THE AMAZING RACE RECAP – EPISODE 2
Last episode ended with Ally and Ashley finishing in 6th place while Team Dowry finished 11th and were kicked off the show.
This weeks episode begins with an early morning race to the Museo Corbeta Esmerelda where the “Officer of the Day” will post the next clue.
As the winners of the First Weeks Road Block (or whatever) Team Annoying is given a 2:52AM start time and because they’re both completely annoying this doesn’t seem to bother them at all.
Naturally Team Annoying is first on the scene only to discover that the floating museum doesn’t even open until 7:15am, giving their competition roughly 4 hours to catch up to them…. which they all do because this thing is like 20 minutes away.
So after all the nonsense of who finishes in which spot last week it turns out that it really only matters if you finish first or last.
Hey Amazing Race…
All ten teams run around the decks of this floating museum like lunatics looking for a famous quote from Arturo Prat…
“Charge the ship, men” ???
That’s a famous historical phrase?
Whatever. Next the teams race off to a salt mine where they must choose to smash rocks until they find the next clue or add salt to shallow tubs of water until they can float.
To the suprise of absolutely nobody, Team Adorable Even When They Hold A Hammer Wrong isn’t terribly efficient at smashing large boulders.
Once you decide to choose “Brining” over “Mining”, it’s revealed that you can’t switch back. Ally & Ashley once again decide to to “Work Smarter, Not Harder” and make the switch, setting up the REAL contest in this weeks episode…
Which team has the most ridiculous bikini for doing manual labor?
And the winner is…
The reward for all that Brining and Mining is a 24 hour bus ride to Santiago, Chile.
I spent 12+ hours on a bus back when The Green Tortoise Adventure Travel bus company offered a Seattle to San Francisco commuter line. There were kittens and musicians and we we all got high and went skinny dipping under the stars somewhere in Oregon. It was magical. It was wonderful. It was horrible because it was over 12 hours stuck on a god damn bus. I can’t IMAGINE the nightmare of spending 24 hours on a “regular” bus where there’s no kittens or weed or skinny dipping.
Once the 10 teams arrive in Santiago they must complete another task that highlights the proud Chilean culture and all it has to offer the globe.
Once each team has shined the shoes of some random Chilean stranger they must pack up all their shoe shine junk and take their shoe shine carts to some shoe shine shack and I’ve just about had it with saying the words “shoe shine”.
Ultimately Team Birdcage winds up screwing themselves on multiple occasions and finishes 10th and are eliminated but Ally & Ashley manage to finish 7th and force me to watch at least one more episode.
TEAM ADORABLE EVEN WHEN THEY’RE THE CALGARY FLAMES OF AMAZING RACE
Well Kings fans that’s the best of The Amazing Race!
Now here’s the worst. A little segment I like to call
THE ANNOYING RACE!
Hey Tim & Marie…