- Patagonia Special Part 2 of 2.
- The boys go on an epic road trip across Argentina in three used coupes.
- Porsche 928 GT, Lotus Esprit V8 and a Ford Mustang Mach 1.
Continuing from the first part, the trio continue on the road. They do lap racing, though give up after Hammond’s front window is smashed. They then struggle to find the road and drive to a locked gate, at which point they suggest walking to collect boltcutters. Jeremy immediately opposes the walking and suggests they ride horses, much to the others’ dismay. James then falls off and cracks three ribs, causing him to be immensely slow getting in and out of his car, and he becomes incredibly cantankerous. With the Porsche’s condition poorer than ever, Jeremy decides they have proved they can survive Patagonia and should now focus on the football game. The presenters therefore modify their cars, fill them with supplies and get on a ferry to the island.
However, as the ferry cannot transport them directly due to territorial disputes between Argentina and Chile, they are dropped on a beach a mile away from the road. They struggle to overcome the beach due to the amount of boulders and the rising tide, and waste most of their supplies in the endeavour. The Lotus is trapped by the rising tide, and the team are forced to camp, although the scenery and night sky mean that for once, they are not very sorry about this. The next day, on high mountains, the Mach 1 crashes and shears a track rod. The others come to a lake which a pick up truck takes them across, though James is forced to leave behind a trailer he was using as it does not fit. Hammond repairs his car miraculously, though is forced to drive through the lake as the pickup truck has left.
They continue, only to be informed by the team that Jeremy’s number plate (H982 FKL) has caused outrage and that the presenters should stay in the hotel room. Discussions between the producers and a representative of the protesters fail to ease the tension, who believe that Jeremy’s registration plate was a deliberate reference to the Falklands War, and they are given just three hours to completely pack their kit and get out of Argentina. Despite complying, they are apparently intentionally slowed down by a truck ahead of them and then are attacked by a mob, who throw eggs, rocks and pick-axe handles at the crew, two of who gets hurt. They abandon the presenters’ cars (as they are believed to be the cause of the incident) and leave across the road that they came (going across the lake without the pickup truck), retreating to Chile.
The morning light reveals the damage: many of the crews’ cars had been hit, their windows and door mirrors broken. In the ending scene, Jeremy, Richard and James discuss what to do in a cabin, before jumping out in a Butch-Cassidy style ending sequence. During the end credits, each member of the cast and crew’s first name was credited as “Robert Leroy”, in homage to Robert Leroy Parker (better known as Butch Cassidy), American bank and train robber.