Emmy award winning The Amazing Race 2012 returns tonight to CBS with a new episode titled ‘I Need Hair To Be Pretty.’ Last week’s on the ninth leg of the race the teams headed to Bollywood.
While in Cochin, India during a Road Block, the contestants had to perform as the lead dancer in a choreographed routine while wearing proper Bollywood attire in order to receive the next clue. Bopper and Mark were the last team to arrive at the pitstop. When they arrive Phil tells the two that they are going to have to continue to work hard, this was non-elimination and they are both still in the race. If you missed the episode you can read our full and detailed recap here.
The race continues in India. In Detour A, Engaged couple Rachel and Brendon must decorate an elephant for a local festival then clean up after her in order to receive the next clue. Ralph helps Vanessa who suffers a leg injury during the race. In Detour B, Boarder Patrol Agents Art (left) and JJ (right) must pack and crate ten boxes of ginger and deliver them to the shipping depot in other to receive the next clue from the Head Priest. In the Speed Bump, Best friend Bopper and Mark must paint a the belly of a Pulikali tiger dancer in order to continue with the race.
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All teams except for Mark & Bopper, are on their way to the temple. Rachel & Dave have arrived first and received their clue, there is a Fast Forward but they can’t do it because they already used one. Brendon & Rachel are the next team to arrive and they decide to use the Fast Forward.
Brendon & Rachel R. arrive at the Fast Forward, they have to shave their heads to be able to get it. Rachel R. looks like she is going to faint, she paid $500.00 for extensions and she claims it will be so sad. Brendon is ready to go, Rachel just can’t do it because it took her years for her hair to look good.
Teams not wanting to do the Fast Forward, have to head to Pattancaud to the Road Block, they are at a 50-year old facility where with coconut husks they have to spin 50 feet of rope.
Bopper and Mark have not left the last Pit Stop yet and Bopper doesn’t look good after his ordeal last week in the hot India sun.
Rachel & Dave arrive at the Road Block, Art & JJ are shocked to see them and ticked off that the other teams don’t play strategically; if Bopper and Mark get that Fast Forward they are going to get ahead of everyone. Rachel R. is trying to ignore what everyone thinks of her and Brendon, she needs her hair to look pretty and doesn’t care.
Vanessa & Ralph are the first team finish the Road Block, they now have to head to Fort Kichi to see a Barber and as they start running, Vanessa falls down and hurts her ankle, but she is going to be fine.
Rachel & Dave, Art & JJ are also done while Rachel R. is still feeling guilty, but they are not far behind the other teams. Rachel & Dave are the first team to arrive at the Barber and receive their DETOUR. Teams must now choose between PACHYDERM where they have to decorate and elephant and deliver manure or PACK A BOX where they have to box 10 boxes of ginger and deliver to a shipping manager.
After arrive last in the previous leg, Mark & Bopper must complete a detour where they have to paint a tiger on a native’s belly.
Art & JJ choose to pack the boxes and they are both still upset that Rachel R. didn’t do the Fast Forward, after all this is a race for a million dollars and your hair will grow back.
Rachel R. & Brendon decorate their elephant, while Rahcel & Dave have already done that and are now shovelling manure.
Art & JJ are finding the process tedious as they have to first sift the ginger before packing the boxes. Rachel R. & Brendon are shovelling manure, as well as Vanessa & Ralph.
Bopper & Mark are finished their Speed Bump and on their way to the Fast Forward. Rachel & Dave are done and on their way to the Pit Stop at Cheena Vala shipping boats, teams must take a ferry.
Rachel & Dave get on a ferry, Rachel R. & Brendon and Vanessa & Ralph just miss it. Meanwhile, Art & JJ are having a hard time with packing the ginger.
Rachel & Dave are the first team to arrive, this their sixth win and they receive $10,000 each. Rachel R. & Brendon are team number two, Vanessa & Ralph are team number three. The two Rachels start going at at, Rachel tells Phil that Rachel R. & Brendon didn’t do enough wheel barrels of manure and deserve a penalty. Rachel R. is ticked off and the two start throwing insults at each other. In the end, Phill gets them to pretty much put their dislike aside and shake hands.
Mark & Bopper are getting their heads shaved, while Art & JJ just finished the Detour and are heading to the ferry, they are team number four.
The last team to arrive is Mark & Bopper, they are eliminated from the race. Phil tells them to be proud of themselves because they made it through 10 legs.
ELIMINATED: Mark & Bopper