Guys, We're At War!
After a long train running to
Novosibirsk, a few brides getting to the church on time, and a foot race
in your undies, Margie & Luke are at the head of the pack, while Jodi &
Christie are in the back. The good news: they're still in the Race. The
BAD news... They're going to have a Speed Bump sometime in the course of
NOVOSIBIRSK OPERA THEATRE
0018 HOURS LOCAL TIME
Margie and the round-headed kid, who's
since gotten dressed, were the first to arrive, so they're the first to
take off with this...
FLY TO THE PINK CITY IN INDIA!
Fly from the freezing climate of Siberia to the
extreme heat of Jaipur, India! Dressed in all pink for royal
visitors, it's known as the Pink City. Upon landing travel by taxi
to the outskirts of the Dhula village, where you will find a sacred
tree, Peepli Ka Pedh, and your next clue. You have $262 for this leg
of the Race.
NOTE: On your way to the Pink City, you must
connect through Moscow.
Luke says that he loves this arrangement.
Margie does all the communicating, while Luke does all the strategizing.
Victor & Tammy are off and running not
long after, as Victor notes that he's been playing the role of eldest
son to the hilt, a commonality among Asian families.
Cara & Jaime are the third team to take
off toward the airport, followed by Mel & Mike, and Mark & Michael.
(C-Note: and a special hello to all you
NCAA fans who are just tuning in for Cold Case.)
Back at the airport, the teams are
arranging for a 7a flight to Moscow en route to Jaipur.
Kisha & Jen are the next to hit the Race
course, followed by Jodi & Christie. Remember, Jodi & Christie will have
a Speed Bump to negotiate.
All teams are now flying to Jaipur via
Moscow and New Delhi.
0700 LOCAL TIME
Now it's a race to the tree. Tammy &
Victor are in the lead, followed by the Flying Blondes and the Super
Stunt Brothers. Meanwhile, Mel & Mike have a change of heart when it's
revealed that the cabbie doesn't know what he's doing. The only problem
is that they can't retrieve their belongings from the trunk, so they're
pretty much stuck.
Mel & Mike finally get their stuff and
proper directions to Dhula village. And not a moment too soon, because
Christie & Jodi just stopped for gas.
Margie & Luke are quick to note that the
drive in India is very different. Mark & Michael note kids running
around naked. Cara & Jamie note stray animals and run down buildings.
It's enough to bring a tear to your eyes. It makes you realize how
fortunate you and I are.
Tammy & Victor are the first to arrive at
the tree, where they find a telephone and this message...
For your next clue, dial one of these numbers:
For your next clue, dial one of these numbers:
"Travel to Amber Fort, Gaura
Victor & Tammy pass the remaining teams
as they head to the phone. Well, they're heading to a clue, but they
didn't notice the phone or the clue on it.
Kisha & Jen, Jaime & Cara, and Margie &
Luke get the clue and are on their way. Then come Mel & Mike and Mark &
Michael. Jodi & Christie finally catch up, and now it's back on...
Victor & Tammy are the first to get...
BE A MAHARAJAH'S CAREGIVER!
Working on the shadow of Amber Fort, you must
care for one of India's most revered animals... the camel. Choose
from the Maharajah's group of camels and using traditional tools,
you must load enough food and water to satisfy your camel. When the
food reaches the designated line and the water spills out of a hole
in the trough, the camel master will give you your next clue.
Victor decides to take on this task.
First, he uses the steel bucket for the feed... then discovers a straw
hamper. That works better.
Mark & Michael are next, followed by the
rest of the pack... sans Jodi & Christie.
Victor's the first to finish, and they
get the next clue... And it's a good thing, because Tammy just tweaked
MAKE YOUR WAY TO JOHARI BAZAAR!
Make your way to Johari Bazaar and find the
puppet store Ramniwas Ramgopal, where you'll find your next clue.
CAUTION! Speed Bump ahead!
Christie & Jodi arrive at the Roadblock
as Kisha finishes with the water. Now it's onto the feed. Meanwhile, Mel
continues to struggle with this very physical task. As for the feed,
Kisha opts for the "stuff your shirt" technique. Mel's the only one to
use the traditional basket after Victor & Tammy opt for it.
Speaking of which, here they are now at
the bazaar, where they find...
MOVERS OR SHAKERS?
MOVERS: Travel to Sangadhiri Gate, where you will
find a cycle rickshaw loaded high with barrels. Pedal 1.5 miles
through the city to Zurawarsin Gate. Then look through your barrels
for a tiny elephant. Trade your elephant in for your next clue.
SHAKERS: Travel to the middle of the city of
Jaipur, where you will find a Rajistani dance troupe. Put on
traditional costume and makeup and join them to shake your hips for
tips. Once you have earned 100 rupees, exchange your cash for your
Victor & Tammy go dancing. They didnt'
feel any discomfort at all and they end up finishing rather quickly.
Back at the Roadblock, it's a race to
find the wicker baskets... that they keep walking past.
Victor & Tammy are still dancing.
Mel & Mike finish up and head to the
bazaar. The rest of the teams follow suit.
Tammy & Victor finally have their rupees
in order, and they buy this for them...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PIT STOP!
Make your way to the next Pit Stop, Jaigarh Fort,
a 15th century fortress in Jaipur, India.
WARNING! The last team to check in MAY BE
Mel & Mike dance their way to money. They
note that while there is so much poverty, there is also so much
Mark & Michael move. Other teams...
shake. This presents an issue with Luke, as he can't hear the music. He
can only see what the others are doing and feel the vibrations.
Christie & Jodi make their way to the
bazaar, but before they can continue, they must do this...
CHRISTIE & JODI:
Make your way to the Kalahanuman Temple, where
you will have to perform an Indian tradition, using colored paint to
decorate an elephant for an upcoming festival. Once you have
decorated the elephant to his master's satisfaction, you will be
allowed to continue on the Race course in hopes of making up for
this lost time.
Meanwhile, the rest of the teams shake
what their momma gave them... except for Mark & Michael, who are
pedaling as hard as they can.
Victor & Tammy can let out a giant "Jai
ho!" as they're welcomed by Phil and the happy local as Team #1! For
their hard work, they've won... an ocean kayak!
Mel & Mike are the second to finish the
Christie finishes up the Speed Bump as
she thinks about her daughter.
Jaime & Cara are the third to finish up,
but they can't find their taxi!
Jodi & Christie are done painting, so
they get this...
YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY GONE OVER YOUR SPEED
Make your way back to Johari
Bazaar and continue with the Race.
Margie & Luke finish up and help Cara &
Jaime look for their cab... which they eventually find.
Jodi & Christie decide to shake it up as
Kisha & Jen finish up.
Meanwhile, Mark & Michael are looking for
a tiny metal elephant.
As the teams try and collect rupees, Mel
& Mike head up the fort and punch in as team #2.
The search for the cab ends up hurting
the Deaf Kid/Hot Cheerleader Alliance, as Kisha & Jen are allowed to
catc up and clock in as team #3, followed Margie & Luke and Cara & Jaime
That leaves Michael & Mark, who have
found their tiny elephant, and Jodi & Christie, who've found R100. Now
it's a classic race to see who'll make it to the fort first....
... and it's Mark & Michael! They get
sixth place, but Jodi & Christie get the shoe. They're the last team to
arrive again... and in case you're holding out for a miracle... you can
stop right there. This is the end of the line for you.
The good news is that they did get
something out of this race, namely a pair of motorcycles and a renewed
bond that will not wither any time soon.
AFTER LEG 5:
KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIA to NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA
1) Tammy & Victor (+1) - Hybrid Go-Carts,
2) Mel & Mike (+2) - Trip to Costa Rica
3) Kisha & Jen (+3)
Margie & Luke (-3) - Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Trip to St. Lucia
5) Jaime & Cara (-2)
6) Mark & Michael (-1)
ELIMINATED) Jodi & Christie (EVEN) - Motorcycles
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