Sunday, May 10, 2009

TAR14, Recap Leg 11, 5/10/09

Welcome to Leg 11! Last time, on I Need To Pee and I Hope That We Still Win A Million Dollars, teams jauntily sauntered across the town of Beijing, after having carried cheese, gone hang gliding, run naked, fed camels, and called each other bitches a thousand times or so. This all led to Kisha and Jen being eliminated at the Bird’s Nest, and we have our final three teams: Margie and Luke, Jaime and Cara, and Tammy and Victor. Who will win The Amazing Race 14? (click for more)

Arrival at the pit stop last episode:
1st – Tammy/Victor, Team Asian, arrived at 9:15 AM
2nd – Margie/Luke, Team ASL, arrived at 11:24 AM
3rd – Jaime/Cara, The Cheerleaders, arrived at 2:04 PM

Niao Chao, Beijing, China

9:15 PM Tammy/Victor (1st)
Clue: Fly 5000 miles to your final destination city: Maui, Hawaii, USA! Once there, teams must take a taxi to Beach Access 118 and put on their provided swimsuits. Once there, teams must prepare a pig for a luau by rubbing a special seasoning on the pig, then carry the 145 pound pig 200 yards to the cooking pit, where teams should follow the provided example to prepare the pit for the pig. Once the pit is correct, teams will receive their next clue.

11:24 PM Margie/Luke (2nd)
2:04 AM Jaime/Cara (3rd)

Teams arrive at Beijing International Airport in the following order:

1- Tammy/Victor
2- Margie/Luke
3- Jaime/Cara

All the teams end up on the same flight to Maui. We follow the Amazing Red Line to the final destination city. (Toyouke: “Maui is not a city.”)

Teams arrive in Maui and grab taxis in the following order:

1- Tammy/Victor
2- Jaime/Cara
3- Margie/Luke

Teams take their taxis to Beach Access 118 arrive in the following order:

1- Tammy/Victor – (Toyouke: “There is your Victor-in-a-swimsuit eye candy.”)
2- Jaime/Cara
3- Margie/Luke

Teams then carry the pigs and create the luau setups. However, Margie and Luke seem to be the only ones who can carry the pig on their shoulders. As a result, the teams complete the luau task in the following order:

1- Margie/Luke
2- Tammy/Victor
3- Jaime/Cara
– Jaime: “Cara, we’re going to lose a million dollars!” (Toyouke: “Oh Jaime. You never had the million dollars to lose.”)

Teams are then instructed to take their taxis to McGregor Point Beach. Once there, the teams are to take a watercraft into the ocean to a buoy field. Once at the buoy field, teams search for a clue among the 100 buoys. (Toyouke: “Just when I thought we had dodged Swedish Roulette!”) Teams then get their clue and return to the beach.

Teams arrive at McGregor Point in the following order:

1- Margie/Luke
2- Tammy/Victor
3- Jaime/Cara
- who had some issues with the pig.

Teams take their watercrafts to the buoy field and arrive in the following order:

1- Margie/Luke
2- Tammy/Victor
3- Jaime/Cara

Teams find their clues and head back to the dock. They arrive there in the following order:

1- Margie/Luke
2- Jaime/Cara
– who found the needle in the ocean faster.
3- Tammy/Victor

Once there, they read the clue that tells them to travel along the Hana Highway and find the Maui Surfboard Fence at Ka’ohu Farms Pe’ah to get their next clue. Teams arrive there in the following order:

1- Margie/Luke
2- Tammy/Victor
3- Jaime/Cara
– who are having taxi trouble and get shot down by the head of the taxi service: “I am not your personal concierge.” (Toyouke: “Someone finally told Jaime to shut up! Good for them.”) Then, once they call the POLICE to get directions (Kmanpat: “I hope they didn’t call 911.”), the taxi driver decides that they need gas. (Toyouke: “Oh, the nastiness to all drivers everywhere has caused your bad karma. I am pleased.”) And when the taxi driver says that, you should ALWAYS get gas. So stop arguing, FLO.

And teams arrive at the final roadblock.

“Who’s ready to build something from memory?”

In this roadblock, one team member must build their own surfboard wall using eleven of the 300 provided surfboards. However, they must construct their wall using eleven items, one from each leg of the race, and put them in order. Once the entire wall is correct, teams will get their next clue.

The order is as follows:
1) Saint Christopher: Church of San Antonio, Locarno, Switzerland
2) Gondola: Ruhpolding, Germany
3) Nadia Comaneche: Sala Gymnastica, Bucharest, Romania
4) Dam: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
5) Lada: Detour, Novosibirsk, Russia
6) Nose Flute Pit Stop Greeter: Jaipur, India
7) Esso the Tiger: Phuket Zoo, Phuket, Thailand
8) Boats: Bangkok Canals, Bangkok, Thailand
9) Cormorants: #24 Bridge, Guilin, China
10) Foot Reflexology: Liangzi Foot Massage, Beijing, China
11) Scorpion Skewers: Dong Hua Men Yi Shi Market, Beijing, China

The following team members complete the Roadblock.

1- Luke – (Toyouke: “I don't think Luke knows his #10 is wrong.”)
2- Victor
3- Jaime
– Jaime: “I don’t remember donkeys and kiwis on this race.” (Toyouke: “Does Jaime not understand the task? Does she think every surfboard will have something from the race on it? OH!!!!!!!!! PLEASE tell me the decoy surfboards have tasks from previous seasons!!!!! Donkeys and kiwis!”)

Luke arrives very early, and is able to complete nine of the eleven boards before Victor arrived. He’s been studying. (Toyouke: “See, now that they've been doing that for so long, people are studying. Which is an excellent idea.”) However, he can’t figure out the final two, and both of the other teams show up in the meantime.

Teams finish the roadblock in the following order:

1- Tammy/Victor
2- Jaime/Cara
– who can’t figure out the first surfboard. So Luke tells them. (Toyouke: “Are you allowed to work together? Did Luke just help Jaime finish? WTF?”)
3- Margie/Luke – who are resigned to finishing third. Cara: “Jaime, come on.” Jaime: “NO, I would have not gotten St. Christopher without him. Luke show me your order.” And she helps him get it right.

Teams are then informed that they should travel to King Kamehameha Golf Club and run to the finish line. (Toyouke: “They're not even making it suspenseful? Was there that much of a gap? “) They arrive in the following order:

1- Tammy/Victor
2- Jaime/Cara
3- Margie/Luke

Tammy and Victor, after 3 continents, 9 countries and 40000 miles, you are the winners of The Amazing Race 14! YAY! (Toyouke: “God, when Victor was flailing in Bulgaria, who would have thought they could win?”) And Jaime and Cara finish second, with Margie and Luke in Third.

1st – Tammy/Victor
2nd – Jaime/Cara
3rd – Margie/Luke
4th – Kisha/Jen
5th – Mark/Michael
6th – Mel/Mike
7th – Christie/Jodi
8th – Amanda/Kris
9th – Brad/Victoria
10th – Steve/Linda
11th – Preston/Jennifer

And that’s it for this season! We’ll see you next time on the Amazing Race!

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