The Amazing Race All-Stars Episode 10
We're Trying to Make Love, Not War
By Reagen Sulewski
April 30, 2007
Only four teams remain in this All-Star edition of the Amazing Race, which is proceeding with an ever-looser definition of "star".
Dustin & Kandice are once again out in front, leaving this leg in Kuala Lumpur in the lead. They're immediately sent to Hong Kong, where they'll have to find a particular laundry (oh, that should be simple) to find their next clue. Their big concern is about how Eric & Danielle will react to them after yielding them last leg, but really, at this stage of the race, there should be no friends left.
Charla & Mirna leave next, and they seem to be more upset about the yield than anyone else, "coining" the phrase Yield Karma (you're way too late on this one), meaning the supposed revenge that Dustin & Kandice will experience on this leg. Dear Race Babies – YIELDS ARE IN THE RULES!
Third out are Eric & Danielle, who vow revenge (at least they have a reason), with Oswald & Danny trailing everyone, although only a couple hours behind overall, in the middle of the night, the great Amazing Race equalizer. This last team is also suffering from a low supply of cash, after Danny spent all theirs in a Roadblock last leg. This may or may not be a factor today, but it definitely means no side shopping trips.
The four teams are struggling with flights to Hong Kong, as both of the early flights are completely booked, and it's too early to get on waiting lists. Dustin & Kandice are the first at the airport and park themselves in front of the first counter to open. Eric & Danielle are next there, and do likewise after a particularly awkward elevator ride with Dustin & Kandice.
Oswald & Danny hunt through the bowels of the airport and find the back offices for the two airlines, which are staffed, and are able to get on the waiting lists for both flights. Charla & Mirna join them in time to get second spot in line on the Air China flight, the first out that day. Mirna attempts her usual "most important person in the world" manipulation here on the airline employee, who thankfully is having none of it. She is really the most self-entitled person ever.
Meanwhile, Dustin & Kandice have secured the 2nd spot on the Air Malaysia flight, which is the second out of the day, with Eric & Danielle just behind. They end up third and fourth respectively on the Air China waiting list, leading to much bickering among the teams over what constituted a proper line. These legs always bring out the best in people, and the airport scenes are what win Emmys, I'm sure!
Oswald & Danny are the only team to get onto the early Air China flight, making their semi-devious excursion to the bowels of the airport actually kind of crucial. Not accepting defeat, Mirna attempts to charm her way onto the plane, with predictable results.