If Rupert and Laura Boneham forgot which show they were on, that would explain how they got lost for literally hours searching for the second Roadblock in Tokyo on “The Amazing Race 31” premiere — nevermind the fact that they were right next to the site and walked by it at least once.
In a sneak peek of next Wednesday’s episode (watch above), the “Survivor” alums arrive at the airport and are greeted by Colin Guinn and Christie Woods. “I thought we were out. I thought we were out. By the grace of God!” Rupert tells them before recounting their four-hour debacle from probably not even 12 hours before.
“We spent four hours in that park running around looking for a hidden immunity idol, not a damn clue box!” he quips.
“We’re used to being tricked on ‘Survivor,'” Laura adds.
Oh, you two. You’re lucky you’re lovable. If it weren’t for Art Velez‘s calves breaking down on him, forcing him and JJ Carrell to take the four-hour penalty, Rupert and Laura would’ve definitely been the first boot. But the Survivors lucked out, which is exactly what their fellow island-dwellers Chris Hammons and Bret LaBelle wanted to see.
“We’re super excited to race the ‘Race’ with the legend Rupert and his wife,” Chris says. “Huge fans of Rupert, so we want to see if we can advance some of these Survivors to the end.”
Well, if the first leg is any indication, the Survivors — and the “Big Brother” houseguests — need to kick it up a notch. The non-racers were all clearly out of their element, and all three “Survivor” teams — Corinne Kaplan and Eliza Orlins being the third — finished seventh and lower. Four of the top five teams were former “Race” teams, with the other one being “Big Brother” alums Rachel Reilly, who’s finished third twice on “Race,” and her sister Elissa Slater.
Will Rupert and Laura survive to race another day again?
“The Amazing Race” airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.