After a nineteen month pitstop, on tonight’s TAR 33 recap we join Phil in Switzerland to welcome back the racers whose schedules allowed them to return. I want to go to Switzerland, but it is so expensive! I need a sugar daddy! Four teams could not come back. Sam and Connie, ( They weren’t very good at the game), Anthony & Spencer (Team Heroes) sad about that loss, Taylor and Isaiah (Team Gay Marriage) and Caro and Ray (Team Love Island, they broke up, lol). The good news is Michael and Moe (Team Singing Cops), and the father daughter team, Arun and Natalia are back! YAY! I couldn’t have chosen two better teams to return.
Rising To New Heights!
Natalia got married. The flight attendants were both laid off. The twins lost their grandmother to covid. They are taking extreme measures to keep everyone safe. No public transportation at all. Privately chartered planes chartered buses, etc. There will be multiple buses first come first served. The pack is going to take a cable car 8,000 above sea level. Ryan and Dusty have both done some high altitude training. Akbar and Sheri ( married educators) are not excited at all by the height. They are also on the last bus. Switzerland looks like a postcard.
They all get on the same terrifying cable car. I would not be able to do that. I’m not even that fond of the funicular to the top of Montmartre. The road block requires one team to dangle themselves off a rope while hiking for a clue. Sheri agrees to do it for Team Educator, but she is terrified. Akbar is regretting letting her do it. The thing is that everyone is locked into the same line, so the order really can’t change while dangling off the side of a mountain. Eventually, they get to a place where they can race. On the way back Penn was able to pass a couple of teams. Poor terrified Sheri is not just at the back of the pack she’s way back there. Everyone else is going back and are passing her Sheri on the way encouraging her. #sportsmanship.
Timing Is Everything!
The teams all have to go back down on the gondolas; however, the gondolas leave when they leave and if you miss one it’s 20 minutes or so before the next one arrives. Ryan and Dusty (wrongfully convicted, best friends) are the first to move on to the next leg of the race. Kim and Penn (Youtubers) are in second. Arun and Natalia are third. Lulu and Lala are in fourth. Rachel and Kayla are in fifth. Michael and Moe (Singing Cops) are in sixth. Akbar and Sheri are in last place and the only one to miss the cable car. Bless her heart, Sheri is giving it all she’s got. But, she is struggling to breath at that altitude.
As Sheri struggles to complete the roadblock the others all get of the same gondola and head off to the detour by car. Thankfully the cars are automatic. Moe and Michael end up in the lead and are the first to arrive. The choices are Punch It or Toss It? If they choose Punch it they have to craft a leather belt with ornaments in the right order that tell a story. If they choose Toss it, they have to learn a choreographer flag routine. So, I say PUNCH IT is the way to go here. Most everyone is choosing Toss It! Moe and Michael and Arun and Natalia choose Punch it. Moe and Michael got lost and ended up back where they started. But, the finally find the belt making challenge.
At Toss it, Penn was hoping it was going to be basketball. Kim is in her element. Again, punch it is the easiest one by far. Ryan and Dusty decide they are not cut out to be color guards and change to the punch it option. Or not. They should have bailed. I’m already hoping this is a non-elimination round. I don’t want Akbar and Sheri to go home. She damn near killed herself on that mountain. Over at Punch It, Michael and Moe appear to be telling their story backwards. Well, I’ll be damned Ryan and Dusty knocked the flag routine out and remain in first place.
Ryan and Dusty are off to the pitstop. Penn is doing well with the flags. Kim’s arms are wearing out with all the practice. The flag is heavy. But they finally get it and are in second place. The twins come out of nowhere and rock the flags and are in third place. Raquel and Cayla take fourth place. Oddly no one from Punch It is done yet. Sheri and Akbar are finally at the roadblack and choose flags.
Hitting The Mat!
Ryan and Dusty come in first. The won $2,500 each. Penn and Kim hit the mat second. Arun and Natalia get their belt right. Michael and Mo realize they did theirs backwards and have to start over. This give Akbar and Sheri a chance. Raquel and Cayla hit the mat third and Lala and Lulu take fourth. These two teams are helping each other because they both want an all female team to win. Oh no! Arun and Natalia are lost. Like in the country with the Swiss Miss yodeling lady and cows lost. Akbar and Sheri are doing flags. Akbar is so rude to Sheri. BUT THEN THEY GET IT! THEY THINK THEY ARE LAST BUT THEY ARE NOT!
Finally, Michael and Moe get their belt done. I don’t want any of the last three to go home. Then, a the mat Phil messes with them. They are team number five. Michael and Moe and Arum and Natalia are both still searching for the final mat. Arum and Natalia beat them there. Sadly, Micheal and Moe are eliminated. I was hoping it was a non-elimination leg.
Next Week: We are off to Italy I think and once again Akbar is going to let Sheri do a very scary height challenge. She’s literally carrying that man on her back this race.