A special two-hour edition of The Amazing Race airs tonight on CBS. Read a live recap and join the discussion here.
The episode begins with Tara and Joey learning they must proceed to the Corinth Canal. On the way there, Joey calls Brooke and Scott schemers and backstabbers for U-Turning Liz and Michael in the previous leg. He says they have a “lack of heart” for doing that, even though Tara and Joey U-Turned Becca and Floyd themselves. Becca and Floyd are also on the way to the canal, and they’re proud of themselves for surviving the U-Turn. Throughout the entire race, they’ve called themselves Team Fun. Now they say that are Team Funstoppable.
Tara and Joey arrive at the canal and learn they have a Roadblock to do. One team member must bungee jump off a bridge. Joey does the Roadblock, and he gets the clue afterwards. He and Tara learn they must now fly to Hanoi, Vietnam. Meanwhile, Scott and Brooke are on their way to the Roadblock. It has already been agreed that Scott will do this upcoming Roadblock, regardless what it is. Since they’re on their way to a bridge, Scott is really hoping it isn’t bungee jumping. He’s very nervous about the possibility.
After Matt does the Roadblock, Brooke and Scott arrive and learn what the Roadblock entails. Scott is upset to learn he’ll indeed have to bungee jump. “Are you kidding me with this? The one thing I did not want to do!” Scott shouts. He repeatedly says “Are you kidding me?” and “I cannot do this!” However, he does eventually jump off the bridge. He does not enjoy it at all, and he says he better win the million dollars after doing that. Afterwards, we see Logan and Becca bungee jump before all teams make their way to the airport.
All the teams land in Vietnam, and they make their way to a park where the clue awaits. There are several women waving red fans, and they must find a woman with a yellow line across one of the flags. Becca and Floyd are the first to arrive, and they get their clue. They learn they must proceed to the Quan Su Buddhist Temple. We see the rest of the teams retrieving their clues too. Brooke even gives a hint to London and Logan that the clue is on a person.
Becca and Floyd are the first to arrive at the temple, and they find the clue box. They now have a Detour to complete. “Bamboo Climb” requires teams to pick up a ladder, navigate the streets to an apartment, and retrieve a birdcage. They must then return the ladder and the birdcage. “Window Design” requires teams to pick up three mannequins, take it to a designated street, and dress up the mannequins in a window display. All the other teams arrive at the temple, and they choose their Detours. Becca and Floyd choose Bamboo Climb. However, only three people can do each Detour. As the other teams choose Bamboo Climb too, there are only two ladders available since Becca and Floyd already took one. Matt and Redmond get to a ladder before Scott and Brooke, which irritates Scott and Brooke. They can’t find the third ladder, but London and Logan arrive when they finally see it. However, London grabs the ladder before Brooke does, and Brooke and Scott are now very frustrated that they now have to switch Detours. They’re also bickering about the undesirable situation they are now in. They make their way to the Window Design Detour. Afterwards, Tara and Joey arrive at the Bamboo Climb Detour, but they see that all the ladders are gone. They also have to switch to the Window Design Detour.
As Becca and Floyd are working on the Bamboo Climb Detour and pick up their birdcage, Scott and Brooke and Tara and Joey pick up their mannequins. Brooke is unhappy to see how heavy the mannequins look, and Joey drops his mannequins, causing it to break apart. He puts the missing limbs back into place before they continue on.
Becca and Floyd and London and Logan both cross paths with Matt and Redmond as they deliver the ladders through the apartment. They all struggle trying to get the ladder through a narrow staircase. Meanwhile, Tara and Joey and Brooke and Scott keep dropping their mannequins on their way to the window display. Brooke is extremely frustrated with having to do this task, and she’s still upset they didn’t get to do the other Detour even though they could have claimed a ladder before two other teams. Scott is annoyed with Brooke’s negative attitude as he tries to find the way to the window display.
Becca and Floyd are the first team to complete their Detour, and they receive their next clue. They can now proceed to the Pit Stop: Thong Nhat Park. Right afterwards, Matt and Redmond complete the Detour too, and they can make their way to the Pit Stop as well.
Tara and Joey are now dressing up their mannequins while Brooke is still throwing a fit as she and Scott are trying to find their window display. She’s still angry about the ladder situation, and Scott snaps “Shut up about the damn ladder!” They’re both blaming each other for not getting the ladder, and Scott says he does all the work for the team. They continue bickering on their way to the street where the window display is. Meanwhile, although London and Logan are struggling with their task, they manage to get it done in a calm manner, unlike Brooke and Scott. London and Logan can now proceed to the Pit Stop too.
Becca and Floyd arrive at the Pit Stop, and they are Team #1! They win a trip to the Galapagos Island. Minutes later, Matt and Redmond arrive at the Pit Stop as Team #2.
Tara and Joey are putting the finishing touches on their mannequins as Brooke and Scott finally arrive. Tara and Joey ask for an inspection, but they do not pass. They reread their clue, and they realized that they needed three mannequins. They go back for a male mannequin they did not bring with them. Brooke and Scott successfully complete the Detour before Tara and Joey arrive.
London and Logan arrive at the Pit Stop as Team #3. They each agree they couldn’t imagine doing this race with anyone else in the competition. Meanwhile, Tara and Joey finally complete their Detour as Brooke and Scott are stuck in traffic. It’s looking like it will be a close race between these two teams, but which team will get to the Pit Stop last?
Brooke and Scott arrive at the Pit Stop as Team #4. Minutes later, Tara and Joey arrive at the Pit Stop where Brooke and Scott still are. However, it is a non-elimination leg. Tara and Joey remain in the race.
1st place: Becca & Floyd (Won a trip to the Galapagos Island)
2nd place: Matt & Redmond
3rd place: London & Logan
4th place: Brooke & Scott
5th place: Tara and Joey
Eliminated: No one
Becca and Floyd learn they must now take a bus to Ninh Bình, Vietnam. They arrive at the bus station first, and they learn it’s unlikely all teams will get on the same bus. Matt and Redmond get on the same bus as Becca and Floyd, whereas all the other three teams get on the same bus to Ninh Bình. Brooke and Scott and London and Logan are unhappy to see Tara and Joey get on the same bus as them since they’re viewed as the biggest threats, and they were also the last team to begin today’s leg.
Becca and Floyd and Matt and Redmond arrive in Ninh Bình, and they learn they must ride a bicycle to Bich Dong Temple. Once there, they must pick up a Travelocity Gnome and then proceed to Thon Hai Nham. Becca and Floyd and Matt and Redmond complete this task without any trouble. Meanwhile, the other three teams are still on the bus and stuck in traffic.
Becca and Floyd and Matt and Redmond arrive at Thon Hai Nham. There is a Roadblock to complete, and one team member must deliver traps on his or her bicycle. Floyd and Matt choose to do the Roadblock. As they get started, the other three teams finally get off their bus and get on their bikes to proceed to the temple.
Matt and Floyd place all their traps on their bikes and make their way to deliver the traps. However, a few of Floyd’s traps fall off without him noticing. Becca sees the traps fall, but she’s not allowed to say anything. She now wishes she did this Roadblock instead. As Floyd is having a lot of difficulty balancing on the bike with all the traps attached, Matt isn’t having any trouble.
The other three teams are still behind, with Tara and Joey having to do their Speed Bump. They must collect six dozen duck eggs. As London and Logan are in third place as they make their way to the Roadblock, Matt completes his delivery. He even helps Floyd regain balance on his bike on the way back. He also spots all of Floyd’s fallen traps, which Floyd did notice since he has dropped a few more.
Matt arrives back at the starting point of the Roadblock. He and Redmond get their next clue, and they learn they must proceed to Den Thai Vi – Ben Thanh. Meanwhile, London and Logan arrive at the Roadblock with London doing the task. Floyd tries to drop off his traps, but he realizes he must deliver all of his traps at the same time. He thought he could drop off what he had. As he goes back to retrieve his fallen traps, Tara and Joey complete their Speed Bump.
Matt and Redmond arrive at Den Thai Vi – Ben Thanh, and they learn they must get on a boat with one person rowing the boat using only their feet. They must also deliver some items to people on another boat. Matt does the rowing for them, especially since it would be more difficult for Redmond. Brooke and Scott arrive at the Roadblock, with Scott doing the task. Meanwhile, Tara and Joey are lost as they try to find the Roadblock.
Scott is the next to complete the Roadblock. As he gets his clue, Matt and Redmond finish the rowing task, and they learn they can now proceed to the Pit Stop: Hang Mua Peak. Meanwhile, London and Floyd are still struggling with the Roadblock. London cries out to Floyd for help as she cannot regain her balance on her bike. Floyd helps her, and eventually another man comes to assist London since she is close to falling off her bike. London and Floyd help each other as they pedal their way to make their deliveries, but Floyd has unknowingly dropped a trap.
Brooke and Scott are bickering as they are working on the rowing task as Tara and Joey arrive at the Roadblock, and Joey chooses to do the task. Meanwhile, London and Floyd make their deliveries. London passes, but Floyd does not pass. Right afterwards, Joey arrives, and he passes the Roadblock too. London feels bad for Floyd and tells him he needs to hurry. Floyd is feeling exhausted, but he refuses to give up.
Joey and London arrive at the Roadblock starting point, and Becca is discouraged to see Floyd is not with them. She points out how she and Floyd were the first ones there, but now they are in last place. Meanwhile, Matt and Redmond arrive at the Pit Stop as Team #1! They win a trip to Costa Rica.
Floyd finally completes the Roadblock, but he and Becca are still in last place. Brooke and Scott complete the rowing task as Floyd makes his way back to Becca, and the two of them make their way to the rowing task too. However, Floyd crashes his bike on the way there. He is feeling extremely fatigued.
While the other teams are still rowing, Logan is having difficulty rowing with his feet due to being too tall and Tara and Joey are bickering as they try to get the task done. Floyd crashes his bike again and needs to take a break to regain his energy. As Becca and Floyd are sitting on the side of the road, Tara and Joey and London and Logan eventually do complete the rowing task.
Brooke and Scott arrive at the Pit Stop, and Brooke is upset to see they must climb up several flights of stairs to the Pit Stop. However, she and Scott climb up and are Team #2. Meanwhile, a medic has to attend to Floyd, who is still extremely fatigued.
Tara and Joey arrive at the Pit Stop as Team #3, and minutes later London and Logan arrive as Team #4. Later on, we see Becca and Floyd still on the side of the road. Floyd says he cannot continue on, and Becca realizes his condition is really bad. She’s still in tears and upset to go out like this this.
Phil later arrives, and he informs Becca and Floyd that all the other teams have already arrived at the Pit Stop. Becca and Floyd have been eliminated from the race. They are disappointed to go, but they say they’re glad to have become great friends after this.
1st place: Matt & Redmond (Won a trip to Costa Rica)
2nd place: Brooke & Scott
3rd place: Tara & Joey
4th place: London & Logan
5th place: Becca & Floyd (Eliminated)
And that wraps up tonight’s episodes of The Amazing Race. Thanks for reading, post your thoughts in the comments section below, and come back next week for another live recap.
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