The Amazing Race Season 27 - Episode 6 Recap
My Tongue Doesn't Even Twist That Way
By Kim Hollis and David Mumpower
November 2, 2015
Of the first three teams, Denise, Diana and Tanner will take on the challenge for their teams. Denise seems fine with it, Diana is excited and Tanner is white-knuckle terrified. “I’m going to cry,” he says. We’ve learned in earlier legs that he is deathly afraid of heights, so it’s going to be a brutal Roadblock for him.
Soon, even the braver Diana says that she thinks she might “pee herself.” When we see the distance to the bottom from a bird’s eye view, it definitely looks… daunting. We’re reminded that she’s electing to do these challenges because she wants to overcome her own fear of heights.
Denise’s heart rate jumps from 93 to 135, which tells us she definitely got a thrill from it even if her face was sour the whole way down. With the fear factor portion of the show out of the way, #TeamAlabama’s next clue directs them to fly to Paris, France. Once there, they’ll need to make their way to Aérodrome Museé Volant Salis.
We’ll give Tanner credit and say that he actually handled the jump like a champ. Joey, Krista, Rick and Chris all do the jump for their respective teams. After Chris goes, Logan notes that – whew! – Chris is still alive. She’d had some sort of vision or something that he wouldn’t make it and it was freaking her out. She apparently really does care whether he lives or dies (but probably still wants him to shut up).
All seven teams are on the same flight to Paris, so that Roadblock was completely useless. Upon arrival at the airport, Justin & Diana are the first team off the plane and sprint to the train that will take them to their destination. They are the only team to make the train, which means they’re going to have a 20-minute lead. Rick from #ChacAttack laments this turn of events, which might seem whiny until you think about the fact that he never gets to be in the lead group.
At the Aérodrome Museé, they receive yet another Roadblock clue that asks, “Who’s feeling Revolutionary?” Team members will go up in an awesome-looking Boeing Stearman plane. While flying over the countryside, they’ll have to look for the three words that best represent the 1789 French Revolution. Of course, if you know your history, you’ll know without even seeing the clues that these words are “Liberté, égalité and fraternité.” The plane will go for a loop, so it’s going to be super exciting.
The clue also says that the person who previously did the Victoria Falls jump cannot do this Roadblock. That means Justin gets to go up, and he has the time of his life while obviously having no trouble whatsoever sighting his three French Revolutionary words. While he’s up in the air, the other teams are arriving from the train station, and Joey is griping at Kelsey to run. She… does not.
If you’re wondering how long it would take for one of Logan or Chris to say “shut up,” we actually manage to make it 13 whole minutes into the episode before Logan barks it at Chris.