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"There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets"
Version United States
Season Season 17
Episode Number 9/12 (200)
First Broadcast November 21, 2010
Episode Chronology
Previous "Ali Baba In a Suit"
Next "I Hate Chinese Food"
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There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 17.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Al Alam Palace are as follows:

  1. Chad & Stephanie (11:10 am)
  2. Jill & Thomas (11:27 am)
  3. Nick & Vicki (12:57 pm)
  4. Brook & Claire (1:36 pm)
  5. Nat & Kat (3:37 pm)

Teams must fly to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi or rickshaw to Sundarban Square Supermarket, find a sugarcane stall and then press a sugarcane to collect its juice. One team member would then have to drink the juice to receive their next clue.

Choice A: Balanced Meal
Teams would have to travel to Dhaka Harbor and pick up 30 filled tiffin carriers and take them by boat to a larger boat in the harbor. After lifting the lunches onto the boat, teams will have to take 10 empty carriers back to shore where they can exchange them for their next clue.

Brook & Claire, Chad & Stephanie, Nat & Kat, and Nick & Vicki chose this task.

Choice B: Balanced Bricks
Teams would have to travel to Dhaka Harbor and unload bricks from a brick barge and carry them to a shop in the market in baskets on their head. Once they have 100 unbroken bricks delivered, they will receive their next clue.

Only Jill & Thomas chose this task.

Teams must travel on foot to Sadarghat to find their next clue.

At Sadarghat, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, with two slots available. Jill & Thomas used the first slot of the U-Turn on Brook & Claire. Nat & Kat used the second slot of the U-Turn on Chad & Stephanie.

Since Brook & Claire completed the Balanced Meal Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Balanced Bricks Detour before continuing.

Since Chad & Stephanie completed the Balanced Meal Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Balanced Bricks Detour before continuing.

Teams must travel by rickshaw to Tekka Mistiri Rickshaw Garage in Nazira Bazaar to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to assemble a cycle rickshaw properly, using all parts given. Once the rickshaw is assembled to the shop owner's satisfaction, they'll receive their clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel by taxi or rickshaw to Lalbagh Fort to check in.

For coming in first place, Jill & Thomas won a $15,000 Discover gift card.

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


JillThomas
 1st place 
Jill & Thomas
Dating
NickVicki
 2nd place 
Nick & Vicki
Dating
NatKat
 3rd place 
Nat & Kat
Doctors
BrookClaire
 4th place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
ChadStephanie
 ELIMINATED 
Chad & Stephanie
Engaged

Trivia

  • This marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Bangladesh.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of the Double U-Turn.
  • This episode's title is said by Jill while performing the Roadblock.

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