Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Grandparents" Bill and Cathi Alden Lag Behind on Continuing Leg of "The Amazing Race 19"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 19" grandparents Bill and Cathi Alden stumbled on the final challenge and seemed to fall behind the other teams, however what they don't know is that the leg isn't over and the teams are still racing. The episode began with the five remaining teams being instructed to find the statue of Hans Christian Anderson somewhere in Copenhagen. When they found it, they also found a Roadblock, which required one team member to memorize a poem on the base of the statue and then use a map on a bicycle's wheel to ride themselves to a nearby theater where they would have to recite the poem verbatim in a dramatic reading. When the task was completed, teams were told to drive to Legoland Billund where they had to put together a Lego puzzle while sitting in a spinning teacup type ride. The completed puzzle revealed their next destination: Hamburg train station, where they were instructed to take a train to Brussels, Belgium. All teams got on the same train to Brussels, which made a stop halfway through in Cologne. Ernie and Cindy, however, mistakenly lost their tickets from Cologne to Brussels which made them worried that they would fall way behind the other teams. In the end, though, the train conductor never asked for their tickets and they arrived in Brussels with the rest of the teams. Their first stop in Brussels was the European Parliament building, where teams were given a clue that instructed them to go the Concert Noble and take part in a bodybuilding competition. Once there, teams had to put on bikinis, cover themselves in tanning oil, and learn a bodybuilding pose routine. They then had to perform the routine for a set of judges and receive a score of 12 or better in order to complete the task. Marcus and Amani were the first team to earn 12 points and made it to the Pit Stop first, earning them a trip for two to Panama. Phil then told them that the leg wasn't over and gave them their next clue. The episode ended with Bill and Cathi & Andy and Tommy battling it out for last place.