Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Former NFL Cheerleaders" Jamie and Cara Elimininated from "The Amazing Race 18"

On tonight's "Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" former NFL cheerleaders and friends Jamie and Cara became the third team eliminated from the race. The episode began with Kent and Vyxsin finding their misplaced passports and finally checking into the fake Pit Stop. Phil told them they were still in the game and gave them their next clue. Said clue instructed all nine teams to take a train back to Kunming, China and search for a flower market. All the teams got the same train to Kunming, allowing Kent and Vyxsin to catch up to the rest of the pack. When the teams found the flower market they also found this leg's Detour. The choice of tasks was between memorizing the order of fifteen people dressed in traditional outfits and then recreating the order using dolls or hauling three heavy boxes to the roof of a tall building, unpacking the boxes and assembling a solar water heating system. When the task was completed teams were given a photo of their next destination - Chinese Minority Heritage Center - and had to figure out how to get there. Ron & Christina, Zev & Justin and Gary & Mallory went to the wrong location, causing them to fall behind the other teams. When the teams found the correct location they also found the race's first Double U-Turn. Kent and Vyxsin were the first team to use the U-Turn, penalizing Jamie and Cara. Jamie and Cara used the other half of the U-Turn, penalizing the Globetrotters. Both teams had to go back and complete the other Detour task. The rest of the teams were instructed to the Stone Forest, where they faced a Roadblock. One team member had to correctly assemble a twenty foot model of a dinosaur. Because they were far behind, Gary & Mallory decided to use their Express Pass which allowed them to skip the task and head straight for the Pit Stop. However, Jet & Cord were able to complete their model first and beat Gary & Mallory to the Pit Stop, earning them $5,000 each. While the Globetrotters were able to overcome their U-Turn and check in sixth, Jamie and Cara weren't so lucky with theirs. They arrived at the Pit Stop last, eliminating them from the race.