Amazing Race
I'm Supposed To Be Indebted To Her For The Rest Of The Race?!

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Flights of fancy, flats of fate

In other bad news, Firecop is still in Paris, and the Lufthansa ticket counter is closed. Their friend from the bus is negotiating on their behalf, persistently talking to a bald gentleman who is, sadly, shaking his head just as persistently. Firecop pleads with Bald Gentleman to let them buy a ticket, but BG tells them that the ticketing is closed and there's nothing he can do. It's remarkable, but even with everything else that had happened to them by this point, if they had made this flight, they probably would have caught up. Quite a big moment, right there.

At 10:30 PM, FloZach lands in Munich and runs through the airport. "This is serious, this is not a joke anymore, we've really got to run!" Flo yells. Indeed, Flo is as serious as a heart attack. And almost as soothing. On the train into town, she rubs her forehead and speculates about how far behind they probably are.

In Innsbruck, Asshat reaches Annasaule and peers into the clue box. Ian pointedly counts the clues and finds that all six are still there. "Doesn't mean anything," Teri snaps, knowing that sometimes there are extra clues just to screw with you. "I know, but it makes me feel good," he says, although obviously if he knew it didn't mean anything, he wouldn't have pointed it out. She tears the clue open and, in so doing, whaps him in the chest with her hand. It doesn't really look like it hurts very much, but he still says "ouch." Seeing him get even an inadvertent and probably painless whap in the chest is somewhat satisfying, in a dark way, I must admit. She reads the clue, and it's a Detour. Two tasks! Pros! Cons! This week's choices are Sled and Skate. In Sled, you go to a nearby bobsled course and ride down with a team of bobsledders. It goes pretty fast, but it's theoretically scary, and it's first-come, first-served with a possible lengthy wait between available rides. In Skate, you go to an ice arena and skate a relay race with a team of professional skaters. But through Phil's entire intro, everyone who knows this show and hates Teri and Ian is looking for the punchline, which comes when Teri finishes reading the clue: "Hours of operation for both, 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM." Woo hoo! The Strings Of Evil Being Foiled sound in the background. Ian says, "You're kidding," which again makes me think that he's never seen the show. If they weren't anticipating that this might happen, then they were living in a fool's paradise. Well, at least they were appropriately dressed.

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