The landmark 30th season of “The Amazing Race” continued airing on CBS Wednesday night with a special two-hour episode. So far only two teams have been eliminated from the race: Instagram models Dessie Mitcheson and Kayla Fitzgerald and yoga instructors Sarah Williams and April Gould. The combined fourth and fifth episodes aired Wednesday, January 24 and began in Tangier, Morocco, where the remaining teams then traveled to Marseille, Provence, France. Who (if anyone) did Phil Keoghan eliminate in ninth place?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Amazing Race” recap of Season 30, Episodes 4 & 5, titled “Gotta Put Your Sole Into it,” to find out what happened Wednesday night. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite and least favorite teams and who you think can go the distance to win the million dollar prize. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.
7:59 p.m. – “Previously, on ‘The Amazing Race’!” In last week’s third episode retired NBA players Cedric Ceballos and Shawn Marion arrived last at the mat, but they were saved as it was a non-elimination leg. Besides Cedric and Shawn, other teams still in the race are: “Big Brother” lovebirds Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf, Indy car drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly, lifeguards Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin, classical musicians Trevor Wadleigh and Chris Marchant, X-Games athletes Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak, competitive eaters Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus, dating debators Henry Zhang and Evan Lynyak, and firefighting twins Eric Guiffreda and Daniel Guiffreda.
8:15 p.m. – Henry and Evan were the first team to finish the last leg of the race and the Yale alum will be the first to depart for their next destination, Saint-Tropez, France! As soon as the plane landed, all the teams were basically even as they hopped in their rented vehicles and navigated their way to the Road Block. Kristi and Jen were the first to arrive, learning that the challenge included steering a small, wind-powered dingy through rough waters while simultaneously collecting clues off floating buoys. The Indy car drivers and Team Big Brother were close behind while other teams struggled to find the location.
8:25 p.m. – Kristi was the first to complete the task for Team Extreme and they headed off to the Detour. There, teams had to choose between learning the art of making sandals or baking perfect baguettes. Meanwhile, Team Ocean Rescue and The Firefighters are completely disoriented and have yet to even find the Road Block. Team Slam Dunk finally arrived and had to complete their Speed Bump, moving and stacking up 15 small sailboats. Easy work for the two strong competitors.
8:35 p.m. – Back at the Detour, Team Extreme opted to make sandals while Team Big Brother and the Indy car drivers chose to roll baguettes. Whichever proves to be the easier task could determine the winners of this leg of the race. Over at the Detour, Cedric is struggling to keep his large frame inside his tiny boat and continues to capsize. But the Fire Fighters and Team Ocean Rescue are having their own struggles.
8:45 p.m. – Kristi and Jen were the first to complete the Detour and were informed they would have to engage in another Head-to-Head battle at the Pit Stop. Teams will compete in order of arrival, with the winners advancing to the next leg of the race and the losers competing against the next team to arrive. After the conclusion of the final head-to-head battle, the losing team will be eliminated from the race. The competition appeared similar to bocce ball and Team Extreme will battle Team Indy Car for first place. After a fierce game, Alex and Conor were declared the winners of this leg of the race! They won $5,000 each.
8:55 p.m. – The next teams to finish this leg of the race, in order, were Cody and Jessica (Team Big Brother), Kristi and Jen (Team Extreme), Joey and Tim (Team Chomp), Trevor and Chris (Team Well Strung), Henry and Evan (Team Yale) and Eric and Daniel (The Firefighters). Lucas and Brittany (Team Ocean Rescue) will now face off against Cedric and Shawn (Team Slam Dunk) in the final head-to-head to see who moves on and who goes home.
8:59 p.m. – Brittany was absolutely devastated after losing multiple rounds. But will Team Ocean Rescue’s experience help them take down the NBA all-stars? A clutch toss from Lucas gave the lifeguards the win and Cedric and Shawn were sent home.
9:05 p.m. – Teams are now driving to Les Baux, France which was first featured in Season 1 of “The Amazing Race”, a town Cody pronounces “Lesbo.” Driving through the night, teams will likely be exhausted by the end of this leg of the race, which should prove interesting. By the time the park that the Road Block would take place in opened, all the teams had arrived and were once again on an even playing field.
9:15 p.m. – At this Road Block, teams must use materials to construct a catapult until it is up to par with the expectations of the experts. Meanwhile, the team members not competing were held in guillotines. Kristi is the only female competing in this task, let’s see if she can show up the boys! Lucas was the first to complete his catapult, launching Team Ocean Rescue from last place to first! Cody and Jessica were close behind, followed by Kristi and Jen.
9:20 p.m. – The teams had to find a cafe to intercept their next clue to the Detour. Next, they had the option of searching for ribbons in a bullfighting arena or unlocking a puzzle within a painting. Back at the Road Block, Team Chomp and Team Indy Car have fallen behind as the only teams yet to complete the task.
9:30 p.m. – Everyone finally completed the Road Block and each team is now headed to The Detour. All of the teams except for Joey and Tim appear to have chosen to search the bulls for ribbons. Will Chomp gain an advantage or fall desperately behind for their rogue decision? While we find out, Team Ocean Rescue has completed the Detour and are the first to head out to the Pit Stop.
9:40 p.m. – After nearly being eliminated in the last leg of the race, Lucas and Brittany were the first team to finish! They won a trip to Bali for their efforts. Before Brittany could even dry her tears, Kristi and Jen were second to the mat. After a brief celebration, Lucas announced he had something to say to Brittany. Are we about to witness an “Amazing Race” marriage proposal?
9:50 p.m. – Lucas did, in fact, propose to Brittany as Team Extreme looked on. Eric and Daniel arrived in third place, mid-proposal, to witness Brittany accept Lucas’ life-changing request. Next to the mat were Team Yale, Team Indy Car and Team Big Brother. Team Chomp and Team Well Strung are now battling to stay in the race, but they are at different Detours and have no idea who else is still competing. Drama!
9:59 p.m. – The two remaining teams completed their tasks and are now racing to the Pit Stop. I’m trying to guess who is behind by the level of daylight, but it’s impossible. It is finally revealed that Trevor and Chris were next to the mat. Joey and Tim were the last team to arrive and have been eliminated from the race. I guess they weren’t “wieners” today!
Here are the answers to Gold Derby’s contest questions for “The Amazing Race” Season 30, Episode 4:
Which team will win this leg? Alex and Conor (Team Indy Car) and Lucas and Brittany (Team Ocean Rescue)
Which team will be eliminated? Cedric and Shawn (Team Slam Dunk) and Joey and Tim (Team Chomp)
Which team will be successfully U-turned? None
Will any team win a Fast Forward? No
Will any team take a penalty? No
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