The Amazing Race – I’m Not Wearing That Girl’s Leotard
I don’t know what the worst thing was about that gymnastic challenge in Romania, having to wear a leotard, or having to do a cartwheel. I would still be there trying to do one.
The brother and sister team, Tammy and Victor, at 10.13am were first to leave the pitstop. Teams were to fly to Bucharest, Romania and head to a gymnastic hall for their next clue.
Tammy and Victor got a great head start by being the only team to get on a 3.20pm flight. But then they had something happen that I have yet to see on all the seasons I have been watching the show. The flight had to turn back because of technical issues. So the other teams who were on a 4.45pm flight suddenly were in the lead.
They were with the last few teams on a 9.00pm flight which would not arrive in Buchurest until after midnight.
It was roadblock time at the gymnastic hall, cue the leotard and difficult gymasticmoves. If there were any female’s in the team they were the ones that were doing this Roadblock.
They task was to do two different manouvres on three gymnastic apparatuses, the beam, the parallel bars, and the floor.
Then it was off to Brasov Transylvania, where they had to go to the black church for their next clue.
Amanda and Chris were in the lead at this point, but that all came to a crushing halt as they could not get a train to Brasov until the morning, so all the teams caught up.
Brad and Victoria had tried being tricky and took a flight to Amsterdam to get a connecting flight to Romania which would get them in 25 minutes earlier than the other teams. However once in Amsterdam they found out their flight had left without them, and the rest of the planes were grounded due to fog. They could not fly out until the morning.
This was lucky for Victor and Tammy as they were having a shocker. They got lost on the way to the gymnastic hall and Tammy did the roadblock, and was not a great. I was feeling her pain as she cannot cartwheel, then she could not somersault. Victor is a bit bossy and makes all the decisions which was going to lead them into even greater catastrophe later in the episode.
All the teams except Brad and Victoria were now on a level playing field.
It was no surprise once they got to the church that the clue was a detour.
They had the choice between Gypsy Moves and Vampire Remains.
Gypsy Moves – they must load all the family belongings onto a horse and cart and move them to another location and then unload again.
Vampire Remains – Teams must drag a coffin to a point and then must impale frames on a stake to get a flag to claim their next clue.
Jamie and Cara were involved in another The Amazing Race Curse which is having a taxi disaster. Their driver had no clue where to take them.
Victor and Tammy were quick to the detour location, but then he stuffed it by following the wrong markers and then not listening to Tammy who was saying they should turn back. He kept saying going back would be a big mistake. Finally when he had to admit he stuffed up he started to weep. I mean seriously was it soooo humiliating to have to admit your baby sister was right?
Amanda and Kris were first to finish the detour and should have been heading to the pitstop which was at Vila Panoramic. However they had lost their fanny pack, they had left it at the start of the gypsy challenge. The editors were trying to make it look like the gypsy’s might be living up to their European reputation of scamming and thieving. Very naughty. But of course they found the pack.
But this gave father and son team Mike and Mel, the opportunity to slip past and be the first team to arrive. They won a trip to Costa Rica.
Amanda and Kris came in second, and Tammy and Victor were still walking on that mountain. Victor wept and they finally went back down the mountain. Oh but their pain was not over yet they lost one of the keys off their coffin, therefore they had to look for the key on the grass. They found it and finally got to the pit stop to find out it was their lucky day and they were the second last team to arrive.
Brad and Victoria were last to arrive, and they were eliminated. Here is an interview with Brad and Victoria.
Also I note that Phil’s one eyebrow lift did not make an appearance this episode.