Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines, Episode 18 (Leg 6, Day 1) – “Kami ang dapat mataranta, hindi kayo.”

Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines, Episode 18 (Leg 6, Day 1)

Derek announces that this is the 6th Leg of the Race and teams must now drive to Air Force City Park in Clark, Angeles, Pampanga and look for a T33 Thunderbird.  There, before they can get the next clue, they must stop at the “Forced U-Turn” station to vote for who they want to get U-Turned.

From the Stables, Ed & Angel have a little trouble restarting their car while Dayal is absolutely pissed that he hit his head on the trunk and now thinks it’s about to bust open.

At the toll, LJ & CJ tell Saida & Jervi to U-Turn Sheena & Gee since they’re right behind them.  Saida & Jervi want Dani & Mish.

Boom & Cheng maintain their lead and at the park, find the Road Block.

In this Road Block, teams will hop into an ultralight plane and drop flour bombs onto a target below.  Once they score 5 points, they’ll get the next clue.

Marc and Kat debate who’ll do the Road Block.  Kat doesn’t want him to fail her again.  Marc says fine, you do it, but Kat lets him.

On the road, Dayal tells Ed & Angel that they’ll just go to the Flying Club together without trying to pass each other since his skull has busted open.

With Boom & Cheng lost, Fausto & Dayal and Ed & Angel get there first and take a number, but find HOURS OF OPERATION of 9am to 4pm and it’s already past 4pm.

Sheena & Gee and LJ &CJ get to the U-Turn board with Saida & Jervi falling behind and deciding to U-Turn Dani & Mish.

Dani & Mish get to the U-Turn board.  Dani insists on Sheena & Gee, but Mish gives her a choice of either LJ & CJ or Saida & Jervi since they’re the ones who voted to Yield them when Sheena & Gee did nothing to them.  Dani insists, Mish goes with who she has in her hand.

Everyone is lost.  Marc & Kat get a local to ride with them to the Flying Club and Saida & Jervi pay a tricycle driver to lead them.  Meanwhile, Gee gets pissed when locals don’t know locations in their own city.  Then their car won’t start and the frustration turns into tears.  She has a huge break down.

It’s dark out and Dani & Mish arrive at the Flying Club in last.  They decide to go to the hospital, but Mish takes a comment by Dani the wrong way and they have another fight.  Boom & Cheng think Dani is a drama queen (“ang arte”) and Sheena & Gee think she’s a nasty girl and a brat.

The doctors say Mish’s finger was a sprain and severe cartilage damage.

Next morning, the teams get ready for the Road Block.

Fausto gets 5 points on his first try and they open the clue for the Detour.

For both sides of the Detour, teams must head to Clark Eagle Range and Gun Club.
In Tamaan (Hit), teams must be able to hit a target using a pistol and a rifle.
In Iwasan (Avoid), teams must cross a special ops training course while avoiding getting hit by a paintball to retrieve a backpack across the way containing their next clue.

The rest of the teams go.  On their first flyover…
Ed gets 1 point.
Boom gets 3 points.
LJ gets 2 points.
Marc gets 3 points
Gee gets 3 points
Jervi gets 2 points
And Dani gets 0 points by throwing the flour bomb WAAY too early.

On the second flyover, Ed adds 2 points to get a total of 3.
Boom gets 7 to make it 10.
LJ gets 8 to make it 10.

Marc and Gee both get 9 to make it 12.
Jervi gets 1 point to make it 3 totel.
And Dani again gets another big fat zero.

On the third attempt, Ed and Jervi get the points needed and head off.
Dani again misses the target completely.  She only has one more chance, but still doesn’t get anywhere near target.  The rain starts falling harder and now they can’t go up so they take a 4 hour penalty.

Episode Thoughts
Crazy, insane episode of breakdowns!  I guess driving will be TARPh’s version of airport drama and boy did it deliver.  Teams getting lost and then have complete meltdowns.  That was fun to watch.

The Road Block was pretty cool, but those HOURS OF OPERATION!  I’m torn as to whether it was a good idea to put that on during a Superleg.

Though apparently, it seems the teams had a zero hour Pit Stop instead of a Superleg.  This is the start of Leg 6 so it is considered its own complete Leg instead of a Super/double leg.

Anyway, the drama has been ramping up, the inexplicable choices for Yield and U-Turn, the meltdowns, and some solid tasks.


El Kabayo Riding Stables

Boom & Cheng  2:19pm
Fausto & Dayal  2:20pm
Ed & Angel 2:29pm
Marc & Kat 2:33pm
Saida & Jervi  2:52pm
LJ & CJ 2:52pm
Sheena & Gee 2:59pm
Dani & Mish ?

Who did the Road Block?
Sino ang nasa target? / Who’s on target?

In order of completion; Italics indicate who did the Road Block
3 Fausto Dayal 3
1 Cheng Boom 5
4 LJ CJ 2
5  Marc Kat 2
3 Sheena Gee 2
2 Angel Ed 4
2 Saida  Jervi 3
2 Dani Mish 4

2 Vanessa Pamela 2
1 Anton Armand 10
0 Mykey Crystel 1

Quotes from Episode 18

Gee: “Oh, wag kang mataranta.  Kami ang dapat mataranta, hindi kayo.”

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