The Amazing Race: I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing!
The teams are given audio instructions which really throw them. Tyler and James have the smart idea to have their taxi driver listen to the instructions too while Rob and Kimberley follow them get lost and end up behind again. It happens one more time with them trapped in a loop which also happens to David and Mary. After all that drama everyone ends up cued up again for a bus ride to Ha Long Bay. The Road Block involves scaling a a cliff face. Once again, Sarah volunteers while Peter "coaches" her from a safe distance, contentedly chilling in the boat. I know all about reality TV editing but really how much of this is skillful editing and how much of it is Peter's asshat behavior.
Next the teams travel to Sung Sot Cave to find a clue. This leads them to the Detour which involves either rowing around to deliver goods or harvesting oysters. For either challenge rowing is the sticking point. Some teams take an oar each, others go for the one person rows, the other person navigates technique. Either way there is lots of yelling and weeping. This is a challenge that is a huge advantage for those with upper arm strength and so the girl teams have the biggest problem (and Tom and Terry too).
I'm not quite certain how Rob and Kimberley make it to number one but at least it keeps them from sniping at each other for a few minutes. They win jet skis. Sarah and Peter do well this go-round too but their relationship is splintering apart. I suspect that Rob and Kimberley are one of those naturally fighting couples but that Peter and Sarah aren't accustomed to this type of drama. He prefers being in the position of power as her coach and the teamwork that the race requires isn't working for him. Dustin and Kandice and Tom and Terry battle for last place crying all the way. Tears for me this week, watching the gay hobbits get eliminated. It's been a tough couple of weeks for my favorites it looks like my David and Mary and Lyn and Karlyn might also face Philimination soon.