‘Amazing Race’ June 5, 2019 Eliminated Big Brother’s Rachel & Elissa (Episode 8 Recap)
Hey,”Amazing Race” fans. Tonight, June 5, 2019, the brand new 8th episode of this current season 31 did indeed air. The episode kicked off with the remaining 7 teams learning they had to travel to Ballenberg to get their very first clue for this leg of the race.
Since Ballenberg didn’t open until the morning, all the teams were allowed to catch up to each other. During this time, Rachel and Elissa took the opportunity to try and make up with Leo and Jamal for ratting out their plan to u-turn Victor and Nicole.
Rachel confessed that they had made a Big Brother pact with Nicole and Victor. But since Victor and Nicole screwed them over, Rachel said it’s over, and they are 100 percent loyal Leo and Jamal. Leo said he’s not the type to hold grudges while Jamal said it still didn’t sit right with him.
Next, host Phil Keoghan announced that there will be a u-turn vote for this leg of the race. Apparently, it was the first time in Amazing Race history that they’ve ever done this. Phil also announced that there would be no more non-elimination legs this season!
After all the teams voted on who should do the u-turn, it was Colin & Christie and Rachel & Elissa who got the most votes. So, they got stuck with having to do the u-turn. That means they had to complete both of the detours. Not just one.
Right after that, the detours for this leg were revealed. The teams had to do either the “Make Hay” detour or the “Cow Festival” detour. Again, Colin & Christie and Rachel & Elissa didn’t have a choice. Because of the u-turn, they had to complete both of the detours.
In the “Make Hay” detour, the teams had to cut and rake grass to get their hands on the next clue. In the “Cow Festival” detour, the teams had to dress up a cow with a headdress to get their next clue.
At this time, it was also revealed that Nicole and Victor had to do a special “Speed Bump” challenge since they finished last in the previous leg. Their “Speed Bump” challenge required them to pull down 26 flags and fold them to continue on in the main race.
After the teams completed the detours for this leg of the race, they were instructed to head to Oberschwanden to get their next clue. Once they arrived at Oberschwanden, it was revealed that they had to complete a Roadblock challenge. In this Roadblock challenge, the teams had to shoot an arrow through an apple that was sitting on top of a scarecrow’s head to get their next clue.
After the teams completed the Roadblock challenge, they were directed to take a motor boat ride to the Grand Hotel Giessbach, which was the pit stop for this leg of the race.
When everything was all said and done, Tyler and Cory arrived in first place, and they won a 7 day and night luxury trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. I would just totally try to sell that trip on Ebay or something and take the cash.
Anyways, Chris and Bret took second place. Colin and Christie arrived in 3rd place even though they were hit with the u-turn. So, they are a very strong team. Becca and Floyd came in 4th place. Nicole and Victor took the 5th place spot.
Leo and Jamal arrived in 6th place. Then unfortunately for the Big Brother sisters Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater, they showed up in dead last place.
Host Phil Keoghan did indeed confirm to Rachel and Elissa that they were eliminated. Of course, Rachel cried in this moment, but Elissa quickly made Rachel realize their lives could be worse. So, she cheered back up a little bit.
How do you guys feel about former Big Brother stars Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater getting eliminated in tonight’s Amazing Race episode 8. Are you happy about it? Are you sad? Or do you just not care one way or the other? Let us know in the comments.
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I am so happy that the O’Reilly sisters got eliminated tonight because they are very poor sports and they set a terrible example of representing what the amazing race is all about.
I thought there was a strict rule that if you didn’t show up with your CLUE in hand, you were either eliminated or had to go back and retrieve it!?! The Amazing Race has gotten rid of:
1. Eating really gross foods.
2. Most things to do with swimming,
3. Actual hard tasks, like the time they had to go in the German? roomful of ringing telephones and answer them to hear a message (virtually impossible with all the noise). The legs seem so much easier – did they have a hard time recruiting contestants in recent years??
5. THE MONEY PER LEG! They used to have to actually pay their way with a limited amount per leg.
6. No one ever gets hurt. Not wishing they did, but are they editing out any injuries?
7. Are smartphones now allowed? If yes, that sucks as far as them not getting lost. If they are allowed, why *are* so many still getting lost and not using them for “translator” – actually, no one has had a hard time in a cab with a language barrier.
This show has jumped the shark, SADLY!! I’ve watched every season, but this may be my last.
Can this please be Rachel’s last repeat appearance on TAR!!