Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Amazing Race: May 18, 2017 Episode(s) Blog Party
I'll be live bloggig the show's events as they air here on the East Coast. Refresh this page to get the latest news! The real party is in the comments area -- come join in on the fun!
Tonight is actually two episodes in a row. Fun, fun, fun. Keep in mind that I'm going into this tired. But I'll do my best to keep up with what's going on.
Lifeguard Sharon C has made the random match-ups for the blog pool:
London/Logan - Delee, Sharon N
Brooke/Scott - Chrob61, Becky
Tara/Joey - SueGee, Willie J, Monty924
Becca/Floyd - Janice, Brian
Matt/Redmond - MerriLee, Jackie
Jessica/Francesca - Brenda, David, Sharon C
Seth/Olive - ML, Cheryl in NC
Shamir/Sara - Indiana Jane, Jenna's Mom
Vanck/Ashton - Nickelpeed, Donna in FL
Liz/Michael - Judi Sweeney, Dolores in Hollywood, Ed in Ohio
Last week was a non-Philimination leg so Michael and Liz (last place) will encounter a Speed Bump tonight.
Are we ready? Yes, we are!
Teams are heading for a canal. Joey and Tara have it out for Brooke and Scott due to the U-Turn of Michael and Liz.
Roadblock - Who's ready for the long stretch? It's bungee jumping.
From there, they're heading to Hanoi, Vietnam.
Scott fusses and whines about doing the Roadblock. If I were there, since he's all strapped up and stuff, I think I'd push him just to make him stop whining!
All five teams are on the same flight to Vietnam. After finding a clue among a gazillion women exercising with fans, teams head to a BuddhistTemple. Floyd and Becca are currently in the lead.
Detour - Bamboo Climb or Window Design. Retrieve bird cage from a roof with a bamboo ladder or design a store window with three mannequins.
Scott and Brooke are having a meltdown because they can't get a ladder. Too bad, so sad.
Floyd/Becca followed by Redmond/Matt finish the Detour and are headed to the Pit Stop.
1. Floyd and Becca - won a trip to the Galapagos Islands
2. Matt and Redmond
Ack! Joey and Tara misread the mannequin clue -- Tara takes the blame. They forgot the child mannequin. Hopefully Brooke and Scott won't get by them. GAH. They did.
3. London and Logan
4. Brooke and Scott
5. Joey and Tara - Non-Phimination leg!
I figured it would be because they will go into the finale next week with a final four. I just would have preferred Brooke/Scott to be last. Even though the clue misread was all Tara, Joey didn't berate her.
Teams are headed to another location within Vietnam.Ninn Binh (sp?)
Becca/Floyd and Matt/Redmond made the first bus. The other three teams are all on the next bus.
Bicycle to a temple and pick up a Traveling Gnome.
Roadblock - Who's feeling trapped? Carrying shrimp traps to fishermen. Oh, my. Floyd isn't doing too well on this. He's dropping traps and he fell over just before the commercial. The boys will probably finish the Roadblock first. The other three teams aren't at the Roadblock yet.
Speed Bump has Tara/Joey collecting six dozen duck eggs before they can continue on.
Meanwhile Matt finishes the Roadblock. Floyd is still struggling. Matt helps him. Floyd thought he could unload what he has and go back for the fallen. But he has to take the whole thing back to pick them up.
The next clue leads them to rowing a boat of supplies ... with their feet and gnome, too.
Oh, geez. Scott beat out Floyd on the Roadblock.
Matt and Redmond are heading to the Pit Stop. Gah! London is having trouble on the Roadblock and is calling for Floyd to help her. Don't do it, Floyd! You have to stay in this thing! He helps her, but doesn't realize he dropped a trap. He has to go back for it. Meanwhile, Joey is loaded up and going.
Joey beats London back.
1. Matt/Redmond - won a trip to Costa Rica
Uh-oh. Floyd is in rough shape. He may have just passed out. I fear they won't be in the final four. Sigh.
2. Brooke and Scott (Wah)
Floyd is getting medical care. It looks like heat exhaustion to me.
3. Joey and Tara
4. London and Logan
Phil comes to Floyd and Becca. Philiminated. Sigh. My favorite team out.