'The Amazing Race' recap: Aw, Phuket
They all motorboat out to a tiny island and get to work at pretty much the same time. Andy and Tommy continue to do well as they plant coral, while Justin & Jennifer and Marcus & Amani and Jeremy & Sandy and Bill & Cathi struggle against the current, and experienced lifeguards Liz and Marie struggle with the beach chairs, even with help from other racers. Most teams attempting the coral task end up switching, although the siblings manage to survive both the current and their own persistent bickering. Then the wind wreaks havoc with the beach umbrellas. After the Detour, teams have to navigate to two towering islands and do a Road Block where they climb a sheer rock wall to retrieve their next clue. Andy aces that, so he and Tommy win their third leg in a row, but their first one that didn't require another team to screw up.
Ernie and Cindy get lost in the ocean on the way to the Road Block and drop a few positions, while Sandy and Jeremy's Test Drive Of Love hits a few potholes on their way to a third-place finish. And Laurence and Zac, who have sailed around the world, can't manage to navigate across the sea to the floating Pit Stop and end up having to follow another team's boat. Amani and Marcus get lost in the floating village while other teams beat them to the mat, but they don't come in last; that honor goes to Liz and Marie, who find out that it's a non-elimination leg anyway. So they have another leg to prove themselves, and I have another leg to figure out how to tell them apart. I think I'm getting close, y'all!