We’ve Really Burned
Bridges, For Sure
Chickens were all over the place on the last
leg of the race as the Racers found themselves dancing and delivering up
and down Burkina Faso. Now it’s time to head to our next destination...
sans Lorena & Jason.
PIT STOP: Hotel de Ville; Ouagadougou,
After the 12 hour break, Azaria & Hendekea,
the first to arrive at the Pit Stop with chicken in hand at 6:45p, will
leave first at 6:45a, followed shortly by Nathan & Jennifer.
Fly more than 3000 miles to
Vilnius, Lithuania. To book your tickets, you must use an
official airline ticketing office. When you land, find the
marked cars and drive yourself to St. Anne’s Church. You
have $25 for this leg of the Race.
Surely enough, their taxis head to the
airport 1, 2. They arrive at the airport, 1, 2. They discover that the
counters are closed... Equalized. The nearest ticketing office opens at
Plenty of time for the Hsus to make their
way to the airport. “Lithuanians make some great pastries as I
Nic & Don are on their way, as they search
for the first taxi that doesn’t have anyone is it. It’s stolen… by Kynt
& Vyxsin! They’re on their way.
They arrive at the airport and meet the
other teams, while Nic & Don look for ticketing offices on the internet.
The good news, they’re all on the same
flight to Paris. The bad news: it arrives at 10:45p.
Shana & Jennifer have plenty of time to
catch up. They’re on the way. TK & Rachel are the last to ship out. They
need to change their game.
All of the teams meet at the airport, while
Ronald & Christina head to the ticketing office. The rest of the teams
scopes out ticketing offices elsewhere. Ronald & Christina find an open
office and book a flight to Vilnius via Paris and Prague. Ronald calls
Christina naïve (as usual), and doesn’t want to wait until Paris. “This
is unacceptable.” We don’t have to use Air France, do we? Christina asks
to check another airline.
Bingo. And they’re booked. They’ll be at
Vilnius at 2:10. The others will be there at 1:45 thanks to a flight
that TK & Rachel found. Don & Nic arrive to the office as Ron & Chris
leave. The others follow suit. Nic tries to be sneaky about it. Doesn’t
Azaria & Hendekea get the flight via Paris &
Amsterdam, arriving at 1:25 tomorrow, narrowly beating Nic & Don.
They’ll have to settle for a 5:35 flight through Brussels. Karma, dude.
Meanwhile, the rest of the teams opt for
two-ticket flights, the same flight that Azaria & Hendekea are taking.
Back at the airport, Nic & Don are hoping
for more tickets. They plan to arrive 10 minutes after the other teams,
only to find out that Nathan & Jennifer are on the same flight that they
were looking for initially, much to Nic’s ire.
The Goths opt for the Frankfurt flight, same
as Nic & Don.
Over at the airport, the blondes start to
get a little nasty about allowing other people to invade the offices.
Shana tries to talk Jennifer out of it to no avail.
Now boarding… all flights to Paris. Here’s
the rundown on the trips...
The first flight arrives from Amsterdam. The
three teams off the plane are Nate/Jen in first, then Azaria/Hendekea &
Shana/Jennifer. The next flight from Frankfurt finally arrives with its
teams. Nic & Don head out in second, then TK & Rachel, Shana & Jennifer,
Azaria & Hendekea, the Goths, and somewhere above Europe, Ron &
Christina. Remember, they’re all on their way to the St. Anne’s Church.
Ron & Christina finally get help from the
taxi driver. But Nic & Don are first to the familiar clue box.
WHO'S A GOOD LISTENER?
Choose one of the women working outdoors.
She will give you a package and tell you where to take it. Then travel
by foot through the Old Quarter to the proper destination. They will
give you another package to deliver to your final destination.
The ladies take our Racers to Vilnius
University Courtyard, and from there, one of four places.
If you remember the CBS promos for this
particular episode, you may have seen Shana & Jennifer almost get hit by
a bus. Rest assured, they’re fine. I don’t think CBS would ever show
Racers get killed on camera.
Back to the deliveries. Nathan & Jennifer
are bickering as they try to find their clue box, while Kynt finishes
Drive yourselves to Lietuvos Liaudies Buities Muziejus. Then follow the
marked road to Dzûkija Village and your next clue.
What they’re looking for is a Lithuanian
Back to the deliveries, as TK gets some help
form a local. Jennifer gets another local to help out. Ronald... tells
his daughter to be quiet.
TK & Rachel are done and out to the museum.
Ronald/Christina, Nate/Jen, and Azaria/Hendekea are next, leaving the
Grands and the Blondes. Don thinks that they could very well be the next
… but when all hope seemed lost, Nic finds a
Let’s go to the leading Goths, who find...
Gnomes gnomes everywhere. Lithuania is famous for sculptures of gnomes.
Teams must scour this traditional Lithuanian village and find the
vacationing Travelocity Roaming Gnome hidden amongst 100 other lesser
known gnomes. Teams must help him return home by returning him to the
Back to the deliveries, as the Blondes beat
the Grands. Nic thinks they can beat them. Let’s see.
Meanwhile, Kynt & Vyxsin find their Gnome
and head to a...
COUNT DOWN or STEP UP
COUNT DOWN: Teams make their way through a
mid-summer festival to a marked picket fence. Then they have to count
each picket and reveal their calculation to a villager, who will give
the next clue to the correct answer.
STEP UP: Teams must stilt-walk through a
course to a finish line to receive their next clue. If you fall off the
stilts, you must go back to the beginning and start again.
Kynt & Vyxsin go stilting, while
Ron/Christina & Nate/Jen arrive to look for the Roaming Gnome.
Kynt & Vyxsin are made to feel normal thanks
to the many costumed revelers. Unfortunately, Kynt keeps falling.
TK & Rachel stilt. Ronald & Christina…
stilt. Kynt… falls. TK… falls. Vyxsin… falls. Stiltwalking. Looks easy.
Isn’t. The Goths head to the fence, as do Nate & Jen. With all the
Racers sans the final two in the mix, it’s a veritable party, Lithuanian
TK & Rachel are the first to complete the
Detour and get…
Make your way by foot to the next PIT STOP, Aukstaitija Windmill.
REMINDER: You must have the Roaming Gnome in your possession to check
in. WARNING! The last team to check in MAY BE ELIMINATED!
Kynt & Vyxsin calculate the number of
pickets... 717 of them. So now it’s a race…
PIT STOP: Aukstaitija Windmill; Vilnius,
Local: “Welcome to Lithuania!” Phil gives
the number one slot to TK & Rachel, and with it, a trip to Japan! Kynt &
Vyxsin will have to settle for second.
Azaria & Hendekea decide after the tallish
Azaria can’t stop falling to count. Seems like a good idea for Ron &
Christina after Ron takes a hard tumble.
Nathan & Jennifer start with 727… Doesn’t do
Rather than count out pickets, Ron keeps on
keeping on to win third place.
Back with the gnomes, Don & Nic finally pass
Azaria & Hendekea get fourth place for their
counting skills... “I love me some numbers!”
Three teams left. Two of them decide to
count (the two arriving), while Nate & Jen, still bickering about the
count, decide to do a little walking. Turns out to play out in their
favor, as they come in fifth.
So now it’s a race to see who can count up
to 717 first. Thanks to some quick math (okay, not so quick), Nicolas &
Donald run to the next Pit Stop, heading to the next leg in sixth.
Finally, we have an official count from the
Blondes, who are the last team to arrive. And contrary to what they hope
to be, this is an elimination leg, so this is as far as the journey will
take Shana & Jennifer. This was a heartbreaker for the blondes, but as a
person much wiser than I once said... “Payback... is rough.”
After Leg 5: BURKINA FASO – LITHUANIA
1) TK & Rachel – trip to Japan
2) Kynt & Vyxsin
3) Ronald & Christina
4) Azaria & Hendekea - trip to Canada, trip to Bermuda, motorscooters
5) Nathan & Jennifer
6) Nicolas & Donald
ELIMINATED) Shana & Jennifer