Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Twin Brothers" Elliot and Andrew Weber Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 20"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 20" twin brothers Elliot and Andrew Weber became the third team eliminated from the race. The episode began with the nine remaining teams flying from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Asunci├│n, Paraguay. The first four teams booked a flight that departed at 8:45am, while the other five teams had to take a later flight that left at 10:40am. When the teams landed, they made their way to the Metal├║rgica Punta de Rieles, where they had to search amongst the metal equipment for a clue. Once they found one, they were faced with a Detour. The choice of tasks was between traveling to a nearby fruit market and building a 10 by 10 pyramid of watermelons or going to a local university and correctly stringing a harp. Many of the teams had trouble with the watermelon task and switched to the harp one. Rachel and Dave got nervous that the teams from the second flight were catching up, so they used their Express Pass. That allowed them to skip the Detour and move on to the next task. That task was the Roadblock, where one team member had to perform a choreographed routine while balancing an empty bottle on their heads. If they broke all of their provided bottles they would be given a 2-hour penalty. Art and J.J. smoked all the other teams and arrived at the Pit Stop first, earning them a trip for two to the Bahamas. On the other hand, Dave dropped all his bottles during the Roadblock and he and Rachel incurred the 2 hour penalty. In the end, that dropped them from second to sixth place. Vanessa and Ralph struggled with the watermelon task, while Elliot and Andrew had trouble with the harp task. The two teams happened to meet up at the Roadblock, where Ralph edged past Andrew, giving him and Vanessa a glimmer of hope. The brothers ended up arriving at the Pit Stop last and were eliminated from the race. Now only eight teams remain!