Tonight’s The Amazing Race Recap will be a sprint through Manila to make the final three. There will be no roadblocks! Manila is the texting capital of the world so I imagine they will be getting clues on their phones for this episode. Everyone is on the same flight from Cambodia to Manila. It’s a short two and a half hour flight. They all take the same gitney to Lapu Lapu Circle to meet Phil. They are going to be literally sprinting though down. No roadblocks, no detours they work as a team the entire way. Phils urges them not to help each other. lol.
First, they all go to their own team gitney where they get their first clue. Manila is known for having the worst traffic jams in the world. So for their first clue, they have to find a specific dancing traffic director who will hand them their next clue. Hung and Chee and Team Purple were both missed being able to grab the clue from the guy on the first try. 🙁 But the both get it on the second try.
Racing In High Heels And Looking For Lions
All four teams are off to The Mall Of Asia where they have to run a race in high heeled shoes. This is a good way to break an ankle. The trick is apparently to run on your tippy toes! The finish order is Team Beards, The Footballers, Team Purple followed by Hung & Chee.
Next everyone is off to Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world. OMG! I WANT TO GO THERE! When I go to NYC I go to Chinatown and Little Italy every day of my trip if possible. I love Chinatown! Most for the foot massages by old Chinese women. They don’t mess around and your feet feel so much better after days of walking around. One day I stopped for every $10 for ten minute foot massage I passed.
The guys have to find a dancing lion who has the clue in his mouth. There are many lions and the place is huge. The footballers are now in first, Will & James are in second,YAY! Hung and Chee don’t even seem to be in Chinatown. I think their taxi driver screwed them. The beards have dropped to third. Hung and Chee are lost.
No Time For Horsing Around!
The clue in the lion’s mouth sends the racers to a huge Post Office with a clue box out front. This task has them choose a horse drawn carriage and get a list of ingredients for horse feed. They have to shop for the ingredients, mix the feed and then feed their horse. The footballers miss the second clue. Team Purple takes the lead!
This is the final challenge and it is music one! Team Purple will be great at this! YAY! It’s also the flag challenge. I feel like Team Purple would have studied the flags. They listen to four songs and then have to match the cases with the flags on them to the country where they heard that song. There are a lot of cases and flags to choose from. Not just the four needed. Oh and they are not putting the cases in the order they heard the song, they are putting it in the order they heard them on the race. YIKES! This could be hard for the footballers. I don’t think Hung and Chee have made it to the horse feed challenge yet.
Back To The Alliance Working Together
Oh God. Team Purple doesn’t know the flags. They get three out of four wrong on the first try. So do the beards. Hung and Chee arrive. They are going to knock this out quickly. Right now everyone is struggling. They’ve all tried a million things. The final three alliance decides to all work together and not help the footballers. This assures them all final three. OH HELL! They are putting the songs in the order played not in the order they visited the country! READ THE CLUE AGAIN! FINALLY TEAM PURPLE READS THE DAMN CLUE. The Beards get it first! Then Team Purple, Then Hung & Chee. The footballers are pissed. They take a two hour penalty. Hell they should have done that when they got there.
I’m not crying! Team Purple is crying! Then the footballers arrived in the dreaded fourth position. DeAngelo said that the race sucked. The bad out weighed the good. He would never do it again. He could afford to do it all on his own and the million dollars is not life changing for him. What a piss poor sport. I kept waiting for him to laugh and say just kidding. but nope! Never ever has there been such a poor loser on this show. Gary said he had a blast and went to countries he would have never visited on his own. He had a great time.
I predict Hung will still help someone in the final leg. She can’t help herself.