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Runner Up with Amber (Season Seven)
Runner Up with Rob (Season Seven)
Eliminated 7th with Alex (Season Seven)
Eliminated 7th with Lynn (Season Seven)
Winner with Joyce (Season Seven)
The palace that Lynn & Alex accidentally went to is Umaid Bhawan Palace.
The teams finished in the following order:
#1. Uchenna and Joyce. (Fast Forward)
#2. Ron and Kelly.
#3. Rob and Amber.
#4. Meredith and Gretchen.
#5. Lynn and Alex. (ELIMINATED)
This leg's Fast Forward was previously 'used' during Leg 9 of The Amazing Race 5 (The leg took place in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India) all though no team took it then.
The events of the previous episode are directly continued in this one.
Fast Forward: This leg contained the second of only two Fast Forwards hidden on the race. Uchenna and Joyce chose to use the Fast Forward and it required them to shave their heads. Only Joyce had to complete the task, since Uchenna's head was already shaved. Joyce succesfully completed the task, claiming the Fast Forward for her and Uchenna.
There was no Yield in this episode. Two have previously been available, but neither were used and one still remains.
This is the first leg since the new Yield rules were added that features both a Yield and a Fast Forward.
Meredith and Gretchen officially became the oldest team to make it this far in the competition.
Balance Sheet: Uchenna and Joyce move up from third to first. Ron and Kelly remain in second. Rob and Amber move down from first to third. Meredith and Gretchen move up from fifth to fourth. Lynn and Alex move down from fourth to last and are eliminated.
In this leg Meredith broke three bones in his foot after it had been run over during the elephant Detour, and later by a tuk-tuk. However, he did not reveal his injury to production, because he feared that it would force him to leave the race.
Ron/Kelly, Rob/Amber, Meredith/Gretchen, and Lynn/Alex chose "Trunk", where they had to transport a 600 lb. teak elephant one-half mile through the streets of Jodhpur to a temple.
No team chose "Dunk" where they would've dyed white sheets from a basket, looking for the 1 of 25 that would reveal their next clue upon being dyed.
Uchenna/Joyce bypassed the Detour via the Fast Forward.
Phil: (to Meredith and Gretchen) You guys are the team that never quits!
Lynn: I don't have any more nails to bite!
Alex: Me either.
Lynn: I'm gonna have to start on my toenails soon!
Uchenna: (after Joyce shaved her head) You've got a beautifully shaped head, actually!
Ron: Whoa! Their camel's goin' whack!
Gretchen: (as the taxi driver passes Lynn and Alex) Good driver! Good driver!
Gretchen: I never should've gotten in that elephant.
Meredith: It's okay. You had a good ride!
Gretchen: I could've helped you push.
Lynn: (to the taxi driver) Run that elephant over!
Uchenna: (as Joyce wraps a scarf around his head) Look what I have to deal with! Look what I have to deal with!
Gretchen: We have a bad elephant!
Phil: (to Meredith/Gretchen) You are officially the oldest team to make it this far in The Amazing Race.
Meredith: All I can think of right now is getting to that mat before one other team.
Gretchen: Hurry, honey. We've got an obstinate camel.
Joyce: My inner beauty will have to come out and shine.
Uchenna: Do you want to shave your head?
Joyce: Let's go! Let's just do it. Let's just do it. I don't care.
Joyce: (on the Fast Forward) A traditional Indian ritual. Oh, I hope it's not a head-shaving. That freaks me out.
Rob: It's tough organizin' Indian labor.
Gretchen: Meredith! We have a bad elephant. We have a bad elephant.
Uchenna: We're on our way to the Fast Forward.
Joyce: This is a real gamble right here.
Ron: Rob's really humorous and Amber's just very sweet.
Phil: (to Meredith and Gretchen) Give it everything you've got.
Uchenna: When Phil said "this isn't it, you have to keep going, I have another clue," we were like "what?"
Phil: I don't want to hold you up. I have your other clue.
From The Associated Press:
"Meredith - and 'Amazing Race' editors - didn't focus on severe pain the 69-year-old retired executive experienced in his foot after being accidentally run over by an elephant statue on wheels during a challenge in India.
'It was bothering him a lot for the rest of the race,' said Gretchen. 'When he got home, he had it x-rayed and found he had three partially healed bones and that's what had been broken.'
This is the second episode title in as many weeks that makes reference to an elephant.
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