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"We're Coming For You, Phil!"
Version United States
Season Season 29
Episode Number 1/12 (331)
First Broadcast March 30, 2017
Viewership (in millions) 4.30[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 0.9/3
Episode Chronology
Previous "The Only First That Matters"
(previous season)
Next "Scared Spitless"
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We're Coming For You, Phil! is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 29.

Story

Route Markers

The race begins at Grand Hope Park in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

Racers must run to a luggage store and pick up a piece of luggage with a tag that has the flag of Panama (Flag of Panama) on it and return to Grand Hope Park to show the luggage to Phil. The sooner a person returns with the correct piece of luggage, the sooner they will get to pick their partner.

The teams that were formed are:

  1. Seth & Olive
  2. Matt & Redmond
  3. Shamir & Sara
  4. Brooke & Scott
  5. Becca & Floyd
  6. Vanck & Ashton
  7. Tara & Joey
  8. London & Logan
  9. Kevin & Jenn
  10. Liz & Michael
  11. Jessie & Francesca

Since neither racer was chosen, Jessie & Francesca got to ride to Los Angeles International Airport with Phil Keoghan. In addition, inside their luggage, one of the teams would find the Express Pass. Becca & Floyd found the Express Pass.

Teams must fly to Panama City, Panama. Upon arrival, teams must take a rental car to the Miraflores Locks to find their next clue.

Teams must drive to Gamboa and make their way to the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center and make their way to the top of the canopy tower to find their next clue.

Choice A: Shoot
In a traditional dugout canoe, teams must use bows and arrows to knock over two silver fish to receive their next clue.

Only Becca & Floyd chose this task.

Choice B: Scoot
Teams must paddle themselves along a marked course in a modern dugout canoe, and race against a pair of professional rowers to receive their next clue. If a team loses to the professional rowers, they must start the course again, but will start at a buoy closer to the finish line.

Brooke & Scott, Jessie & Francesca, Kevin & Jenn, Liz & Michael, London & Logan, Matt & Redmond, Seth & Olive, Shamir & Sara, Tara & Joey, and Vanck & Ashton chose this task.

Due to safety concerns, Kevin & Jenn were given their clue automatically and received a two-hour penalty.

Teams drive themselves to Cinta Costera Tres and find Phil under the Panamanian flag to check in.

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


S29 SethOlive
 1st Place 
Seth & Olive
#TeamAmerica
S29 BeccaFloyd
 2nd Place 
Becca & Floyd
#TeamFun
S29 MattRedmond
 3rd Place 
Matt & Redmond
#TheBoys
S29 BrookeScott
 4th Place 
Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrookeandScott
S29 ShamirSara
 5th Place 
Shamir & Sara
#TheSandSExpress
S29 TaraJoey
 6th Place 
Tara & Joey
#TeamMomandDad
S29 VanckAshton
 7th Place 
Vanck & Ashton
#TeamVanckandAshton
S29 LondonLogan
 8th Place 
London & Logan
#TeamLoLo
S29 JessieFrancesca
 9th Place 
Jessie & Francesca
#SwoleSisters
S29 LizMichael
 10th Place 
Liz & Michael
#TeamLizAndMike
S29 KevinJenn
 ELIMINATED 
Kevin & Jenn
#LongHairDontCare

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Seth.
  • Liz & Michael arrived 45 minutes into Kevin & Jenn's penalty.[2]

Reception

  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (03/30/2017): "Thoughts on new premiere and stranger twist"
  • Lisa de Moraes at Deadline (03/31/2017): "Amazing Race Takes Hit In Season Opener Thursday"
  • Jessica Liese at Previously.tv (03/31/2017): "A Man, A Plan, A Canal, The Amazing Race"
  • Donna Marie Lapena Padua at iTech Post (04/03/2017): "TAR 29 Premiere Lost Millions of Viewers"
  • Lauren Wood on WKBN-TV (04/06/2017): "Amazing Race wrap: Week 1 with Jessie Shields"
  • Maria Sciullo at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (04/07/2017): "Reality check: Contestants with Pittsburgh ties advance"

References

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