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"It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires"
Version United States
Season Season 20
Episode Number 11/11 (237)
First Broadcast May 6, 2012
Episode Chronology
Previous "I Need Hair to be Pretty"
Next "Double Your Money"
(next season)
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It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires is the season finale of The Amazing Race 20.

Story

Leg 11

Leg 12

Route Markers

Leg 11

The order of departure from the Cheena vala Fishing Nets are as follows:

  1. Rachel & Dave (1:51 pm)
  2. Brendon & Rachel
  3. Vanessa & Ralph
  4. Art & JJ

Only Rachel & Dave's departure time was shown on-screen. All other teams were seen on the plane from Kochi to Hiroshima.

Teams must fly to Hiroshima, Japan. Upon arrival, teams must travel by train, then ferry to Miyajima. Once there, teams must search around the torii at the Itsukushima Shrine to receive their next clue.

Teams must travel on foot to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and find the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, where they'll observe a memorial service for the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, before they can receive their next clue.

Teams must travel by train to Osaka. Once there, teams must make their way by taxi to the TV 8 Studio building, where they will find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to participated in a Japanese game show called "Bring That Chicken Home". Racers must run on a treadmill while trying to grab three rubber chickens hanging from the ceiling. After grabbing three chickens, they have to jump on a platform at the end of the treadmill. Once complete, the host will give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by taxi to the Umeda Sky Building. Once there, teams must make their way to the floating garden observatory and find a pair of two touchscreens for their next clue.

Choice A: Bingo Shout-Out
Teams would have to travel to a conveyor belt sushi restaurant and participate in a game of bingo using pieces of sushi. The chef would call out pieces of sushi and teams would have to find the matching sushi with a letter attached and put it on their bingo card. Once they get five pieces in a row, they have to call out "Sushi" to let the chef check their tray. If correct, the team then has to eat the five winning pieces of sushi before the chef gave them their next clue.

Art & JJ, Brendon & Rachel, and Vanessa & Ralph chose this task.

Choice B: Photo Cut-Out
Teams would have to convince locals in groups of three to pose behind three sumo wrestler cut-outs. Once teams get ten different photos, they will be able to trade them in for their next clue.

Only Rachel & Dave chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to Osaka Castle to check in.

For coming in first place, Rachel & Dave won a trip for two to New Zealand, provided by Travelocity.

Leg 12

The order of departure from Osaka Castle are as follows:

  1. Rachel & Dave (4:15 pm)
  2. Art & JJ (4:47 pm)
  3. Brendon & Rachel (5:05 pm)

Teams must fly to Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Mauka and Makai Waterfront Towers to find their next clue.

Teams must use mechanical ascenders to get to the top of Makai Tower. Once at the roof, teams then have to spot their next destination from the top of the tower. Then they have to rappel face first down the other side of the tower to the ground.

Teams must travel by taxi to Sand Island to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to make a traditional Japanese treat brought to Hawaii known as shave ice. Using a katana, they will have to shave enough ice to fill a bucket to a given line. Once complete, actor Taylor Wily will give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel on foot to to a nearby baseball park. Once there, teams must helicopter to their next location at Oahu's North Shore, where they will find their next clue.

Teams must joined in a surf rescue team. One teammate will drive a WaveRunner out into the surf, and the other will rescue a distressed swimmer out of the water. Once they get back to shore, they will receive their next clue.

Teams must follow a marked path in the Hakipuʻu Valley to the Coral Kingdom Gate to find their next clue.

The team member who sat out of the previous Roadblock would have to perform this one. The team member would have to participate in two traditional Hawaiian games. The first game is heʻe hōlua down a hill without falling over, and then a game of ʻulu maika, bowling a lava rock, traditionally used by Hawaiian warriors to break the ankles of enemies, through a goal on a field. Once both games are complete, teams will be given their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by taxi to an ATV dock and use paddle surf boards to make their way to Secret Island, to cross the Finish Line.

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


Leg 11

Dave & Rachel
 1st place 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
ArtJJ
 2nd place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
Brendon & Rachel
 3rd place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess
Vanessaralph
 ELIMINATED 
Vanessa & Ralph
Dating Divorcees

Leg 12

Dave & Rachel
 1st place 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
ArtJJ
 2nd place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
Brendon & Rachel
 3rd place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Dave after discovering that the final destination city is in Hawaii.

Reception

  • Andy Clayton at New York Daily News (05/07/2012): "Rachel and Dave overcome near-fatal blunder to win a million"
  • HuffPost TV (05/07/2012): "Rachel And Dave Cross The Finish Line First ... Twice!"
  • Tracy Phillips at Xfinity.com (05/07/2012): "Dramatic 'Amazing Race' Finale: And The Winner Is…"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (05/07/2012): "Amazing Race ends strong, but its stupid design saved the winning team"

References

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