April 20, 2005 01:05 AM by Joe Blackmon
The Amazing Racers all get back to even when they all wind up taking a 24 hour train ride. Rob Mariano is up to his usual cleverness and trickery and convinces Sanja, the manager at the hotel where he is staying, to be his guide through India. Uchenna and Joyce go for the fast forward, while the other teams compete in pushing huge model elephants down a street.
The fast forward turns out to be a Hindu head-shaving ritual. Uchenna is already bald, but Joyce is visibly distressed over having her hair cut. However, she refuses to back out and makes it through the hair shaving like a champ. Uchenna and Joyce win the fast forward and are given directions to go directly to the pit stop, which puts them in first place.
After completing the elephant task, the other teams struggle to race uncooperative camels around a track. Ron & Kelly and Rob & Amber are the first two teams to finish, and they race each other to the pit stop. They reach the pit stop in second and third place respectively. Lynn & Alex are initially ahead of Gretchen & Meredith, but their taxi driver makes a mistake and takes them to the wrong palace. Gretchen & Meredith make it to the pit-stop fourth, and Phil tells them that they are officially the oldest team to have ever made it this far in the Amazing Race. Dating teammates Lynn & Alex wind up being the last team to check-in at the pit stop, and they are eliminated from the Amazing Race 7.