Sunday, October 31, 2010

Amazing Race update – Beautiful St. Petersburg

I came in late from trick or treating, so I missed a little of the beginning but it looks like teams went from Scandinavia to St. Petersburg, Russia. Once there, it was a Detour: Music or Cinema. Teams could listen to three tunes and then locate pianists playing them; or they could find the film negatives for a film playing on a screen. The Music Detour seemed easy to me if you listen to one song, identify the piano playing it, then move on to the next song; trying to remember three songs at once is confusing. Everybody has trouble with this and a lot of them switch to the cinema. Nick & Vicki switch to Cinema then switch back to Music, which is just asking to come in last place.

After the Detour, teams go to a small farming village where it's the Roadblock: one team member must dress up like a babushka and plant 50 potatoes in a field. There's nothing much to notice here except they needed to fill a wheelbarrow with manure. Mallory is propositioned by some Russians who want her to drink some vodka with them.

After the Roadblock, teams head to the Pit Stop at St. Isaac's Cathedral. St. Petersburg looks really nice and during the commercial they note the city is built on fifty islands connected by a whole lot of bridges. Anyway, as predicted above, Team Vegas falls way, way behind and they arrive at the Pit Stop in darkness. However, this is another non-elimination leg so they'll get another chance to come in last next week.

Final standings:

#1 – Team Faceless Young Couple – Jill & Thomas
#2 – Team QVC – Brook & Claire
#3 – Team YouTube – Michael & Kevin
#4 – Team QVC – Brook & Claire
#5 – Team Surgeons – Nat & Kat
#6 – Team Bickering Young Couple – Chad & Stephanie
#7 – Team Kentucky – Gary & Mallory
#8 – Team Vegas – Nick & Vicki – Non-elimination leg

Next week: It's the circus!

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