|"Welcome to the World of Being Human"|
|Season:||The Amazing Race 2|
|Episode No.:||5/11 (018)|
|First Broadcast:||April 3, 2002|
|Previous:||"This Game Is About Minutes"|
|Next:||"I'm Gonna Take His Girl"|
The race intensifies as all of the remaining teams find themselves on the same airplane to Thailand.
Teams fly more than 6,000 miles from the deserts of Namibia to the exotic streets of Bangkok, Thailand, where they encounter a puzzling maze of cultural challenges. En route, tensions between two teams reach a boiling point.
The order of departure from Amani Lodge are as follows:
- Oswald & Danny (7:47 am)
- Tara & Wil (10:43 am)
- Gary & Dave (10:45 am)
- Blake & Paige (11:34 am)
- Mary & Peach (11:34 am)
- Cyndi & Russell (11:44 am)
- Chris & Alex (12:59 pm)
For speeding in the prior leg, Gary & Dave and Chris & Alex were both assessed 42-minute time-penalties. As a result, Gary & Dave dropped to third, while it did not affect the placement of Chris & Alex.
The instructions for the Fast Forward were found with their clue at the Erawan Shrine.
For the Fast Forward, teams must find the Amulet Market at Wat Ratchanadda. Here, one team member was required to have their head shaved - a Buddhist tradition. However, the Fast Forward went unaired.
Choice A: Confusion Now
Teams had to search for a specific water taxi dock to find the correct taxi that would take them to a bird market. Once there, they simply had to buy and release a cage full of sparrows for good karma.
Choice B: Confusion Later
Teams had to take a taxi to Chinatown in Charoen Krung Soi 21, where they had to purchase a "car" to burn and send to their ancestors from the Lee Ti Biew shrine. However, teams had to figure out that the "car" they needed was one of the many small paper cars sold at multiple booths near the shrine.
Teams must take a bus to the Wat Kao Chong Phran temple in Ratchaburi.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must make their way to Ban Plai Pong Pang, a river house in Amphawa.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward
- This episode's title was said by Mary, commenting on Blake & Paige's apology to her and Peach on cutting ahead of them in the previous leg.
|The Amazing Race 2 Episodes|
"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!"