Monday, March 26, 2007

Amazing Race All Stars - Episode 5

Aired - Sunday, March 18, 2007

I missed the original air time as I was delayed in returning home so a friend of mine taped it for me.

The show started at Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world; Funny as neighboring Punta Arenas, Chile also stakes this claim. Ushuaia is the 4th pit stop for the race.

The others were shocked that Rob and Amber were no longer in the race, but were also glad they were gone.

Oswald and Danny were the first to depart at 12:02a

They had to use a device to find an avalanche beacon which is buried with their next clue at Marshall Glacier.

At 12:06a Eric and Danielle departed, followed by Terri and Ian at 1:04a, Joe & Bill at 1:55a, 1:58a Dustin and Kandace at 1:58a, Uchena and Joyce at 2:38a and finally at 2:41a, Myrna and Charla. It is so much easier now to keep track of everyone.

The ski lift to the glacier opened at 8a so everyone caught up; it is kind of pointless when they do this; I think they should let them enter the Glacier based on the same time intervals that they had departed the pit stop.

Joe and Bill were first to find the beacon with the next clue which was to fly to Maputo, Mozambique (MPM). They then showed an Austral MD80 taking off and then showed an airplane with winglets in flight landing; possibly a Boeing 737; good grief at least show the same aircraft landing that you show departing.

Teams had to use a travel agency to buy tickets as they could not buy the international tickets at the Ushuaia airport (USH). They then showed an airport with a Qantas A330 at the gate...I am pretty sure that was not Ushuaia. In case the contestants could not find an earlier flight, they were all given tickets for the last flight to Maputo.

Uchena and Joyce were the next to find the clue.

Terri and Ian were #4
Charla and Myrna were #5
Dustin and Kandace #6
Oswald and Danny were last to find the clue
There was a flight departing at 9:40a which Oswald, Danny, Terri and Ian were able to get.

At one point you could see the reservations as the camera panned across the printer, but it was fuzzed out.

The next shot showed them in the interior of an Aerolineas Argentinas (AR) plane showing a 2-2 First class configuration with coats being hung at the back of First class. Then, an Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 747-400 (744) was shown taxiing and then showed a MD80 (M80) taking off; it is the same plane they showed when they talked about flying to Maputo initially.

I must congratulate them though on showing the full routing of the trip:

  • Ushuaia, Argentina (USH) to Buenos Aires to
  • Argentina (EZE) to Sao Paulo to
  • Brazil (GRU) to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) to
  • Maputo, Mozambique (MPM).

Then they showed a Boeing 737-200 landing in what was possibly Maputo. The next image shown was the Maputo airport sign with African music playing in the background and then the Boeing 737-200 again. The airline is LAM a local airline in Maputo with its Web site visible on the side of the plane as as they disembarked and started running. The aircraft's registered was BAI (Lurino).

After landing, they all got a car with a driver provided; the next clue was a road block:

Who smells a rat

Then they had a detour

Pamper: go to the market and convince people to paint their nails

Porter: fill 10 large 45lb bags with coal

Fortaleza is the next pit stop

Myrna and Charla in first place as they finished the task first - nail painting, they won a trip for two from Travelocity to Aruba

Dustin and Kandice were #2
Terri and Ian were #3
Oswald & Danny #4
Phil said he was surprised they went for the coal
Joe and Bill #5
Eric and Danielle #6; Eric said they got beat by a bunch of queens (referring to Joe and Bill)

Uchena and Joyce were the last to arrive; this not an elimination round though, but the bad news is that they must arrive 1st at the next pit stop or they have a 30-minute penalty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you really need to give a blow by blow? Give us your thoughts :)

And GO Blondes GO