Previously! 10 teams went to Tokyo. The redheads got into a car accident, Justin and Zev came in first, and Mel and Mike almost froze to death and gave up, saving the redheads. Nine teams remain! WHO will be eliminated next?
Amazing Theme Music!
Zev and Justin will depart at 8:45 pm. We’re going to China! Go to Jade Dragon Mountain where they will find their next clue. There’s a lack of flights, so the first leg has already been booked. Second leg of the trip is up to them. Kisha and Jen have been to China on their first trip, and the Goths are keeping positive attitudes even though they can’t even find their car. This doesn’t bode well for our lipsticked friends. The redheads have also been to China and hated it. Positive attitude!
The goths are losing it. Vyx can’t even find the airport. Kynt is trying to stay calm, but Vyx is a wreck, crying and hyperventilating. Kynt finds the highway, but where is the airport? This is very bad. They’re going the wrong way, according to the compass. Vyx loses her mind and says that they’re totally screwed and says goodbye to the Race. If they don’t even get on the plane, I will be very sad. But dude, Vyx, take a Xanax, you really need to calm down. Everyone else is already checking in for the flight. Eeeesh.
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Go to redcross.org to help the devastation in Japan, sayeth Phil. And so should we all.
Back in the goth car, they’re remembering their Italy elimination last time, wherein they also got lost. No one at the airport has any sympathy for the goths, because seriously, they had all night to get there. They get another flight and might catch up when everyone transfers. In China, you can take a plane or a train, but Ron and Christina finds out that the trains get in way before the flight. Ron and Christina are all set on the first train. Everyone else is on the second train. Kynt and Vyx, are, of course, not there. When they DO get there, everything is closed while the rest of the racers get to their second destination. Ron and Christina are first and take a snack break, hee! Now they have to wait again for a shuttle.
VYX HAS LOST HER PASSPORT. THIS IS INSANITY.
Okay, she found it. God, guys, get it together!
Everyone else has found the shuttle and are bunched up. Off they go to the mountain. The goths finally land and get in a taxi. Everyone else sees yaks with saddles. Oh this will be fun. Yep, they have to ride a yak after saddling it and get across a river. No word on how the yaks feel about this.
Everyone kinda sorta rides the yaks and there is a lot of laughing. The view is spectacular. Clues are collected and the yaks and racers go back across the river to a gondola that will take them up to the next clue. The altitude is making people loopy. No one can run because they can’t breathe. Roadblock! Find the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac out of thousands of wooden charms. Put them in the correct order (eeesh) and get the next clue. There are a lot of people and about a billion charms. Scrambling for charms commences.
Kynt and Vyx are at the yaks.
Everyone else is doing pretty well with the Roadblock. Mallory gets it first. Go to another bus and to the next clue. Luke gets it. Jen’s on her way. Zev is mumbling to himself and Justin hopes he knows what he’s doing. The Trotters get the charms and try to get them in order, as do Jen and Kisha. Trotters are off to the bus, squealing like wee girls, the redheads are next, and Jen’s right too, to the delight of Kisha. Zev’s in trouble.
But not as much trouble as the goths, who are still at the gondola.
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We’re back, and Zev finally gets the last charm and goes to put them in order. When he’s wrong, he gets cranky. Back on the gondola, everyone’s going back down as the goths go up. On the shuttle bus, everyone boards as Christina and Ron realize they’re on a tram, not a bus. Oops.
Justin and Kynt talk about the goth mishap, and in an interview the glam twins talk about maybe getting a time penalty cause of their huge mistake.
Ron and Christina catch up with the bus, because the Trotters TOTALLY saved their asses.
Vyx has nine out of twelve charms and Zev still can’t get them in the right order.
Next clue! Locate your zodiac sign and write a wish, depositing it in the correct box. My sign is the snake. Thank you, Chinese restaurant placemats! Clue goes to a Detour. Make candy with a hammer or pick up a ginormous horn and lead a parade to the next clue. Everyone seems to be going to the candy beating except the redheads who go for the horn, and the Trotters, who don’t know what their signs are.
Zev gets the clue as Vyx searches. Justin’s proud of Zev. Vyx cries. She seriously needs to calm down, they could have caught up here.
Back at the detour, Ron wants to have another snack as Christina goes insane that he’s wasting time. Hee! The candy detour is seriously just banging hot toffee with a hammer to flatten it out. Not hard. Everyone smashes their frustrations out. Ron wants to eat the candy. This is hilarious. Does he have a tapeworm?
Vyx is in hysterics. Kynt is super zen LOOKING but you can tell he’s seething inside. With Zev and Justin at the bottom of the gondola, I think it’s safe to say the goths are done. Sadface.
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Vyx finally gets the charms and goes to put them in order as Zev and Justin get to the tram. Back at Old Town, we’re still banging candy with hammers. Once it’s flat, cut it into pieces and get the clue. The Eternal Tower in Old Town is the pitstop. GO.
Ron is driving Christina as crazy as a bedbug. He’s also still eating everything he can find. At the horn, the Trotters get it done as the redheads decide to abandon the horns and do the candy.
First to phind Phil are Margie and Luke! Yay! They’re going to Aruba for their prize. But they’re still racing! Here’s another clue! The other teams find out their still racing as the goths try to catch up. Zev and Justin hike around with the horn as the goths realize that they’ve lost their passports AGAIN and have to go back to get them. In the gondola. They’re fucked.
To be continued!
Okay. I love the Goths, and want to carry Kynt around like a baby bird in my pocket, but could they have BEEN more of a wreck this week? Vyx was a disaster, and Kynt is a saint for not ONCE yelling at her. Goth Zen, man.
Next time, as the race continues, will the goths ever get their passports? There’s a double roadblock, which could make things interesting. See you then!