Friday, October 31, 2014

TAR25, Recap Leg 6, 10/31/14

Welcome to Leg 6! Last time, on I Think the French Guy Liked Me, teams raced from Denmark to Morocco and spent a lot of time hanging out in Jemma El-Fnaa in Marrakesh.  Food Carts!  Hanging carpets!  One armed Roadblocks (and Detours)!  Shelley gets into it with Keith and creates a rivalry which is snuffed when the Flight Attendants use their U-Turn and Keith and Whitney are eliminated.  Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

Arrival at the pit stop last episode:
1st – Kym/Alli, Team Nonstop, #TheCyclists
2nd – Adam/Bethany, Team Sharknado, #SoulSurfers
3rd – Tim/Te Jay, Team Gaysian TNT, #CollegeSweethearts
4th – Shelley/Nici, Team Flying Family, #MomDaughter
5th – Brooke/Robbie, Team LoriBolo2, #TheWrestlers
6th – Misti/Jim, Team Noodle Domination, #The Dentists
7th – Amy/Maya, Team Frizzle Twins, #SweetScientists

Al Matjar Carpet Shop, Marrakesh, Morocco

8:15 AM Kym/Alli (1st)
Clue: Make your way to the marked feed station and take two marked bags of hay to the stable at El Massi.  Once there, take a horse drawn carriage back to town and feed apples to your horses to get your next clue.

(Toyouke: “So I just saw some money and it reminds me that I don't think they've said how much money they're getting for each leg. I'm pretty sure no episode before this has stated the amount.”)

8:16 AM Adam/Bethany (2nd)
8: 30 AM Tim/Te Jay (3rd)
8:34 AM Shelley/Nici (4th)
8:39 AM Brooke/Robbie (5th)
8:41 AM Misti/Jim (6th)
8:42 AM Amy/Maya (7th)

Teams make their way to the feed station and then the stable and arrive in the following order:

1- Adam/Bethany – who find a cab driver right away who knows where he is going.
2- Kym/Alli – who struggle with finding a good cab driver, but get on their way quickly.
3- Misti/Jim – who run into. . .
4- Brooke/Robbie – and together they find out how far away the stable is.
5- Tim/Te Jay – who start the 10 kilometer journey on foot, as do. . .
6- Amy/Maya – who actually run into. . .
7- Shelley/Nici – and together they finally discover they can’t walk.

Teams finally find the feed station (not the most well marked place in all of TARdom)  (Toyouke: “That is not up to the usual standard of "marked structure."), get their carriages, and return to Marrakesh to get their clues in the following order:

1- Adam/Bethany
2- Kym/Alli
3- Misti/Jim
4- Brooke/Robbie 
5- Tim/Te Jay
6- Shelley/Nici
7- Amy/Maya – who actually grab random bags of hay first.

Teams are now instructed to go to the marked parking lot behind Koutoubia Mosque and find the marked Ford Fiestas.  Using the cars, teams drive themselves to the Pottery Stand in Amizmiz in the Atlas Desert.  Teams arrive and get their clues in the following order:

1- Kym/Alli
2- Misti/Jim
3- Adam/Bethany
4- Brooke/Robbie 
5- Tim/Te Jay
6- Amy/Maya
7- Shelley/Nici – who go three hours out of their way.  Ouch.

And we get the Detour Clue.

Camp OR Cream
For both Detours, teams make their way to Oumnasse Casbah back in Marrakesh.
*Camp: Teams must set up a Berber tent to exact specifications in order to get their clue from the judge.
*Cream: Teams must milk a goat and fill a bowl to a line, then use a tradition method to churn butter.  Once 3 ounces of butter is made, teams get their next clue.

(Toyouke: “Ugh, deal with goats or exactly copy a camp. I don't know that I like either of these.”)

1- Kym/Alli choose Cream – and discover that making butter will take 45 minutes.  (Toyouke: “FORTY-FIVE MINUTES?!?! Is that Detour really that easy compared to the tent? That you have them churn for almost an hour?”)  So they Bald Snark to Camp.  Once they get going, they realize that they are a bit short to do the task, and Alli starts doubting her decision.  So they Double Bald Snark back to Cream and finish making butter.  And Kym serenades us.
2- Misti/Jim choose Camp
3- Adam/Bethany choose Cream
4- Brooke/Robbie choose Cream –Robbie: “You get the goat, I’ll hold the bowl.”  (Toyouke: “Robbie is like a small child.”)
5- Tim/Te Jay choose Camp – and then go into the tent together to try and set it up.
6- Amy/Maya choose Cream
7- Shelley/Nici choose Cream – but arrive just as all the other teams are leaving.

After much goat milking, butter churning and tent building (Toyouke: “I love that they appear to be weighing the goat butter with bullets.”), teams complete the detour in the following order:

1- Misti/Jim
2- Adam/Bethany
3- Tim/Te Jay 
4- Kym/Alli
5- Amy/Maya
6- Brooke/Robbie
7- Shelley/Nici

Teams are now instructed to drive themselves to Terres d’Amanar in Tahannaout to get their next clue.  They arrive in the following order:

1- Misti/Jim
2- Adam/Bethany
3- Tim/Te Jay 
4- Kym/Alli
5- Brooke/Robbie
6- Amy/Maya – who drive right past the place as they are talking about paying attention.  Oh Amazing Editors, how I love thee.
7- Shelley/Nici

And teams get the fourth roadblock clue.


Who has the knack for sliding things into place?

In this roadblock, roadblockers must complete a ropes and zip line course in the Atlas Mountains.  Along the way, they must solve a puzzle and then return to the start to get their next clue.

(Toyouke: “This puzzle serves no purpose. Remember when it was enough to overcome your fear of heights?”)

The following teammates take the Roadblock:

1- Misti
2- Bethany
3- Te Jay  
4- Alli
5- Brooke – who whines the WHOLE WAY.
6- Maya
7- Shelley

After much ropes coursing and zip lining, teams complete the Roadblock in the following order:

1- Misti/Jim
2- Adam/Bethany
3- Kym/Alli 
4- Tim/Te Jay
5- Brooke/Robbie
6- Amy/Maya
7- Shelley/Nici

Teams are handed the picture of their next destination, the Casbah d’If, the PIT STOP of the sixth leg of this racearoundtheworld.  The last team to arrive WILL be eliminated!

(Toyouke: “Is this a thing that I'm not aware of? Banjo, chicken, dove? What?”)

1- Misti/Jim – who win a trip for 2 to Brazil.
2- Adam/Bethany  
3- Kym/Alli
4- Tim/Te Jay
5- Brooke/Robbie
6- Amy/Maya
7- Shelley/Nici

And Shelley and Nici are eliminated.  They are annoyed to be gone so soon, but Phil reminds them how far they came in two legs.

1st – Misti/Jim
2nd – Adam/Bethany
3rd – Kym/Alli
4th – Tim/Te Jay
5th – Brooke/Robbie
6th – Amy/Maya

Next week: Italy!  Until next time!

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