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The Amazing Race Season 20 Recap

The Amazing Race Season 20 Recap

By Daron Aldridge

April 9, 2012

This guy looks (and presumably sounds) like Patrick Warburton, right?

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As a welcome break from the bickering, the charter flights to their first clue of the leg are filled with awe and appreciation. All the teams are soaking in the sights of Africa and loving it. Well, everyone except Nary, that is, who is either motion sick or sleeping.

When they land, they have to navigate a safari vehicle to a specific crater with the help of locals to find a guy with their clue, which is their Detour.

Before we get to that, I am touched by how excited Mark is to be in Africa. He says that his great, great grandfather was a slave and he believes came from the Tanzania area. In light of all the discord earlier, it’s nice to see someone able to put this experience into perspective.

Art & JJ and Big Brother get to the Detour clue first and find out it’s between Marksmanship or Courtship. They have to ride a bike to the same village for both tasks. For Marksmanship, they have to master throwing a hammer-like weapon at a rotating target and both people have to shatter a target to get their clue. For Courtship, they have to perform a jumping ritual for a full 60 seconds. While jumping up and down for a minute doesn’t sound too hard, Phil reminds us that the teams are at over 8,000 feet above sea level. Border Patrol goes for Marksmanship and Big Brother heads to Courtship.




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The second and last flights have arrived and are looking for the crater and clue.

JJ quickly hits the target but Art keeps going wide. Unfortunately for them, Big Brother does their jumping tasks with no problem. I feel duped by Phil that there may be some difficultly to the task. But if Bad Rachel does it without any effort then it must be child’s play. They get the next clue and are heading to the Simba campsite, to which they have to navigate their safari truck to. Border Patrol gets finished and passes up Big Brother on the bike ride back to the trucks.

Army of Two gets to the Detour next and they opt for Marksmanship. While heading there, they pass the other two teams. Dave gives Blonde Rachel a “c’mon let’s do it” type of coaching, which prompts her to tell him to stop yelling at her. Showing that maybe their meltdown days are behind them like they demonstrated during the Fast Forward last leg, Dave asks her to not confuse his encouragement with yelling and that he thinks she is doing awesome. We’ll see if that holds at the task itself.

As Big Brother continues to follow the team in front of them, they do suggest to Team Justified to do the Courtship task. The fellas take their suggestion and go to Courtship. This gives them to the chance to pass up Blonde Rachel & Dave, as they quickly get their clue. But just like the previous teams, Marksmanship proves to only be slightly more time-consuming as Army of Two is still neck-and-neck with Team Justified.


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