Tonight, I will be live blogging the 5th episode of this season’s Amazing Race. I really enjoyed live tweeting this year’s Big Brother finale, so I wanted to try a live blog to see how it feels. Let’s see how it goes!
I will post updates throughout the day previewing tonight’s episode. Then, beginning at 8pm eastern, I will begin the onslaught of updates as the episode airs.
Check this post throughout the day and join me at 8pm for the show.
8:59pm – Next week, the teams are apparently in Austria. There will be an activity involving the Vienna Boys Choir.
8:56pm – Show’s over! Phew, that was hard. Scene’s from next week’s episode are coming up next.
8:56pm – Brandon and Adam arrive at the pit stop last and are eliminated from the race.
8:55pm – Jamal and Leo are 6th and Ally and Ashley finish 7th.
8:54pm – Jamal and Ashley find the donut before Brandon and Adam reach the activity.
8:53pm – Nicky and Kim are the 4th team to cross the finish line. Tim and Danny are right behind them at team 5.
8:53pm – Brandon and Leo have completed the pose challenge and are moving onto the roadblock.
8:52pm – Leo and Jamal have reached the roadblock and are searching for the rose donut.
8:47pm – Brandon and Adam are struggling to collect enough money to complete the pose challenge.
8:46pm – Ally and Ashley are at the roadblock. Ashley will do the challenge.
8:46pm – As winners, Tim and Marie won a trip to Hawaii.
8:45pm – Tim and Marie get there first by seconds.
8:45pm – Foot race to the pit stop between Jason and Amy, Tim and Marie, and Nicole and Travis.
8:44pm – Brandon and Adam arrive at the pose challenge just as Leo and Jamal are completing it.
8:44pm – Adam and Brandon just discovered they have been u-turned and return to the pose challenge.
8:43pm – Danny and Kim both complete the roadblock.
8:42pm – Leo and Jamal are now competing in the pose challenge.
8:42pm – Sopot Pier is the pit stop for this leg of the race. It’s the longest wooden pier in Europe.
8:41pm – Travis found the correct pastry and received the next clue. He directs Marie and Amy to the correct apartment.
8:40pm – Travis decides to follow Amy and Marie and Amy invites him to work with them.
8:39pm – Leo and Jamal have reached the u-turn and decide they have to u-turn Adam and Brandon.
8:39pm – Tim and Danny are at the roadblock.
8:37pm – Nicky and Kim and Travis and Nicole are at the roadblock. Kim and Travis are the ones competing for their team.
8:37pm – Leo and Jamal have finished, but they have a u-turn awaiting them.
8:36pm – Back at the polka challenge, Ally and Ashley have completed the task, leaving only Leo and Jamal and Adam and Brandon to complete the task.
8:36pm – Jason and Amy are also at the roadblock. Amy and Marie are completing the task and have decided to work together.
8:35pm – Tim and Marie arrive first at the next stop and find a roadblock. At a large apartment complex, they have to search for pastries at certain addresses.
8:34pm – Tim and Danny u-turn Leo and Jamal. Nicole and Travis decide not to u-turn anyone.
8:30pm – Tim and Danny reach the u-turn and are going to use it but we won’t find out who they chose until after the commercial break.
8:29pm – Nicky and Kim finally find the u-turn and decide against using the u-turn.
8:29pm – Leo and Jamal fail at the polka challenge.
8:28pm – Tim and Marie are at the u-turn and decide not to u-turn anyone.
8:28pm – Tim and Marie decide to use the express pass in order to avoid the u-turn.
8:27pm – Success for Tim and Danny!
8:27pm – Nicole and Travis complete the polka challenge, much to Tim and Danny’s chagrin. They are giving it another try.
8:26pm – Brandon and Adam decide to switch challenges again back to polka.
8:26pm – Nicky and Alex can’t find the u-turn box.
8:26pm – Jason and Amy arrive first decide to not u-turn anyone.
8:25pm – The Harbor Crain is the next stop where the teams have to look for the “foreman.” It’s the u-turn!
8:25pm – Nicole and Travis made their first try at polka and failed.
8:24pm – Tim and Danny with another failed attempt at the Polka. Jason and Amy make their first attempt and complete the challenge in one try.
8:22pm – Nicky and Alex have gone from worst to first. The next clue says they must wear their costumes for the rest of this leg.
8:22pm – Brandon and Adam decide to switch challenges after seeing Nicky and Kim compete. They are now posing as statues for cash.
8:21pm – Tim and Danny are making an attempt at the Polka challenge.
8:21pm – The three lost teams are finding their way.
8:17pm – Leo and Jamal, Tim and Marie, and Ally and Ashley are lost.
8:17pm – Brandon and Adam chose Polka.
8:16pm – Nicky and Kim chose the pose challenge.
8:14- Tim and Danny are fighting over who will have to wear the female costume in the polka challenge.
8:13pm – Dating couple Jason and Amy and Nicole and Travis chose polka.
8:12pm – Brandon and Adam just tried to get directions from a different team’s cabbie but to no avail.
8:12pm – Detour is pose or polka. Pose involved mimicking a statue for money. polka involves learning a polka routine. Friends Tim and Danny chose Polka.
8:11pm – Tim and Marie, NHL ice crew members Ally and Ashley, and the cousins Leo and Jamal are lost.
8:10pm – First team had arrived at Solidarity Square and are now on their way to the Golden Gate.
8:09pm- All teams are now in Poland. Even playing field. They’re on their way to Solidarity Square. All the teams are aware of the u-turn.
8:07pm – The exchange of the express pass happened secretly on the boat.
8:07 pm – Non-elimination leg, as I guessed.
8:07pm – The first teams just discovered the boat will not leave until tonight, allowing other teams to catch up.
8:06pm – teams will travel by boat and plane to Gdansk.
8:05pm – Episode starts with Brandon and Adam beginning the next leg of the race.
8:03pm – Commercial break. Seems like Tim made the decision to exchange the express pass for the directions and Marie is not happy. We’ll see how this pans out over this next leg of the race.
8:01pm – Nicole and Travis gave Tim and Marie directions to the pit stop in exchange for the express pass.
8:00pm – Show time! Host Phil Keoghan is giving the voice over recap.
7:57pm – In Poland, the teams will compete in a polka inspired challenge. Hopefully it involves the bridal dance, a tradition my Pennsylvania upbringing has raised me to appreciate.
7:30pm – Will tonight be a non-elimination leg? As of last episode, baseball wives NIcky and Kim are in last place.
7:25pm – If Tim and Marie do not give the express pass to Nicole and Travis, they will have to give it up by the end of tonight’s leg.
6:30pm – Last week’s episode ended with a cliff hanger. Married ER doctors Nicole and Travis tried to leverage their knowledge of where the pit stop for this leg of the race is in order to get the second express pass from exes Tim and Marie. We will find out if it worked tonight.
4:30pm – Three and a half hours until this week’s episode of the Amazing Race. The teams are continuing on from Norway to Gdansk, Poland where a double u-turn awaits them.
2:40pm – On last week’s episode, friends Adam and Brandon won the leg and were given $5,000 each. They were also told the race would continue immediately with no break and were handed the next clue.
1:20pm – Here’s an article on how the midnight sun affects circadian rhythm and how to manage it.
1:15pm – Last week, the teams traveled to the fishing town of Svolvær, Norway. Despite working on tasks throughout the night, the sun never really set due to the town’s proximity to the North Pole.