The Amazing Race Australia And We Have Our Top Three
The teams were off to Beijing China with Shane and Andrew the first out of the pitstop. However there was no advantage as they all travelled on the same bus to Calgary Airport and therefore they were all on the same flight to China.
At the airport the Alpha’s jumped into van however jumped out when they heard the price. Grace and Joseph hopped in a van and they decided to negotiate the fare after they took the ride. When they arrived they did the “this is all we have” and Grace was surprised the guy was not happy and freaked out when she thought he was going to pull a gun out of his glovebox. Their strategy did not pay off and still ended up paying 500 Renimbi when the other teams had paid 70.
Maybe Grace should do a week’s work and then have the employer tell her they are only going to pay half of the agreed amount and she might work out how cab driver might feel.
The siblings were always going to be in trouble in this leg.
It was detour time and it was Waiter or Wheel. For waiter the teams must take the orders of the teams in Mandarin and then correctly recite the orders to the chef and then serve the dish. This was challenge has been done before on another version of The Amazing Race.
In Wheel they had to turn the lazy susan and eat the “delicacy” that lands in front of them, they had to eat two each.
The cheerleaders did Waiter the rest did wheel. Well that was until Grace saw the starfish and freaked out and changed to the other detour.
Paul had to eat scorpian and cold fish head, Steve ate bird nest soup and sheep testicle soup. Shane ate cicadas, and Andrew ate the star fish and the birds nest soup.
The cheerleaders were the first to the next challenge which was to get a ten minute foot massage this also was from another version of the show. It was not pleasant and extremely painful, and if you pulled your foot away you started again.
Jo was crying in pain and the cops were yelling out in encouragement as at this stage they thought they were in an alliance with them.
Grace pulled her leg so she to start again. Paul and Steve were last to arrive because of taxi driver woes and Paul after seeing Steve in pain, showed how it was done and did not flinch.
Unfortunately for the cheerleaders their lead was blown when they arrived at the Marco Polo Bridge as it did not open until 7.30am in the morning. The cops and the alpha males caught up.
Grace and Joseph’s woes continued with their cab driver taking them to the Marco Polo Hotel instead of the bridge, with no money they had to walk there and this took hours. They had not arrived by the time the others had left.
The challenge was to count the number of lions on the bridge, not that easy as some statues had more than one lion. The cops and cheerleaders rushed it and had to count a few times. Whereas Steve and Paul took a slow and steady approach and got through on their first count. For those that care the number of lions were 446.
Interestingly at this point cheerleaders burnt the alliance with the cops which was stupid considering Joseph and Grace were nowhere to be seen. They told their cab driver not to tell Shane and Andrew how to get to the Great Wall of China, and understandably the cops were not happy.
They were in trouble as their cab took them the wrong way and arrived at the next Roadblock after the first two teams had finished.
The challenge was to find the pattern to get through rows of guards. If they were blocked three times by the guards they had to go back to the beginning. Fatigue struck as they had to keep going up and down stairs. Paul and Steve finished it first with Paul shouting “I am the great Paul of China”. However they got lost going back to the Forbidden City in Beijing to the pitstop.
The girls made it to the pitstop beat them there to be the first team through to the top three and also received $10,000 in prize money. Paul and Steve were second with the cops eventually getting there after dark.
Grace and Joseph after finishing counting the lions jumped in a cab, thinking they could ask for money once they got to the great wall, however more bad luck occurred as they were taken to the wrong section and there is no one there. They did managed to sleep in the cab, something the poor camera guy did not get to do.
Eventually Grant Bowler arrived to put them out of the misery and told them they were in fact in Inner Mongolia. Hopefully he paid the cab driver for them as well after he told them they were out of the race.
The final is on tonight at 7.30pm on Channel Seven, and who will win the Cops, the Cheerleaders or the Alpha Males? At this stage it is anyones race. Who do you want to win?