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The Amazing Race 10, Episode 10: That’s a Rapby Jenn Brasler -- 11/20/2006
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Previously on Death Cab for Karlyn: Five teams left Madagascar for Helsinki, Finland. Dustin & Kandice and Zoolander were happy that Rob & Kimberly missed the first train. The now-Four Pack alliance raced Rob & Kimberly to the supposed Pit Stop, where James overcame a fear of heights. He and Tyler then learned that they weren’t at a Pit Stop - they were just in the middle of a double leg. There are still five teams left:
Tyler & James (Team Zoolander) - Models/recovering drug addicts/Apparently everyone thinks they’re gay
Dustin & Kandice - Friends/I still want them to win
Rob & Kimberly - Dating/A lot more enjoyable when they get along
Erwin & Godwin (Team ErGo) - Brothers/Dorky, dumb, and sweet all at the same time
Lyn & Karlyn (Team Dublyn) - Friends/I don’t want to talk about it
Instead of Phil greeting us from Helsinki, we get to see Zoolander getting their “keep racing” clue again. They get a little history lesson about Chernobyl, then the instruction to fly to the capital of the country where Chernobyl is located. That happens to be Kiev, Ukraine, which at the time was part of the Soviet Union. The teams will get their next clues on Russian-made cars in the Kiev airport. Again with the old cars. “Freaking Chernobyl,” James complains. He’s not the first. He and Tyler hope they don’t grow extra eyes.
Of course, the remaining teams still have to walk down the building, and Kandice is first. Zoolander head to the airport, not looking forward to an entire other leg. The Four Pack and Rob & Kimberly get their clue and head to the roof. Kandice finishes and Dustin prepares to head down, interviewing that she’s never done anything that compares to what she’s about to do. Kandice gives her encouragement as Dublyn become the first team to find the elevator to the roof. Rob & Kimberly and ErGo are right on their tail, but ErGo have to wait for another elevator. Dustin & Kandice get the next clue and think that Chernobyl is where an atomic bomb went off. Would that be the one the Portuguese dropped on Sag Harbor? Dustin interviews that they need to break away from Zoolander or they’ll get outraced.
Karlyn heads down the building, and after a quick prayer, Kimberly follows. Godwin is next but is terrified. He eventually tells Erwin that he needs to go first. Kimberly gets through it while Lyn prays as well. Erwin also isn’t sure he can do the task; he hopes Godwin gets some encouragement from him because Erwin is more afraid of heights.
Zoolander get to the airport but Kandice & Dustin aren’t too far behind. Erwin goes down the building while Karlyn wonders where Lyn is. Erwin hits his head on the side of the building, scraping his helmet for a few feet. At the bottom, he asks a guy if he’s ever seen someone come down on his head before. Lyn finally starts the trek as Rob and Godwin get ready.
Lyn is the first of the three to finish, and though she wonders about ErGo, Karlyn tells her not to worry about them. They interview that even though they still have an alliance, they need to run for it. Thank you! I still don’t like you guys, but thank you!
Rob makes his way down but Godwin is still at the top, crossing himself. Rob & Kimberly get their clue and hope that there will be an equalizer. In the car, Rob says that Chernobyl is in Russia (ooh, close) and Kimberly says that she’s geographically challenged. At least she knows.
Godwin continues and finally makes it to the ground, where he cries as he opens the next clue. He also reveals that the teams get an additional $65 for this leg. ErGo wonder where Dublyn are, but I’m not sure they should be so surprised to be left behind.
It’s after 9 p.m. when Zoolander get to the airport, but they find a ticket agent who lets them know that Chernobyl is in Kiev. Unfortunately, the earliest flight they can get there leaves at 8:25 the next morning. Dustin & Kandice arrive as Tyler complains that after working so hard, they’re not going to get any benefits. Kandice & Dustin learn about the morning flight, which goes through Vienna and arrives at 1:35 p.m. They get tickets.
Rob & Kimberly arrive a little while later but the ticket counter is closed. They at least learn that they need to go to Kiev. The 8:25 flight is all booked, but the next flight leaves at 9:25 a.m., goes through Warsaw, and arrives at… 1:35 p.m. They just can’t buy tickets until 6:00 the next morning.
ErGo are the next to arrive and learn that they can’t get tickets yet. Dublyn arrive after them and ErGo fill them in. Everyone spends the night at the airport, and in the morning the Four Pack and Rob & Kimberly get seats on the second flight. Word quickly spreads that all five teams will be arriving in Kiev at the same time. Dustin & Kandice remind themselves that there could be a delay, and indeed, there is - the second flight is delayed half an hour in Warsaw.
The first flight arrives in Kiev on time and Zoolander and Kandice & Dustin head out to the parking lot together. One of the blonds is actually excited about the old cars, as they remind her of her first car, a ’64 Falcon. The teams open their clues, which tell them to drive to a place written in Cyrillic letters. It’s the Oster Tank School, used for military training.
Kandice & Dustin find a cab driver to follow, and as they seem to have learned from watching other seasons, they assure the guy that they’ll pay him when they arrive. Zoolander ask to follow them, offering to split the cost. That’s possibly the smartest thing anyone has done this season. Dustin notes that they’ve gone from a Mercedes to an old Russian car. Zoolander just don’t want to lose the blonds. They’re looking forward to coming in first again. Dustin admits that the only thing she knows about Ukraine is the “Ukrainian Bell Carol,” aka “Carol of the Bells,” which she and Kandice start singing.
The other three teams land and Rob & Kimberly get their clue first. They get a driver to follow as well and hope to catch up to Zoolander and Dustin & Kandice. The Four Pack get their clues and ask for directions. Karlyn notes that she and Lyn don’t have a map, but ErGo do. Plus, there’s a language barrier. ErGo quickly run into that barrier and are unable to decipher street signs and their map. The Four Pack has to make a stop so ErGo can try to get a cab driver to follow. Godwin decides this is a waste of time, but Erwin thinks it’s better than driving around aimlessly. Dublyn just sit in the car and complain. So… why don’t they just do something by themselves?1 2 3 Next-->
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