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    The Amazing Race 21 RECAPS Epi 1-3

    9/30 TAR 21 Recap: Double the Money; Double the Stress


    Congratulations to The Amazing Race for theirwin!




    The Eleven NEW Teams:

    Trey and Lexi: I’m hoping we win this race so I can finally get a ring on my finger.

    Natalie and Nadiya: She stole my boyfriend from me and he didn’t even know.

    James and Abba (Mark): We’ve traveled around the world extensively. We’re comfortable being uncomfortable.

    Josh and Brent: We made farming fabulous. And now we’re going to make racing fabulous.

    Amy and Daniel: She’s such a beautiful person and inspires me every day.

    Caitlin and Brittany: We’re pretty mean when it comes to being on the course.

    Rob and Sheila: Rob is definitely the boss of this relationship. He has taken over the planning of our wedding. I just hope he picks me out a really cute dress.

    Gary and Will: Super fans who have applied for the race seven times. If we don’t win the race, I’m going to get a divorce from him.

    Abbie and Ryan: I want world domination. I want to be bowed down to.

    Jaymes and James: If need be to win a challenge in the race, we’ll slap on the old cuffs and collar to draw attention.

    Rob and Kelly: Not only are we going to be a tough team, we’re going to win this race.

    A flower power painted school bus carries the teams from the ocean through the “Crown of the Valley”, Pasadena, CA, and past Pasadena City Hall, one of many iconic structures in the city. From there they roll out onto the Colorado Street Bridge off the Ventura freeway.

    Phil’s Greeting: Welcome to the Amazing Race! There are twelve legs on this race that will take you to nine countries, traveling more than 25,000 miles; and, if there is one thing I can promise you there are lots of surprises along the way. If you cross the Finish Line first, for the first time in Amazing Race history, you have the chance to double your money. If your team wins the first and the last leg of the race, you will win two million dollars!

    Standing between you and your first clue is a 10 story rappel off this bridge. Once you’ve received your clue you can get behind the wheel of the (product placement vehicle) and be on your way.

    All right…the world is waiting for you. Good luck… travel safe…GO!

    The Clue: Make your way to Shanghai, China.

    The clue continues in the car with a voice message from Phil.

    They can take China Airlines, flight 7 scheduled to land at 10:50 A.M. and Eva Air, flight 15 scheduled to land at 12:05 P.M. The first seven teams to check into the China Airlines counter will get the fastest flight.

    Jaymes and James are the first to throw their packs in a car and take off for the airport.


    Gary, with a fear of heights, places his team toward the back.

    Those on the first flight are Jaymes/James, Caitlin/Brittany, James/Abba, Amy/Daniel, Abbie/Ryan, Natalie/Nadiya and Rob/Kelly.

    Those on the second flight are Josh/Brent, Trey/Lexi, Rob/Sheila and Gary/Will.

    SHANGHAI, CHINA

    Proceed by taxi to Yuanshen Sports Centre Stadium to find the next clue.

    Road Block: Who’s Ready to Get Paddled


    One team member must play table tennis against a Chinese Junior Champion, who simply hates losing. They must successfully score one point against this opponent or wait for their next turn as she goes from table to table, using household items in place of her paddle. Once they hit their winning point, they’ll be rewarded with their next clue.

    While six of the first seven teams run into the ping pong room, Rob and Kelly search for the clue box all over the stadium, both inside and outside.

    Natalie is first to take the challenge, but with Nadiya screaming at her to slam it, she has difficulty getting into it. All the others could not win the point when the champion used her paddle, so she switched to a clip board using the paper clipped side to hit the ball.

    Abbie (with advice from Ryan to just let it hit her paddle) was the first to score a point. They politely accept their clue envelope and tear it open.

    Clue: Make your way to Cui Ping Jiu Jia Restaurant.

    Road Block: Who Wants to Go Tubing

    The team member to not compete in the first Road Block must compete in this one. They must eat a traditional Chinese dessert called Hasma (made from frog fallopian tubes) and served in a scooped out papaya fruit. Once they’ve devoured this delicious delicacy, the restaurant manager will hand them their next clue.

    Instructions for the Road Block: They must not pick up the plate or the papaya from the table. (Chopsticks are provided.)

    James/Abba who left the stadium second to Abbie/Ryan arrive at the restaurant first. Abba pokes the top slice of papaya off and exclaims, “Oh, God, it looks like overcooked macaroni.” Because the consistency doesn’t lend it to be eaten with chop sticks, he sticks his face into it and sucks it up. Others use a combination of chop sticks and slurping technique.

    When Ryan starts to eat, he teases Abbie, “Have you not eaten fallopian tubes?” Abbie retorts, “I have two, please don’t eat mine.”

    The loud twins (Natalie/Nadiya) take on the second Road Block in cheer leader rather than yelling mode and get the restaurant patrons involved. Rob and Kelly misread the clue and since Rob picked up the papaya with his hands, he must re-do the challenge.

    The second flight lands as the first flight is beginning the second Road Block. Gary/Will are the first of that flight to finish the first Road Block. Josh is proud of himself for winning his first athletic event against a champion…well, a junior champion.

    Abba finishes the Hasma and receives the envelope as the others begin to show up for their yummy treat and the two read…

    Clue: Make your way to the Bund and search for the woman with an abacus.

    James/Abba arrive first and begin a long trek up and down the plaza, after walking within a short distance of the target, but not seeing her. Abbie/Ryan arrive next and Ryan wonders why she is using an abacus and not a calculator. Amy/Daniel find the woman with the abacus first and read…

    Clue: Make your way on foot to the next pit stop, the Bund Observatory (signal tower). The last team to check in may be eliminated.


    Amy/Daniel point Abbie/Ryan to the lady with the abacus while they try to find out from locals where the Bund Observatory is located. Caitlin/Brittany are third to rip open the envelope and start yelling for information from those on the plaza. It is a foot race between Amy/Daniel and Abbie/Ryan to the Observatory. Ryan apologizes as they pass them panting that it is for two million.

    James/Jaymes lose time chasing after Caitlin/Brittany, who are on their way to the Pit Stop.

    Natalie/Nadiya lie to Rob/Kelly about finding the lady. Rob/Sheila think it has to do with counting and banking and take off for the Bank of China to look for the clue. After making their way back down the plaza James/Abba finally find the lady with the abacus. Josh/Brent are pointed to the lady by a local.


    Is the lady for real? Is she literal? Is she in the water?

    Rob/Sheila finally get pointed in the right direction by another local who is aware that crazy Americans are running around looking for a lady with an abacus. However, like James/Abba, they walk right past her. Gary/Will lie to Jaymes/James about finding the lady and justify it as super fans knowing that you have to do what you have to do to stay in the race. While Rob/Sheila find the clue first, Jaymes/James out run them to the mat.

    The Pit Stop Standings:

    1. Abbie/Ryan (with a chance at $2,000,000.00)
    2. Amy/Daniel
    3. Caitlin/Brittany
    4. Natalie/Nadiya
    5. Rob/Kelley
    6. James/Abba
    7. Josh/Brent
    8. Gary/Will
    9. Trey/Lexi
    10. Jaymes/James
    11. Rob/Sheila ELIMINATED

    Season previews in quick flashes end the episode.
    Last edited by Arielflies; 10-02-2012 at 01:48 AM.
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    Re: The Amazing Race 21 RECAPS

    10/7 TAR 21 Mini-Cap: Long Hair Don’t Care

    Ten teams leave from Shanghai, China for Surabaya, Indonesia. Rob and Kelley, thinking they might get a jump on the others, book an earlier flight that will take them through Hong Kong. They didn’t get that leg up as they ran into a four hour layover. The other teams all fly on the same plane with a transfer in Jakarta. In Jakarta James and Abba put themselves on a waiting list for an earlier flight to Surabaya and arrive first at that destination. They all arrive in the dark hours and take taxies to Alun Alun Stadium where they find small whips with numbers on them from one to ten. As they arrive they take a whip off the plaque to indicate their start position when the gates opened.

    ROADBLOCK

    Teams will ride on the back of motorcycles to race against a pair of bulls pulling a racing sled. In the order of the number on the whips they pulled, each team member will ride on the back of motorcycles at the same time and when their race is completed, they will receive the next clue.

    James and Abba, with number one finish first.

    Rob and Kelley with number 10 finish last.

    ROADBLOCK: Who likes to Party?


    One member of a team will power a children’s ride called an Odong Odong using pedal power while four small children sit atop the animals on the circling merry-go-round. As the team member pedals they must also inflate balloons and twist them into shapes to present to the children. Once all four children have received their balloons, they will receive their next clue.

    Trey and Lexi finish first

    Gary and Will finish last

    DESTINATION


    Teams must travel to Wijaya Motor Shop to search for their next clue.

    Trey and Lexi find the Motor Shop first.

    Natalie and Nadiya are close on their heels.

    DETOUR


    Ice by the Pound


    Teams will deliver ten 60 pound blocks of ice from Tirta Maya Ice Factory by truck and cart to Pabean Market. Once it is safely delivered, they will receive their clue.

    Trey and Lexi

    James and Jaymes

    Abbie and Ryan

    Josh and Brent

    James and Abba

    Caitlin and Brittany

    Gary and Will

    Rob and Kelley

    Amy and Daniel

    Fish by the Barrel

    Teams must sort through barrels of fish to set up a stall with different varieties and when the owner feels they are ready for business, they will receive their clue.

    Natalie and Nadiya

    DESTINATION

    Teams must search the bustling Pabean Market for the Pit Stop.

    PIT STOP

    A very stinky Natalie and Nadiya find Phil first and proceed to share their fish experience with him in a hug. Trey and Lexi finish second and the two teams are happy that they came in first and second to keep with their agreement.

    Order

    Natalie and Nadiya – they receive the EXPRESS PASS

    Trey and Lexi

    James and Jaymes

    Abbie and Ryan

    Josh and Brent

    James and Abba

    Caitlin and Brittany

    Rob and Kelley

    Gary and Will

    Amy and Daniel - PHILIMINATED

    Extras:

    When the larger group discovers James and Abba have left them for another flight in Jakarta, they talk about long hair don’t care…but turn it into long hair do care.

    Trey and Lexi agree to work with Natalie and Nadiya to the end of the leg.

    Natalie says that if this had been a real party, she would be the one to do it, but since this is the Amazing Race, there wouldn’t be downing of 30 bottles of Tequila.

    Gary and Will think they are in last place during the Detour and Will blames himself for not being able to blow up balloons.

    Three teams had taxi drivers that didn’t have directions to the correct shop named Wijaya, and, especially for Amy and Daniel, that took them to the back of the pack.

    Gary and Will continue their defeatist attitude on the way to the Pit Stop, stopping to take in the culture rather than running.
    Last edited by Arielflies; 10-10-2012 at 06:15 PM.
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    Re: The Amazing Race 21 RECAPS

    10/14 TAR 21 Mini-Cap: There’s No Crying in Baseball

    The race continues in Surabaya on the island of Java in Indonesia. The first clue sends them to Antika Jaya Padang Restaurant.

    In their search for the restaurant, Natalie and Nadiya run into Trey and Lexi who were second to open the destination clue. While they are fumbling around with directions, James and Jaymes catch up with them as do Abbie and Ryan and the four teams figure out they need to take takxis.

    ROADBLOCK: Who wants to serve a balanced meal.

    Teams must serve up 20 plates of food all at once. They must balance all 20 plates on their arms and serve a table Padang style. If they drop a plate, they must start over. Once they have successfully delivered the plates of food all at once, the manager will hand them their next clue. (To be partially fair, the plates are for the most part small bowls.)

    Trey and Lexi arrive first.
    Josh and Brent
    Abbie and Ryan
    James and Jaymes
    James and Abba
    Natalie and Nadiya
    Caitlin and Brittany
    Rob and Kelley
    Gary and Will

    James and Jaymes leave first with the clue.
    Abbie and Ryan
    Trey and Lexi
    Josh and Brent
    James and Abba
    Natalie and Nadiya
    Caitlin and Brittany
    Rob and Kelley
    Will and Gary

    The diners enjoy the show of dropping plates and the food once it is successfully served.

    DESTINATION

    They must travel by train from Surabaya to the town of Bangil. A clue is to be found during the train ride.

    On the first train which leaves at 7:36 AM are:

    James and Jaymes
    Abbie and Ryan
    Trey and Lexi
    Josh and Brent
    James and Abba

    Natalie and Nadiya buy a ticket for the first train, but miss it. They, along with the remaining teams must wait for the 10:55 AM train.

    The clue found in Vendors' wares being carried along the train aisle is for a

    DETOUR: Egg Head or Lion’s Head. (Pashuran)

    Egg Head
    : (Taboose) Teams must have their heads lit on fire (actually a scooped out coconut they hold on their heads) and two magicians will cook two eggs over the flame. Once the eggs are fried, the handlers dump on some hot sauce and they must eat the plate of eggs. First they must pick up four eggs at a farmers’ market then ride in a beja (?) to the park. Once they have successfully eaten the prepared eggs, they will receive their next clue.

    Josh and Brent finish first
    ===================
    Gary and Will on the U-Turn

    Lion’s Head: Teams must join a traditional Javanese procession known as Reog. They will make their way to the park by beja (?) where they must dress in costume and wear a giant mask that weighs over 40 lbs. With the music from a local band, they will parade down the street, stopping along the way to perform a dance. Once they have successfully made their way back into the park, they will receive their next clue.

    James and Jaymes
    Abbie and Ryan
    Trey and Lexi
    James and Abba
    =================
    Natalie and Nadiya
    Rob and Kelley
    Caitlin and Brittany (who waste time trying to understand and arguing with the driver’s request for payment)
    Gary and Will

    Abbie and Ryan finish first
    Trey and Lexi
    James and Abba
    James and Jaymes
    Josh and Brent
    Natalie and Nadiya
    Rob and Kelley
    Caitlin and Brittany
    Gary and Will

    As the first group completes the Detour, the group on the second train boards in Surabaya. (I’ll list them in the order they complete the tasks, though they are far behind the first group.

    DESTINATION

    Perliman Pos I where a Blind double U-Turn is set up. When the teams state their decisions, they will get their next clue. If one, possibly two teams are U-Turned, they must go back and complete the task they didn’t choose the first time.

    Blind double U-Turn

    The first group of five teams decides not to use the U-Turn and opens a clue to the Pit Stop.

    Rob and Kelley U-Turn Gary and Will

    Gary and Will don’t know if Rob and Kelley or Caitlin and Brittany are behind them and choose to U-Turn Rob and Kelley.

    DESTINATION

    SMA Negeri 1 High School - Green House

    Phil waits for the teams surrounded by young ladies dressed in school garb sitting in bleachers and a young lady as the welcoming committee of one.

    Order:

    Abbie and Ryan, who win a trip to Fiji
    Trey and Lexi
    James and Jaymes
    James and Abba
    Josh and Brent
    Natalie and Nadiya
    Rob and Kelley
    Gary and Will
    Caitlin and Brittany: PHILIMINATED (They run into driver karma and fall further behind Gary and Will who had to complete the second task, though they do hit the mat right behind them.)

    Teams talking stuff:

    Natalie and Nadiya are still in a loose alliance with Trey and Lexi.

    James is from Virginia and Jaymes is from Maine; both now Chippendale dancers in Las Vegas.

    Abbie and Ryan are competitive with each other and that may be their main obstacle.

    Josh tells us that the teams are split into two factions – the alpha teams who are really focused and the rest who are doing their best.

    Abba sees that they are underrated because of their looks, but once they get a chance to run, they might surprise everybody.

    Caitlin and Brittany tell us that the race is the biggest thing they’ve been involved in, but we’ll see them mad before we see them cry. Brittany: I may get punched in the face and you won’t see me cry. There’s no crying in baseball.

    Gary and Will are a cautionary tale to super fans who want to go on the race. Gary fears they’ve become that team where the viewers will wonder, “What are they doing there?”

    At the restaurant, Nadiya found it relaxing to have Natalie yelling at her during the task.

    On the train, James makes a deal with three of the teams to not use the upcoming U Turn as they are already ahead of the pack. He tells us that long hair don’t care is riding in the back of the train and they don’t know what is going on with them.

    When cramming themselves into the beja (?) cycle, James and Jaymes explain that Indonesia is not made for two 6’4” gentlemen.

    The teams participating in Lion’s head discover that they have to hold up the weight of the head with their mouths.

    James doesn’t know how many Indonesian people he made out with just by placing the holding bar in his mouth. But shouts encouragement…”Just take it all in. We’re in Indonesia with a Lion’s head on.”

    Abba: It was a hot time in the old Lion tonight, man.

    On the second train, Caitlin and Brittany figure out that the first train group is way ahead and, after taking a look around, consider themselves the leaders in this second group as they are a lot stronger than the others and can easily beat them.

    At the Pit Stop, Lexi says that Abbie and Ryan are a huge threat as they are the only ones who can go for $2,000,000.

    At the Pit Stop, Abba says they have to run their own race and not be in the pack.
    Last edited by Arielflies; 10-16-2012 at 06:09 PM.
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