Tonight the CBS series The Amazing Race airs with an all-new Wednesday, January 5, 2022, season 33 episode 1 and 2 and we have your The Amazing Race recap below. In tonight’s season, 33 episode 1 and 2 called, “We’re Back! / It Can’t Be That Easy,” as per the CBS synopsis, “Eleven teams begin their journey and travel to London.”
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Tonights Amazing Race episode begins with Phil Keoghan announces that this 33rd season of The Amazing Rae was filmed before COVID-19 but had to suspend at the end of the third leg. After a long break, they finished filming this season.
All across America 11 teams are packing up to race around the world. The teams will head to London to find “The Queen” and “Boris Johnson” having a nosh.
The teams are: Akbar Cook Sr. and Sheridan Cook, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone, Arun Kumar and Natalia Kumar, Caro Viehweg and Ray Gantt, Connie and Sam Greiner, Kim and Penn Holderness, Marianela “Lulu” and Marissa “Lala”, Michael Norwood and Armonde “Moe” Badger, Raquel Moore and Cayla Platt, Ryan Ferguson and Dusty Harris, Taylor Green-Jones and Isiah Green-Jones.
The teams all head to the airport to catch their flights to London. Anthony & Spencer are the two men who are well known for in 2015 to be in a train with a terrorist. Life was insane for the two, within 24 hours it was international news and Clint Eastwood made a movie of it.
Raqual and Cayla are flight attendants and hope that the other teams underestimate them. Ryan was arrested when he was 19 years old and was falsly accused, one of the reasons he is doing this with Dusty is to bring awareness.
Once the teams land they must head to Trafalgar Square and find the iconic telephone boxes that have come to life.
Arun and Natalie are daughter and father, Team Detroit, and they are superfans, both have been watching the show since Natalie was eight years old. Arun says they are the true immigrant story and the American dream. Lulu and Lala are identical twins and if they win, they will pay off their parent’s mortgage.
Once they find their first clue, they must head to Buckingham Palace and find the Canada Gate. Raquel & Cayla are in first place and the next step is a Detour, and they must choose Artist Den where they have to create original artwork and put it on display, or Digibem where they time travel through London – the journey starts in Parliament Square where they will need to find the Bobby near Big Ben, then find Little Ben and finally, connect with Digiben. Connie & Sam are in last place
Anthony & Spencer are in first place, they just found Digiben, they must now travel to The Chipping Forecast in Soho and find “The Queen” and “Boris Johnson” having a nosh. The teams doing the Artist Den are not doing well, most of them don’t understand that it is a puzzle, they must put it together first and then past it to the board.
Ryan and Dusty find the Queen and Boris Johnson first, they must now race to the Pit Stop inside the National History Museum and find Phil. This is the first Pit Stop in a race around the world, the last team to check in will be eliminated.
Akbar & Sheri found Digiben, they are on their way to find the Queen and Boris Johnson but they lost time because they keep arguing because her walking pace was really slow.
Anthony & Spencer are team number one to arrive at the Pit Stop, Ryan & Dusty number two, Raquel & Cayla number three. Kim & Pen are number four, Caro & Ray are number five, Akbar & Sheri number six, Connie & Sam are number seven, Taylor & Isaiah are number eight, Arun & Natalia are number nine.
Michael & Moe finally finish the Artist Den, but so do Lulu and Lala – it is down to these last two teams.
Lulu and Lala are number ten.
ELIMINATED: Michael & Moe
It is the second leg and Anthony & Spencer are the 1st team to depart at 7:46am and must race to the Royal Mail at Clerkenwell and find the Mail Rail where they will find their next clue. Akbar & Sheri plan on being a united front this leg. Ryan & Dusty arrive first, Mail Rail for more than seventy five years to deliver mail, a six a half mile railroad track used to deliver mail under the city. At its peak, it delivered more than 4 ½ million letters every day. This Roadblock requires teams to ride the trusty rail to a loading dock, then sort through thousands of envelopes to find their next clue. Ryan & Dusty finish the Roadblock before the next team arrives, now they must head to Leicester Square, commonly known as theater city and teams must choose a Detour.
Ryan & Dusty arrive at the Detour. There are an estimated five million dart players in the United Kingdom, many of them throw down in bars like Club Victoria. In Bullseye, Mate, the rules are pretty simple, all they have to do is hit a target. Each team member will throw three darts, if they both hit a bullseye in the same round, they will get their clue. In the next detour called Decorate, teams have to decorate two cakes with two flags from the European union.
Lulu and Lala are currently in last place, but they are hopeful that they can catch up. When teams arrive to decorate the cakes, there is confusion on which flags are the European union. Meanwhile, Ryan & Dusty choose darts and the complete it quite quickly. A double-decker bus is the Pit Stop for this second leg of the race.
Raquel & Cayla make Britain cake and it is not in the EU. Anthony & Spencer choose Norway, not in the EU.
Ryan & Dusty are team number one to arrive at the Pit Stop. Connie & Sam finish darts and are on their way to the Pit Stop. Arun and Natalia are doing darts, but not having an easy time of it, she wants to change and go make the cakes. Lulu and Lala are still in last place but they are being positive, they are decorating cakes; they do very well, they do it on their first attempt.
Lulu and Lala are in last place, but this is not an elimination and all the teams are headed to Scotland.