Following much drama in which Jen was afraid to swim with a life vest, The Amazing Race 14 Episode 10 ultimately ended as a to be continued leg.
Jaime & Cara thought they had a chance to come in first for a change, but apparently not. On the cab ride to the “pit stop” Jen is still crying. She’s so over China. Well, then, Phil’s got particularly bad news for you.
Jaime & Cara don’t care who else is with them in the finals. Margie & Luke obviously would like to see Kisha & Jen eliminated.
Teams will search the shops of a street mall for a Travelocity roaming gnome, which they will need to keep with them until the real pit stop.
From there, teams will need to go to Gu Gong Xi Bei Jiao to find some electric bicycles, which they’ll ride past the Forbidden City and across Tiananmen Square to Dongdan Subway Station.
Jaime hates the cab driver, much like she’s hated everybody else on this race.
The detour is a choice between Beijing Opera or Chinese waiter. In Beijing Opera, teams will make each other up and get fully costumed. In Chinese waiter, teams will take orders in Mandarin and recite them back to the chef, then serve the dishes, which should be an easy task for the Chinese speaking Tammy & Victor.
Chinese waiter: Tammy & Victor
Beijing Opera: Kisha & Jen, Margie & Luke, Jaime & Cara
Margie & Luke quickly get into an argument at the makeup task. He doesn’t know what he’s doing, and she’s getting frustrated with him, even though it really doesn’t matter if he makes her look like a clown. Jaime & Cara have been taken to the National Opera instead of the Beijing Opera. Now they have to try to find another taxi, and they’re upset and acting like ugly Americans. Yeah, that’s new. Kisha & Jen, who hate China as well, are following suit in that respect.
A U-turn is coming up. Tammy & Victor are the first ones to arrive at it, and they have decided to U-turn Jen & Kisha because they do not want to end up in a footrace with them. They found the U-turn location no problem, but everybody else seems to be getting lost. Margie & Luke find out that the location is inside the opera house, the place they all came from. With that information, they’ve managed to find it before the others, and they find out that Tammy & Victor have done their dirty work for them. Kisha & Jen finally decide to return and start all over, dumb lucking their way into finding the next clue. Jaime & Cara decide to stay where they are, for fear they’ll be told to just go back there again. They eventually decide to return to the opera house. Upon returning there, now they’re arguing with each other instead of just hating the locals.
Because they were U-turned, Kisha & Jen will need to complete the Chinese waiter detour before proceeding.
From there, teams will head to a street market for their next clue. The road block is a gross eating task: grasshoppers, larva, scorpions, and starfish. Similar to the task we saw in The Amazing Race Asia 3 Episode 1.
Road block (in order of arrival): Victor, Margie, Jen, Cara
Victor finishes the road block before anybody else even arrives. Jaime & Cara have made up a lot of ground on the eating task, so it’s down to the cab ride, but they are a couple minutes behind. Because she chugged so much water to get that food down, Jen has to stop to use a port-a-potty before they make a dash for the finish line, and according to Phil, that made the difference.
The pit stop for this leg of the race is Niao Chao.
First: Tammy & Victor (win a trip to the Galapagos Islands)
Second: Margie & Luke
Third: Jaime & Cara
Eliminated: Kisha & Jen
Kisha & Jen have been eliminated, bringing us down to the final three.
Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Amazing Race 14 Episode 12 This Is How You Lose a Million Dollars, where we will find out who The Amazing Race 14 winner is, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.