Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Twin Sisters" Liz and Marie Canavan Avoid Elimination on "The Amazing Race 19"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 19" twin sisters Liz and Marie Canavan avoided elimination despite arriving last on this leg's Pit Stop. The episode began with the eight remaining teams flying from Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Phuket, Thailand. Andy & Tommy and Laurence & Zac, who were an hour ahead of the other six teams, decided to fly to Jakarta and wait to book a connecting flight to Phuket until they landed. The other teams didn't take any chances and booked their entire flights right away. When Andy & Tommy and Laurence & Zac landed in Jakarta, they discovered that the only direct flight to Phuket was fully booked. They were forced to take a flight with a stop in Bangkok that arrived 50 minutes after the other teams. However, they were able to catch up since all the teams had to spend the night at the Nonthasak Marine because it didn't open until 8am. The next morning, the teams rode speedboats to a nearby beach where a Detour awaited them. The choice of tasks was between building a coral nursery, transporting it via kayak to the ocean floor and placing coral pieces into the nursery or setting up 20 beach chairs and 10 umbrellas so that they exactly matched ones already on the beach. A few teams had trouble with the coral task and decided to switch to the beach task. Next up, the teams were given a compass and a medallion and were instructed to travel north for 13 minutes until they reached the island shown on their medallion: Soap Island. There they found a Roadblock, which made one team member climb the island's sheer rock wall until they reached a bird's nest. For the third week in a row, Andy & Tommy were the first team to complete all the tasks and make it to the Pit Stop first, earning them $5,000 each. Liz & Marie arrived last, but were spared from elimination and given a Speed Bump task for the next leg.