The Amazing Race Season 29: Episode 3
Bucket List Type Stuff
By David Mumpower and Kim Hollis
April 17, 2017
Previously on The Amazing Race, a dude hurt his testicle. That’s a real thing that happened. Strangely, it almost flipped the outcome of the leg, too. One of the teams, the Swole Sisters, was waaaaaaay behind. Then, Shamir played “Oww My Balls”…and lost. He had to request medical attention from an ambulance.
As Shamir suffered, Jessie & Francesca reached the same spot in the challenge but ultimately weren’t able to overcome their massive disadvantage. That leaves Sara stuck with Shamir for at least one more leg, which makes her the loser this leg independent of what happens next.
Predictably, tonight’s episode starts with Sara complaining at Shamir. Why? After a 12-hour break, he immediately starts the next leg by “talking about his junk again.” Shamir has decided that no woman can understand his pain. So, he’s commiserating with some dudes. Her look of disgust is priceless. All the other teams want to talk about is how well they’re getting along.
Except Scott and Brooke.
Those two would be up for wife swapping with Shamir & Sara, and we say that while acknowledging Scott is gay. He’d have full-on sex with Sara right here right now if it got him away from Brooke, who doesn’t like him and also is dealing with an arm injury from the prior leg. And for what it’s worth, we think Sara would be down, too. What would be the most interesting development for the show is if Sara and Brooke could join forces while Shamir and Scott were shot out of a cannon.
Today’s race begins with the surprise winners of the last leg, Liz & Michael, departing at 8:47 a.m. They went from worst in the opening heat to first place in the most recent one, which we meant to look to see has ever happened before. Let’s just assume that it’s rare.
There’s going to be bunching tonight unless the producers want little drama. The flight in this episode is more than 6,000 miles from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The destination is Askari Monument, a statue dedicated to the African soldiers who fought in World War I. Also, tonight’s leg will include a blind Double U-Turn at some point. The contestants will have many, many hours to contemplate their options, as it’s a long flight plus the wait-time at the airport.
As other teams think about the game, Scott focuses on what really matters. He’s wearing a hat that says Keesh on it, and he needs his partner plus the viewing audience to know what it means. Otherwise, they wouldn’t appreciate how cool and with it he is. Nice try, Scott. Okay, not even that.
The clue is easy to find at the monument. It’s a newspaper ad. Newspapers are things people used to read in the days before the internet. Also, Kim works at one. Anyway, there’s a race to the front of the line, and The Boys irritate several opponents. They skip to the front of the line rather than wait in the queue with everyone else.