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"#MurphysLaw"
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Matt proposes to Ashley at the Pit Stop in Phuket, Thailand.
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 26
Episode No.: 3/12 (297)
First Broadcast: March 6, 2015
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Previous: "I Got the Smartest Dude"
Next: "The Great Amazing Nasty Race"
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#MurphysLaw is the third episode of The Amazing Race 26.

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Route Markers

The order of departure from Patio Daimon are as follows:

  1. Jelani & Jenny (4:35 pm)
  2. Laura & Tyler (4:44 pm)
  3. Aly & Steve (5:31 pm)
  4. Harley & Jonathan (6:19 pm)
  5. Bergen & Kurt (6:32 pm)
  6. Jeff & Jackie
  7. Matt & Ashley
  8. Mike & Rochelle
  9. Hayley & Blair

Hayley & Blair's, Jeff & Jackie's, Matt & Ashley's, and Mike & Rochelle's Pit Starts were not shown on screen.

Teams must fly to Phuket, Thailand. Upon arrival at Phuket International Airport, teams must head to the Bangla Road section of Patong Beach, where they must search for a man holding selfie sticks, who will hand them a departure time in the morning. Three teams each will depart at 8:30 am, 8:45 am, and 9:00 am and receive their next clue from the reception desk.

Teams must search for their next clue at the Baan Teelanka, or "The Upside Down House."

Choice A: Ski
Teams would have to make their way by taxi to the Phuket Wake Park, teams must successfully wakeboard around the park for one lap to receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Tree
Teams would have to make their way by taxi to the Flying Hanuman, where each team member must dress as a waiter, an then carry a full course tray while zip-lining across the forest. The tray consists of:

  • A fruit plate
  • A sandwich plate
  • A bowl of soup
  • Two spoons
  • A flower vase
  • A glass of champagne
  • A glass of juice

Once they have reached the other end with the food complete and the customers are satisfied with the delivery of their order, they will receive their next clue from the customers.

All of the teams chose this task.

Teams must travel by taxi to the My Way Cabaret at Patong Beach, where they must search for a Clue Box containing their next clue.

At the My Way Cabaret, both team members must dress as a kathoey, ladyboy, before rehearsing a go-go dancing choreography, which they must perform in front of the audience to the satisfaction of the professional dancers to receive their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Sri Panwa Hotel and make their way to the Baba Nest Rooftop Bar to check in.

For coming in first place, Mike & Rochelle won a trip for two to Prague, Czech Republic, provided by Travelocity.

For winning the Date Night ticket, Bergen & Kurt won a romantic evening on the beach during the Pit Stop. They chose to give Matt & Ashley the Date Night ticket.

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

Leaderboard

Legend:
     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
S26 MikeRochelle
 1st place 
Mike & Rochelle
Dating
S26 HayleyBlair
 2nd place 
Hayley & Blair
Blind Dating
S26 JelaniJenny
 3rd place 
Jelani & Jenny
Blind Dating
S26 LauraTyler
 4th place 
Laura & Tyler
Blind Dating
S26 AlySteve
 5th place 
Aly & Steve
Dating Olympians
S26 MattAshley
 6th place 
Matt & Ashley
Dating → Engaged
S26 BergenKurt
 7th place 
Bergen & Kurt
Blind Dating
S26 JeffJackie
 8th place 
Jeff & Jackie
Blind Dating
S26 HarleyJonathan
 9th place 
Harley & Jonathan
Dating

Trivia

  • The episode's title was said by Harley, while waiting for their taxi cab to finish refueling in Phuket.
  • Matt & Ashley's engagement at the Pit Stop marks the earliest relationship change in the history of the race.
  • The Save was available to be won for the first team to complete both sides of the Detour. Since no team chose to do so, it went unaired.

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