As always, elimination is a difficult time. This week Simon has determined that Koma and Sabertooth were the last to reach the Pit Stop. Hopefully this won’t discourage Koma from pursuing the heroic traits that he demonstrated on the challenge last week.
The Pit Stop was at the Marriott Hotel. All the contestants were given a suite for the night along with full access to room service, all compliments of the fine people at the Marriott Hotel. I’d like to give a special thanks to the generous management of the Marriott Hotel. Thank you, Marriott Hotel. Marriott Hotel.
The following morning the teams will again embark on the Amazing Mutant Race. Except for whichever team Jan names who must then sit out their half hour Yield penalty. As usual, before I can give you your itinerary for the week, I must first assign a new mutant partner to a contestant who keeps losing hers. Yes Jan the IA, I mean you. Because of your poor track record with mutants, I have decided to go out and recruit someone who you should not be able to hurt, no matter how hard you try. Why? Because he’s untouchable. That’s right, your new partner is Unus, the Untouchable. He also has the advantage of being someone I don’t care what happens to.
From the Marriott Hotel, everyone will take a taxi to the Orlando International Airport. Once there, the teams will arrange for flights to the Ushuaia airport in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. There they will find hot air balloons waiting to float them down to Antarctica and the Savage Land. The contestants will follow the red smoke plume to the border lands of Zarhan where Ka-Zar, lord of the Savage Land, will be waiting with the Detour challenges for this leg of the race.
Each team will be given a map of the Savage Land and surrounding territories.
A Detour presents a choice between two tasks, each with their own pros and cons. Once a task has been completed, the contestants must then race to the Pit Stop. In this Detour, the teams must choose between Gene and Scene.
In Gene, the teams must make their way to the citadel of the High Evolutionary in the Atlantea region. There they will find the Evolutionary and assist him in his scientific efforts to perfect the human race. You must successfully redesign humanity to achieve the Evolutionary’s dream of perfection. You will then clone a sample of your design to test your work. The Evolutionary will be the judge of your efforts.
In Scene, the teams will travel across the Savage Land to the Botor region. The Tree People that live there are having their annual festival. It is the place to be for all the various denizens of the Land. A large component of the festival are the competitions. The games are many and varied, including such things as dinosaur-back racing, guarnolope pie eating and giant mosquito catching. To win Scene, each team must claim victory in at least 3 different games. You are welcome to compete in any kind of game you want with the Tree People.
If a team fails in their chosen task, then they must attempt the other task. Once done, the teams will race back to Ka-Zar’s base in the Eastern region of the Savage Land. This is the Pit Stop for this leg of the race. The last team to arrive will be eliminated. And remember, as I always tell my students, no one likes a loser.