The Amazing Race Season 22 Recap: Episode 5

The Amazing Race Season 22 Recap: Episode 5

By Daron Aldridge

March 18, 2013

Well, there go the nicest people on the Race.

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On the heels of the Mullets, who are just now getting their ingredients (yet I still don’t think they have their chickens with them), Team YouTube is being mocked by locals for how they are carrying their chickens but get all their ingredients in a one-stop shop.

Somehow, Team Cape Fear and the Sock’er Moms have leapt ahead of the hockey bros. with Max & Katie as number two and Mona & Beth as number three. Humorously, Bates is in faux disgust when he and Anthony are checked in as number four. My suspicion is that they were once again victims of crappy cabbies.

That one-stop shop is not all it’s cracked up to be because Joey & Meghan either don’t have enough of an ingredient or have stuff they don’t need. The upside is that Chuck & Wynona are still working on the same task and are ignorant to the U-Turn awaiting them.

Caroline & Jen are on the mat as number five as the Mullets’ chicken deficiency sets in. They are now heading back to the starting point of this Detour task. So, that’s at least good news for Joey & Meghan. But this drama and jockeying for position could all be for naught if they don’t eliminate anyone, since Dave & Connor quit the Race earlier in the leg.

With a very enthusiastic thumbs up from the chef/judge, Joey & Meghan are heading back to the scene of the U-Turn to get their final clue of the leg. They are easily in the lead over Chuck & Wynona. Speaking of Chuck, he seems to think he is in Mexico or Spain, because when the judge approves of their soup, multi-cultural Chuck replies, “Muchos gracias.”


Joey & Meghan fall for Phil’s elimination psych-out about them being in the back of the pack but still in the Race as number six.

Chuck & Wynona’s chess adventure is void of interesting TV filler because we don’t see more than two seconds of that task for them. Now the moment of truth: elimination or non-elimination? The Mullets are…

NOT eliminated. Dave & Connor’s withdrawal from the Race did indeed make this leg moot. This turn of events is usually reserved for Kim and David’s recap, so I guess they should actually thank my kids’ school for going on Spring Break a week earlier than normal.

Next week: We might get an elimination leg but we will definitely get drama with a Roadblock that involves scorpions and Max and Joey’s pained reactions.

Have a good one.

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