Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street!
Now that we've had 12 hours to clear the
wasabe out of our system, we continue on...
KONNO HACHIMANGU SHRINE
0019 LOCAL TIME
Cheyne & Meghen get their
first clue and are on their way.
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
CAI BE, VIETNAM!
Take a flight to Ho Chi Minh
City. When you land, find the Xiemen Tay Bus Terminal and make your
way by two-hour bus to Cai Be.
Once there, make your way by foot
to Bến Tàu Du Lịch Boat Dock, where you'll find your next clue.
You have $444 for this leg of the
And Cheyne... will figure it
out once they get there.
Zev & Justin make their way
to the computer banks to book a flight. Lance has to do the same thing,
because apparently Keri can't. Later teams decide to wait until they get
to the airport to book flights.
The teams arrive one by one
at the airport, and economy class fills up quickly.. Some teams try to
get upgrades to business class. They don't have to, they just have to
beg. A lot. Eight teams end up with tickets on the early flight.
Meanwhile, Maria & Tiffany
run into every poker-player-fronting-as-a-non-profit-worker's
nightmare... A FANBOY. Sam & Dan catch wind and all of a sudden, the
girls have to resort to plan B. Whatever that is, I hope that works.
HO CHI MINH CITY,
The poker-brothers alliance
get the first shuttle to the bus station, while the rest of the teams
follow suit. It's a little slower than usual on account of all the rain
and the flash flooding.
The teams make their way to
Cai Be and the dock thereupon on one of two buses. The first leaves at
3:30, while the second leaves at 4:45. The teams on the later bus pool
their resources to try and get the driver to leave earlier. And crazy
enough, it works! Zev decides to give a local his jacket, figuring the
local needs it more than he does.
Ultimately, the time of
departure is a moot point because the dock is closed for the day. The
great equalizer of any Race is business hours. Remember that if you plan
So for the teams, it's time
for a little dinner and a little observation. Some teams can't get over
the whole vibe of the flooding, while Maria & Tiffany try to pick up
reads from everyone.
The next morning arrives,
and at 7a, for 10 teams, they get this...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
Race through the Mekong Delta by
boat to the mud pits of a nearby fruit farm. Once there, use a
basket to collect nutrient rich mud to fertilize a fruit tree. Once
you have completed this task, the farmer will give you your next
For Maria & Tiffany...
MARIA & TIFFANY!
Find a soup stand and buy the
ingredients for a Vietnamese soup known as pho. Then return to the
dock, combine the ingredients, and serve the pho to the dockmaster.
Once you have completed the soup to the dockmaster's liking, he will
give you your next clue.
Mika has a fear of water. She's doing
everything she can to overcome it, but really, this sort of thing
should've been taken care of before leaving Los Angeles.
Meghen & Cheyne are the first at the
farm, and the first to discover that the mud is really really sticky.
Back at the Speed Bump, Maria has no
problem cooking and serving the pho. It's something she does a lot of
(and eating), so they get this!
YOU HAVE GONE OVER
YOUR SPEED BUMP!
Travel to the nearby fruit farm
and continue with the Race.
Once there, use a basket to
collect nutrient rich mud to fertilize a fruit tree. Once you have
completed this task, the farmer will give you your next clue.
Meghen & Cheyne decide to just get down
and dirty. The teams have a hard time getting out of mud once they've
get into it.
Once we take a moment to admire the
locals for going through this, we finish a tree, and the first to
benefit from it... are Meghen & Cheyne!
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
CAI BE FIELD!
Return to the dock. Then make
your way to Sân Vận Động Thị Trấn Cái Bè to find your next clue.
Garrett & Jessica follow Meghen & Cheyne
out to the field. And as Zev & Justin prove, just the sheer act of
returning to the dock is a hard, albeit, comical one. What isn't comical
is that they may have lost their clue in the fall! They turn their boat
around, retrieve their clue from the edge of the river, and head back.
Maria & Tiffany are the last team to
complete the task and head to the field.
The teams enter the field to the sound of
Vietnamese music, which is just beautiful.
Then they hit a...
WHO'S FEELING JUST
Farmers use hungry ducks to rid
their rice paddies of damaging insects. Teams will have to get - and
keep - all your ducks in a row. Literally.
Using only a flag as a guide, you
will have to lead a flock of 150 ducks over a bridge and back to
their pen. If they finish in 10 minutes, they will receive their
next clue. If not, they'll have to go to the back of the line and
wait for another shot.
Ericka's probably the best to do this, as
she prompts everyone to shake their tail feathers. Meghan, on the other
hand, is having some difficulty with her task. Matt and Flight hustle
their ducks and finish quickly. But who will finish first?
It's going to be... not Meghen, who times
out. Jessica fares no better.
Sam & Dan are the first to finish and get
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
THE PIT STOP!
Make your way to Cho Cai Be, a
market at the edge of the Mekong River. Your next Pit Stop is
floating along the river. Search along the dock for the Bassac III
Riverboat, the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race.
WARNING! The last team to
check-in MAY BE ELIMINATED!
Matt has herded some animals in his time.
It shows. He finishes second. Flight finishes third, Keri finishes
fourth, and the others who started and failed get second chances.
Zev is like duck Zen with these flocks.
Cheyne & Meghan fail. AGAIN.
Meanwhile, Sam & Dan can't find their way
back along the Mekong River to the market. The other teams aren't faring
any better... until someone finds a route marker! (C-NOTE: Due to the
similarity of the Race colors and the Vietnamese flag, route markers on
this leg are yellow and white.
BASSAC III RIVERBOAT
CAI BE, VIETNAM
And first to arrive... Gary
& Matt! They lock in the lead and pick up for their effort a kayak each!
They're going fishing!
Next, a crash on the mat as
Sam & Dan take second, Flight Time & Big Easy take third, and Keri &
Lance take fourth.
Back in the duck field, it's
a battle to avoid last place... Jessica and Ericka fight tooth and nail
to get their ducks back in their bin. Both teams end up timing out.
Zev & Justin clock in at
fifth... followed by Meghan & Cheyne in sixth... Maria & Tiffany at
seventh... Mika & Canaan at eighth... Marcy & Ron at ninth... and a
special hello to everyone who just tuned in for Cold Case.
This is going to be a close
one... Ericka finishes just ahead of Jessica... and they're having duck
Who'll be the first to the
It is.... Brian & Ericka!
They're in tenth...
And that leaves Garrett &
Jessica. This is the end of their Amazing Race... and no one's more
cheesed off than Garrett. They feel like they're stronger than their
placing. Unfortunately, their inability to keep a cool head has cost
them the Race. Are they any closer to marriage? Only time will tell.
AFTER LEG 2: TOKYO,
JAPAN to CAI BE, VIETNAM
Gary & Matt (+6) - Kayak
2) Sam & Dan (+7)
3) Flight Time & Big Easy (+2)
4) Lance & Keri (-1)
5) Zev & Justin (-3)
6) Meghan & Cheyne (-5) - Trips to Aspen & Vail
7) Tiffany & Maria (+4)
8) Mika & Canaan (+2)
9) Marcy & Ron (-5)
10) Brian & Ericka (-4)
ELIMINATED) Garrett & Jessica
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