The 22nd season begins with 11 two-member teams flying to Bora Bora on the race's first leg. The pair who arrive first at the initial pit stop win two express passes that enable them to bypass any future challenge. The duo can keep one pass, but must give the other one to a rival team by the end of the fourth leg.
The ten remaining teams continue their race through Bora Bora, where one team comes face to face with their fear of deep water. Meanwhile, another team experiences navigational problems on the water, opening the door for a possible comeback from the two penalised teams from the previous leg.
The race continues in New Zealand where the teams participate in a shemozzle obstacle course that includes mud slides. Meanwhile, David's debilitating leg injury threatens to cut short his journey with his son Connor.
The race continues in Bali, Indonesia. Stress makes one contestant cry; a team makes history while trying to stay in the game.
The race continues in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the teams face a Double U-Turn. Also: One pair receive crushing news.
The race continues in Botswana where the teams hunt for scorpions. Meanwhile, Chuck and Wynona confront Joey and Meghan for using the U-Turn against them.
An African speed trap causes problems for teams; racers are asked to water ski with crocodiles.
The race continues in Switzerland where teams grapple with giant wheels of cheese and climb on the north face of Eiger mountain.
The final five teams visit Germany and plunge 37 stories through the Berlin sky. Later, the duos take a twisted journey through a psychedelic labyrinth.
The final five teams race in Edinburgh, Scotland, where a double U-turn puts two duos in jeopardy.
The race continues in Belfast, Ireland, where the final four teams go bog snorkelling. After one pair are eliminated, the last three teams fly to Washington, D.C., and scour some of the city's historic landmarks for a chance to win the million.
After the final four teams go bog snorkeling in Belfast, Ireland, one team's race comes to an end; the three remaining teams scour historic landmarks in Washington, D.C.; the winning team is determined. Part two of two.