The Amazing Race Week 7 Recap

Posted: March 30, 2009 in The Amazing Race
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Yesterday, The Amazing Race held its 7th episode, and we had our 6th elimination.

At the beginning, the teams set off to Phuket, Thailand. They were given a picture of a gorilla, which they had to find. The gorilla was located in Phuket Zoo. All the teams discovered this, except Mel and Mike, whose Taxi driver took them to Patong Beach. There, they discovered their mistake and headed back. this cost them some time. At the zoo, the teams had to have their picture taken with a tiger, and then participate in an elephant show, which involved being lightly stepped on and squatted over. After that, they went back to the tiger handler, who gave them their picture, which had their clue on the bottom.

The clue told them to go to an ancient herb shop where they had to direct the shopkeeper to select one of 99 drawers,  and pull it out to reveal a clue–  or not! Jaime and Cara struggled with this, as they became frustrated with the man’s lack of English skills. That cost them some time.

The clue gave them a detour: 100 Barrels or 2 Miles.

In 100 barrels, teams had to go to a dock, select one of six ships and fill 47 barrels with water, and the other 53 had to be hauled up to the top deck. After this the boat captain would give them their next clue.

In 2 miles, teams had to find some rickshaws and bring them 2 miles, with their partner inside, to King Rama IX Park where they would unload and find their clue. This was tiring and it proved so later.

The clue provided them directed teams to the Pit Stop, Wat Thep Nimit Temple, where they finished in this order.

1.Tammy and Victor

2.Jaime and Cara

3.Mark and Michael

4.Margie and Luke

5.Kisha and Jen

6. Mel and Mike

As you can see, Mel and Mike fell behind early because of their taxi driver’s mistake, and never really caught up. The two were eliminated. Mark and Michael, however did arrive first, but Mark  had sabotaged the other teams during the rickshaws by sequestering  some bike pumps needed for pumping the wheels full of air, and for getting their cab driver to help guide them during the rickshaws, which was prohibited. The two incurred two 30-minute penalties and were checked in third. Margie fainted from heat stroke at the end but appeared to be okay.

Next week: The teams do some karaoke singing, and Mark and Michael start fighting.

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Comments
  1. AD says:

    Nice recap! Glad that the “little guys” paid for their underhanded actions.

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