The Amazing Race Season 29 Recap
As Easy as Stacking Cups
By Kim Hollis
May 30, 2017
Brooke says she has a little cousin who can do this, and she’s seen it at family events. And actually, she starts it by going slowly, and then speeding it up. Joey admits that it’s a lot harder than he would have imagined.
The Boys have finally gotten off the subway and are walking through wet cement. Oops. It’s looking like it’s going to be one of those days for them.
Joey gets his cup stacking down to nine seconds or so. Brooke hits 7.6. Then she misses it by just .044. Finally, she finishes it in exactly seven seconds. She hasn’t cried one single time. The world might be coming to an end.
The next clue sends our teams to the Mugyewon Arts & Cultural Center. Brooke screams “Good Luck” at everyone on the way out, but it seems as though this is the type of win she really needed.
Joey misses by .07 seconds before he finally breaks the seven-second barrier. Logan is handling the task for his team, and he winds up with the best time of all, 6.699 seconds.
Matt & Redmond learn that their taxi driver is headed the completely wrong direction. He apologizes and takes them to the place where they’re actually supposed to be going. When Redmond says that they’re in a race for a million dollars, the driver says he’ll give them a discount. Yikes.
This means that the Boys haven’t even gotten to the Roadblock by the time that Brooke & Scott check in at the next clue area. Their next task is to make kimchi, the spicy Korean traditional cabbage dish. Once they’ve put it into jars, they have to bury it so the fermenting process can begin. Gag.
When Tara & Joey show up to watch the demonstration, Brooke snottily says, “Don’t say what we’re doing out loud. They don’t follow directions.” But then karma strikes back because people start laughing at them almost immediately. Brooke starts pitching a fit and wants to start over, while Scott protests.
Meanwhile, the other two teams calmly watch the woman who is demonstrating before starting the challenge.
Back in last place, Redmond takes on the task for the Boys. Matt is bummed that their cab driver took them to the wrong place, but figures they’ll keep on persevering.
Tara & Joey ask for their kimchi, and while most of it is good, there are a couple of portions that need to be reworked. The same goes for the other two teams. Tara & Joey are the first to complete their kimchi and they head over to the dirt to bury their pots of kimchi. Then, they’re given a bit of kimchi to taste, and they like it. Both Logan & London and Brooke & Scott follow right behind them.
“I was gonna lick my arm, but I saw that it had dirt on it,” says Tara.
Redmond struggles through the cups, but finally finishes with a 6.79 time.
The top three teams are all bunched together as they all race to the next location. They arrive at the same time, where the clue asks, “Who’s going to take control?” It’s time for some Esports! We love Esports. In all seriousness, we have two different Twitch screens going as we do this wrap, and we watched an Injustice 2 tournament yesterday. This challenge should be fun!