must look at the board of two men playing the actual game and duplicate it.
Make Your Meal involves making a bowl of the national dish, pho. Teams must gather baskets and baskets of live chickens, then head to the market to gather specific quantities of ingredients. They then prepare the pho and if the chef likes it, the clue is theirs.
In the lead, the Asian Girls do the chess challenge then head to a memorial where the double u-turn stands. As promised, they u-turn the YouTube stars. They head to the pit stop and win a trip to Canada.
Bates & Anthony also handle the challenge like master. They ascend to second place and head to the memorial.
The YouTube Stars discover they've been u-turned. They are miffed and in turn u-turn the Mullet & Wynona. Then Girl YouTube Star whines about how the other teams think they can have an alliance with Bates & Anthony, but they are wrong because Bates & Anthony will crush them with their mighty hockey thighs (or something like that). So why don't they u-turn Bates & Anthony? We'll never know.
Another thing we may never know is why Bates & Anthony end up coming in fourth at the pit stop behind the Newlyweds and the Derby Moms, even though they were ahead of the Newlyweds and the Derby Moms. Bad cabbie? Bathroom stop? Denture incident?
That leaves the Mullet & Wynona who've been having a bad day. Wynona tells us that she and the Mullet have been having a tough time lately; opposite work schedules have pulled them apart and the Race is their chance to regain their connection. Wynona admits she's a weak team member physically, but she can help the Mullet with her brain. If he would only listen. And on this leg, the Mullet isn't listening and Wynona is not happy. She is talking a lot of smack about her man and his hard headedness. I feel duped since she's spent the other legs talking up the Mullet as a strong-legged Walmart Adonis, capable of as many skills as a Swiss Army knife. Now he's just like every other husband, a mere Target shopper, if you will.
Anyway, they come in last but it's OK. Since the Quivering Lip Father & Son bowed out of the Race, they're still in. The Mullet promises he will listen to her now, he will let her voice be heard. That's what they all say, honey.