Aja & Ty managed to get out of their funk and put on happy faces in The Amazing Race 13 Episode 5, but it wasn’t enough to prevent their elimination in one of the more predictable episodes of the season.
Teams depart in the order in which they arrived, except for Terence & Sarah who received a half hour penalty for speeding.
First: Nick & Starr – 11:22PM
Second: Toni & Dallas – 11:34PM
Third: Ken & Tina – 11:53PM
Fourth: Kelly & Christy – 11:59PM
Fifth: Terence & Sarah – 12:05AM
Sixth: Andrew & Dan – 12:29AM
Dallas wants to hook up with Starr, but he’s not catching any breaks with his mom and Starr’s brother around all the time. Ken & Tina say they’re still struggling with each other. Kelly & Christy think they’re quick learners. I’m going to have to take them by their word.
Teams will be flying to Delhi, India. Historically, the India leg has been a difficult one for some teams. With all teams leaving around midnight, the airport will serve to bunch them all together.
Nick tries to give Kelly & Christy some advice to cover up a little. We’ve seen in the past where female teams get grabbed on trains, but the girls aren’t particularly concerned. Andrew & Dan say Cambodia was like child’s play by comparison. Most teams don’t seem to have found cab drivers who know where they’re going, and arriving in rush hour probably hasn’t helped any.
The road block for this leg of the race is to paint autorickshaws green to signal they run on natural gas. Backseat painters Terence and Tina aren’t helping their partners any. The other teams get how to be helpful without smothering their partners, rather than being critical and getting in the way.
Road block (in order of arrival): Starr, Andrew, Toni, Kelly, Sarah, Ken
The next stop is the Ambassador Hotel, which means another trip back through the crowded streets of New Delhi. Ken & Tina were the only ones who had their cab driver wait for them, although he did get them really lost last time. Everybody else needs to figure out where to get another cab. I’m not surprised that Ken & Tina have gotten lost again and are again in last place.
The detour is a choice between launder money or launder clothes. In launder money, teams create a wedding necklace out of 10 individual notes that add up to exactly 780 rupees. Teams will need to exchange their own cash for the right combination of bills. In launder clothes, teams will use a charcoal heated iron to press 20 pieces of clothing. The irons are very hot and present some trouble, but Nick & Starr were smart enough to bring their gloves (didn’t anyone else plan for a cold climate?).
Launder clothes: Nick & Starr, Toni & Dallas, Andrew & Dan, Kelly & Christy
Launder money: Terence & Sarah, Ken & Tina
The pit stop for this leg of the race is Baha’i House, the national headquarters for the Baha’i faith.
First: Nick & Starr (win electric cars)
Second: Kelly & Christy
Third: Toni & Dallas
Fourth: Terence & Sarah
Fifth: Andrew & Dan
Non-eliminated: Ken & Tina
Andrew & Dan gave them plenty of opportunities with their horrible ironing skills (what do you expect from frat boys?), but Ken & Tina’s combination of not working together well and having horrible luck with cabs did them in. The good news for Ken & Tina is that this was a non-elimination leg, though they will encounter a speed bump next week.