Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Mother/Son" Margie and Luke Eliminated from "Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business"

On tonight's "Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" mother/son duo Margie and Luke became the fourth team eliminated from the race. The episode began with the eight remaining teams leaving the Pit Stop and driving to a local Chinese tea shop where they tasted a papaya mango tea. Unbeknownst to them, the tea would play a role in their next Roadblock. After the tea tasting, all the teams got on the same flight from Kunming to Kolkata, India. When they landed the teams made their way to the town hall where the Roadblock awaited. One team member had to search amongst hundreds of tea cups for one that had the same papaya mango flavor they tasted in China. Flight Time and Luke had the most trouble finding the correct tea, causing them to fall behind. When the task was completed, teams were given a bottle and had to figure out that their next clue was printed on the inside of the lid. That clue instructed them to a nearby tea stall where they found this leg's Detour. The choice of tasks was between painting and dressing a statue of the Hindu god Ganesha or transporting eight bundles of children's books via a rickshaw to a school across town. Gary and Mallory were the first team to complete all the tasks and made it to the Pit Stop first, earning them $20,000 and an Indian dinner for two. Margie and Luke couldn't overcome their trouble at the Roadblock and arrived at the Pit Stop last, eliminating them from the race.