Teams have to find a mystery location in Kuwait with nothing more than a clue on a video cell phone. We recognized it as the Kuwait Towers--and it's obviously not in Chennai. The racers skip out of town, booking redeye flights. As the Barbies snag their ticket, they get excited with the travel agent: "I need a high five right here!" Tyler and James get on an 8 pm flight out of Chennai, and most other teams take an 11 pm flight out on dubiously-named Jet Air. But, wait! Everyone meets up on the connecting flight in Mumbai. It's all even as they fly over the Indian Ocean.
Rob and Kimberly do some good driving and get to the Kuwait Towers first. Before getting into (another!) wall climbing challenge, the teams get a special treat: The first of only two fast forwards. One team will be allowed to confront a simulated oil well fire. Whichever team completes the task gets to head straight to this week's pit stop, bypassing all the other hoops the producers usually lay out for the teams. The Cho Brothers take a risk by letting Dave and Mary handle the badly-needed fast forward. They're also hesitating about climbing the outside of the Kuwait Towers for the Road Block.
Ah yes, the climbing challenge. Which, of course, means Sarah gets climbing duty again. Racers take turns climbing a ladder up the side of one of the towers to grab a satchel of puzzle pieces up top. Down on the ground below, they'll cobble together the puzzle to get their next clue. As Sarah gets up the ladder, Creepy Petey--who's sprawled out on the ground, kicking it--cheers her on with this gem: "The bionic spiderwoman!" Hell of a guy! The racers collect their puzzles and put them together without too much hassle.
On the Fast Forward front, quote machine Mary gets thinking while donning her protective gear: "Maybe Steven Seagal will see me and want me to be on one of his movies!" Hm, well Mary while we can't hook you up with Seagal, we know where you can find another dirty action movies star from the early nineites. At any rate, the backdraft Fast Forward is easy enough--Dave and Mary snag their clue, and head straight to the pit stop, nabbing first place.
The climbing, puzzle making teams are all finally off to souk Al-Gharabally, their next. A local tells Kimberly it's near the Grand Mosque to which she says "I don't know what that is." Too bad Bilal and Sa'eed were eliminated during the first episode! At the Al-Gharabally market, they scramble around looking for a bead shop, teams try to hide their clues from each other. Peter actually tells the Cho Bros that he and Sarah's car is illegally parked! Once teams find the clue, they have the choice of Manual or Automatic: loading camel feed or using a robotic jockey to race a camel. (Robotic camel racing? What's next Jumping the Shark?)
We'll tell you, filling bags with camel grub doesn't exactly make compelling television. As Rob and Kimberly fill their sacks to the top, the Barbies don't fill theirs all the way. They end up having to refill a couple bags, allowing the Cho Bros to make up some time. Teams wrap things up and head to the outskirts of town to find the pit stop.
In the meantime, Peter, Sarah, Tyler and James are all driving around the desert looking for the race track. Lyn and Karlyn are the first to arrive at the camel club. Apparently, camels are really gross animals. The male models eventually find the race track, and robotically jockey a dromedary. Peter and Sarah get tired of driving around, and actually end up back at the Kuwait Towers (Is that a McDonald's cup Sarah's holding?! It is!!). After dark, they finally roll up to the camel feed lot, find their clue and head to the pit stop. Phil has no mercy this week: Peter and Sarah are eliminated from the race.
Best Bit of American Diplomacy:
Tyler talking to James about the petroleum situation in Kuwait: "Gas must be pretty cheap out here."
Thanks to the Cho Brothers letting them do the fast forward, Dave and Mary come in first place, the Al-Sadiq water towers outside Kuwait City. They win a super trip to Negril. (As Phil describes it, his Kiwi accent totally comes out!) Peter and Sarah get to talk about their fractured relationship before heading off the show: turns out she's not into rude guys. Ouch. Creepy Pete drops the understatement of the year to defend himself: "Sarah and I both realize we are good friends."
Coming Next Week:
Lyn and Karlyn tangle with Dustin and Kandice. (This week DuKa started the trash talk, "Things are tough when you have the sistahs, who are being big pigs.") But wait, it gets even better--DuKa also wreck their car. How do you spell "international incident?" B-E-A-U-T-Y-Q-U-E-E-N