Welcome back Racefans.. As some of you may have guessed, I have been a little busy this weekend with a new project so this recap is going to be kind of short. We started off where we left it hanging last week. At a rowing club in Sri Lanka. Dave and Conner won the leg and Margie and Luke were eliminated. Some of you didn’t seem too disappointed in that and in fact appeared to take comfort in the knowledge. This Week teams are starting to depart at some ungodly hour, 2:59am.. The first instruction tells them to get to the Dutch Museum and search the hall of headstones for their next clue. Dave and Conner get there and guess what kids.. The place is closed until 8:30am.. All teams will be there when it opens.
The place opens and all the teams bumrush this guy to get their next clue.. That clue tells them to jump on a train and get to Alawwa, Sri Lanka. Once they get there, they have to get to the Ceypetco Fuel Station. All teams arrive at the same time as they were all on the same train. What they will find there is about 10000 tuk tuks, those little 3 wheeled cabs, and their next clue is a roadblock. “Who wants to fill er up (anyone remember when people who worked at gas stations actually pumped gas?) One from each team has to get a colored card from the attendant. Then they must match that card to cards on the windshield of 4 tuk tuks waiting in line to fill up, get them to the pump, and pump their gas (3L) for them. Once they’ve done all 4, they can move on. Remember the matching cards part..
The only who done it I’m going to get into here is Brenchel, rather, Rachel. She chose green….She did not read the instructions. Rachel proceeds to fill up every Green tuktuk in line, causing a tuktuk traffic jam. There are only two pumps available for this task, and she has one monopolized, doing everything but what she is supposed to do. She fills 4 of these things and thinks she is done. When they say No, she goes back to the same tactic, filling green tuktuks, ignoring what her clue told her. To the point nearly of fighting with the others. Finally, John trying to steal a green one because it has his colored card on it, has to point out to her what she’s done wrong.
Big Easy is using brute force to get his close enough to the pump to put gas in them. It is the Globetrotters who get out of there first. The next clue is another train ride and now they are going to Ramakkana and once there they have to take a tuktuk to the Millennium Elephant Foundation, a sanctuary for rescued elephants, to get their next clue from the river.. All teams except for Brenchel get to the station in enough time to get tickets and catch the train. For a second it looks as if they, will miss that train and will have to wait for the next one. However, they catch the train in the last seconds (Dammit).
They all get to the elephant river and get their clue. It’s a detour. “Trunk or Sheets”
Trunk, they must load 6 marked logs on to a truck. 3 with the help of an elephant and the other 3 by themselves. To use an elephant, they have to properly wrap a chain around a log so the elephant can pick it up and carry it to the truck and load it. The hard part here is getting the chain properly tied. The elephant knows what he’s doing. The catch, is there are only 4 chains available so only the first 4 to that station can do the task. Cowboys, Dave and Conner, Animals, and Surfers get there first. The others have to do the sheets task.
The sheets task, is they have to make paper. The ingredients for the paper are, scrap paper, water, and… elephant pooh. First they have to load a cart with the pooh, then take it to the mixing station. Globetrotters used their hands to load the cart (ewwwww). Once there they mix the ingredients in a container and get it to a pulp that can be spread out. Then they have to take it and put it on the paper making screen, and finally press it. Simplistic explaination.. The pressing pushes the water out, removes wrinkles and air bubbles, and leaves a sheet of paper made from the pulp (scrap paper and pooh). If you want to learn about this here is a link (a youtube vid showing the process). They have to make 5 sheets and once they’ve laid them out to dry, they can move on. In addition to the globetrotters, Brenchel and the blondes are on this task. At first, they all forget the press step and supervisor lady says no good. Finally though, they figure it out and all get it done. Over at the other task, the cowboys were the only ones who understood how to tie the chain on the log after the demonstration. The others kept having to retie the chain. All steps of both tasks had to be approved before teams could go to the next step.
So now teams are completing the detour.. Next, they have to take a cab to Ambepussa Rest House and follow their ears to the wiseman (a guy playing a flute). Once they find him and he finishes his song, they get their next clue. That clue tells them to travel by cab to the Mount Lavinia Hotel Beach. This is Sri Lanka’s first hotel and the location of the next pit stop. The race for first place is between the cowboys and the animals, who call themselves Indians. Cowboys vs Indians.. Get it? That’s what the animals said, don’t shoot me for repeating it. I’ll cut to the chase here, The Afganimals get to the mat first. The race for 2nd to last is between the globetrotters and the blondes. As it happens, their drivers are brothers so it’s as much a race for them as it is for the contestants. The Globetrotters win that race making the blondes last to check in.. Groan.. Guess what Kids.. Non Elimination round.. Again? WTF? See you next week kiddies. – MTH
The Real Housewives of Atlanta by Ramonacoaster
With Friends Like These
We open with the cast still being in Mexico and Nene is still yelling at Peter calling him a bitch. Nene says Peter needs to stay out of the women’s business. Cynthia calls for some order and told Gregg that he should have told Peter privately how he feels. Peter thinks he is not a bitch and Nene apologizes for calling him a bitch. She doesn’t think he is a bitch but he acts like it. Sounds like the same thing. The lawyer in her TH feels bad for Cynthia because on the one hand she has a friend contract meanwhile her husband is in the fire. Gregg starts saying he was handling it before Nene decided to put his balls in her purse and takeover the argument. Gregg tells Peter he gets a pass now but the next has a ticket on it. Peter takes exception to that comment. Kenya is dismayed that the trip is falling apart. Peter goes to pack his stuff to leave beautiful Mexico.
The ladies are back in Atlanta. Kandi is back in her office in the next scene and is happy to be working. Don Juan shows Kandi some of the marketing posters. They are waiting for Porsha to talk about her contract with Kandi’s musical. She has some demands that they are not going to meet. I thought she was requesting green M&Ms. Porsha comes in and explains that she paid her attorney to look through her contract so they should deal with him if they have a problem. Kandi feels it is fair to tell her straight up that they will not pay gas money for her to get to the theatre, they will not give her her own dressing room and they will not give her equal billing. They start rehearsal that Friday so she needs to get the contract settled before the first practice. No one wants a repeat of Kim and the “Tardy for the Party” scenario.
Peter and Cynthia are hanging out in Cythia’s closet. Cynthia is planning a party for Noelle. Cynthia brings up the argument in Mexico with Peter and Nene. They had not talked for a week and they usually don’t wait that long to talk to each other. Peter feels that if Gregg was upset he could have picked up the phone. Peter thinks Gregg was confrontational and the argument got out of hand. Cynthia felt it was uncomfortable when Nene called Peter a bitch. Cynthia thought it was disrespectful and Peter thinks Cynthia should let Nene know that. Cynthia wants to confront them and tell Nene that it was wrong to call her husband a bitch. Uh oh! This is not going to go well. Maybe she should wait until Nene gets another showbiz job.
Nene is talking with Gregg and thinks Peter is the only man that confronts and argues with other women. Nene didn’t think it was wrong to address Peter because he addresses everyone else. Gregg was concerned Nene’s relationship with Cynthia could be affected negatively. He wants to reconcile because he doesn’t want to damage Nene’s friendship with Cynthia. So Gregg and Nene wants to put the friendship first and Cynthia wants to put her husband’s manliness first. I already predict this will not go well.
Kandi goes back to her old high school to meet with the school principal to give an opportunity to two students to help with the production of her musical. The principal has picked out two students. He surprises Kandi with her old music teacher Mrs. Turner which made Kandi very happy. Kandi then accompanies D Woods of Danity Kane and Victor Jackson, celebrity choreographer, to a school assembly to announce the two students picked for this honor. The two students are really excited to be picked. Kandi then makes an inspiring speech to the kids while the kids cheer her on.
Kenya and Marlo meet at Kenya’s house to discuss the Mexico trip. In Kenya’s TH she says next time she plans a trip she would rather pay for Marlo instead of Nene. I thought production paid. The doorbell rings and in comes in a parent coach Susan. She is going teach Kenya how to care for a child. Kenya is taught how to support the baby’s neck, feed the baby, burp the baby and name the baby. Kenya asks Marlo what she should name the baby. In her TH, Kenya doesn’t want to “name the baby Apollo because she doesn’t want him to go to jail.” She doesn’t want to “name the baby Porsha because she wants the baby to find the United States on the map.” She doesn’t want to “name the baby Nene because she wants the baby to have hair.” That’s funny. Kenya explains to Susan that she doesn’t have a partner now but she is planning to move forward. Kenya says she has enough money to pay someone to care for the child but Susan was talking more about support. Kenya feels that she has been a mother to her puppy baby Velvet. She tries to show she is a good mother by telling Velvet to go to bed but Velvet is like hell no. I want to stay up and see what’s going on. Susan leaves a doll that simulates what taking care of a real baby feels like with Kenya and Kenya freaks when she puts the doll down and the doll starts crying.
The lawyer meets with Willie Watkins whom she has known for 20 years to let him know her progress. He owns a funeral home that she will eventually join after she passes a few tests and graduate. They discuss how crazy her life is with going to school, practicing law and taking care of her babies. The lawyer wants people to “come die with her” because she wants people to go out in grand style.
Kenya brings Velvet and her aunt shopping for baby stuff. Velvet likes playing with the stuffed animals but totally ignores the baby simulator. I don’t think Velvet likes to share the attention.
“A Mother’s Love” rehearsals start and there are two weeks left until opening night. Two actors are play fighting and singing. Kandi is honored to have Eddie Levert acting in her musical and is happy to have a sold out crowd. Porsha is no where to be found because her contract has not been finalized. She needs to learn her part pronto. Kandi is nervous because she has a couple weeks to learn choreography and songs. She is starting to question whether or not she should have her in the musical. Don Juan announces that Porsha still wants a couple more days to submit her contract. Apparently Porsha is the only actor with an understudy so Kandi is not that nervous.
Porsha and her friends and sister are partying at the club to celebrate her divorce being almost over and her contract almost being signed. Porsha is sure if a newly divorced girl should behave. She doesn’t seem to get that she hasn’t divorced yet. She meets one of the guys at the club who gives her an impromptu golf lesson and then asks for her number so that he could give her a golf lesson. Porsha then tells him to give his number to his sister because she is between phones. Dude just cut your losses and run. She thinks the underground railroad is a real railroad.
Peter and Cynthia meet Nene and Gregg for drinks to discuss what happened in Mexico. Cynthia feels uncomfortable. Gregg starts by saying he thought Peter wasn’t being proper and he wanted to address it but thought better of it until he went to Mexico and exploded. Peter didn’t like that Gregg wanted to start a physical fight and Nene called him a bitch. Nene feels that she didn’t purposefully try to disrespect Peter but she can’t control her alter ego Naynay. Nene didn’t realize she called him a bitch but what she wanted to say that he was acting like a bitch. Cynthia thinks Nene calling him a bitch and acting like a bitch is the same thing. Cynthia tells Nene that word is very provoking. Gregg tries to break up the tension by telling Cynthia with a straight face “if you were to call me a bitch it would crush me.” Cynthia gets the joke and plays along. She then says friends should be able to tell someone they are wrong. Gregg makes a heartfelt apology. They laugh and makeup. The meeting didn’t turn out as bad as I thought it was going to be.
The Empress gives us The Walking Dead
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