The Amazing Race: All the Best Macao Boys Have Chinese Eyes
Or, the show that never ends. I'm a little ticked off at the producers for today's episode. Teams take a ferry to Macao, where they must find the tallest structure, the Macao Tower. Caution: Yield ahead. Young gay is low on funds, so they make a deal with the Beauty Queens to yield Eric and Danielle. The BQs reason that this protects them, and puts a tough team on the ropes, since they're already marked for elimination. Charla and Mirna arrive shortly thereafter and offer the Young Gays money. Ah, the irony! For the Roadblock, one player must walk around the top of the tower, then skydive off:
Miss New York does it for the Beauty Queens and makes a comment about how she almost crapped her pants. Not an image we need! Meanwhile, Eric and Danielle are stunned to be yielded again and furious at Young Gay.
Next stop: Go to a Chinese garden, where the cluebox has a Detour: Noodle or Dragon. In Noodle, teams must make Chinese noodles using a see-saw like device to flatten the raw materials. The key here appears to be cutting the noodles fine enough, as both the Beauty Queens and One and a Half Women end up having to redo the task. The BQs leave first followed by Eric and Danielle.
Meanwhile Young Gay have gotten lost on the way to do the Dragon task, which requires them to bring a Dragon's head and a drum down to the boat docks. At first their cabbie takes them to the docks, so they have to go back to the start. Then they get lost on the way back to the docks (Dudes, you didn't pay attention?). When Charla and Mirna finish the noodle task they are ahead.
Next task: Drive Mini-Mokes (which look like golf carts to the Pitstop on the Island of Taipa. The Beauty Queens finish first and win Wave-Runners (I assume some sort of Jet-Ski) Eric and Danielle arrive next, but must wait out the half-hour penalty. Charla & Mirna arrive about halfway through, and things are looking a little grim for the Frat Boy and his girlfriend.
Meanwhile, the BQs flat out lie to Eric and Danielle, claiming they gave the money to Young Gay to not yield them. That's a bunch of baloney; they specified they wanted Eric & Danielle yielded.
But the Young Gays get lost yet again (ditch that taxi driver) and it appears that the Yield Karma has come back to bite them on the rear. Finally Phil checks in Eric & Danielle and when the Young Gays arrive Phil tells them that they are the last team to arrive... and... and... oh, for Pete's sake, another non-elimination leg? Aaarrrggghhhh!
Viking Pundit has his recap
up as well.
Labels: Macao, The Amazing Race