The Amazing Race Season 28 Recap - Episode 7
By Kim Hollis and David Mumpower
April 18, 2016
Brodie & Kurt might have beaten the camels, but at what cost. Neither one can even stand after the effort they exerted to barely outpace the dromedaries. Eventually, they’re able to get up and get to their clue bearer. It directs them to the Aquaventure Waterpark in Atlantis, which is well known for some major league thrill rides.
You’d think the other challenge might be easier, but Dana is in such bad shape from walking in the heat that she’s close to passing out. Matt notes that it’s really hard to walk in the sand, but he doesn’t seem too troubled by the conditions. He is nice enough to be worried about Dana, though, even after she yelled at him for his positivity earlier.
For their second attempt at the camel race, Tyler & Korey get a bit of a head start. It’s enough to earn them a victory. Burnie & Ashley have arrived at Oasis, and she is definitely thrilled to be walking with camels instead of racing them. They even take some moments to admire the beauty of their surroundings.
Eventually, Dana & Matt arrive with their camels at their oasis. For their reward, they get to taste some local bread (which is probably 100 times better than it would have been otherwise due to their recent exertions) and camel milk. Although she claims it’s really good, we can’t help but think of Ron Burgundy in the San Diego heat, declaring, “Milk was a bad idea.”
Although Sheri & Cole get off to an excellent start in their race against the camels, they soon realize that the length of the track is significant enough to allow the dromedaries to leg it out. We have to admit we assumed Sheri would be terrible at this task, but she actually is quite impressive. They might be able to pull it off on a second attempt.
Brodie & Kurt have arrived at the Aquaventure park, and the Roadblock requires one member from each team to get in a tank with sharks and search for a pod containing a puzzle. Once they retrieve the puzzle, they’ll have to get out of the tank and solve it. For whatever reason, they’re also required to dress up like Rocky from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, which means you can picture exactly what they’re wearing. Dr. Frankenfurter can make you a man in seven days, but the Frisbee dudes are so manly they don’t need his help.
The Oasis task is definitely proving to be easier for both Burnie & Ashley and Zach & Rachel. Both teams complete it with little issue. We’re actually pretty surprised at the cooperation of the camels.
There’s more Dubai road trouble as both Tyler & Korey and Matt & Dana are having trouble locating the waterpark. Brodie has reached the puzzle part of the task, which requires him to match letters to their corresponding shapes. The trick is that the puzzle is in a water receptacle, which makes it really hard to manipulate (and even harder to describe with words). Brodie notes that it’s easier to throw a Frisbee, because of course he does. It’s tough enough that he suggests to Kurt that they should use the Express Pass, but Kurt shoots down that notion pretty quickly. They are in first place, after all. It would take a major disaster to finish in last at this point.