|"This Game Is About Minutes"|
|Episode Number||4/11 (017)|
|First Broadcast||March 27, 2002|
|Previous||"My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off!"|
|Next||"Welcome to the World of Being Human"|
This Game Is About Minutes is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 2.
With only two charters leaving from Cape Town, teams make a mad dash to make the first charter to Namibia.
Teams brave the deserts of Namibia and must journey more than 500 miles by truck through unmarked roads and the shifting sands to reach a distant Pit Stop.
Meanwhile, conflict arises as one teams accuses another of cheating.
The order of departure from Lanzerac Manor are as follows:
Teams were provided a map and told to travel to the Cape Aviation Business Center to find Ryan Blake Air. They signed up a charter flight to Walvis Bay, Namibia. The first four teams leaving at 9:00 am, while the last four at 12:00 pm.
Teams must climb to the top of Swakopmund Lighthouse in Swakopmund to get their next clue.
The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at the lighthouse.
Teams were told to look "where the railway tracks used to run". Once teams realized that the Swakopmund Hotel had been a railway station, they then searched the Hotel grounds for the Fast Forward pass, which was in the center of the pool.Oswald & Danny won this Fast Forward.
Teams had to spot a marked 4x4 vehicles on a parking lot. Once spotted, teams must travel down to the lot, choose a vehicle with their next clue on the windshield. For safety reasons, they were accompanied by a local driver who and took over the wheel at dusk. They must then drive to the Erongo Region and search for the base of the Matterhorn Sand Dune in Dorob National Park and hike the dune to get their next clue.
Choice A: Slide
Teams had to take a safety briefing from an instructor and then slide down the steep side of a dune to a route marker at the bottom, reaching speeds of up to 60 mph.
Choice B: Stride
Teams had to walk down the opposite side of the dune, following a path of flags to the next clue.
None of the teams chose this task.
Shola & Doyin fell too far behind the other teams and did not get to choose which side of the Detour they would complete.
Teams must drive to the Spitzkoppe Woodcarver Market where they will find their next clue.
One team member had to buy five wood animal carvings (lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard and elephant) for the lowest price possible, using their own money. Once this was accomplished, each team took the five woodcarvings to a bushman, who exchanged them for a carving of a large wood giraffe with the next clue attached.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Shola & Doyin fell too far behind the other teams and did not complete this task.
Teams must make their way to the Amani Lodge near Windhoek, along with their giraffe carving.
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
- This marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Namibia.
- This episode title was said by Shola.
- Shola & Doyin become the first sibling team to be eliminated from the race.
|The Amazing Race 2 Episode List|
"The World Is Waiting: Go!" · "Help Me, I'm American!" · "My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off!" · "This Game Is About Minutes" · "Welcome to the World of Being Human" · "I'm Gonna Take His Girl" · "I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes" · "I'm Not a Miner! No, You're an Idiot!" · "Ready to Lose Our Lives" · "It's Hammer Time" · "Follow That Plane!"