Meredith & Gretchen, Eliminated

In this episode, teams made their way from Istanbul, Turkey to London, England. Uchenna & Joyce started in first place at 10:53PM, an hour ahead of the Chirpy Old Farts, an hour and a half ahead of Rob & Amber, and two hours ahead of Ron & Kelly. Ron & Kelly begged for some cash and got enough for a taxi for the first clue and to get to the airport. Uchenna & Joyce and the Chirpy Old Farts opted for a direct flight to London at 8:30AM that would arrive at 10:30AM. Rob & Amber and Ron & Kelly tried to get to London through Frankfurt, Germany, even though the connecting flight to London was sold out. If this worked, they would arrive in London at 9:00AM, a full hour and a half ahead of the other teams.

At Frankfurt Airport, it turned into a footrace to the ticket counter to try and get on standby and purchase a ticket on the connecting flight. Ultimately it didn?t matter since both teams got on the flight. Rob & Amber and Ron & Kelly were now in the lead. Rob & Amber got on the train to London first and almost immediately got a local to escort them around town?again!!!

Rob & Amber and Ron & Kelly did the Brains Detour task quickly, but Rob & Amber got to the Yield first and yielded Ron & Kelly. The Roadblock proved to be very difficult, but Rob was able to complete it on his fourth attempt, before Ron & Kelly even got to the Roadblock. Other teams weren?t quite so lucky. Nerves were rattled and drivers screamed, but they all finished it. Some on their seventh attempt!

Well, it was bound to happen eventually?the Chirpy Old Farts were eliminated. They were close, but they couldn?t hang with Uchenna & Joyce at the Brawn Detour. They left the Detour in last place and trailed all the way to the Pitstop. Adios mofos! Now we?re ready for the real race?the final two legs in the last double-episode. Be sure to catch the Amazing Race finale next week!

Episode Log
Roadblock: Who?s got the drive to win? One team member drives a double-decker bus through a marked course and parks the bus in a designated space to get the next clue.
Detour: Brains or Brawn. In Brains, teams need to go to the underground and solve three riddles to get their next clue. In Brawn, teams need to transport five 160 pound boats four hundred yards.
Other Tasks: None.
Yield: Yes, Ron & Kelly yielded by Rob & Amber.
Fast Forward: None.
Pitstop: London, England.

Funniest Moment: Kelly losing her cool at the Roadblock.
Smartest Play: Rob & Amber and Ron & Kelly getting on the earlier flights to London.
Dumbest Play: Meredith & Gretchen taking a cab to the Roadblock, wasting even more time.
Balls of the Week: None.

Prediction of Next Team Eliminated: Ron & Kelly, a breakdown is coming.
Pick to Win: Rob & Amber (Currently 1st)

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