The Amazing Race 30 Recap – Week 3 Live Blog

A new episode of The Amazing Race airs tonight on CBS. Read a live recap and join the discussion here.

Cody & Jessica won the last leg of the race, so they are the first to depart to their next location. They learn they must now fly to Tangier, Morocco. Once there, they must assort a fisherman’s catch until the fish is ready for the market.

We see teams arrive at the airport. Henry & Evan tell Cody & Jessica about having to compete in seven head-to-head races. They’re grateful to have made it through and avoided elimination. As more teams gather at the airport, they realize April & Sarah and Eric & Daniel are the only teams missing. They wonder who got eliminated until the firefighters join them at the airport. We hear confessionals from a few of the teams. Eric and Daniel are excited to still be in the race. Kristi & Jen realize they’re the last all female team left in the race and hope to be the next all-female team to win. Cody and Jessica say they will remain focused to win the race.

The teams arrive in Tangier. They gather into taxis to make their way to the fish market. Cody speaks Arabic to the taxi driver. He discusses his military background in the Air Force and Marines, and he says any skills he has are due to his time in the military.

Eventually, all the teams arrive at the fish port except for Kristi & Jen. As the teams are busy arranging their fish, Kristi & Jen are lost. They have a bad taxi driver who doesn’t speak English, Spanish, or French. They are unable to communicate with him and are lost on the way to the port. He eventually drops them off, but they are a far distance away from the task. They ask a local on the street where the fish port is, and he directs them to the correct location.

Cody & Jessica are the first team to complete the fish task. They must make their way on foot to Kisariate Jbala Souk. Once there, they must greet the merchant with a traditional greeting. In return, he’ll hand them a clue and a Travelocity gnome they must carry with them for the remainder of the leg. As Cody & Jessica make their way to Kisariate Jbala Souk, the other teams behind them complete the task too. Eric & Daniel are currently in second, Trevor & Chris are in third, Henry & Evan are in fourth, and Joey and Tim are in fifth place. Kristi and Jen finally arrive at the port before the remaining teams still there complete the task. However, Cedric & Shawn finish the task. They are followed by Lucas & Brittany and Kristi & Jen. Alex & Conor are in last place by the time they complete arranging the fish.

Joey and Tim are the first team to arrive at Kisariate Jbala Souk, but they are confused whom to greet. They walk out of the area, wandering around and not knowing what to do. The other teams arrive at Kisariate Jbala Souk, and Henry & Evan are the first team to greet the merchant and get the next clue. They learn they have a Roadblock to complete. They must go to the rooftops and zip-line the gnome to two different locations. Joey & Tim are in last place as they return to Kisariate Jbala Souk, realizing their mistake.

Henry, Jessica, Chris, and one of the twins are the first four to find the museum to zip-line the gnome. Once the gnome goes down the zip-line, they must go find the location and retrieve the gnome. They must repeat this task for another location too. As the first four try to find the next location, Conor, Cedric, and Joey are the next three to begin the task, and they are followed by Brittany and Jen.

Cedric manages to take the lead as he is the first to find the second gnome location.  The teams that were in the lead realize Cedric got ahead of them, but they find the next location together. Cedric gets his next clue, and he learns he must proceed to Tele Boutique. They must use coins in a pouch on the gnome for their next task. They will enter the coins into a telephone and listen to a message. As he makes his way there, the other teams complete the Roadblock too.

Chris and Jen are the first two to listen to the telephone message, followed by Conor. After listening to the message, they must go back to Kisariate Jbala Souk where their teammates are waiting. Cedric is confused where to get the coins as Henry begins listening to the telephone message. However, he finally finds his coins, as does the twin that is currently working on the Roadblock too.

Henry is the first to make his way back to Kisariate Jbala Souk, and he and Evan learn they now have a Detour to complete: Drop it Off or Shake It Off. Drop It Off requires teams to deliver produce to three different vendors. Shake It Off requires teams to spot three words where people are belly dancing.

Henry & Evan, Alex & Conor, and Kristi & Jen choose Shake It Off; Eric & Daniel choose Drop It Off.

As for the other teams, they are still working on the Roadblock. While Brittany is listening to the telephone message, Jessica offers to hold Brittany’s gnome for her. However, Brittany runs off without getting back her gnome. Jessica doesn’t let Brittany know she forgot her gnome since they are the last few teams left working on the Roadblock, so she leaves Brittany’s gnome on the ground by the phone. As Jessica and Joey run back to Kisariate Jbala Souk, Brittany realizes she forgot her gnome. She runs back and gets it, wondering if Jessica deliberately made her leave her gnome behind.

Jessica and Joey arrive back at Kisariate Jbala Souk. Cody & Jessica choose to Drop It Off, but Joey & Tim choose to Shake It Off. Cedric ran past Kisariate Jbala Souk, but he eventually goes back and finds it. However, he and Shawn are in last place on the way to the Drop It Off Detour.

At the Shake It Off Detour, Alex & Conor and Henry & Evan are trying to spot the three words, along with the violinists and skiers. They eventually do, which is the location of the Pit Stop: Moulay Hafid Palace. As those two teams make their way there, Trevor & Chris and Kriti & Jen are still trying to find the three words.

Cody & Jessica arrive at the Drop It Off Detour, but they realize there is a lot more work required than they originally thought. They decide to switch and go to the Shake It Off Detour. As they make their way there, Eric & Daniel and Lucas & Brittany are delivering the produce for the Drop It Off Detour.

Henry & Evan and Alex & Conor are the two teams currently on their way to the Pit Stop as Kristi & Jen and Trevor & Chris are the next two teams to complete the Detour. They can make their way to the Pit Stop too. As those four teams make their way to the Pit Stop, Eric & Daniel, Lucas & Brittany, and Cedric & Shawn are working on the Drop It Off Detour.

In a close race between Henry & Evan and Alex & Conor, the debaters are the first team to land on the mat. Henry & Evan are Team #1! Alex & Conor are Team #2. While they are still on the mat with Phil, Kristi & Jen and Trevor & Chris arrive as Teams #3 and #4 respectively. Phil then informs Henry & Evan that they have won a trip to Zurich, Switzerland.

Joey & Tim and Cody & Jessica are at the Shake It Off Detour, but Jody is the next team to get the three words. They arrive at the Pit Stop as Team #5. Phil says it was a tough leg, but Cody says he never doubted Jessica since she is the strongest and most well-rounded person he knows. Jessica discusses how people doubted whether she’d still have feelings for Cody in the real world outside the Big Brother house, but she asserts she loves Cody even more now.

Joey & Tim finally complete the Shake It Off Detour and make their way to the Pit Stop. They arrive at the Pit Stop location, but they miss the entrance. Nonetheless, they circle back around and eventually greet Phil as Team #6. They tell Phil they are aware they need to work on their navigational skills.

Lucas & Brittany, Cedric & Shawn, and Eric & Daniel are the last three teams. They completed the Drop It Off Detour, and they are all in taxis on the way to the Pit Stop.

Eric & Daniel greet Phil as Team #7, and they are followed by Lucas & Brittany. The lifeguards are Team #8.

Cedric & Shawn are the last team to greet Phil at the Pit Stop. However, it is a non-elimination leg, to the NBA players’ great relief. They say they are going into overtime and are still in the game. They’re excited to keep racing.

Episode Summary

1st place: Henry & Evan (Won a trip to Zurich, Switzerland)

2nd place: Alex & Conor

3rd place: Kristi & Jen

4th place: Trevor & Chris

5th place: Cody & Jessica

6th place: Joey & Tim

7th place: Eric & Daniel

8th place: Lucas & Brittany

9th place: Cedric & Shawn

Eliminated: No one

And that wraps up tonight’s episode of The Amazing Race! Thanks for reading, post your thoughts in the comment section below, and come back next week for a two-hour edition of The Amazing Race!


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Steven is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a bachelor's degree in communication arts. He enjoys watching reality competition shows, such as American Idol, Survivor, Big Brother, and The Amazing Race.