The Amazing Race Brief Recap
It's late so I've only got time for some quick impressions. First part of the episode was comprised of the remaining teams finishing up last episode's tasks. Then it's off to Frankfurt, Germany. The frat boys get well ahead here as they are the only team to make the first flight. The married couple and the hippies are next, followed by the rest of the teams the next morning.
Once in Frankfurt the teams have to go to the Mercedes Benz test track, where they are driven around at high speeds. It looks like fun, but after about the third or fourth pair it gets old for the viewers. Also note that there's no real competitive aspect to this--teams will all start and finish in the same position. The three teams arriving earliest have to wait until morning, but they still start well ahead of the other teams.
Next task: Find a roaming gnome in a field. Somewhat dull, but I do remember there was a similar task two seasons ago. Then it's on to a film works where they have the option of breaking bottles over each other's head or learning a complicated slap and step dance. By appearances the latter seems quite a bit easier.
Then it's a race to a "monument to peace" erected by the Germans 150 years ago. Funny how they forgot about that monument twice in the 20th century. The frat boys win easily, followed by the hippies and the married couple. The old couple finishes fourth and in the end, it's the mother and daughter team that is Phil-liminated.
Entertaining episode overall but I did think the challenges were dull.
The Viking Pundit has his terrific recap here