‘The Amazing Race’ recap: ‘Bucket List Type Stuff’ ends with shocking elimination

This third episode of season 29 of “The Amazing Race” begins in São Paulo, Brazil with the nine remaining teams hightailing it to the airport. They all end up on the same flight to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Once there, they travel by taxi to the Anskari Monument and scour newspapers for their next clue: to take a ferry to Zanzibar, where a double-blind U-Turn awaits.

The oldest team on the race, Joey and Tara, decide to U-Turn Seth and Olive who had finished in first on the first leg. Vanck and Ashton opt to U-Turn Matt and Redmond who had reneged on a deal that the two teams had in the second leg.

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Both of the U-Turned teams must do both tasks at the Detour:

Build It: Construct two desks and deliver them to a school;

Weave It: Make two baskets out of palm fronds.

Liz and Mike, who finished first on the second leg, cut right through the woodworking task and are the first team to receive the clue sending them to the Roadblock at Daranji market, where one of them will have to buy a long list of food. Seth and Olive are done next but must head over to the grove to try their hands at weaving. There they see that Matt and Redmond are making quick work of the weaving.

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London and Logan had thought that Weave It would be a cinch for them as London is an ace at crocheting but she soon realizes that fronds are a lot harder to handle than yarn. They switch to Build It and have soon knocked out two desks as have Tara and Joey.

Shamir and Sara struggle with each other and the desks while the fun-loving Becca and Floyd whistle while they work. Brooke and Scott as well as Vanck and Ashton also click along and are soon on their way to the Roadblock. Shamir and Sara finally finish just ahead of Seth and Olive.

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At the market, Mike and Joey finish their shopping sprees within minutes of each other but it is the former, along with his teammate Liz, that makes it to the Pitstop, Emerson on Hurumzi, first. They win a trip for two to Amsterdam.

Vanck and Ashton barely finish ahead of Matt and Redmond, the team that they had U-Turned, making for a tense moment on the mat. Unexpectedly, Becca and Floyd, who were fifth to the Pitstop, had to go in search of his passport, which he had left behind in a taxi. While they were gone, London and Logan, Brooke and Scott and Shamir and Sara all checked in. They made it back just ahead of Seth and Olive, who had raced there on foot as they had run out of money at the market.

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