He's a Few Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack! Summary

At the Pit Stop in Australia, the teams receive a clue telling them to drive 80 miles to Australian woolshed. There, they'll receive further instructions on how to receive their next clue. They're given only $1 for this leg of the race. David and Jeff reflect at the beginning of the race reflect on how their being analytical gives them an edge, while Kelly and Jon note that they've been saving up money. When the teams arrive at the woolshed, they find that it does not open until 6:00 A.M and therefore, they're all going to be grouped together. Once the woolshed opens, they all race in and find that they each have to search through a giant pile of wool for the clue. Kelly and Jon are the first to find the clue, which directs them to the airport. They have to fly 1,000 miles to Cairns. Chip and Reichen find the clue second and David and Jeff, despite having some difficulties at first, soon find the clue buried in some wool they had already looked through. The teams all catch a 7:45 flight at the airport and after landing, head for a place called Wild World. When they get there, their clue tells them to grab a Kodak Easyshare Digital Camera and have one team member feed a fish to an alligator, while the other team member snaps a picture. Kelly and Jon are first, but Jon forgets to grab a camera and so they lose their place. Therefore, David and Jeff get ahead, followed by Chip and Reichen. Once they've taken the picture, they have to head to a souvenir shop to develop it. David and Jeff and Kelly and Jon complete this quickly, but Reichen and Chiop have trouble. The clue tells everyone to travel fifteen miles to Wangetti Beach. There, they face a Detour, Saddle or Paddle. Saddle requires that they saddle up a horse and explore up to a mile and a half of shoreline looking for a flag, which will then have a set of clue envelopes within a 25 foot radius. The catch is that only one set of clue envelopes is real. There are several fakes with simply instruct the teams to try again. The other option is Paddle. They have a blowup a kayak and then paddle to an orange buoy with the clue. It's physically exhausting, but the clue will be easy to find. All teams choose the Saddle option, although some fare better than others. David and Jeff find the right direction almost right away, while Reichen and Chip get lost and Kelly and Jon are late in finding the beach. Still, all teams eventualy receive the clue, which tells them to drive to Julatin, 35 miles away and look for a place called Offroad Rush, an adventure sports company. David and Jeff are the first there and it's a Roadblock. They complete the task, which involves driving a buggy through a seven mile course, quickly and receive a clue directing them to the Pit Stop. They finish just as Reichen and Chip arrive. Chip wrecks a portion of the course when driving and they have to get a new car out to him. Last to arrive are Kelly and Jon. Although it's Kelly's turn to do the Roadblock, Jon really wants to and so Kelly gives in. Jon ends up flipping the car over and panicking Kelly, but he turns out to be okay. In the end, David and Jeff have a solid lead arriving at the Pit Stop. Reichen and Chip finish about twenty minutes behind and Kelly and Jon are last going into the final leg.

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Season 4 Episode 12 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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