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The Amazing Race 4, Episode 3: You Can Only Mess Up So Many TimesPage 2
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The first train gets to Vienna and all the teams head for the route marker. When they get there, they find out that the sewers will not open until 8 a.m. the next morning. That means that everyone will catch up, and they do. The second teams arrive in Vienna and find the sewers don't open as well as Steve & Dave finding the same thing and that all the teams have been equalized. They now know their lead is gone. Could they have kept it anyway? I doubt it because they didn't have enough time to catch the sewers even if they had gotten the right train from the beginning. Therefore, they only lost some sleep time. All the teams go and find somewhere to stay for the night.
Good Morning! All the teams are at the sewers at 8 a.m., with Tian & Jaree leading the pack. The sewers are opened and the teams jump in like roaches. Everyone is looking for where to go with us viewers getting comments such as "Is THAT toilet water?" and "This place smells like sh**." That one came courtesy of Josh. You know what? These two (Josh & Steve) are not bothering me at all this episode. I retract my feelings of hatred for them. They are now neutral in my eyes, like Dave & Jeff. Looks like Jaree is falling behind again and Tian is getting pissed. Meanwhile, Jon & Kelly are the first team out of the sewer and they get to the route marker. The route info tells them that they have to claim a horse and carriage and make their way to Schonbrunn Palace, about six miles away. When they get to the cart, they must pull the ticket off to claim that the carriage is theirs. Only three or four teams can go in each heat, and each group will leave 30 minutes apart.
Now, by the time Jon and Kelly climb on their carriage, most of the other teams have reached the route marker and gotten the route info. Monica & Sheree get in their carriage and pull of the ticket. Reichen & Chip get in their carriage and sit there. Jon & Al, actually reading the directions, take the ticket off Reichen & Chip's carriage, telling them that it is now theirs. Reichen & Chip are pissed, but you know what, they didn't read the directions, and in the words of Jeffrey Clinard, "That's not thinking smart." Jon & Al are now on the first heat of carriages. Tian & Jaree do the same to Kelly & Jon, who also get really pissed. Jon tells Tian & Jaree they will have a meltdown anyway, so it's no big deal. Kelly is pissed and I feel bad for her. Stupid strippers.
As the first heat of carriages sets out, the other teams are left there looking all kinds of bitter. They know that the next heat will come in a half hour so they know to be on the lookout for them so they can get one. Steve & Dave make a deal with Reichen & Chip to distract the other teams while Reichen & Chip grab tickets for both teams. When the horses for the second heat draw near, everyone starts running. Millie and Chip fight over a ticket with Chip actually getting it after pushing Millie back. Millie turns around and grabs another one. Jon from Jon & Kelly gets the third ticket. Dave & Jeff are pissed because Reichen & Chip didn't hook them up. They apologize, but Dave & Jeff say they really have no alliance anymore, and will only use Reichen & Chip for information.
Next, we find out that Millie apparently gave Chip a bloody lip when they were shoving for the tickets on the carriages. Chip goes over to apologize and Millie says she didn't mean to hurt him but that he pushed her first. When Chip leaves, Millie and Chuck laugh about it. You know what? I don't think that Reichen & Chip are evil. I like them. So what, they get in a little frenzy for tickets. They did go over and apologize after it happened. These two are still alright in my book until I see otherwise.
The first horses get to the route marker where they find the detour. This detour asks the question: Mozart or Beethoven? Mozart would have the team carry a very large string base to what is known as "The Figaro House" which is several miles away. It may be tough to carry, but their destination is well known and will be easy to find. Beethoven has teams carrying a small file of sheet music to a location where Beethoven would compose music. The sheet music may be light, but the destination is further and there are several spots that may need to be checked because the site is not as well-known.
All three of the first teams take Mozart. Tian & Jaree work with Monica & Sheree. Sheree says they are working with Tian & Jaree because it's all about "girl power." Now, that is why I said "BS" earlier. Monica & Sheree will work with anyone who is around. Then, they make up reasons as to why they are working with them. For example, being minorities, girl power, etc. Don't get me wrong, I don't hold this against them and they are still sentimental favorites. If anything, I love them more for making up excuses to work with people. If they said, "We are doing this because that's the only team around us," it wouldn't have been as funny, hence, why I love them so much. Moving on, the second heat of carriages arrives. Millie & Chuck and Reichen & Chip both take the Mozart detour. Jon & Kelly choose the Beethoven one because Kelly thinks it would be easier. Aww, Kelly, your so cute. However, they fight about directions, seeing that neither knows where they are going at this point.
The third heat of carriages finally gets there, which has Dave & Jeff and Russell & Cindy both taking the Mozart detour. Josh & Steve however, go for the fast forward. I think they were right to take it. They knew they are straggling and need a break. In this fast forward, they have to find a room in the Palace, put on formal wear, and cross a dance floor with many couples waltzing. Oh, not to mention they are carrying a tray of filled champagne glasses. Both of them look nervous and both fail on their first try. However, Steve gets over on his second try, and coaches Josh through on his second try as well. They claim the fast forward and Josh is happy as a clam. Yeah, this team is OK. The fast forward tells them to skip all tasks and head for the next pit stop, Seeschloss Orth, a 400-year-old castle located in a lagoon in Austria. They catch a cab to the train station.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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