Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Amazing Race 18 - Leg 1 Recap

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity --- again." ~~~ Jet and Cord

Bebe and I were too anxious to see the pilot episode of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business and as planned, we did not miss it!

[You can read more about the teams here]


RECAP - Essential notes on The Amazing Race 18:


"Before receiving their first clue, teams had to search through hundreds of paper airplanes for an airplane that matched the clue "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services" (the full name of Qantas Airways), and return it to Phil to receive the clue and airplane tickets. The first eight teams to bring Phil an airplane correctly matching the clue would be on the first flight, while the remaining three teams would be on the second flight, which departed 90 minutes later. The last team to complete the task would also be automatically U-Turned and would have to complete both sides of the first Detour of the Race." ~~~ Wikipedia.com

First flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia has:
Mel and Mike
Zev and Justin
Jet and Cord
Kent "Kynt" and Vyxsin
Ron and Christina
Flight Time and Big Easy
Margie and Luke
Jaime and Cara

Second flight has:
Kisha and Jen
Gary and Mallory
Amanda and Kris

* Amanda and Kris, because of finishing the task last would need to do the first U-Turn of the Season.

* The second flight arrived in Sydney before the first flight did.

First Road Block of The Amazing Race 18:


"In the Race's first Roadblock, one team member had to scuba dive in the Oceanworld shark and ray tank and search the tank for a compass. The compass included a guide to read a series of nautical flags outside which told them to go to the Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club, find the Commodore, and tell him the passphrase "I am between the Devil and the deep blue sea" to receive their next clue."
~~~ Wikipedia.com

Did the Road Block:
Mallory - finished 1st
Kisha - 2nd
Amanda - 3rd
Margie - 9th
Flight Time - 5th
Justin - 4th
Cara - 8th
Vyxsin - 10th
Christina - 6th
Mel - 7th
Jet - 11th

* Zev and Justin helped Flight Time and Big Easy with the passphrase.

* Margie and Luke and Jaime and Cara asked Zev and Justin for the passphrase but Zev and Justin decided to not help some more teams.

* Margie and Luke and Jaime and Cara received help from Ron and Christina and Mel and Mike.

* Margie and Luke decided to help Kent and Vyxsin.


"At the sailing club, teams had to join a sailing crew and ride a 16ft Skiff through a race course to a series of buoys that had their next clue." ~~~ Wikipedia.com

* Jaime and Cara's Skiff flipped over.

Gary and Mallory arrived at the Pit-Stop-Mid-Point first and earned The Express Pass.
2nd: Amanda and Kris
3rd: Kisha and Jen
4th: Zev and Justin
5th: Flight Time and Big Easy
6th: Jaime and Cara
7th: Margie and Luke
8th: Ron and Christina
9th: Mel and Mike
10th: Kent and Vyxsin
11th: Jet and Cord [did not arrive yet on the Pit Stop during the first episode]

... To Be Continued on the second episode

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On our fave team:



We cheer for Zev and Justin, Mel and Mike, Flight Time and Big Easy, Gary and Mallory, Margie and Luke and our fave among all teams ~~~ Jet and Cord, the cowboys.

Fortunately, Jet and Cord started the race strong and were on the first flight to Sydney Australia along with seven other teams. Unfortunately, the plane was forced to land in Honolulu, Hawaii as one of the passengers suffered a heart attack and was needed to be rushed in the nearest possible hospital [hope he was okey though].... then refueled which brought the first eight teams at the end of the pack.

Jet and Cord did not make it to the train in time [together with Ron and Christina and Mel and Mike] and were too late for the ferry. Waiting for the next train and for the next ferry to take them to their next destination cost them so much time that they had to play catch up to avoid elimination. They however made it to the Road Block in time.


First Road Block of The Amazing Race 18:


"In the Race's first Roadblock, one team member had to scuba dive in the Oceanworld shark and ray tank and search the tank for a compass. The compass included a guide to read a series of nautical flags outside which told them to go to the Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club, find the Commodore, and tell him the passphrase "I am between the Devil and the deep blue sea" to receive their next clue."
~~~ Wikipedia.com

Jet did the Road Block, found the compass fast and caught up with the other teams who were still trying to decode the passphrase. Found the Commodore but just couldn't figure out the code. Went back to read the series of nautical flags twice and still were unlucky enough to crack the freakin' secret catch phrase. Last at the road block... [and were still at the Road Block]

Good thing was the Pit Stop was actually just a Mid-point. Instead of checking in, teams were handed the next clue giving the cowboys a whole new chance to NOT get sent home first. Go Jet and Cord!!!
The Amazing Race 18 - Meet The Teams
The Amazing Race 18 - Leg 2 Recap


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