Last time the teams checked into the Pit Stop at Al Alam Palace in Muscat, Oman. Chad & Stephanie were the first team to arrive last time so this time they were the first team to depart. They opened their clue and found out they had to fly to Dhaka, Bangladesh, go to Sundarban Square, find a sugar cane press, press enough liquid to fill a mug and drink the mug before receiving their next clue.
Chad & Stephanie went to the airport and found out the earliest flight would get them in at noon the next day. Jill & Thomas caught up with them. But Chad & Stephanie decided to get some food before their flight. Jill & Thomas decided to persevere to find an earlier flight. Their patience paid off because they were the only team to get on a flight that landed at 5 am. Brook & Claire also were looking for an earlier flight after seeing a joyous Jill & Thomas leave, but also told Nick & Vicki. Nick & Vicki got seats on a second earlier flight leaving Brook & Claire to the 12 noon flight. Nat & Kat tried flying to Dubai first and trying for a better flight that way but they ended up on the same 12 noon flight as Brook & Claire and Chad & Stephanie.
In Dhaka Jill & Thomas found the Sundarban Square, pressed their sugar cane, drank the juice and got the next clue. Nick & Vicki got in a few hours later at 8:40 am and also did the sugar cane task quickly. The last three teams arrived at noon and all were neck and neck during the sugar cane task.
The next clue was a Detour of either Balanced Meal or Balanced Bricks. In Balanced Meal the teams had to transport 30 tin canisters filled with box lunches called tiffins to a ship and return 10 empty canisters to get their next clue. In Balanced Bricks the team had to transport 100 unbroken bricks using a head basket to a brickyard. Both tasks were at the Buriganga river. Jill & Thomas opted for bricks. Although the bricks were heavy and the head basket transport wasn’t the most comfortable they managed to get all their bricks transported and got the next clue to go by foot to the Dhaka River Port. All the other teams opted to do Balanced Meal. This task was also relatively easy and Nick & Vicki had an easy time of it. Of the last three teams Nat & Kat and Brook & Claire found the area to get the food canisters easily. Chad & Stephanie got lost and Chad just yelled out the place he was supposed to go randomly like someone would just run over and help him. Eye roll. Finally they found were they were supposed to be but Nat & Kat and Brook & Claire were done delivering their canisters and on their boat back to go to the next clue.
At the Dhaka River Port teams found a double U-Turn. The U-Turn would make the u-turned team go back and perform the Detour task they didn’t do. So even though Jill & Thomas were seven hours ahead of the last teams they still opted to u-turn Brook & Claire. When Nick & Vicki got to the U-Turn they decided not to u-turn anyone because they had such a large lead. Nat & Kat got there and decided to u-turn Chad & Stephanie. Upon coming to the U-Turn Brook & Claire and Chad & Stephanie had to go back and do the brick task. Claire was having a hard time even with Brook’s encouragement. Stephanie also had trouble but both teams finished and went to the next task.
The next clue instructed the teams to go to Nazira Bazaar. Here they found a Roadblock. One team member had to put the finishing touches on a cycle rickshaw. They had to attach things like the wheels, chain, bell, handle tassels, canopy and seat. Jill, Nick, Nat, Brook and Stephanie all did the task. Jill and Nick both forgot about the chain but figured it out and got the next clue. Even though Nat had a big lead she had trouble and forgot the nuts on the wheels so Brook and Stephanie caught up and were tearing through the task. Nat finally finished even though Chad was heckling her for u-turning them. Brook had some trouble with the bell and Stephanie with the seat but they both finished very close.
The next clue instructed the teams to check in at the Pit Stop at Lalbagh Fort. Jill & Thomas were first and won a $15,000 Discover Card. Next were Nick & Vicki, Nat & Kat. Both Brook & Claire and Chad & Stephanie walked to the Fort, got lost and got help by some friendly locals. But Brook & Claire reached the mat first. Chad & Stephanie were eliminated.
Next time: The teams are in an Asian country where Brook dances, and Nick loses it with Vicki.
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