Teri & Ian Eliminated

In this episode, teams made their way from Mozambique to Tanzania. Getting to Tanzania however was no easy task. There was one direct flight from Mozambique to Tanzania that was full so all of the teams except Charla & Mirna decided to get on standby for that flight. Charla & Mirna went to Johannesburg to get a connecting flight to Tanzania. When the other teams failed to get on standby, Charla & Mirna looked like geniuses for heading to Johannesburg.

All of the teams now had to make their way to Tanzania through Johannesburg, but connecting flights were all running at near capacity. Teams were on standby lists on these flights, but only a few teams got on the connecting flights. Charla & Mirna, Uchenna & Joyce, the Beauty Queens, and Oswald & Danny all made it to Tanzania the first day.

The remaining three teams, Eric & Danielle, Team Guido, and Teri & Ian, had to wait an additional day at Johannesburg airport, a full 24-hours behind Charla & Mirna. Conspiracy theorists, like me, will say that the “weather” delay for the boat to Zanzibar was complete bullshit made up by the producers to allow the last place teams to catch up. Oddly enough, the weather was nice and sunny when Charla & Mirna were told that the first boat would depart at 5:30AM the next morning.

Of the trailing teams, only Eric & Danielle, which suffered the embarrassment of being pulled of a plane the day before were the only team to get on a standby flight to Tanzania the next morning. Damn, who knew that Tanzania was such a hot destination? Tickets were sold out on every flight! I guess that Maputo to Dar es Salaam is the New York to Boston flight of Africa. Get your tickets early folks! Then there were two: Teri & Ian and Team Guido were now tied for last place and would not get on a flight for a full three hours behind Eric & Danielle.

At the end, it was Teri & Ian that were outwitted by Team Guido at the Detour. Team Guido finished their puzzle well ahead of them to secure their sixth place finish. Teri & Ian were sent home.

Here are the highlights from this episode:

  • Charla & Mirna were wearing matching shirts at the beginning of the leg that read “too hot to handle” across the front. Puh-leeze bitches, you are about as hot as ice!
  • “Andre, where’s Andre?” asked Oswald while clearly making a reference to Tim Gunn infatuation with one of his designers in the last season of Project Runway.
  • “Son of a bitch!” said Team Guido, in a really bitchy way, when they realized that Eric & Danielle were being allowed on the plane and they weren’t. It didn’t even matter, because Eric & Danielle would be kicked off the plane.
  • Eric & Danielle were allowed on a plane by mistake and then kicked off the plane once the ticket agents realized their mistake. It was embarrassing and frustrating for Danielle which started crying. Adding insult to injury, the next available flight was the following morning.
  • Charla was spewing chunks over the side of the boat all the way to Zanzibar. She’s not “too hot to barf.”
  • “You never know my life, but God know my life” was written on one of the carts at the lumber yard where the Beauty Queens performed the Detour. Creepy.
  • The previews for next week’s episode showed Charla in knight’s armor falling flat on her face while trying to guide a horse somewhere. It was so funny I almost peed my pants!
  • Episode Stats

    Detour: Solve It or Schlep It. In Solve It, teams solve an art puzzle to get their next clue. In Schlep It, teams move two 50-pound logs using a had cart one mile to get their next clue.

    Roadblock: Who’s on target? One team member must use a Masai weapon to hit a target 65 feet away to get their next clue.

    Yield: None.

    Fast Forward: None.

    Pit Stop: Old Fort, Stonetown, Zanzibar.

    Smartest Play: Charla & Mirna getting on the first flight to Johannesburg.

    Dumbest Play: Danny & Oswald stopping for fruit and giving up first place to Charla & Mirna.

    Balls of the Week: Charla & Mirna getting on the first flight to Johannesburg.

    Funniest Moment: Team Guido saying “Son of a bitch!” at the airport when they missed the flight to Tanzania.

    Pick to Win: The Beauty Queens (Currently in 4th Place)

    Next to Be Eliminated: Charla & Mirna.

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