Amazing Race Season 24, Episode 5, "Can't make fish bite"
Film date: 23-24/11 - 2013
The last pit stop was at the Baku Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And this is where teams are released the next day in the following order:
|1.||Jet & Cord ||14:26|
|2.||Dave & Connor ||15:13||(+0:47)|
|3.||Leo & Jamal ||15:40||(+1:14)|
|4.||Caroline & Jennifer ||16:10||(+1:44)|
|5.||Jessica & John ||16:12||(+1:46)|
|6.||Flight Time & Big Easy||16:40||(+2:14)|
|7.||Margie & Luke ||17:12||(+2:46)|
|8.||Brendon & Rachel ||18:08||(+3:42)|
Route info: "Fly to Colombo, Sri Lanka". Once they arrive teams must make their way to the Gangaramaya temple. Once they have been blessed they will receive their next clue.
Teams are given $120 and 200 Ringgit for this leg of the race.
The additional information recommends teams to buy their tickets at Triways travel cafe and boutique (16km 0:19). Leo & Jamal decide to go directly to the airport instead (75km 0:55).
Margie & Luke have a driver who can't find the travel agency so they decide to go directly to the airport. Meanwhile Brendon & Rachel find the travel agency and learn that the direct flight is full. Eventually they book an earlier flight, but this has a 30 minute connection in Singapore. It is a gamble. but they decide to go for it.
"There's no way you can do it
", guy at the travel agency
Meanwhile Margie & Luke arrive at the airport and also learn that the direct flight is full. Even though they are helped by a pro (Neobie) they are unable to find a good flight which Margie accepts. They are unable to buy tickets for the flight used by Brendon & Rachel since the ticket agents refuse to sell one with such a short connection time. Margie also feels that there is a good chance that they will be able to use their standby tickets on the direct flight. Unfortunately, that turns out to not be the case, and by that time all other flights have left. So they have to wait until the next morning for the next available flight.
At the airport Flight Time & Big Easy run into Brendon & Rachel. They realize that the last leg was a non-elimination and proceed to tell the other teams.
In Singapore Brendon & Rachel stay true to their word and run through the airport for their connection. And they make it.
Flight 1: MI 341 KUL-SIN 21:40 - 22:25 (scheduled 21:40 - 22:35)
SQ 468 SIN-CMB 22:59 - 00:02+1 (scheduled 23:05 - 00:15+1)
Brendon & Rachel
Flight 2: MH 179 KUL-CMB 00:29+1 - 01:28+1 (scheduled 23:05 - 23:59)
Dave & Connor
Leo & Jamal
Jet & Cord
Caroline & Jennifer
Flight Time & Big Easy
Jessica & John
Flight 3: D7 180 KUL-CMB 10:47+1 - 11:34+1 (scheduled 09:20+1 - 10:10+1)
Margie & Luke
In Colombo teams make their way to the temple (34km 0:35). Brendon & Rachel reach it first at 01:45 and find that it opens at 05:45. This means that all other teams, except Margie & Luke, catch up.
"That's crazy, you beat us
", Jennifer to Brendon & Rachel
Teams are instructed to be very respectful inside the temple. They must also dress up in special clothing. So when the gate is opened at 05:45 teams calmly walk inside.
"I've actually studied Buddha
", Brendon shows unexpected depths
"It's nice when you have a chance to stop and think about, hey this is cool
Route info: "Travel by train to the city of Galle. Then take a three-wheeler to the marked king coconut stand"
Teams jump into their taxis and make their way to the Fort train station in Colombo (1km 0:04). Here teams end up on two different trains:
Fort - Galle 06:55 - 09:19
This carries everybody but Margie and Luke.
Fort - Galle 14:25 - 16:31
Poor Margie & Luke are 7 hours behind at this point.
"We like to be near the cowboys because they're magical
", Caroline lays it on thick
The train ride looks very beautiful. The train has the ocean on one side and the jungle on the other.
"It was just beautiful, like this is why you come on the race
", Rachel about the train ride
As the first team have the train ride of their life Margie & Luke are about to board their flight back in Singapore.
"We're gonna race like we're still in it
", Margie know they are way behind
"The experience today in Sri Lanka was just amazing
After the beautiful train ride teams jump into three-wheelers for a harrowing ride to the coconut stand.
"This is crazy
Teams reach the coconut stand in the following order:
1. Dave & Connor
2. Flight Time & Big Easy
3. Jet & Cord
4. Leo & Jamal
5. Jessica & John
6. Brendon & Rachel
7. Caroline & Jennifer
8. Margie & Luke, hours after the rest
Here teams find a detour. The choice are fishing pole or spin control
In fishing pole teams must wade out into the surf and climb up onto a pair of fishing stilts. Here they must each catch a fish before they receive their next clue. The difficulty here is to get the fish to bite.
In spin control teams must learn and perform a traditional folk dance while spinning a drum-like instrument on a stick. One team member get a stick which splits into three so they must keep three discs spinning. In this task the difficult part is to keep the discs spinning.
"You can't make fish bite
', Jet gets the title
"It ain't nothing to be proud of, but it's a fish
", later Jet catches a really tiny fish
"Close baby, it's okay
", This season it is Rachel who is encouraging Brendon
"John is not the strongest dancer
And Jessica is right so they are the only team who get flunked by the judge for their poor dancing (the other teams all drop a spinning disc).
Jessica & John is the last team left at the fishing and after deliberating for a while they decide to switch detour.
Teams complete the detour in the following order:
1(+0) Dave & Connor, fishing
2(+0) Flight Time & Big Easy, spin on their 1st attempt
3(+1) Leo & Jamal, spin on their 2nd attempt Flight Time & Big Easy, spin
4(-1) Jet & Cord, fishing
5(+2) Caroline & Jennifer, spin on their 3rd attempt
6(+0) Brendon & Rachel, spin on their 14th attempt
7(-2) Jessica & John, started fishing but switched to spin which they got on their 2nd try
8(+0) Margie & Luke, were just given their next clue
Route info: "Make your way to the Trendy connections garment factory". This is located in Colombo and in the additional scenes we see that teams make their way back by bus.
Teams reach the garment factory in the following order:
1(+1) Flight Time & Big Easy
2(-1) Dave & Connor, just after #1
3(+2) Caroline & Jennifer
4(-1) Leo & Jamal
5(-1) Jet & Cord
6(+0) Brendon & Rachel
7(+0) Jessica & John
8(+0) Margie & Luke, still hours after the other teams
Here where Brendon & Rachel encounter their speed bump. They must silk screen the final layer of color of the Sri Lankan flag on T-shirts. Once they have done 15 approved shirts they may continue racing.
"I haven't silk-screened for a few years, but I have silk-screened before
Road block: "Who wants to put the treadle to the metal?"
In this road block contestants must properly stitch together a shirt. They are given a bunch or parts ad a sewing station. There is an ongoing demonstration as well. Once they get their shirt approved they can take it to the heat transfer machine where the next clue will be printed on the front.
"This is gonna be a rough roadblock
", Connor after having seen the demonstration
"I decide to do the roadblock, worst decision ever
", Big Easy
"This thing is a speedy little devil
", Connor realizes that the sewing machine is meant for professionals
The sewing task is hard. And it doesn't get any easier if you, like Jessica, haven't ever used a sewing machine before. But it is made a bit easier by the fact that the judge actually points out what he doesn't like with each shirt.
Some players try to cooperate (Jennifer & Connor and Jessica & Brendon) but this doesn't seem to help much since each have to do their own sewing.
"This is getting more and more discouraging
", Brendon as team after team is approved
Teams also worry about Margie & Luke which can turn up any minute
"As soon as Margie gets here she could be like a super sewer
"I think they'll turn up here the next hour, and I think I will be here too
", Flight time about Margie & Luke
But they need not to worry. Margie & Luke are just about to enter the train to Galle.
Flight time gets bored of waiting so he inflates the basketball he is carrying and starts to fool around. This lightens the mood and makes the local workers smile.
"That kind of re-energized me and made me focus
", Big easy is also helped by this
Teams complete this road block in the following order (* denotes team member doing the roadblock)
|1(+1)||Dave & Connor* ||(2-3)||About 14:20|
|2(+1)||Caroline & Jennifer* ||(2-3)|
|3(+2)||Jet* & Cord ||(2-3)||Before 15:00|
|4(+0)||Leo* & Jamal ||(3-2)|
|5(+2)||Jessica* & John ||(3-2)|
|6(+0)||Brendon* & Rachel ||(3-2)|
|7(-6)||Flight Time & Big Easy*||(3-2)|
Margie & Luke visited the garment factory but did not need to perform
the road block.
The next clue is just an emblem printed on the shirt. Fortunately for the teams the graphic includes the words "Colombo rowing club", so they know where they are going. Teams travel here by bus.
Flight Time & Big Easy make a smart move and pay the driver to not stop and pick up any more passengers. This enables them to pass one other team.
The Colombo rowing club (13km) is the pit stop for this leg of the race. Teams reach it in the following order:
1(+0) Dave & Connor, win $5000 each
2(+0) Caroline & Jennifer
3(+0) Jet & Cord
4(+0) Leo & Jamal
5(+0) Jessica & John
6(+1) Flight Time & Big Easy
7(-1) Brendon & Rachel
8(+0) Margie & Luke, are eliminated
"We're one of three teams to do the Amazing Race for the third time. It's cool.
", Luke realize how privileged he is