The Amazing Race Australia – Lucky For Paul He Doesn’t Want To Be Popular
Does Steve speak or has he worked out the best strategy in dealing with Paul is to just shut up and nod your head? Paul continued his reign as the Reality TV Douche of the Year he managed to push over Grace, and also boast about his very high IQ. He also revealed that he had been bullied at school but I am not sure that is a reason to now treat other people with such contempt.
Also Steve must be now realising what it was like to be Hitler’s personal assistant. You can’t quit because of the situation, and you just have to put up with the ramifications that occur because of the behaviour of the other person.
Sarah and James were the first to leave the pit stop at 5.47am in Dubai and they had to a marina to get their next clue at the Dubai Pearl which was a boat. Sarah as always was sensitive to the Islamic country she was in and was wearing a tight mini skirt. But to be fair the cheer leaders and Grace were also wearing lycra.
Grace who sees herself as a princess could not be classified as a feminist, she said she has to learn to shut her mouth and her brother Joseph agreed. He said she had now realised that everything she did was wrong and everything he did was right. She likes to play the princess role, and he the arrogant brother. It is a wonder him and Paul are not BFF’s.
Sarah is overbearing and treats James as a child and chided him for helping the other teams. There are tactics when to help teams, and when it is a time they are all going to catch up as was this case. Also she does not listen to him at all.
The policemen started the leg having another disaster with taxis and were heading off in all directions. They thought there luck should change soon.
Conversely the Italian girls were again lucky as they left the pitstop at 9.42, four hours after the first team and now they were not going to be too far behind as the other teams could not get their next clue until 9.30am.
At this point Grace was being a dick and was teasing Paul about reading the clue, and he took it the wrong way and exploded at her. Neither of them were shown at their best.
It was time for a Detour. They had the choice between – Count ’em Up and Price ’em Up. Count ’em up was counting a sack of dried limes and Price ’em Up the team had to a jewellery store and then arrange seven pieces of jewellery in order of price.
Most people did the counting however the jewellrey didn’t appear to be as bad as first thought. Though it stumped Sticky and Sam for awhile.
Paul got the limes counted in one go as did the coppers but everyone else did it twice, with some teams quitting and swapping tasks.
The cops then managed to beat Paul and Steve to the U-Turn and U-Turned them which meant they had to go do the jewellery task. But because Paul as an IQ in the top 2% of the country, something he must have been busting to get on camera, he did it easily or so he reckons.
It was then off to Turkey. All the teams were on the same flight. James and Sarah and the Italian girls got very lucky as the Emirates flight was delayed and they managed to get on.
When they got to Istanbul and going towards the Blue Mosque, Paul was running along and Grace was knocked over by him. Unfortunately none of the cameras caught this “money shot”. He said it was an accident and she was yelling “Are you that threatened?
They then had to go to the Hagia Sophia for a Road Block which was a memory one.
Paul did it and completed it first go, as did Jo from the cheer leaders. This meant Paul and Steve were the first to the pit stop winning a Rally experience.
However Ross and Tarryn, Emilia and Lucy, and Sarah and James were struggling.
Tarryn was shocked that her father was fallible, in fact she said what was hard was knowing her father was a lot smarter than a lot of the other teams that got through. She really needs to get him off a pedestal.
James and Sarah took a four hour time penalty for not completing the task, and Lucy and Emilia solved the puzzle and managed to come in at team number six. Tarryn and Ross also took the four hour time penalty as well however lucky for them it was a non-elimination round.
Their penalty in the next round is a thirty minute time one if they don’t come first in the leg.
Pit stop placing
1. Paul and Steve
2. Michelle and Jo
3. Sticky and Sam
4. Joseph and Grace
5. Shane and Andrew
6. Lucy and Emilia
7. James and Sarah
8. Tarryn and Ross