The Worst Thing I've Ever Done In My Life
Last time, poker players
Maria & Tiffany got slapped with a Detour so heinous
that Phil had to eliminate them before they could even
finish. Meanwhile, Sam & Dan get their first first-place
finish as the Race continues from Holland.
ZOUTKAMP, THE NETHERLANDS
2133 LOCAL TIME
Sam & Dan pick their
first clue up and get going.
FLY TO STOCKHOLM!
Fly 700 miles to the city of
Stockholm in Sweden! Once there, travel by train and by ferry to the
Tivoli Gröna Lund and search the grounds of the park for the Fritt
Fall, where you will find your next clue.
You have $220 for this leg of the
Today's Flight Time's birthday, and
he wants a first place finish more than anything. They're going to
end up running into the other Racers. But this time, there are two
flights: 6:55 or 9:25. And the counter doesn't open until 5:30.
The next morning, the counters open.
On the EARLY flight to Stockholm:
SAM & DAN
MEGHAN & CHEYNE
FLIGHT TIME & BIG EASY
On the LATE flight to Stockholm:
MATT & GARY
BRIAN & ERICKA
The Racers on the early
flight head to the Arlanda Express to Stockholm. The Gay
Brothers and Meghan & Cheyne are off to the city, while
the Trotters are busy trying to figure out how to put
the money in the thing. They head from the train to the
Meghan & Cheyne are the first to open
TAKE A FREE FALL!
One member of your team must ride
the Fritt Fall and search the park for an arrow pointing to your
next clue. You will have 15 seconds to search before you're let go.
Sam and Cheyne take to the skies
together. Once they find the arrow, they take a dive toward the
They follow the arrow to this location...
ROAMING GNOME RING
Play a game of Roaming Gnome Ring
Toss. When you've landed a ringer on a gnome hat hiding a gnome, you
will receive your next clue. Once you have a Travelocity Roaming
Gnome with you, you must keep it with you until you reach the Pit
... and hidden underneath the Roaming
Gnome is a...
NOBEL DYNAMITE or
NOBEL DYNAMITE: Build a bunker to
shield yourselves, then detonate a giant explosion, which will
unearth your next clue.
VIKING ALPHABET: Translate a Viking message and follow its
directions to your clue.
Sam & Dan and Meghan & Cheyne decide to
blow (^_^) up, while Flight Time takes a flight of his own. Big Easy
finds the Gnome and goes to blow.
Meanwhile, the later flight finally
arrives. Brian & Ericka leave the station first to head to the park
without Gary & Matt. All the while, Flight & Big name their gnome Harlem
Ericka takes to the skies, while Gary &
Matt take the last ferry. Brian & Ericka get their gnome, as do Gary &
Once the teams reach the detonation
quarry, they are instructed to put on safety gear. Sam & Dan decide to
use their hands to dig up the dirt. Meghan & Cheyne decide to fill up
one bag at a time. And Gary & Matt... are lost.
Sam & Dan are the first team go for boom
time... And they find...
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
BOGS GARD FARM!
Drive yourselves to Bögs Gård
Farm in Vasby and search for your next clue.
The Trotters are done with the
sandbagging, and head to the farm, while Meghan & Cheyne fall by the
wayside. They're the third ones to the farm.
Meanwhile, Gary and Matt are... still
Brian & Ericka head to the bomb range.
Once they blow something up real nice, they head to the farm, a little
dirty and a little sweaty.
But that's nothing compared to what's in
store next, as Sam & Dan are about to find out.
WHO THINKS THEY CAN
SPOT A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK?
This farm is the site of one of
the most strenuous Roadblocks in Amazing Race history. Now in an
Amazing Race Switchback, one of you must unroll bales of hay in
order to find one of seven Race flags. Once you have found a flag,
proceed directly to the Pit Stop back at the farmhouse.
WARNING! The last team to check
in MAY BE ELIMINATED!
Sam starts unrolling out the bales.
Meghan follows suit, as does Big Easy. Back at the bomb range, Ericka &
Brian give new meaning to the term "blowing up overseas." Gary & Matt
aren't that far behind.
Sam has to kick over his haybales,
something Dan keeps telling him not to. The other two... just keep on
rolling along. Flight & Big... happy birthday! There's a flag!
BOGS GARD FARM
And a special hello to
both of you who are just tuning in for "Three Rivers".
And a special hello from Phil and the happy local, who
greet them as team #1! Flight Time gets a birthday gift
of a trip to Turks & Caicos!
Brian & Ericka arrive at the farm, as do
Pinky & the Brain. The rest of the Roadblock... plays out as you would
expect it, with Brian, Meghan, Gary, and Sam frantically looking for a
flag... and Meghan finding one! They get #2 this leg.
Brian & Ericka are next at third,
followed by Sam & Dan...
That leaves Gary & Matt. The last team to
arrive is also the last team to finish after little under three hours...
but the good news is that this is a non-elimination leg, so the worst
they can look forward to is a Speed Bump next leg. Stay tuned for that.
AFTER LEG 8:
ZOUTKAMP, THE NETHERLANDS to VASBY, SWEDEN
1) Flight Time & Big Easy (+2) - Trip to Aruba,
Trip to Turks & Caicos
Meghan & Cheyne (FLAT) - Trips to Aspen & Vail, Trip to Jamaica
(FF), Personal watercraft
3) Brian & Ericka (+2)
4) Sam & Dan (-3) - Sand buggies
5) Gary & Matt (-1) - Kayak
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