Leg 4: United Kingdom to Denmark
The thrill of travel arrangements and fuel efficiency were the highlight of the latest episode of the CBS reality series The Amazing Race. Starting on a high note, #TheCyclists Kym and Alli squeezed a mere 0.01 gallon of gas out of a Ford C-Max Hybrid, a car they each received as the winners of this leg. They had a little bit of trouble getting a traditional Danish wedding cake across town with a freight bicycle, but they were the only ones who thought to grab an icing bag to take with 'em and do the needed triage en route.
The storyline that was hyped up at the end of Episode 3 was #MomDaughter Shelley and Nici's eventual breakdown and, whoa Nellie, did that pay off. They ended up in sixth place, but by the time they arrived at the pit stop a lot of damage had been done to their relationship, mom Shelley acting so absurdly passive-aggressive as to put their presence on the show in jeopardy. You're a team, ladies, now suck it up and act like one!
UW's own #SweetScientists Amy and Maya worked as a team from the moment they woke up on St. Ninian's Isle -- wishing the sheep a hearty "Good morning!" -- all the way until landing at VM Houses in Ørestad, Copenhagen, solidifying their highest-yet finish in fourth place!
They seems to be enjoying their travels too.
The #SweetScientists nailed a challenge of setting up what looked like a college dorm room in a parking space, using attention to detail from their schooling to make their little spot look exactly like the picture they were given. And after a few rounds of memorization, I'm sure Maya's scientific background helped her remember the ingredients in a number of complex and odd sandwiches at Ida Davidsen, one of Copenhagen's most famous smørrebrød spots.
The team was definitely happy once they reached the finish line.
Wanna know how you can tell that the season is wearing nicely? Because the spray tan on #TheDentists is finally beginning to wear off. This was a really rough leg for Misti and Jim, who were consistently tripped up with small details at both the detour and the roadblock despite being so totally full of themselves every step of the way. While they were having a ton of trouble at the detour, the episode cut to a flashback of Jim saying "I'd love to be the most dominant team in Amazing Race history," so at least there's some schadenfreude the producers are looking to stoke.
Misti and Jim did admit to being humbled by landing in last place, but I doubt it's gonna be enough to really get them over the hump to actual humility. Despite coming in last, since this was not an elimination leg they still have their "Save" (which prevents them from getting the boot if they get in trouble), so they'll be around long enough to show off any new humility for at least a couple more episodes.
Other than watching Robbie of #TheWrestlers go into full-on in-the-ring mode while taking out the Ida Davidsen roadblock with a metaphorical leap from the top rope, the other teams didn't really rank this week insofar as interesting stuff happening. Fingers crossed #CollegeSweethearts Tim and TeJay get a little more time in front of the camera next week.
Next week, all remaining eight teams are off to Morocco where the intense-sounding "Double U-Turn" will be in play, the #SweetScientists apparently will show off what appears to be a charming lack of rhythm, and it looks like there's some beef brewing between #TeamNashville and the already over-extended #MomDaughter.
Keep up with the #SweetScientists and view images of them racing on the team's Facebook page.