"Don't Try To Play The Moralist Now!"
Version United States
Season Season 3
Episode Number 10/11 (034)
First Broadcast December 11, 2002
Viewership (in millions) 9.40[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.0/10
Episode Chronology
Previous "Why Did You Have to Take Your Pants Off?!"
Next "They're Slithering To The Finish Line Like The Rest Of Us!"

Don't Try To Play The Moralist Now! is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 3.


The Race intensifies as the four remaining teams fight it out to avoid elimination.

During the Detour challenge in Ho Chi Minh City, teams find themselves struggling on a river during "the storm of the century," and when a team switches course, they are propelled to the back of the pack. In the Race to the next Pit Stop, two teams battle it out to get there first and avoid elimination, but in the end crucial information about the final challenge, from an unlikely team, is all the help one of them will need to stay in the Race.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Mount Faber are as follows:

  1. Derek & Drew (10:22 pm)
  2. Ken & Gerard (10:33 pm)
  3. Flo & Zach (10:34 pm)
  4. Teri & Ian (10:45 pm)

Teams must fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Upon arrival, they have to find the Bac Ho Statue in Rex Square to find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to the Mekong Delta and find the town of Cái Bè to search for their next clue.

Choice A: Easy Buy
Teams must choose a boat called a sampan and ride it into the floating market to look for the only vendor who sells water coconuts (called dừa nước in Vietnamese) and buy one at any price they can. After buying the coconut, teams must bring thee coconut back to one of the vendors who would verify and give them their next clue.

Derek & Drew and Teri & Ian chose this task.

Choice B: Hard Sell
Teams have teams chose a shoulder basket and carried fruit into the land market area and attempted to sell enough fruit to make 40,000₫ (dong VND - $2.50). After raising the money, teams bring the money back to one of the vendors who would verify their earnings and give them their next clue.

Flo & Zach and Ken & Gerard chose this task.

Teams must return to Ho Chi Minh City and find the next route marker at the edge of the Saigon River.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to drive a cyclo and transport their teammate through a marked course down the streets of the city, then onto a ferry across the Saigon River. After reaching the end of the course, both teams members can drop off their cyclos and walk to the next Pit Stop at Café Thu Thiem.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

For coming in first place, Teri & Ian won a seven night European vacation on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas cruise ship.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward

 1st place 
Teri & Ian
Married parents
 2nd place 
Flo & Zach
 3rd place 
Ken & Gerard
Derek & Drew


  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Vietnam.
    • All race flags were changed to solid yellow instead of the usual red and yellow.[3]
  • This episode's title was said by Flo.


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