The ninth and tenth episodes of “The Amazing Race” Season 30 aired Wednesday, February 14 on CBS and featured the five remaining teams running for their chance at the $1 million prize: X-Games athletes Kristi Leskinen & Jen Hudak, “Big Brother” lovebirds Jessica Graf & Cody Nickson, dating debators Henry Zhang & Evan Lynyak, lifeguards Lucas Bocanegra & Brittany Austin, and Indy car drivers Alex Rossi & Conor Daly. Which team did “Amazing” host Phil Keoghan eliminated in fifth place, and who made the grave error of losing their passport?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Amazing Race” recap of Season 30, Episodes 9 and 10, titled “The First Rule of Amazing Race Club,” 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.
8:59 p.m. – “Previously, on ‘The Amazing Race’!” In last week’s seventh and eighth episodes Lucas and Brittany (Team Ocean Rescue) arrived first at the mat while Eric and Daniel (The Firefighters) were sent home. As the Season 30 finale gets closer and closer, it’s time to find out which team will fail to make the Final 4.
9:05 p.m. – On the last leg of the race, Jessica lost her sneakers. They took portion of their allowance for racing purposes to go buy a new pair. Will that come back to haunt them? It seems odd to show this if it is not foreshadowing something. Will they run out of money? Did Jessica leave her passport in the shoe store? We’ll find out soon!
9:15 p.m. – The teams are now catching flights to Bahrain. Once they arrived at the layover airport, Lucas of Team Ocean Rescue noticed he was missing his passport. He believes he left it on the plane they just exited, but the crew couldn’t find it. Could this be the end for Team Ocean Rescue? Meanwhile, all the other teams are boarding their next flight.
9:30 p.m. – Everyone but Team Ocean Rescue reached Bahrain where they were instructed to drive south to a ship yard. Brittany and Lucas are stuck in Dubai, trying to get Lucas an emergency passport at the US embassy. At the ship yard, teams have to carry heavy timber down to a scale until they reach 300 pounds. Kristi and Jen were the first to finish, and were instructed to drive to a local sweet shop for their next clue. Next, they had to drive to Delmon Pottery Industry. Meanwhile, back in Dubai, Lucas received a new passport and they are hoping to catch the next flight.
9:40 p.m. – In the next challenge, teams have to go on a scavenger hunt to find items that match the ones found in a box near their clue. The items are hidden among hundreds of pots scattered over the yard. It’s basically an extreme game of “Memory.” Team Big Brother was the first to finish. Meanwhile, Lucas and Brittany are finally on a flight to Bahrain. They look defeated but remain optimistic.
9:59 p.m. – The teams are having an impossible time navigating their way through the streets of Bahrain. Team IndyCar passed up Team Big Brother on their way to the next challenge, which included milking a camel. Next, teams had to race to the next pit stop, “The Tree of Life.” Team IndyCar was the first to arrive, winning $7,500 each. Team Extreme finished next, followed by Team Yale and Team Big Brother. Cody was the only competitor bold enough to drink the camel’s milk. Meanwhile, Team Ocean Rescue didn’t arrive until after dark. Unfortunately, they have been eliminated from the race.
10:15 p.m. – The next morning the remaining teams each had to catch a flight to Thailand. With only four teams left, there is no room for mistakes! The Indy Car drivers were the first to receive their next clue, but all the teams are close. At the Detour, teams had a choice between taking height and weight measurements of elephants or catching 20 bullfrogs.
10:25 p.m. – Team IndyCar and Team Big Brother are fetching frogs while Team Yale and Team Extreme are measuring elephants. Cody is an absolute ANIMAL in the mud trenches searching for toads, but Team IndyCar is questioning their decision to choose this task.
10:45 p.m. – Team Big Brother was the first team to complete the Detour, solely because of Cody. Team IndyCar were right behind. Apparently measuring elephants is much more complicated. Eventually Team Extreme completed their measurements, followed by Team Yale. The race is on! With the luck of having a better taxi driver, Team IndyCar launched themselves back into first place before the road block. The teams will have to eat three scorpions and a frog while live scorpions crawl on their partner. Alex and Cody both decided to eat scorpions while Alex and Jessica were covered in live scorpions.
10:59 p.m. – Alex was the first to eat the scorpions and Team Indy Car is headed to the next pit stop! Team Big Brother is right on their heels. For the second leg in a row, Alex and Conor finished in first, winning a trip to Curacao. Seconds later, Team Big Brother tapped the mat. Team Extreme placed third. Kristi and Jen are the queens of consistency, never finishing lower than third on any leg of the race. Team Yale was the last team to arrive, but it is a non-elimination leg! Henry and Evan will have to perform a speed bump in the next leg of the race.
Here are the answers to Gold Derby’s contest questions for “The Amazing Race” Season 30, Episodes 9 and 10:
Which team will win this leg? Alex & Conor (Team IndyCar)
Which team will be eliminated? Lucas & Brittany (Team Ocean Rescue)
Which team will be successfully U-turned? No
Will any team win a Fast Forward? No
Will any team take a penalty? No
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