The Amazing Race USA – From Shanghai To Surabaya And It Was All Up To The Taxi Drivers
Last night’s episode saw the teams fly from China to Surabaya, Indonesia. The monster truck team showed they were not going to be a force to reckon with when they decided to go via Hong Kong and have a four hour stop over. Though they may have thought the chances of Garuda running on time were slim.
Lucky for them when they arrived at the next clue it did not start until 8.00am the next day. The challenges on this leg were fairly pedestrian and really did not see the order of the teams mix up. What did affect the team positions were the usual dodgy taxi drivers, with a few teams getting very lost indeed.
Loving the the self annointed “bad ass” Sri Lankan girls Natalia and Nadiya who are over coming lack of physical strength with an aggressive racing as well as a cracking sense of humour. Though can see that they could become annoying.
They came in first to the pitstop and threw their fish smelling bodies on Phil Keoghan and they ended up winning the express pass which allows them at one stage to skip a challenge and go straight to the following one.
In the end on and off dating couple Daniel and Amy were eliminated because of a shocking taxi driver, they were shattered. What was interesting that she is a double amputee and if you had not been shown or told the viewer would have been none the wiser.
The team that surely must be eliminated soon is the gay substitute teachers they are giving new meaning to being completely inept. Though they do make interesting viewing.
Here is an exit interview with Amy and Daniel where they talk about how there was nothing they could really do to change the way their leg panned out.