"A Kiss Saves the Day"
Jill Thomas Leg02 Detour
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 17
Episode No.: 2/12 (193)
First Broadcast: October 3, 2010
Viewership (in millions): 10.67[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.2/8
Episode Chronology
Previous: "They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!"
Next: "In Phil We Trust"

A Kiss Saves the Day is the second episode of The Amazing Race 17.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Eastnor Castle are as follows:

  1. Jill & Thomas (11:55 am)
  2. Nat & Kat (12:00 pm)
  3. Connor & Jonathan (12:20 pm)
  4. Brook & Claire (12:21 pm)
  5. Katie & Rachel (12:22 pm)
  6. Gary & Mallory (12:40 pm)
  7. Michael & Kevin (12:41 pm)
  8. Chad & Stephanie (12:50 pm)
  9. Andie & Jenna (1:35 pm)
  10. Nick & Vicki (1:45 pm)

Teams must fly to Accra, Ghana. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park to find their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Makola Market to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to sell enough sunglasses to make GH₵15, while selling no single pair for less than GH₵3 to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by taxi to Peace Motor Spare Parts in Teshie to find their next clue.

Choice A: Tune In
Teams would have to travel to Adom Electronics and pick up a television antenna setup, bring it to a marked house, and set it up to the customer's liking. If the television set picks up a proper signal, the house owner will give their next clue.

Brook & Claire, Chad & Stephanie, Gary & Mallory, Michael & Kevin, and Nick & Vicki chose this task.

Choice B: Check Out
Teams would have to travel to bring a fantasy coffin from Emmanuel's Woodshop to the Hello Coffin Showroom across town to receive their next clue.

Andie & Jenna, Connor & Jonathan, Jill & Thomas, Katie & Rachel, and Nat & Kat chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to Kaneshie Market to check in.

For coming in first place, Brook & Claire won a trip for two to Hawaii, provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
S17 BrookClaire
 1st place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
S17 KatieRachel
 2nd place 
Katie & Rachel
Beach Volleyball Partners
S17 MichaelKevin
 3rd place 
Michael & Kevin
S17 ChadStephanie
 4th place 
Chad & Stephanie
Newly Dating
S17 JillThomas
 5th place 
Jill & Thomas
S17 ConnorJonathan
 6th place 
Connor & Jonathan
Ivy League A Capella Singers
S17 NatKat
 7th place 
Nat & Kat
S17 NickVicki
 8th place 
Nick & Vicki
S17 GaryMallory
 9th place 
Gary & Mallory
S17 AndieJenna
 10th place 
Andie & Jenna
Birth Mom/Daughter


  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Ghana.
  • This episode's title is said by Brook in a confessional, after receiving directions from a local in London.