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"They're Slithering To The Finish Line Like The Rest Of Us!"
TAR3E11
Version United States
Season Season 3
Episode Number 11/11 (035)
First Broadcast December 18, 2002
Episode Chronology
Previous "Don't Try To Play The Moralist Now!"
Next "Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!"
(next season)
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They're Slithering To The Finish Line Like The Rest Of Us! is the season finale of The Amazing Race 3.

Story

Leg 12

Leg 13

Route Markers

Leg 12

The order of departure from Café Thu Thiem are as follows:

  1. Teri & Ian (5:19 am)
  2. Flo & Zach (5:58 am)
  3. Ken & Gerard (6:13 am)

Teams must take a train to Huế. Upon arrival, they have to find in Imperial City the Hiển Lâm Các Pavilion to find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Nam O, Da Nang and find the bridge to search for their next clue.

Choice A: Basket Boats
Teams must have to cross a stretch of river in a round basket boat using only a single paddle each to reach the clue box on a nearby island.

Only Flo & Zach chose this task.

Choice B: Basket Bikes
Teams have to each take a bicycle laden with dozens of shrimp baskets and ride them 1-mile to receive the next clue.

Ken & Gerard and Teri & Ian chose this task.

Teams must travel to Hội An and use one of the marked sampans to paddle to the middle of the Thu Bồn River to get their net clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to climb onto a Vietnamese fishing platform and use a wooden winch to raise a fishing net out of the water to receive the clue dangling underneath.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must return their sampan and make their way to China Beach to check in.

For coming in first place, Teri & Ian won a seven night Alaskan cruise vacation on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas cruise ship.

Leg 13

The order of departure from China Beach are as follows:

  1. Teri & Ian (5:35 am)
  2. Ken & Gerard (5:52 am)
  3. Flo & Zach (8:02 am)

Teams must make their way to Da Nang, and find the Quang Minh Temple. At Buddha's feet are their next clue.

Teams must make their way to Hanoi and fly to Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Upon arrival, they must find the Kahuna at Puaena Point and receive a blessing before obtaining their next clue.

Teams must fly to Lihue, on the island of Kauai. Upon arrival, they must drive to a marked ranch gate and follow the arrows to their next clue.

Choice A: Quick Drop
Teams must drop 160 feet into a pool below. After detaching, they must swim to shore and get their next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Slow Walk
Teams have to walk down the marked path to the base of the waterfall to receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must return to their cars and drive to the airport to fly to Seattle, Washington. Upon arrival, they must make their way to Kerry Park to find their next clue.

Teams must make their way on foot to Seattle Center to find their next clue at International Fountain.

Teams must make their way to Lincoln Park to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock will have to correctly spin the heads of animals on a totem pole and correctly order them when they were encountered during the Amazing Race. The correct order is donkey, dolphin, horse, goat, and manatee. Once they are in the correct order, the mouth of the totem pole will reveal their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Gas Works Park and follow the flag to 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 Forward



Leg 12

TAR3-Teri-Ian
 1st place 
Teri & Ian
Married parents
TAR3-Ken-Gerard
 2nd place 
Ken & Gerard
Brothers
TAR3-Flo-Zach
 3rd place 
Flo & Zach
Friends

Leg 13

TAR3-Flo-Zach
 1st place 
Flo & Zach
Friends
TAR3-Teri-Ian
 2nd place 
Teri & Ian
Married parents
TAR3-Ken-Gerard
 3rd place 
Ken & Gerard
Brothers

Trivia

  • The title of this episode was said by Ian.
  • The final tasks in Seattle were filmed on September 8, 2002.[1]

Reception

  • Robert Bianco at USA Today (12/17/2002): " Race battles Survivor to the finish"
  • Augie De Blieck Jr. at Various and Sundry (12/17/2002): "The Amazing Race 3 Finale Preview"
  • Edward Hasbrouck at the The Practical Nomad (12/18/2002): "TAR Season 3 Finale"

References

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