The Amazing Race 18 ‘I Cannot Deal With Your Psycho Behavior’ Recap

April 17, 2011

When we last left our favorite racers we had just said good-bye to Ron and Christina. Now it is a whole new leg of the race and the remaining six are all fighting to stay alive and win a million dollars.

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The six teams still racing are Kent and Vyxsin, Gary and Mallory, Flight Time and Big Easy, Jet and Cord, Kisha and Jen and Zev and Justin. In India Flight Time and Big Easy are first to leave the pit stop learning they are headed to Vienna, Austria. Each team must find a certain travel agent to book their flight. Once in Vienna their next clue will be in a brand new 2012 Ford Focus, nice product placement! The Globetrotters were followed by Zev and Justin, Kisha and Jen, Gary and Mallory, Jet and Cord and Kent and Vyxsin in that order. All teams can see the end in sight as the eighth leg begins.

Every team except Jet and Cord choose a flight that has two connections, however the cowboys choose a flight with only one connection that gets them in a half hour later to Vienna. Once the teams hit the ground in Austria they are all off and running looking for the cars. Inside the cars is a video message from Phil telling them to if they put their car in reverse the back up camera will spell out where they need to go and that the winners of that leg will each get a Ford Focus. Turns out the racers need to make their way to Schloss Schallaburg castle to get their next clue. Kent and Vyxsin are the first team to figure it out; Gary and Mallory have trouble with the clue because they didn’t read it correctly. The cowboys arrive while they are trying to learn where they need to go.

All teams are headed to the castle asking and looking for directions. Zev and Justin arrive at the castle first. They are instructed to proceed to the National Library in Vienna, where they must turn in the book that was just given to them in order to learn the library clue. Kent and Vyxsin and Kisha and Jen learn their new destination next followed by Flight Time and Big Easy, Gary and Mallory and Jet and Cord, who are very nervous about being last at this point in the race. Kent and Vyxsin’s arguing kicks up a notch as they appear to be fighting over everything.

Zev and Justin arrive at the library first with Kisha and Jen right on their tail. They all learn it is detour time. They can either choose Long Hard Walk or Quick and Easy Meal. The task of Long Hard Walk teams will make their way to the former home and office of Sigmund Freud. Then they must transport a couch one mile to the school where Freud once lectured, The University of Vienna. In Quick and Easy Meal teams head to the Wiener Riesenard, which is a Ferris wheel made famous in Orson Wells film The Third Man. There teams will pick up two locals meals and enter the dinning cars on the famous Ferris wheel. Each team member must complete the meal in one ride, which is a 12 min rotation while a Vienna musician plays for them. Zev and Justin and Kisha and Jen all decide to do the eating task and head out.

Kent and Vyxsin, Flight Time and Big Easy and Gary and Mallory all arrive at the library at the same time. However it is the father/daughter team who figure out where to go first leaving the others wandering around. Mallory and Gary go the eating route while The Globetrotters and The Goths search for the clue. Flight Time and Big Easy figure out where to go first and choose to do the Long Walk. Kent and Vyxsin finally get their crap together and find the clue, they too choose to do the couch task as well.

At the eating task the sisters make it in first and quickly begin chowing away however the music gets very nerve racking for them. Jen and Kisha and Zev and Justin do not finish in time and head to do the other task. They run into Gary and Mallory on their way out and all act like they finished. Dad and daughter begin the task. Meanwhile at the other detour Flight Time and Big Easy are moving their couch out as Kent and Vyxsin arrive. Kisha and Jen arrive as the Goths leave with their couch.

All of this is happening and the cowboys hadn’t even made it to the library yet. Once there they choose to do Long Hard Walk. In the meantime Gary and Mallory fail the eating task too and head to the couch task. All teams are doing the couch task. Kent is a whinny baby throughout the task. The cowboys finally catch up as they see Zev and Justin struggling with the task. The Globetrotters are the first to complete the detour. They learn they must drive themselves to the city of Salzburg and find a specific restaurant where they will find their next clue. Kent and Vyxsin are next to finish followed right behind Kisha and Jen. Then it is Jet and Cord, Zev and Justin and Gary and Mallory in that order.

On the way Salzburg The Goths fight and get lost when Kent does not listen to Vyxsin’s directions, it was quite hilarious. It is of course Flight Time and Big Easy who reach the next clue box first and discover it is a roadblock. One team member will dress as a Chimney Sweeper and will literally sweep out a chimney in order to find their next clue. Big Easy takes the challenge and finishes with ease as Zev begins the task for his team. Flight Time and Big Easy learn they are headed to the pit stop at Villa Trapp so they take off to find Phil.

While Zev is being a chimney sweeper Kisha and Vyxsin each decide to do the roadblock for their teams. It appears to be a fairly quick and easy thing for a roadblock. Zev and Justin are headed to Villa Trapp. Kisha is the next to finish with Vyxsin hot on her heels. After they all leave Cord steps up for his team and completes the challenge in no time.

All this is going on while Big Easy and Flight Time and Zev and Justin are figuring out their way to the pit stop. The Globetrotters have some directions issues and it is Justin and Zev who hi the mat first. They are thrilled to learn they are tam number one. Big easy and Flight Time do manage to arrive next making them team number two.

Gary and Mallory are bringing up the rear and arrive at the roadblock as the cowboys are leaving. Gary does the roadblock as his daughter worries they are in last place. Kisha and Jen have a hard time finding the pit stop so Kent and Vyxsin check in as team number three. In fact the cowboys catch up with the sisters and it is race for the mat and team number four which ultimately goes to Kisha and Jen. That makes Jet and Cord team number five and that was fine with them, although they admitted they needed to step it up in the next leg of the race. Finally Gary and Mallory arrive but instead of hearing those dreaded words from Phil he informs them it is a non-elimination leg of the race. However because they are the last tea to arrive they will have to do a Speed Bump in the next leg but at least they are not going home yet.


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One Response to “The Amazing Race 18 ‘I Cannot Deal With Your Psycho Behavior’ Recap”

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    Jon Says:

    LMAO that’s a great line. The pressure of being on the show makes people crack sometimes. it’s great TV