On Feb. 14, CBS airs back-to-back episodes of “The Amazing Race.” This combined version of legs 9 and 10 is titled “The First Rule of Amazing Race Club.” As CBS teases in the preview video above, “for the first time, the Race travels to Bahrain, where one team’s game is on the line when one of them misplaces their passport. Also, scorpions are on the menu for Racers in Chiang Mai, Thailand.”
Last Wednesday (Feb. 7) saw the first double-header of the season, “All’s Fair in Love and War,” which combined episode of legs 7 and 8. For the first time in the 30-season history of the show, racers switched teammates for a leg. None of the 12 remaining players faced elimination based on their performance on the swapped teams, all of which had struggled to complete one of the Detours in Imire Rhino & Wildlife Conservatory.
Back together, they faced another Double U-Turn when they were sent to Harare to navigate a maze, be it the streets of the capital or a shopping mall. Two teams — newly engaged lifeguards Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin and Indy racers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly — opted to U-Turn two other teams. However both of those pairs — Yale graduates Henry Zhang and Evan Lynyak and “Big Brother” alumni Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf — overcame this setback and remain in the competition.
The lifeguards were the first to finish the last task of singing a song. For their efforts, Phil Keoghan awarded them a trip for two to St. Lucia. With the race car drivers struggling to find their footing onstage, professional skiers Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak zoomed past them. The two teams with the U-Turn still managed to make it to the mat before twin firefighters Eric Guiffreda and Daniel Guiffreda, who were eliminated from the race.
While finishing first in any leg earns a team bragging rights, it is no guarantee of victory at the end of this race around the world. Who do you think will win this 30th edition of “The Amazing Race.” Vote in our poll below and then be sure to make your predictions as to the outcome of episode nine, “The First Rule of Amazing Race Club.”
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