The Miss USA team calls the Ex-CIA team. The Browns while reading the article
figure out that this challenge may be about the Underground Railroad. The
Geniuses belittle Sam, an overweight asthmatic. He knows that he slows them
down and hates when the other members of the team make fun of him. They argue
amongst each other as well as the Southies. The Air Force Team is in fifth,
and the Fogals are behind them. The Miss USA team are first to the Atlantic
The only way they can go down is through a manhole. They go down. As they go
down, a street performer starts singing a song called "Follow The Drinking
Gourd". They get a clue from Laird telling them that this is an underground
rail tunnel written by Walt Whitman. He has left a message somewhere in this
tunnel. If you find it, you will find your next destination. We see, and they
see, a lot of messages written on walls.
The Brown family is lost. The Miss USA team sees a ton of Civil War
Memorabilia and an American Flag. They choose to memorize some of the messages
on the wall, instead of taking a wrapped parcel which they had in hand. They
leave the tunnel without the parcel--which was the clue.
Sam feels left out as the AF/Geniuses/Southies are tied for 2nd. They all go
down and they find the parcel which is a book, a wrapped flag of "Don't Tread
on Me", a pair of glasses and a copy of the poem "Follow The Drinking Gourd".
Wearing the glasses, they look at the flag and see the words BENEVENTUM
GEORGETOWN, SC. The Miss USA team, seeing what the other teams came out with
go back down and get the parcel.
But the game changes here. Laird calls the teams that have the parcel and says
that there is a $30,000 treasure for the first team to reach one of the
destinations on this challenge. The Geniuses say the game changes. Southies
are 1st and Geniuses are 2nd...Miss USA are 4th and stay in the alliance with
the EX-CIA, who are 5th. Fogals are 6th and the Browns are last. They have to
head 708 miles away to the Beneventum Plantation and Georgetown, SC. The Miss
USA are tired and smelly, but go on. Southies are first, and are mentally
drained by being in the car all this time. The Fogals are 2nd. The
superimposed Genworth Financial clue on the highway, "Match the Tune with an
early drinking song".
Southies are first to the plantation and hear that same song on a Victrola.
The Motorola message from Laird tells them that this was the home of the
"Don't Tread on Me" flag created by Christopher Gaston. And this was part of a
trail called the Underground Railroad. They have to go to the Flag trunk and
grab a key and a flag quilt. The quilt were imbedded with symbols and coded
maps. Find the right order to follow the trail through miles of swamp to get
to 6 boxes. They have to recreate the poem "Follow The Drinking Gourd". The
first team to get a certain box will get the $30,000.
(Recapper's Note #2: Here is the poem with an explanation as to the code.
The weather is 101 degrees, with 98% humidity in a swamp. Nasty. EX CIA are
2nd while the Fogels are 3rd. Margie figures out that the poem has to do with
the map. Geniuses/Miss USA tied for 4th. Air Force are 6th. EX CIA find a box,
but the key doesn't open it, but they mark it on the GPS. Air Force are ready
for this due to their survival training. Miss USA and Geniuses are trudging
through the unforgiving swamp. Browns are last.
The EX-CIA arrive at the SUN box and open it to find more keys. They start to
realize the order of the boxes. Fogals and Southies bump into each other and
decide to work with each other as well as the Air Force/Miss USA. "Nothing had
prepared us for the difficulty of the swamps."--Miss USA. Southies/Fogals 2nd
to the Sun Box. Ex-CIA are the first to the QUAIL box. Air Force/Miss USA are
fourth. Southies and Fogals are tied for 2nd and one of the Southies said they
feel for the slaves that tried to escape during the "1700's". Uh, the
underground railroad was in the mid 1800's. Please do your research. The
Geniuses are 6th at the Sun Box.
The Southies look on as Katie Fogal pulls a massive drama queen fit. "I can't
go on!" she cries. Brad Fogals said that Katie needed to "push through the
pain. I didn't see any blood." She screams that she wants to quit. The Southies say
that if they pulled a stunt like this that they would have been left in the
swamp. Air Force/Miss USA are tied for fourth. Geniuses say Sam isn't used to
this physical activity.
The EX-CIA team are first to the OLD MAN box. Laird calls them and says the
team has a decision to make. The next part of the journey has to take place by
boat. But the boat only takes 2 people. They have to decide if they go back
for the third member or have two people and take a three hour penalty. "What's
more precious--Time or Team?"
Southie/Fogals are 2nd. The Southies go in as 3 and will win as three. Katie
screams, "I Can't Go ON!" And she begs them to leave her behind. The Browns
are last, and one team member tears a muscle in the swamp. Air Force/Miss USA
are 4th at the Old Man Box. Air Force are going to go as 3. Katie is still
whining and crying as the Ex-CIA returns for Todd. Geniuses are 6th. Southies
get Matthew and the Fogals(stupidly) return and get Katie. Her Mom couldn't
leave her behind. AF return for Matt.
The Ex-CIA and Southies are 1-2 to find the next box and the money...and the
EX-CIA open the box first and see coins which represents the $30,000. They are
told to take the coins and need to get to the safe house with the American
flag. One member of the Brown is out medically with a torn muscle. Tonny Brown
wants to continue the hunt and make sure his torn muscle wasn't in vain.
The Geniuses are 6th at the OLD MAN box. They leave Sam behind and take the
boat to the next part of the hunt....on the boat they discuss whether to take
Sam along or not, knowing he is a hindrance...
Do the Geniuses take Sam along? Will Katie survive the hot swamps of SC? And
who will be the next team eliminated from the hunt on Treasure Hunters!