The remaining five teams head over to
Kazakhstan, where they have to search for a golden egg, eat fatback off
the rear end of a sheep, and ride around in a cow suit. Now with a few
short legs before the finish, who'll be herded into the final three now
that Terence & Sarah have been put out to pasture?
The Race continues from...
PIT STOP - Old Square; Almaty,
Nick & Starr, after the customary
12-hour waiting period, are first to head out at 9:21p local time.
FLY TO MOSCOW, RUSSIA!
Fly nearly 2000 miles to Moscow, Russia!
When you land, travel by taxi to Putisky-Povoyev Monastery.
Enter the church and light a candle to receive your next
clue. You have $175 for this leg of the Race.
Today is Nick's birthday, and
Starr made him a shirt to commemorate. They think every country
is a new adventure.
Just as they're getting their tickets,
Toni & Dallas are heading for the airport.
Ken & Tina are next in line to leave as
Toni & Dallas get their tickets... Meanwhile, Dallas and Starr have been
talking about getting the tickets, first place, and maybe each other.
Nick thinks that Dallas is the kind of guy that can hold his own against
her "resilient nature".
Just as Ken & Tina are getting their
tickets, Shoeless Dandrew (they left their shoes at the puppet theatre
on the last episode) make their way to the airport, learning the hard
way of the term "No shoes, no shirt, no service." The only thing they
need at the moment... shoes. They're wearing maid slippers.
All four teams are on the same flight...
and just their luck, Andrew & Dan spend the remainder of their money on
shoes found at a 24-hour shoe store in the airport. Can they survive on
$300 in Moscow?
AIR ASTANA flight to MOSCOW
Toni & Dallas
Ken & Tina
Nick & Starr
Andrew & Dan
It costs 2500 rubles to get a taxi in
Moscow, as Dandrew find out. That's almost all of their remaining stash,
so to answer your question... no. The order of departure, Dandrew, Toni
& Dallas, Nick & Starr, and Ken & Tina.
... and it turns out that Dandrew's
cabbie is lost. And so are Ken & Tina. It's times like these that you
have to put your faith in... a higher power. Cue the monastery.
Toni & Dallas and Nick & Starr arrive at
the monastery, not of their own religion, but still willing to offer the
respect and reverence it deserves. That's nice.
TRAVEL TO THE VILLAGE OF TENORNESKA
Travel by taxi to the outskirts of Russia
and find a decommissioned military base, Kolosok Camp.
Search the grounds for your next clue.
And it costs $100 to get to
Dandrew and the Footballer and his Wife
head to the camp in third and fourth next. All of the teams will expect
to see THIS...
DETOUR - BOOTS or BORSCHT?
For both detours, teams must don a full
Russian military uniform including traditional footwraps.
BOOTS: Join a traditional training
squad and learn a parade march. When they think they're
ready, they must fall in line and march one full lap around
the parade grounds. If the drill sergeant is satisfied, then
he will give them their next clue.
BORSCHT: Find a mess tent and serve to
a company of 75 soldiers. Once each soldier has received a
bowlful of borscht, they'll receive their next clue.
Toni & Dallas get into BOOTS.
Nick & Starr need to find a translator to
talk English around here. They eventually made their way back on the
race course... but not without a spot of confusion.
Dandrew land in second, while Ken & Tina
come in third. They're all marching. Tina is apprehensive about getting
naked in front of everyone.
Meanwhile, Toni & Dallas get the hang of
marching in line. Ken & Tina start on their march as Andrew is still
trying to wrap his foot.
Back at the training grounds, the drill
instructor gives Toni & Dallas his "da" of approval.
MAKE YOUR WAY TO A BAKERY!
Make your way to the town of Zhukovsky
and find a bakery, where your next clue awaits.
Andrew and Dan decide to change
their detours as Nick & Starr arrive.
Ken & Tina are second to head to the
Nick & Starr are wearing each other's
fatigues. Now I don't know which is scarier... Nick & Starr in fatigues,
or that they're the same size. Meanwhile, Dandrew reread the clue and
find out that they're screwed either way and that they HAVE to put the
uni on no matter WHAT. As luck would have it, they're good this time
out. That's... yeah.
So yeah, they go marching, leaving a
company of soldiers hungry... and pissed off.
And speaking of, Dan's not taking this
with the required amount of gusto, if you follow. Andrew has to guide
him through the rhythm. So it's BACK to the borscht.
Meanwhile, it's a race to the bakery.
Toni and Dallas stop at what they think is a bakery... but it's clearly
Then they stop at the bakery.
WHO HAS A REALLY STRONG BACK?
Become a delivery person! Unload 50
55-pound bags of flour and deliver them to the bakery. Be
sure to place the bags horizontally on the floor. Once
delivered, the shop owner will hand you your next clue.
Dallas has the back, but
unfortunately he has someone who makes the drill sergeant look
like a pantywaist. Toni keeps begging Dallas not to exhaust
himself... Dallas vows to keep going.
Ken is second to the bags (remember, he
was once an NFL player), and Dallas is busy killing himself.
Meanwhile, did we mention that the
company was hungry AND pissed off?
And Nick & Starr are still lost.
Dandrew finally finish the detour and
head to the bakery.
Dallas is finished first at the
Roadblock... And the mean old bakery lady gives us this...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PIT STOP!
Make your way by taxi through the busy
Moscow traffic to Neskuchny Sad Park. This "fun garden" is
the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race.
WARNING! The last team to check-in MAY
Toni & Dallas have the momentum
to go into the final two legs, but Ken & Tina are not too far
Meanwhile, they drive past Nick & Starr,
who arrive and fire their fare. Meanwhile, Nick is making a cake for his
birthday. Last sack is delivered. Happy baking.
Andrew & Dan finally make it to the
Roadblock, but the action is in the front of the pack.
Meanwhile, Nick & Starr are walking in
the Russian streets begging for a cab. Hey, there's one!
Dan finally finishes the Roadblock, and
they head to the Pit Stop.
So who'll get their first? Whoever
doesn't get lost, perhaps.
PIT STOP - Neskuchny Sad Park; Moscow,
First to be greeted by Phil and the happy
Russian chicks are... Toni & Dallas?
"Say it, Phil."
"Say we're team #1."
"Really want me to say it? You ARE Team
#1!" They've won a trip for two to the Dominican Republic.
Ken & Tina... team #2 by a hair. They're
getting calmer and closer, which is good, though.
Nick & Starr find the park, but Andrew &
Dan are paying the taxi out all of their money. Meanwhile.. Nick &
Starr... are lost in a forest. But they finally make it in third. Which
leaves Andrew & Dan... "I'm sorry to tell you... you're still in the
race." But they'll have to go over a Speed Bump next time.
No money and a Speed Bump. Can they
possibly bounce back from that? Not unless someone does something
incredibly crazy like... lose their money AND passport.
After Leg 9: Almaty, Kazakhstan to
2) Toni & Dallas
- Trip to Dominican Republic
3) Ken & Tina (FF) - ATVs, Trip to Cabo San Lucas, Trip to Rio
1) Nick & Starr (FF) - Trip to Belize; Trip to St. John; electric cars;
trip to Kauai; waverunners.
4) Andrew & Dan