The Amazing Race Season 29 Recap
We're Going to Victory Lane
By Kim Hollis and David Mumpower
June 5, 2017
Even though London & Logan found their three postcards first, Tara & Joey get to city hall ahead of them. For some reason, they’re on the El, but maybe it’s just because of the order they found their clues.
Brooke & Scott have delivered their hot dogs and are now on their way to Wrigley Field. Logan & London tell their cab driver they need to go to Wrigleyville Dogs. He says he needs an address, but they don’t have one. He tells them to get a different cab. Harsh.
For their next challenge at Wrigley Field, the teams must split into two. One will man the hand-operated scoreboard, and the other will talk to them on a radio. They have to know which place they finished in for each leg – and the legs are not in the order in which they were run, adding an element of difficulty.
Once they have all of their “scores” correct, they’ll be able to solve an equation that reveals a three-digit number representing an aisle in the ballpark where they’ll find their next clue.
Scott hopes that Brooke doesn’t get frustrated because he can’t talk back to her. She initially calls out the wrong number, not realizing that the legs are in alphabetical order rather than race order. She gets out her binoculars and soon recognizes her error.
The two of them are pretty impressive together, but the challenge doesn’t make for very good recapping.
I think you’re starting to see where this is going, though.
Anyway, Tara & Joey arrive at the rooftop to distribute hot dogs. Brooke strategically notices that they are in hot pursuit, and informs Scott that it’s time to step it up. After they hand out hot dogs and get their tickets, Joey humorously yells, “Go RED SAWX!” The crowd boos him.
With all of their scores in place, Brooke asks if the usher can check their work. Since there’s less than ten minutes left, I think we know what’s about to happen. She and Scott are meeting at home plate to get their next clue. Their clue gives them the aisle number 504, which they’re searching for before Tara & Joey even get started on the scoreboard.
Brooke & Scott get that final clue, which sends them to Milton Lee State Park and the last Pit Stop of the 29th season of The Amazing Race. “Oh my god, I’m going to cry,” says Brooke. Of course she is.
They flag a taxi. “We freakin’ deserve this,” says Scott. Ugh.
The editors try to make it look like Tara & Joey might be in contention, but we figure the separation is probably a good 45 minutes.
“Hold my hand. We’re gonna do this together!” Yes, Brooke & Scott are the champions of The Amazing Race. Brooke cries. Sigh.
Scott says, “I picked the right partner!” Gag.
Tara & Joey finish in second, which of course means that Logan & London take third place. (Frankly, they’re happy that they’re done.) All three teams are full of smiles, which is nice to see.
Despite CBS’s despicable treatment of The Amazing Race this year, they did renew the show. So, we’ll be back to recap the 30th season at some point. We just have no idea when. We won’t be surprised if it’s Summer 2018.