Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Cowboys" Jet & Cord McCoy Fall Behind on "Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" Premiere

On tonight's season premiere of "Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business" the eleven returning teams began their second race around the world and cowboys Jet and Cord McCoy fell behind the others teams. The episode began in Palm Springs, California with Phil informing the teams that the couple who arrived first on this leg would be awarded the Express Pass, which will allow them to skip any one task of their choice anywhere on the race. He also told them that before he gave them their first clue they had to search among hundreds of paper airplanes for one that matched the clue Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services. The first eight teams to deliver the correct airplane to Phil would be on a flight 90 minutes ahead of the other three teams. The last team to find the correct airplane would also be penalized by having to perform a U-Turn sometime during the leg. Kisha & Jen, Gary & Mallory and Amanda & Kris were the bottom three teams, with Amanda & Kris the unlucky recipients of the U-Turn. All three team's luck improved though, when a medical emergency on the other plane let them catch up and they arrived in Sydney, Australia before the eight other teams. When they landed the teams took a ferry to Manly Wharf where their first Roadblock awaited. One team member had to scuba dive in a shark tank and search for a compass that would allow them to decode a secret message. When they figured out the correct message and told it to a sailor, he gave them their next clue. That clue instructed them to Manly Skiff Sailing Club where they had to join a sailing crew and ride a 16 foot Skiff through a race course to a series of buoys that had their final clue. Gary and Mallory were the first team to complete those tasks and made it to the Pit Stop first, earning them the coveted Express Pass. However, they were told that the race was still on and were given another clue. The episode ended with all the teams being told to continue on the race except Jet and Cord who got stuck on deciphering the message and fell way behind.

To find out whether Jet and Cord come back from last place or whether they're one of the first three teams eliminated check out my secret boot list here!

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