A new episode of The Amazing Race airs tonight on CBS. Read a live recap here.
The episode begins with teams making their way to the airport to board a flight to Bogotá, Colombia. All teams will be on the same flight. Hung & Chee say being on the race is a break from reality from their real life responsibilities. Kellie & LaVonne wonder if people will underestimate them after their placement in the first leg. DeAngelo & Gary will overcome their tenth place finish. They say they are here to win the race. Frank says he has learned so much from his father growing up, but Jerry says he will be the one that will have to lean on Frank throughout the race.
The teams land in Bogotá, and they proceed to Nemocón Salt Mine. Once there, they will have to find an hourglass that they can use against another team to Yield them. A Yield will force a team to stop in their tracks for a short period of time. The hourglasses have either ten minutes or twenty minutes written on them. The teams arrive at the salt mine, and they must sign up for a spot for tomorrow’s tasks after retrieving an hourglass. The teams in the 6:00 a.m. group are Hung & Chee, Will & James, Riley & Maddison, DeAngelo & Gary, and Eswar & Aparna. The other teams Michelle & Victoria, Jerry & Frank, Leo & Alana, Kaylynn & Haley, and Kellie & LaVonne will be in the second group departing at 6:30 a.m. The ten teams will sleep overnight in a bunker until they can begin the tasks in the morning.
The first group departs and learn they must proceed to Templo Parroquial San Francisco de Asís. Once there, they must climb a bell tower and retrieve an item. They can either get a pre-Colombian art of a golden raft or an emerald. Once they get their item, they must get in taxis and go to Plazoleta del Rosario. If they pick the raft, then they must deliver it to an archeology professor. If they pick an emerald, then they must deliver it to an emerald street broker.
The teams in the first group agree to work together. Hung & Chee are in first place, but they cannot find the emerald street brokers standing in the crowded plaza. Riley & Maddison have a golden raft, and they deliver it to the archeology professor at a university. They are now in first place, and they learn they must now travel to Escuela Nacional Circo Para Todos. Once there, they will find their next clue. In addition, they will have the opportunity to use their hourglass to Yield another team.
Afterwards, Hung & Chee and DeAngelo & Gary find the street brokers and deliver their emeralds to them. Meanwhile, more teams are arriving, and Riley & Maddison tell Will & James where to go as they search for their taxi driver. James is glad the first group’s agreement of working together is still in effect. Meanwhile, the heavy traffic is causing concern for Kaylynn & Haley. And the situation is worse for Kellie & LaVonne. Not only is their taxi driver lost, but his cell phone battery has died. He was using his phone’s GPS, but he doesn’t have a charger to turn it back on.
As Eswar & Aparna and Will & James deliver their emeralds, DeAngelo & Gary and Hung & Chee arrive at the circus school. Both teams choose not to use the Yield before they find out they have a Roadblock to complete. One team member must attempt the Wheel of Death and then walk across a tightrope while carrying a tray of fragile glasses. DeAngelo and Hung choose to do the Roadblock.
Meanwhile, Michelle & Victoria deliver their golden raft as Leo & Alana deliver their emerald as Riley & Maddison arrive at the circus school. They also choose not to use the Yield as Riley chooses to do the Roadblock. As he gets started, DeAngelo has completed the Roadblock. He and Gary can now proceed to Carrera 26 #10-03 Bogotá to find their next clue.
Will & James arrive at the circus school and choose not to use the Yield either. Will tells James to do the Roadblock since Will did the Roadblock last time. James hesitates and tells Will to do it, which annoys Will. Will begrudgingly agrees to do the Roadblock, but he tells James he needs to do a Roadblock task eventually.
Eswar & Aparna arrive, they don’t use the Yield, and Aparna chooses to do the Roadblock. Hung finishes the Roadblock as Jerry & Frank deliver their golden raft to the archeology professor. Meanwhile, Kellie & LaVonne get out of their taxis to find the university on foot. As they go searching for the archeology professor, Kaylynn & Haley see them from their own taxis. They decide to get out of their taxis and find the university on foot too. These two teams are successful as they finally deliver their golden rafts.
Riley, Will, and Aparna finish the Roadblock and can make their way to Carrera 26 #10-03 Bogotá. DeAngelo & Gary are already there, and they learn they must work together to customize a volqueta. They must match the decorations to the example provided, as well as hook up the horns.
Michelle & Victoria arrive at the circus school and choose not to use the Yield. Victoria gets started on the Roadblock as Hung & Chee, Riley & Maddison, and Will & James arrive at the volqueta task. Hung & Chee believe they completed the task, but the inspector tells them they do not pass. Hung & Chee are unaware they must hook up the horns.
None of the teams have used the Yield so far as Alana & Frank get started on the Roadblock and Victoria completes it. Everybody has finished the Roadblock without any issues, but Alana is the first to drop her bottle while walking across the tightrope. She drops it again on her second attempt too. Leo tells her to take her time as Frank completes the Roadblock.
Kaylynn & Haley arrive at the circus school. They are torn whether or not to use the Yield, but they ultimately decide not to. However, they regret not using the Yield after they see there are only two clues left in the clue box. Haley decides to do the Roadblock as Alana finally completes the Roadblock.
Kellie & LaVonne finally arrive at the circus school, and LaVonne chooses to do the Roadblock. Meanwhile, Eswar & Aparna and Michelle & Victoria arrive at the volqueta task. Hung & Chee reread their clue, and they finally realize they forgot to hook up their horns. They hook up the horns, and they are the first to complete the task. They now can proceed to the Pit Stop: Parque Nacional Enrique Olaya Herrera. However, DeAngelo & Gary are right behind them as they complete customizing their volqueta too.
As Haley and LaVonne complete the Roadblock, Hung & Chee and DeAngelo and Gary arrive at the park where Phil awaits. Hung & Chee are the first to find him, and they land on the mat first. Hung & Chee are Team #1! They also win a trip to Switzerland. DeAngelo & Gary greet Phil shortly afterwards as Team #2.
Meanwhile, Riley & Maddison and Will & James don’t realize they must hook up the horns. The inspector tells them they are wrong, and they are confused where they went wrong. James wants to reread the clue, but Will snaps at him to not worry about the clue. He doesn’t think the answer will be there. He says they need to focus on the task.
Riley & Maddison finally realize their mistake, and they can now proceed to the Pit Stop. Will & James are still confused, and James starts panicking as Eswar & Aparna and Michelle & Victoria complete the task. “This is really ridiculous!” James exclaims. The two sibling teams can now proceed to the Pit Stop too.
Haley & Kaylynn and Kellie & LaVonne arrive at the volqueta task by the time Will finally rereads the clue and realizes they need to hook up the horns. Will says they have watched every season of The Amazing Race, and they cannot believe they made a rookie mistake like that.
Leo & Alana overhear Will & James reacting about the horns, and they realize they made the same mistake too. They hook up their horns too, but the inspector tells them they still have an error. They forgot to decorate the back of their volqueta, which they still don’t realize.
Riley & Maddison greet Phil as Team #3. Next are Eswar & Aparna and Michelle & Victoria, and these two teams stand on the mat together with Phil.
Leo & Alana, Haley & Kaylynn, Frank & Jerry, and Kellie & LaVonne are all struggling with the volqueta task. It’s now even among these last four teams as they all have their volquetas decorated, but they are confused on what they have done wrong. As they are still struggling, Will & James greet Phil as Team #6.
Leo & Alana finally see their mistake. They add the decorations to the back, and they get their next clue. Before they leave, they tell Kaylynn & Haley about hooking up the horns. Kellie & Lavonne overhear them, and they connect their horns too. Frank & Jerry overhear this bit of information as well, making this a close race to the Pit Stop. Which teams will remain in the race?
Leo & Alana greet Phil as Team #7. Kaylynn & Haley arrive later at Team #8, and they say they owe their Amazing Race lives to Leo & Alana for their help. It’s now down to the Father/Son team and the Olympians. Frank & Jerry are the next team to arrive as Team #9. Kellie & LaVonne are the last team to arrive, and Phil gives them the bad news. Kellie & LaVonne are eliminated from the race. They are disappointed, and Kellie starts crying. However, they say it was a great experience and are grateful for another adventure under their belt. They also believe their friendship is stronger from the experience too.
1st place: Hung & Chee
2nd place: DeAngelo & Gary
3rd place: Riley & Maddison
4th place: Eswar & Aparna
5th place: Michelle & Victoria
6th place: Will & James
7th place: Leo & Alana
8th place: Kaylynn & Haley
9th place: Frank & Jerry
Eliminated: Kellie & LaVonne
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 another live recap.