Amazing Race 17 - 4 Teams - E10 - 30 Min. Behind is Worth Angry Spit more than 6 hours behind
Wow, Dhaka, Bangladesh has 100,000 people per square mile….uh no….I’d so move and if I didn‘t have money to move, I’d walk to somewhere far less people filled.
Teams huff and puff to Hong Kong. Huff and puff because of running and bad attitudes.
After getting a great flight into Dhaka, Jill and Thomas had not seen a single team, they didn’t want to see a single team, and they were happy to not see anyone. So happy that they were depressed when they got their tickets and realized that they were all going to be on the same flight into Hong Kong.
Vicki stated that she tries to calm down Nick and Nick said that Vicki does call him down. Nick also added a sweet cherry on top stating that he appreciated her. That doesn’t last too long. This episode totally tests that.
Brooke and Claire couldn’t wait to see Jill and Thomas who U-Turned them last leg. Normally a U-Turned victim doesn’t get to see the U-Turn user. This was awesome. When Jill and Thomas see them at the airport they walk over slowly (because it wasn’t personal at all that’s the reason for the slow walking) and proceed to try to smooth over the bad feelings (because it’s personal and smoothing only happens when you try to sooth over the personal harm you caused). Brooke and Claire take the high road and accepted the prattling Jill and Thomas’s apology. When they walk off, Jill said she felt bad, making what they did personal. Then Thomas added he didn’t feel bad, making it personal because he felt the need to actually mention his NOT feeling making it a feeling. Again, if it’s not personal you don’t talk about it…at all…ever. It’s a logical move. You don’t go back in chess to explain why you take a Queen; the other player just knows it.
I did a bit of research and found out that there have been 8 times that the U-Turn has been used since the initiation on the 12th season. Only one out of those eight won the million dollars. Meaning that if you use the U-Turn you are less likely to win the entire race. Moreover, winners don’t have to weigh anyone down to win.
This makes it difficult because that means (if it’s true and it’s not as solid as the old Survivor car curse) that Brooke and Claire have to win or Nick and Vicki have to win. The problem with that is that Brooke and Claire would break the woman team not winning tradition of Amazing Race. Nick and Vicki aren’t the greatest team because of Nick’s mouth. However, if Thomas and Jill win (the bland team still) that would break the U-Turn fun of those that use, don’t win most of the time. I didn’t mention the doctors…because I don’t want them to win any more.
Three teams make it on the ferry to get to an island where they huff and puff to get the next clue and head back. Claire had trouble because she’s not a runner like Brooke.
Nick badgered Vicki to run faster and Vicki gives a valid excuse as to why she couldn’t run faster…she has asthma and it was difficult. Nick didn’t want to accept her excuses. They miss the ferry and had to wait an entire thirty minutes to get on the next one. Which eventually doesn’t matter because he forces them to quit a task later taking on a massive penalty if they’re not eliminated. Therefore, he whined about the wait of 30 minutes but would gladly take the 6-hour penalty. Idiot.
Vicki cried. Nick whined about how she cries and cannot keep up. This coming from the man that just pouts at the end and quits.
The Road Block happened in a full restaurant where they listened to karaoke. A long spread of Chinese food sat with five items that were fake. The teams had to find the fake items. The problem with this is there was only five pieces, one for each team to find. In addition, anything they pick they have to eat it. Making one full person if they keep picking the wrong piece.
Nat and Kat arrived first. Jill and Thomas second. Brook and Claire third. Nat does it, Thomas does it and Claire does it. Claire laughed because every time she decided to do a Road Block she completely misunderstood what it was going to be about. This time she thought it was karaoke.
Nat and Kat finished first and were off to find a Bruce Lee statue and, of course, they find it. The Detour was to either ride a trolley and look for signs or transport a bird to a boat. They decided to transport a bird.
Jill and Thomas finished, find the statue and decided to do the trolley.
When Nick and Vicki made it to the restaurant Brooke and Claire were still there.
Nat and Kat were on the boat looking for the matching registration number. The difficult part, to them, was that the numbers were never in the same place. They had a whistle to keep the birds entertained as they delivered them.
Claire was on a diet and she just ate and ate until she ran and threw up in the restroom a lot. A LOT. Brooke went in and encouraged her to keep going. When she came back Vicki asked if she was fine a caring thing to do. Only to the annoyance of Nick who said she shouldn’t care about how she’s doing. Then moments later Claire found one leaving Vicki alone with a thinning crowd and an annoyed Nick.
Jill and Thomas missed the signs as they pass each one that said Pit Stop, Statue and something else. They finished and got annoyed with their lack of finding anything. Therefore, they decided to switch to the birds and ended up finishing the moment they floated out there…or so it seemed. Leaving Nat and Kat alone with the boats.
Brooke and Claire found the statue and decide to do birds.
Jill and Thomas went off and didn’t find a taxi. Nat and Kat found one first. Therefore, Jill came up with the toeing idea of follow that taxi.
Vicki still looked for the fake food and the restaurant continued to shut down. She even went and threw up with Nick stating that maybe, just maybe, they should quit this task. She didn’t want to. Good she didn’t. She ended up finding the fake food.
Nat and Kat arrive first.
Jill and Thomas second.
Brooke and Claire scare the birds with their whistle. They take a while to find their number. Nick and Vicki decided to do the birds. Brooke and Claire find their bird’s home and leave to go to the checkpoint.
As the boat floats around Vicki uses the light to try to find the number. Nick doesn’t even bother to help find the number, he complains about how tired he is like a two year old not getting his way. He goes to sleep and says he gives up. Vicki tries to find it by herself. Nick wanted to quit and take the penalty. Vicki didn’t.
Brooke and Claire make it to the pit stop third.
Nick and Vicki quit because Nick is a quitter. He whines about 30 minute wait only to settle on a 6-hour penalty. Moron. They’re still in the race, though. Non-elimination round. They are 6 hours behind and they have to do a speed bump. In one of the last interviews for the show they both looked exhausted, but Vicki looked pissed that Nick is a quitter, as she should. He has a lot of personality to grow in the last episode if he’s to be liked at all by anyone.
Until next time…
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