Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Amazing Race: Double Episode Blog Party - April 20, 2017
We're in for a double episode tonight. And, I'm coming into this tired and a bit under the weather. I will do my best to live blog the show's events as they air here on the East Coast. The real party is in the comments area -- come join in on the fun!
The Lovely Lifeguard Sharon C has made the random match-ups for the blog pool:
Shamir/Sara - Indiana Jane, Jenna's Mom
London/Logan - Delee, Sharon N
Brooke/Scott - Chrob61, Becky
Tara/Joey - SueGee, Willie J, Monty924
Becca/Floyd - Janice, Brian
Liz/Michael - Judi Sweeney, Dolores in Hollywood, Ed in Ohio
Matt/Redmond - MerriLee, Jackie
Vanck/Ashton - Nickelpeed, Donna in FL
Jessica/Francesca - Brenda, David, Sharon C
Seth/Olive - ML, Cheryl in NC
Are we ready? Yes, we are!
Teams are off to Stonetown, also in Tanzania ... they're going to the childhood home of Freddie Mercury in Zanzibar.
Detour - Lock or Knock. Looking for a key in a hidden compartment in a room of chests or looking for one of three royal doors, then delivering.
Uh-oh -- Vanck and Ashton are arguing.
Michael and Liz are leading the pack, first to find the clue in the detour. Vanck and Ashton continue to disintegrate. They're in a marketplace, not near the detour choices.
Cool. Scott had two keys and gave one to Becca and Floyd. I like Becca and Floyd. But Brooke is ticked at Scott. Shamir is being an idiot again. London and Logan are totally lost in the chests, they switch. Teams are all boarding the ferry except for Sara and Shamir.
Back in Tanzania, they face the Roadblock -- making a ladle from a sheet of aluminum. Brooke is almost in hysterics because she doesn't think she has the strength to do it. Finally Shamir and Sara find the key back in Zanzibar. Becca helps Brooke do the cutting because Scott had given them the key. How sweet. Brooke continues to freak.
Joey and Tara, then Becca/Floyd head to the Pit Stop.
1. Tara and Joey -- won five grand each
2. Becca and Floyd
3. Michael and Liz
4. Matt and Redmond
5. Logan and London
6. Vanck and Ashton
7. Brooke and Scott
Shamir and Sare are still at the Roadblock as Phil approaches them. They're Philiminated.
Second episode --
Teams are on the way to Norway. It's the last chance for Becca and Floyd to use the Express Pass. All teams are on the same flight.
They have to eat very salty fish before getting the next clue. Brooke is once again freaking.
Becca and Floyd go for the Fast Forward. They don't know they'll have to skydive 10,000 feet.
Roadblock - Who wants to break a world record? Stacking wooden pallets that will be the world's tallest bonfire.
Teams then must search for fire trolls (protecting the buildings) and then recite a poem to free them or go fishing in a kayak. Then they'll be on their way to the next Pit Stop.
Yikes! Ashton's pack is missing. And, Michael and Liz are falling apart. Uh-oh.
Becca and Floyd are in 7th heaven after the jump. They earned their Fast Forward.
The teams on the kayaks are having all sorts of problems.
1. Tara and Joey
2. Matt and Redmond
3. Becca and Floyd
Michael had a car accident. Will it be the end for them? (Or course, I'm thinking this might be a non-Philimination leg.) Great! The other vehicle owner said it was no problem!
4. Vanck and Ashton.
Michael and Liz take an elevator!
5. Logan and London
6. Brooke and Scott
7. Liz and Michael