Last time, the teams arrived in India to paint
elephants, feed camels, and dance dance dance! Victor & Tammy are back in the
lead, but the flight attendants Jodi & Christie are history. Where are we headed
???? HOURS LOCAL TIME
The first clue of this leg will tell the story.
Victor & Tammy, after the break, will be the recipient of said clue.
FLY TO PHUKET, THAILAND!
Make your way almost 2000 miles to the city of
Phuket, Thailand! Find the statue in the photo. Then search the area for your
You have $130 for this leg of the Race. You
should purchase your tickets at Riya Travels or at Jaipur Airport.
The photo is of a giant gorilla. What they don't
know is that the statue is located at the Phuket Zoo.
Tammy has already been to Phuket, so this should
be a breeze, right?
Mel & Mike head to the travel agency.
Tammy & Victor find that the fastest flight to
Phuket will put them there at 8:50a local time.
Kisha & Jen are off to the travel agency, as are
Margie & Luke. Cara & Jaime head to the airport.
Finally, Mark & Michael head to the travel agency
as Mel & Mike arrive. Meanwhile, Kisha & Jen are stopped by a gaggle of kids
asking for handouts. Soon enough, everyone (except maybe Cara & Jaime) are on
the same flight. But as luck would have it, they too are also on the 8:50a to
PHUKET, THAILAND (14 hours later)
Mark & Michael are the first to a cab, followed
by Cara & Jaime, Margie & Luke, and Kisha & Jen. Tammy & Victor are taxiing with
Bandit, while Mel & Mike... are left behind.
All the teams are looking for the
gorilla/monkey/King Kong. The locals direct them to the Phuket Zoo.
Mark & Michael are the first to the zoo. But
who'll find the monkey? It's Cara & Jaime!
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
Take a picture with Esso the Tiger. Then take
part in a traditional Thai zoo performance where elephants will sit and squat
over you. Then return to the tiger station where the tiger keeper will hand you
your photo (AND your next clue).
Mark & Michael is the first to see Esso.
Interesting thing about the handler: he has only one arm. Cara & Jaime, Kisha &
Jen, Tammy & Victor and Margie & Luke.
Mel & Mike are still trying to find the gorilla.
Mark & Michael give the rest of the Racers a free
preview of what's in store. And for their show, they get this...
You're about to experience some luck of the drawer.
Make your way to Old Phuket Town.
Once there, find Nguan Choon Tong Herbs Shop and
retrieve a clue from one of 99 Herb Drawers.
No one has seen Mike & Mel. Good reason. They're
looking around for the zoo, per a direction from a local. Actually, no one knows
where the zoo is. Sorry.
Meanwhile, Cara & Jaime pass the "Tweedles" to
move into first. They're also the first team to find the herb shop. They'll have
to pick from the drawers in order to get their last clue.
Mark & Michael do it successfully.
100 BARRELS or TWO MILES?
100 BARRELS: Make your way to a harbor and
prepare a fishing ship for 10 days at sea, fiilling 47 barrels with enough
drinking water to last the trip and mvoing 53 empty fish barrels from the bottom
deck to the roof, arranging them properly for the journey.
TWO MILES: Make your way to a temple and choose a
rickshaw. While one team member sits in back, the other runs 2 miles to King
Rama IX Park. A pump has been provided should you encounter a flat tire.
Mark & Michael go to the temple as Tammy & Victor
join the others at the herb shop. Kisha & Jen find a clue and go haul barrels.
Then Luke makes a lucky pick, followed by Tammy & Victor.
Jaime & Cara eventually find the clue, as she
decides to head to the harbor.
Mark & Michael pump their tires and head off...
right after they put all the tools and pumps into the box to trip up the other
The Cheerleader/Louisville/Deaf Kid alliance end
up at the wrong harbor, but decide to caravan to the correct one.
Tammy & Victor head off before using the pumps in
the box at about the same time Mel & Mike find their next clue.
Michael & Mark switch midway, but they find the
park in no time!
Cara & Jaime decide to do the rickshaws instead.
Margie & Luke follow suit.
But Mark & Michael are the first to arrive at...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PIT STOP!
Walk, run, or hire to your next Pit Stop, Wat
Thep Nimit Temple in Phuket, Thailand.
WARNING! The last team to check in may be
Meanwhile, Kisha & Jen stack barrels.
WAT THEP NIMIT TEMPLE
Mark & Michael are the first to arrive at the
temple, where they meet Phil and the happy local. They are... the first team to
arrive... BUT... due to TWO infringements of the rules (following a taxi to the
end of the Detour and tampering with the setup of said Detour with the pumps),
they will have to incur TWO 30-minute penalties. Therefore, Mark & Michael must
wait one hour before officially checking in.
Ten minutes later, Victor & Tammy are in the
street. Tammy wants to switch. Meanwhile Cara & Jaime and Margie & Luke are
giving chase. Kisha & Jen keep it going with the barrels. Mel & Mike arrive and
do both parts of the barrel run as Kisha & Jen begin the second part of the
Cara & Jaime switch. Victor & Tammy see the park
in their sights. Margie can't get Luke's attention, so they switch.
Tammy & Victor drop their rickshaw off at the
park entrance and run to the next clue... only to find out that they were
supposed to rickshaw their way there! Oops again! Tammy says that they have to
go back and get the rickshaw. Will Victor listen for once? They as well as Cara
& Jaime taxi to the next Pit Shop.
(C-Note: And a special welcome to all of you who
are just tuning in for Cold Case)
Twelve minutes left for Mark & Michael.
Margie & Luke switch again as they arrive at the
park, physically exhausted.
Mark & Michael have four minutes left. In those
four minutes... Phil declares Tammy & Victor as the first team to arrive. Their
prize: a trip to Oahu! Phil also declares Cara & Jaime team #2.
Mark & Michael are checked in as team #3.
Margie & Luke clock in as team #4... but Margie,
asking for water, collapses at the crash mat. MEDIC! A visibly frightened Luke
looks on as the medic suggests an ambulance.
Kisha & Jen finish the Detour first... and sneeze
their way to the Pit Stop. Actually, they go to the wrong temple.
Mel & Mike finish the Detour and head to the Pit
Stop. Now it's a Race... Who will arrive first?
It's going to be... KISHA & JEN! They're team #5.
Leaving Mel & Mike to bring up the rear. And both are on their way back to the
States. Mel thinks the world of his mature son, as does Mike his father. Both
are now more than just family. They're teammates... but they'll have to be
AFTER LEG 7:
JAIPUR, INDIA to PHUKET, THAILAND
1) Tammy & Victor (EVEN) - Hybrid Go-Carts,
Ocean Kayaks, Trip to Oahu
2) Jaime & Cara (+3)
3) Mark & Michael (+3 with PENALTY TIME)
Margie & Luke (EVEN) - Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Trip to St. Lucia
5) Kisha & Jen (-2)
ELIMINATED) Mel & Mike (-4) - Trip to Costa Rica
The Race continues in two weeks.
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