- Jason and Amy – Dating
Chester and Ephraim – NFL– Eliminated leg 3
- Leo and Jamal – Afghanimals (Cousins from Afghanistan)
Rowan and Shane – Queens (of Bingo)– Eliminated leg 2
Hoskote and Naina – Father and daughter– Eliminated leg 1
- Ally and Ashley – Ice girls (LA Kings Ice Crew)
Brandon and Adam – Hippies– Eliminated leg 4/5
- Nicole and Travis – ER Doctors (married)
Tim and Danny – Okies (from Oklahoma)– Eliminated leg 6
- Tim and Marie – Divorced (two of the most annoying people on the planet)
- Nicole and Kim – Baseball wives (married to MLB players)
- And of course, Phil Keoghan – The host or just, Phil
Hello race fans..
This was a pretty eventless episode. Teams are going to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and have to get there by plane. There are two planes on this trip. Geranimals are on the first one and they got the last seat on that plane, the rest are on a second one. Scheduled arrival times are only 10 minutes apart so I guess it isn’t that important who got that first flight out of Vienna. Or is it? Once there, teams have to go to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque for their next clue. This is a definite culture shock for some of them, particularly the women and specifically, Marie. They have to take their shoes off, keep their heads covered, and cannot shout. Tim wants to continue the race entirely in the mosque. They all took it in good stride I guess and respected where they were. The next clue they are handed tells them to go to the Irani Souk for their next clue. That would be a marketplace.. The next clue is a detour. Sort it out or Sew it up. Sort it out, they have to study a tray arrangement of dates, and duplicate it exactly. With Sew it up, they have to construct a fishing net using the supplies given to them. Once they do that, they get their next clue. ER and Dating do the Sew it up task, the others do Sort it out. Each has it’s challenges. There are hundreds, it seems, of different kinds of dates, and the ones they choose have to match the ones on the sample tray. Including color and texture. With Sew it up, they are given a pile of poles, some netting, and ties to put it all together with. They have a sample to follow but no instructions. How about if I just cut to the chase and say they all got it done. The wives had some trouble which put them in dead last place, a spot formerly held by the ice girls. The geranimals managed to hold on to their first place spot even though they had some issues with the date task as well. ER screwed up on theirs at least once which I think, let Dating get out of there first. I will also note that Marie is still a complete bitch and while she’s hollering at her ex husband, the locals are getting a good laugh at the nutless, American because clearly, she wears them. The other teams are completely sick of listening to them fight. I am tired of it too and I wish they would just get eliminated so I wouldn’t have to listen to it anymore.
The next clue will take them to the Al Bandar Marina where they will catch a pleasure cruise on a luxury boat to the Yas Marina for their next clue. That clue, is a roadblock. Who wants to drop in one hot lap.
The object here is for one member of each team, to drop by rope off of a zip line from that top roof structure to the walkway below, rappel down, then jump into one of the waiting F1 cars (with a driver). As they are going around the track, very fast (hot lap), they will see signs that have driver’s names and their times for a single lap. What they have to do, is find the driver with the fastest time, and remember his lap time. These are track record holders and they are looking for the current one. The animals are the first to arrive here, the last, are the wives. To me, this looks like fun task, except the jumping off the roof part. I don’t remember who did the task for all of the teams but none of them got it right on the first try. I also don’t remember more than one car on the track at a time but there had to be.. This IS a race after all. They all finished this task in the order they arrived. Most took at least two laps to get it right, some took more.
The next clue tells them to meet Phil at the pit stop, in the winner’s circle. When the geranimals get there Phil sprays them with the fake champagne (that’s the word, not Champs, Heather), tells them they won the leg, and gives them a trip to Paris. The last to arrive are the baseball wives. Phil tells them they are the last to arrive and after they give their exit speach, he tells them what I knew the entire episode. It’s a non elimination leg. They showed all the teams do their tasks is how I knew it plus, we’re due for a non-elim round. That means they will have to do a speed bump on the next round (I think) plus the double U Turn is back again.. See you next week, kids.
That’s about it this week Race fans.. Now, on to Survivor.
Welcome back, Castaways.. Last week, the John and Laura B were sent home and Laura M came back from Redemption Island. Tyson found tghe hidden idol but decided to keep that knowledge to himself. Aras was sent to redemption island during tribal to start that RI foolishness all over again. I really wish they would kill it after the first time.
Back at camp, Vytas is congratulating everybody on game well played. He warns them of course that if he finds himself in a position to do so, he’s going after some payback. Fair enough. Tina on the other hand, thinks something shady has just happened. Talking about how she has stuck with her alliance all the way through but the others haven’t. Then she guarantees that there are 5 jury votes someone won’t get. I think she’s talking to Monica because someone strayed from an alliance of 7. That would have been the brothers, Tina and her daughter, Gervace, Monica, Tyson. The next morning, Tina is telling her daughter to play her own game. She knows she’s painted a huge target on her back.
It’s time for the delicacy feast. You know the one, Live things and gross organ meats. There will be two rounds at first 5 each. First round is these worms. I forget what kind they are but there are 40 of them in there. Shown in bold are the ones moving on. The first 5 are Tyson, Vytas (who drops his on the ground, picks them up, and eats them), Monica, Katie, and Laura. Second set of course are Gervace, Caleb, Tina, Cierra, Hayden.
Round 2.. 3 ounces of pig intestine (sorry to those of you currently eating. I don’t make this stuff up, just report it).. Monica is hell bent on winning this and so is Gervace, who played this game in season one. Monica has never won individual immunity. They are the two that move on to the third round. The other 4 dropped out pretty quick and Gervace and Monica were just a little faster on eating.
When Gervace did this before, the one thing he could not eat was grubs. Guess what kids, they each have to shovel in and swallow two of them. I am glad I wasn’t eating Fusilli when I saw this. Gervace tries to eat both at once, Monica takes them one at a time. Myself, I would have swallowed them whole, won the game, then puked. These people are chewing them (ewww) (I can’t believe I just said ewww ).. Monica won immunity.
The decision thrown around is to split the vote between Vytas and Katie. Guys vote Vytas, Girls vote Katie. Is it smart to get rid of either one of them? Hayden tells Vytas that it’s either him, or Katie. The purpose of splitting a vote is to expose the hidden idol. Neither one of them have it, Tyson does but he’s still not spilling the beans.
They are ushered in again as usual and the Probsting begins. Vytas knows he’s a target and so do Katie and Tina. He tries to deflect on to Monica who can’t keep a vote promise to save her own life. I am going to cut to the chase here. The vote is taken, read, Vytas gets to spend some quality time with his brother on Redemption Island. Monica flipped her vote and will later brag about it. Remember, girls were supposed to vote Katie, Men, Vytas. Vytas came after Monica with both barrels, and she voted him out because of it. Katie and Tina now know where they stand after all the backstab talk, which Probst says also makes them very dangerous because they have nothing to lose.
Back at camp.. That’s right kids, we’re only half way through this. Back at camp, Monica is bragging about what she’s done. Gervace is pissed about that because a situation like that could cost him or his coconut wife, Tyson, their spots in the game. Boo to the freaking hoo, Gervace, It’s a game and Monica is playing for herself. Not your dumb ass. One more straw on that camel’s back says he, and she is gone. Sit down and STFU, Gervace, says me…
Day 23 at redemption island, the brothers are arguing about whether they are still in the game. Aras says if he’s somewhere eating a cheeseburger, he’s out of the game but, since he isn’t, he’s still in the game. He says he’d be happy to see either one of them get back in the game. Vytas isn’t as generous as St Aras. He’d rather see himself in the game at this point than his brother.
Immunity Challenge 2
This one is a balancing act. The object is, to balance a sword on it’s tip while stacking coins on the handle. There are 3 different size coins and Probst will call out which size they must use next. If anything drops, they are out of the challenge. There is also a time limit on placing the coins. As they move along, both Monica and Cierra are out within the first few coins.A couple of the others also fall out and it comes down to Katie, Caleb, and Hayden. Katie is solid as a rock and has mastered dropping her coin on the stack and then not screwing with it. She wins immunity.
PreTribal Chatter 2
It is either going to be Tina or Monica. Tina goes to find an idol based on what she heard previously. Hayden, Caleb, and Tyson decide to follow her. We once again get to hear TH Tyson talk about how he could spare everyone the trouble and just tell them he has the idol. I hope he gets sent home with the thing.. If these people figure out he has it, and don’t send him home with a major blindside, they’re idiots. Tina does find the place where the idol Was but, it isn’t there anymore. Tyson says that if everyone played like Tina does, He would win every time. There is some chatter about getting rid of the loose cannon, Monica.
Tribal Council 2
Let the Probsting begin…. again.. Folks I’m just going to cut to the chase here. Tina is sent to RI to join the brothers. It’s pretty clear in the chart below what the plan was all along, and they stuck to it. One thing worth noting, Tina pretended that she had an idol when Probst asked for it. The others, especially Monica, rose a couple inches in their seats. Write me priately if you don’t know what that means and want to 😆 Let’s play like she had an idol, looking at the chart below, which of the other two vote getters would have been bounced? Monica or Tyson?
See you next week…
Here is how the voting played out and has played out..Clicking the image will take you to the Wiki page where it came from. It may have spoilers.
Let me ask you something with a poll.. I use pictures both to show you where people are at in the AR recap and show you the games played in the Survivor recap. Picture is worth a thousand words sort of thing. I stagger them to break up the text. Do you like it that way or would you rather have them in a column with the text next to them, in a column, or it doesn’t matter because you don’t read the recaps anyway (c’mon, admit it, I know there are some of you out there 😉 ). It doesn’t make any difference to me, it’s just a cursor placement when the pictures are added but, I want to give you what you would like to see.
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