“The Amazing Race” is taking a detour into the water this week. Because that’s what the Detour options are.
New press photos for Leg 4, which again takes place in Ho Chi Minh City, reveal the Detour choices for the remaining nine teams — and who picked what. The options are to row a traditional Vietnamese basket boat to pick up items (the next clue?) or to build a water wheel. And just like the past two weeks, one of these was definitely the more popular choice.
Seven teams opted for the boat: Janelle Pierzina and Britney Haynes; Chris Hammons and Bret LaBelle; Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl; Corinne Kaplan and Eliza Orlins; Becca Droz and Floyd Pierce; Colin Guinn and Christie Woods; and Nicole Franzel and Victory Arroyo.
The only two teams that went with the water wheel were Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater, and the Afghanimals, Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran.
Of course, there’s no telling if any team switched. But it makes sense that a ton of them chose the boat since constructing something like a water wheel requires patience and concentration. Rowing a boat? You can muscle your way through that. Unless you capsize, which is what happens to Corinne and Eliza.
But the wheel might turn out to be the faster/easier task, if the Detour is before the Roadblock. A sneak peek shows the Afghanimals and the Reilly sisters at the Roadblock with no other team around them. So they could be behind or ahead.
“The Amazing Race” airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.