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The Amazing Race 9, Episode 10: My Name is Ericby Jenn Brasler -- 05/04/2006
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Previously on IOU One Minute Where I Don’t Talk About Girls: Five teams left Oman for Perth, some with money and some without. Mojo refused to give Tyler & BJ money after a Yield threat. No one thought the hippies would make the flight to Australia, but they did. Mojo fell apart at the seams while riding tandem bikes. Frankenberry worked well together but fell too far behind to recover. Yolanda & Ray got along better but came in just before Frankenberry, who were eliminated. There are just four teams left:
Eric & Jeremy - Friends/Oh, just give ‘em the million already
Monica & Joseph (Mojo) - Dating/Shut up, Monica
BJ & Tyler - Friends/Sentimental favorites/Begging for money was no challenge to them
Ray & Yolanda - Dating/Sentimental favorites/Funnier than they let on
Yay for Perth! It’s so pretty. Will the hippies and Mojo keep up their rivalry? Will Yolanda & Ray finally fight their way to the top? (And hopefully not fight with each other?) Eric & Jeremy are the first team to leave at 11:47 p.m. They’re told to go to the Swan Bell Tower 15 miles away. The guys think that Mojo and the hippies are fighting, which makes things easier for the frats. Their goal is to make it to the final three. Mojo leave, talking about the rivalries among teams. Monica doesn’t think it would be this cutthroat outside of the race. The frats and Mojo get taxis.
Tyler & BJ are happy to have money again. Tyler says that they told Mojo they would Yield them if they didn’t give them money. Mojo think they’re deceitful, but Tyler says they’re just racing. As has been reported by other RNO writers, Mojo heard about the Yield threat through other people, so it’s not like BJ & Tyler said, “Give us money or else.” I think the whole situation has been blown out of proportion. Anyway, no one is happy to see the hippies while they’re waiting for the cabs. Mojo and the frats take off in the taxis while BJ & Tyler get a guy to loan him his phone. They explain that “T-TOW” means “circle of the universe” and is their power word.
Ray & Yolanda leave as Yolanda says they’re learning and growing; this is the longest they’ve ever been together, and it takes time to understand the little things about each other. They get a cab as well. Mojo get to the bells first, but the tower doesn’t open until 8 a.m. They look for a cheap place to stay and a guy offers to let Monica stay with him. Monica laughs as the guy tells Joseph he’s joking. Well, he wasn’t, really, but he decided to say he was after he saw Joseph. Heh. Jeremy & Eric arrive and decide to just hang out at the tower.
BJ & Tyler arrive next, followed by Yolanda & Ray. It looks like they’re all staying. Eric notes that Yolanda & Ray are hanging out by themselves, as usual. I don’t blame them. Eric says Ray is on a short leash, but Joseph says his leash is pretty short, too. Monica seems offended. “I don’t let Jeremy out of the house,” Eric says. Shut up, Eric. The hippies note that Eric has been flirting with Monica and wonder if they can get Joseph riled up and use the friction between the teams to their advantage. Eric says he wants Monica to talk dirty to him. Shut up, shut up, a million times shut up.
At 7:30, Ray & Yolanda call for a taxi to be there at 8:00. Tyler & BJ and Eric & Jeremy decide to do the same. Jeremy uses a fake name. Eric then calls pretending to be Tyler and Ray and cancels their taxis. The frats laugh that the others should have used fake names. Well, they probably didn’t expect anyone to cancel their taxis. I think that’s really dirty of them, and there’s no reason for him to go after Ray & Yolanda. I personally wouldn’t want to get ahead by screwing over other teams rather than just racing well.
At 8:00 everyone heads for the top of the tower. The hippies are first to a clue that sends everyone to Darwin, Australia. There, they’ll drive to a crocodile farm and wade into a pool of crocs to get the next clue. Tyler & BJ try to grab Mojo’s taxi, one of them telling the driver that he’s Joseph. Joseph catches them and kicks them out. BJ asks Tyler why he got out and Tyler says it’s not worth a million dollars to tick someone off. See? Earn it yourself. Ray & Yolanda go back to call another cab. Eric & Jeremy’s cab never showed, possibly because they accidentally canceled their own cab. Ha! That’s called karma. Just ask Earl Hickey. [Associate Editor's Note: Oh, so you're a fan of Carson Daly too?]
Ray isn’t happy about the guys canceling his cab, and he’s pretty sure Mojo are responsible, since they’re the only team currently in a cab. Tyler & BJ seem to think that they should have just offended Joseph anyway. “It’s a whole new game now,” Ray notes. More taxis arrive and the hippies and Ray & Yolanda get them. Jeremy & Eric are out of luck. Eric notes that karma is not being nice to them. What’d I say?
Someone tells the frats to go to a hotel to get a cab. They do. At least they’re last. Eric laughs over the fact that only Mojo have a cab. Mojo note that BJ & Tyler tried to steal their cab. Tyler says that if Joseph called to cancel their cab, they’ll yield Mojo. Ray says that they’ll throw Mojo to the crocodiles, though one might choke on Monica because it would be like eating a Barbie doll. Yolanda says that black people wouldn’t be dumb enough to get into a pool of crocodiles. She pauses, then realizes that that’s just what they’re about to do. Of course, it’s for a million dollars, so I’m sure they’ll let it go.1 2 3 Next-->
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