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"I Want to Be In the Circus, That's Where I Belong"
Version United States
Season Season 17
Episode Number 7/12 (198)
First Broadcast November 7, 2010
Episode Chronology
Previous "Run, Babushka, Run"
Next "Ali Baba In a Suit"
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I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 17.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Alexander Garden are as follows:

  1. Jill & Thomas (8:30 am)
  2. Brook & Claire (8:35 am)
  3. Michael & Kevin (8:40 am)
  4. Nat & Kat
  5. Chad & Stephanie
  6. Gary & Mallory
  7. Nick & Vicki

Nat & Kat's, Chad & Stephanie's, Gary & Mallory's, and Nick & Vicki's departure times were not shown on-screen.

Teams must travel by taxi to Avtovo Circus to find their next clue.

Choice A: Circus Band
Teams would have to learn a Russian folk song, Ivan Larionov's Kalinka, on the accordion. Once they've played the song correctly, the band leader will give them their next clue.

Chad & Stephanie, Gary & Mallory, and Nat & Kat chose this task.

Choice B: Circus Clown
Teams would have to learn how to spin plates. Once 10 plates have spun simultaneously for 10 seconds without falling, they'll receive their next clue from a clown.

Brook & Claire, Jill & Thomas, Michael & Kevin, and Nick & Vicki chose this task.

Teams are given a "Russian Mystery": find the canal bridge guarded by four creatures with golden wings. Once they figure out it is Bank Bridge, teams must travel by taxi there to find their next clue.

Teams must travel on foot to 1 Vladimirsky Prospekt Tower and climb up the tower, which one person from each team must climb up (which only two people can be up at a time), where they will find a figurine leading them to the Church of the Savior on Blood, where they must also walk on foot to. At the church, teams will find their next clue. Teams are not allowed to have a taxi lead them to these locations.

Teams are given a riddle: "What am I? Peter the Great is buried inside me". Once they figure out it is referring to the Peter and Paul Fortress, teams must travel by taxi there to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to clear three gorodki pin formations before the pins are reset, to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel on foot to Naryshkin Bastion inside the Peter and Paul Fortress to check in.

For coming in first place, Nat & Kat each won $5,000.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     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 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
NatKat
 1st place 
Nat & Kat
Doctors
BrookClaire
 2nd place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
NickVicki
 3rd place 
Nick & Vicki
Dating
GaryMallory
 4th place 
Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
JillThomas
 5th place 
Jill & Thomas
Dating
ChadStephanie
 6th place 
Chad & Stephanie
Newly Dating
MichaelKevin
 ELIMINATED 
Michael & Kevin
Father/Son

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Brook while heading for the Detour.

References

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