Tuesday, March 1, 2011

TAR18, Recap Leg 2, 2/27/11

Welcome to Leg 2! Last time, on Are You Going to Manly? You’ll Fit Right In, teams raced from Palm Springs to Sydney, Australia. Teams got separated by transportation and a painfully long Roadblock, which ended in a tired Jet and Cord finishing last at the mat, only to find that they were not eliminated, and everyone was still racing! Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

(Toyouke: “Now is the time for ‘Amazing Race theme: Club Remix’”)

Arrival at the pit stop last episode:
1st – Gary/Mallory , The Hillbillies
2nd – Amanda/Kris, The YDC
3rd – Kisha/Jen, Team Bathroom
4th – Zev/Justin, Team Aspergers
5th – Flight Time/Big Easy, The Globetrotters
6th – Jaime/Cara, The Cheerios
7th – Margie/Luke, Team ASL
8th – Ron/Christina, Team Asian
9th – Mel/Mike, The Tygers
10th – Kent/Vyxsin, Team Goth
11th – Jet/Cord, The Cowboy Brothers

Shelly Beach, Manly, Australia

Gary/Mallory (1st)
Clue: Make your way back to Sydney and find the phrase “To Sail to Stop”. This will take you to an anchor at City Town Hall. Once there, sign up for one of two charter flights to Broken Hill, Australia, 684 miles away.

(Toyouke: “Oo, another real clue.”)

Amanda/Kris (2nd)
Kisha/Jen (3rd)
– Kisha: "It kept saying something about an anchor?" (Toyouke: “How do you not think "Hey, a random landmark! That must be it!")
Zev/Justin (4th)
Flight Time/Big Easy (5th)
– who compare and contrast their qualities.
Jaime/Cara (6th)
Margie/Luke (7th)
Ron/Christina (8th)
Mel/Mike (9th)
– where Mike is finding things more difficult than he imagined.
Kent/Vyxsin (10th)
Jet/Cord (11th)

The teams that call for a taxi really struggle to find the monument, while the teams who take the ferry back seem to have little difficulty in finding information to help themselves out. That might be due to not getting the clue. (Toyouke: “I feel badly for the other teams, because I totally would have assumed we'd have to get back on the ferry.” Kmanpat: “We would have.”) Teams arrive at City Town Hall and sign up for flights in the following order:

First Flight, 6:00 AM
1) Kisha/Jen
2) Zev/Justin
3) Jaime/Cara
4) Margie/Luke
5) Mel/Mike
6) Kent/Vyxsin

Second Flight, 6:30 AM
1) Flight Time/Big Easy
2) Ron/Christina
3) Gary/Mallory
4) Amanda/Kris
5) Jet/Cord

Teams fly on the charter to the edge of the outback. They arrive in the following order:

1- Kisha/Jen
2- Kent/Vyxsin
3- Jaime/Cara
4- Margie/Luke
5- Zev/Justin
– Zev: “Not a lot of Steakhouses here. . .”
6- Mel/Mike – Mel: “Kisha drives too slow.” (Toyouke: “If you don't like how fast Kisha is driving, then DON'T FOLLOW HER.”)
7- Gary/Mallory
8- Amanda/Kris
9- Flight Time/Big Easy
10- Jet/Cord
11- Ron/Christina

Teams are now instructed to drive themselves to the Living Desert and find their next clue. They arrive in the following order:

1- Zev/Justin – Justin: “Zev is artistic AND autistic!”
2- Kisha/Jen
3- Mel/Mike
4- Jaime/Cara
5- Kent/Vyxsin
6- Margie/Luke
7- Gary/Mallory
8- Amanda/Kris
9- Jet/Cord
10- Flight Time/Big Easy
11- Ron/Christina

Teams find the clue box by the side of the road. And we get the Detour Clue.

Spirit World OR Natural World
*Spirit World: Teams must use materials to create a mosaic that matches an example. Once complete, teams must dance on the mosaic to get their clue.
*Natural World: Teams must create a territory marker using a natural paint that is spit out of the mouth to create four images. Once finished, teams will get their next clue.

1- Zev/Justin choose Spirit World
2- Kisha/Jen choose Spirit World
3- Mel/Mike choose Spirit World
4- Jaime/Cara choose Spirit World
5- Kent/Vyxsin choose Spirit World
6- Margie/Luke choose Spirit World
7- Gary/Mallory choose Spirit World
8- Amanda/Kris choose Spirit World
9- Jet/Cord choose Spirit World
10- Flight Time/Big Easy choose Spirit World
11- Ron/Christina choose Spirit World
– because everyone else did. (Toyouke: “No! When everyone else is doing one Detour you do the other one!”)

Teams complete the detour in the following order:

1- Zev/Justin
2- Margie/Luke
3- Mel/Mike
4- Kent/Vyxsin
– because they decide to dance around the mosaic. Kent: “Vyxsin! Please get me children!”
5- Kisha/Jen
6- Jaime/Cara
7- Jet/Cord
8- Gary/Mallory
9- Flight Time/Big Easy
10- Amanda/Kris
– (Toyouke: “While Kris does look good shirtless, where are the cowboys? And why did they not take their shirts off?”)
11- Ron/Christina


This season, the first U-Turn is forced, so a team is chosen by their performance on a task.

Thus, upon completion of the task, teams arrive at the U-Turn and then get their next clue in the following order:

1-Amanda/Kris have been U-Turned

So, Amanda and Kris go to Natural World, which is apparently WAY easier than the mosaic. (Toyouke: “Wow, Kris spits so well.” Kmanpat: “That’s what SHE said.”) And they continue on their way.

Teams are then instructed to make their way to the “Home of the Magpies” which teams discover through questioning that they are to go to the Central Football Club to get their next clue. Teams then arrive at Central Football Club in the following order:

1- Zev/Justin
2- Margie/Luke
3- Kent/Vyxsin
4- Mel/Mike
5- Jaime/Cara
6- Jet/Cord
7- Flight Time/Big Easy
8- Kisha/Jen
9- Gary/Mallory
10- Ron/Christina
– (Toyouke: “Oohhhhh, now I remember how Ron and Christina were. Sigh.”)
11- Amanda/Kris

According to the clue, “It’s time for a Roo’d Awakening!” So, teams get dressed in kangaroo costumes (Toyouke: “It...there are moon boots to go with the costumes. ...I am rendered speechless.”) and use a Periodic Table of Elements to get their next clue. The highlighted elements (Mercury and Bismuth) indicate an intersection of town that teams must find. (Toyouke: “AND they picked one of the elements that has random letters as its symbol.”) And teams arrive at the intersection in the following order:

1- Zev/Justin – Random Australian: "Guess what happened to me? Two guys in kangaroo suits with a television camera just asked me for directions!" (Toyouke: “Zev and Justin just made that guy's day.”)
2- Flight Time/Big Easy
3- Kisha/Jen
4- Margie/Luke
5- Mel/Mike
6- Kent/Vyxsin
7- Jaime/Cara
8- Jet/Cord
9- Gary/Mallory
10- Ron/Christina
– (Toyouke: “I heard the Cymbals of "That was a poor decision, idiot" when Ron said not to follow Gary and Mallory.”)
11- Amanda/Kris

Teams get their clue and find that they must now drive themselves to Junction Mine, the PIT STOP of the second leg of this racearoundtheworld. The last team to arrive WILL be eliminated!
1- Zev/Justin – who win a trip for 2 to Cancun. Phil: “You have your passports?”
2- Flight Time/Big Easy
3- Jet/Cord
4- Kisha/Jen
5- Margie/Luke
6- Mel/Mike
7- Kent/Vyxsin
8- Jaime/Cara
9- Gary/Mallory
10- Ron/Christina
11- Amanda/Kris

And Amanda and Kris are gone. I must say this race has progressed as I would have wanted it to. . .

1st – Zev/Justin
2nd – Flight Time/Big Easy
3rd – Jet/Cord
4th – Kisha/Jen
5th – Margie/Luke
6th – Mel/Mike
7th – Kent/Vyxsin
8th – Jaime/Cara
9th – Gary/Mallory
10th – Ron/Christina

Next week: Japan! And more wackiness. Including the Cheerios hitting someone. Oh, and Ron is verbally abusive to Christina, as usual. Until next time!

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