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  1. 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.
  2. 10:00 PM BBT They are speculating what the evicted HG are doing. They think Shannon might be watching live feeds and Keisha is playing with her baby. Ross says Shannon probably isn’t watching and is in a hotel. Omarosa says Shannon was talking to Metta and explaining why she was all alone and Omarosa says it was important for her to listen and understand Shannon’s thought process. Metta says he was just listening because he was worried about her. Omarosa says Metta just kept her talking. They think she didn’t adapt to the game well because she was a solo child. 10:05 PM BBT Ross and Marissa go to the BR and are talking. Ross says Brandi lied to him about the vote. Ross thinks it will be him and Brandi on the block and Ross says he needs to Marissa to help him if it is. Marissa says she’ll need him to help if it’s her. Ross says if he goes home, it’s ok. He’ll still get the same check, it will be fabulous. 10:10 PM BBT Metta is laying down and Marissa asks if he’s ok. Brandi comes in and asks for some pills from Metta. They talk about pain from the HOH comp again. Marissa tells Metta that Ari is really upset about Brandi’s vote. Metta asks why she did that and Marissa says to get Shannon’s vote. Metta says Shannon didn’t deserve to go 7-0 because she played too well. 10:15 PM BBT Marissa tells Metta Omarosa is going to break up their alliance because she’s going to go after the pairs. Marissa says she thought Brandi made a stupid move. It just makes her sad because Ari is so upset. Metta says Omarosa has to have four votes to get out who she wants and Marissa says she doesn’t have to have anything because she’s the HOH. Marissa says she might have to make a deal to avoid going up. Omarosa walks through and they ask her to come back and talk after she’s finished what she’s doing. They are trying to figure out the upcoming schedule for the week. 10:20 PM BBT Metta and Marissa have turned to talking about their family videos and Omarosa comes back. Metta loved Mark’s speech and Omarosa says it was epic. Omarosa says it was the longest she heard in BB history. Mark comes in and he says Shannon’s was longer. Metta says Shannon is passionate about animals and she’s a special lady. The speculate there will be a double eviction Monday and Friday. 10:25 PM BBT Omarosa thought today would be a D/E. Talk has returned to the HOH comp and Omarosa says she was solid on the wall. Marissa says she could tell. Metta is asking what D/E’s are like and Omarosa says they are an experience. Omarosa is asked to move her hair away from her microphone. Ross is experimenting with the slop and brings some in for Metta to try and he says it’s good. Ari has joined Marissa, Metta, and Omarosa. Metta, Mark, and Ross are all eating some of the slop. Ross made slop biscuits and they are calling them “sliscuits”. Brandi has joined the room as well with her glass of wine.
  3. 9:00 PM BBT Ross is in the KT cooking. Mark is putting stuff away in the bedroom. Metta, Ari, and Marissa are all also in the KT looking in the refrigerator and washing hands. Ross is reading the nutritional information on the slop. Mark is putting his suitcase back in the SR and Marissa is in the refrigerator and asks who voted for him. Mark thinks it was Omarosa or Metta. Marissa says she knows it wasn’t Metta and she tells Mark it wasn’t Omarosa either. 9:05 PM BBT Marissa has grabbed a pizza and most everyone is in the KT talking about the competition. Marissa tells Brandi she did good for having no tushy. General chatter about the competition going on and everyone cooking. 9:10 PM BBT Ross and Marissa head into the lounge. Ross and Marissa are talking about Brandi’s rogue vote and Marissa tells Ross that Ari is upset. Ari comes in and they are asking where everyone’s twitter handles are so they can tweet out. 9:15 PM BBT Marissa and Ari talk scenarios and Marissa says Brandi might have to go. Marissa thinks she could go up thought. Ari gets a little emotional and Marissa comforts her. 9:20 PM BBT Most everyone is in the KT still chatting. Omarosa is in the bedroom putting her stuff away. 9:25 PM BBT Everyone is still in the KT except Omarosa. Mark asks Ross if he likes oatmeal. Ross likes it and Mark says he’ll be ok. Metta wants to know if Big Brother is watching them and what they eat. 9:30 PM BBT Ross wants to know if he can fry them in coconut oil. He says he’s not trying to add flavor to it, he just wants to fry it in that because there is more of that available. There is speculation there will be a double elimination on Monday. And they think there will be another double Friday. 9:35 PM BBT Omarosa has joined the KT. Everyone is now eating and a few are trying the slop. Omarosa says they can survive off that. They are eating slop nuggets and dipping them in ketchup. Omarosa reads the slop list of instructions and she tells them condiments will not be replenished. 9:40 PM BBT Ross says they are going to be very regular after having slop. Metta says he bet Shannon would have loved slop. General chatter all around while everyone is eating. 9:45 PM BBT More talk about the HOH competition. They are telling Omarosa James was shaking. 9:50 PM BBT They are talking about slop and Ross asks Omarosa if people are usually on slop for a week and she says yes and sometimes they can get 2 weeks in a row. She also says there’s a competition where they can choose to take slop the rest of the summer. Marissa says she would have volunteered and Mark asks why she just didn’t drop then. Marissa says she thought she was doing good. Talk turns to their videos from home. 9:55 PM BBT Everyone still in the KT talking about family videos and slop. Omarosa says you can lose weight on slop, but not in 48 hours. Marissa says the numbers on their jerseys were their birthdays. Ross says Metta was shaking the whole wall.
  4. Jessica and Cody are going to attempt to buy sneakers at a local mall because after they checked in her sneakers got lost. Jessica is racing in flip-flops and Cody says if he has to he’ll carry her. Jessica talks about being U-turned by Brittany and Lucas and Brittany saying she hopes there were no hard feelings. Cody says they just wants make them feel uncomfortable and Jessica says or get them eliminated. Teams are leaving Harare, Zimbabwe and will fly to the Kingdom of Bahrain, a middle eastern country never before visited on the Amazing Race. They’ll have to pick up cars when they arrive and drive themselves to the capital port city of Manama. Brittany and Lucas are the first to leave and they grab a taxi. Kristi and Jen are the second to leave and they are focused and note they haven’t finished below third. Alex and Connor are leaving in third and Connor says he’s been there a few times. They talk about coming up on the white flag soon. Alex has raced in Bahrain. Henry and Evan talk about not having any animosity towards Alex and Connor. Brittany is concerned about a flight being cancelled and the travel agent says they can’t guarantee anything. Everyone is on the same flight. At the Dubai International Airport, Lucas seems to have lost his passport. Brittany is telling someone they went back to their previous flight, but they wouldn’t let them check the plane. It’s 45 minutes until boarding and Lucas and Brittany are asking for help. The other teams are talking about how they feel bad and it’s not a good way to go out. Jessica says karma is coming around sooner than she anticipated. Alex and Connor say that’s cold. Everyone is boarding the next flight except Lucas and Brittany. Brittany is comforting Lucas but he says it’s not ok. The teams, except Brittany and Lucas, have arrived in Bahrain and select their cars and take off. Jessica doesn’t know what Brittany and Lucas are doing and she doesn’t have time to focus on them because she’s focusing on her and Cody. Brittany and Lucas are trying to get a rushed passport from the U.S. Embassy in Dubai. Alex and Connor have arrived at the next stop and teams must carry heavy pieces of timber across a shipping yard to a scale and weigh out 300 pounds for the foreman to earn their next clue. Jen and Kristi arrive behind them and they get started. Alex and Connor carry a piece of timber together and Kristi and Jen decide to grab a piece each and drag out. Henry and Evan have arrived and Cody and Jessica are asking for directions. All the teams are complaining about the heat. Kristi and Jen think they have enough so they decide to weight it by Henry and Evan and Alex and Connor run back. Alex and Connor can’t believe the girls did it so fast. Kristi and Jen do have what they need and they get their clue. teams must drive themselves to a sweet shop and sample a local treat to get their next clue. Alex and Connor are weighing theirs and Henry and Evan decide to get another piece to make sure they have enough. Cody and Jessica arrive at the timber and Cody says this is his challenge. Jessica can’t believe they need 300 pounds and complains about her timber being heavy. All four teams are headed to the sweets shop and Jessica is cleaning dirt off of Cody. Kristi and Jen arrive with Alex and Connor to find the sweet shop. They look around and can’t find it. Alex and Connor ask for help and they find it and they decide to help Kristi and Jen. They quickly eat and say it’s good and they get their next clue. They have to drive themselves to a Delmon Pottery Industry in a village. Henry and Evan are bickering trying to find the sweet shop. Cody and Jessica are looking for the sweet shop and Jessica asks why there are so many candy shops. They ask for help and quickly eat and head out. Alex and Connor are stuck in traffic and Kristi and Jen are looking for the right place. Henry and Evan arrive as Jessica and Cody are leaving. Jessica says Henry is really nice but Evan wears the pants in that relationship. Henry and Evan talk about their navigation difficulties and that safety could disappear quickly. Evan hopes Brittany and Lucas don’t get their passports. Back in Dubai, Brittany and Lucas have gotten their passports and are now looking for a flight out. They says there’s a flight leaving every hour and it’s a short flight so they are hoping everyone else is lost. Back in Bahrain, all the teams are struggling to find the Pottery place. Jessica and Cody have found the Pottery place and find their clue. Phil tells us the teams are going to play a game of memory. They have to open a pouch of original relics and search through thousands of vases to find their matches. Jessica has picked up a cat to cuddle and Cody tries to get her to focus. They begin looking through the bases for the items they need. They talk about frustrating it was because there are so many pots. They can only take one pot up at a time and they try their first pot and it’s not correct. Jess is complaining about the heat. Alex and Connor are still trying to find the Pottery place. Cody and Jessica have found their first match. Kristi and Jen have arrived, with Henry and Evan have arrived as well. Jess and Cody bring another pot, it’s the right item but the wrong color. Alex and Connor have arrived. Connor says the hardest part was paying attention to detail. Brittany and Lucas are back at the Dubai airport and they are getting ready to head out. Jess and Cody have 6 pieces and Kristi and Jen have 5, Henry and Evan have 4, and Alex and Connor have 3. Kristi and Jen hit 8 and Cody and Jess hit 9. Henry and Evan are at 7 and Alex and Connor hit 6. Kristi and Jen hit 9. Jessica and Cody and Kristi and Jen both think they have their last one. Jessica and Cody have theirs and they get their next clue to drive themselves to the Bahrain Endurance Village and search for their next clue. Kristi and Jen have also finished and they head out. Alex and Connor finish shortly after and they head out. Henry and Evan are still looking through vases and Henry seems disoriented. Evan asks if he’s ok and he says it’s so hot. Evan says they were a little frustrated because Alex and Connor left before them even though they arrived after. Henry says he was hot and maybe wasn’t being as methodical as he should have been they finally find their last item and they head out. Jessica is complaining about being lost. Kristi and Jen talk about they are enjoying themselves except for the being lost part. Alex and Connor have arrived and they open their clue and read milk a camel. Phil tells us not only do camels provide transportation, but also nutritious milk. They have to fill a cup last a line the old fashioned way, by milking the camel. Connor says today is the first time he’s ever had to milk a creature. Alex wants to know if he can get Malaria from a camel. Alex and Connor are finishing as Kristi and Jen arrive. Alex and Connor are to find a 400 year old tree, the Tree Of Life and the next pit stop. The last team to check in may be eliminated. Kristi and Jen see a baby drinking and they are oohing over the baby. Jessica and Cody stop and ask for directions and they haven’t gotten any assistance yet. Kristi and Jen finish milking the camel and they head out. Phil greets Alex and Connor at the Tree of Life and they are team number one and they have won $7,500 each too with the $5,000 they already won. Cody and Jessica have stopped elsewhere to ask for direction and the person doesn’t know where it is. Henry and Evan have arrived to milk the camels. Evan notes she talks to animals the way she talks to Henry. Kristi and Jen arrive at the pit stop in second. Henry and Evan are working on getting their milk. Jessica and Cody have arrived and Jessica says it smells great out there. Henry and Evan have finished and Jessica and Cody begin. Jessica says she was out when she saw testicles and Cody says they’re udders. Jess and Cody finish and Cody takes a drink and jess says that’s gross. Henry and Evan hit the mat in third place. Jessica and Cody arrive after and they are in four5. Brittany and Lucas arrive at the airport and it’s full dark. They are trying stay optimistic. They are met at the shipyard by Phil and he tells them they are last and unfortunately they have been eliminated. Lucas feels like he let everyone down and he gets emotional and Brittany says he didn’t, he’s been amazing. Alex and Connor rip their clue to depart and they are to fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand. After touching down, they’ll make their way to some gardens to find their next clue. Kristi and Jen arrive at the airport behind Alex and Connor. Henry and Evan arrive shortly after and Cody and Jessica are right behind. Henry and Evan are discussing their flight options and Cody and Jessica along with the other two teams already have their flights booked. Alex and Connor says they are friendly with Jessica and Cody and Kristi and Jen and would rather race with them. Henry and Evan have noticed the others are a group and they are content doing things independently. All teams are on the same flight and they are all focusing on the next leg. All teams have arrived in Thailand and they are going to the Royal Park. Jessica is enjoying the view of Thailand. Kristi and Jens driver went a different way. The other teams arrive at the correct place and they are looking for the elephants. Teams must present their garland to one of the ladies in the area Royal Pavillion. If she accepts their garland, then theyll get their next clue. Kristi and Jen have arrived shortly after the other teams. Alex and Connor have given their garland to a lady and received their next clue. It’s time for the detour. In Size It-they need to take height and weight measurements of elephants. In Seize It-they have to go to muddy rice fields and collect 20 “unhoppy” frogs. Henry and Evan have gotten their clue and Kristi and Jen get theirs. Cody and jess are struggling. Cody and Jess are frustrated when Jessica finally spots a lady. Kristi and Jen and originally chose Size It but they change their mind. Their vehicle stop and for some reason so does Henry and Evan’s. Alex and Connor have arrived at Seize It. Jessica and Cody also arrived at Seize It. Kristi and Jen arrived as well. No one seems to be catching frogs and Kristi and Jen decide to switch detours. Henry and Evan have arrived at the elephants and they are excited to be with the elephants. They feed the elephants fruit to become friends. They get charts and they look it over and get a tape measure and they are walked through the steps to what to measure. They are struggling with measuring the elephants foot. Jessica finds a frog and Cody says to grab it and Jessica says gross. Connor and Alex have started finding frogs too, but are having a hard time holding on to them. Kristi and Jen are looking for the elephants and they drive by Henry and Evans transportation and they say they don’t understand why they can’t find where they are going when they have the same map. They then realize they passed it and go back. Both teams are getting their measurements. Evan climbs up on the elephant to measure the ears. Alex and Connor are struggling to get frogs still, but Cody is doing a good job of grabbing frogs. Alex wants to try one more time and he catches a frog but it slips out of his hands. Connor has one and manages to get it in the basket and they have one. Cody has found 12 frogs. Connor says all it took was finding where they hang out and then how to grab them to get going. Kristi is climbing on the elephant to get measurements and Evan has gotten the girth measurement and her elephant sits down to let her off. Henry and Evan do their measurements and go to check and see if they’re right. They are not correct and they have to figure out what they did wrong. Alex and Connor have 14 frogs. Jessica finds a frog and calls for Cody because it’s staying at her. Jessica says this is a boys detour. Kristi and Jen are doing math and a baby elephant comes to “help”. Henry and Evan decide to do some new measurements. Kristi and Jen see one of their measurements doesn’t make sense so they go measure again. Kristi and Jen do the math and go to get it checked. Kristi and Jen are correct and they both get to get on an elephant and ride along a trail. Jess and Cody think they need one more and so do Alex and Connor. Cody and Jessica are good and they are making their way to a restaurant and searching for their next clue. Alex and Connor also finish and head out. Henry and Evan came up with the same measurements and they re-calculate their math and try again. They are still wrong. Henry remeasures and they come up with a new number and they recalculate and check again and they are correct. Alex and Connor pass Jessica and Cody. Henry and Evan are bringing up the rear. It’s a roadblock. Who wants to Thai Something New? They have to eat three scorpions and a frog while live scorpions are crawling on their partner. Alex is eating and Connor will have the scorpions crawling on him. Jessica and Cody have arrived and Cody is eating. Jessica freaks out as soon as she seen the scorpions. Cody is eating quickly while Jess is holding a clue over her mouth to keep from crying out. Cody says the exoskeleton was chewy and that was the hard part. Alex finished the scorpions and now has to eat the frog. Connor noticed he didn’t get to trade out the scorpions for frogs. Kristi and Jen are trying to get their driver to hurry. Henry and Evan note the margin for error is very small right now. Alex gets his clue and they head out. They are off to the next pit stop, Wat Chedi Luang, a Buddhist temple. Cody has finished and Jessica is crying and freaking out. Kristi and Jen arrive at the roadblock and Jen is going to eat. Alex and Connor and Jessica and Cody are racing for first. Jen is trying to eat quickly. Traffic is holding up the first two teams. Jen says at one point she just started stalling because chewing wasn’t getting her anywhere. Kristi and Jen head out. Henry and Evan arrive and Evan is going to eat. Alex and Connor note they can’t run inside and Cody tells Jessica the same thing. Alex and Connor finish first and they have won a trip to Curaçao. Jessica and Cody arrive seconds after Alex and Connor. Henry and Evan finish their task and they note they’re still in it until they’re not. Kristi and Jen arrive at the mat in third place. Henry and Evan are hoping there’s a next leg and they head out to find the mat. They are the last team to arrive, but it’s a non-elimination leg. They will have a speed bump in the next leg.
  5. We’re on leg 7 and teams will now fly to Harare, Zimbabwe. When they arrive, they’ll take a train to a small town called Marondera to a wildlife conservatory. Jen and Kristi are the first team to leave. Eric and Daniel are second to depart. Evan and Henry, Jessica and Cody, Alex and Connor, and Lucas and Brittany all leave right after. The teams have arrived in Zimbabwe and they are off to the train. Jessica and Cody would like to see Henry and Evan eliminated and they see Kristi and Jen as strong competitors. The teams have to build a tent as fast as they can and settle in. The order in which they finish their tents will have a huge impact on the rest of the leg. Jessica is noting she has nothing to contribute to putting the tent up. Henry and Evan have no experience with camping so they look at the sample. Eric and Daniel seem to be doing well. Alex and Connor are getting close. Jessica and Cody have finished and are getting their tent checked and they are successful. Lucas and Brittany are the second to get their tent checked and they are good. Henry and Evan finish and are third, with Kristi and Jen in fourth. Eric and Daniel were fifth and Alex and Connor finished last. All teams settle in and wait for the sunrise. Phil arrives at their camp and wakes them up at 4 am. Phil says it’s time for a twist...it’s called partner swap. None of the teams look thrilled by this news and Phil says it’s as simple as it sounds. Phil tells them they will be racing as these new teams until further notice and they should race hard because how they finish could have a big effect on their game. Jessica and Cody get the first pick and they pick Kristi and Jen. Cody pairs with Jen and Kristi pairs with Jessica. Lucas and Brittany partner with Alex and Connor and Brittany pairs with Alex leaving Connor with Lucas. That leaves Henry and Evan and Eric and Daniel. Henry partners with Eric and Evan partners with Daniel. The newly formed teams must use a make-shift raft to navigate Imire Lake and search small islands for canteens with clues. Connor says they have no clue how long the swap will last, but he’s glad Lucas and Brittany picked them. Cody says this was his worst nightmare because he didn’t want to do this unless he was with Jess and Jen says she’s his worst nightmare come true. All teams are looking around for the canteens. Brittany and Alex found theirs and they must now race across the lake to a lookout tower. That’s where they’ll find their next clue. Kristi and Jessica have found theirs. Jessica points to the canteens so Cody and Jen could find them. Lucas and Connor still can’t find their canteens. Brittany is a champion rower and she taught Alex how to row properly. Brittany and Alex have reached their clue and it’s the detour. Rhino Track-Teams will need to follow a track looking for 8 pieces of evidence of poachers and recall where they found the items and mark them on a map to get their next clue. Bush Whack-Following an off-road trail, teams must replenish a ranger station with water. But first they have to get through the bogs. Brittany and Lucas choose a Rhino Track. Cody and Jen and Kristi and Jessica select Bush Whack. All teams have found their canteens now with Daniel and Evan the last teams to get theirs. Back at the detour the driver asks Jessica and Kristi who will drive their 4X4 and it’s a stick shift. Neither can drive a stick so they decide to change detours. Kristi and Jessica ask of Cody and Jen were going to switch detours but Jen could drive a stick so they stayed. Brittany and Alex have found their first evidence. Brittany asks what they’re supposed to memorize and Alex doesn’t think you have to memorize anything. Brittany reads the clue again and decides they have to memorize the order they found them. Henry and Eric decide to do Bush Whack and Henry and Evan do Rhino Track. Henry and Eric got the last 4X4. Kristi and Jessica has found the first evidence as well. Alex found a campfire and Brittany takes a piece of coal from the fire. Cody and Jen are at a water crossing and they have to walk it because if they can’t walk it they can’t drive it. Evan and Daniel have found the first evidence. Brittany have found their third evidence. Cody drives through the bog and they are through. Lucas and Connor are also at the water crossing and Henry and Eric are right behind. Cody and Jen have reached a supply station and they replace empty water tanks with full ones. Lucas and Connor also have their supply station done. The teams doing the Rhine Track detour are enjoying the scenery. Cody and Jen are at a second water crossing and one side is deep. Cody says they can go left and they make it through. Jessica and Kristi have four pieces of evidence, Brittany and Alex have six pieces. Lucas and Connor are at the second water crossing and they get stuck. Brittany and Alex have 7. Evan and Daniel have 3. Cody and Kristi finished their detour and they are headed to the pit stop at the Savannah Plains Overlook. Connor and Lucas are trying to get out of the bog and Connor is sitting behind the wheel and Lucas is alone trying to get them unstuck. Cody and Jen have arrived at the pitstop and Phil says that was fast, but they have to wait for their teammates before they can check in. Kristi and Jessica have 6 pieces of evidence and Jessica says that’s enough evidence and Kristi asks her to read the clue again. Jessica says it doesn’t have a specific number they have to find Kristi says we just have to take what we find. Brittany and Alex have all 8 pieces of evidence. Henry and Eric are at the supply station changing the water jugs. Connor and Lucas are still stuck and Henry and Eric catch up. Henry and Eric try to go by Connor and Lucas and they also get stuck. Brittany and Alex reach where they have to put the evidence on the map. They put their evidence on and ask for a check and they are incorrect. They have the last two wrong. They switch them and they are correct. Lucas is still trying to get Connor out and they are close. Henry and Eric are struggling. Eric says he has winching experience, but the ones they have are automatic. Connor is cheering Lucas on from the 4x4. Phil sees a team coming in, but it’s Alex and Brittany and Phil tells them they have to wait for their teammates too. Kristi and Jessica have arrived at the map and Kristi realizes they need to know where they found the evidence. They start putting the evidence on the map and they’re not sure they have the order right. They have the last three mixed up and have to try again. Henry and Eric are still trying to get out of the bog. Jess and Kristi are still trying to figure out their order and now they have the last four wrong. Lucas and Connor are the third team to arrive and they get to check in with their partners and they are still racing with their original partners. They head out and they have to make their way to a haberdashery. They have a shuttle to drive them out. Jessica and Kristi have asked for another check and now they also have the first two mixed up and have 6 wrong. Henry and Evan are still on the trial and trying to think of a hybrid team name. Kristi asks Evan and Daniel if they want to work together and Evan says she wants to try it on her own first. Jessica is frustrated by Evan because she’s never a team player. Kristi says they should just focus on theirs. Evan and Daniel get a check and they are correct. Kristi and Jessica have asked for another check and they are wrong. Kristi says it’s disheartening. Jen and Cody are at the mat a little frustrated. Jessica makes another adjustment and they ask for another check and they are now correct. Evan and Daniel have arrived at the mat and they have to wait for their teammates. They see another team running in and they all look to see who it is. It’s Henry and Eric and Henry and Evan and Eric and Daniel head out. Jessica and Kristi run in and are greeted by their teammates and they head out with their original partners. Jessica wants to know if punching Evan in the face is allowed. Teams are making their way back to Harare with their regular partners. Brittany and Lucas and Alex and Connor already have cabs and are headed to Harare. Henry and Evan and Eric and Daniel are off the shuttle and Jessica and Cody and Kristi and Jen can now see them. Brittany and Lucas and Alex and Connor run into a double U-turn and they decide Brittany and Lucas U-turn Jessica and Cody and Alex and Connor U-turn Henry and Evan. it’s time for the detour. Handle with Care-teams will head to a mail room and grab 7 packages to deliver through a confusing maze of corridors and suspension walkways to the businesses in a wall in exchange for their outgoing mail. Once all 7 packages have been delivered, they’ll get their next clue. Just get it There-each team must deliver two tires like the locals do, by rolling them. They’ll have to travel a half mile through a bustling market and roll them onto the back of a delivery truck to get their clue. Kristi and Jen have arrived at the double U-turn and they see who has to do both detours. Jessica and Cody see the U-turns and see it was Lucas and Brittany. Jessica doesn’t get “ocean spray’s” logic on U-turning them. Eric and Daniel and Henry and Evan arrive. Henry and Evan realize they are U-turned. Teams are headed to the detours and their is congested traffic. Alex and Connor have arrived at the tires and they realize this task is not going to be as easy as they thought it might be. Kristi and Jen and Brittany and Lucas have arrived at the tires and they decide to work together. Jessica and Cody have arrived at the mall. Cody thought he was going to grab one at a time and Jessica grabbed like five. Jessica asks for directions and they start looking.they make their first delivery and then their second. Henry and Evan say even though they’ve been U-turned they aren’t giving up. They do the tires first. Alex and Connor seem lost, but they find a tunnel and head through it. Brittany is struggling with her tire. Jessica and Cody have now made 4 deliveries. They go to get the rest of their packages. Eric and Daniel have arrived at the mall and they ask for directions and head out, but they only take one item for their first delivery. Alex and Connor pass the store they are supposed to deliver their tire to. Brittany and Lucas and Kristi and Jen make it through the tunnel. They see the store. Kristi and Jen try to get Lucas and Brittany’s attention to show them the marked truck but they aren’t paying attention. Kristi and Jen see Lucas and Brittany as they leave and tell them where to go. They are to head to Harare Gardens and look for their next clue. Kristi and Jen are running for a cab and they see Henry and Evan and Jen tells them what to look for as they come out of the tunnel. Henry thanks them and Kristi asks why she helped them after Evan didn’t help her this morning. Alex and Connor ask for directions and they find the store, but they put them in a truck that’s not marked. They realize they’re wrong and take the tires back out. Henry and Evan have made their delivery and they head to the other detour. Cody and Jessica are struggling to make a delivery because they can’t find the store. Eric and Daniel have made three deliveries. Cody and Jessica ask for directions and head out again. They still can’t find the store and they are getting frustrated. Cody and Jessica have now found the store and made their final delivery. Eric and Daniel deliver their sixth package. Henry and Evan have arrived and they ask Eric and Daniel for help and they give directions. Cody and Jessica get a cab and head out to do the tires and they discuss they haven’t seen Henry and Evan so they don know how they’re doing. Henry and Evan have made their first delivery. Kristi and Jen have arrived at the park and they get the clue. They are going to get down in Zimbabwe. They must learn a popular song in the native language and perform it in front of the audience. Once the band manager approves, they’ll get their clue. They will be judges on pronunciation and showmanship. Brittany and Lucas have arrived to learn the music and Lucas says this is his biggest fear. Alex and Connor are still looking to deliver their tires and they finally find the store. As they are leaving they see Cody and Jessica and Cody asks where the store is. Alex and Connor tell them what to look for and they’ll see it when they come out of the tunnel. Cody thanks them and says he appreciates it. Eric and Daniel have finished their deliveries and Henry and Evan are still making theirs. Eric and Daniel head out. Jen says she’s not as good at singing and dancing as she is at skiing. Kristi and Jen decide to make their first attempt. Alex and Connor have now arrived at the park. They say music was their worst fear because they have no rhythm. Kristi and Jen are performing and people are chuckling and they need to work on pace. Eric and Daniel have arrived and they say this is terrible. Brittany and Lucas are making their first attempt and they don’t do well either. Jessica says he marketplace is crowded and Cody notes it’s hot and it was a distance. Henry and Evan have made their final delivery and Jessica and Cody have delivered their tire. Kristi and Jen are on their second attempt and they are still too slow. Brittany and Lucas attempt it a second time as well and they have to work on pace too. Alex and Connor are making their first attempt and Alex is freaking out. They don’t succeed either. Eric and Daniel see the other teams trying and failing and they know they are going to have trouble. Kristi is a little frustrated and Jen tries to give her tips. All teams seem to be struggling with this task. Kristi and Jen have made another attempt but they missed on pace again. Henry and Evan have arrived and grab an instructor and Cody and Jessica have arrived as well. Connor says it was surprising to see all the teams there. Henry and Evan say it was a great feeling seeing other teams still there. Eric and Daniel are ready to make their first attempt. The crowd is chuckling because they are out of tune. Brittany and Lucas are up again performing and the crowd seems to like them. Lucas gets into the performance aspect and they get their clue and are the first team to head out. Teams will now make their way to the next pitstop at First Street Pedestrian Mall. Lucas and Brittany decide to head out on foot. Kristi and Jen are making their 6th attempt, and this time they are successful. Brittany and Lucas hit the mat and they are team #1 and they win a trip to St. Lucia. They also get ice cream as Kristi and Jen arrive at the mat in second and they get ice cream too. Henry and Evan take the stage for their first attempt and it’s no good. Alex and Connor are up for their second attempt and they made it further but they don’t pass. Jessica and Cody make their attempt and they don’t pass and Jessica says he’s off beat and the coach says he didn’t pronounce the words right. Alex and Connor succeed on their third attempt and they get their clue. Henry and Evan are on their second attempt and Cody wants too again but Jessica says he’s not ready. Alex says accomplishing that task is in his top three accomplishments. Henry and Evan have succeeded and they are off. Cody and Jessica try again and they don’t pass. Jess says it’s because he’s offbeat and he just needs to pay attention. Cody is drinking water and Jessica says you just don’t want to rehearse now? Cody says what more can I do to rehearse and Jessica lets out a frustrated growl. Eric and Daniel make another attempt and they don’t succeed. Alex and Connor hit the mat in third place. Henry and Evan are right behind in fourth place. Phil asks Alex and Connor about U-turning Henry and Evan and they say they’re standing here in fourth, that’s why w 7-turned them. Henry says it just makes them more determined. Jessica and Cody take the stage for a third attempt and Jessica gives Cody a hug and a kiss. Eric and Daniel are watching and they say Jess and Cody are good. Jessica and Cody succeed and get their clue. Eric and Daniel realize they have to get it on this attempt, Eric and Daniel make their third attempt and they too are successful and get their clue. Jess and Cody are asking someone for directions. It’s a footrace to the mat and Jessica and Cody hit the mat in fifth place. Eric and Daniel run in and they say they went down dancing and they figure they are out of there. Phil says they will miss their smiling faces and they are eliminated.
  6. We begin with chatter of the proposal from last week. Then Phil tells us the teams are booking their flights to the Czech Republic and the capital city of Prague is the Travelocity app. There is a double U-turn ahead. Teams will find their first clue and the double U-turn in front of the Rudolfinum. The teams are headed to the airport. There are two flights and they will arrive an hour apart. Jessica is nervous they will be U-turned. Henry and Evan say that the race is getting more contentious and whoever gets to there will probably U-turn someone. The first flight has landed and the teams run for the taxis. Jen and Kristi, Brittany and Lucas, Eric and Daniel, and Henry and Evan all arrive at the U-turn about the same time. None of the four teams U-turned anyone. Phil tells us teams must now choose heir detour from “This” or “That” with no other information. Kristi and Jen have reached a brewery and request their taxi driver to stay. Phil tells us the Czech’s love beer, they drink more beer per capita than any other country on earth. Teams must restack empty kegs and search among dozens for a full keg of beer. They must then tap their keg and pour a perfect mug. After they’re approved by the brew master, they’ll have to navigate the maze of streets of Prague to reach an address that will lead them to the riverbank to find the party boat Fidelio. They’ll deliver their keg to the captain to keep the party going. Kristi and Jen immediately get started and they talk about how physically demanding this task is. Brittany and Lucas have arrived at the other detour. Phil tells us Copernicus ignited the golden age of astronomy in Prague. Teams will have to listen to two astronomical lectures, one stating the earth is flat and the other stating the earth is round. They’ll need to pay attention to the facts, figures, numbers, and details in order to pass an oral exam and receive their next clue. Brittany and Lucas are listening, but they are concerned because they were both solid C students. Back at the brewery, Kristi and Jen are finishing stacking the empty kegs and they’ve found the full one. Henry and Evan are also doing the brewery detour. Lucas looks like he’s about to fall asleep during the lectures. The second lecture has started and Brittany asks if he wants to switch. They end up going to the brewery as Eric and Daniel arrive at the lectures. Kristi and Jen have poured their first beer to be checked, but it did not have enough foam. The other flight has arrived and the teams scramble for taxis. Kristi and Jen have their beer and they are off to find the boat. Henry and Evan are pouring their beer. Eric and Daniel are still listening to the lectures and they go to take their oral exam. They realize they don’t have the answers and they opt to stay and listen to the lectures again. Henry and Evan have their first beer, but they also don’t have enough foam. Kristi and Jen are struggling to find the building they need to find. Eric and Daniel get their first question, and then their second, but miss the third and head back to listen again. Henry and Evan have poured their beer and they are off to deliver their keg. Brittany and Lucas have stacked their kegs and have moved on to pouring their beer. Eric and Daniel get another question right, but then one wrong so they go listen again. Kristi and Jen asked for help and they realize they are looking for the river and they just need to figure out what the Fidelio is. We see the other three teams still heading to the U-turn and they have arrived and looking for it. Alex and Connor arrive first and they do not U-turn anyone. Jessica and Cody arrive and they choose to U-turn Trevor and Chris. Lucas and Brittany have their beer and they are off to deliver their keg while Alex and Connor arrive to begin their task. Eric and Daniel are on their 9th attempt on the oral exam and they have passed. They must head to a unique spa where t patrons experience a classic treatment, bathing in beer. Eric and Daniel are leaving as Jessica and Cody arrive. Jessica and Cody go into a classroom and see a screen in Czech and they decide not to stay and head to the other detour. Kristi and Jen have delivered their keg and Brittany and Lucas are frustrated. Trevor and Chris have arrived at the lectures. Henry and Evan find the Fidelio and make their delivery. Kristi and Jen arrive at the spa and get their clue. They are heading to Stara Cistirna Odpadnich Vod and search outside for their next clue. Alex and Connor are tapping their keg and they are pouring their beer. Eric and Daniel have arrived at the spa and get their clue. Brittany and Lucas are arguing and they are frustrated. Jessica and Cody get to the brewery. Henry and Evan get their clue from the spa. Trevor and Chris begin their oral exam and they do well, but miss one towards the end and have to listen to the lectures again. Kristi and Jen have reached the roadblock. Phil is in a room with a bunch of phones ringing. Teams must figure out which phones have someone else on the other end of the line and then decipher what they have to say in the cacophony in the room. They then need to figure out a famous Kafka quote, fill it in on a form, and hand it in to the mysterious man at the end of the room. Jen goes into the room and begins. Alex and Connor have poured their beer and are getting it checked. Trevor and Chris are on their second attempt of the oral exam and they have passed and they head to the brewery. Alex and Connor are off to make their delivery. Jess and Cody are pouring their beer. Eric and Daniel arrive at the road block. Jessica and Cody have their beer approved and head out to make their delivery. Brittany and Lucas are still looking for the Fidelio. Alex and Connor are bickering. Brittany and Lucas are still lost and they have finally realized they are delivering to a boat. Trevor and Chris have arrived at the brewery and begin stacking. Brittany and Lucas have finally found the boat and Alex and Connor see them and they get their clue. Cody and Jessica also have found the boat and they get their clue. Trevor and Chris are tapping their keg. Evan has arrived at the roadblock and is doing it for her team. Jen is filling out her form and Evan asks Daniel if he wants to work with her. Trevor and Chris are pouring their beer. The other three teams have arrived at the spa and Jessica is grossed out. Jen is trying a second time and she is approved and she heads out. They will now go to Letenske Park and the last team to check in may be eliminated. Trevor and Chris make their delivery and they are off. Evan and Daniel have all their words and they are trying to figure out the order. Daniel goes first and he is correct. Evan is also correct and they all head out. Kristi and Jen have arrived at the pit stop and are the first team to arrive and they have won a trip to Perth, a Western Australia. Phil tells them they’ve had some surprised on the race and tells them to be ready for anything. Jessica is doing the roadblock and Alex and Brittany are also doing it for their teams. Trevor and Chris arrived at the spa and get their clue. Jessica asks Brittany how many words she has. Jessica says she has 5 but she’s missing three. Brittany is wary of working. With her because of what happened in Morocco. Eric and Daniel are the second team to the mat with Henry and Evan are right behind. Phil warns them to be ready for anything as well. Jessica gets the clue first and then helps them as she’s leaving. Brittany realizes what she’s done. All teams head out to the pit stop and Alex tells Connor Jessica screwed them over. Trevor and Chris arrive at the roadblock as the teams are leaving. Cody and Jessica are having trouble finding a taxi. They ask another taxi to call them one. Jessica is frustrated and says it would suck to lose because a taxi wouldn’t pick them up. Trevor and Chris are at the roadblock. Trevor gets a few words and then guesses life because Kafka is dark. He is correct and they ask for direction and they use mass transit and hope they are going the right way. Cody and Jessica have finally found a cab and all teams are headed to the pit stop. Trevor and Chris are off the subway and grab a taxi. Alex and Connor get out of their taxi and Jessica and Cody pass them. Alex and Connor still get to the pitstop first and they are team number four and Brittany and Lucas are right behind in fifth. Phil warns them about surprises too. The last two teams are having trouble finding the pit stop. Jessica and Cody find the mat and are the sixth team to arrive. Phil asks them about the U-turn and they said they were ok throwing the first punch. Phil warns them about surprises to come, just as he did the other teams. Trevor and Chris hit the mat last and have been eliminated from the race.
  7. We are still in Tangiers, Morocco and we see Henry and Evan read their clue and they are going to Nice in the south of France. They will have to drive to Saint-Tropez and find their next clue. Henry and Evan have gained a little confidence after finishing in first. Alex and Connor are behind Henry and Evan talking about being able to self drive, but they discuss still have to follow the rules and obey the laws. Kristi and Jen talk about doing well under pressure. All teams are in cabs going to the airport. Cedric and Shawn bring up the tail and they are discussing they have a Speed Bump they will encounter. Cedric says there is no way you can prepare for a race around the world. The teams have landed in Nice and scramble for their cars. Eric and Daniel are struggling a bit to dive the car, the one driving can’t figure out reverse. All teams are on their way. Kristi and Jen are the first to arrive at the roadblock. They will attempt to sail a dinghy without a lesson. If they can pick up two halves of a clue tied to some buoys they can return to their partners and choose a detour. Kristi is going out for their team. Alex and Connor have arrived and Alex is going for his team. Cody and Jessica arrive and Cody is going to do it. Connor and Jen note how far away the buoys are. Jessica has noticed Henry and Evan aren’t there yet. Kristi has reached the first buoy and Henry and Evan arrive. Jessica offers Cody a massage when he’s done, but Connor says he won’t offer the same for Alex. Trevor and Chris, Cedric and Shawn, and Tim and Joey are struggling to find the roadblock. Lucas and Brittany are also struggling and they are bickering. Kristi now has both halves of her clue and she’s heading back. Jessica is laughing at Cody as he’s struggling to get their clues. Alex has his first clue. Evan is going for their team and she is struggling. Kristi and Jen read their clue to select their detour. Bread-Teams must use 30 pounds of dough to make 50 traditional baguettes to the satisfaction of the master baker. Tread-Teams will have to make sandals under the watchful eye of the sandal maker. Kristi and Jen have decided to do Tread. Alex is coming back with only one half of the clue and Cody is still struggling. Alex realizes he missed there were two halves and he has to go back out. Cody blew back to shore and has to empty water from his boat. Tim and Joey have now arrived at the roadblock. Cedric and Shawn are going the wrong way and still haven’t found the roadblock. Brittany and Lucas are struggling and Brittany is crying. Eric and Daniel are still struggling with their car. Lucas and Brittany are at a gas station getting directions. Lucas apologizes to Brittany and get back on the road. Alex now has his second half of the clue and Cody has his first. Evan is struggling and she’s frustrated. Trevor is out for his team and he’s struggling to learn. Joey is also struggling and his boat sinks. Cedric and Shawn have reached their speed bump. They must complete the speed bump before continuing. They have to stack 15 boats in numerical order and they can continue to the road block. They begin and Cedric says it was perfect for them. Joey has figured out sailing the boat and Trevor is paddling. Trevor has his first half and Joey is right behind. Evan is still struggling and she gets smacked in the face and her tooth is broken. Kristi and Jen have arrived at the detour and they are going to tread sandals. Alex and Connor have arrived at the detour with Jessica and Cody and they decide to do bread. Trevor has his second clue and so does Joey. Cedric and Shawn are still working on their speed bump and they finish and get to move on. Cedric is going sail the boat and Lucas and Brittany have arrived and Lucas is going out for them. Cedric is out but his boat has too much water and he’s sinking. Eric and Daniel have arrived at the roadblock. Evan and Lucas both have their first half of the clue. Alex and Connor are struggling at the detour and Connor is frustrated quickly. Jen takes her sandal for a check and they have to fix something and try again. Lucas has the second half of the clue and Evan is close behind. Shawn is frustrated and concerned Cedric can’t do the roadblock. Daniel is out for his team and he’s struggling as well. Daniel has figured out how to maneuver his boat and Cedric has also started to figure it out. Cedric gets his first half of the clue. Kristi and Jen get their sandals checked and they are good. They rip their clue and it’s time for another head to head. Their pit stop is at Place Des Lices and it’s where they’ll go head to head for the second time. They will face-off in a game of Pétanque, which is similar to boules. The winner will check-in and the loser must wait for the next team to arrive. Alex and Connor are getting theirs checked and Cody and Jessica are right behind. Trevor and Chris have chosen Tread for their detour. Tim and Joey arrive right behind at Tread. Daniel has the second half of their clue and Cedric gets his too. Cedric and Daniel just have to get back to shore. Kristi and Jen arrive at the pit stop and wait for their first competitor. Trevor and Chris are getting their sandals checked and they are good and head out. Alex and Connor have arrived and they are going against Kristi and Jen. Each teammate has three balls to try and get it closest to the jack and whoever is farther away after the first round goes first in the second round. So the team with the ball closest to the jack wins. Kristi and Jen vs Alex and Connor are the first pairing and Cody and Jessica are waiting for the loser. Connor wins the first round and Alex and Connor are the first to arrive at the pit stop and they have won $5,000 each. Lucas and Brittany are at Tread with Joey and Tim and Joey and Tim are finished. Henry and Evan arrive just as Joey and Tim leave. Kristi and Jen vs Cody and Jessica in the second match-up to finish this leg of the race. Jessica has thrown a ball that is inches away from the jack. Kristi and Jen will have to get closer or move Jessica’s ball. Jessica and Cody win and are the second team to arrive and Kristi and Jen will have to battle again. Lucas and Brittany have finished Tread and have headed out. Kristi and Jen vs Trevor and Chris for the third match-up. Kristi and Jen have finally won and they are the third team to arrive at the pit stop. Trevor and Chris vs Joey and Tim in the fourth match-up. Trevor and Chris are struggling and Joey and Tim win and they are the fourth team to arrive. Henry and Evan have finished their sandals and are headed to the pit stop. Trevor and Chris vs Lucas and Brittany in the fifth match-up. Trevor and Chris finally win and they are the fifth team to arrive at the pit stop. Cedric and Shawn and Daniel and Eric are at the detour doing Tread. Lucas and Brittany vs Henry and Evan for the sixth match-up. This match is so close they have to break out the measuring tape. Henry and Evan have won and are the sixth team to arrive at the pit stop. Eric and Daniel get their sandals checked and they are not done. Cedric and Shawn get their checked and they are good and they head out to find the pit stop. Eric and Daniel finish and leave shortly behind. Cedric and Shawn are lost and can’t find the pit stop. Eric and Daniel arrive. Lucas and Brittany vs Eric and Daniel are going for the seventh match-up. Eric and Daniel win and they are he eighth team to arrive. Brittany and Lucas are now waiting on Cedric and Shawn and Brittany is crying. Lucas and Brittany vs Cedric and Shawn for the final match-up. Shawn and Cedric shake hands with Brittany and Lucas and the game begins. Lucas is in a very old spot. Brittany and Lucas have won and are the eighth team to arrive. Cedric and Shawn are the last team to arrive and they have been eliminated from the race. Teams are driving themselves to Les Baux. Teams will find their first clue at Chateau Les Baux, which teams might remember from season one. Alex and Connor are the first to leave, with Cody and Jessica and Kristi and Jen right behind. All the teams have left early in the morning and Trevor and Chris talk about being sleepy. Lucas and Brittany are the last to depart a little over two hours after Alex and Connor left. Alex and Connor are walking around the castle and learn it’s closed until 8:30. All the teams have arrived, the sun is up, and the gate opens and the teams head inside. We see people dressed in medieval armor and it’s the roadblock. In this roadblock, teams must make a catapult and transport it to be approved by a soldier. While they are making the weapon, their teammate will be in the stockades until they get it finished correctly. Connor, Kristi, Cody, Eric, Chris, Henry, Lucas, and Tim are going to build. Kristi seems to be doing well competing against all guys. Connor doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing, it he had legos once. Tim is also struggling. Lucas is first to get his inspected and it’s no good. Cody gets his checked and it’s no good either. Lucas did a quick fix and asks for a check and it’s approved. Teams must now go to Cafe De La Fontaine and find a man drinking red wine to get their next clue. Cody gets a second inspection and he’s done. Jen is in pain in the stockade. Kristi requests a check and she’s good also. Eric and Daniel are also done. Henry is also done. Chris, Tim, and Connor are still struggling. Lucas and Brittany have reached the cafe and they get their clue and it’s a detour. Full of Bull-the teams have to grab three different colored ribbons, red, blue, and white, from between different bulls horns and give it to the guy with the clue. Colorful-teams will have to move some pieces around on a piece of artwork to unlock their next clue. Lucas and Brittany choose full of bull. Kristi and Jen also pick full of bull. Chris is at the roadblock asking for a check and it’s done. Connor asks for a check and he’s wrong. Tim asks for a check and he is also wrong. Connor and Tim are both frustrated. Joey feels bad that he can’t help Tim and Alex sees Connor has made some mistakes. Tim requests a check and he is now good and they head out. Connor has figured out what he did wrong and he fixes it and asks for a check and he’s good. Jessica can’t believe they are losing to the lifeguards. They have arrived at the cafe with Eric and Daniel right behind. Kristi and Jen are the first to arrive at the road block with Lucas and Brittany right behind. There are cutout bulls scattered around the marina and they have to find the flags. Kristi and Jen have the red flag and Lucas and Brittany have red also. Kristi and Jen found white with Lucas and Brittany also finding white. Lucas and Brittany are bickering again. Jessica and Cody are bickering a little too. All teams have been to the cafe and are trying to find the detours. Lucas has found their last ribbon and are taking turn them to turn in. Kristi and Jen find theirs too and he’d back down. Lucas and Brittany rip their clue and they are going to Hotel Benvengudo, their next pitstop. Eric and Daniel have arrived to find the ribbons as Lucas and Brittany and Kristi and Jen head out. Eric and Daniel quickly find their red ribbon. Joey and Tim drive by the marina and decide not to do that one because it might involve a lot of running. Eric and Daniel have found all of their ribbons and they head back down. Trevor and Chris are heading to the detour and they think the puzzle might be hard so they are going to do the bulls. Alex and Connor and Jessica and Cody follow each other and they are at the marina. Henry and Evan are also at the marina looking for ribbons. All three teams at the marina have two ribbons. Henry and Evan are the first to get their three ribbons. Alex and Connor have their three ribbons and Cody and Jessica also have theirs. Kristi and Jen and Lucas and Brittany are headed to the pit stop. Lucas and Brittany are the first to arrive and have won a trip to Bali. Kristi and Jen come in and they are the second place team. Lucas decides this is the perfect time to propose. Eric and Daniel run up in third place as Lucas is getting down on one knee. Brittany says yes. Henry and Evan run up in fourth place while everyone is still on the mat and Evan offers her congratulations. Alex and Connor are team number five and they are filled in on the engagement. Trevor and Chris are still trying to find the detour and they are turning around because they think they missed the sign. Joey and Tim arrive at the puzzle. They immediate struggle with the puzzle. Cody and Jessica arrive at the mat and are team number 6. Trevor and Chris still haven’t found the detour. Joey and Tim have figured out some of the pieces on the puzzle slide. They have the pieces but they can’t figure out how to open the box for the clue. They are missing the latch at the top. Trevor and Chris are still lost. Trevor and Chris have finally found the bulls and start looking for their ribbons. Joey and Tim have figured out the puzzle but still can’t open it. Trevor and Chris have their ribbons. Joey and Tim have found out how to open the box. The last two teams are on their way to the pitstop. Trevor and Chris are the seventh team to arrive and they are late, according to Phil. Joey and Tim are the last team to arrive and they have been eliminated from the race.
  8. Previously on The Amazing Race, our most competitive season ever began with a splash. In Iceland, Team Goat Yoga got off to a rocky start, while others were steady as a rock. Team Big Brother's Cody sped through the Roadblock and Team Slam Dunk was called for a foul and received a penalty. Extreme skiiers Kristi and Jen gave it their best shot and took the gold. Cedric and Shawn were spared from elimination. In the end, it came down to inches in the closest finish we've ever had. And the Ring Girls got knocked out of the game. 10 teams remain. Who will be eliminated next? We see at the end of the last pitstop that Kristi is sick and Jen is sitting with her. Jen says they are all in for the race and Kristi says they are glad to be there and she is good as new. Kristi and Jen depart at 8:08 and will be the first team to leave the sparsely populated country of Iceland. After flying to Amsterdam, they will board a train and fly to Antwerp, Belgium where they’ll need to find a chocolate shop by 9 AM. Chocolate is so revered there that 10% of the entire population makes it. They’ll get their next clue from Stan, a Chocolatier in downtown Antwerp. Cody and Jess head out with Henry and Evan right behind. All teams have left and have gotten their tickets and they are all on the same flight. All teams are at the chocolate shop and are waiting to run it at 9 AM. Roadblock: What do you get if you take a 100 plus foot crane and some rope ladders? An opportunity to get so high you can almost see all of Belgium. This is sky climb, the latest, greatest, death defying adrenaline rush in town. Now a roadblock for teams here in Belgium…their next clue looks very small from here. That’s a long way up! Cedric and Shawn are first to the crane, with Chris and Trevor quickly behind. Jessica and Cody arrive next with Joey and Tim behind them. April and Sarah are lost. Brittany and Lucas saw the cranes but Brittany wasn’t sure if it was the right one. Shawn, Chris, Jessica, and Joey climb the ladders for the respective teams. Shawn’s clue falls off, but he still has to climb to the top and touch the top rung of the ladder. Cody shouts encouragement to Jessica and says he’s proud of her because she’s so fearless. All four of them have completed the Roadblock. Detour: Old Print: Phil tells us few inventions have had more impact on civilization than the printing press, which made it possible to distribute information to the masses for the first time. When you think about how easy it is to send a message around today, this gives you a real appreciation for just how painstaking this pioneering printing process was. Something teams will now experience when they try and print a clue. Diamond Glint: Phil explains what he is holding is the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth, pure carbon formed by heat and pressure. 80% of the world’s rough diamonds come here to Antwerp to be cut, a multi-billion dollar business. He shows a necklace worth $44, 565, based on it’s carat, color, and clarity, three factors teams will need to consider when evaluating three diamonds. They’ll then add those values to the cost of an unfinished necklace and calculate the total value for their next clue. Trevor and Chris and Tim and Joey choose diamond glint and Shawn and Cedric and Jessica and Cody choose old print. As they are leaving for the detour, no other teams have yet arrived. We see the other teams who are still looking for the crane’s and seem to be lost. Alex and Connor grab a cab and the driver says it’s only 100 meters away. Henry and Evan are 4th. April and Sarah are 6th with Lucas and Brittany and Kristi and Jen right behind in 7th and 8th. Alex and Connor arrive in 9th, with Eric and Daniel the last to arrive. Evan, Sarah, Lucas, and Kristi are climbing for their respective teams. They all got their clue and all of those teams except Sarah and April choose old print. Cody and Jessica are the first to arrive at old print and Shawn and Cedric come in right after. Alex and Connor are the final two to climb the ladders and they both have their clues. Alex and Connor are doing diamond glint and Eric and Daniel are doing old print. Brittany and Lucas are struggling to get a taxi and they are bickering a little. All teams that have arrived for the detours are figuring out what they need to do and begin working. Cody says this task is meticulous and he’s not too worried about the other teams right now. They take theirs to check if it’s ready and they have made a mistake and have to start over. Cedric and Shawn think they are ready for their printing and they are. They get their clue printed but see they have some letters backwards and wrong and have to fix that. They fix it and Cedric and Shawn have their clue and they look for help to translate it. Trevor and Chris get a check and their estimation is $78,896 but the actual value is $98,620. They are wrong and have to try again. Joey and Tim try and they are wrong on theirs as well. Kristi and Jen are getting their printwork checked and they are right and they have their next clue. Cody and Jessica have completed their clue and they are done. Cedric and Shawn have arrived at the next clue box. It’s time to go head-to-head! Phil tells us that it’s believed what we call French Fries were actually invented by Belgiums and they called them Frites. They love them so much they sometimes dress up in giant Frites costumes to race. Now the most competitive group of racers ever assembled will face their first ever head-to-head competition on The Amazing Race. A member from each of these highly competitive teams will race around the obstacle course. Winners will check in at the pitstop and the losers will have to wait for the next team to race again. If they lose the final race, they will be eliminated. They may switch partners between races. Henry and Evan are done, but Brittany and Lucas had theirs backward. Eric and Daniel also had theirs backward and they think they chose the wrong detour. Jessica and Cody arrive second at the pitstop cluebox. Henry and Evan arrive in the third. Cody is racing against Cedric. Cedric has dropped a bag and has to go back and pick it up. Cody is leading. Cedric goes around a turn and drops all of his bags off his dolly. Cody crosses the line and is the winner. Cody and Jessica are the first to hit the mat at the pit stop. They have won $2,500 each. Cedric and Shawn have to go again against the next team. Trevor and Chris have figured out the value of their necklace and they have their clue. Brittany and Lucas have a few letters wrong and they have to try again. Eric and Daniel are struggling and they decide to switch to diamond glint. We have Shawn against Henry in the next race. Henry has lost his shoe and he’s struggling a little bit. Shawn is struggling a little bit too but he’s in the lead. Shawn has finished the race and they are the second team to check in at the pitstop. Evan is now against Kristi for the next race. Evan is struggling quickly and runs into a barricade. Kristi is going slow and steady. Phil says it’s a little like slalom skiing. Evan has lost a bag and Kristi finishes first. Kristi and Jen are the third team to check in at the pitstop. Trevor and Chris have arrived and Chris is going against Henry. Chris steers off track quickly but recovers. Henry is going slow and Chris passes him and Henry drops some of his bags of Frites. Chris has crossed the finish line. Trevor and Chris are the fourth team to check-in at the pit stop. April and Sarah are still at diamond glint. Alex and Connor finish diamond glint and they are off. Joey and Tim also finish and they are off too. Brittany and Lucas finish old print and they have their clue. April and Sarah and Eric and Daniel are the last two teams at diamond glint. Alex and Connor have arrived and Alex is going against Evan for the race. Both of them are off and Alex is in the lead very quickly. Sarah hits an obstruction but she keeps everything on the dolly. Evan has lost a bag on another turn and Alex finishes for their team. Alex and Connor are the fifth team to the mat for the pitstop. Lucas and Brittany have arrived and it’s Lucas vs Henry. Henry struggles and recovers and then Lucas struggles and Henry loses a bag. This is a very close race but Henry runs into another barricade. Henry hits the bridge and Lucas crosses the finish line. Brittany and Lucas are the sixth team to arrive at the pitstop. Tim and Joey are at the race and Tim is going against Evan. Tim is out of control a bit, but slows down to maintain the lead. Phil notes that Evan and Henry are both tired and exhausted from them losing so many races. Tim crosses the finish line and Tim and Joey are the seventh team to hit the mat at the pitstop. Back at diamond glint, April and Sarah finish their task and they get their clue and they are able to move on. Eric and Daniel try and they also have finished and they are on their way to the race. Henry is going to go again and he’s going to use a different strategy against April. Henry cut in front of April and he is leading, but April is not far behind. Henry is focused. Henry is at the bridge and gets over it and he falls as he’s crossing the line, but he recovers and Henry and Evan are team number 8 at the pitstop. Eric and Daniel have now arrived and it’s time for the last race. Sarah thinks April should run again. Phil explains this is the last race, they have one shot and if they lose then they are out of the race. April vs Daniel are off. Daniel has lost some Frites but he recovers and is right behind April. April gets twisted and they hit each other. Daniel takes the lead. Daniel crosses the finish line. Daniel and Eric are team number 9 and they check-in at the pitstop. April and Sarah come in and Phil gives April huge props for going out a second time. Eric and Daniel say April and Sarah finished the diamonds first and they were the better team today. April and Sarah have been eliminated from the race.
  9. Four - Season One

    After a global search, four of the best artists have been chosen to sit in the hottest seats in music. But each week, new artists will come in hoping to challenge The Four in a head-to-head battle to claim their seat. Before they can take on The Four, the challengers must prove they’re good enough by auditioning for a panel of industry experts. Before they can take on The Four, the challengers must prove they’re good enough by auditioning for a panel of industry experts: chart topping hit maker and super producer, DJ Khaled; star maker and record executive, Charlie Walk; Grammy award winning singer/song writer, Meghan Trainor; and music icon, Sean “Diddy” Combs. To start the competition they have hand-picked the four artists they think best reflect the charts today: Lex Lu; Blair Perkins; Elanese Lansen; and Ash Minor. Starting tonight, these four are the ones to beat. Their goal is to hold onto their seats over the next six weeks, as incredible artists try to replace them. In the end, only one of The Four will go onto win the ultimate prize: a career guided by the panel of hit makers who are all committed to creating a break-out star. We welcome our host, Fergie, from The Black Eyed Peas. Fergie introduces the panel of experts to the audience. This panel was put together to specifically launch the career of this season’s winner. Diddy is looking for something fresh, something new. Something he can feel in his soul and something he can obsess over when he’s on the treadmill or doing yoga. He’s looking for that next big superstar. Fergie introduces the four to beat and they come out and sing Can’t Stop the Music by Justin Timberlake as a group. Fergie sends them to their seats and tells them not to get too comfortable because tonight they will have to fight to stay in them. As of right now, they are in control of their seats. We get to meet our first challenger, Tyler Griffin from New Jersey. Tyler sings Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo. DJ Khaled does not look impressed, but Meghan Trainor seems to enjoy the performance and says to Charlie she is in love. DJ says he had the crowd involved and he enjoyed the dancing, he’s a performer, but you have to be great. Diddy says Tyler made him smile with his energy and his voice, but we’ll see. Charlie says as a record executive, he’s bringing what he does during the day to the show. He says they’re in the great business. Tyler was good, but The Four are great. Meghan disagrees and asks if he was nervous at all and Tyler says no. Meghan says Tyler seemed likes he’s been performing for years. It’s time for the panel to vote. Surrounding Tyler is four rings and each ring represents a panelist. If a panelist votes yes, the ring will turn blue. If a panelist votes no, the ring will turn red. An artist needs all of the panelists to vote yes to get through to challenge. One red ring and the artist is out. The panel is now voting. The verdict is in. Let’s see if Tyler did enough to challenge one of the four. The first ring turns blue. The second ring turns blue. The third ring turns blue. The final ring is red and Tyler does not get to challenge The Four. Charlie says everyone enjoyed the performance, it’s just not good enough right now to take on The Four. Diddy says that’s one thing you have to know about The Four. The bar is raised and better luck next time. The next challenger is Zhavia from California. We got to see a sneak peek at her in the preview. Zhavia sings Location by Khalid. The panelists seem to be enjoying Zhavia. Charlie is swaying back and forth and DJ Khaled seems impressed. Charlie gives a standing ovation when Zhavia is finished. DJ Khaled says this is why he’s here. He says she sang amazing and her swag was amazing. Charlie feels like he was listening to the future here tonight. Meghan says she’s 16! Imagine her at 18. Meghan looks at The Four and says they should be terrified right now. Diddy says he’s going to be honest, he doesn’t think she can take a chair. Diddy says this is what we came here to do. The panel is now voting whether Zhavia will get an opportunity to challenge one of The Four. It’s time to find out the results. The first ring is blue. The second ring turns blue. The third ring turns blue. The four ring turns blue and we have our first challenge of the show. DJ Khaled comes out clapping and gives Zhavia a high five and says this is what we’re here for. Fergie says Zhavia has earned the first challenge and tells her to look at The Four. Zhavia says she knows who she’s going to choose. Fergie asks who she’s coming for and we head to commercial. We’re back and Zhavia is about to announce who she has decided to challenge. She is coming for Elanese. Fergie says Elanese will perform first and then it’s up to Zhavia to beat her performance. But this time, it’s not up to the panel. Ultimately, in the music business, the power belongs to the fans. So the audience will decide who claims a seat on The Four and who goes home. First up is Elanese. Elanese performs Echame La Culpa by Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato. The panelists are bobbing their heads and the crowd seems to enjoy the performance. Zhavia steps up to perform Unforgettable by French Montana. Charlie seems to be enjoying the performance and Diddy is bobbing his head. Elanese does not look impressed and she’s shaking her head as she’s watching Zhavia perform. Meghan thinks they both did an amazing job. She loves what Elanese did, but the 16-year old girl just came up here like what? DJ says he’s excited that the fans are going to decide so he’s going to hold his opinion and just say they are both great. Time for the audience to decide and they are voting now. Will Elanese hold on to her seat? Or will she be the first of The Four to go home? The winner of this challenge is… The winner of the challenge is…Zhavia! It’s time for Elanese to give up her seat and Zhavia gets to go claim her seat with The Four. Her seat is now locked. Zhavia is now safe for the night and cannot be challenged for the rest of the show. Charlie tells Elanese that on this stage she has to come and bring it every single time and you have to compete at the highest level and she didn’t do that. Fergie welcomes us back and one seat is locked and three up for grabs. Zhavia is safe for the night. But Lex Lu, Ash Minor, and Blair Perkins have yet to be challenged. The next artist is Anthony Hall from Florida. Anthony will be singing Feet It Still by Portugal, The Man. Meghan says it’s her favorite song right now and she loved it. Diddy says if he gets a second chance to bring it more. The first ring is blue. The second ring is blue. The last two were red. Charlie says no because he doesn’t think he can entertain a whole crowd. Diddy says no because he feels that he didn’t bring everything to the stage. The next artist is Chris from Dallas, Texas. His stage name is Illakriss and he is performing Let’s Groove by Earth, Wind, and Fire. Meghan says his stage presence is something she’s never seen before and she loves his originality. Charlie says he thinks he’s interesting, maybe for other shows. That’s not what they are doing there. Diddy says maybe they just have different tastes. Diddy says originality is key and Illakriss came out and did him. DJ Khaled is about passion and he didn’t get no feeling. Diddy is advocating for Illakriss to go through. Lex Lu says put him through. Diddy asks her if she’s ready to eat and she says yeah, put him through. Diddy says does he look like a chicken wing or steak dinner? Lex Lu says he looks like a cake walk. It’s time for the panelists to vote. Voting is over. The first ring turns blue. The second ring turns blue. The third ring turns blue. The fourth ring turns blue and we have a challenge. Fergie says Zhavia cannot be challenged tonight, but he can choose any of the other three. Ash says he won’t pick Lex Lu because she’ll eat him up. We head to commercial. We’re back and Illakriss is deciding who to challenge. He selects Lex Lu. Lex Lu will perform first and she performs Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled. Illakriss is attempting to beat Lex Lu’s performance and he takes the stage with Special Delivery by G. Dep. DJ Khaled liked that performance by Illakriss better than the first one, but he did like Lex Lu’s song pick. DJ says he wants to be honest and he feels like it could be greater. Diddy says this is hip hop and you have to come with you’re A game. If he had to put his money on anyone, it would be Lex Lu, but he’s not happy with either of those performances. The audience is voting. The winner of this challenge is… The winner of the challenge is…Lex Lu. Her seat is now locked for the night and Illakriss is sent home. The next challenger is Valentina Cytrynowicz from California. Valentina sings Green Light by Lorde. Charlie says he’s had the privilege to work with Lorde, since she was 16 and they had a song called Royals. He’s impressed she sang the song and he saw a real artist on the stage and that’s what they do, they work with real people. Meghan says it was a beautiful performance and music is subjective and she’s just not a fan of her. Diddy thinks it’s a cold, cruel world and the truth will set you free. He didn’t like it one bit and he thinks she can do better. He says it just wasn’t a great performance. DJ Khaled asks Zhavia what she thinks about Valentina. Zhavia thinks if you’re going to sing someone’s song, you have to sing it better than them and she didn’t think Valentina did that. DJ Khaled agrees. Charlie is pushing for Valentina and thinks she should have a second chance to sing. Ash thinks Valentina will challenge him if he gets a chance. The panelist’s are voting. The verdict is in. The first ring turns blue. The second ring turns blue. The third ring and fourth ring are both red. Charlie doesn’t understand why they wouldn’t let her challenge. Diddy says the honeymoon is over and he wants greatness now. The next artist is Saeed Renaud. Saeed sings Run To You by Whitney Houston. Meghan is crying, and she says she’s never had that experience in her life. DJ Khaled says this is what he calls he’s securing the bag. If anyone says no on this panel, he’s out of there. Charlie says there is a place for him in the music business for sure. Diddy says thank you for setting the bar so high. He wants to see a challenge. It’s time for the panelists to vote. The verdict is in. The first ring is blue. The second ring is blue. The third ring is blue. The fourth ring is blue and we have 4 yes’s and we have a challenge! Ash says he’s a little nervous, but if he lost to an artist like Saeed he’s got to say he’s great and he respects him. Blair says he worked hard for the seat and he doesn’t plan on losing it. Fergie asks who Saeed is going to challenge and we go to commercial. We’re back and Saeed is decided who to challenge between Ash and Blair. Saeed says I want you and he points to Blair. Blair performs first, and he sings Stay With Me by Sam Smith. Saeed has to try and beat Blair’s performance, and he sings Love Me Again by John Newman. DJ Khaled says he’s so excited to be on this show. He asks Saeed if he is ready for the big time? He asks Blair if he’s ready for success? DJ says this is what you call talent. Meghan loved both performances, but she thinks Saeed won it. Charlie says Blair was pitch perfect tonight and he thinks Blair should keep his seat. Diddy says Blair brought the drama, but he didn’t close the show. Now it’s up to the audience. They will vote for Blair or Saeed. The verdict is in… The winner of this challenge is…Saeed. Diddy says Blair should keep doing what he’s doing, he’ll get there. Blair is leaving the show tonight.
  10. At just over 10 miles long and a few miles wide, the tiny island of Manhattan is home to 1.6 million people and is the starting line for the momentous 30th season of The Amazing Race. Hundreds have gathered in Washington Square Park to witness the beginning of the adventure. Making their way through the city to the starting line right now are the most competitive ever assembled for the Race. They are champions, gold medalists, life savers, and music sensation, but above all competitors. We have Joey and Tim and they are world champion competitive eaters. They are both excited to be competing with each other instead of against each other. Cedric and Shawn are next, and they are former NBA players. The only thing they are thinking is don’t get eliminated first and they think running the race will be a slam dunk. Dessie and Kayla think people will call them the underdogs and they want to prove them long. They are both models and they both work in the boxing industry. They are ready to knock-out the competition. Alex and Conor says competition is what fuels their souls and they are driven to do, compete. They live in Indianapolis, and Alex won the 100th running of the Indy 500. They want to cross the finish line first and get that checkered flag. Jen and Kristi and they are professional skiiers. Jen is a two-time world champion and Kristi is one of the pioneers of their sport. Cody and Jessica met on Big Brother and Jessica says the race is going to continue their journey. Cody says Jessica is the love of his life and is extremely loyal. Phil greets the racers and fans. He brings in the fans and the crowd cheers. Phil allows the competitive eater to enjoy a hot dog before starting the race. Phil talks briefly to a few of the teams and then says let’s get the race started! Their first clue is in the fountain they are standing in front of and Phil gives the Go! Conor says Alex won the biggest race in the world, but hasn’t won the biggest race around the world yet. We then meet Lucas and Brittany and they are both ocean rescue lifeguards. They have been dating for nine years and he plans on proposing somewhere along the race. April and Sarah both do Goat Yoga in Arizona. But they have many talents and they say they will win the race. Henry and Evan have been dating for a year and a half and they met freshman year when they were both on Yale’s debate team. Eric and Daniel are twins and they are both firefighter paramedics. They have been fans of the race for years and they are ready to get it done. Trevor and Chris are violinists and they have been in a group for five years and have been together for three years. All teams are now headed to Iceland. Phil tells all teams are now making their way to Iceland, and the capital city of Reykjavic. When they land, they must drive themselves to a river canyon waterfall, known as Geitargljufur, and pick up their next clue. Conor and Alex are out and Conor says he has an IndyCar driver driving and he has no complaints. Cody says he was hoping it was going to be a walk in the park against these guys, but they are shockingly not dumb. Jess says they aren’t on Big Brother anymore and Cody says well, we lost that. Lucas and Brittany are driving and Brittany says if Lucas steers her wrong she will hold it over his head for the rest of his life. April and Sarah got different directions than everyone else because a stewardess told her the other way was the long way. The sun is rising and the teams are appreciating the view. Henry and Evan are the first to arrive. Phil tells us Iceland is one of the few places on earth where you can see tectonic plates pushing against each other, creating spectacular canyons. Teams will now get to see this from the air after picking up an Icelandic flag while dangling high above a raging river. Evan goes out for their team. Cody and Jessica have arrived and Jessica is going across. Cody tells her to go hand over hand and don’t even think about it. Henry and Evan rip open their clue and they have to drive themselves to Esjumelur and search for their next clue. A few teams are having a difficult time finding the canyon. Alex is out for their team. Cedric is out for their team. Kristi is out for their team. Shawn is struggling to pull Cedric back in. April and Sarah are aggravated with each other and they are already bickering. Dessie and Kayla are at the canyon with Trevor and Chris and both complete their task. Henry and Evan have reached the road block. Phil tells us teams will face their first road block here in the foothills of Mount Esjan. Riding along in one of these off-road buggies with an expert driver, teams will race back and forth across this river bed as many times as they need to looking for letters that spell out Ingolfstorg, the name of a square in downtown Reykjavic. The trick is figuring out the numbers on the letters give them the correct order of the letters. Henry is going out for their team. Henry has spotted the numbers on the letters, and he figures it’s the order the letters should be in. We hear him ask the driver to drive a little slower. Cody is going for their team. Henry is trying to assemble his letters and asks for a check and he is missing 2 letters, both O’s. Conor is going for his team and says he’s comfortable in the suit he has to wear because he wears similar for IndyCar driving. We see Joey and Tim and Lucas and Brittany back getting their flag at the canyon. Jessica is encouraging Cody. Alex is encouraging Henry to take his time. Conor has missed the numbers on the letters and he has no idea what’s going on. Henry has rearranged his letters and is wrong. Cody is the first to finish and Jessica says Conor finished. Alex says that’s not Conor. Cody rips their clue and Phil tells us these modern-day Vikings are famous for dominating international lifting competitions. Teams must find Katrin who will ask them to identify two popular national tonics. Jessica tells Cody he just beat a Yale graduate in a spelling competition. Cody says some say he is smart and Jessica says she hasn’t met those people. April and Sarah and Eric and Daniel have reach the canyon for their flags and they realize they are the last two teams. Henry asks for another check and he is correct this time. Alex realizes Conor is getting stressed and he needs to relax. Shawn has done his letters and he asks for a check and is wrong. One of the O’s has an accent mark and the other does not. Conor missed the numbers that would give him the order he needs for the word. Cody and Jessica have arrived at their next stop. Jessica has found Katrin and Katrin has two questions for them. Question #1 is what do Icelanders call the “black death”? Question #2 is What is Porskalysi? Katrin tells them to come find her when they have the answer. Cody and Jessica ask for help from citizens on the street and quickly get some answers. They say black death is coffee, but they are incorrect. Cody asks if the answer to the second question is cod liver oil and Katrin says that is correct. They have to find out what black death is. Cody asks another man and he says it is something called Brennivin. Cody gives Katrin the answers and she says they are correct. They each get a shot. Jessica gets the cod liver oil and Cody gets the Brennivin. Cody rips the clue and says they have to make their way on foot to the pitstop. Phil tells us first settled by Vikings, this is the northernmost capital city in the world. And in the heart of Reykjavic, Reykjavikurtjorn is the pitstop for this leg of the race. The last team to check in will be eliminated. Cody and Jess have headed out and Jessica thinks they are going the wrong way. Cody is leading the way and Jess says maybe the lake is a shore and Cody says no. Jess says it’s disheartening because they were just in first and now they are lost. Kristi and Jen have also completed the task and they are also looking for the pitstop. Jessica mumbles that Cody is not listening to her. Kristi and Jen hit the mat and have finished in first place. As the winners of this leg, they have won a trip to Greece. Jessica says the lake was right next to the square. We go back to the roadblock and see teams still working on their words. Conor is going back for a second attempt. Trevor asks for a check and he’s wrong. He switches two letters and he is correct and gets his clue. Dessie and Tim are out in the buggies and Daniel and Sarah are right behind. Conor is back to try to find the word again. He has found the numbers on the letters and asks for a check and he is correct. Alex and Conor head out. Shawn can’t figure out what’s wrong with his word. He has all the letters in order, except for the two O’s. Shawn goes back out to look at the letters again. Jessica and Cody hit the mat in second place and Phil notes they took a detour and ran a few extra miles than necessary. Cody apologizes to Jessica and Henry and Even run in and hit the mat at third. Trevor and Chris come in and are the fourth team to arrive. Shawn is frustrated because others are getting it and he’s stuck right now. All that is left is Shawn and Cedric and April and Sarah. Shawn doesn’t want to go back out. Alex and Conor are on the mat in fifth place. Shawn helps Sarah and she gets the right answer because her O’s are in the right place. Shawn goes back and looks at his and says it’s the same as hers. Shawn is beyond frustrated and he goes back and looks at Sarah’s again. Cedric encourages him to get it done. Shawn has finally realized one of the O’s has the accent and switches them and he is correct. We see some teams asking for directions. Cedric and Shawn are arguing because Shawn says Cedric is driving too fast and he can’t see signs and Cedric says Shawn should tell him the word. Joey and Tim have hit the mat in sixth place. Cedric and Shawn are at the square. Brittany and Lucas hit the mat in seventh place. Cedric and Shawn realize they aren’t in last when they see Dessie and Kayla who are looking for where to park. Cedric and Shawn have hit the mat in 8th place. However, they are not allowed to get any help from a teammate at a roadblock, which he did because Cedric yelled out encouragement to pay attention to P’s and O’s. Shawn says he didn’t hear Cedric but Phil says it doesn’t matter. They have incurred a 30 minute penalty. Eric and Daniel are officially team number 8. April and Sarah have arrived at the square and Dessie and Kayla are struggling to park. The girls have finished their task and are on their way to the pitstop. Phil pulls Shawn and Cedric over to the mat with 30 seconds left on their penalty clock. If the girls don’t make it to the mat before that time is up, Cedric and Shawn will still be in the race. Phil says it has never been this close. Phil says this is as close as it gets, but he is pleased to announce Cedric and Shawn are team number 9 and now there is a foot race for the last spot. Phil says they’ve never had a finish this close as all four girls scramble for the mat. It is a photo finish and we see snapshots. Phil says Dessie was the last to land on the mat. April and Sarah are team number 10 and unfortunately, Dessie and Kayla are the last team to arrive and they have been eliminated from the race. Dessie and Kayla are bummed and wanted to continue racing, but it was an amazing experience. This season on The Amazing Race, the most competitive cast of racers square off in an epic season unlike any other. Where they’ll face the first ever head-to-head competition and other shocking twists. Who will win season 30 of The Amazing Race?
  11. Survivor 35: Episode Recaps

    Desi is first and she says hats off to Chrissy for winning the individual immunities and hats off to Ben for finding idols. Then she says Ryan, it seems like everything they could beat you and that’s why you are sitting there. She wants to give Ryan an opportunity to convince them what he did to sit there and his social game. Ryan responds to Desi that everything emanated from his social game. He found the advantage day one on the boat and he used that to build a relationship with Chrissy and Devon. Ryan also takes credit for the alliance of seven and says he made that alliance because he had good inclinations and he had to depend on the social relationships he built with people. Ashley addresses Ryan and wants to know if that’s true, why he never had a strategic conversation with her. She says that shows a fault in his social game because he put her on the jury. Ryan responds to Ashley that he didn’t have a strategic relationship with her, but he relied on the social aspect that was parlayed through Devon. Joe asks Devon if he can co-sign any of that and Devon says yeah. Lauren says Ryan is sitting in the hot seat and Devon might make or break what happens. Devon says up until the final 7, Ryan’s social play was used through him. JP asks if there was communication with Ryan when he got blindsided and they flipped and Devon says Ryan did not know about that. Ryan agrees he did not know about the rogue vote and JP was one of his closest allies. Joe says he’s glad they started with the outwit because he didn’t realize Ryan was the puppet master and he respects the play. Joe says to Ben that his social game was horrible and his and Chrissy’s relationship was like butting heads. Joe says they are both fans and they just focused on challenges and idols and they forgot about the social aspect of Survivor. Ben owns up to the fact that his social game was difficult for him and he’s out there learning how to interact with people and how to better himself. Chrissy thinks she had a totally different social game and she got to the F3 by staying loyal to her alliances the whole time. Her game was not to go out and make a million different moves and she did try and get to know each of them individually. Joe wants to know what Chrissy knows about him and she mentions that a reason he doesn’t want to get married is because of his parents divorce when he was young and that was horrible for him. Jeff asks where Cole weighs in on the social part of the game. Cole wants to start with Ben and says he knows he was a target of Ben’s based on food issues. Cole wants Ben to clear his name because he painted him as thief because of the food. Ben says he did paint him as a target because he was physically strong and that was the only way he could get people to turn on him. Ryan says it went beyond that because he was painting a target on his back. Ben says it was a strategic move. Ben says he knew he had to work on his social game. Ben says he sat on the beach with Lauren and Devon and told them stories he hasn’t told anyone else and he’s opened up with Mike. Ashley says Ben just said he told people stories, but Chrissy reached out and asked questions because she genuinely wanted to know them and that’s huge. Ashley remembers hearing some of Chrissy’s conversations and thinking she was a genius. Chrissy mentions about Cole’s score on the ACT’s and Ryan says she’s just throwing out random facts. Cole says you can go making friendships with people, but it’s how you use those in the game and he doesn’t know any of that about her. Chrissy says getting to know people was truly part of her game play and learning how people played. Chrissy and Ryan start bickering back and forth about their social games. Cole says the back and forth over small stuff doesn’t make any impact on their decisions. Desi wants to say something to each of them on a human level and remind them they need to take a step back and realize this is just a game and outside the game they can still trust the people around them. Lauren thanks Desi for saying that and says she was saying that to all of them. Jeff says we move on to the outplay part of the game, how they respond to the conditions of the game. Cole says as a wilderness guy himself, those survival skills are important to him. Cole says Ben did great finding idols and Chrissy killed challenges, but Ryan didn’t do anything around camp. Ryan says he can’t argue any of those points. Ryan says he had never been camping before and he knew he couldn’t be a provider like JP and he didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes. Desi says she had never done a lot of different survival skills, so that isn’t an excuse. Lauren says Ryan said he didn’t want to mess up, but neither did anyone else. Chrissy starts pointing out that Ryan never went for water. Joe says let’s get to the advantages and the idols. Ryan says day 1 he found the advantage on the boat and he used that to advance to the end of the game. He then begins to talk about finding the hidden immunity idol and the chaos ensued and Cole says that was well-played. Ashley says she’d like to say she’s proud of every female, as well as Chrissy who blew them all away with winning four immunity idols and she wants to give her credit for that. Chrissy says she was terrified when challenges started because she was never athletic when she was young and she found the courage to do that. Lauren also congratulates her and Joe says we have a queen and he respects her four immunity challenge wins. Joe says he loved seeing Ben last night build fire and he liked that Ben worked to find idols because his back was against the wall. Ben says he chose to get up early every morning to find those idols. Desi says the better questions is there was a point where Ben was with four others, how did they let him go alone to find idols. Ben says he was one step ahead of them all the way. Chrissy agrees that was a game flaw for all four of them. Jeff says time to move on to the outlast part of the game. Jeff says this is their last moment to make sure the jury will put their name down. Ryan goes first and says he knew he couldn’t win challenges to get through the game so he knew he had to build the social relationships to get him through. He says he went to 13 of the 15 tribal councils and his name was never on the chopping block. Ryan thinks he had more deals to the end than anyone else and he never gave up and that’s why he is sitting there. Mike asks Ryan what he learned playing the game. Ryan says he learned a lot and he got rejuvenated when his dad came out. He realizes about himself he values the simplicities of life, of having people close to him and his family. Ben says his will be short and sweet. He says he hand in putting every single one of them there because they were a hurdle and a threat to his game and he respects them, but he had to put them on the jury. Mike says he played one of the best games in Survivor history and he’d like to know why Ben should be the winner tonight. Joe says he wants to piggy back that questions because it seems like Ben fought so hard when his back was against the wall and he’s kind of giving up now when he’s so close to winning. Joe says he knows he’s a fight and he needs more. Ben says the reason he should be the sole survivor is even after being deemed a king and a dictator by Chrissy, he never quit looking and he never quit battling. He didn’t get put there, he brought himself there. Ben talks a little about his PTSD and he wants veterans to know you can get through it, but you have to work hard. Chrissy’s turn and she says she came into the game underestimating herself and she realized she needed to acknowledge she was awesome. She thinks she truly did make connections with each of them and she played a clean game without leaving destruction behind. She continues all moms are heroes because they put people before themselves and they are also heroes and also hustlers. Her game and who she is was all part of that and you never give up on your dreams. Jeff says a very healthy, candid tribal. He gives them a minute to think and vote. Live, Jeff says it’s down to the jury votes and asks a girl in the audience who she would vote for and he gives her a parchment and pen and asks her to write the name down so they can see if she agrees with the jury. Jeff reminds the jury they are voting for the winner, whoever they believe played the best game. It’s time to vote. We see Lauren’s vote for Ben. Lauren hopes Ben helps a lot of veterans. We see Devon’s vote for Ryan. Devon wishes him luck and hopes he wins. We see Cole hesitating over the parchment. We see Ashley’s vote for Chrissy. Ashley says she has reasons to not vote for any, but she believes Chrissy is a representative of their season. Jeff thanks them for a great season of Survivor. We are now live and Jeff thanks them all again. Jeff says to Ryan that he played with such heart, they could see it beating through his chest. Jeff says to Ben his back has been up against the wall and we could see what he was playing for. Jeff says to Chrissy, a working mom applied for 16 years and she dominated and set records and they saw a different side of her when her husband came out. Three completely different reasons for playing, but they all got them there. Time to read the votes! First vote, Ben. Ryan. Chrissy. Chrissy. 2 votes Chrissy, 1 vote Ben, 1 vote Ryan. Ben. Ben. 3 votes Ben, 2 votes Chrissy, 1 vote Ryan. The winner of Survivor…Ben! Ben goes to hug everyone and Jeff calls him over and congratulates him. He hands the check to him and calls his family over for hugs. Jeff calls the family over and they show a recap of all the moves Ben had to make to get to the end and earn the win. Jeff asks Ben if he remembers how arduous the journey was and Ben says it was so hard. He fought day and night and he says you had to go out and look for the idol, and keep looking. He says he never gave up and kept looking and the early bird gets the worm he guesses. Jeff wants to give a sneak peek of next season and we see a very quick flash with the words: One bad decision can haunt you forever. Jeff goes back to the girl in the audience and she wrote down Ben’s name and agreed with the jury. Everyone is now onstage for the reunion. Jeff says Ben, every hero needs a worthy adversary and he had one in Chrissy. Jeff remembers that first challenge when Chrissy was sick and he wants to know if when she got out there if it was overwhelming. Chrissy says she was terrified that she wouldn’t do as well as she could have. Jeff says Ryan, everyone joked about his tiny body. Did the lack of food surprise even him. Ryan says yeah, the deprivation was a complete shock to him. Ryan says it’s so real, but you sign up for it and you can’t prepare for it. Ryan says he came up short, but he proved to himself he can hang with the best. Jeff says sometimes things that are happening in society are brought into the game. He says we seen it last year with Zeke. Jeff says this year we had another emerging story line and we see a clip of Ben discussing his PTSD. Jeff asks if Ben has heard from a lot of people. Ben says a lot of vets reached out to him and they understand what he was going through. Jeff says Ben was the only person up there that kept a secret this season and Survivor kept one too. They bring out three of Ben’s former marine buddies. Jeff says this is a legit surprise and he tracked some of them down to see what impact Ben’s story had on them and they wanted to come to the finale. They say when they last saw Ben, he wasn’t in a good place and it’s not just for them, but any vet who is struggling seeing Ben be successful can be helpful. Jeff says if you’re struggling with PTSD reach out and ask for help. www.ptsd.va.gov Jeff says when the started the season it was supposed to be a season of secrets with the advantages and idols, but then no one could keep a secret. After we see a clip, Jeff pulls out the shell Mike threw in the fire from Lauren’s advantage. Jeff asks if she regretted that or if it was a move that just didn’t work. Lauren says yeah, she regrets it. Can she have it back. Jeff holds up the square idol from Survivor: China and talks about James having two idols and getting voted out with both of them. Jeff says they are clues to next season. Bad decisions from former players coming back to haunt. All will be revealed when they return. Jeff says for the 36th season, they decided to do something that speaks to the past 35 seasons and gets at the reason Survivor is so fun to watch, but difficult to play. Survivor, it is the most complicated game of social politics every created. There is no one to rely on, no one to trust. Everything rests on your ability to make the right decision at the right time because one bad decision can haunt you forever. This is Survivor: Ghost Island. The graveyard for bad Survivor decisions and after 35 seasons, there have been a lot of them. For the first time ever, a new group of players will have a chance to reverse the curse of some of the worst decisions in Survivor history. An entire season centered around the bad decisions of past players. Using the actual haunted advantages and idols that did them in. Will these new players learn from the mistakes from others? Or will the past come back to haunt again? Join us this spring for Survivor: Ghost Island.
  12. The Voice (Season 13)

    It’s the big Voice finale! We’re going to find out who’s going to win it all! Everybody in the Top 8 returns to sing with a superstar. We’re going to kick-off the night with one of those great collaborations. Tonight, Adam Cunningham, Keisha Renee, and Bebe Rexha team up to perform the number one country song in America, Meant to Be. Throughout this competition, no one has embraced Chloe’s uniqueness, power and love for the 80s quite like the Blake. We then see a clip of Chloe and Blake’s relationship throughout the show. Next to the stage is Charlie Puth and he performs How Long. Adam told Addison that she would make a great album like Norah Jones. So its only natural that they sing together. Singing her hit song Don’t Know Why, Norah Jones and Addison Agen. Now Adam and Blake may be a picture perfect romance, but things have changed in season 13, or at least for one coach. We see Adam talking to a “therapist” and seeing “flashbacks” of Blake making fun of him. Noah Mac is back to sing World Gone Mad with Bastille themselves. Kelly Clarkson is next to the stage to preform her new song Medicine. Last season’s winner Chris Blue is next to the stage. Chris wanted to make this performance special for the voice stage. Chris will be singing his new song Blue Blood Blues. As soon as Adam heard Addison sing, Adam knew she could win the whole thing. We see clips of Addison and Adam’s relationship through the show grow. Next is Sia and Brooke to sing Titanium. Chris Weaver is next to the stage. Chris has brought some of his friends, who are also drag queens. We see a video of Chris and his friends in drag. Chris and his friends sing Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicky Minaj. Now, Chloe Kohanski has proven she can rock the stage so tonight she joins forces with a legend who epitomizes rock music. With his hit White Wedding, here is Chloe Kohanski with Billy Idol. Our four finalists join Carson center stage and they are minutes away from finding out who won the whole thing. Miley and Jennifer come up to the stage and give the four finalists a Christmas present and it’s a new car. They each get a 2018 Toyota Camry. We see clips of Red and Blake’s friendship. Now the music keeps on coming and next up is Demi Lovato performing Tell Me You Love Me. Voice favorite Davon poured his soul into every song. Tonight, Davon is going to team up with Jessie J for her new single Not My Ex. Next, we have a member of the country music hall of fame joining one of Team Blake’s artists for one of his biggest songs. With When I Call Your Name, here is Red Marlow and Vince Gill. Now, from the very beginning Miley predicted Brooke could make it to the finale. We see Brooke and Miley’s relationship as it grew throughout the show. Now, Pharrell Williams takes the stage with N.E.R.D. to perform Lemon from their new album No One Ever Really Dies. Our friend Sia returns to spread some holiday cheer with a song called Snowman. Let’s not waste any more time. Let’s do it. Carson brings back the four finalists to the stage. Every single finalist hit the top 10 on iTunes at the close of voting. In fact, 8 of the top 10 were from last night’s show. Carson is going to read the name of the artist in fourth place. The finalist in fourth place is… Finishing in fourth place is…Red Marlow from Team Blake. Carson is now going to read the name of the artist in third place. The finalist in third place is… The third place finalist is…Brooke Simpson from Team Miley. Chloe and Addison are the final two to learn their fate. Carson asks the coaches for final words. The moment we’ve all been waiting for! The winner of The Voice is… The winner of The Voice is…Chloe Kohanski from Team Blake.
  13. The Voice (Season 13)

    Tonight is the most important night of the competition, the finale! Tonight, we have four finalists and they will each sing three times, a new cover, a special duet with their coach, and a brand new original single. Every vote counts and voting is now open for all artists on all platforms. Let’s kick off the finale with Team Adam’s Addison Agen. Carson and Adam talk with Addison about her progression throughout the experience. Addison is going to sing Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw. Adam says Addison has the ability to make everything sound like it’s hers. Jennifer says Addison, that’s what moments like this are about. When you break down and make it more real to us and allow us in to experience that moment with you. Jennifer says Addison is humble, beautiful, and kind. Adam says in a way, the fact Addison lost it at the end was beautiful because her connection to life is more important than her connection to music. To say he is proud is the understatement of the year and every time she gets up there, she blows him away. We’re going to continue with the first original single of the night from Team Blake’s Chloe Kohanski. Her song is called Wish I Didn’t Love you. Blake says every lyric and note sounds like something Chloe experienced. Chloe says she feels connected to the song because it tells a story. Blake says he thinks this is the right original song and he loves it. Blake says America, he wants you to think of every superstar you can remember in music and remember those people aren’t like anyone else. And then he wants America to think about Chloe’s performance. Blake says ladies and gentleman, this is a superstar right here. Next will be the first duet, Blake and his finalist Red. They are going to sing I’m Gonna Miss Her by Brad Paisley. Blake says he thinks Red is more country than he is. Red says working with Blake has been like hanging out with his brother. Blake says they are going to have fun on stage. Just a reminder that all artists who have a song in the top 10 on iTunes at the close of voting get their votes multiplied by 5. Now a debut song for Team Miley’s Brooke Simpson. Brooke’s song is called What Is Beautiful. Brooke says she loves this song and it rings true to where she is right now in her life. Miley says she sings with such conviction. Adam says he has loved Brooke since day 1. Adam loves watching her go through all this to see where she’s going to wind up. He’s happy this moment culminates for her in who she is and this song represented who she wants to be. Miley says this moment right here is what she meant when she said Brooke is a necessary artist. Miley says everyone has to vote because this girl is the voice and she is a superstar. Next, we have another duet, Adam and Addison and they are going to sing Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Adam says this song is an actual duet that will pull at your heart strings. Addison says she never thought she’d call Adam Levine a friend. Our final four are one step away from winning it all. Next, Miley joins Brooke for the perfect collaboration. They are going to sing Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus. Brooke says Miley has helped her grow so much. Let’s continue immediately with a debut song with Team Blake’s country singer, Red Marlow. Red is going to sing a song called I Pray. Red wrote the song with a friend of his. Red says even though it’s a sad song, it can also be a celebration. Blake says it’s going to be a good one and he deserves to be here. Jennifer says anyone who can get on stage and sing a song called I Pray is alright by her. Jennifer says she’s a fan of Red and she’s not surprised to see him in the final and she thinks he represented country well. Blake says the reason Red is in the final is because of simple relatability and with this song, a song about real life experience, was great. Blake says Red is a country star. We’re going to continue with an awesome duet, Blake and Chloe. They are going to perform You Got It by Roy Orbison. Blake says Chloe is the same as you see on television. Next Is Red Marlow. Red will be singing Make you feel my love by Bob Dylan. Red says he will be doing Garth Brooks cover of the song. Blake says Red is swing for the fence on this song. Blake says he was thinking about how Red can just set on the stage with nothing but his guitar and his voice it blows him away. We will continue with Brooke Simpson singing a classic Christmas song. Brooke will be singing O Holy Night. Brooke says she’s love this song since she was little and when she sings it she thinks of her family. Miley says she knows how much this song means to Brooke and she thinks the audience will enjoy the vocal arrangement. Jennifer says that is one of her favorite Christmas song and she is happy about the performance. Miley says that she can’t express how much she wants everyone at home to vote for Brooke. Next up is Addison Agen. Addison will be sing Tennessee Rain, her original song. Adam tells her to sing it like a powerful women. Jennifer says Addison is only 16 and just knows when to be passionate about the song and to soften the notes. Adam says all the songs she has sang have best represent her as an artist and a person. We’re going to close the finale with the rocker from team Blake Chloe Kohanski. Chloe will be singing Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Cranes. Blake says Chloe is the total package from this show. Blake says ladies and gentlemen, we have a superstar in front of us. Blake says vote for Chloe. As Carson closes the show Blake yells Vote for Chloe.
  14. The Voice (Season 13)

    This is the semi-finals and we are live as the coaches take their seats. Eight semi-finalists will perform twice, a new song by themselves and they are also pairing up with each other for special duets. Both performances are eligible for your votes and tomorrow will be the biggest elimination of the season, only four will move on. Every vote counts and you alone will determine who moves on to next week’s finale. Before they start they send their condolences to those dealing with the fires in Southern California and give a shout out to the men and women fighting those fires. They are going to kick off the night with Team Adam’s country singer, Adam Cunningham. Adam is going to perform I’m Already There by Lonestar. Coach Adam says Adam C. couldn’t have picked a better song for where he is in the competition right now. Blake says he’s always loved that song and it’s a great song choice and he’s glad Adam C. is choosing his own songs now. Blake says he could tell that’s the kind of lyric that means something to him and he sang the hell out of it. Coach Adam says that’s as good a response from Blake as he could hope for. Coach Adam says Adam C. has been such an amazing surprise because he fights back despite having his back against the wall. Adam thinks he’s one of the top contenders in the competition. Carson tells us in addition to the new solo performances, the artists are teaming up for special duets. These duets count towards tomorrow’s results. You can download them on itunes, listen to them on apple music, and you can tweet using their special duet hashtags. These are all ways to vote. Chloe Kohanski and Noah Mac are teaming up for the first duet. Chloe says Noah is too cool for school and Noah says Chloe is crazy behind the scenes. They are going to sing Wicked Game by Chris Isaak. If you want to vote use this hashtag: #ChloeNoahDuet Davon Fleming is next to perform for team Jennifer. Davon will be singing Gravity by John Mayer. Jennifer says she loves Davon because he is an inspiration and a light to everyone. Adam says what?! Adam says that you had this ability to sing. Adam says beautiful song and he is happy that people can feel him the same way that he does when he sings. Jennifer says that she felt Davon tonight and every bit of her heart was in it. Jennifer says that she couldn’t couch that kind of passion and she also says that she was so moved be Davon that she couldn’t even throw her shoe. Team Blake’s Red Marlow is next to sing a song that means a lot to him and his coach. Red is singing Go Rest on That Mountain by Vince Gill. Blake says that he loves the song and the song is a load to take on. Blake also says he thinks Red could show his true talent in this song. Miley says that she remembers back to the blinds when she graveled for him. Miley says that everyone felt him sing that song. Blake says he doesn’t have to brag about you to the audience because everyone country artist who heard that is amazed by what he just did. Davon Fleming and Brooke Simmons will be singing Earn It by The Weekend. Davon says that she is an amazing friend to sing with. Brooke says Davon is nothing but a bundle of laughs. If you’d like to vote for this duet use the hashtag: #BrookeDavonDuet Keisha Renee from Team Blake is coming to the stage. Keisha is singing What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts. Blake says he wants to see what Keisha can do with this song. Miley says all of the songs Keisha have sung were some of her favorites and she is happy that she did those songs her way because it should always be like that when she sings. Blake says he doesn’t know what else she could’ve done to get into the final 4. Incredible back to back performances going down right now. First, a big song by two country singers who form the perfect voice duo, Adam Cunningham and Red Marlow. Adam C says he’s looking forward to performing with Red because he’s a class act on and off the stage. Red says they are both country as a stick, so he thinks they fit pretty well together. They sing Can’t You See by The Marshall Tucker Band. If you want to vote for Adam and Red tweet #AdamRedDuet We’re going to continue with Team Blake’s alternative rocker, Chloe Kohanski. Chloe is going to perform I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner. Blake says people are drawn to her because of the sound of her voice. Blake thinks this is the song that can get her to top 4. Blake says he wants to go on record, this IS the biggest night she’s had on the show so far. Blake says America, if you recorded this rewind the show and listen to her sing it again and tell him if that’s not the most iconic voice they’ve had on the show. Now, two heartfelt vocalists team up for the first time Addison and Keisha. Keisha says Addison is just amazing and Addison says the first time she heard Keisha she was shocked and in tears. Addison and Keisha sing Strong Enough by Sheryl Crow. If you want to vote for Addison and Keisha tweet #AddisonKeishaDuet. We’ll continue with Team Jennifer’s hard-working vocalist, Noah Mac. Noah is going to sing River by Bishop Briggs. Noah sees this song as the modern day Eye of the Tiger. Miley says Noah brought something youthful and modern to the show that she’s not sure they’ve ever seen before. Jennifer says she is very proud. She says the way he commands the stage and believes in himself and he can deliver performances like that. Next is Team Addison’s singer/songwriter, Addison Agen. Addison is going to sing Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell. Adam tells her to take her time because it’s emphatic but laid back. Adam thinks Addison is the Voice. Blake says he such a fan of Addison’s and he really appreciates being the flagship person on the show for teenagers and singer/songwriter torch she’s carrying. Blake says she’s beyond her years. Adam says he would rather Addison sing the songs that mean the most to her and her fans. Adam says this girl is the Voice and she’s even beyond that and she’s one of the most special gifts he’s had the pleasure of working with. We’re closing out the night with Team Miley’s only artist who is putting everything on the line, Brooke Simpson. Brooke is going to sing Faithfully by Journey. Miley wants this performance to be focused on her vocals. Miley says this show is about the Voice and she sticks by and thinks it’s Brooke. Miley says if Brooke isn’t in the finale, then she doesn’t know what this show is. Miley says if this show is about the voice, if it’s about finding that vocal talent, your winner is standing right here.
  15. The Voice (Season 13)

    Your results are in and tonight, two artists will be going home. We have a packed show tonight. Danielle Bradberry is here and the bottom three will sing for the instant save in hopes of advancing to the semi-finals next week. Portugal the Man takes the stage and performs Feel It Still. The first artist America saved is… from Team Miley… Brooke Simpson. America also saved… from Team Adam… Addison Agen. The next artist America has saved is… from Team Blake Keisha Renee. America has also saved… from Team Jennifer… Noah Mac. America has saved… from Team Blake… Chloe Kohanski. America also saved Adam Cunningham from Team Adam. Next to the stage is Danielle Bradbery singing her new song called Worth It. The last artist saved is Red Marlow from Team Blake. It’s time for the Instant Save! Voting will open after BOTH artists perform. Do not vote until we post you can vote! If you do, then your vote will not count, so stay patient and watch for voting to open! Ashland Craft will be singing Tonight I’m Gonna Cry by Keith Urban. Miley says she wishes she could keep her in the competition. Shi’ Ann Jones will be singing At Last by Etta James. Jennifer says she is the youngest person in the competition, so she is the future of music. Davon Fleming will be singing Ain’t No Way by Whitney Houston. Jennifer says a vocalist like that doesn’t deserve to be in a final nothing. Instant Save voting is now open. To save Ashland Craft, tweet or retweet #VoiceSaveAshland Instant Save voting is now open. To save Shi’ Ann Jones, tweet or retweet #VoiceSaveShi’Ann. Instant Save voting is now open. To save Davon Fleming, tweet or retweet #VoiceSaveDavon. Instant Save voting is open for 5 minutes, so if you wish to vote, then vote now! Remember, you can vote now even if you are on the west coast. Voting is now closed! America’s Instant save artist is Davon Fleming.