Monday, January 29, 2018

TAR 30, Recap Leg 5, 1/24/18

Welcome to Leg 5! Last time, on Be Careful, Sailing Can Knock Your Tooth Out!, 9 teams raced from Morocco to France. Teams ended up in Saint-Tropez, and went sailing where Evan chipped a tooth, and Cedric and Shawn had a Speed Bump that put them behind. Another Head to Head put teams against each other, where Brittany and Lucas pulled off a win over Cedric and Shawn, pétanquing them out of the race. Who will be eliminated. . . next? (click for more)

Arrival at the pit stop last episode:
1st – Alex and Conor, The Race Car Drivers, #TeamIndyCar
2nd – Cody and Jessica, Team Reality Show YDC, #TeamBigBrother
3rd – Kristi and Jen, The Freestyle Skiers, #TeamExtreme
4th – Joey and Tim, Team Bring On the Food Challenge, #TeamChomp
5th – Trevor and Chris, Team Classical Rainbow, #TeamWellStrung
6th – Henry and Evan, Beauty and the Geek Take 2, #TeamYale
7th – Eric and Daniel, The Wondertwins, #TheFirefighters
8th – Lucas and Brittany, Team Baywatch, #TeamOceanRescue

Place des Lices, Saint-Tropez, France

1:49 AM Alex/Conor (1st)
Clue: Drive yourselves 120 miles to Les Baux-de-Provence, France! Once there, make your way to Chateau des Baux, last used as the Pit Stop for Leg 3 in TAR 1. Once there, teams will get their next clue.

2:02 AM Cody/Jessica (2nd)
2:10 AM Kristi/Jen (3rd)
2:18 AM Joey/Tim (4th)
2:38 AM Trevor/Chris (5th)
2:52 AM Henry/Evan (6th) – and in case you were concerned, Evan had her tooth fixed at the Pit Stop.
4:04 AM Eric/Daniel (7th)
4:28 AM Lucas/Brittany (8th) – Lucas reminds us he was frustrated with Brittany in Leg 4 but he still loves her. Brittany reminds us that they have been together for 9 years, and she still needs a ring.

So teams make their way to Chateau des Baux. Teams arrive in the following order:

1- Alex/Conor
2- Kristi/Jen
3- Cody/Jessica
4- Joey/Tim
5- Trevor/Chris
6- Henry/Evan
7- Eric/Daniel
8- Lucas/Brittany

Once there, teams run into Hours of Operation, as the Chateau doesn’t open until 8:30 am. Thus, all the teams show up. When the gates open, teams enter and get their clue in the following order:

1- Alex/Conor
2- Lucas/Brittany
3- Kristi/Jen
4- Henry/Evan
5- Eric/Daniel
6- Cody/Jessica
7- Trevor/Chris
8- Joey/Tim

When they rip open the clue, teams get the fifth roadblock.


Who wants to go medieval on this Roadblock?

In this roadblock, one team member must use the provided materials and example to build a working trebuchet. Once approved, teams will get their next clue. While the trebuchet is being built, the other team member must be placed in the stockade until the task is done.

(Toyouke: “But will it fire watermelons?”)

The following teammates take the Roadblock:

1- Conor
2- Lucas
3- Kristi
4- Henry
5- Eric
6- Cody
7- Chris
8- Tim

After much trebuchet building, teams complete the Roadblock in the following order:

1- Lucas/Brittany
2- Cody/Jessica
3- Kristi/Jen
4- Eric/Daniel
5- Henry/Evan
6- Trevor/Chris
7- Joey/Tim
8- Alex/Conor

Teams are now instructed to drive themselves to Maussane-les-Alpilles and find the Café de la Fontaine and get their clue from the patron drinking red wine. Teams arrive at the café and get their clue in the following order:

1- Lucas/Brittany
2- Kristi/Jen
3- Cody/Jessica
4- Eric/Daniel
5- Henry/Evan
6- Trevor/Chris
7- Alex/Conor
8- Joey/Tim

Teams open their clues, and we get the Detour Clue.


Full of Bull OR Colorful

For both detours, teams must drive themselves to the city of Arles.
*Full of Bull: Teams must find the Arles Amphitheatre, and run through the bullring checking 100 bull statues for red, white and blue ribbons. Once teams had one of each color of ribbon, they show them to a bullfighter to get their next clue.
*Colorful: Teams travel to Pont Van Gogh, and solve a sliding puzzle of his famous painting Langlois Bridge at Arles. Once teams solved the puzzle, the painting would open to reveal the next clue.

(Toyouke: “I would never pick a Swedish Roulette task ever. EVER.”)

1- Kristi/Jen choose Full of Bull
2- Lucas/Brittany choose Full of Bull
3- Eric/Daniel choose Full of Bull
4- Alex/Conor choose Full of Bull
5- Henry/Evan choose Full of Bull
6- Cody/Jessica choose Full of Bull
7- Joey/Tim choose Colorful – after getting horribly lost on the way. Then they solved the puzzle without figuring out how to open it. (Toyouke: “Oh, I didn't consider that they didn't tell them what kind of puzzle it was. Slider puzzle vs. Swedish Roulette might be my own personal worst nightmare.”)
8- Trevor/Chris choose Full of Bull – who actually got lost trying to get to Colorful, so they shoes to go back to the other Detour.

Much stadium running and puzzle solving ensues. So, teams complete the detour in the following order:

1- Lucas/Brittany
2- Kristi/Jen
3- Eric/Daniel
4- Henry/Evan
5- Alex/Conor
6- Cody/Jessica
7- Trevor/Chris
8- Joey/Tim

Teams find now that they must drive themselves back to Les Baux-de-Provence and find the Hotel Benvengudo, the PIT STOP of the fifth leg of this racearoundtheworld. The last team to arrive MAY be eliminated!

1- Lucas/Brittany – who win a trip for 2 to Bali. And so Lucas proposes. (Toyouke: “Those two girls knew what was up IMMEDIATELY. Also did he actually ever propose?”)
2- Kristi/Jen – (Toyouke: “Wait so does this mean that the two teams who suffered the most during the head-to-head, having to do it multiple times, BOTH went worst to first on the next leg? Either magically that experience motivates everyone to win, OR the stupid head-to-head has absolutely nothing to do with actual Race skills and is BS.”)
3- Eric/Daniel – Phil: "Eric and Daniel get in here and stare at these two during this emotional moment!"
4- Henry/Evan
5- Alex/Conor
6- Cody/Jessica
7- Trevor/Chris
8- Joey/Tim

And Joey and Tim are eliminated. They loved it.

1st – Lucas/Brittany
2nd – Kristi/Jen
3rd – Eric/Daniel
4th – Henry/Evan
5th – Alex/Conor
6th – Cody/Jessica
7th – Joey/Tim

Next week: Prague! Brittany and Jessica finally lay into each other. We get our first Double U-Turn. And our first Switchback to Kafka Phones! Until next time!

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