Wearing That Girl's Leotard!
Last time, it was pies, Segways, and a
little bit of divine intervention as the Racers headed toward Austria.
One of the teams, Steve & Linda, couldn't cut either, and they were
eliminated. Meanwhile, Margie & Luke teamed up with Cara & Jaime in a
strategic alliance. Will it hold?
The Race continues from...
1013 HOURS LOCAL TIME
After the requisite 12-hour break
(perhaps longer due to unforeseen circumstances), Victor & Tammy, who've
been solid on the pass thus far, set off onto Leg 3...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Travel by train all the way to Munich
International Airport, then fly over 700 miles to Bucharest,
Romania. Once you land, take a taxi to a Gymnastics Hall at the
National Sports Complex where Olympic Gold Medalist Nadia Comaneci
trained. There you will find your next clue. You have $332 for this
leg of the Race.
Tammy thinks her brother is rather smart.
Victor doesn't want to be wrong as he works on getting a flight out
first. Turns out that he is dead on. And a nice easy stroll begins.
Mel & Mike are next, talking about
"School of Rock" and how it hasn't gone to his head.
The Amandakris are next out the gate,
followed by Margie & Luke.
Victory for Victor & Tammy at the airport
as Brad & Victoria head out, followed by Jaime & Cara. On the train,
Amanda & Kris run into a nice local who books a flight to Bucharest for
them. Nice. Brad & Victoria find another nice local to do the same.
The final three teams make their way to
the airport as the other teams arrive at the airport, while Victor &
Tammy are already airborne.
EARLY FLIGHT to BUCHAREST
Victor & Tammy
... but their lead may be shortlived as
Victor notes that they're experiencing some technical difficulties that
force them back to Munich.
4:45 FLIGHT to BUCHAREST
Mel & Mike
Margie & Luke
Amanda & Kris
Brad & Victoria's flight is delayed...
but it arrives.
7:30 FLIGHT to BUCHAREST (via
Brad & Victoria
The rest of the teams meet up with Victor
& Tammy, where they share their hardluck story, while Brad & Victoria
hustle... just to miss their flight to Bucharest.
It gets worse. Because of the fog, all
the flights out have been cancelled until 9:15a tomorrow morning.
9:30 FLIGHT to BUCHAREST
Victor & Tammy
Mark & Michael
Jaime & Cara
Kisha & Jen
Christie & Jodi
The first teams arrive and make their way
to the gymnastics hall, where they come up on a....
WHO'S READY TO ACCESS THEIR INNER
Learn and execute moves designed for three separate gymnastic
disciplines: balance beams, parallel bars, and floor exercises. Once
you have performed all of the moves correctly and in order, the
trainer will hand you your next clue.
The little Olympians in training show our
teams what to do... and in their own leotards, no less.
Amanda's the first to complete, so she's
the first to read...
PARDON ME BOY, YOU NEED THE
Travel by train to the city of Brasov in Transylvania. Once there,
make your way to the Biserica Niegra in Curtea Johannes Honterus-Hof
and search for your next clue.
Margie & Luke are right behind them,
followed by Mel & Mike.
Meanwhile, Amanda & Kris look for the
earliest train available... and it happens to be at 6:30 tomorrow
The rest of the teams (sans Brad &
Victoria) arrive in Romania. It takes a while for Victor & Tammy to find
the Sala Gymnastica, which leaves them bringing up the rear. Tammy,
while on the balance beam, tries to think of ways to get back into the
thick of the fight. Meanwhile, the rest of the teams are picking up
where they left off... So much for that.
And Victor... not helping.
The teams arrive at the train station
where Amanda & Kris are crashing. And speaking of crashing, Victor &
Tammy are beginning to crash on top of each other. She has some good
ideas, but because he's the big brother, he's too stubborn to listen to
At 6:30 the next morning, the teams
finally board the train to Transylvania. On the train, the cheerleaders
talk with Luke to see if they can help him look for the church.
Also, in the Netherlands, Brad & Victoria
are on their way to Romania.
Now it's a matter of get me to the church
on time! First there... Amanda & Kris.
GYPSY MOVES or VAMPIRE REMAINS?
GYPSY MOVES: Make your way to a gypsy
settlement, where you have to load all of a family's belongings onto
a horse-drawn cart. They must then navigate the family cart to their
new encampment, where you will unload all of their belongings before
receiving your next clue.
VAMPIRE REMAINS: Head to the woods
and drag a coffin to a clearing, unlock and untangle a set of
chains, and open the coffin to receive antique frames inside. Then,
in the spirit of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's
"Dracula", impale the frames onto the stakes until you find the
hidden red-and-yellow flag. Teams may exchange it for your next
Looks like everyone not named Margie,
Luke, Cara, or Jaime are headed to help out some gypsies. But the
cheerleader's hack doesn't know his way around!
Mel & Mike and Amanda & Kris start moving
gypsy junk into a gypsy junk to move it elsewhere. As they learn the
hard way, the task is physically demanding, and Mel's injury begins to
act up again.
Amanda & Kris' gypsy caravan is the first
to leave the site, even as some of the belongings are falling out. Hey,
as long as you get there, right?
Victor & Tammy and Jodi & Christie make
their way to the forest to look for coffins. While Jodi & Christie are
folliwing arrows in Race colors, Victor & Tammy are following....
And the Cheerleader/Deaf Kid Alliance...
still lost. But not for long.
The Smiths and the Amandakris finish the
Detour and get...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PIT STOP!
Travel by taxi to the Pit Stop of this
leg of the Race, Vila Panoramic, in Brasov, Romania.
WARNING! The last team to check in
MAY BE ELIMINATED!
Back at the coffins, Margie & Luke are
the first to get unlocking. But the chains are connected to keys to
OTHER chains, so it's a bit cumbersome.
Brad & Victoria complete the Roadblock.
The Amandakris, on their way to the
hotel, figure out that they're missing something... the all-important
TRAVEL PACK! Everyone who's seen the last Race knows that that is your
best friend and if you lose it... you're lost. Logically, Kris comes to
the conclusion that someone stole it.
And Victor is leading Tammy down a trail
of red and white... Not good.
Amandakris finally find their travel
pack, and their on their way.
Now it's a foot race between them running
and the Smiths walking... Who'll Phil and the happy pan-flute-playing
local receive first?
It's MEL & MIKE! They win this leg of the
Race and a trip to Costa Rica courtesy of Travelocity. To say that Mel
is proud of Mike is an understatement. Meanwhile, the Amandakris is in
Tammy starts to voice her opinion about
what she thinks is right. And Victor can't tell Tammy when... or if...
he's going to stop and think.
While Brad & Victoria leave for
Transylvania, Margie & Luke and Kisha & Jen finish the Detour.
Tammy & Victor... still lost. Tammy says
to turn around... so they do.
Jodi & Christie pass the cheerleaders and
head to the Pit Stop, but the cheerleaders are not far behind.
Kisha & Jen clock in at #3, followed by
Margie & Luke at #4.
Victor FINALLY finds the arrows... and
the coffin... and the keys. But they lost another key.
Mark & Michael check in at fifth,
followed by Christie & Jodi at sixth and Jaime & Cara at seventh.
That leaves the other two teams. Victor
finds the missing key, but now Brad & Victoria are closing in...
Not close enough. Tammy & Victor are in
at #8... Victor breaks down in tears because he knows that in order to
be an effective team, you have to be a partnership of equals, not a big
brother-little sister. Hopefully they can come back in the next leg.
But what about Brad & Victoria? As dusk
falls, they make it to the Pit Stop... but unfortunately, that's the end
of the line for them. They understand and accept their differences, and
this adventure will change how they view each other.
AFTER LEG 3: SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
to BRASOV, ROMANIA
2) Mel & Mike (+1) -
Trip to Costa Rica
3) Amanda & Kris (+1)
7) Kisha & Jen (+4)
4) Margie & Mike (even) - Trip to Puerto Vallarta
8) Mark & Michael (+3)
9) Jodi & Christie (+3)
6) Jaime & Cara (-1)
1) Tammy & Victor (-7) -
ELIMINATED) Brad & Victoria (-4)
To see this episode in its
entirety, or to apply to be a contestant on "The Amazing Race", visit the
official website at