"We've Really Burned Bridges, for Sure"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 12
Episode No.: 5/11 (139)
First Broadcast: December 2, 2007
Viewership (in millions): 11.26[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.6/8
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Let's Name Our Chicken Phil"
Next: "Cherry on Top of the Sundae That's Already Melted"

We Really Burned Bridges, For Sure is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 12.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Hotel de Ville are as follows:

  1. Azaria & Hendekea (6:45 am)
  2. Nathan & Jennifer (6:46 am)
  3. Ron & Christina (7:17 am)
  4. Nicolas & Donald (7:18 am)
  5. Kynt & Vyxsin (7:22 am)
  6. Shana & Jennifer (7:44 am)
  7. TK & Rachel (7:59 am)

Teams must fly to Vilnius, Lithuania. Upon arrival, team must choose a marked car and drive themselves to St. Anne's Church.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at St. Anne's Church. According to a Post-Race interview with Shana & Jennifer, teams would have to go to Trakai Island Castle, however the task for the Fast Forward is unknown.[2]

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to choose a local Lithuanian woman working outdoors in Nautilus courtyard who would give them a package and tell them where to take it. Then, traveling on foot through the confusing streets of the Vilnius Old Town, team members had to deliver the package to the correct person in Vilnius University Courtyard, who would then hand them their second package and one of four final destinations: Gabi Kavine, Saint Germain Restaurant, Hair Salon Sidabrynas and Shakespeare Hotel. When these deliveries are found the exact location to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must themselves to the town of Rumšiškės and find the Lithuanian Open Air Museum to search for their next clue.

Teams must search the town for a Travelocity roaming gnome among dozens of Lithuanian gnomes. Once they've found the gnome, they will receive their next clue. Teams must keep the gnome for the remainder of the leg.

Teams must travel on foot to a nearby church to find their next clue.

Choice A: Count Down
Teams would have to make their way through the traditional Mid-Summer's Festival to a marked section of picket fence. Once there, they have to count every picket that makes up the fence and then reveal their calculation to a villager. If they are correct, they would receive their next clue.

Azaria & Hendekea, Kynt & Vyxsin, Nicolas & Donald, and Shana & Jennifer chose this task.

Choice B: Step Up
Teams have to stilt-walk along a marked course to the finish line. If a person falls off before reaching the end, that person has to go back to the beginning and start again. When they've reached the end, they would receive their next clue.

Nathan & Jennifer, Ron & Christina, and TK & Rachel chose this task.

Teams must travel by foot to Aukštaitija Windmill to check in.

For coming in first, TK & Rachel won a ten-day trip for two to Japan.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
S12 TKRachel
 1st place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 KyntVyxsin
 2nd place 
Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
S12 RonChristina
 3rd place 
Ron & Christina
S12 AzariaHendekea
 4th place 
Azaria & Hendekea
S12 NathanJennifer
 5th place 
Nathan & Jennifer
S12 NicolasDonald
 6th place 
Nicolas & Donald
S12 ShanaJennifer
 7th place 
Shana & Jennifer


  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Lithuania.
  • This episode's title is said by Jennifer of Shana & Jennifer, referring to her team's gameplay.


  • Lyn Jensen at Reality TV Fans (08/31/2013): "Classic Amazing Race: Season 12, Lithuania"