A Dose of Reality: The Amazing Race 10 - Episode 06
by Sheila Franklin
Published: October 23, 2006
When we last left The Amazing Race, Kentucky (Dave and Mary) had
been in last place, so they have to come in first this week to remain in the
competition. This is quite a long shot, for although Dave and Mary are very kewl
people, they are not the most adept and clever of the teams. We wish them well,
just the same.
Because The Sleaze (Peter) and Sarah were the first to arrive at the pit stop,
they are the first to leave at 12:54 p.m. They are followed by the Barbies (Dustin
and Kandice), The Snobs (Rob and Kim), the Cho brothers (Erwin and Godwin),
‘Bama (Lyn and Carlyn), Rehab (Ty and James), and Kentucky.
The teams must now go to Kuwait City and find a mystery location with only a
picture as a clue. That’s a pretty tall clue. I love the way the Barbies talk to the
video of Phil. I guess it took them a minute to realize that it wasn’t a human. And
I despise that the Sleaze uses Sarah’s leg as a medical emergency to get
quicker tickets. Now I am convinced that he is the one with the disability. Karma
will surely catch up to him.
They must book reservations at a travel agency, fly the 2400 miles to Kuwait,
grab an SUV, and head out on the highway, or byway, or whatever they drive on
in Kuwait. Dustin tries to “high-5” the man behind the desk. I don’t think they do
that in Chennai. While the Cho’s, ‘Bama, and Kentucky, get trapped in traffic,
Rehab finds a travel agency rather quickly.
The Producers’ Equalizer
All the teams are on the same flight and will be going From Mumbai to Kuwait
City through Bombay, arriving at 7:50 in the morning. The Cho’s find a guide to
take them to the Kuwait Towers, but I think they probably could have spotted
them without the additional aid. Of course, the Barbies got directions from the
Back to the Race
When they arrive they go upstairs and pick a number. The Snobs and Rehab are
numbers 1 and 2 respectively. More high-fiving. The Sleaze cuts in front of the
Barbies, and finally the Triad (the Cho’s, Kentucky, and ‘Bama) arrive.
This roadblock stipulates that they need someone “strong in mind and body” to
climb the tower and grab a satchel that contains puzzle pieces. They then go
back down and use those and other pieces to complete it, and discover the name of a
street that will take them to a bead shop. Kim knows she is the strong one and
keeps reminding herself to “stay calm.” Lyn, Ty, and Kandice also volunteer.
Once again the Sleaze gets Sarah to do the dirty work. She is incredible. Maybe
she is thinking how she will destroy her teammate while she is going up. Tyler
climbs effortlessly. Erwin, who is acrophobic, climbs and has managed to
overcome his fear. Between this and helping Kentucky, The Cho’s have earned
my vote again for my faves of the race.
The first team that finds and completes it can skip directly to the Pit Stop.
Teams must drive 18 miles to a simulated oil field fire and “confront” it behind a
flame-retardant shield. They then drive to the next pit stop, a water tower. The Cho
Bros. fake out the Barbies to grab it and give it to Kentucky.
Back to the Race
After the teams complete the puzzle, they ask the guy that let them in to write
down the name of the Market Souk on Street Al-Gharally in English. The next
clue awaits them in the marked shop.
Clever ‘Bama tries to get the ones that helped them not to help the Barbies, but
they retaliate by convincing one guy to come with them. The Cho’s grab a cop to
get them there, complete with siren! Sleaze gets lost, and blames it on Sarah
being navigationally challenged. Rehab is the first to hit the bead shop. When
the Cho’s get there, the Sleaze lies and to them and tells them that their car is
illegally parked. The Barbies and ‘Bama are figuratively and literally clueless for a
lengthy period of time, or maybe they were just edited that way.
The teams must choose between “Manual” or “Automatic”. In “Manual”, they
must fill 10 bags of camel feed and stack them on pallets. In “Automatic”, robotic
jockeys riding on camels must be directed by walkie-talkies to the end of a track.
How cruel is this? Both ‘Bama and Rehab choose the latter and the Sleaze
disgustingly quips, “I got a robotic babe so I’m gonna get a robotic jockey.”
Everyone gets lost at first but the Sleaze and Sarah manage to get utterly
misplaced, so they finally give up and fill feedbags.As per usual, the Snobs are bitching at each other and manage to spill one of
their bags of camel chow and the Barbies have to refill most of theirs. The Cho’s,
catching up from last place, head to the pit stop.
The Pit Stop
The teams must drive 11 miles to the Al-Sadig Water Towers. Kentucky is first,
so there is no penalty and they stay in the race, thanks to the Cho Bros. They
also get a trip to a Jamaican resort. Next come the Barbies, Rob and Kim,
‘Bama, The Cho’s, Rehab, and the Sleaze is Philiminated. Good. Nasty men should never
prosper. Sara gets in the last word, and realizes that Peter is indeed sleazy. It’s
Next week, ‘Bama and the Barbies get in a fight. Also, Dustin and Kandice can
only say “Oh shoot” when they get in an accident. Spoken like tried and true
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