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"When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go"
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Shelley & Nici, Dennis & Isabelle, Keith & Whitney, and Amy & Maya punting at the River Cherwell in Oxford, England.
Version United States
Season Season 25
Episode Number 2/12 (284)
First Broadcast October 3, 2014
Viewership (in millions) 6.08[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 1.2/5
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Previous "Go Big or Go Home"
Next "Get Your Sheep Together"
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When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go is the second episode of The Amazing Race 25.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Fort Christian are as follows:

  1. Misti & Jim (4:21 am)
  2. Tim & Te Jay (5:40 am)
  3. Kym & Alli (5:43 am)
  4. Brooke & Robbie (5:44 am)
  5. Adam & Bethany (5:52 am)
  6. Amy & Maya (6:30 am)
  7. Dennis & Isabelle
  8. Shelley & Nici
  9. Keith & Whitney
  10. Michael & Scott

Dennis & Isabelle's, Shelley & Nici's, Keith & Whitney's, and Michael & Scott's departure times were not shown.

Teams must fly to London, England, United Kingdom. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to the Tower Bridge, where they must find a Pearly King and Queen who will hand them their next clue.

Choice A: About Face
At the Somerset House in Westminster, teams must dress into a traditional Queen's Guard outfit before participating in a guard mounting ceremony of the changing of the guards, learning a piece of choreography used from the traditional guard mounting ceremonies, then performing with the satisfaction of the parade captain in order to receive their next clue.

Amy & Maya, Brooke & Robbie, Kym & Alli, Misti & Jim, Shelley & Nici, and Tim & Te Jay chose this task.

Choice B: Pancake Race
At the Victoria Tower Gardens, teams must participate in the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race, in which they must first cook a well-cooked pancake, then participate in a race where they must run while flipping their pancake, without it falling from their frying pan, in a time of 1 minute and 15 seconds to receive their next clue. Should it fall from their pan, they must restart their race.

Adam & Bethany, Dennis & Isabelle, Keith & Whitney, and Michael & Scott chose this task.

Teams must travel by train from London Paddington station to Oxford railway station. Once at Oxford, they must then travel to the Magdalen Bridge at the River Cherwell to find their next clue.

Both team members must participate in punting boats. One team member must row the punt, standing on the Cambridge End at the back of the punt, while the other team member stands on the Oxford End, the front of the punt, waving a small Union Jack. Once they have successfully traveled around the Magdalen College Island on the River Cherwell, they will receive their next clue from the punting master at the boathouse.

Teams must travel by taxi to Tom Quad of the Christ Church College, where teams are given a bowler hat and an umbrella, which they must bring with them to the Pit Stop, and are told by the bowler to open their umbrellas, in which they are given an opportunity to search Oxford for the Bear Inn to retrieve the Express Pass, or to tip the bowler and give them their Pit Stop clue.

Adam & Bethany won the Express Pass.

Teams must travel by taxi to the birthplace of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the Blenheim Palace, to check in.

For coming in first place, Adam & Bethany won a trip for two to Sweden, provided by Travelocity.

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


AdamBethany
 1st place 
Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
MistiJim
 2nd place 
Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
KymAlli
 3rd place 
Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
KeithWhitney
 4th place 
Keith & Whitney
Engaged
TimTeJay
 5th place 
Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts
MichaelScott
 6th place 
Michael & Scott
Firefighters
BrookeRobbie
 7th place 
Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro-Wrestlers
AmyMaya
 8th place 
Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
ShelleyNici
 9th place 
Shelley & Nici
Mother/Daughter
DennisIsabelle
 ELIMINATED 
Dennis & Isabelle
Newly Dating

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Nici while urinating during the punting challenge.
  • The About Face Detour would be similarly conducted again but as a Roadblock later on "Good Job, Donkey".

Reception

  • Rob & Cestenino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (10/03/2014): "Amazing Race 2014: Season 25, Episode 2 Recap | London, England"
  • Jessica Liese at Rob Has A Website (10/07/2014): "The Amazing Race 25: Debunking the Curse and Preparing for the Worst"

References

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