LAST EDITED ON 11-12-12 AT 04:13 PM (EST)Passport Wizard, There Has to be a Twist
With six teams left, the racers left Istanbul, Turkey and headed to Moscow, Russia. To get there, teams faced some airport drama with Abby & Ryan and The Beekman Boys getting the worst of it. Their delayed flight missed their connecting flight to Moscow and they wind up far behind the other teams.
Once in Moscow headed to Zurab Tsereteli Sculpture Park which looked like a place I'd like to visit someday. There they picked up a clue directing them to Moskvoretsy Most (no relation to Donny) to find Ivan the Terrible's guards (I suppose if your nickname is The Terrible, you'd need guards) who handed them their next clue.
Detour, Synchronize or Alphabetize. Either learn a synchronized swimming routine well enough for the judge or find four books in a huge library using the Cyrillic Alphabet which looks something like this:
А Б В Г Д Е Ж Ѕ Z З И І К Л М Н О П Р С Т Ȣ Ѹ
Ф Х Ѿ Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Ѣ Ꙗ Ѥ Ю Ѧ Ѫ Ѩ Ѭ Ѡ Ѻ Ѯ Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ
The Chippendales and The Twins headed for synchronized swimming while James & Abba and Trey & Lexi headed to the library. The other two teams are stuck in an airport in Germany. That's two episodes in a row that tasks were designed to get the Chippendales out of their clothes. Thank you, Elise Doganieri.
James & Abba give up on the Alphabetize task while Trey & Lexi finish quickly and head to the Luzhkov Most to find the Trees of Love (Trey getting more uncomfortable by the minute as ring hungry Lexi keeps making marriage comments). It's about this time that Abby & Ryan and the Beekman Boys arrive in Moscow. The Chippendales and The Twins finally perform well enough for the judge and head to the Trees of Love. It takes James & Abba a little longer.
After untangling and unlocking a ribbon from the Trees of Love, racers get a ruble which shows the Bolshoi Theatre, the Pit Stop for this leg of the Race won for the second leg in a row by Trey & Lexi.
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On to this weeks Lvoe List:
1)Jaymes & James - Finally got their act together and placed well coming in second. They seem to enjoy the race and never argue.
2)Trey & Lexi - Good leg, but don't get cocky kids. Team is still owed some bad karma for participating in stealing another teams money last leg.
3)James & Abba - Sleep deprivation and poor nutrition seem to be taking a greater toll on this team than the others. Last week it was losing money, this week losing their bags with their passports.
4)Josh & Brent - Decent people, poor racers.
5)Abby & Ryan - ready to give up because of a bad airport break. We received a break from his arrogance this week. Don't know what to make of their decision to wait at the synchronized swimming task for the Beekman Boys. On the face of it, it seems a nice thing to do but this is a race and you are the last two teams (they couldn't have known about James & Abba passports), waiting for them could cost you the race.
6)Natalie & Nadiya - Just don't like them and with the Express Pass, they are not likely to be going soon.
Philiminated - Nobody yet as this is a to be continued episode.
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