As the last team to wake up to the fact that they were not going to be able to make a fire using sticks, Max & Katie placed last in The Amazing Race 22 Episode 6, but they were saved by non-elimination.
Teams depart in the order in which they arrived.
First: Bates & Anthony – 5:39AM
Second: Pam & Winnie – 6:11AM
Third: Chuck & Wynona – 6:17AM
Fourth: Joey & Meghan – 6:23AM
Fifth: Caroline & Jennifer – 6:28AM
Sixth: Mona & Beth – 6:37AM
Seventh: Max & Katie – 6:49AM
Caroline & Jennifer have no idea what the speed limit is. It shows. They are pulled over doing 96kph in a 60. Being cute and blonde is no benefit here, and they get a ticket anyway. Their fine? 820 pula, roughly $100 US. Not the type of money you’d expect to shell out in Africa, but they will have to go pay it right now in the middle of what’s looking like a very quick leg with no airplane travel.
When they arrive at the police station, the cops will not accept dollars. Caroline is not allowed to leave the police station, so Jennifer gives her money to a guy to go exchange it for her because by race rules she cannot leave either because she has to stay with her partner. Luckily, that random strange guy does not just disappear, and he returns with their money.
They are not alone in getting hit by this speed trap. Max is pulled over doing 76. Seeing as they are already in last place and have a speed bump, things are not looking good for Max & Katie. Their only hope is that Joey & Meghan are clueless when it comes to navigation. On his way out of the parking lot after paying the fine, Max backs into a pole. Under normal circumstances, he would probably care, but so long as it’s operational, it doesn’t matter because it’s not like it’s his car. The good news for Joey & Meghan is they now have someone to follow, which will allow them to correctly find the task location that they have been driving around searching for this whole time.
Bates & Anthony, already with a half hour lead, opt to do the fast forward. Their task is to waterski 1 mile in potentially crocodile infested waters. A little scary but simple enough.
Before they can do the road block, Max & Katie must bead a skirt and do a ceremonial dance. This should give Joey & Meghan about a 10 minute lead over them.
The road block requires teams to deliver two goats upstream in a canoe.
Road block (in order of arrival): Winnie, Wynona, Beth, Caroline, Joey, Max
This proves to be a bigger test of patience than it looks. Both partners are on the canoes, which is leading to much tension between the person doing the task and the person sitting there in the cases of both Chuck & Wynona and Mona & Beth.
The detour is a choice between brains or brawn. In brains, teams will go on a horseback safari and search for 10 animal cut outs. In brawn, teams will stack firewood and haul it with donkeys.
Brawn: Caroline & Jennifer, Mona & Beth, Meghan & Joey, Max & Katie, Pam & Winnie (switched from brawn to brains to brawn)
Brains: Chuck & Wynona
The horses will do as they should, but there is every likelihood that the donkeys will be stubborn. The main advantage with the donkeys is that they won’t have to redo it if they get it wrong, which Pam & Winnie have to do, opening up new potential in the battle for last. When they are incorrect a second time, it’s pretty much over for them.
The pit stop for this leg of the race is Royal Tree Lodge.
First: Bates & Anthony (win $7500 each)
Second: Mona & Beth
Third: Caroline & Jennifer
Fourth: Chuck & Wynona
Fifth: Joey & Meghan
Sixth: Max & Katie
Eliminated: Pam & Winnie
Following their detour woes, the otherwise strong Pam & Winnie have been eliminated.
Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Amazing Race 22 Episode 8, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.