The Amazing Race – And the Winner is….
Jaimie really needed a xanax this episode as she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown most of the first episode. She was giving off such a bad vibe no wonder the taxi drivers were not that helpful. Plus stabbing one with the gnome to get him to read the destination was not a great look. Also doesn’t she realise that Chinese written characters are different from the anglo ones?
The teams first had to find the travelocity gnome Luke and Margie were first to find it , but Tammy and Victor were first to get to the electric bikes.
They then had a detour Beijing Opera or Chinese Waiter.
Beijing Opera – where they have to make themselves up like opera performers, and once they are done they get their next clue.
Tammy and Victor of course took Chinese waiter, and I thought it was a bit unfair on the other teams because they can speak mandarin. But they still had difficulty. But got it on the second go.
Margie and Luke had difficulty with the make up task. With Margie getting annoyed with Luke’s application technique, and she said he had made her look like Alice Cooper. Luke cracked the shits and said I am done. But they quickly got over the spat to get on with the task.
Chinese Waiter – the team must take the table’s order in mandarin, and then tell the chef. They will get the next clue when the table gets the right food.
Threwas a U-Turn in the race and if a team was named they would have to do the other detour. Victor and Tammy U-Turned Kisha and Jen.
The cheerleaders at this stage were lost and taken to the National Opera, rather than the Beijing Opera. They were having a hardtime getting a taxi driver. My theory was the drivers had put out an announcement over the radios to not pick up two crazed western women carrying a gnome.
But because the two other teams could not find the U-Turn, Jaime and Cara caught up.
It was then onto a roadblock and it was an eating one.
It was eating street food and it all looked foul. There was larvae, starfish, scorpion, and grasshoppers.
Victor ate it without hesitation and headed to the pitstop and arrived first.They have had a huge advantage in the race due to the amount of time the race was in China. In fact their were three legs raced there.
Luke of course made Margie do the Roadblock. She must have done at least 75% of them for the team. As has been raised by commenter’s on this blog there used to be a restriction on the amount one person of the team can do. By the way Margie rocks.
“This has been one of the worse days of my life,” said Jamie, I chortled because they had not even hit the roadblock. Apparently they were looking for three hours. I am not sure this friendship is going to survive the race.
Cara did the roadblock for the girls, and Jaimie giggled and laughed while her teammate was trying to down the food.
Poor Jen was busting for the toilet and I was feeling her pain. She thought she was going to pee on herself, and stopped to go to a toilet, which meant they came in last.
It was now down to the final three and they were off to Maui, Hawaii, and they all were on the same flight there.
Tammy and Victor were first off the flight.
The first challenge was to change into a bathing suit, and make a luau. Margie and Luke were excellent and carried the pig on their shoulder and sailed past the other two teams.
Jaimie told Cara she cannot carry the pig herself. Cara was flopping down onto the ground.
Margie and Luke finished first and headed off to McGregors Beach, and onto some jet skis, with Margie at the helm to look for their next clue at the buoys. They finished this first as well, and the cheerleaders got one second.
They then had to head to the surfboard fence on the Hana Highway and it was a roadblock and it was the mental test and find the clues of getting the pictures and putting them in order. Luke did this roadblock for the team so the pressure was on and points to him for preparing throughout the race for this task.
The cheerleaders again had a dud taxi driver as Jaime said “It never ceases to amaze me every taxi driver we get never knows where we are going.” Just as well the race did not come to Sydney as this would have really tipped her over the edge. Also the driver had to stop for gas. She was like we don’t have time for this. But if you run out of petrol you would be going nowhere.
Luke and Margie had a good lead, but once Victor arrived it psyched him out a bit. His last two were wrong, but he only thought his last one was wrong and kept on swapping it.
Victor finished it first, and then the last two teams helped each other out. Luke and Jaime were devastated. I felt for Luke as he had headstart on the last challenge.
Victor and Tammy won the $1 million which I was quite happy about. And even better news another The Amazing Race will be starting soon.
Here are interviews from the winners and the runners up.
Here is an interview with Tammy and Victor.
Here is one with Jaime and Cara on Reality TV Lounge where they talk about the pig challenge, Jaime’s negative attitude to cab drivers, and that Kisha and Jen arrived at the mat in Beijing about five minutes after them. Therefore the toilet stop may not have made them lose.
reality TV magazine has one with Margie and Luke.
Kisha and Jen which gives their view of their fight with Luke and Margie.here.