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The Amazing Race 4, Episode 12: What More Can Go Wrong?by Phil Kural -- 08/15/2003
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Previously on The Amazing Race, four teams left South Korea and headed for Brisbane, Australia. The Clowns, Jon & Al, didn’t choose the same flight the other teams chose and were stuck in South Korea longer. Dave and Jeff got the Fast Forward and landed themselves in first place. In the end, even with a time penalty given to Reichen & Chip for driving to the pit stop when the clue said to go on foot, the Clowns were eliminated because of their later flight. What will happen this second to last leg of the race?
Who is left in this race, you might ask? Well, let me fill you in on who we have and the order they will leave the pit stop.
Dave & Jeff (the Goats) – Best friends/No sense of direction/Decent guys all-around
Sky shot of Australia’s beautiful sunshine coast. Located on this coast is the 11th pit stop on a race around the world. This is a rest period where teams can get themselves together for 12 hours. Will the Goats ride their momentum of the Fast Forward? Can Kelly & Jon work together? Will Reichen & Chip recover from the time penalty they received in the last leg? The Goats, who were the first to arrive at the pit stop at 10:41 a.m., will depart at 10:41 p.m. Their clue tells them to drive to Australia’s Woolshed in Ferny Hills. Inside the wool at the shed, they will find their next clue. David says it was their plan to use the Fast Forward at the last possible moment, leg 11, and then ride their momentum into the finals. Jeff says that their team doesn’t get as emotional as the other teams. They are there to win.
Its 10:59 and Jon & Kelly are leaving. Kelly says that the race has made their relationship stronger. Jon says he is proud of Kelly and she states that what happens in the race stays there. She also notes that they have been saving money like crazy, which is good because the teams only get a single dollar for this leg of the race. At 11:33 Reichen & Chip are the final team to depart. They briefly talk about they penalty they received and that they are happy to still be there. They both know they will do fine and catch up. Chip says that they both want to be in control, this is proved when both are shown trying to get information from the same person. Both of them want to be the leader and Chip says that it may hurt them as a team.
All the teams are off to the shed and seem a little lost; this isn’t anything new for the Goats. Actually though, the Goats do get there first. The see a sign that says it doesn’t open until 6 a.m., about four and half hours away. Kelly & Jon pull up to the shed and see the Goats. Reichen & Chip get there as well and are happy they caught up to the others so fast. Cut to a morning shot and all the teams waking up. Kelly asks Chip if he’s felling “chipper.” She then tells the camera that she and Jon like to push Reichen & Chip’s buttons because they get frustrated so easily. Chip says Jon likes to distract and nudge them. They are just trying to stay focused.
The gate opens at 6 a.m. and all the teams run in. They all run to the wool barns and begin to search for their clue. Kelly wants gloves because the Goats have them but Jon says to just dig. All three teams are looking and they all say it’s gross and smells pretty bad. Kelly & Jon find the clue first. It tells them to drive to Brisbane airport and get to Wild World Zoo in Cairns. Kelly & Jon are off. Still digging, the Goats restart their pile thinking they missed the clue. Reichen & Chip find theirs. They read the clue and are off as well. With the Goats still digging, we cut to a commercial and when we come back they are still doing so. However, David finds it shortly thereafter. They head off for the airport.
In the airport, Kelly & Jon look for a flight. They find one leaving at 7:45 a.m. Reichen & Chip get to the airport followed closely by the Goats. Jon & Kelly get their tickets and Kelly asks Reichen & Chip why they look so sad as they pass them. Reichen & Chip get the same tickets. The Goats see the ticket booth and also get the same tickets. Jon says he’s a little disappointed they are all on the same flight. Off to Cairns!
Once the plane lands in Cairns, all the teams run to their marked cars. All three teams zip down the road to Wild World. Kelly says she is nervous and that all the other men in the race scare her. The Goats try to pass Kelly & Jon, who are in the lead at this point, and Jon tries to block them in and prevent them from passing. Jon says Chip is getting all pissed off and that he’s an aggressive driver.
All three teams get to Wild World. Kelly sees the flags. Each team parks and runs for the flags. The route info tells them to choose a camera, go to the croc pen and feed Sultan, the croc. One teammate must take a picture of the other teammate feeding the croc with the Kodak Easy-Share Digital Camera. Then, they must find the souvenir shop where they can print out their photo that will have their next clue on the back. On their way to the pen, Jon & Kelly forget the camera. The Goats remember the camera and see Kelly & Jon don’t have theirs. Kelly realizes they don’t have it when they get to the pen and they have to go back. Kelly says they always get too excited. Then they begin to bicker.
Dave is going to feed Sultan and Jeff takes the picture. They finish and head to the souvenir shop. Chip is up next with the feeding. Reichen snaps the photo and they are off just as quickly as well. The Goats find the shop and start to print out their photo. Not far behind are Jon & Kelly. Jon feeds, Kelly snaps. They run off to the shop. Reichen & Chip get to the shop right before Kelly & Jon. Reichen is having problems printing out the photo. The Goats print out their picture and get the next clue. It tells them to make their way to Wangetti beach. Once there, find the route marker box. The Goats run off while Kelly & Jon get their picture. They also head out to the car. Reichen says that Kelly & Jon are always lucky like that. Kelly says it’s another picture for the fridge. Reichen & Chip finally figure out the photo printer, get their picture, and head out.1 2 Next-->
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