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The Amazing Race 4, Episode 11: Read the Directions!Page 2
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The Clowns don’t see any of the other teams in the terminal they are waiting at and start to worry. The fog eventually lifts and the Singapore Air plane is ready to go. That is when the Clowns find out their flight is delayed (after having been assured that it would leave on time). They go searching for another flight and find the Singapore Air flight. They run to where it is boarding and know they will be cutting it close. Once there, they look for tickets but security will not let them get tickets; it’s just too late. They look ultra worried as the other plane leaves, carrying the other teams.
After a commercial break, we return to see that Jon from the Clowns is stressing out because his team is stuck in Seoul. The Clowns frantically look for a flight and stumble upon a direct flight to Brisbane. Hoping the other teams will encounter a delay, they book this flight. While waiting for their flight, they put on the big red clown noses and entertain the Korean crowd. It’s nice to see they are keeping the positive attitude that they had all season. Jon makes a “Why did the chicken cross the road?” joke and Al spits water on Jon’s face. I crack up.
The first plane arrives in Brisbane and the three teams aboard shuffle around. Jon is stuck on the plane so Kelly has to wait. The Goats waste no time in going right for the Fast Forward. In this Fast Forward, teams must drive one hour to a surf rescue beach. Once there, they must learn how to rescue someone and actually do it the way the Australians do. Once out of the airport, Kelly and Jon opt for the train instead of taxi, like the other two teams did. Reichen & Chip and Kelly & Jon are on their way to the next route marker while the Goats are going for the Fast Forward. I think it’s kind of strange that Phil says, “Whoever goes for the Fast Forward is not guaranteed a spot in the final three.” Foreshadowing maybe? We’ll see. Kelly tells Jon that her goal is to make the final three. The Goats are stressing about traffic as Kelly & Jon look out at the bumper to bumper traffic while they sit on the train. Jon & Kelly are the first to see the transit station and the hotel as well. Reichen & Chip arrive there first, however, Jon & Kelly are right there behind them. Detour! Face First or Foot First?
In Face First, teams must put on safety gear and face first rappel off the ledge of a building 200 ft. in the air. This task may be terrifying, but it can be done quickly. In Foot First, teams must locate a building with flags then travel on foot to the building and climb 30 stories to the route marker. This is not a scary task, but it could tire the team and will take longer to finish. Both teams choose Face First and I’m thinking “Oh no! Sentimental showdown!” Kelly says that her hand is still hurting from the last leg and worries the rope will hurt it. Jon says Kelly proved she can do just as well as the guys and this task will be no different. Jon and Chip are the first to go down. Just then, the Clowns get to Brisbane! Meanwhile, the Goats are still on their way to claim the Fast Forward.
Back at the detour, Kelly is a little scared. Jon and Chip are on their way down. Both do this task fairly well and reach the bottom quickly, but Chip gets there first. He then says the gay man got down faster than Jon and it’s eating him alive. At the Fast Forward, the Goats arrive and look for flags. They see the rescue victim and rush out with their surf boards to save her. Apparently, they don’t know how to do that because they are having the ultimate in problems. Dave is having issues with the victim and Jeff comes to lend a helping hand. They really aren’t too sure about what to do and what’s worse is they are becoming impatient because they don’t know how much time they are losing to the other teams.
Kelly and Reichen are now ready to go at the detour. They sit on the edge and Jon talks about Kelly’s hand. It’s still swollen. They are on their way down the building and Reichen is moving pretty fast. Kelly, however, isn’t doing so well. Jon is making gay jokes about Kelly not letting the “gay beat her” and Reichen seems a little pissed even though it seems to all be in good fun. Kelly is still having problems though and screaming her head off because her hand hurts. She begins to hyperventilate and says she is stuck. Reichen gets to the bottom and Chip is waiting for them. They rush off! Kelly gets to the bottom of the building and tells Jon she was scared to death. Jon says that Kelly has the will to win. Reichen & Chip received their clue and it told them to choose a car and drive to Mooloolaba and find Underwater World. Once there, they must follow a path to the next route marker. Reichen & Chip get in the car and are off. Kelly & Jon look at their map and head off as well.
The Goats are still at the Fast Forward and are still having problems with the Australian rescue. They say the girl is solid and they can’t support her. However, they eventually get it down pat, load her up, and get her to the shore. If this was any normal “victim” of drowning, she would have been well past dead by now. Anyway, they complete the Fast Forward and their clue tells them to get to the pit stop, the Mooloolaba Yacht Club, legendary haven for yachtsman in Australia. They get in a provided car and are off.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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