October 15, 2006 09:02 PM by Joe Blackmon
For the fifth leg of the Amazing Race 10, teams started by taking a train to Hanoi, Vietnam to purchase airline tickets to Chennai, India. Teams had to book their flights at a travel agency before going to the airport. At the airport, several teams found out that Erwin & Godwin had managed to find an earlier flight than everyone else.
David & Mary and Lyn & Karylyn changed their tickets to the earlier departing flight, but they could not get a confirmed seat on the connecting flight. Taking the chance paid off for Lyn & Karylyn who caught the connecting flight, but it wound up costing David & Mary who had to settle for a later connecting flight.
In India, teams traveled to an arts and crafts store in Mamallapuram. At the arts and crafts store, teams received a detour choice between “Wild Things” or “Wild Rice.” In “Wild Things,” teams had to secure and transport a crocodile. In “Wild Rice,” teams had to use a specially colored powder to recreate a picture. On the way to the detour, Dustin & Kandice had a flat tire, and Peter & Sarah gleefully passed by them.
After completing the detour, Peter & Sarah exchanged harsh words after barely missing a bus to the next destination. Peter said “Remember it’s just a game, we’re just having fun.” Sarah replied “I’m not really having fun with you Peter, I’m not.”
For the roadblock, teams had to take a pass a driving test at the Karthick Driving School After completing the driving test, teams had to drive to the Chettinad House, which was the pit stop for this leg of the Amazing Race. Peter & Sarah arrived in first place, Dustin & Kandice arrived in second place, Rob & Kimberly arrived in third place, Erwin & Godwin arrived in fourth place, Lyn & Karylyn arrived in fifth place, and Tyler & James arrived in sixth place.
David & Mary were the last team to arrive, but it turned out to be a non-elimination leg of the Amazing Race. In a surprise twist, David & Mary did not lose all of their money and possessions which is customary for a team that finishes in last place on a non-elimination leg. Instead, David & Mary must finish in first place on the next leg of the Amazing Race or they will receive a thirty minute penalty.