Sunday, November 22, 2009

"The Amazing Race XV" 11/22- SEMI-FINALS

OPENING CLUE: Teams have to fly over 700 miles to Prague. Once there, they have to find a vintage Praga Convertible with a man inside to receive their second clue.

NO money is given to any of the four remaining teams this week. I'm not sure if that's ever happened before on this show.

Clue #2: Teams next have to run to an outdoor adventure center called Kayaky Troja, where they can find their third clue.

Four-time leg winners Meghan Rickey & Cheyne Whitney have the early lead this week. Meanwhile, Brian Kleinschmidt & Ericka Dunlap fall to last place after they take a tour bus that lets them down.

DETOUR #8: Fast and Furious or Slow and Steady?

Fast and Furious: Teams have to tackle a rough whitewater rafting course. During that time, they will need to grab a ribbon that has their next clue on it. If they fall in the water before grabbing the clue, they have to start over.

Slow and Steady: While several feet above the water, teams must pull themselves along an aerial ropes course to receive their next clue.

Sam & Dan McMillen have now taken a slight lead over Meghan & Cheyne. Let's see what each team has chosen for this Detour:

F & F: Sam & Dan
S & S: Meghan & Cheyne, Flight Time & Big Easy and Brian & Ericka

Thanks to the McMillen boys falling in the water THREE TIMES, Meghan & Cheyne take the lead back; the Harlem Globetrotters are now second after being in third earlier on. Later on, the McMillens switch to the S & S task...and take Brian & Ericka's taxi after completing it. Major Haterade for Brian & Ericka.

Clue #4: Teams must figure out that the words on their flags refer to the Estates Theatre, which they next have to go to in order to pick up their next clue.

ROADBLOCK #10: Searching among the theatre's 600 seats, one half of each team must find a small mandolin before running up on stage to present it to Opera legend Don Giovanni. Once they've done that, they'll receive their Pit Stop clue.

Cheyne, Dan, Erika & Flight Time take part in this.

PIT STOP #10: Teams have to take a taxi to Prague Castle.

The winners of this stage, and likely moving on to the finals are...


















...Meghan & Cheyne! That makes it five wins for them now, and their latest prize is a trip to Hawaii! The second team to advance are...















...Sam & Dan! And the last team to avoid elimination are...




























Flight Time & Big Easy
Brian & Ericka

...the Harlem Globetrotters! But guess what...































...I LIED WHEN I SAID THERE WAS GOING TO BE TWO NON-ELIMINATION STAGES THIS SEASON LIKE THE PAST FEW SEASONS- THIS WEEK'S STAGE IS ACTUALLY THE THIRD AND FINAL ONE, SO BRIAN & ERICKA AVOID GOING HOME EMPTY-HANDED THIS WEEK!!!

(If Meghan & Cheyne should win out, they will tie Nick & Starr Spangler's single-season record of seven wins.)

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