From Siem Reap, Cambodia, teams must travel more than 2,000 miles to New Delhi, India. Once there, they will take taxis to Moon Light Motors to receive the next clue. At the end of the last leg, Terence and Sarah were penalized thirty minutes for receiving a speeding ticket. What seemed like a major challenge turned out to be nothing at all: All the teams piled up at the Tourex travel agency booking their flights to Delhi. Dallas took some time out to flirt with Starr, while calling his mom the worst wingman ever.
All teams end up on the same flight to Delhi. After clearing the airport, teams scramble for taxis. Traffic is brutal; the streets are congested with cars, motorbikes and, of course, cows, which are considered sacred. Half of the challenge is just getting to the destination. It seems most of the taxi drivers don't know where it is, causing frustration and anger.
Once teams actually make it to Moon Light Motors, they are confronted with this leg's Roadblock: Go Green. In this Roadblock, a team member must mask and paint a rickshaw with green paint to signify that it uses natural gas. Starr gets right down to business, with the frat boys not far behind. Toni takes on the challenge while being coached by Dallas, who conveniently keeps one eyeball on Starr. Terence and Sarah and Ken and Tina have a hard time finding the place, but eventually get there. Terence screeches at Sarah during the entire Roadblock, while Tina browbeats Ken at every turn. Maybe they should swap spouses! We think Terence and Tina would make a great couple, and Ken and Sarah might have an actual chance at happiness--but that's another show entirely.
Once teams have completed the task, they set off for the Ambassador Hotel. Once there, they must search the gardens for a hotel doorman, who will hand them their next clue, which reveals the Detour. In Launder Money, teams must make a traditional Indian wedding necklace utilizing ten rupee notes that add up to exactly 780 rupees. Then, they must work their way through a huge wedding reception and give the necklace to the groom. In Launder Clothes, teams must press twenty pieces of clothing using a coal powered iron. When finished, the clothes must be inspected and approved in order to receive the next clue.
Nick and Starr head over to Launder Clothes. Since they are prepared with gloves, they can handle the hot iron easily. Other teams like Andrew and Dan and Kelly and Christy aren't so lucky and have to improvise with other pieces of clothing. Terence and Sarah and Ken and Tina choose Launder Money, and set out in search of perfect change. The challenge begins to look like a complete boondoggle when no one can give them any change. Finally, the lettuce starts to flow, and everybody's back in the game. Both couples fight their way through a rowdy wedding reception and find their grooms.
Back over at the laundry challenge, Dan and Andrew are fighting their way through the pile of clothes. Both admit that there is no ironing going on back at the frat house. Things get tense when wind blows a stack of their ironed clothes on the ground, but the pair soldiers on without blowing any gaskets.
This week, it's Baha'i House. Built in the 1930s, this house is the national headquarters for the Baha'i faith. Phil is accompanied by a lovely lady in traditional dress and wearing a flaming hat made of Sterno. Nick and Starr take the first place finish and each win an electric car. We noticed that Starr showed up on the mat wearing a bandanna exactly the way Dallas wears his bandannas Coincidence? We think not. Kelly and Christy take second place--uncomfortably close to arch rivals Nick and Starr, and Toni and Dallas take third.
Ken and Tina arrive last but luck out and are not eliminated. Of course, this means they will encounter a Speed Bump in the next leg, which is an extra task that only they will have to complete. Ken is super choked-up at the finish, and it doesn't seem like they are having any fun. You know who else is crying? Us! Break up and move on already.
Looks like a big hot mess! Both Kelly and Tina get some sort of paint thrown, sprayed and dumped all over them, pushing both of them to the brink. Will Nick and Starr keep their lead, or will Kelly and Christy finally get ahead? Can Ken and Tina recover from their last place finish and complete the Speed Bump in time, or are their racing days as numbered as their marriage? Also, will somebody please just snap, already?! We're in the mood for a major meltdown. Maybe next week?
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