Our Chicken Phil
In the last leg, Ron was
hurting, our teams were milking, and little kids and racers alike were
learning. But after a close call, it was Marianna & Julia who were
leaving. Now where are the Racers heading?
PIT STOP: Bingo, Burkina Faso
After their requisite 12 hours, Azaria & Hendekea get going at 7:58a.
Follow a marked path to a nearby village
and find Daki Saga, the tribal chief, who will present you
with your next clue and a gift of generosity. You have $0
for this leg of the Race.
And the gift.. it's
Take a taxi approximately 100 miles to
Bouda Pelegtanga and search for your next clue. As a sign of
respect to the tribal chief, you must keep your chicken with
you at all times during this leg of the Race.
No chicken, no check-in.
So the name of the
game is "Defend your chicken."
The teams, one by one, find the chief, get the chicken, and head
over to Bouda Pelegtanga.
Shana & Jennifer decide to name their chicken Phil, on account
of each others' spiky combs.
Azaria & Hendekea are first to the village, but Hendekea needs
to go to the bathroom. Well, if you gotta go.
That opens up the floodgates for Nate & Jen, who find this...
SHAKE YOUR PAN or SHAKE YOUR BOOTY
SHAKE YOUR PAN: Take part in a local
African tradition by going to a mine and panning for one
ounce of gold. You will be judged objectively.
SHAKE YOUR BOOTY: Take part in a local African artform by
learning and taking part in a ritual tribal dance. You will
be judged subjectively by three judges. If they are
impressed, you will receive your next clue. If not, you will
incur a 10-minute penalty.
a former Clippers dancer. TK & Rachel... were not. Both teams
decide to shake their bon-bons.
On the road, it seems like every other team has passed Kynt &
Jennifer tries to teach Nathan how NOT to move like a white boy.
Seems to be working. Heh. No... No creativity. Ten for white-boy
Nic & Don decide to mine for gold, while it's revealed to us
that Ronald is a mad dancer.
Back to So You Think You Can Dance with Azaria & Hendekea....
and they move onto the next round!
Travel on foot along the marked path to
Pelegtanga Market, where you will find your next clue.
CAUTION! U-TURN AHEAD!
This is a new
wrinkle in the 12th Race. Here's how it works.
is found at the end of a Detour. Teams can use the U-Turn to
slow down the progress of another team by having them
perform the Detour task that they didn't perform. Teams can
use the U-Turn only once in the entire Race, AND there are
only three of them along the course, so they must decide
whether or not it is in their best interests to use it.
Nathan & Jennifer,
meanwhile, are allowed to proceed after their 10 are up. "I'm
going to get so much crap from the dancing world when we get
Azaria & Hendekea elect not to U-turn. Next clue.
by taxi to the outskirts of Ouagadougou, and find the
Tampouy Goat Market, where you will find the next clue.
TK & Rachel... are
lost. Nic & Don continue their tresure hunt, while Ron &
Christina are doing the butt.... sexy sexy... I don't think the
locals are impressed. 10 for butt bouncing.
Nic & Don get an ounce of gold and head to the market. TK &
Rachel arrive on scene.
Nate & Jen decide not to U-Turn, wanting to win this race "like
Kynt is a dance ninja. He & Vyxsin move on. They decide to use
the u-turn later. Neither do Ron & Christina or Donald & Nic.
TK finally hits gold.
Shana & Jennifer dance... and they're good enough. So it's a
race to the U-Turn Box. The Blondes decide...
"It's a game."
TK thinks that it's a bad move. Shana thinks that karma's a
bitch. But Jennifer says that it's a game.
On the road to Ouagadougou, we notice a bunch of chickens and
goats crying. They're on their way to market, so they have
reason to. So are we, because at the market...
WHO'S READY FOR A JUGGLING ACT?
Team members must load a bicycle with a full load, including
a potentially unruly goat, then deliver said load to a
market place, where they must deliver their supplies in
exchange for the next clue.
Azaria & Jennifer are the first to load up.
Meanwhile, Lorena & Jason feel like they're on American Idol.
That's on another network.
Back at the Roadblock, the siblings pull ahead. Nic & Christina
decide to take on the task. Meanwhile, Lorena & Jason discover
that they've been left a gift from the Blondes...
LORENA & JASON!
Courtesy: Shana & Jennifer.
Azaria & Hendekea
are the first to make their deliveries, and get...
by taxi through Ouagadougou to the Hotel De Ville, the PIT
STOP for this leg of the Race. REMINDER: You must have your
chicken to check in. WARNING! The last team to check in MAY
Lorena & Jason are
stuck looking for gold. Vyxsin is stuck at market due to an
unruly bike. TK & Shana are still debating the merit of the
Vyxsin is stuck in the mud when she gets help from the local
PIT STOP: Hotel De Ville; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
So now it's a race to the hotel, where Azaria & Hendekea and
Nathan & Jennifer race to the mat... and it looks like a photo
"Azaria & Hendekea... You are team number one!" Their third
first-place finish! And for their finish, a Yamaha motor scooter
each. Unfortunately, Nate & Jen will have to settle for second
place. It was VERY close. Hendekea didn't feel comfortable in
just letting people come in front of them.
Meanwhile, deliveries a-plenty at the market as the rest of the
teams (sans Lorena & Jason) head over to the Pit Stop. Vyxsin
has a moment to take in the hospitality of Mother Africa.
Lorena & Jason decide that they are not going to give up. Shana
can't find anyone to deliver their wares to. Rachel can, but
she's a bit lost herself.
Ronald & Christina are in third, while Nicolas & Donald get
Rachel finally has her clue in hand, but now she can't find her
partner! Shana & Jennifer pass them.
Kynt & Vyxsin are in fifth, relishing in the happy faces that
they met along the way. Shana & Jennifer are #6.
Rachel goes back to Safi Baba, who redirects her toward TK. They
finally arrive in sventh.
That leaves one team remaining. And they never gave up, but
unfortunately a U-turn sealed Lorena & Jason's fate as the last
team to check in and the next team to be eliminated.
After Leg 4: BURKINA FASO - BURKINA FASO
1) Azaria & Hendekea: trip to Canada, trip to Bermuda,
2) Nathan & Jennifer
3) Ronald & Christina
4) Nicolas & Donald
5) Kynt & Vyxsin
6) Shana & Jennifer
7) TK & Rachel
ELIMINATED) Lorena & Jason - sport bikes