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"Take Down That Million"
Version United States
Season Season 21
Episode Number 11/11 (248)
First Broadcast December 9, 2012
Episode Chronology
Previous "Not a Well-Rounded Athlete"
Next "Business in the Front, Party in the Back"
(next season)
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Take Down That Million is the season finale of The Amazing Race 21.

Story

Leg 11

Leg 12

Route Markers

Leg 11

The order of departure from Bellver Castle are as follows:

  1. Trey & Lexi (9:32 am)
  2. Jaymes & James (9:46 am)
  3. Josh & Brent (10:47 am)
  4. Natalie & Nadiya (11:14 am)

Teams must fly back to Barcelona. Upon arrival, teams must train by train to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France. Once at the Gare de Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, teams will find Ford Focuses, with their next clue.

Teams must load up eight basket into their Ford Focus, then they must drive themselves to Château de Villandry to find their next clue near a dog statue.

At Château de Villandry, Natalie & Nadiya would receive their clue for their Speed Bump.

Natalie & Nadiya have to make their way to the château's Chambre du Prince and properly lace and tie up a lady's corset, before they are allowed to continue.

Teams must drive themselves to the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci, the Chapel of Saint-Hubert at Château d'Amboise to find their next clue.

Choice A: Chow
Teams would have to prepare a meal of meat and other food for a large number of hunting dogs. They have to remove debris and bones from the meat, cut the meat into appropriate sizes, weigh out a designated amount of food, and then lay it out appropriately, before the judge will release the hounds and give them their next clue. This Detour selection only has two workstations, which are first-come, first-served.

Josh & Brent and Natalie & Nadiya chose this task.

Choice B: Plow
Teams would have to use a plow attached to a work horse to mill four lines in a designated field to the farmer's satisfaction in order to get their next clue. This Detour selection only has two workstations, which are first-come, first-served.

Jaymes & James and Trey & Lexi chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to La Cave des Roches to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to find a store display containing three different types of mushrooms: grey oysters, wood blewits, and shiitake. Using one of the baskets they picked up at the train station, they then have to enter an underground mushroom farm, find the same three types of mushrooms, and collect 10 of each variety. If they found the correct three mushroom types, the shopkeeper will give them their next clue

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must figure out the "Castle of the Ladies" is Château de Chenonceau, and drive themselves to check in.

For coming in first place, Jaymes & James each won a 2013 Ford Escape.

Leg 12

The order of departure from Château de Chenonceau are as follows:

  1. Jaymes & James (1:33 am)
  2. Trey & Lexi (1:44 am)
  3. Josh & Brent (3:06 am)

Teams must fly to New York City, New York, United States. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Coney Island and search the boardwalk for their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to wear a straitjacket and bungee harness, and be hoisted upside down from a tower. They then have to escape the bonds of the straitjacket, a feat made famous by Harry Houdini, upon which they will be dropped from the tower in a surprise bungee drop. After being lowered to the ground, the team will be given its next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by taxi to the first pizzeria in New York City, Lombardi's Pizza, to find their next clue.

Teams must deliver ten pizzas with various toppings to three different addresses in Little Italy, without taking any notes. Once they have successfully delivered all three orders, they are given a blue badge emblazoned with a logo as their next clue.

Teams must figure out the logo is that of the United Nations. They must then travel by taxi to the Headquarters of the United Nations 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 use banners with words in foreign languages printed on them, and the flags of the eight foreign countries visited during the Race. The team member is required to attach the words for "hello" and "goodbye", as said to them by the Pit Stop greeter in each country, and raise them up the flagpole flying that country's flag. The correct answers are:

Once all flag sets were correct, they could then hoist the flag of the United Nations, which will also lower their final clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by taxi to Gotham Hall 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

JaymesJames
 1st place 
Jaymes & James
Chippendales
TreyLexi
 2nd place 
Trey & Lexi
Dating
JoshBrent
 3rd place 
Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
NatalieNadiya
 ELIMINATED 
Natalie & Nadiya
Twins

Leg 12

JoshBrent
 1st place 
Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
JaymesJames
 2nd place 
Jaymes & James
Chippendales
TreyLexi
 3rd place 
Trey & Lexi
Dating

Trivia

Reception

  • Matt Webb Mitovich at TV Line (12/10/2012): "Amazing Race Ties All-Time Finale Low -- Is It Time to Give the Globe-Trot a Rest?"

References

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