The Amazing Race – It Was Like A Caravan Of Idiots
“Those were pretty powerful beavers who made that dam, they must be females,” said the NFL cheerleaders when they realised their first clue for the next leg of the race was to get to a hydroelectric dam in Siberia.
They immediately were my favourite team for this episode, compounded when they tricked the vertically challenged stuntmen into thinking they were talking to Lufthansa Airlines.
Mike and Mel were the first team to leave the pit stop at 10.49pm, and Tammy and Victor were the last team to leave at 1.30am. They definitely had a crap leg in the last episode.
The teams had to get to Siberia via Moscow. They were all getting to Moscow on different airlines, but should all hook up on the domestic flight to get to their final destination. However that was not the case, the stuntman, the sisters, and the flight attendants got to the dam first and had to wait until 8.30am for it to open. The other five teams were in Moscow still.
This episode did not show American’s in good light in relation to Russian history.
The airline stewardesses on looking at the mural of Lenin on the wall could not identify who it was. “Is it the guy who built it?”
The stunt guys were leading and they then had to proceed to the Church of Saint Innokenty for their next clue.
Detour – Stack or Construct.
Stack must stack a pile of firewood or construct must build a set of wood shutters, and then install them at a house.
The siberian women watching were already hitting the vodka.
“It was like jenga” said the sisters. The stacking looked more difficult then first thought. However the flight attendant were dealing with it quite well. The stuntmen were having a shocker and knocked down the example wood stack as well as their own and would have had to put that back up as well. At this stage if I was them I would have pissed off to do the window construct which they did.
This pair were having a shocker and could not find the house where the shutters had to be installed.
Kisha and Jen finished the detour first, and they would have the first chance u-turning a team. This season they have made it so teams don’t have to identify themselves as the perpertrator of the evil deed.
The team then had to go to the Museum of Novel for their next clue. It was onto Bobgrovy Log Park for their next clue.
And it was Roadblock – The team must complete a bob sled course in under four minutes as they are on the way down they had to see seven letters and then deciper them to find the name of a famous russian playwright. It was Chekhov which would have been pretty obvious. But it was a bit difficult for some ok nearly all. Oh my God, I knew the US hated the Soviet Union for all those years of the Cold War. But really this was ridiculous.
But most teams were still not facing this dilemma. Back at the detour Mike and Mel’s wall fell as did the dating couple Kris and Amanda, and the cheerleaders. Mike amd Mel bailed to construct the window.
The stuntman were still going around in circles.
Margie and Luke finished their stack and propelled themselves into third place. Victor and Tammy also gained ground here and overtook Margie and Luke at the roadblock to finish third.
Amanda and Chris bailed to the construction, and their day was going to get worse as they were U-Turned, which meant they had to go and stack the logs as well.
They all went wandering around to try and find the house that need repair, and Mike said “It was like a caravan of idiots holding their ladders with all their stuff on it.”
Kisha and Jen finally arranged the letters to finish the roadblock first. They had to get to the pitstop at the Krasnoyarsk Theatre, but got lost and the flight attendants came in first. The both won a motorcycle.
Victor got Chekhov easily, and in his post race chat to camera said “who doesn’t know who Chekhov was” clearly a few of them. Luke was one and he was having great difficulty. The cheerleaders fluked it first go. Mike, and one of the stuntment were the only others who knew who the playwright was.
The stuntmen arrived at the pitstop without the requisite of money, but eventually got to the mat as team number seven. Amanda and Kris were the last team to arrive. Apparently they were only ten minutes behind.
Exit interview with Kris and Amanda on Reality Wanted.