We're Not at Charm School Learning to How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing Summary

To begin the episode, the teams have to drive 78 miles from their pit stop to a hot springs and cross a rickety bridge to get their clue. All teams arrive in time for the 6:30 A.M. opening and a footrace is on. The teams are then given a clue to drive a 145 miles to an oil plantation. This quickly leads to confusion, with two teams getting lost. Kelly and Jon realize they have no idea where they're going and choose to opt for the Fast Forward. They feel it is a safe bet, as they don't figure it would be to any of the other teams' benefit to go for the Fast Forward. Unbeknownst to them, though, Reichen and Chip have already accidentally headed down the road for the Fast Forward and, once they realize what they've done, they decide to continue down that road to claim it. While this occurs, Jon and Al have made their way to the Detour. Called "Chop / Haul," the teams are given a choice between chopping down fruits to find their clue in an envelope, or hauling 25 heavy bundles of fruit into a marked truck. The catch with the "Chop" option is that only one in four envelopes contain a clue. Jon and Al opt for the "Haul" option. Elsewhere, Millie and Chuck have gotten lost. David and Jeff show up on Jon and Al's heels and have trouble finding the clue. Jon and Al helpfully direct them to it. Jon and Al complete the challenge and find the next clue, which takes them to some caves. Reichen and Chip reach the Fast Forward, which involves feeding pieces of fruit to some orangutans. They have an enjoyable experience and then claim the Fast Forward, which sends them to the pit stop: the Sepilok Nature Resort. Kelly and Jon arrive not long after them and find that the Fast Forward is already taken. They're pretty much certain they're done for, but decide to head back and continue on anyway. Jon and Al and David and Jeff reach the Roadblock, which involves climbing up a steep ladder to retrieve a clue from a basket. Reichen and Chip arrive at the pit stop first, followed by those two teams. This leaves just Millie and Chuck and Kelly and Jon. Due to some poor map-reading on Millie's part, Millie and Chuck fall far behind and end up neck-and-neck at the Roadblock with Jon and Kelly. There, Jon and Chuck race each other to complete the Roadblock, both finishing at about the same time. The two then begin the big race to reach the pit stop. In the end, Kelly and Jon arrive just ahead of Millie and Chuck and hit the mat in fourth place. Millie and Chuck arrive in last and are eliminated, leaving them to contemplate the future status of their relationship.

Episode Viewers and Ratings

Season 4 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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