Louie & Michael were eliminated in The Amazing Race 16 Episode 11, leaving us with a final three of Brent & Caite, Jet & Cord, and Dan & Jordan.
Teams depart in the order in which they arrived.
First: Brent & Caite – 2:37AM
Second: Jet & Cord – 3:11AM
Third: Dan & Jordan – 6:00AM
The race’s final destination is San Francisco, CA, more than 6000 miles away, where their next clue awaits at Battery Godfrey. The marked ticket counter opens at 10:45, so everybody will be on the same flight. The gameplay begins right away when Jordan tries to cut in line despite arriving 3 hours later than the cowboys.
On the plane, they make an actually logical move. Dan & Jordan move up to first class, which will allow them to be among the first people off the plane, giving them a much bigger jump than they could have gotten by trying to cheat.
The riddle they must solve is about Coit Tower, where they will find their next clue. Dan & Jordan ask a guy on a bicycle because people on bikes are generally smart. Jet & Cord know the answer because they got a guide book. As for Brent & Caite, they’re still lost with a cab driver who doesn’t seem to know any more than the foreign cab drivers did. Caite’s quickly becoming a raving lunatic, screaming at her cab driver and calling him a dumbass.
The road block is to climb Coit Tower using a mechanical ascender to go 120 feet straight up. Jet & Cord arrive just as Dan’s about to complete the road block. It’s looking like a two way battle for the win.
Road block (in order of arrival): Dan, Cord, Brent
Teams must find the Yoda fountain located in front of Lucasfilm. One team member will put on a motion capture suit while their partner directs them through levels in a virtual world. When they arrive, Cord decides to screw with Dan’s mind, directing his partner to hop, skip, and do ballet moves before he even has his headset on. By the time Cord begins for real, Dan & Jordan have completed level 1. After Dan & Jordan complete the next level, they have to read the clue, which is spinning across the screen at a high rate of speed, unless their partner spins to slow it down. The problem for Jet is that Dan’s standing still in the same spot where he needs to go. He doesn’t want to push him out of the way, but they find out he can get right up in his personal space and complete the first level. However, he is unable to advance any further. What a stupidly planned challenge, especially when the finish line is so close. Dan & Jordan manage to complete the task, so now Jet & Cord can actually proceed. After Jet & Cord complete the second level, Brent & Caite finally show up. It takes Cord a while to figure out why Jordan was spinning around in circles. During this time, Brent & Caite nearly manage to catch up.
The Tonga Room, one of the country’s first tiki bars, is the next stop. They must take the trunk to their next destination, The Great American Music Hall. In order to get their final clue of the race, teams must put the 11 psychadelic in the correct order of eliminated teams. Jordan wrote them all down, so this should be pretty easy. The cowboys don’t have it written down, but they get it done easily as well.
The finish line is located at Candlestick Park, and there’s no hope of any drama of how this is going to end, despite Dan & Jordan searching for a cab. It all came down to that last plane ride and one team being able to move forward to first class. The Amazing Race 16 winners are Dan & Jordan. Jet & Cord finish in second place, and Brent & Caite place third.
Apparently now would be the time to start/continue fighting, so Brandy says she doesn’t want to hear sorry or anything else from Caite.
The Amazing Race has already been renewed, and The Amazing Race 17 will air in the fall.