The teams spent one night in Bangkok (yes, I went there again), and Margie and Luke are the first to depart for Guilin, China. When they get there, they have to go to Qing Xiu Lu (a street), and find a hair salon. Jamie and Cara are next, vowing to stay positive and have a good attitude. Tammy and Victor are next, excited to be going to China, because of their heritage. Tammy went to China for Spring break once, so I guess that makes her an expert. Kisha and Jen are about four hours ahead of Mark and Michael.
Margie and Luke managed to get on the first flight out, but I think there will be a bottleneck on a connection. Tammy and Victor and Cara and Jamie are on the next flight out, followed by Kisha and Jen, and then Mark and Michael.
The first flight in China connecting them to their final destination was delayed, but Kisha and Jen got on a different connecting flight and made it ito Guilin first. Lucky break. The others arrived not too much later, seemingly.
Tammy and Victor are excited, because they speak Madarin. Luke says he wishes they could go to an all-deaf country where everyone signed, so he could have the advantage. Tammy and Victor got to the hair salon right after Jamie and Cara and snagged the clue - they have to make their way to 24 Bridge. Jamie and Cara got the more knowledgeable taxi driver.
Kisha and Jen have a vendetta against Margie and Luke, becaus Margie and Like steered them wrong before. They had a collision at the clue box, and Luke got called a bitch by Jen. He did not like that one bit. His mom told him what had happened, and he was really upset. I agree.
Bridge 24 brings them to a Roadblock, where one team member must train a cormorant to retrieve fish for them, much like hunting dogs, to fill a basket. Tammy hoped to have the advantage because of the language advantage.
Unfortunately, cormorants don't speak Mandarin.
There was another collision at the clue box between Luke and Kisha this time. Kisha contended that Luke pushed her into the box, whereas Luke said that Kisha grabbed his arm and threw him back. I couldn't tell exactly what happened, but neither of them was being particularly courteous, that's for sure.
(Meanwhile, Mark and Michael have to wash and dry two women's hair at the hair salon - shampoo, wash, and dry)
Luke got bitten by his cormorant. Looked painful.
Kisha and Jen got their fish back to shore first, and have to make their way to Ancient South Gate for their next clue. Jamie and Cara finished up next, followed by Margie and Luke, who had a very slow boat driver.
Tammy's birds were naughty and flew away, instead of fetching her final fish. It finally returned to her and got the fish.
In cabs, there was more smackdown talk between Margie and Luke and Kisha and Jen. Margie suggested Luke just let it go, and I think that's a wise piece of advice.
Choreography - Teams must join a group of locals and learn a dance, then perform for judges in hopes of getting it right.
Calligraphy - Find a calligraphy station and copy calligraphy which will bring them to their next station... there are four (correct) stations. Several wrong ones. Good luck.
Kisha and Jen choose calligraphy, Jamie and Cara choose choreography, and Margie and Luke chose calligraphy (since Luke can't hear the music), as did Tammy and Victor. Jamie and Cara got "manhandled" by the couple teaching them the dance. It was amusing. Their first try in front of the judges was not acceptable, so they had to try again. They got it wrong the second time, too, and had no idea what they were doing wrong. They almost gave up and decided to try the calligraphy, but gave it one more try.
Tammy and Victor absolutely had an advantage being able to speak the language. Everyone else followed them, and got to the write stations that way. Tammy and Victor told the guy at the third station "We are Foreign born Chinese-Americans. If we do not win, our parents will cry themselves to death." Funny. (Unless of course, it's true).
They finished first and got the clue sending them to Banyan Lake, the Pit Stop. They have to go on foot. It's a foot race, that's for sure.
Jen & Kisha arrived first, followed by Tammy & Victor, and then Margie & Luke. Kisha and Jen won a trip for two to Barbados. Nice. They told Phil about the fighting between Luke and Kisha and Jen. Luke got really upset, and then Kisha and Jen laughed when Luke was signing angrily, and Margie's Mamma Bear came out.
Then, my dvr cut out, and I missed the end!! I just need to start recording Amazing Race until later, because there are always sports on which interfere, and though I love my dvr, it's kind of stupid, and can't catch such things... I'll find the end online to find out what happened...