We're Fighting the Germans, Right?
Last time, the Racers went from the
mountainous countryside of South America to the relatively flat and
urban landscape of Germany, where an Intersection had teams teaming up
with each other on the Roadblock. Cops Louie & Michael ate, drank, and
were merry as the first team at the Pit Stop. Heads of Household Jordan
& Jeff were the last team to arrive, but they will face a Speed Bump
sometime tonight as the Race continues from Hamburg.
After the end of the leg,
the teams boarded a bus for destinations known only to God, Phil, and
Jerry Bruckheimer. Joe's knee is still hampering him.
This morning, Louie &
Michael leave from... well, all we know is that it is in France, a town
MAKE YOUR WAY TO
Drive yourselves to the town of
St. Menehould in France and find Boulangerie Defontaine. Once there,
buy a fresh baguette to receive your next clue. You have $20 for
this leg of the Race.
Jet & Cord... don't know
what a baguette is.
Louie & Michael are the
first into town, but can they find the bakery? On the first try, dude...
Find La Main de Massiges.
NOTE: When you arrive, park your
car in the designated area.
Louie & Michael think
they're going to get a massage. It's more of a barrage, but more on that
Steve & Allie arrive and get
a baguette, with Joe & Heidi following suit.
Louie & Michael arrive at
Massiges, where they find...
IN THE TRENCHES or
IN THE TRENCHES: Clamor into
trenches to a telegraph station where, using only a field manual as
a reference, you must decipher a message in Morse code and then
present their deciphered message to the French sergeant. Then
deliver your message to Headquarters via carrier pigeon to receive
your next clue.
UNDER FIRE: Crawl under barbed
wire 100 yards to receive a message from a French soldier, from a
man in a foxhole. Then crawl back through the barbed wire to present
the message to the sergeant. Then deliver your message to
Headquarters via carrier pigeon to receive your next clue.
NOTE: For both tasks, you must dress as American
Everyone is going Under
Fire, and all hell is breaking loose outside.
Two hours since Louie &
Michael left, the final team, Jeff & Jordan, are let loose. And almost
instantaneously, they get lost. Big Ben. Parliament.
The Cops get their message:
"The war is over: Vive la liberte!" Now to get back to base with it.
JorDan and Carol & Brandy... and Jet & Cord crawl.
Louie & Michael get their
Head south down the road to
receive your next clue.
They do so and arrive at...
A U-TURN is found at the end of a
Detour. Teams can use the U-TURN to slow down the progress of
another team by having them perform the Detour task that they didn't
perform. Teams can U-TURN only once in the entire Race, so they must
decide whether or not it is in their best interests to use it.
Because this is a Blind U-Turn, teams can remain anonymous
The Cops remember what Joe
said on the bus: that he doesn't fear any competition. Well, guess
what... Louie & Michael fear them, so... THEY'RE U-TURNED!
Make your way back to turn and
find the Church of Massiges, where you will find your next clue.
Brent & Caite marvel at the
amazing men in their flying machines.
Meanwhile, Jet & Cord,
Brandy & Carol, and Steve & Allie HIT THE DECK!
Back in St. Menehould, it
doesn't occur to Jeff to eat the baguette that he just bought. Silly Big
Steve & Allie head to the
U-Turn... and then to the next clue. Joe & Heidi follow suit... and...
"Somebody got you."
JOE & HEIDI, YOU
Go back and perform the other
The Cops arrive at the
church and get this.
PEDAL TO VICTORY!
Inspired by 1903's inaugural Tour
de France, don traditional riding gear and travel by bike four miles
to the Eglise Saint-Étienne de Wargemoulin in Wargemoulin, France,
the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race. WARNING! The last team to
check in MAY BE ELIMINATED!
The cops dress down... then
dress up... and then cycle off! A bike ride is a lot better than a dirt
crawl, isn't it?
Joe & Heidi arrive at the
station and decode their message: "We will prevail, Vive la France."
Jeff & Jordan... still lost.
Joe & Heidi get a drive to
complete the Detour seeing all the other teams do so. Meanwhile, Steve &
Allie start pedaling.
EGLISE ST. ETIENNE DE WARGEMOULIN
Crossing the finish line
first... Louie & Michael. Dancing Phil and the dancing happy local. They
take first and a pair of 55" HDTVs! That's two in a row!
Jet & Cord pass JorDan on
the field. They take the bikes... "This is why I like horses more than
bikes... you don't have to pedal a horse."
Steve & Allie come in
second, while Jet & Cord take third and JorDan take fourth.
Jeff & Jordan arrive at
Massiges, but before they can go any further...
JEFF & JORDAN!
Navigate through subterranean
shelters and reinforce them using sections of branches. Once you
have done that, you will then be allowed to continue on the Race
Carol & Brandy take fifth,
while Jordan & Jeff... adjust themselves. Brent & Caite start
pedaling... As for Joe & Heidi... they're still in the trenches trying
to figure out what the heck they're trying to say.
Brent & Caite take down the
6 spot.... OR DO THEY? They didn't pick up the clue after their Detour,
so they must pick it up before they can officially check in.
Joe & Heidi... have to try
again. Jeff & Jordan... get the Detour Clue.
Brent & Caite get their next
clue and head BACK to the Pit Stop, as Jeff & Jordan crawl to a dead
stop... or at least that's what it seemed like. They get their message,
but not before wanting to kill each other.
Once again, Joe & Heidi...
miss the message. So now it's a race to avoid last.
Brent & Caite officially
take down the 6 spot. Jordan & Jeff.... are in seventh!
That leaves Joe & Heidi,
still stuck at their U-Turn. General Phil takes the field and informs
them of the bad news, eliminating them on the spot. Joe's not happy, but
that's part of the game. He is impressed with his wife and is very proud
of her. Unfortunately, the Wangs' Amazing Race will end in France.
AFTER LEG 5: HAMBURG, GERMANY
to WARGEMOULIN, FRANCE
Louie & Michael (FLAT) - $5000 Discover gift card, HDTVs
2) Steve & Allie (FLAT)
Jet & Cord (+1) - Sailboats, trip to Patagonia
4) Dan & Jordan P (+2)
5) Carol & Brandy (FLAT)
6) Brent & Caite (+1)
Jeff & Jordan L (+1) - trip to Vancouver, BC
ELIMINATED) Joe & Heidi (-5)
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