Amazing Race Season 23, Episode 3, "King Arthur style"
Film date: 13-15/6
Teams are released from Cascada de Las Animas, close to where the pit stop was, in the following order:
|1.||Chester & Ephraim||18:27|
|2.||Leo & Jamal ||18:39||(+0:12)|
|3.||Brandon & Adam ||18:58||(+0:31)|
|4.||Nicole & Travis ||19:11||(+0:44)|
|5.||Jason & Amy ||19:25||(+0:58)|
|6.||Tim & Danny ||00:25||(+5:58)|
|7.||Ally & Ashley ||00:27||(+6:00)|
|8.||Tim & Marie ||00:33||(+6:06)|
|9.||Nicky & Kim ||01:00||(+6:33)|
Route info: "Fly to Lisbon. Portugal". When teams land they must make their way to Martim Moniz Square and ride a tram (line 28) to the top of the hill where they will receive their next clue.
Most teams go to the Cocha travel agency (60km 1:30), while Leo & Jamal and later Tim & Marie go directly to the airport (85km 2:00).
In the taxi we hear that Tim & Marie have a strategy of offering to give the extra express pass to teams who give them useful information. But they will not really give away the express pass.
Leo & Jamal quickly book a flight via London with arrival at 11 and decide to tell Ally & Ashley about this.
Meanwhile at the travel agencies teams are busy looking for possible connections. Nicole & Travis are smart and when they find a good connection they ask their agent to hold it for them while they continue searching. This and possibly the fact that Chester & Ephraims agent entered the wrong date, leads to them being the only team getting tickets on the first flight at the travel agency.
"When we travel, we have four kids, when you see a seat available you'd better book em now before the flights are gone
Jason & Amy are delayed on their way to the travel agency when their cab rear-ends another car.
"And that is the luck that we have with cab-drivers"
When they leave the agency Chester & Ephraim have tickets with arrival at noon. As does Brandon & Adam. At the airport Chester & Ephraim receive a call from their travel agent, who is feeling guilty about the wrong date thing. She has found a better flight for them. They will get in at 7 with two connections.
"Any other time, we would never have two connecting flights
"Sometimes you gotta roll the dice man
When Ally & Ashley arrive at the airport they have no idea on what to do. Luckily for them they run into Leo & Jamal who help them book the same tickets as they have through London. They all then debate whether to tell Tim & Danny as well. The idea is to have some sacrificial lambs in case of flight delays. Tim & Danny hesitate a bit but then they are in.
As Tim & Danny are getting their tickets Marie come up and ask if they have found anything better. They lie to her and say the haven't.
"I have the express pass
", Marie on why they shouldn't lie to her
Afterwards Danny is feeling bad for having lied and they almost crack and go tell Marie about their flight. They also realize why Leo & Jamal told them, sacrificial lambs, so they go and look for other flights, and they find one via Madrid with arrival at 10.
The booking agent who helped Chester & Ephraim also calls Brandon & Adam and tells them she had found tickets through Madrid for them. So they meet up with Tim & Danny.
Travis & Nicole are on the same flight to Sao Paulo as Tim & Marie, Nicky & Kim and Jason & Amy. They worry that the others will work some magic and get on the first flight to Lisbon.
In Bueno Aires Chester & Ephraim realize that their flight to Madrid is delayed and they will miss their connection. They scramble to find a better way and find a flight to Sao Paulo which would let them reunite with Tim & Marie on the late flight to Lisbon.
Meanwhile in Sao Paulo Jason & Amy, Tim & Marie and Nicky & Kim all make a mad rush to the next gate in order to be first on the standby list for the earlier flight, which Travis & Nicole already have tickets on. But the gate was not yet open so they camp out there. That is all except Nicky & Kim who go to the business lounge and get put on the standby list. This is a very smart move and when the gate opens the others are confused and upset that Nicky & Kim are at the top of the list.
"But that's not possible to have done a while ago
", Marie doesn't believe they could already be on the standby list
"When we got here we figured it out
", Kim doesn't say how they did it
"That is it, you lied to me
", Marie choose not to believe her
"The express pass is not even an option. They pulled a stunt that I would pull and I wasn't expecting it from them
", Marie does not like smart teams
In the end Nicky & Kim and Jason & Amy get on the flight.
Chester & Ephraim have more bad luck and their flight to Sao Paulo is delayed so they miss the connection. They find a flight to London which was supposed to have already left but is severely delayed which they get tickets to.
So in the end teams seem to have traveled like this (most of the work on this list of flights was made by claude_24hrs):
Travis & Nicole, Nicky & Kim and Jason & Amy fly via Sao Paulo
JJ8029 SCL-GRU 07:00 - 12:49 (scheduled 06:50-11:40)
TP86 GRU-LIS 17:34 - 07:09+1 (scheduled 17:10-07:00+1)
Tim/Danny and Brandon/Adam via Buenos Aires and Madrid
H2501 SCL-EZE 07:30 - 10:37 (scheduled 07:30 - 10:35)
IB6842 EZE-MAD 13:42 - 06:36+1 (scheduled 13:25 - 06:20+1)
NI1011 MAD-LIS 09:50+1- 09:54+1 (scheduled 09:50+1 - 10:05+1)
Ally/Ashley and Leo/Jamal via Buenos Aires and London
LA455 SCL-EZE 08:30 - 11:34 (scheduled 08:30 - 11:35)
BA244 EZE-LHR 13:09 - 06:13+1 (scheduled 13:00 - 06:20+1)
TP353 LHR-LIS 08:37+1 - 10:50+1 (scheduled 08:15+1 - 10:55+1)
Tim & Marie fly via Sao Paulo
JJ8029 SCL-GRU 07:00 - 12:49 (scheduled 06:50 - 11:40)
TP88 GRU-LIS 23:01 - 12:52+1 (scheduled 22:25 - 12:15+1)
Chester & Ephraim fly via Bueno Aires, Sao Paulo and London
H2505 SCL-EZE 02:30 - 05:21 (scheduled 02:30 - 05:35)
Flight to Madrid was late so they rerouted to Sao Paulo
JJ8019 EZE-GRU 20:32 - 22:45 (scheduled 17:20 - 20:00)
Missed connection to Lisbon so they rerouted through London (via an already delayed flight)
BA246 GRU-LHR 03:34+1 - 18:33+1 (scheduled 16:15 - 07:20+1)
TP367 LHR-LIS 21:28+1 - 23:15+1 (scheduled 20:35+1 - 23:15+1)
It turns out that Chester & Ephraim take off from Sao Paulo about the same time as the first teams run out of the Lisbon airport. The teams in Lisbon run out and grab taxis in the following order:
1. Nicole & Travis
2. Jason & Amy
3. Nicky & Kim
4. Tim & Danny, about 3 hours after the first teams
5. Brandon & Adam, see above
6. Leo & Jamal, about 50 minutes after teams #4 & #5
7. Ally & Ashley, shares a cab with #6
8. Tim & Marie, about 2 hours after teams #6 & #7
They arrive at the Martim Moniz Square (6.5km 0:13) and jump onto tram #28.
Tram #1 carries
Nicole & Travis
Jason & Amy
Tram #2 carries
Nicky & Kim
Tram #3 carries
Tim & Danny
Tram #4 carries
Brandon & Adam
Tram #5 carries
Leo & Jamal
Ally & Ashley
Tram #6 carries
Tim & Marie
"So this means we just left the bunnies, hopefully they don't use their bunny charm to stop this thing
", Jason when Nicky & Kim don't make the tram
At the top of the hill teams easily find a singer in a red dress with a yellow flower in her hair. Teams reach her in the following order:
1(+1) Jason & Amy
2(-1) Nicole & Travis, a couple of seconds after #1
3(+0) Nicky & Kim
4(+0) Tim & Danny, wait around confusedly and then work with Brandon & Adam
5(+0) Brandon & Adam
6(+1) Ally & Ashley
7(-1) Leo & Jamal, a few seconds after #6
8(+0) Tim & Marie
The singer gives each team a painting of a coach. Teams must now figure out that this clue directs the to the National Coach Museum. This seems to be fairly easy to solve for the locals. Teams jump into taxis and reach the Coach Museum in approximately the same order. It can be noted that the teams carry this, relatively large, painting through the rest of the leg and all the way to the pit stop.
At the coach museum (9km 0:16) teams need to find the coach on the painting. It is by this coach they find their next clue in the following order:
1(+0) Jason & Amy
2(+0) Nicole & Travis, a couple of seconds after #1
3(+0) Nicky & Kim
4(+0) Tim & Danny
5(+0) Brandon & Adam
6(+1) Leo & Jamal
7(-1) Ally & Ashley, a couple of seconds after #6
8(+0) Tim & Marie
Detour: "Tiles or miles"
In tiles teams must assemble a life size puzzle. The pieces are ceramic tiles (mostly square) and must be placed on a board which can then be raised. The board seems to be somewhat sticky as well. This detour is performed at the Fabrica Sant'Ana (1.4km 0:03)
In miles teams teams must use a giant navigation instrument (dividers) to measure the total distance Magellan sailed to ten destinations. Once they are within 500 miles (the correct answer is 16 500) a dressed up actor will give them their next clue. The measurement is made on a giant map on the ground by the monument to the discoveries where the journey is marked. Teams also get a list of the different ports visited and the order, so all they need to do is measure the distance. The only difficulty is that they must realize that the world is round so they can walk from one end of the map to the next when measuring one leg. The dividers are picked up at the Jeronimos monastery (600,) and teams walk to the map (400m).
Jason & Amy and Nicole & Travis decide to work together. Later on Leo & Jamal work with Ally & Ashley.
"As you finish doing adding you guys can take a look around, it's beautiful
", Travis takes time to check the surroundings
"I had a brain fart at first, then he's like 'The world is round'
"Here's the map, this is going to be easy guys, just easy
"I've got this, we're gonna give you the answer
", Jamal to Ally & Ashley
"I have no idea what we are doing
", Ally & Ashley
"I'm gonna get it on the first try, I guarantee you
", Jamal is sure of himself
Despite their brave words Leo & Jamal (and Ally & Ashley) fail miserably at the miles detour. They forget that the world is round so at the critical point they measure back round South America and Africa rather than just crossing the edge of the map to the other side. Their first guess is 31000 miles and the girls guess 53500. None of them are even close.
"It's nautical miles. Nautical miles are not the same as regular miles
", Jamal over-thinks the task
Both Ally & Ashley and Leo & Jamal decide to switch to tiles instead. While they are there Tim & Marie walks in.
"We've been here for two hours so I don't know if you guys wanna do this
", Jamal plays mind-games with Tim & Marie
Tim & Marie are having problems with their puzzle. They drop tiles which break and so on. They debate whether to use the express pass or not.
"Are you actually doing anything?
", Marie wonders if her partner is helping
"Can you get out of the way
", But she doesn't want any help
Here we get to see a bit from an interview with Tim & Marie where Marie first says that there will be situations on the race where she will let him take control. Then she snaps out of it and admits that she doesn't actually think that will happen.
"When people watch this at home I would like them to think that I don't think you are that terrible a partner
So from this conversation we learn that:
1. Marie thinks that her partner is more or less worthless
2. She doesn't want the audience to know that she thinks so
3. You should not trust the editors with any secrets
But while she says all this Tim just laughs.
Anyway Tim & Marie resist the urge to use the express pass and finally manage to complete the tiles puzzle.
Teams complete the detour in the following order:
1(+0) Jason & Amy, miles, got 16772
2(+0) Nicole & Travis, miles, a couple of seconds after #1, with the same answer
3(+0) Nicky & Kim, tiles
4(+0) Tim & Danny, miles, first said 1625, then 16250
5(+0) Brandon & Adam, tiles
6(+1) Ally & Ashley, started miles but switched to tiles
7(-1) Leo & Jamal, started miles but switched to tiles
8(+0) Tim & Marie, tiles
Make your way to Clube
Portugues de Tiro a
Chumbo, at Parque
Florestal de Monsanto
and search for your next clue.
Teams arrive here (10km 0:12) in the following order:
1(+0) Jason & Amy
2(+0) Nicole & Travis, just after #1
3(+0) Nicky & Kim, after teams #1 & #2 have left
4(+0) Tim & Danny
5(+0) Brandon & Adam, as team #4 leaves
6(+0) Ally & Ashley
7(+0) Leo & Jamal, about a minute after #6
8(+0) Tim & Marie, after #7 have left
Who has a hand for
slings and arrows?
In this road block teams must put on a knight's suit of armor (heavy) and use a giant ballista to shoot an arrow at one of five shields 150ft away. Once they score a hit they will receive the hit shield which has their next clue on the back. There are two ballistas and two sets of targets so two teams can try at the same time.
"Do not get frazzled
", Nicole to her husband when he keeps missing
"I'll give it a go, I'm native American
"If he does well on this the we won't fight. because he couldn't do anything at the tiles thing
Teams complete this road in the following order (* denotes team member doing the roadblock)
|1(+0)||Jason* & Amy ||(2-2)||Hit on his first shot|
|2(+0)||Nicole & Travis* ||(2-2)||About 7 minutes after #1|
|3(+0)||Nicky & Kim* ||(2-2)|
|4(+0)||Tim & Danny* ||(1-3)|
|5(+0)||Brandon & Adam* ||(1-3)|
|6(+1)||Leo & Jamal* ||(2-2)|
|7(-1)||Ally* & Ashley ||(2-2)|
|8(+0)||Tim* & Marie ||(2-2)||Hit on his first shot|
The next clue is printed on a small sticker on the back of the shield. Teams carry these shields all the way to the pit stop, as well as the painting they received earlier.
END ROAD BLOCK
Make your way to Castelo dos Mouros and search the ancient
ramparts for the next Pit Stop!
NOTE: Exercise caution when running at Castelo dos Mouros.
Warning! The last team to check-in may be eliminated
Teams jump into their taxis and make for the castle (24km 0:23). Once there they must run on top of the walls, with a gorgeous view, to reach Phil.
Ally & Ashley arrive at the castle car park not long after Leo & Jamal and find the boys waiting for them. I suspect that it is not just that the boys want to be nice but rather that they want to keep an eye on the girls so they don't find a faster way to Phil.
Teams reach Phil in the following order:
1(+1) Nicole & Travis, win a trip to Costa Rica
2(-1) Jason & Amy, taxi took a wrong turn
3(+0) Nicky & Kim, never saw the other teams after they left the airport
4(+0) Tim & Danny
5(+0) Brandon & Adam
6(+0) Leo & Jamal
7(+0) Ally & Ashley, a few seconds after #6
8(+0) Tim & Marie
"Tim & Marie, I'm sorry to tell you that you are the last team to arrive... except for one
", Phil plays with Tim & Marie
And sometime after Tim & Marie have checked in, Chester and Ephraim arrive in London. When they arrive in Lisbon they are far behind that Phil meets them at the airport.
"Uh oh, that's not good
", Chester when they see Phil at the airport
"Not real happy to see you right now Phil, gotta be honest with you
", Chester knows what is coming
Unsurprisingly Phil eliminates them on the spot.
"This was a great experience
"You're at an airport so it might be easy to get out of here
", Phil can't resist teasing them