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This thread is for discussion of Episode 5 and can be posted in immediately when  the show begins airing at AXN, based on Singapore time. That will be Thusday 10/9 at 9 PM Singapore time, or Thursday at 9 AM EST for those of us in the US.

Please read the posting guidelines HERE    BEFORE you post in this thread please.

Those who will have not seen the show yet will need to ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! There will be spoilers about who won, and who was eliminated for sure, and other details about the leg.  You know by now, right?  :lol:

:ty again to all of our live updaters, uploaders, and recappers who are are helping us survive the wait to see the show! 
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Preview info for the NEXT leg should go in the general spoiler thread and NOT be discussed here.  :hugs:  And remember that the eliminated team should ONLY be discussed in the pinned episode thread until Sunday 10AM Singapore time= Sat 10PM  for those of us in the US (East Coast).
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 11:32:23 PM »
preview:

 

Episode 5 speculation starts HERE .



Thanks to banzai for bringing us this and to nadlamok for sharing.

http://amazing-race-asia.axn-asia.com/season3/forum/605669/topic/605848/page/3/index.html#comments

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16 hours ago, nadlamok says:         

for EP. 5
- still in taiwan
- a fast forward is set to appear.
- play a movie challenge. probably a road block.
- coal mining task
- one team get so tired that they took time to sleep instead. this is where allan was shown knocking on one of the cars.
- intense episode with accident, police involvements and screaming matches.

So we believe that Leg 5 continues in Taiwan.

Leg 4 may be an extended pitstop based on Allen Wu's blog comment here:

Even though it's always tough to see another team go, I could still put on a smile cuz we could all now get some much-needed rest...

And with this next pit stop lasting over fifteen hours, I was definitely going to need every single minute of our short rest before our call time. 


Possibilities:

Sogo mall, perhaps in error, lol? Or perhaps the FF? or the Bravia store?

Sony Bravia TV task/clue perhaps at the Sony store in Taipei 101? or is it in that mall? ???

Taiwan Coal Mine Museum,  Pingsi.  Thanks to puddin!
http://www.coalminemuseum.idv.tw/

Maybe movie making ??
http://traveling.network.com.tw/Taiwan/point/187.html

car trouble, police get involved?

FF?

One team chooses to sleep? Mai and Oliver?? Allen comes knocking....

I'll bet AXN is getting anxious...they have maybe wanted a NEL before now but teams keep quitting!  :res:

Can't wait!! :jumpy: :jumpy:
« Last Edit: October 09, 2008, 06:56:45 AM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 11:35:18 PM »
Sadly, I won't be able to join in the fun this morning, so have a great time and thank you in advance to the Updaters!!  :hearts:
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 06:47:15 AM »
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I'll bet AXN is getting anxious...they have maybe wanted a NEL before now but teams keep quitting! 

I see another way to phrase that: "they have wanted a 36 Hour Extended Pitstop before now...". A NEL does nothing different for teams wanting to rest their tired bodies than an elimination would. Only an extended pitstop will accomplish that. A pitstop of 15 hours does that acoomplish much.

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 08:01:11 AM »
Ida and Tania leaves at 2pm

Make their way to the Sony style store in new Sogo department store, find among many discs for a correct disc.

Vince and Sam leaves at 2.17pm

Oliver and Mai leaves at 2.53pm

Henry and Bernie leaves at 2.55pm

Ad and Fuzzie leaves at 2.56pm

Vince and Sam finds the correct disc first.

Fast Foward! Each team member must get a tattoo permanently inked on their bodies...Sam and Vince goes for it.

Ad and Fuzzie next to find the disc

Drive to the New Pingshi coal mine.

Geoff and Tisha leaves at 3.54pm

Pitstop:Astronomical museum

Sam and Vince first! Reward, a 3D 2N Ultimate golf resort in Thailand worth $3000.

Roadblock at the coal mine, dig among coal for a souvenir. Henry and Fuzzie attempts.

Oliver and Mai still at the Sony shop and still can't find the disc, Mai suggests to quit.

Detour, Pick or Pail.

Pick, pick 3 soft toys out of a game machine.

Pail, drive to a temple and deliver a bucket of water up the hill to a monk.

After the detour, the clue instructs them to the pitstop.

Henry and Bernie second.

AD and Fuzzie third.

Henry and Bernie has toys for Allan! :lol:

Mai and Oliver can't find the correct disc but since the shop is closing they get the clue without penalty.

Ida and Tania chooses Pail, Geoff and Tisha chooses Pick.

Mai and Oliver lost in the streets, they decide to sleep in the car.

Geoff and Tisha fourth.

Ida and Tania fifth.

Mai and Oliver eliminated in the morning from their car.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2008, 08:55:35 AM by Alan »


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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 08:03:44 AM »
hey, i'm back..sorry for not returning, ive been very busy the past weeks coz its our finals.. oliver & mai rubs henry & bernie the wrong way by following their hire taxi.. sam & vince finds their blu ray disc witht he clue first!

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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 08:04:21 AM »
the fast forward clue is revealed sam & vince might go for it!

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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 08:06:11 AM »
sam & vince goes for the fast forward-they need to have a tattoo! permanent!

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 08:11:21 AM »
ad & fuzzie finds the right blue ray disc.. they move to 2nd..they must go to a coal mine to ge ttheir next clue

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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 08:26:58 AM »
Current Standings:

Sam/Vince check in at Pit Stop and win a trip to a golf resort in Thailand
Henry/Bernie complete Roadblock at Shifen Coal Mine, currently in 2nd heading to Detour
AD/Fuzzie at needle-in-haystack Roadblock at 3rd
Ida/Tania just arriving at Roadblock in 4th
Geoff/Tisha lost somewhere
Mai/Oliver look like they're giving up at Sony
« Last Edit: October 09, 2008, 08:33:58 AM by Neobie »
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 08:34:41 AM »
Another team giving up? What's up with that??
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2008, 08:46:45 AM »
We're back after Rob updated the forum! :jumpy:
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2008, 08:57:44 AM »
what the? still not a non elimination leg?

goodbye mai and oliver.
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 09:00:03 AM »
Yet another elimination round! Holy s---!

Surprisingly, Geoff was calmer, more polite and playing smarter in this episode. I think it was the threat of losing Tisha that kept him in line.

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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008, 09:00:57 AM »
I need the results! Results please? :D
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008, 09:04:36 AM »
Oops, sorry.

1. Sam & Vince, because of the Fast Forward
2. Bernie & Henry
3. AD & Fuzzie
4. Geoff & Tisha
5. Ida & Tania
6. Mai & Oliver - eliminated

I'll leave the recap to Cal. Got a deadline in the morning!

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2008, 09:07:01 AM »
Thank you.  :tup:
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2008, 09:14:04 AM »
Actually, Alan had the whole leg down a few entries ago (09:01). He probably typed it as the show progressed and punched it in as soon as Mai & Oliver were eliminated.  :lol:

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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2008, 09:17:58 AM »
Mai and Oliver eliminated in the morning from their car.
The previews kind of spoiled this for us. No reason for Allan to knock on the window of a car unless it's either an Hours of Operation or a "field" elimination" or going to the field to eliminate a team. But Mai & Oliver kind of put themselves behind the 8 ball from what I have read in this thread.
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2008, 09:22:38 AM »
Mai and Oliver eliminated in the morning from their car.
The previews kind of spoiled this for us. No reason for Allan to knock on the window of a car unless it's either an Hours of Operation or a "field" elimination" or going to the field to eliminate a team. But Mai & Oliver kind of put themselves behind the 8 ball from what I have read in this thread.

They lost a lot of time finding the correct disc at the Sony Bravia shop, probably should have quit and taken the 4 hours penalty. Apparently Oliver said that Geoff messed up the discs and they had to go through the pile again. Its quite bad they put a random task at the start of the leg, it doesn't encourage the teams at all.
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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2008, 09:48:58 AM »
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Oliver said that Geoff messed up the discs and they had to go through the pile again.
I personally found Oliver's fingerpointing ridiculously immature.

They all had access to the discs. There was no system that had to be followed by anybody. So Oliver chose to organize his choices a certain way; Geoff chose to look for discs without fingerprints. To make it sound like Geoff deliberately sabotaged him was just plain childish.

Good riddance, Oliver. Now, I know you and Mai are perfect for each other.

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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2008, 10:34:18 AM »
recap's up.

http://www.calvinshub.com/2008/10/09/the-amazing-race-asia-3-episode-5/

do you think there are only 6 correct discs? that would've sucked for oliver and mai. sam and vince got paid by lady luck after blurting out the location of the clue at the museum on the previous leg.
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2008, 11:02:22 AM »
Alan, beyondbreak, Neobie, bikermama, calv...........thank you so much!

So Allan knocking on the window was in Taipei the whole time! lmao

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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2008, 05:43:18 PM »
recap's up.

http://www.calvinshub.com/2008/10/09/the-amazing-race-asia-3-episode-5/

do you think there are only 6 correct discs? that would've sucked for oliver and mai. sam and vince got paid by lady luck after blurting out the location of the clue at the museum on the previous leg.

calv_10, I have taken a look at the probabilities and estimated times inolved and I conclude that it was only 6 discs. Here is how it worked:

Assume that you have 6 good discs out of the 1000 stated and also that it takes 10 seconds on average for a try. The first to finish will do so at an average maximum time of 167 minutes and average of 83 minutes based on 0.6%(6/1000) probability per try. Each good disc when found has to be removed and not returned. The second to finish will do so at an average max. of 200 minutes and average of 100 minutes based on 0.50% probability (5/999) per try. The third to finish will do so at an average of 250 minutes average max. and average of 125 minutes based on 0.40%(4/998).  The fourth to finish will do so at an average max. of 333 minutes average max. and average of 167 minutes based on 0.301%(3/997). The fifth to finish will do so at an average max. of 214 minutes and average of 107 minutes based on 0.201% (2/996). The final team to finish needs an average max. of 499 minutes and average of 250 minutes based on 0.101%(1/995). The last team will take on average 3 times what the first team does. It appears that the last team was moving very slowly with a reported 167 videos checked in what must have been close to 5 hours.

Teams do not know that a random event is coming. If they did they would make a maximum effort to get there at the front of the pack.

EDITOR's NOTE: I had the probabilities as shown above originally, but changed them. Then I decided that the original ones were correct and changed them back.
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Re: TARA 3 - Episode 5 Discussion Thread ****HOT spoilers--beware!****
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2008, 10:01:14 PM »
:ty everyone and SUCH a good job!!
Alan, beyonddbreak, bikermama, Neobie--your live updates help SO much--many thanks for doing them!!

Calvin, another great recap!!

Ya'll ROCK!!  :jumpy:


apskip, thanks for the analysis! I remember now...I HATED statistics, :funny:

HUGE kudos to puddin for the mine find!! :jumpy:


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