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The Amazing Race 20, Episode 8: Bee-have YourselfPage 2
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Instead, Rachel B. & Dave are on their way to the farm. Mark & Bopper share a smile over their driver, who’s yelling into a pink cell phone. Radon’s Detour time is over, and they leave just as Ralph & Vanessa get there. Nary & Jamie head toward the Hillary Clinton stall while Vanessa & Ralph snipe at each other. J.J. & Art get their farm instructions and see that they’re at least the third team. They don’t think Rachel B. & Dave have been by because they would have used the U-Turn.
Speaking of which, Radon find out that they’ve been U-Turned. They take a moment to use the second one on Vanessa & Ralph. As they head off to Water, Jamie & Nary reach the Detour and pick Air. Ralph & Vanessa are done and spot Nary & Jamie arriving as they leave, so they lost a lot of time. And they’re going to lose more, since they have to go do Water.
Jamie & Nary are already working diligently on Air. They’ll definitely be done with this before the other two teams do Water. Even with their Speed Bump, they’ll probably make up a lot of time here. Mark & Bopper reach the farm clue next, and it’s a Roadblock. One of them needs to put on a bee suit and harvest 500 grams of honey from a hive. Mark takes it. Dave & Rachel B. are seconds behind, and Dave does it. Bopper tells us that he had knee surgery a few months ago, and until now he was doing fine.
Mark and Dave are sent to deal with the bees, with the warning that they could get stung. They open the hives, spray the bees away, and grab chunks of honeycomb. They’re pretty calm, so they get the job done quickly. Art & J.J. are on their way, wondering what happened with Dave & Rachel B. at the U-Turn. They also know Radon won’t be happy.
Speaking of Radon, their water transport doesn’t go well. A couple containers fall, which leads to fighting. Then their cart tips and more containers fall. Yeah, this is going well. Vanessa & Ralph are now in line for water. They realize how much people will do to get something the two of them are used to having on demand in their house. Dave and Mark get more honeycomb, and when Mark goes to weigh is, he’s given the okay to move on. That means a trip to Lake Manyara, the Pit Stop. Dave’s done, too, so once again, these two teams are neck and neck.
Art & J.J. arrive and see that Rachel B. & Dave are there. Ruh-roh. Art takes the Roadblock. As Art gets ready, J.J. confronts Dave & Rachel B., who say that Jamie & Nary will be so far behind that they won’t be able to pass them. J.J. announces that they’re not working with any other team.
The confrontation has slowed Rachel B. & Dave a little, and even with Bopper’s injury, he and Mark are able to make it to the mat first. That makes them the first team to win a leg other than Rachel B. & Dave or Art & J.J. They’re still on the mat when Dave & Rachel get there. Instead of celebrating their second-place finish, Rachel says Dave’s being a sore loser. Freaking A, can’t everyone just shut up? Phil gives Mark & Bopper a trip to Hawaii. Bopper’s amazed by the opportunities he’s gotten on the race.
Art channels his inner Winnie the Pooh by getting his honeycomb. Then he ruins the moment by saying “hakuna matata” to the task judge. They’re less than thrilled to get to Phil in third place, since they’re still mad at Rachel B. & Dave. Okay, get over it. It worked out. Radon got U-Turned. Let it go.
I guess Jamie & Nary are taking longer than expected, because Radon are done with Water. How in the world did they do that so quickly, especially with their spills? Vanessa & Ralph are also done. Okay, Nary & Jamie, step it up. Their bike is done, but they still have a Speed Bump to do. They run into Radon, who tell them they were U-Turned, but also U-Turned Vanessa & Ralph, so Jamie & Nary have a shot. Not really, but they don’t know that. Ralph & Vanessa head off to the mat behind Radon, and Vanessa totally jinxes them by saying, “We have the best luck with cabs.” Cue the flat tire. Womp womp. Fortunately for them, their driver fixes it quickly.
Radon get the next clue. Jamie & Nary and Vanessa & Ralph get to the art gallery at the same time. For their Speed Bump, Nary & Jamie have to set up a display stand of art, as instructed by a poster. Vanessa & Ralph know they’ll get through it soon, so they need to move as quickly as possible. Rachel R. takes the Roadblock for Radon, trying to respect but also confuse the bees. They’re around her, so I’m sure they’re confused. Then she and Brendon are off to the Pit Stop, checking in fourth.
Ralph & Vanessa are at the Roadblock now. Vanessa wants Ralph to do it since he’s better under pressure. Yes, he’s definitely proven that. Nary & Jamie move quickly and work well together, and they’re done with the Speed Bump in no time. Jamie thinks they still have a chance. Probably not, though, since Ralph is done with the Roadblock. And since there are no more car problems, Vanessa & Ralph get to Phil fifth. She notes that they had all sorts of complications this leg but are still there.
It doesn’t really matter who does the Roadblock for Nary & Jamie (it’s Nary, for the record), since they’re last to check in with Phil and are eliminated. He compliments them on how well they raced today. Jamie says the usual things about this being the opportunity of a lifetime and being happy to share it with Nary. They both faced lots of challenges, and Nary wouldn’t have done the race with anyone else.
Next week: more Art & J.J./Rachel B. & Dave trouble. Mark dances and cries in India. Fun times.
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