I Wonder If
They Like Blondes in New Zealand
Last time, the Race took us to La Paz,
Bolivia, where the players looked through the paper for a hat and an
opportunity to fight like a girl.... literally. Unfortunately for comic
book guys Mark & Bill, a combination of altitude sickness and misreading
a clue was enough to do them in. Meanwhile, Ken & Tina claimed their
second consecutive victory, while Kelly & Christy accuse Starr of
throwing a sports bra off the ledge, setting off a nerve which would
last the entire leg.
PIT STOP - Mirador el Monitculo; La
We rejoin the Race in La Paz where, after
12 hours of sleeping, eating, and schmoozing - and in Kelly & Christy's
case, leveling another accusation involving Nick & Starr, Aja & Ty, and
a U-turn - Ken & Tina set off with this clue in hand.
FLY TO AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND!
Fly more than 6900 miles to
Auckland, New Zealand. Then take a marked car and drive
yourself to Gulf Harbour. Once there, you will have to
successfully untie a Gordian knot in order to get your next
Ken & Tina thought that they've
turned a corner on the last leg. Half an hour later, Toni &
Dallas are next, not knowing where New Zealand. Meanwhile, Ken &
Tina catch a flight on the 3:55 (with a connection in Lima,
apparently the fastest flight out). Then come Terence & Sarah,
Marisa & Brooke, Aja & Ty, Nick & Starr, and Andrew & Dan, all
of them making another push toward the goal.
Andrew has a complaint about Dan, him
thinking that it's "The Dan Show".
Kelly & Christy finally leave an hour
after the first team leave... and no one has left the gates yet. Andrew
& Dan help the Southern Belles look for a flight while looking for one
of their own. Ken & Tina notice and are readily pissed. Another person
who's pissed is Ty, who accuses Aja of getting into a "mood" and taking
control. He calls her "Fidel". So it looks like the fastest flight all
of a sudden isn't.
All teams are on the 3:55 LAN flight
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
And as Sarah said, it's all cylinders go
with Terence & Sarah jetting out to the early lead as they head out.
Following them, Andrew & Dan, Ken & Tina, Kelly & Christy, Nick & Starr,
Aja & Ty, Toni & Dallas, and Marisa & Brooke. Ken does some quick
driving to move to second. And a couple of teams get lost trying to make
their way to the motorway. The gas pumper says that you CAN'T get lost.
Along the way, Aja & Ty suffer malady of
maladies, a flat tire. And the rest of the pack take advantage of it
passing them by. So it's up to Aja to flag down a stranger who'll help.
They finally get some help, and they're on their way.
(C-Note: A special hello to everyone out
there who just tuned in for "Cold Case")
The rest of the teams make their way to
the knots at Gulf Harbour. Once untangled, the knots reveal a love note
DRIVE YOURSELVES TO THE SUMMIT
OF MOUNT EDEN
Also attached to the clue is
something that's in rare supply this Race.
This is the first of only TWO
Fast Forwards in the entire Race.
MOVING ON UP!!
Drive yourselves to the
tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, the Auckland
Skytower. Follow the signs to Sky City, then using the
tower's maintenance ladders, climb from the Sky Deck to the
top and pick up a friend.
Tina wants to go for it. So do
Andrew & Dan. Who'll get to the Skytower first?
It's Ken & Tina, but Team Superbad are
not far behind... until they discover Ken & Tina's car, meaning that
they will claim the Fast Forward.
Did we mention that Tina has a massive
fear of heights?
Meanwhile, back on the Race Course,
Terence & Sarah are the first to get blocked...
WHO'S GOT AN EYE FOR DETAIL?
Choose an image of a traditional
tattoo seen on Maori warriors. Then walking amongst the
Maori, find a matching tattoo on their face. He will give
you your next clue. If you are wrong, the warrior will take
your image, and you will have to start again.
It's really hard to do it at
night, as Terence figures out rather early. But he gets his
FIND THE CITY LIFE HOTEL!
Drive yourselves into downtown
Auckland and find the City Life Hotel. Once there, head to
the rooftop and get a load of the view.
Back at the Skytower, fear sets
in as Tina has to make her way to the top. ALL the her way.
Toni goes through the Roadblock and
Dallas hopes she won't get eaten. She doesn't, and she's on her way.
Using a pair of binoculars, scan
the area around the hotel for a Travelocity Roaming Gnome
doing New Zealand wish list activities. Then head to that
location and pick it up to retrieve your next clue.
Terence & Sarah decide to take
this systematically... and then sprint off in another direction.
Back at the Skytower, it begins swaying
as Tina continues her climb.
Back at Gulf Harbour, Marisa & Brooke...
walk past the last remaining knot.
Back to the Skytower again, as Ken & Tina
spot their own gnome waiting at the top.
TRAVELOCITY ROAMING FAST FORWARD
You have claimed the Fast
Forward. Take a helicopter ride to the next Pit Stop,
WARNING! The last team to
check in MAY BE ELIMINATED!
Meanwhile, the rest of the pack
(save for Marisa & Brooke) finish the Roadblock.
Over at the hotel, Terence & Sarah find
the Roaming Gnome ready to hang-glide off of the top of a mirrored
building. It's Gnome Time! Toni & Dallas find one on the 17th floor
balcony of a neighboring building.
Terence & Sarah are first to find the
Roaming Gnome... all gnome, all the time! On the bottom of the Gnome...
to Kiwi 360° near the town of Ta Puke to find your next
Important: You must take me to the Pit Stop.
Nick & Starr make their way to
the roadblock, but are met with... disaster. Aja & Ty... same
thing. Meanwhile, Team Superbad find their gnome ready to do
Nick & Starr pass by Kelly & Christy at
On a chopper ride to the Pit Stop, Ken &
Tina finally note that they're heading in the right direction... in more
ways than one.
Nick & Starr find a rowing Gnome and head
out to Kiwi 360. Kelly & Christy, frustrated to no end, finally find a
Gnome... just hanging out. So do Aja & Ty... only theirs is in a
PIT STOP - Summerhill; Auckland, New
Ken & Tina make their way to the mat,
where they're greeted by Phil and the happy local... but not just ANY
"Hi, I'm Phil's dad. Welcome to New
With that, Ken & Tina punch in as Team
#1. Their reward for completing this leg first... a Carnaval adventure
Back to the Race, where Terence & Sarah
are the first to Kiwi 360 to pick up...
DETOUR - MATTER OF TIME or MATTER OF
A MATTER OF TIME: Drive
yourselves to a kiwi orchard, where, using your bare feet,
you must crush enough kiwifruit to make 12 quarts of juice.
Once you've reached your goal, you must BOTH drink your
juice in order to receive your next clue.
A MATTER OF SKILL: Drive
yourselves to Blo-Kart Heaven, where you will have to
properly assemble a pair of Blo-Karts, then sail them around
a track. Once you've completed three laps, you will be given
your next clue by the track official.
Terence likes the idea of
stepping on kiwis. Sarah notes that below the kiwis are...
jagged rocks. Toni & Dallas are right behind them. Both pairs of
feet are getting cut up pretty badly, with Toni saying that it
looked so much more fun when Lucy & Ethel did it.
After unclogging their spouts, Terence &
Sarah are the first to read this!
MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PIT STOP!
Drive yourselves to Summerhill
outside of Auckland, New Zealand. This 1000 acre sheep farm
is the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race.
WARNING: The last team to
check in MAY BE ELIMINATED!
Toni & Dallas, not knowing how to
unclog their spout, head back onto the road to do the other part
of the Detour.
PIT STOP - Summerhill; Auckland, New
There are a lot of sheep in the way, but
the woolly waves are parted for Terence & Sarah to meet the Keoghans and
lock in 2nd.
Toni & Dallas try not to get confused
making their Blo-Karts, while Nick & Starr and Andrew & Dan head on out
to Blo-Kart Heaven. They tell Kelly & Christy to do the kiwis... mainly
for the comedy aspect.
Toni can't control her Blo-Karts.
Meanwhile, Kelly & Christy finish their
juicing while Toni & Dallas finish their racing. Andrew & Dan... still
can't assemble their vessel.
Aja & Ty just get into the kiwi bin and
Kelly & Christy are third to the Pit
Back at the Blo-Kart course, Starr takes
a tough fall and it looks like she might've broken her arm.
Back at the Pit Stop, Toni & Dallas come
Nick & Starr complete the course, but can
Starr move her arm? The faster they get to the Pit Stop, the faster they
can get that looked at.
Aja & Ty are beaten by the kiwi, so they
head over to Blo-Kart Heaven. Dan finally realizes that they need each
other to win the Race. Meanwhile, Nick & Starr finally get to the Pit
Stop at fifth. Andrew & Dan lock in sixth... their best finish... and
Andrew kisses Phil's dad.
That leaves two teams still racing,
Marisa & Brooke at the kiwi orchard, and Aja & Ty at the Blo-Karts.
While Marisa & Brooke are almost juiced to overflowing, Ty's knots are
in an incorrect position not once, but twice. Both complete at more or
less the same time, but who'll get to Phil and his dad first?
And amongst the sheep... are Aja & Ty!
They're team #7! Which leaves Marisa & Brooke. They're the last team to
arrive... and have been eliminated. The two girls from South Carolina
were trying to make it all the way around the world... and the best
they'll do is a hug from Phil's dad. "Brooke and I will be best friends
After Leg 4: La
Paz, Bolivia to Auckland, New Zealand
1) Ken & Tina (FF) - ATVs, Trip to Cabo San Lucas, Trip to Rio
2) Terence & Sarah
3) Kelly & Christy
4) Toni & Dallas
5) Nick & Starr - Trip to Belize
6) Andrew & Dan
7) Aja & Ty
ELIMINATED) Marisa & Brooke