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"Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You"
Version United States
Season Season 12
Episode Number 10/11 (144)
First Broadcast January 13, 2008
Episode Chronology
Previous "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak on Us"
Next "The Final Push"
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Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You is the the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 12.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Tempozan Park are as follows:

  1. Ron & Christina (7:02 am)
  2. Nathan & Jennifer (7:15 am)
  3. Nicolas & Donald (7:21 am)
  4. TK & Rachel (10:18 am)

Teams must travel by taxi to Umeda Sky Building and make their way to the Floating Garden on the roof to find their next clue.

Teams must fly to Taipei, Taiwan. Upon arrival, teams must travel to Taipei Main Station to find their next clue.

Teams must travel by high-speed rail to Taichung. Once there, teams must travel by taxi to Jiji and find Acrobatics Jeep to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would become a passenger in a car driven by a professional stunt driver who would maneuver the vehicle onto a giant teeter-totter and then rock back and forth precariously 25 feet above the ground. Then, the team member would switch into an amphibious car, don a pair of goggles, and while holding their breath, they would be driven underwater for 17 seconds. If they are successful, they would get their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

After completing the Roadblock at Acrobatics Jeep, TK & Rachel would receive their clue for their Speed Bump.

TK & Rachel must travel to travel to Heping Elementary School and they have to don on protective gear and run through a barrage of fireworks. Once they've completed the run and are doused with water before being allowed to continue.

Teams must travel by high speed rail back to Taipei. Once there, teams must make there way to GK Teahouse and order a cup of tea. Once they've drank the tea, the bottom of the cup will contain their next clue in Chinese.

After translating their next clue, teams must travel to Gong Guan Night Market and find a clown who will hand them their next clue.

Choice A: Fire
Teams must make their way to Zhongzheng Park to participate in a mystical Chinese ritual by writing messages of luck, good or bad, on Kongming lanterns. They have to burn "spirit money" under the lanterns, filling them with hot air that would lift the lanterns into the sky and carry their messages to the spirits above. Once a team has sent 20 sky lanterns into the air, they would receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Earth
Teams must their way to Youth Park to participate in a local custom used to reduce stress. Team members have to take off their shoes and, with their bare feet, walk down a 220-foot path made of jagged stones, turn around, and walk back. When they are finished, they would receive their next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.

Teams must make their way by taxi to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to check in.

For coming in first, Ron & Christina won a five-night vacation to Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles.

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 Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn



RonaldChristina
 1st place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
TKRachel
 2nd place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
NicolasDonald
 3rd place 
Nicolas & Donald
Grandson/Grandfather
NathanJennifer
 ELIMINATED 
Nathan & Jennifer
Dating

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Taiwan.
  • This episode's title is said by Jennifer Parker.

Reception

  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (01/14/2008): "The Amazing Race 12: Episode 10 Recap"
  • John Kubicek at BuddyTV (01/14/2008): "Happy Birthday, Jennifer ... Goodbye"
  • Lester Jeff at dryedmongez.com (01/14/2008): "I Wanna Rip Those Dreads Out of His Head"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (01/14/2008): "Birthday girl gives everyone a present by getting eliminated"
  • Josh Wolk at EW.com (01/14/2008): "Taiwan On"

References

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