"Chill Out, Freak"
Josh Brent Leg05 Detour
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 21
Episode No.: 5/11 (242)
First Broadcast: October 28, 2012
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Funky Monkey"
Next: "Get Your Sexy On"

Chill Out, Freak is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 21.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Shyambazar Chan Mia Ghat are as follows:

  1. James & Abba (7:39 am)
  2. Abbie & Ryan (9:41 am)
  3. Natalie & Nadiya (9:42 am)
  4. Josh & Brent (10:53 am)
  5. Rob & Kelley (10:59 am)
  6. Jaymes & James (11:10 am)
  7. Trey & Lexi (11:34 am)

Teams must travel by taxi to Jatrabari Boro Bazaar. Once there, teams must find the bēguna, the Bengali word for eggplant, vendor to receive their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Ferry Ghat Road and search under the bridge to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to construct a balance scale from the provided bamboo, lashing ropes, and other equipment. Once the construction of the scale is approved, they then have to weigh out the proper amount of wood to balance with 4 large stones. Once the weights of stones and logs were even, they will receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Choice A: Straw Dogs
Teams would have to first prepare twenty bundles of jute straw by heckling (throwing them against a nailed board, the heckling comb) to straighten and separate the fibers. They then have to deliver twenty bundles of the completed straw to the looms, and at the end of the production line they will receive their next clue in the form of a jute mat with a painting on it.

Only Abbie & Ryan chose this task.

Choice B: Bamboo Jungle
Teams would have to collect three sets of bamboo trunks of different length and diameter from a storage area. They'll then use a platformed freight bicycle to transport the bamboo to a construction site. Once their delivery is confirmed by the site's foreman, they will get the next clue, a small length of bamboo with a painting on it.

James & Abba, Jaymes & James, Josh & Brent, Natalie & Nadiya, Rob & Kelley, and Trey & Lexi chose this task.

Teams must figure out the painting is of Lok Shilpa Jadughar and must travel by taxi there to check in.

For coming in first place, James & Abba won a trip for two to Malaysia, provided by Travelocity.

For coming in last place, Josh & Brent will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.


     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
S21 JamesAbba
 1st place 
James & Abba
Rock Star/Lawyer
S21 AbbieRyan
 2nd place 
Abbie & Ryan
Dating Divorcees
S21 NatalieNadiya
 3rd place 
Natalie & Nadiya
S21 RobKelley
 4th place 
Rob & Kelley
Married Monster Truckers
S21 TreyLexi
 5th place 
Trey & Lexi
S21 JaymesJames
 6th place 
Jaymes & James
S21 JoshBrent
 7th place 
Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers


  • This episode title's is said by Natalie about Ryan mocking the twins' habit of calling themselves "twinnie".