The Amazing Race

Season 15 Episode 5

Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2009 on CBS
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The seven remaining teams depart the Souk Madinat Jumeirah pitstop, staying in Dubai. The Roadblock involving retrieving a watch to use to unlock a briefcase and Detours of weighing a half-millon dollars in gold or assembling a dozen hookahs are made even worse by stifling 130° heat. But Mika faces the ultimate test of courage when a six-story waterslide clashes with her dual fears of water and heights.moreless

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  • Terrific episode and another nailbiter ending

    This episode proved that anything could happen on The Amazing Race, and it did in this leg but before I get to that, I would first like to note that the tasks this leg were awesometacular. The Roadblock was highly enjoyable and amusing, and watching those poor Globetrotters suffer made them fall to last place.

    The Detour was very good, and I mean very good. Counting the money reminded me of a leg in Switzerland from Season 3, and it was highly mathematical. The other side of the Detour was as equally as difficult where teams like Brian & Erika really struggled to work as a team.

    The slide challenge near the end of the leg was where the fun really took place. Teams basically had to go down a scary slide to receive their next clue, but Mika was too scared to perform the task. This allowed the Globetrotters to catch up and finish in 6th place.

    Mika & Canaan ultimately came in last place, and where I thought that this could have been a non-elimination leg, they were knocked out of the race.

    Overall, fantastic episode with a surprise endingmoreless
  • wow, team basket ball got real lucky

    wow can't work out the time dude ?

    can't row a raft ?

    but omg a freaking water feel like i let canaan down' understatment of the he'll forgive her... what a sap...

    interesting tasks gold weighing or building the gold real i wonder and did teams 'get five fingered discount ? ;) i doubt it lol

    not sure of the rolex's where real either... an expenisve loss if they lost them at sea...

    but it is dubai...

  • Another big step up!

    This season didn't start well, but it's been on a smooth road to recovery. This was the best episode yet, at least in my opinion.

    The Road Block was tricky, rowing is not as easy as the professionals make it look. I found myself screaming at the screen when Big Easy had a mental lapse and couldn't figure out how to read a watch.

    The Detour was even more exciting than the Road Block. The Gold was an easier option, if you could act fast and had the brains.

    I couldn't believe the ending though. I can't believe Mika didn't take that waterslide and I was extremely disappointed to see Mika & Canaan eliminated.

    For me, it was a bittersweet ending, though. Flight Time & Big Easy survived at the expense of Mika & Canaan.

    A great episode! I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope it continues to go uphill from here!moreless

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