The Amazing Race (Season 30) in The Amazing Race 30: Head To Head Posted Thursday at 03:58 AM This season on The Amazing Race, our most competitive season began with a photo finish. For the first time ever, teams went head to head and swapped partners. Teams made strategic moves and game changing mistakes. Along the way, seven teams were eliminated, leaving team IndyCar, team Extreme, team Big Brother, and team Yale with a shot at the one million-dollar prize. Tonight, one of these four teams will win The Amazing Race. Alex and Connor are the first to depart and they are flying to Hong Kong. Once to Hong Kong they must find Victoria Peak and a photographer’s kiosk to find their next clue. Alex and Connor and Cody and Jessica share a ride to the airport. They don’t mind they are arriving in Hong Kong at the same time, but they know Henry and Evan have a speed bump and that’s who they want out. They arrive at the airport with Kristi and Jen. Kristi and Jen say if they had predicted the strongest teams at the beginning it would have been the four remaining. Henry and Evan are grateful to be in the race still, but it’s worrisome they have a speedbump. Cody says he’s not counting Henry and Evan out but they are working with Alex and Connor to get out Henry and Evan. All teams have now arrived in Hong Kong and they are racing for Taxis. Alex and Connor are the first out of the airport. Kristi and Jen are behind them. Cody and Jessica and Henry and Evan fought over a taxi and they are out. Kristi and Jen hope a night leg will do wonderful things for them. Henry speaks Mandarin and he thinks that could be an advantage for them. Alex and Connor are looking for the kiosk. Kristi and Jen are lost and their driver needs to turn around. Jessica and Cody have arrived and are also looking for the kiosk. Kristi and Jen decide to walk because it’s only 8 minutes away. Alex and Connor see Henry and Evan’s speed bump and they find the kiosk. The photographer takes their picture and he goes to print it and they are waiting for their clue. Henry and Evan have arrived at their speed bump. They must illuminate 40 Chinese lanterns representing happiness and good wishes, something they’ll need if they want to survive this leg of the race. Cody and Jessica have arrived at the kiosk and they inform Alex and Connor Henry and Evan are at the speed bump. Alex and Connor are impatient waiting and they have to travel by taxi to their next clue. Jessica and Cody get their picture taken and Kristi and Jen have arrived. Henry and Evan are still working on their lanterns and their taxi driver came to cheer them on while they are doing their task. Jessica and Cody are right behind Alex and Connor and they are staying right on their tail. They are searching for the next clue box with Kristin and Jen right behind and it’s Kristi and Jen who find the clue box first. Detour: Hairy Crab-Teams must work like local fisherman and properly secure a basket of hairy crabs for transport to the fish market. Wrangling these uncooperative crustaceans will be a challenge. And just to ramp things up, teams will have to prepare 50 crabs in a typhoon! Grub Grab-One team member will take an order in Cantonese and then relay the order to their teammate in the kitchen who must decipher the correct dish. When the customers get what they want, teams will get what they want…their next clue. Alex and Connor and Kristi and Jen have chosen Hairy Crab and they have to take water transport to their detour. Henry and Evan have finished their speed bump and they get their picture taken. Jessica and Cody have also chosen Hairy Crab. Jessica doesn’t like crabs, she doesn’t like seafood and Cody says they are going to get slimy. Alex is struggling with the crabs and he’s not good at knots. Connor is also getting aggravated and they decide to switch. Kristi and Jen have gotten started and Cody and Jessica have arrived as well. Connor and Alex go back to get on the water transport and decide to go to the restaurant because they are sick of this. Henry and Evan have found their next clue and they think the other three teams have decided to freeze them out. They are going to do Grub Grab. Cody says the rope was slippery and the crabs were fighting while they were getting tied up. Kristi and Jen note that it’s a lot of crabs. Henry and Evan see Alex and Connor as they are headed to the restaurant. Alex and Connor say Henry has a big advantage because he speaks Mandarin. Henry is taking the first order and Connor is working on his. Connor says it was a very difficult detour. They had to take orders in a language Connor will probably not understand. Connor says it’s impossible. Alex says they have to do this because they can’t switch. Connor asks Henry if he’s writing in English and Henry says he’s doing it phonetically. Henry says they speak so fast. Kristi and Jen are working on their knots. Cody and Jessica have about 15 done so far and she thinks they should have switched detours. She says this challenge sucks and she hates it. She thinks the restaurant one would have been the better choice. Connor is working on his order again and he goes back to translate to Alex and he struggles with the first one. Henry is delivering some of his food. They have to serve 8 plates and he takes back the plates he served. Connor says he’s going to deliver four at a time and he serves 4 of 8 and he’s laughing because he has no idea if he’s right. Kristi and Jen have 36 and Cody and Jessica have 31 done of their crabs. Connor on his first attempt has 3 wrong. Henry has all of his correct and him and Evan get their clue and head out. They wish Alex and Connor luck. They have to take a taxi and search for their next clue. Connor has all of his correct on their second attempt and they are done. Kristi and Jen are getting their crabs checked, but they had several done improperly and had to redo almost half their basket. Cody and Jessica are getting theirs checked and some of the claws were out so they had to fix them. They are done with all 50 and they get their next clue. Henry and Evan have arrived at the next clue box and it’s time for a road block. Phil tells us people in Hong Kong like to blow off steam, and its rage art. Who Wants to Get Smashed? They have to break use a bat to break old electronics to find two halves of a clue. And just because they can, they will splatter what they’ve destroyed with a gallon of paint to create their own masterpiece. Henry is going to do it for their team. Evan is handcuffed to a briefcase. Evan is cheering Henry on. Kristi and Jen are at 48 and Jen has gotten her first bite. They think they are done and they get their next clue. Connor is going to do it for his team and Alex says he’s jealous. Connor broke his bat. Henry found one half of a clue. The other half is behind Henry but he hasn’t seen it yet. Connor can’t find his yet either. Henry finally finds the other half and he throws the paint on it. Teams have their next clue handcuffed to their wrists. To unlock it, they need to search Lan Kwai Fong for signs representing specific leg numbers. The leg numbers are the code to unlock the brief case. And to make it more difficult, the brief cases all have different combinations. Cody is going to smash for their team. Kristi and Jen have arrived and Kristi is going to smash. Alex and Connor have already left. Kristi is struggling because she is in pain. She’s frustrated and doesn’t know if she can do it and she takes her mask off. Jen and Kristi note they have to stay ahead of one team and it happens to be Big Brother. Jen is concerned. Jessica says this is her worst nightmare to be competing against Kristi and Jen. Henry and Evan are in the taxi and they are going over their legs and cities and their driver says they have arrived. Evan says the area is chaotic because of everyone is partying and drinking and they didn’t know exactly what they were looking for. Alex and Connor are in their taxi and they say Cody will get through that quickly. Cody is finishing and has his clue and they head out. Kristi is still struggling. Alex and Connor have arrived and they are looking around too. Evan and Henry are struggling to figure out their code. Alex and Connor feel like the signs will be obvious. Henry and Evan have found 3 and Alex and Connor have found 5. Alex and Connor have also found 3. Krist is still smashing stuff and Jen is mumbling please read the clue. Kristi thought he had to get something checked. She finally goes back and reads her clue and she found the first half. She’s looking through the stuff she smashed for the second half. She finally finds it and they head out. Henry and Evan have found their second number. Alex and Connor wonder if they should work with Henry and Evan. They both have 5 and 3, but they can’t find the last number. They see signs but they’re unsure of which signs they should use. Henry and Evan are trying 3-2-5. (The correct combination will be a combination of 1, 3, and 5). Jessica and Cody have arrived. Henry and Evan see them and they realize their lead is gone. Alex says they have 5, 4, 3, and 6 and it’s just random. Cody is trying to figure out what the signs look like and Alex and Connor show them the bull. Henry and Evan see the Arc de Triomphe from Washington Square Park where they started the race and it’s the last number they need for their combination. Jessica sees Henry and Evan and Alex says they were trying to come up with combinations. Henry and Evan have their clue. Their pit stop is on the corner of Johnston and Wan Chai Road for this leg of the race. The first three teams to check-in will be racing for one million dollars in the last leg and the last team will be eliminated. Henry tells Alex and Connor tell them to go the other way and Evan yells at Henry. Alex sees the sign and thinks it’s France. Cody tells Jessica they seem to know something. Evan tells Henry in the taxi she likes IndyCar but it’s too tight to help them. Kristi and Jen have arrived and they see Big Brother and they feel more comfortable. Jessica and Cody say they can’t find another sign to save their lives. Kristi and Jen found 2 numbers and they say they are close with Big Brother but it’s an us or them situation. Cody has found the sign Henry and Evan needed and it has given them their second number. They start guessing by process of elimination. Kristi and Jen are trying combinations too. Cody and Jessica have their case open and they have their clue. Kristi and Jen see Alex and Connor and they are still struggling to find their last number. Jessica says Kristi looked so upset and she’d never seen her like that. They know Henry and Evan have left. Alex says they haven’t seen Jessica and Cody in awhile. Kristi and Jen see the sign with the Arc de Triomphe, but they also think it’s France. Henry and Evan are hoping they will hit the mat first and Jessica and Cody are looking for the pit stop. Henry and Evan have found Phil but they almost get hit by a train and have to wait for it to pass. Henry and Evan are team number one and they have made Amazing Race history. Only two other teams have ever completed a speed bump and won the leg and they are one of the three teams who will be racing to the finish line. Phil tells them they are going to San Francisco and they will be pampered all the way home because the next leg will be tough. Phil asks Henry and Evan if they felt they were isolated. Evan says maybe but they tried not to focus on it. Jessica and Cody have arrived at the mat and they are team number two. Phil notes they don’t look happy and Jessica says losing friends gets harder. Cody says they wanted the other two teams with them. Kristi and Jen are bickering and they are back to trying numbers. Alex and Connor are by the sign with the Arc de Triomphe and they talk about the other teams being there when they opened their case. Connor says they’ve found the sign but either they are doing something wrong or the answer is right in front of them. Alex thinks the bull is the wrong sign. Kristi and Jen have their case open and they are off. Kristi and Jen hit the mat and Jen gives Kristi a hug before anything is said. Phil says this leg was their toughest leg, but there’s good news. They are team number three and they are one of the final three teams who will be racing to the finish line. Phil says there is one thing about them, they don’t give up. Phil asks if there is anyone on the race they can’t beat and they say no. Phil comes out and meets Alex and Connor while they are still looking for their numbers. Alex says this isn’t good. Phil tells them the other teams have checked-in and they have been eliminated. Phil tells them they should hold their head high because very few teams make it through 11 legs of the race. All teams are on their way to San Francisco where they’ll race to the finish line. Their first stop is AT&T Park where they must find the Say Hey Kid statue commemorating the legendary Willie Mays. Henry and Evan and Cody and Jessica are at the airport wondering who is racing with them and they see Kristi and Jen come around the corner. Henry and Evan check their bags so they won’t have extra weight. Cody just wants to win and Jessica wants the money. Kristi and Jen have beaten all the other teams before and they know they can do it again. The plane has landed in San Francisco and all teams are out for a taxi. Cody says it smells like America, this is his place. He’s not a world traveler. Kristi and Jen are comfortable going up against these three teams in challenges. Cody and Jessica are the first to get to the clue box. Teams must now search among hundreds of baseballs and find the numbers that represent the number of career home runs Willie Mays hit, which is 660. They are searching McCovey Cove which is where home run baseballs are often hit. Kristi and Jen ask someone to look up the information and they come up with 661. Cody twisted his ankle and they are looking for kayak’s. Cody says he twisted it bad. Henry and Evan have arrived at the kayaks. All teams are out in kayaks looking for balls. Lou Seal, the mascot is throwing balls into the water. Cody realizes they don’t know the correct number. Kristi and Jen have the correct number, 660 they are looking for and they have found the first number. Henry and Evan crash into Jessica and Cody. Henry and Evan have found a couple of 6’s with other numbers. Kristi and Jen have a 0 now. Henry tries 936 first and they are wrong. They try a few different combinations and they are wrong and they are trying to figure out what they need to do. Cody and Jessica try a few combinations and they aren’t correct. Jessica and Cody ask someone standing next to the water and Evan overhears the answer. Henry and Evan just need a 0, Kristi and Jen need another 6, and Cody and Jessica need them all. Jessica gets her 6 and 0 quickly. Kristi and Jen have their numbers and they take them for the ump to approve and they get their clue. Cody and Jessica also have theirs and they get their clue. Henry and Evan are bickering and still need their last number. Road block: Who has an extra pair of underwear? In the center of the Golden Gate Bridge is an anchorage and it has more concrete than the Empire State building and is larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza. It will serve as the highest ascender climb in the history of the Amazing Race. Once they get to the top they must go inside and face the world’s most terrifying free fall. Once complete, they can reunite with their partner and continue on. Kristi is going to do it for their team and Cody for theirs. Henry and Evan have their numbers and they catch up and Evan is going to do the road block for their team. Cody says this is the perfect challenge for him. Cody has a lead with Kristi not far behind. Evan is the furthest behind. Kristi has almost caught up to Cody. Cody’s arms are burning. Cody has reached the top and Kristi is right behind. Cody says Kristi is right behind him and he’s not sure who Yale picked, but they are way behind. They have put Cody into a glowing green suit and they tell him to take small steps off the edge. He goes out and he walks slowly off and Jessica is wondering what is happening. Cody has landed and Kristi is next. Cody and Jessica are off to what they guess is the Golden Gate Cheese Factory. Evan is still struggling on the climb. Kristi hates tall buildings but she walks right off and she lands safely and they are off. Evan has reached the top and she thinks they are about 15 minutes behind Cody. Jessica says she can’t tell if it’s cheese or bread, but they know it’s some kind of factory. Jen suggests maybe some kind of pancake. Cody and Jessica are off their boat and Kristi and Jen are right behind. Jessica stops to ask for assistance on where they are going. The stranger tells them it’s the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. If teams can make 102 perfect cookies, their fortune will be their next clue. Evan is doing her free fall with Henry encouraging her. She lands safely and they head out. Cody and Jessica and Kristi and Jen have arrived at the cookie factor and they cookie master is showing them how to make the fortune cookies. Each teammate has to make a full tray of the cookies. Henry and Evan grab a taxi and ask if he knows what the clue might be leading them to. Cody and Jessica ask for a check on his tray and he needs 14 more cookies. Kristi gets a check and she needs a few more and she’s done. Henry and Evan have arrived and Cody doesn’t know how they caught up to them. Cody has his tray done. Jen asks for a check and they are done and they get a fortune cookie with their clue. They will find their next clue at the USS Hornet. Jessica says this is frustrating. She says they were the first team to arrive but things change quickly. Evan asks for a check of Henry’s tray and he is done. Jessica asks Cody what she’s doing wrong. Henry and Evan seem to be doing pretty well. Jessica has finished her tray and they head out to find a cab. Henry and Evan are done also and they head out to look for a cab too. Henry and Evan have found a cab and Cody and Jessica are struggling to find one. Henry and Evan drive by and Cody sees them and realizes they are in last. Evan hopes to put a little distance between them. Jessica is frustrated and says this is ridiculous. Cody and Jessica have now found a cab and they are in third place. Kristi and Jen arrive first and they open their clue. The USS Hornet will serve as the finish line as for this season of the Amazing Race. But first, teams will have to build an airplane at the other end of the runway. First they’ll have to search the hornet for 12 pieces of a plane which are spread out among more than 1000 compartments over seven decks at length of more than 900 feet. Then assemble it so all 12 legs of the race are represented by symbols and it will be this season’s most difficult test of physical endurance as well as mental strength. The first team to complete building their plane and land on the mat will win one million dollars and the Amazing Race. Kristi and Jen selected the red plane because they think it will be easy to see and they begin searching for their pieces. They have found their first piece and when taking it back they find their second. Henry and Evan have arrived and Cody and Jessica have arrived right behind them. Henry and Evan have selected the blue plane leaving Cody and Jessica with the yellow plane. Kristi and Jen have 4 of their 12 pieces. Henry and Evan have found their first piece and they decide to take it back. Cody says this is massive and you could get lost because it’s like a maze. Jessica and Cody have 2 of their parts. They find a third and Kristi and Jen have 6. Henry and Evan have 4 pieces. Kristi and Jen are up to 7. Cody and Jessica have 6 pieces. Henry has noticed that some pieces have two stickers on them, one on each side. Kristi and Jen are trying to be as thorough as possible. Jessica says they did not make this easy, it’s almost like there’s a million dollars on the line or something. Kristi and Jen have now found all of their pieces. Jessica and Cody have found their final piece and Jen has to assemble the plane because Kristi did the last road block. Jessica has to do it by herself and when Henry and Evan get their pieces, Henry will have to do it for their team. Jen notices they have 12 pieces of their plane but they only need 6 of them and you have to find the right combination in order to have a symbol for each leg represented on the plane. Cody says they are neck and neck with Kristi and Jen. Henry and Evan have their pieces and they are heading back. Jen is trying to figure out the parts and the symbols. Jessica is working on hers and figuring out symbols also. Jessica says the pictures were difficult. Henry and Evan are still struggling to get all their pieces back. Jen asks for a check and she is not cleared for takeoff. Henry and Evan finally have their pieces back and Henry is now working on his plane. Jessica is asking for a check. She is not cleared for takeoff. Henry is rushing to hurry up. Jen and Jessica are going over the symbols in their head and what country they represent. Evan is cheering Henry on and Jessica says she’s so annoying. Henry is also unsure about some of the stickers. Jessica wishes Evan would stop talking and Cody starts encouraging Jessica. Henry is asking for his first check. He is not cleared for takeoff. Jen has failed a second time. Henry asks for a second check and he’s not correct. Jessica has a third check and she’s not cleared either. Jessica has also missed check 5 and Jen missed check 4. Jen is getting frustrated and Evan is still encouraging Henry and Jessica wishes someone would tell her to shut up. Henry tells her he’s got it and asks Evan to be quiet for a second. Jen miss check 5 and Henry misses his as well. All teams are still working on their plane. Jen asks for check #6 and it’s not cleared. Jen has 4 incorrect of the 12. Henry has his correct but hasn’t asked for a check and he changes something making two incorrect. Jen has moved a few things around. Jessica ask for check #9 and she is not cleared for takeoff. Jessica has 2 incorrect. Jessica makes a change and asks for check #10. Jen is making a check. Jessica is cleared for takeoff. Jessica has to push the plane to Cody and they run off. They run up to Phil and asks did they do it? Phil says Cody and Jessica they have won the Amazing Race and they have won one million dollars. Phil says Cody looks kind of stunned right now and he’s speechless. Phil says his teammate came through for him in the end and he says she’s the foundation of his strength. Henry and Evan have finally completed and they come in and they congratulate Cody and Jessica. Jen is so disappointed in herself and Kristi hugs her and comforts her and they jog to the mat. Phil asks how they feel right now and Jen says she feels horrible and she feels like she let Kristi down. Kristi and Jen never finished below third and they will eventually be able to look back and be really proud.