Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Amazing Race - Season Premiere Blog Party - March 30
Are you ready for this? For the first time ever, TAR took on single racers and they will pair as strangers. Heck, some probably will get along better than some of those with previous relationships!
As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be live-blogging it the best I can. The first few episodes are rough because it's so easy to confuse the names until I get them down. Of course, the real party will be in the comments area ... please join in on the fun!
The teams haven't been officially announced as yet. Tomorrow night, I'll list them in the blog pool opening post. We have a new lifeguard this season -- Sharon C -- I'd like everyone to give her a big welcome aboard! Please sign up ONLY on the pool opening post I'll post Friday night. Requests put in elsewhere may be missed!
They're starting in Los Angeles, will travel nine countries. Phil tells them they will pick their teammate. First they have to go to the luggage store -- gives them directions by number of blocks and terms like "northeast" and "southwest." They have to pick up a bag with a Panamanian (?) flag?
At least one has grabbed a bag with the wrong flag. We're getting intros to each as they go for them. It was Joey with the wrong bag. He thinks no one wants to be his partner now. He's a police sergeant.
They're standing in the order they arrived.
Seth chooses Olive.
Matt - Redmond
Shamir - Sara
Brooke and Scott
I'm not keeping up with these ... more on tomorrow's post.
The first clue is in the luggage, two flights, Phil will take Jessie and her partner to the airport because they didn't pick each other. The game's only Express Pass is in one of the pieces of luggage. Becca and Floyd have the Express Pass.
They're headed to Panama. And, after arrival, it's on to the canal.
Seth and Olive get to the clue first. They head to Zamboa Tower -- Detour. Shoot or Scoot. In a canoe-thing, they have to either shoot down two targets or scoot along the river in a "sprint."
There is no Roadblock. Seth and Olive are heading towards the Pit Stop first. Floyd and Becca did shoot and just finished. Whoa, Matt and Redmond got Scoot on the first shot!
Pit Stop --
1. Seth and Olive
2. Becca and Floyd
3. Matt and Redmond
4. Brooke and Scott
The other teams are still doing the Detour or not there yet.
5. Shamir and Sara
6. Joey and Tara
7. Vanck and Ashton
8. Logan and London
9. Jessie and Francesca
10. Kevin and Jenn -- 2 hour penalty for not completing the Detour (shut down due to dark)
10. Michael and Liz beat Kevin and Jenn!
Kevin and Jenn have been Philiminated.