Hugs all around at the airport as teams hear about the engagement. But the drama comes when Ryan and Rob claim annoyance about being U-Turned by Sukhi and Jinder even though they admitted in a bonus video that there was a plan between them and Alain and Audrey to U-Turn Sukhi and Jinder in Paris. So don’t get all PO’d about that when you were just beat to the U-Turn. Good to see some drama though from the boys; they’ve been too damn quiet.
And yes, all teams are on the same flight and must find the priority check in counter for the next clue. First teams are running all over the place and pretty much get the clue at the same time. They must head to the old White Elephant Airport, I mean the Mirabel Airport, which is home to Circuit ICAR. This is where the car racing bit starts. Race for the taxis, race through the streets, Alain and Audrey arrive first. Roadblock: the team members must participate in Canada Worst Driver Tasks: a quarter drift and then a reverse 180. Fun things to do but not as easy as they look.
Alain starts just as the Olympian arrive. Meaghan is in the driver’s seat. Alain’s reminds us of his stuntman profession and says he’ll do his easily. Yeah, remember Dr. Brett’s rule about tasks related to your profession? Not surprisingly, he spins out. The Siblings arrive and Jinder decides to drive. More fails from Meaghan. More spins, Bartenders stuck in traffic, Dudes are in. Traffic wasn’t so bad and Bartenders are also in. Alain fails, but Meaghan fishtails correctly. Off to reverse 180 for her. Couple more fails then Jinder passes. Meaghan does the 180 in an instant, putting the Olympians where everyone? You know the answer. Make your way to Atwater Market and search for clue. Alain the stuntman fails over and over and over, not only falling back in his hometown but in his profession. Jinder gets it on the second try, keeping the Siblings in second place. Audrey doesn’t look happy as Mickey nails it the drift.
At Atwater, the Olympians are searching and finally Alain gets the drift, with Rob right behind him as he passes his quarter drift. The Olympians find the clue just as the Siblings arrive. Ohhh, a Fast Forward. Both teams first decide to do it and must find the Parisian Laundry. However, since the Siblings just arrived, they still have their cab and are gone as the Olympians vacillate. Instead they decide to do the Detour. Flamed: Find the Espace Verre Gallery and must create five glass beads. In Grilled, teams must the Lachine Canal and must taste 10 marketed grilled cheese sandwiches, then run to the food truck and recall them in an unmarked presentation. Just like the sausage task from Season 1. Tough call on this one, Gord’s an artist but we both like to eat and cook, and have sensitive tastebuds. I’d cede to Gord’s choice.
Back at ICAR, Mickey nails the 180, Alain fails while Rob passes. Total Dr. Brett Rule man. From first to last on a stuntman task. But he gets it and off to Atwater. Olympians arrive at cheese and seem to be in trouble, not able to figure things out. Traffic messes up with all teams and the Dudes make a couple of totally lame jokes. I mean the worse jokes about cheese ever. I’m actually preferring Silent Rob to the Bill and Ted talk from these guys. Enough already. And that’s the attitude of the Bartenders, enough not winning a leg, off they go to the Fast Forward.
All the other non-FF teams are at the cheese, although Alain and Audrey quickly switch. Not sure if there are rules on how you must do the task but I think the better way would be to just taste a couple, head over to the other spot and try to find those. Then go back and forth like that. But the rules might prevent teams from doing that, don’t know. Sukhi and Jinder arrive at the FF and it’s not an laundry it’s an art school. Teams must slowly get naked as they are sketched. They don’t know this but heck if you want to sketch Gord and Wayne naked, knock yourself out. This is also a variation of a FF task from Amazing Race Australia. But in the Australian one, teams had to strip down from the start and pose for about 20 or so minutes. I think I like the Canadian one better cause teams aren’t told they have to get naked until the end. Although, if you know anything about art school, you probably should be able to figure that one out.
The Siblings think it’s easy not knowing what’s coming. Rob talks about how, as an ex-model, a modelling task would be simple for him. Holy crap, will it be a Double Dr. Brett rule night? And wow, drama on a FF because you have no idea if one of the teams will chicken out. Alain and Audrey are at Flamed and yep, it’s much harder than it looks. The boys run over to the cheese test, get six out of ten but don’t know which one. The Olympians blow their first cheese test.
Meanwhile, as the Siblings are asked to remove their clothes down to their underwear. Sukhi first worries about whether she shaved her legs but then doesn’t care. And the boys are told the same thing. But then we’re told about Ryan’s battle with cancer and finally we get more insight into him, a little late in the season but better than nothing. Although this could be a sign of elimination, you never know.
Back to the Cheese, the boys and the Olympians are stuck at 6 out of 10. Alain and Audrey only get one out of five beads. But unlike the cheese, they at least they know which one. Maybe this task is easier. I’ll wait to see what Gord says on his blog. And then the other shoe, or underwear rather, drops for the Siblings. Get naked for another moment of sketching. Will they or won’t they. Like I said earlier, Gord and I would drop them in a second but Sukhi and Jinder…?
Did Sukhi and Jinder get naked? Cue dramatic music. And classic Twitter hashtag #siblingawkwardnes. They decide to get it done with one of the best pieces of dialogue in the race. “Don’t look back,” Sukhi says. “Don’t look forward,” replies Jinder. And the shot of their lower legs shows that Sukhi did not shave her legs. But whatever, they do what needs to be done and get the Fast Forward. Wow, will the Siblings get a first place? That would be cool. I have to admit, even with the discovery that Sukhi is a bit of celebrity and that may have helped her get attention to get on the show, they are my fav team. Off to the pitstop at Le Belvedere at the Montreal Science Centre. Off to the Detour for the Dudes.