Ready to Lose Our Lives Summary

It's the Australian outback, the 9th pitstop in a race around the world. As usual, the contestants have absolutely no idea where they're going to have to go and they have to figure it out by looking for yellow and red route markers. Chris and Alex leave at 3:35 A.M. The clue tells them to take a flight to New Zealand, which is over 200 miles away. First, they have to take transportation to a local airstrip. Blake and Paige leave at 5:01 A.M., Tara and Wil at 5:06 and Oswald and Danny at 5:09. Wil says that with four teams left, every second counts. They load their vehicles onto an eighteen wheeler to go to Glendamboe. Chris and Alex stop at a convenience store to make flight arrangements. It's a choice between a 10:30 or an 11:15 A.M. flight. Chris and Alex seem unconcerned about getting the 10:30. Wil is interested in getting it. Tara and Wil head the wrong way to the airstrip. Wil says that he's quitting, that he's feeling "run down." Chris and Alex say that they've already got their New Zealand connection flight, so it doesn't matter if they get the 10:30 or 11:15. Blake and Paige find out they're on a later flight to Queenstown than everybody else, so they have to find some other option. They can't, so they board the later flight. It doesn't matter because they all catch up to each other anyway. Blake and Paige, getting onto the flight to New Zealand, lie and say that they don't have any luggage. They just carry on their bags, in the hopes of getting a jump on the other teams. So Chris and Alex stage a gag where Alex gets on the PA like he's a stewardess and then pretends that his leg hurts. This buys them and the other teams time to get their baggage off the plane and meanwhile Blake and Paige can't get off. Finally, they all grab taxis and head for Wentworth station, a farm on the outskirts of Queenstown. Blake tells his driver to go as fast as he can, then he and Paige decide to use the Fast Forward. The Fast Forward involves heading to Shotover River and taking a ride a jetboat, looking for the flag with the Fast Forward clue. Blake says that he has no loyalties or alliances (and it's not a surprise, considering the way he and Paige bumble around.) Tara and Wil find the flag at Wentworth Station, along with Chris and Alex and Oswald and Danny. The clue tells them to get to the Nevis highwire platform. Two teams at time can catch a gondola to the "Mother of All Bungee Jumps." Tara and Wil arrive, followed again by Chris and Alex and Oswald and Danny. Blake and Paige, having gone jetboating, find the Fast Forward flag. The clue says to head to the pitstop at the Inverary Sheep Station on the Canterbury Plains. Back with the other teams, the task is a Detour: Quick Jump, which requires them to bungee jump. It's the second highest in the world, at 450 feet. The other task is Long Hike, which requires them to hike down to the clue at the bottom of the canyon. Oswald and Danny at first seem to be cool, calm and collected about the idea of bungee jumping. Wil feels like he's just going to leave right then and there rather than do that. They bungee anyway and Tara's quite happy with Wil for doing it. The clue tells them to drive to the Inverary Sheep Station, more than four hundred miles away. Chris and Alex bungee. Wil and Tara are having problems getting to their car out of gear. Chris and Alex get the clue. Oswald and Danny bungee, screaming all the way down. Blake and Paige arrive at the Canterbury Station. Blake thinks that the Fast Forward will guarantee them a spot in the final three. Blake is delusional. They're the first team to arrive and they've won a vacation to Puerto Rico. Tara and Wil arrive at the Canterbury Sheep Station. Their task is a Roadblock, the clue says that whoever does it "should be ready for a wooly time." They have to separate three black sheep from a total of twenty-two in a corral and get them into an adjoining small pen. Once they've completed the task, they can check in at the pitstop. Oswald and Danny think that they may have taken a wrong turn and Chris and Alex do too. Wil's having a hard time with the Roadblock. Chris and Alex ask for directions. Wil decides to get all of the sheep into the small pen and then directs the white ones out. Finally, the three black ones are left and he and Tara check into the pitstop. Oswald and Danny get directions. They're told that they're about a kilometer away. Chris and Alex reach the Roadblock. Chris does the task for them and gets all three of the black sheep into the pen, but there's also one stubborn white one who doesn't want to leave. Chris calls himself the "sheep whisperer" and finally gets the white sheep out. Alex and him check in third. Oswald and Danny make it to the Roadblock. Oswald does the task, using Tara and Wil's strategy. They arrive in fourth place, but it's a non-elimination round, so they're still in the game. Danny says that he's not sure how they're still in the game. They say that it would be "great" to win.

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Season 2 Episode 9 of The Amazing Race resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

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The Amazing Race Show Summary

The Amazing Race is an adventure reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan that pits 10, 11, or 12 teams of 2 or 4 people against each other in a race around the world for approximately 40 days. In a leg, they go to destinations where they will complete a roadblock, a task where 1 person completes (Season 1-7) or 2 people (Season 8), a detour, where you have to decide between two tasks that are usually opposite of each other, and a miscellaneous task.

After they complete all these tasks, they will be directed to go to a Pit stop where they will have a 24 hour rest period where they will be able to eat, drink, sleep, and mingle with other teams. The last team to check into the Pit Stop usually is eliminated, but sometimes there is a non-elimination leg in which no one is eliminated. After all teams are eliminated except for 3, these three race to the finish line where the winning team wins 1 million dollars.

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