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"We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches"
TAR10E11
Version United States
Season Season 10
Episode Number 11/13 (119)
First Broadcast November 26, 2006
Viewership (in millions) 10.37[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.1/9
Episode Chronology
Previous "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive"
Next "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!"
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We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches is the eleventh episode of The Amazing Race 10.

Synopsis

Animosity escalates between two teams while racing through Morocco when one team "Yields" the other. At the Yield, one team forces another to wait until the sand in the hourglass runs out before they can participate in the Roadblock.

At the Roadblock, the "Yielded" team is forced to watch and wait from the sidelines as one person from each of the remaining teams get to experience the thrills of the gladiator days in a high-speed chariot race. One duo gets a flat tire on the way to a route marker and realize how much the stakes have risen when they watch the other teams pass them by without ever offering to help. After getting lost on the way to the Detour, one team arrives last and must wait for the other teams to finish the challenge before they can begin.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Great Patriotic War Museum are as follows:

  1. Tyler & James (7:33 am)
  2. Dustin & Kandice (7:41 am)
  3. Rob & Kimberly (8:19 am)
  4. Lyn & Karlyn (9:08 am)

Teams must fly to Ouarzazate, Morocco. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Antiquittés du Sud to receive a pendant and their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Atlas Film Studios and search beneath the studio's backlog for their next clue.

At Atlas Film Studios, teams would have the option to Yield a team. Dustin & Kandice used the Yield on Lyn & Karlyn.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to act like ancient gladiators by racing horse chariots. While racing, they would have to pull down two colored flags that match their horse. Once they possessed both flags, the Charioteer would give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to the town of Idelssan and find Café La Pirgola to receive their next clue.

Choice A: Throw It
Teams must travel 4 miles to Guedara and find a marked pottery shop. Once there, they have to make two clay pots. The potter would give them their next clue once the pots were made to his specifications. There are only three workstations available at a time.

None of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Grind It
Teams must travel 4 miles towards Ouarzazate to North Africa Horse. They have to choose crushing mills use to grind 77 pounds of olives and pack them into bags. When they have properly crushed the olives with pressing bags, the olive miller would give them their next clue.There are only three workstations available at a time.

All of the teams chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves toward Marrakech until they reach a marker, where they would turn off into the desert to the Berber camp to check in.

For bringing the matching pendant the greeter is wearing, Tyler & James won a Sprint phone with a year's subscription for each team member.

For coming in last place, Dustin & Kandice are "marked for elimination". If they do not arrive first in the next leg, they would be assessed a 30-minute penalty.

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> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield



TylerJames
 1st place 
Tyler & James
Models
LynKarlyn
 2nd place< 
Lyn & Karlyn
Single Moms/Friends
RobKimberly
 3rd place 
Rob & Kimberly
Dating
DustinKandice10
 4th place> 
Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Karlyn, in reference to her team's perseverance and hardiness.

Reception

  • Josh Wolk at EW (11/26/2006): "Another twisty ending"

References

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