The Amazing Race 27 Episode 8

Krakow, I'm Gonna Get You

By Kim Hollis and David Mumpower

November 16, 2015

Boom! Non-elimination leg!

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Kelsey & Joey are pretty great at the Music challenge, and then a different woman gives Denise 20 zloty just to shut up. Logan & Chris are finishing up the Mine challenge when Tanner & Josh arrive…

Er, wait. Somehow, #TeamTexas has arrived at the wrong mine. How is this even possible?

Joey is having a lot of zloty luck with the senior ladies. Apparently grandmas love him. #TheCheerleaders are doing absolutely terribly. Once again, #TeamAlabama must be offending the ears of the Polish residents, because a woman approaches James Earl and asks him if she gives him all the money he needs, will he leave? Obviously the answer is yes, and her ears are mercifully spared any more of their “music.”

At long last, Tanner & Josh have arrived at the salt mines. Logan & Chris are walking out, and they tell the guys the task was easy. (Of course, it will be easier for the guys. Just sayin’.)

While at the Oskar Schindler Factory, Kelsey actually displays some human emotion. It’s only a moment, granted, but still!

Back at the piano challenge, Tiffany is resorting to seeking out young guys and offering to kiss them on the cheek for money. The tactic works, and they’re finally on their way.

Justin has selected his different foods and is delivering them to the party. He gets it on the first try. Because of course he does. It’s the 39-minute mark of the show and they are standing on the mat at the Pit Stop. That’ll teach us to underestimate them! They win a trip to China and probably have a sizable lead that can only be negated by bunching/producer meddling.

Phil also tells them that there will be a U-Turn in the next leg, but do they even really need it? No one’s going to beat them there.

At the server Road Block, Kelsey and James Earl are doing the challenge for their teams. Both of them ask for help from friendly locals.


#TheCheerleaders and #ThePaparazzi are at the Schindler Factory, and Chris feels the impact as a large part of his family is Jewish.

The guys are done at the salt mine, and currently they’re behind everyone else. They’ll need to hope for some bad mistakes at the Road Block. Kelsey and James Earl decide to team up for the challenge, and it works for them, which means that #TheReporters are team #2 and #TeamAlabama is team #3.

Rather than ask for help, Tiffany takes the novel approach to the serving challenge of just picking a bunch of stuff and throwing it on her tray. We bet it doesn’t work. And Surprise! It does not. It’s also heavy, so the fact that she’s going to have to do it again is going to be really tough. She finally decides to get some help.

Logan & Chris fight over who will do the Road Block, so their brief moment of unity is over and done with. Like Tiffany, he just throws stuff on his tray and hopes for the best, and it doesn’t work for him.

Despite receiving assistance, Tiffany still gets it wrong on her second try. She’s in absolute agony from carrying the heavy load. Josh has arrived, so the two of them work together. Unfortunately for both of them, Chris has finished the Road Block, so they’re competing against each other not to be in last place. #ThePaparazzi are officially checked in as the fourth place team.

Josh is incredibly noble as he works with Tiffany. He could easily outpace her as she’s struggling with the tray again, but he stays with her and allows her to stay slightly ahead. The girls take off, and the guys run after them. #TheCheerleaders arrive first, and they start sobbing because they’re really big fans of #TeamTexas. “We wanted to stay to the end with them.”

As predicted in the Power Rankings, they’ll get their wish. This is (of course) a non-elimination leg. Of course the producers are going to do all they can to keep Tanner & Josh in the Race. The guys will have to perform a Speed Bump on the next leg, and there’s also that pesky U-Turn to deal with.

And yet… there are still three terrible teams, so we like their chances.

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