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

PHILIMINATED:
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. 

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. 

Pit Stop
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.

44 comments:

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and all who follow. I didn't make the party last night because it was our last night in the mountains. That second TC was insane. :))

Jackie said...

Hey, Monty - Quite a few said they wouldn't make it tonight. So, I don't know how busy comments will be.

SueGee said...

Hey Monte! Missed you last night.

Hi to Jackie & Vincent! I will be in and out tonight - been gone all day and there are things to do!

SueGee

monty924 said...

Jackie, I hope the recovery from your procedure is going well... as well as can be. I brought back some cinnamon bread from Dollywood's Grist Mill. Everyone help yourself - YUMMY

SueGee said...

Yummmmm We just had breakfast for dinner and cinnamon bread would be the perfect finish!

monty924 said...

Hey SueGee. I read the blog when we got back to the condo last night and could only imagine how crazy it was. Watched it when I got home this evening. That six hour drive felt like ten hours, lol.

monty924 said...

Always love the bungee jumping challenges

Judi Sweeney said...

Splashing right in the deep end! Hey Everyone

Jackie said...

I really hope Scott and Brooke don't make it to the final four. I know it's mean of me, but ...!

Judi Sweeney said...

I hope they continue with their stupid meltdowns!

Judi Sweeney said...

I feel the same way Jackie! So tired of their whining

monty924 said...

Hey Judi. I agree on Brooke and Scott... they just annoy me

David said...

Hello everyone. =)

I agree with you Jackie, Scott and Brooke do not deserve to make it to the final 4. And I don't think that is mean at all. lol

Judi Sweeney said...

Monte, they have been annoying me for quite a while... especially Brooke

Marybeth said...

Oh man I can not stand Brooke. I give him points, I would have left her behind by now.

monty924 said...

Yay for Becca and Floyd

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks!

~~Silk said...

...Lurking.
Brooke simply will not let anything go, will she?
Sheesh! Turn your back on the past and look ahead!

Jackie said...

I have no issues with any of the other teams. Becca/Floyd is my favorite because they're so upbeat. But Matt and Redmond are also very positive people. My only issue with them is that I'm a bit tired of Alpha Male teams winning this show.

Joe in NY said...

This is where we need a wrap-up show. I would like to know how Brooke feels after watching herself

Jackie said...

This must be a non-Philimination to keep the numbers right for the finale with a final four. The promo for the next hour has Brooke and Scott fussing at each other.

monty924 said...

Yay #teamfun

monty924 said...

Ut oh... my team is in trouble

monty924 said...

YES!!

Joe in NY said...

I really don't think they did anything wrong. I hate her. But when you are in the bottom two, why would you help two strangers beat you in the game? It's not like they slashed their tires or anyting

monty924 said...

Scott doesn't understand the meaning of patience... of course Brooke doesn't make it easy

David said...

lol, Scott at that bungee is almost hilarious. Sorry, I am an hour behind you all.

The commercial for BB is kind of funny. All of the crying during the break before Scott jumps. =)

Jackie said...

Floyd needs to keep going and not help London!

~~Silk said...

If Floyd lets go of the bike to help London, he won't be able to get back up himself.

Judi Sweeney said...

Don't be helping anyone Floyd!

monty924 said...

Come on team Mom and Dad

monty924 said...

Oh, now I feel bad for Floyd.

monty924 said...

I could not do those steps in a million years. No way!

Jackie said...

It looks like Floyd may have heat exhaustion. Sigh.

Judi Sweeney said...

Me neither.... too many

monty924 said...

Now is not the time to start arguing Tara and Joey

monty924 said...

Feel so bad for Floyd

monty924 said...

Becca and Floyd have to be my favorite team to ever play the game and they were strangers. Just loved watching them this season.

Night all. Exhausted from the trip and drive home. Will see everyone next Wednesday for the finale party. Thanks Jackie!!

David said...

As hard as they are trying to kill off TAR I can't believe someone said they are re-newed for another season.

Jackie said...

Sigh. Now I'm totally Redmond/Matt cheering on ... after all, they are my blog pool people! But I just enjoyed Becca and Floyd so much!

Thanks for hanging out here tonight!

Jackie said...

Yes, they are renewed.

David said...

Thanks Jackie. =)

Too bad for Becca and Floyd. Would much rather have them than Brooke and Scott in the end.

Everyone have a great week.

Sharon N said...

Dang, I just finished the first 1/2 of tonight's show and decided to peek at Jackie's blog to see what's happening... and read about Floyd and Becca. I wouldn't be surprised if they stay friends. London/Logan are my pool picks, but Joey/Tara are likable too, so I can cheer for them also.

Judi Sweeney said...

Dang.... I am really going to miss Floyd and Becca! My all time favorite! Now, any team but Scott and Brooke! Leaning with Joey and Tara....