|Recap: The Amazing Race 22, Episode 2 – Loose Lips Sink Ships
The 2nd Leg begins as teams must take a water taxi to the Hilton resort at Motu Toopua Nui where they will search the grounds for a wedding chapel. After receiving a blessing from the priest, they’ll get the next clue.
The taxis don’t depart until 7:30am, so the other teams except the penalty-carrying Max & Katie and Caroline & Jennifer catch up. Before leaving, David & Connor talk to Jessica & John about the Express Pass, but the couple, not wanting to commit, says if someone out of their alliance finds out about the pact, the deal is off.
The teams head off to the resort.
David & Connor find the priest first and open up the clue to reveal the Detour.
In Pick a Pearl, teams head to a pearl farm where they must retrieve lines of oysters underwater and open them up until they find two red pearls.
In Take a Trunk, teams put on a diving helmet to walk along the ocean floor to retrieve a trunk which they must take an umbrella. Then, after emptying the contents of the trunk, they must set-up an underwater picnic to receive their next clue.
All teams except Beth & Mona choose Pick a Pearl. But David & Connor do not pick up their supplies before hopping onto their water taxi, so they must go all the way back from the Detour location while everyone else gets started.
Idries & Jamil consider taking a penalty because they don’t want to get in the water. Meanwhile, the others are breezing through and Meghan & Joey, Jessica & John, Bates & Anthony and even Dave & Connor are already exchanging their pearls for the next clue.
Teams must now take a jetski to the island of Motu Tapu using a provided little map. As they head off, Max & Katie and Caroline & Jennifer start their Leg and decide to do Take a Trunk together.
Pam & Winnie are leave the twins alone at the Detour, but end up getting lost on their jet skis as the other teams arrive at the next Clue Box and find the Road Block.
In this Road Block, teams must walk on stilts and use them to kick a coconut 35 yards across the beach.
Once they finish the Road Block, it’s a foot race to the Pit Stop. The first two done are Bates & Anthony and Dave & Connor and they run to the Mat, but Dave injures himself, saying he ruptured his Achilles.
He continues on to the Mat with Bates & Anthony claiming 1st and a trip to London, Dave & Connor take 2nd, and Jessica & John finish 3rd.
There’s another (unnecessary) footrace as Joey & Meghan feel the need to outrun Chuck & Wynona. The finish 4th and 5th respectively with Beth & Mona in 6th.
Idries & Jamil decide to switch Detours even though they are now in last place. Pam & Winnie get to the Road Block, but Max & Katie and Caroline & Jennifer catch up.
The country singers manage to finish first of the three and step on the Mat 7th. Max & Katie take 8th and Pam & Winnie just escape elimination by taking 9th.
That leaves Idries & Jamil in last and eliminated.
Another solid episode. A simple Leg, but good tasks that definitely showed off the beauty of Bora Bora and French Polynesia.
Not much to say really. A good episode even with no drama and relatively simple tasks in a beautiful place.