|"The Unexpected Twist"|
|Episode Number||9/13 (009)|
|First Broadcast||November 14, 2001|
|Viewership (in millions)||9.40|
|CBS Summary||Link (archived)|
|Previous||"Competition to the Fullest"|
|Next||"To the Physical and Mental Limit"|
The Unexpected Twist is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 1.
The order of departure from the Laxmi Niwas Palace are as follows:
From Bikaner, teams must go back to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and book a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. Teams may opt to ride a train or a bus. The train is quicker speed-wise, but it it takes longer because it travels an indirect route, while the bus is relatively slower, but it directly goes to Delhi. Once in Thailand, teams must find the Temple of Dawn where their next clue waits.
Teams will have to go to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and play a traditional Buddhist game that employs the 108 urns beside giant reclining Buddha which is believed to bring good luck. They must pick a bowl of coins and place one coin inside each urn. To win the Fast Forward pass, teams must pick the urn with exactly 108 coins. If the urn they picked contains more or less than 108 coins, they will have to start over. Joe & Bill won the Fast Forward.
Choice A: Public
Teams have to go to a local bus station and board a bus that leaves every 25 minutes. Teams must be quick enough to secure an early bus ride and they must pay the fare using their own money. The bus station is easy to find, but the bus is slow going.
Choice B: Private
Teams must locate a marked neighborhood and find a privately owned car with the matching licensed plate number written in their clue. Searching for the car is tedious work, but once found, they can ride it for free and it is relatively faster.
Only Frank & Margarita chose this task.
After giving up on attempting the "Public" Detour option, Nancy & Emily deliberately skip the Detour, incurring them a 24-hour penalty.
One team member must retrieve their next clue in a clay jar. The catch is, the jar is propped in the middle of a pit of tigers. The team member that performs this task must keep calm and collected once a tiger approaches him.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
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
- In this leg marks the first time a team that finishes the Fast Forward does not win first place.
- Conversely, this marks the first time a team makes it to the Pit Stop last despite winning the Fast Forward.
- Nancy & Emily's outright skipping of the Detour has incurred them the longest penalty given in the history of the race: 24 hours.
- This is also the first time a team is eliminated due to a time penalty.
- This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Thailand.
- With Nancy & Emily's elimination, Margarita is the last female still racing.
|The Amazing Race 1 Episode List|
"The Race Begins" · "Divide and Conquer" · "Home for Some" · "Colossal Showdown" · "Desert Storm" · "Whatever It Takes to Win" · "Triumph and Loss" · "Competition to the Fullest" · "The Unexpected Twist" · "To the Physical and Mental Limit" · "Fight to the Last Minute" · "Race to the Finish (Part 1)" · "Race to the Finish (Part 2)"