Rock the Kasbah:
Halfway through the Expedition, and it's
been the Fab 3's stage to keep their lead - and their hopes of winning
the game - alive. But don't count out the Gypsies, who were able to pass
them and a few other teams on the Abid River to take the stage back.
Unfortunately, one of those teams - the Fishermen - arrived in last and
were evacuated. The Expedition continues with seven.
We start at the Golden Kasbah of Beni
Mellal on Elimination Day. Head to the overlook and open your map to
find six symbols. Only one of them can be spotted via binoculars. Once
you find it, head out in your Ford Explorers and head to the
The Gypsies headstart will apply for
three minutes. Remember... Be strong, work together, and
never give up. Following them... Fab 3, No Limits, and Football Players.
The rest of the teams head out at the end.
Meanwhile, the teams find the souk, the
closest AND the one with the symbol on it. It takes a while to find the
right spot on the lookout to find the right building, but the Gypsies
are the first. So it's a long drive down to the town below.
Once they find the souk, they'll have to
look for the first checkpoint of this stage.
The Cops are the last to head out thanks
to Rob not thinking that the symbol on the souk meant anything.
The Gypsies are the first to the souk
and... a bunch of people.
CHECKPOINT #1 - SOUK
Head to the airport and use this ticket to go on a flight you'll never
It's a one-way ticket to an unknown
destination. The Gypsies are already on their way, but the Cops have yet
At the Explorers, Ike of No Limits snaps
his ankle while trying to get into the car. And it's the same ankle he
broke while he was fighting for us in Afghanistan.
The Gypsies are the first at the
CHECKPOINT #2 - AIRPORT TARMAC
You've already spotted something from the ground, now it's time to spot
something from the air. Pick one teammate to skydive and spot the symbol
that will lead you to the whereabouts of your next destination.
The first two teams will be on the first
flight. The next two on the next flight, and the last three on the final
flight. They will fly around the airport looking for the next
checkpoint, a river cross.
The Gypsies rochambeau for the right to
skydive. It comes down to ... Eric. Meanwhile, Jeff's attention turns
from Ike's bum ankle to... "(^_^), I'm going to jump from a perfectly
good airplane." Meanwhile the Cali Girls Heather-and-Eve their way to
the back of the pack when they forget their tickets. You have to give
the operator the tickets in order to get on the plane. Good one, ladies.
Another hindrance... you have to weigh
less than 200. I'm out by about 15 pounds. Aww.
Taylor and Jeff are on flight 1. They
take the leap... and now they have to look for the symbol... And it
looks like we're heading for the River Cross. Meanwhile, Ike's ankle is
starting to swell. The medics are going to have a look. They need an
x-ray to make sure that it's not broken. Unfortunately this might mean
the end of the line for the team. That's the word from Dr. Jessica of
the EI Medical Team. Ike's like... BUMP THAT, I wanna keep going!
The lead teams take a hard landing the
easy way and then head back to the hangar, followed by the middle teams.
The back teams... are just getting in the air.
Meanwhile, Ike is debating with his team
about his life versus the race. All they want to do is finish the day
The Gypsies are the first to...
CHECKPOINT #3 - RIVER CROSS
Find the river, swim across, and search the opposite bank to your next
Fiberglass and water don't mix, but Ike
is ready to go.
On the other side of the river is...
CHECKPOINT #4 - WOODEN SIGN
The location of the finish line is hidden in code on the wooden river
activity sign. Only when you decipher the code will you know EXACTLY
where you must go to the finish.
They can choose to stay and solve the
code or trek two miles round trip to a clue that will help them solve
the code. The solution is an acronym using the first letter of each
activity. So Kayaking, Archery, Swimming, Boating, Airplane, and Hiking
translates to... KASBAH!
The Gypsies... figure that out quickly.
Can they trek and climb THAT quickly?
No Limits arrive at the sign... without
the map. The rest of the teams start swimming.
Fab 3 decide to take the small hike for
the big close. No Limits and Cali Girls solve in that time. The clue
that the Fab 3 get... the A in archery.
The rest of the teams are arriving at the
board as the Fab 3 are coming back. When they do arrive... no scrolls
left... and no idea what the clue says.
The Gypsies take a moment to enjoy
themselves on the way to the Finish. And on the way to the Finish, they
stop for tea. Why? Who knows. They promise to take a couple of minutes,
but on this show, a couple of minutes could be the difference.
Meanwhile, the Fab 3 still... have no
idea. they figure it out 20 minutes after the Country Boys.
FINISH LINE 7
The Gypsies have no problem taking the lead, while No Limits continues
to amaze and astound. They take the two-spot, followed by the Cali Girls
and the Football Players.
Cops take fifth, leaving two left on the
course. Will the Fab 3 overcome their deficit?
The answer... Yes, as the Fab 3 take a
shortcut to the Base Camp. They'll have to dig deep in order to
finish... And so will the Country Boys...
... but the Fab 3 are first, leaving the
Country Boys in last. That was too close, but the boys are headed back
home. It was hard, but they enjoyed the experience. Meanwhile, the
extraction chopper awaits. To true southern gentlemen...
We're down to the half-dozen, and the
Expedition continues beaten down... but never broken...
1) GYPSIES (even)
2) NO LIMITS (+1)
3) CALIFORNIA GIRLS (+4)
4) FOOTBALL PLAYERS (even)
5) THE COPS (+1)
6) FAB 3 (-4)
ELIMINATED) COUNTRY BOYS (-2)
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