The Amazing Race – A Double Episode – Was Luke A Douche?
Wow what a great double episode, helped along by the fight between Luke and Jen. This could be a controversial but I thought Luke played the “I am not at fault here because I am deaf” card. Jen (from the black sister’s team) and Luke had an aggressive collision at the first pitstop in Gillian. Luke said Jen barged into him and she said he stuck butt out and then elbowed her.
Then in the cab to the Roadblock Luke said “You can’t call a deaf person a bitch” clearly believing he was above rapproach, and also conveniently forgetting they were the team that had used he yield .
Then at the next clue box he aggressively rammed Jen into it, and he still did not seem to think it was his fault. Also when they thought Kisha and Jen were laughing at him at the pitstop, they again played the deaf card, therefore it was difficult for the girls to defend themselves.
With all this going on I barely noticed how Jamie from the cheerleaders was becoming more and more on edge.
This leg started in Thailan with Luke and Margie first to leave pit stop 9.36am and they were off to China. The stuntmen were the last to leave and they finally had some insight by saying “we’ve just got to make some right decisions”. They had a tough leg as they had a four hour penalty delay, and the speed bump to complete. But they seem to have taken the attitude to enjoy themselves.
Kisha and Jen unknowingly hit the lead as the other flight with the first three teams was was delayed. But the cheerleaders managed to get to the first clue first outside a hairdressers.
Kisha and Jen and Margie and Luke couldn’t find the clue box when it was right in front of them which was very amusing, and then when they both spotted it at the same time the ruckus began.
The Roadblock was to “train” a cormorant to catch 10 fish. Even having fluent mandarin did not help Tammy in this challenge, as they were first in but fourth to leave.
Kisha and Jen were leading at this stage and headed off to the detour.
The choice was Choreography – where teams must learn a dance and perform it for a pair of judges if done correctly they get their next clue or Calligraphy – must copy a series of chinese characters to get to four stations, and then get their next clue.
Three teams did the calligraphy and followed Victor and Tammy, and the cheerleaders did the choreography and started to get very pissy once they judges were not passing them. There problem appeared to be not the routine but the fact you had to do it until the music stopped.
The final clue was to travel by foot to the next pit stop, and Luke and Margie, Victor and Tammy, and Kisha and Jen all raced there with Kisha and Jen getting their first.
Then the fighting began with Luke thinking none of the fracas had been his fault. Oh and where were the stuntmen? Well they were never in this leg and they were eliminated.
Kisha and Jen left pit stop at 1.48pm and had to get to Beijing – there were only 20 mins between the top 4, therefore they were all on the same flight.
Victor and Tammy were using their language skills to get seats at the front of the plane and tell them to seat the other teams at the back. As they said if the were eliminated in the Beijing leg it would bring shame on the family.
First task was a Roadblock where they had to endure a ten minute painful massage. The cheerleaders got their first and the noises Cara was making was like she was giving birth. Tammy was amazingly zen about it, even though it was hurting her.
As Kisha and Jen were trying to find a taxi who knew where to go they said “They all look alike”. Not great. Then it was off to a swimming pool for a detour.
The detour was eitherSink which was to do a synchronised jump or Swim – change into a swimsuit and swim 200 metres each.
Tammy cannot swim well so they did the synchronised jump but it took them ages and in the end they swapped to swim, but Margie and Luke and the cheerleaders had already finished. Lucky for Tammy and Victor Jen was petrified of water and kept on swapping tasks.
What I could not believe was how bad swimmers most of them were, except for Margie, and in fact Tammy was no worse the most of them.
Jaimie at this stage was getting herself wound up about being the first team to the pitstop as it will be the first time they had won a leg. They were ecstatic when they learnt they were team number one, however joy turned to despair when they found out they were still racing. It would appear Kisha and Jen have dodged another bullet.
Next week is the final episodes.