Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Father & Son" Michael and Kevin Wu Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 17"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 17" father/son duo Michael and Kevin Wu became the fifth team eliminated from the race. The episode began with the seven remaining teams continuing to race in Saint Petersburg, Russia where their first task was a Detour. The choice of tasks was between learning and performing a Russian folk song on the accordion or getting ten plates to spin for ten seconds straight without falling. Jill and Thomas had trouble with the plate task, switched to the accordion task and then switched back to the plates, causing them to drop to the bottom of the pack. When the task was completed the teams were instructed to a bridge guarded by four creatures with golden wings. The clue explicitly stated not to have a cab driver guide you to the bridge, but Michael and Kevin didn't see that and had a cabbie help them. The teams next clue instructed them to a tower where they would search for their next destination. Again Michael and Kevin misread the clue and took a cab to the tower, as did Chad and Stephanie. The teams next stop was a famous church where they found a clue instructing them to locate the burial site of Peter the Great. When the teams found the site they also found this leg's Roadblock. One team member had to play a bowling-like game called Gorodki and clear three pin formations in just two tries each. Nat and Kat were again the first team to complete all the tasks and made it to the Pit Stop first, earning them $5,000 each. Michael and Kevin came in sixth but were given two 30 minute penalties for breaking the rules. Chad and Stephanie arrived last and were given one 30 minute penalty. The Wu's hour long penalty was enough to seal their fate and they were eliminated from the race.

Here's this week's Elimination Station...

An "Amazing Race 17" boot list has been leaked. To find out which teams make it to the Final 3 read my secret post here!

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