Phil informs us that during the mandatory 12-hour rest period where teams can eat, sleep and mingle with the other teams, the “controversy” over Team Guido’s behavior remains on everyone’s minds. During dinner, Joe & Bill eat separately from everyone else.
Phil adds that “the competition has gotten ugly” and by the end of this Leg, only five teams will remain.
The six remaining teams begin the 6th Leg of the Race by being evacuated to the nearby town of Gabes to avoid an impending sandstorm in the Sahara. The mandatory 12-hour Pit Stop was thereby extended, though teams would still depart in the order they arrived at the end of the last Leg.
Joe & Bill start the 5th Leg of the Race at 4:02am by opening a clue containing a photo of a monument and the word “Tataouine.” What teams must figure out is Tataouine is a city in southern Tunisia, 300 miles away.
After the mandatory 12 hour rest period, teams set off on the 4th Leg of the Race. But they are only given cryptic clues as to their next destination. The clues include the photo of the man they must meet in the country that is represented by an enclosed flag and to which they must make their way by boat departing from Marseilles.
After a mandatory 12-hour rest period, teams set off on the next Leg of the Race. Their first Route Marker is at the Songwe Museum which they must search for somewhere in the village and is only 100 yards away. While the people of the village know about it, no one outside of the village will know how to find it. Especially when there are no signs.
Phil Keoghan stands atop a New York City high rise introducing us to The Amazing Race. A brand-new show that sees teams of two everyday Americans with pre-existing relationships Race around the world for one million dollars.
This coming Sunday will mark the 20th anniversary of the premiere of CBS’ The Amazing Race. Premiering on September 5, 2001, The Amazing Race was a radically different concept for network television at the time. Fresh off the success of Survivor, CBS brought The Amazing Race to televisions around the world.
And so my 2021 rewatch of season 4 is over. TAR4 was always a sort of middling season. Especially sandwiched between seasons 3 and 5, two of the franchise’s gold standard seasons, it was easy for TAR4 to get lost in the shuffle. Of course after ten years of the HD Era, it’s also easy to look back at a season like TAR4 with great nostalgia.
The Final Leg of the Race begins with teams being given $1 and needing to drive themselves to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Here, they will join in a traditional ceremony where tribesmen will give them their next clue.