The Amazing Race (2001) s34e12 Episode Script

The Only Leg That Matters

Previously on
The Amazing Race
12 teams began
a race around the world.
From Germany to Jordan
and Italy to Iceland.
After triumphs
- tears
- Why is this so hard?
and facing fears
I'm really scared.
nine teams came up short.
Aastha and Nina.
Tim and Rex.
Rich and Dom.
Linton and Sharik.
Glenda and Lumumba.
Abby and Will.
Quinton and Mattie.
Marcus and Michael.
Aubrey and David, you have been
eliminated from the race.
Now only three teams remain.
Separated at birth,
recently-united twins
Emily and Molly
began their race with a goal.
Being on the race gives us
a unique opportunity
to make up for 36 lost years.
- As their bond grew
- This is more than
just a race
for a million dollars.
This is a personal journey.
so did their
racing abilities.
Oh, my God!
When an injury threatened
to end their journey
- This is killing me.
- Okay.
the twins persevered
and battled their way
into the final three.
Derek and Claire
started the race with a bang.
You are
the first team to arrive.
Oh, my God! Let's go!
But the dating couple
soon hit obstacles.
I can't even watch anymore.
I'm doing something wrong.
Finding a strategic edge
wherever they could
and conquering their fears.
We got it.
I was so scared.
The couple regained their spark
to earn a spot
in the final three.
We're one third of the way.
From the start,
Luis and Michelle embraced
each leg with laughter and joy.
All right, baby,
you got to get out and push.
Push it, babe!
But the married couple
wanted more.
We're not a middle-of-the-pack
team. That's not who we are.
From then on,
Miami became a dominant force,
winning three legs.
-Back-to-back, baby. Back-to-back.
- You are team number one.
- Yes!
But still having
fun along the way
I love this!
- as they stormed their way into the final three.
- Let's go.
Nine teams have been eliminated,
and now only three have
a shot at winning
$1 million
andThe Amazing Race.
Emily and Molly,
Derek and Claire
and Luis and Michelle
will now head
3,000 miles south to Nashville
for a final showdown
in Music City, USA.
This is Nashville,
capital of country music,
birthplace of bluegrass
and home to the Grand Ole Opry.
Teams will start the leg
just outside the city
in the small town of Lynchburg.
Whew. I love you guys.
- All right.
- Let's go.
We want to start a family.
Having that money
would do so much for us.
- Yeah.
- We're ready to take it home.
Good luck.
I mean, I think fate
definitely brought us here.
- We're meant to win this.
- Yes.
Let's do this.
This is the only leg
that matters.
- Let's go, baby!
- "Route Info."
"Welcome to Tennessee and
the Jack Daniel Distillery."
- "Properly label and bottle."
- "Properly label and bottle
"30 bottles
of single barrel whiskey
- to receive your next clue."
- "To receive your next clue."
Guaranteeing a flavorful
spirit is one thing,
but before this Tennessee
whiskey hits the shelves,
it has to be
perfectly presented.
Teams need to label and pack
30 bottles ready for shipment.
Once they've received
a final quality check,
they'll be boxed up
and teams will get a clue.
- Let's go.
- All right.
- Yep.
- Okay.
All right, let's go.
"One of you will label,
the other one will pack."
- So you want to label, I'll pack?
- Okay.
You want to label
or you want to pack?
I think I will pack,
because label sounds
a little more finesse.
Do you want to pack or label?
- I want to pack.
- Okay.
Hoppity hop.
Follow me this way.
- All right.
- Okay.
Follow me, please.
Yes, sir.
- You got this?
- Yes.
- Just kind of look at it.
- Okay.
- That's where we can package them.
- Yeah.
Molly had suggested
when we were going in
that she wanted
to do the boxing,
so I went straight to labeling.
You got this, Claire. Come on.
We have to put labels on
bottles of whiskey and tag them.
I got to tag it
so Derek knows, uh, it's mine.
So one of us has to label,
and the other person is packing
all of them into boxes.
Derek, how am I doing?
Two of yours got denied,
but everything else is good.
- Okay.
- If you can send 'em faster
Get over here. You're mine.
Sweating. I'm a little shaky.
This one's bad.
- Michelle?
- Yes.
They're not getting approved.
Molly has a bunch here approved.
I think you're doing
something wrong, baby.
So, right now I'm looking
at Molly and Emily's setup,
and they have
more bottles approved
than we do.
So I think Michelle's just doing
something wrong down there.
She just has to figure that out.
Look at the failed ones.
Look at the failed ones.
They're right there.
All the failed ones are there.
Yeah, look at those.
- Okay. Got it. Got it.
- Look at yours.
All right. All right.
Emily, I need nine more.
All right.
Claire, yours
aren't getting passed.
You have, like,
five that didn't get passed.
Your top label
has to get better.
- Your top label has to be flat.
- Okay.
do you see what's wrong?
- Yes!
- Okay.
Molly, how are we doing?
I need just one more.
Can I have a check, please?
We're halfway through,
and they're done.
Thank you. Emily, come.
- You got the clue?
- Okay.
"Route Info."
"Drive to the Korean
Veterans Memorial Bridge
in Nashville
to find your next clue."
- All right.
- Let's go.
All right, Claire,
you need to send
you need to send, uh, two more.
- All right, Claire, we're
good. We're good. Okay.
Luis, how are we doing?
- We need more, babe.
- We need more.
I am, I am, I am.
Oh, my God, Emily was so speedy.
-Appreciate it. Thank you, Brian.
-Okay, thank you.
- Get the bag.
- Yep.
One more, baby.
One more.
I'm not nervous.
Having a good time.
Just gonna enjoy myself.
Take it step-by-step.
We're good. Come, come, come.
Let's go.
Hey, Chris,
you want to give us a check?
- Yep. You're good, you guys.
- Awesome.
Awesome. Thank you.
- We're only five minutes behind, baby.
- Thank you. That's fine.
Uh, okay.
Oh, man.
- Is there a map?
- I don't see a map.
Okay, maybe we just have to go.
There they are.
We'll definitely need to stop
and get directions.
I should have been faster
than them. I'm sorry I wasn't.
No, dude. Don't sweat it.
We're literally
right behind 'em.
We're back in our classic game,
Derek and Claire
are following us.
Luis and Michelle
are right behind them.
Should I stop
at this gas station?
Oh, they're stopping
at a gas station for directions.
I don't think that's a bad idea.
- Let's just stop here, too, then.
- Okay.
How do we get to Nashville?
- 82.
- 82?
- 231 and 24.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- 82, 231 and 24.
We have a place that
we're trying to get to
- inside of Nashville right now.
- Okay.
Koreans Veterans
Memorial Bridge.
Let's go.
We're gonna catch up.
We're gonna catch up.
We'll get
some directions down here.
- Oh, everybody's here.
- Everybody's here?
- Yeah.
- All right.
- Yeah, we're looking for the Korean Veterans
- Let's go. Let's go.
- Let's go, let's go.
- Okay, okay.
They're right behind us.
Hurry. Just hurry. Hurry, Derek.
Let's do this.
For a million dollars, baby.
- Turn right.
- Turn right?
It said turn right
onto Flat Creek Parkway.
Smarter not harder,
and we're still in the lead.
We got this.
Right on Flat Creek. 13 miles.
As we were
finishing getting directions,
Michelle and Luis pulled up.
They should at least
be a little bit behind us.
We're basically
all at the same spot,
same place right now.
- Okay.
- Thank you so much, guys.
- Thank you. Appreciate you.
- All right. See you.
We got to catch up.
24 West.
Okay, so we're
the shortest team in the final.
We're the oldest team
in the final.
And we're the most female-est.
Most female.
- We're the only all-female team.
- Yes.
I'm feeling good. I wish
they weren't all following us.
- We're not too behind,
baby. It's okay. Yeah, yeah.
- We're good.
- We'll make up after.
Oh. We're so good.
We're coming after y'all.
We're coming after y'all!
May the green lights
be on my side today.
We really thought Luis
and Michelle would be
our toughest competition.
Molly and Emily, they are,
like, scrappy underdogs.
And everyone likes
an underdog to win,
but when
you're not the underdogs,
you're kind of like,
"Stay under."
Wow. This is gonna
be a tight leg.
We just need to look for
an opportunity to pull ahead.
I'm assuming this is the bridge.
Look for marked parking.
There's marked parking.
Right there, to the right.
God, I'm gonna miss it?
- Yep. We just missed it.
- Damn it.
- Okay. That's okay.
- There are no cars there.
Derek, we're
looking for parking.
- I think I see something.
- You see it?
- Yeah, on the right.
- Yeah, right there.
- All right.
- We're the first car.
Come on.
- I see the clue box.
- Okay.
We just passed
the marked parking,
so we're trying to figure out
how we can turn around quickly.
- Oh, maybe I can make a U-turn here.
- Good.
We're so close, baby.
Yeah, yeah, we're right here.
I'm ready to run.
You got the keys, baby, right?
- Yeah.
- Let's go. Let's go.
We keep making these little
mistakes again and again.
We're, like, losing our lead.
Oh, my God.
- Let's go, Claire.
- Do it.
- "Roadblock."
- "Roadblock."
If you're looking
for the perfect 360-degree view
of downtown Nashville,
then this might be it--
300 feet
above the Cumberland River.
But teams will have no time
to take in the view.
They have to climb up here
to get a clue--
a guitar pick--
before rappelling
back down to their partner.
You got it.
We're the first team
to get to the bridge.
Luis and Michelle
are right behind us,
but this
is an opportunity for us
to get a little bit of a lead.
"Michelle must
perform this Roadblock."
- Okay.
- Go.
Derek's there now.
Everyone's there?
Why do we keep doing this?
You got it, Derek.
- You can do it faster than Michelle.
- For sure.
How's your leg?
It's okay.
"Emily must perform this."
Emily and Molly just got here.
They're right behind us.
It's a close race.
Everybody's five minutes
within each other.
It's gonna be a good battle.
Emily has rappelled already
for the castle challenge.
She also rock climbs and rappels
on her own at home,
so she's no stranger
to doing this.
The pressure's so high.
All the teams are
really neck-and-neck right now.
It looks like it's-it's
gonna be a race to the top.
Yeah, babe!
The physicality of it
was actually pretty intense,
because at first,
it was basically
like a 50-degree incline.
You're just
climbing straight up it.
I was pretty, like,
out of breath,
which I was kind of happy for,
'cause then I was like,
"Well, that means
Emily and Michelle
are definitely
gonna be out of breath."
Hopefully that's encouraging.
Let's go, baby!
I get up to the top, and
there's supposed to be a clue.
So I'm looking around, and
I see a misplaced guitar box.
And I'm like, "Okay,
well, this has to be something."
I open it up, and there's, like,
five misplaced picks.
I look closely at the pick,
and it says "Gibson Garage."
So I think that's my clue.
We're in first right now.
I think I did that climb
pretty fast.
Seems like no one else
is really up yet.
Oh, my God.
I started
to climb the bridge at first.
so I would grab the sides,
and I would pull myself up.
It was very exhausting.
Come on, baby!
Let's go, Emily!
The climb up,
in the beginning, was great.
And then we started
to get a little higher,
and I was
getting a little bit nervous.
I wasn't trying to look down,
but I kind of peeked over
and saw down.
It's like, "All right,
hold it together. Keep going."
Oh, my God.
- Walk across here.
- Keep your hands here.
- Keep your feet on the ground.
- Oh, God.
You're gonna
lower your body weight
onto this rope right here.
- All right.
- Excellent.
Michelle actually
started climbing before me,
but she wasn't there
at the top when I arrived.
Is there something I'm supposed
to do when I'm up here?
- Okay. It is 100% you.
- Okay.
Derek's coming down now.
Michelle should
be coming down soon.
I-I don't see her, but
I've rappelled before.
It's a more physical rappelling
where it's using more of, like,
your forearm muscle
to try to pull yourself down.
I got to find the clue.
Derek went fast.
I feel like we should
have been closer than this.
I'm exhausted.
Oh, my God.
I was just exhausted.
Like, I have no idea how
I'm gonna power through this.
And I finally noticed that
I could just walk up the thing.
Then when I figured it out,
I was like,
"I lost some time now."
Derek, you crushed it.
We have to go
to the Gibson Garage.
Oh, I'm so tired.
- yourself around. Okay.
- Okay.
Is that Emily?
That's Emily.
Yeah, girl! Looking good!
I don't know,
maybe she got stuck up there.
I don't know.
I don't know what happened.
Maybe she
couldn't find the clue.
All right.
And we're in last.
I have to wait?
Oh, man. Already
Oh, man, I'm an idiot.
I thought that because
Emily got there first
she had to go down first.
I was waiting there
that whole time.
I could have
probably gone down with her,
and I hadn't gotten the clue.
Let's go, baby! That's my wife.
That's her.
There you go.
Move your arms faster, baby.
Let's go. Good job.
All right,
we're five minutes right now
behind Derek and Claire.
Just a few seconds
behind Emily and Molly.
Good job, sugar. Good job.
- You look tired.
- I'm exhausted.
"When you arrive
at the Gibson Garage,
"park in
the marked parking area,
then find
your next clue inside."
What do you think?
Gas station.
So, go into the city.
Did you see where
Derek and Claire went?
No, I did not.
- We need to figure out somewhere to ask for directions.
- Yeah.
-All we need to do
-Can you help me find
- is find the Gibson Garage.
- Gibson Garage on your phone?
- I'll give you this
- I love you.
Okay, fantastic.
Thank you, guys.
I have guitar picks in my hands.
This was Emily's clue
at the top of the bridge.
They say
"Nashville Gibson Garage."
So we're hoping
to figure out where this is.
I thought we should go
towards the city and ask.
Wait, was that it?
Should I go back?
I can't see.
I don't know what we're doing.
Oh, my God.
Yeah, this is it.
This is it.
Okay, okay, okay. Park, park,
park, park, park, park.
Let's go, let's go, let's go.
Clue should be in here.
Oh, that's so fun.
The singers are here.
- Hi. Oh, thank you so much.
- Hi. Thank you so much. - You're welcome.
"Route Info."
According to one study,
there are more musicians
per capita in Nashville than
any other city in the world.
And when it comes to guitars,
a lot of musicians agree
that a Gibson
is the cream of the crop.
Teams need to deliver three
of these prized instruments
to musicians performing
at different honky-tonks
around Lower Broadway.
Once they complete
their deliveries,
they'll get tickets to the
Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
Thank you.
- Good luck, you guys.
- Thank you.
"Carefully remove one electric
and two acoustic
from the wall of guitars
and place them in your cases."
We need two Gibson acoustics.
"Whiskey. Wildhorse. Tootsies."
They're all the same.
Uh, we are taking
two Gibson acoustic guitars,
an electric guitar,
and we're gonna go deliver them
to the Honky Tonk Row.
Precious cargo.
I'm so confused.
I can't believe this.
- Oy.
- Do you want to go back to that gas station?
It's up to you.
I mean, we have
to go to the gas station.
We have to ask somebody else.
We don't know
where the hell we are.
Oh, my God.
One more time.
Ooh, excuse me, girls.
Can we use your cell phone
to find the Gibson Garage?
Come on, dude. Come on, come on,
come on, come on, come on.
"When you arrive
at the Gibson Garage,
park in the marked area."
- Okay. Let's go, let's go.
- Claire, Claire, Claire.
- Parking there.
- Oh, there's Derek.
- There's Derek and Claire.
- Yeah.
Wow. They just got here.
Oh, my God.
This race is so freaking tight.
It's insane.
Can we ask you guys
for some directions?
- Please.
- Por favor.
It's inside.
- Hey.
- Hey. What's up, y'all?
Oh, my gosh. Thank you so much.
- I know you! Oh, my God!
- I know you guys.
- How you guys doing?
- Oh, my gosh. Hi.
- Yeah, hurry up. Hurry up.
- Oh, my God.
So we get to the Gibson Garage,
and we get greeted by Jen
and Caroline, and we love them.
- We remember them from the all-star season, season 24.
- Yeah.
Let's go.
We know nothing about music.
It's in our soul already.
It's in our body.
We don't need to read music.
- We dance to music.
- Yeah.
But we do not
play any instruments at all.
Is this an acoustic?
It's Gibson.
I feel like an idiot.
What did make us feel good
was that we were second now.
All right, let's go.
- Cross the bridge.
- Oh, my God.
Oh, my God
Okay. Thank you.
Thank you.
- Oh, my God.
- I can't believe this.
We went the wrong direction
on the bridge, and now
we need to go back the right
direction on the bridge.
It is what it is. We're
making mistakes, like always.
We're competing
with two very strong teams,
so the margin for error is,
like, almost zero.
And we just made a huge error.
- We just need to get out so Luis and Michelle don't see.
- I know.
Come on.
Uh, we go towards Broadway.
- Broadway
- Right!
- Is Broadway this way?
- Take a right!
- What?
- We're taking a right.
No. Broadway's this way.
That's back to the bridge.
I am very conscious
that I am a very bad runner.
All right, let's go, Claire.
Come on, run.
- This way?
- Yes.
- We are in the lead.
- We just saw Luis and Michelle.
They could be sprinting
up to us at any moment.
This is the final leg
for a million dollars.
So I can't be a weak link.
Claire, this is it.
We just got to turn the corner.
All right.
- Gibson Garage
- All right, there it is.
Oh, that is a huge delay.
This sucks.
Where's the marked parking?
Is it to the left?
Where's the entrance?
- Y'all are doing awesome.
- Yes.
Since we got
the last three guitars,
we knew that
we were the last to leave.
These are so heavy.
This is not gonna
be great for my knee.
Excuse me. Excuse me.
Come on, Claire.
I'm trying.
So we just have to carry these
guitar cases into Nashville
and deliver them to
three local bars on Broadway,
where every single tourist
in America seems to get drunk.
Excuse us! Excuse us!
You have to try and, like, weave
your way through the crowd.
This is Tootsie here.
Got a beautiful Gibson for you.
Whiskey Bent is next.
Right in the middle.
- Little sweaty?
- Yes.
Let's go.
Pardon, cowboys!
Oh, God.
Thinking about my leg.
My legs are not
holding up very well,
but I wasn't giving up.
We're still in it.
Maybe we can outsmart
Derek and Claire
and Luis and Michelle.
This is so heavy.
- Tootsie's?
- Oh, across the street.
We got to cross the street. Go!
I was already tired
from the bridge.
Just one guitar was so heavy.
And I was exhausted.
It was hard.
- Hey.
- Hi.
How you guys doing?
- Good, sir. Thank you.
- Good to go.
- All right.
- Let's go.
Excuse us, excuse us.
Sorry, sorry.
Excuse us! Whiskey Bent.
Hello, sir.
- Thank you.
- Let's go.
- Excuse me.
- One left.
Oh, my God.
We're almost to Tootsie's.
Excuse us. I'm sorry.
We got heavy guitars
and we're in a race
for a million dollars.
- Hi. How are you?
- Uh, tired.
Okay. Thank you.
All right, Whiskey Bent.
Excuse us. I'm sorry. Excuse us.
- Down that way, on the right.
- On the right. Thank you.
Got something for me?
Yeah, I do.
I got a beautiful Gibson.
We just delivered
our third and final guitar.
Thank you.
We need to go
to the Municipal Auditorium.
We need to find that right now.
Can I use your phone to look up
the Municipal Auditorium?
- Yeah.
- Thank you so much.
How do I spell "municipal"?
Baby, look out for Whiskey Bent.
- Right there, right there!
- You see it? Let's go.
Wildhorse is on this side?
They can't tell you.
It's second.
- It's Second Avenue, though.
- Second Avenue.
All right, Claire,
we want to go straight.
No, north. We're going north.
- North on Second Ave.
- It'll curve.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Come on, come on. Let's go!
- Let's go! Come on!
- All right! Let's go!
Sorry, I'm intense right now.
It's fine. This is it.
This is it
for a million dollars.
- Just keep going straight.
- Okay.
Let's cross.
Claire, this is for
a million dollars.
Excuse us. I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
How far down?
I don't know.
Do you--
Oh, I see it right there.
Whiskey Bent.
- Got it?
- Okay, let's go.
What's the next one?
- Uh, the last one.
- Wildhorse.
Go, go, go, go. Fast.
Hey, boss.
- Where's Wildhorse at?
- Wildhorse?
- Wildhorse.
- This way, sir.
To the right? The
other side? To the right?
I see it. Black and gray.
Black and gray sign.
Excuse us. Excuse us.
Do you have something for me?
- Yeah.
- Wildhorse.
Thank you.
Now where do we go?
We go back?
They give us our clue.
- The girls?
- Yeah.
She has our clue.
Thank you so much.
Thank you so much.
- You got it!
- Let's go! Let's go, guys!
- Municipal Auditorium.
- We have to find it.
I see it, Claire.
Municipal Auditorium.
Is this the entrance?
Let's go. Come on.
Is this it?
It's right up here, Derek.
- "Route Info."
- "Route Info."
This is the most
recognizable piece of music
on The Amazing Race,
composed by John Keane in 2001.
Teams need to bring this
sequence of notes to life
using this giant floor piano.
Each one of these 48 keys
to an image and a note.
If they can figure out
the chronological order
of things they encountered
during theirAmazing Race,
they will bring
the theme to life
and get their final clue,
sending them to the finish line.
"Press the keys to view images
"from your race
around the world.
"When you think you're ready,
press the pedal
to lock in your answers."
We walk into the auditorium,
and there's a huge keyboard
laid out on the floor.
We're trying to locate images
of places we've been.
We didn't see that.
We saw that.
Come on, Claire.
Come on. You got this.
Okay, keep going. No.
No. Okay.
And every note that you play
will bring up an image,
and some of these images
will bring back
a leg of the race.
-Others of them will try
to throw you off. Mm-hmm.
- No. No.
- Yes.
- There's the cube, Derek.
- Oh, we found the cube.
We saw that.
- Yes.
- Gracias.
- Mega Leg.
- Mega Leg.
- It's this one.
- What is that? F?
- Yeah.
- Okay, okay. C-sharp. F-sharp.
Derek has played piano,
uh, for most of his life.
So Derek's able
to read the keys,
and that's kind of how
we're memorizing the notes.
- This is A. Okay.
- Okay, that one.
Let's go!
- We're in Petra!
- Petra!
This was your box, right, Derek?
Yes, that's exactly it.
You got it!
What are you playing right now?
What? Play it again. B.
It's C, F, G, D, C. That's five.
And then A, D, F,
G, B, E.
Okay, that's 11.
- Do you have to play 'em order?
- Yes.
Okay. Which one do you want?
I want the box with the chicken.
C, F, G, D.
Beautiful. Okay.
And then leg two was Austria.
Where's the flag?
- G.
- Yeah.
Yes. Oh, thank you.
This is our last one.
Yeah, right here.
Here you go.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Come on, Emily.
Okay, ready?
Leg four was the statue.
Where's the statue
with the chisel?
- Uh, C, F
- It's over here.
- G, D.
- It's okay.
- Okay, find the
- Oh, sorry, sorry, sorry.
We need to find the chisel.
That's the Citadel.
- Let's just find the chisel.
- B.
Okay. That's it. That's it.
C. Okay, C, F, G.
They just got here.
Go. Run this way.
- Michelle and Luis just showed up.
- Okay.
We just have to get this.
"Press the keys
to view the images."
- Okay.
- "When you think you're ready,
press the pedal
to lock in your answers."
We got their second place still,
so we could catch up.
And when I got there, I knew
that it was a memory challenge.
And I was like,
"I'm ready for this.
I know every single place."
You can test me and ask me
about places.
I know where everything is.
Now, the problem: we're not
musicians at all.
So we had this huge keyboard
that we had to press the keys,
and then the images pop up.
It was difficult.
Eleven images.
So you want to go one at a time?
Scorpions? We never saw that.
- Okay, you keep pressing them.
- Nope.
Volcano. Iceland.
Oh, my God.
Do you know where we're going?
- Oh, clue!
- We can go this way.
"Press keys
on the giant keyboard
"to find 11 images
of people, places and things
you've seen on your race
around the world."
-So, Munich. We got to do Munich. Munich.
And then this is Iceland.
Oh, my God. It's a stick shift.
No idea how
to make this car move.
This was
- Do it again.
- One.
That one.
Okay. So, I'm gonna remember
the first five, baby.
Luis told me that
he wanted to do the first five.
- Yeah.
- So he was practicing on his own.
And then I started
learning the other ones.
And then we realized
when we pressed
the black thing to try it,
there's only 11 seconds.
But for Luis to run
and do the first five,
there was no way
- that he was gonna be able to do it.
- There was no way.
- So we had to change our strategy.
- Yeah.
- So, it was just tough.
- Try now.
- Okay, this is our attempt.
- This is our attempt.
- D.
- G, C, C, D.
- Okay. It's D-sharp.
What did you pick? Let's go.
It's not that, then.
E, G, C
C, D.
That's not it.
That's not Petra.
- It is Petra.
- So we play all 11 of the notes,
and we think they're correct.
So we hit the pedal,
and we're putting them in,
and we start seeing X's.
- We're pretty sure that the photos are right.
- Yeah.
We're running out of time.
The time's counting down.
We go through a couple of tries
before we realize,
"Oh, it's counting down.
We only have
11 seconds to do this."
That's one second per picture.
And this keyboard is huge.
Wait. Okay, wait.
- So we have to do it superfast, Claire.
- Okay.
Now it just became
a test of speed.
And you have to work in sync
to get all the keys
in under 11 seconds.
We need to figure it out,
so we can, like, jump on it.
Okay. B, G.
B, G, C.
I'm not sure if this is the D.
- It is. It is. It is.
- It is? Okay.
Ready? Munich.
That's right. Firenze.
Um, that was right.
This is really hard.
We weren't as fast
as I would have expected,
so there was a little bit
of stress that slowed us down.
I feel like
- Oh, my God.
- How is that possible?
Oh, I keep
hitting the wrong one.
No, no, no,
I have 'em here. It's this.
- Two, two, two.
- One, two?
- No. Two.
- Oh, no, no, no.
- No. Baby, baby.
- Oh, we missed this one then.
I did-- We did miss that one.
- We missed a lot of them.
- You got to go in order.
Sorry, sorry, sorry.
Is that yours or is that mine?
Um, we're.
Okay, let's just do something
wrong. All right, sorry, sorry.
Just can we just focus?
Oh, my God. Okay.
I'm sorry.
- Derek, can we just focus?
- Okay.
I know mine. I know mine.
- C.
- Nope.
Oh, God. I am stupid.
You, you, me.
Sorry, I double-hit. Let's go.
Claire and I now know
the chronological order,
but we can't get 'em all
within the 11 seconds
without making a mistake.
All right, just be very careful.
So, we're trying to figure out,
like, kind of, like,
a zone defense now.
Claire's covering the right side
of the keyboard. I got
the left side of the keyboard.
We just have to get this.
We're so close. Okay.
Almost there.
- I went too fast.
- You got to wait for me.
I went too fast.
- Damn it.
- Oh, my God.
One, two
Baby, hold on.
There's more keys.
- There's more keys.
- Oh, my God.
Our strategy is to look at
all the pictures and
start getting them in order.
Then we notice the black keys
are pictures, too.
You got to be kidding me.
And once again,
we're not musicians.
Like, I know there's black keys,
but I just forgot to press 'em.
That set us back, you know?
So we had to start from scratch.
-Okay, that's fine. Let's start over.
-All right.
Oh, my God.
Almost there.
- I'm just forgetting every time we do it.
- It's okay.
- All right, ready?
- Ready?
Sorry. Sorry.
Claire: You. That's it.
That's it. That's it.
Oh, my God. Let's go.
- Come on, come on
- Come on. Let's go!
They got it.
That takes forever!
Thank you.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you. Rip it.
"Route Info."
"Race to the finish line.
Make your way
to the Mother Church
of Country Music." Go, go, go.
This is the Ryman,
the Mother Church
of Country Music,
which formerly housed
the Grand Ole Opry
and will now serve
as the finish line
in this historicAmazing Race.
The first team
to arrive to this stage
will win $1 million and
The Amazing Race.
Go, go, go. Let's do it.
- Good luck, good luck.
- Good job, guys.
Let's go!
Just hurry. Hurry, Derek.
- Let's try it again.
- Okay.
Ready? I go first.
One more time.
Hopefully we'll get it.
Four. Five.
We just have to go faster.
- Oh, my gosh.
- Please, please, please.
They got it.
Concentrate. Focus. Let's go.
Oh, my God.
That was grueling. Thank you.
Oh, my God. Our last clue.
- Come on, Em.
- Can't give up.
Whatever. Let's keep doing it.
We got this. Go.
- Can you help me with directions?
- Yeah.
- Can you put something into your phone?
- Sure.
The Mother Church
of Country Music.
I know nothing
about country music.
- Can we ask somebody?
- Yep.
- Ryman Auditorium.
- We're so close.
Can we use your cell phone
to look something up?
Please. We're in a show
to win a million dollars,
and we're in a race,
and we're about to win.
All right.
- Fourth Ave. Okay.
- It's a big red building
Oh, thank you. Thank you.
Fourth Ave. Thank you so much.
- Broadway.
- Okay.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
- Oh, my God.
- This might be a footrace, Em.
Let's go. This is it!
Let's go.
- I need you to just push it.
- Okay.
- This is a lot of running.
- I'm so proud of you.
I'm sorry.
I just got a really bad cramp.
- It's okay. Can you walk?
- Yeah.
Oh! Oh, my God. Are you okay?
- Are you okay?
- Is this it? Is this it?
Ryman. Right here.
It's right here.
Let's go.
Yo! We made it!
Oh, my God.
I love you so much.
I love you so much.
I love you.
23 days,
eight countries, 16 cities.
Derek and Claire,
I am pleased to tell you
that you are the official
winners of The Amazing Race.
- I love you.
- So, how does it feel
to have run with all these
competitive teams and to know
that you are the official
winners of the race?
This really feels like
one of the most
competitive seasons
of The Amazing Race, I mean,
I've ever been a part of
and definitely I've ever seen.
It's just such an honor
to be standing here with you
and all these great competitors.
It takes two
to get to the finish line.
It takes teamwork.
Derek was my rock
this entire race.
There's no one else in the world
that I would have
wanted to race with.
He is just
an amazing, amazing man,
and I'm so proud
to be standing next to him.
The reason I started
dating Claire in the first place
was she reminded me
of just, like,
how much
a human could be kindhearted.
I saw that
every single leg of the race.
Truthfully, we didn't even know,
like, how we were gonna
work together as a team.
And I think going
through all these legs together,
we learned so much about
how we can, uh,
really provide for each other
so that we can have
a stronger connection.
New relationship.
A nice financial kick to
the start of your relationship.
So, what's gonna happen now?
You know, there's something
I've been wanting
- No.
- I'm kidding.
He's kidding. He's kidding.
- Wow.
- I packed the bag.
I know there's no ring there.
Uh, you don't joke
about those things.
In all seriousness,
what is the future for you guys?
Really, this million dollars
is the first start
of our lives together.
Uh, we're planning on
getting an apartment,
- moving in together and figuring
out the rest of our lives.
- Mm-hmm.
I think this
gives a little feeling
of validation
to our relationship.
Claire and I
met on Big Brotherlast summer,
uh, and started dating
And now
we're getting thrown into
this, like,
very stressful environment.
There were times where
I was like, "I'm not really sure
how we're gonna
make it out of this."
Even though life is gonna
give us very complicated things,
we're gonna be able
to work through it.
All right, let's try it again.
Two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight,
nine, ten. Hit it.
- Yes!
- Got it!
We did it!
- Yes!
- Oh, my God.
That was exhausting.
Let's do it. Finish it.
Thank you. Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Appreciate you, man.
Good job, baby.
Let's go!
Here's the Ryman.
Is this it?
- Yes, this is it.
- Right here, right here.
We did it.
What an absolutely
incredible run you have had.
I just want to congratulate you.
I mean, against the odds,
again and again,
you just kept on going.
Nothing would stop you.
I'm running
this race with a woman
I just met a year ago.
She looks just like me,
and we just got second place.
- It's incredible.
- It's so amazing.
One last one.
I love you.
You've been
running with this leg.
I could not have done it
without this woman, though.
She really pushed me
and she took care of me.
I would have given up
many, many legs ago.
So I need that
for the rest of my life.
I needed her to be as successful
as I can be in this lifetime.
And I'm so happy
we found each other.
-Thank you, Amazing Race. Everyone.
-Thank you. Thank you, everyone.
Cast, crew, like,
all of you guys.
Seriously, this-this
means the world to us.
Has anybody else got tears
in their eyes? 'Cause
The highlight for me
was the Pit Stops
and just rolling
on the floor, laughing.
We came into this race
knowing that
however far we got,
we were coming out winners.
We're coming out of this closer
than I ever dreamed we could be.
That is worth
More than a million.
- You certainly made up for lost time on this race.
- I was just gonna say.
- This had to make up for 36 years. Absolutely.
- Yes, we did. We did.
Luis and Michelle,
you ran a really tough race
right up to the end.
We're so happy to be here,
even if we got third.
First leg, I was like,
"How are we even
gonna get to top three?"
And just to be here,
I'm just so happy.
It was this year in January,
we were watching season 33
and she looked me and she said,
"How great would it be
if we go on Amazing Race
right before we start a family?"
I was like, "Let's do it.
Let's have a great time."
And to come this far, it just
I'm so lucky to meet all of you.
To meet everybody.
-I love you all. I love all you guys.
-I love you guys.
Michelle, obviously,
you've got a partner who
- He's got a lot of energy, this man.
- Yes. I love it.
Since the day I met him,
he has made me laugh.
He's the life of the party,
and that's what
we wanted to do in the race.
Enjoy each other.
Enjoy the race.
- I got to give props to my beautiful wife right here, Phil.
- Yes, please.
- She is my soulmate.
- Stop.
She is my
She's-she's my partner in crime.
I love this woman so much.
If I wasn't married to her,
I'd get down on my knee
and marry her again.
I just love her.
We didn't win the million bucks,
- but we have so many memories.
- Yes.
Our future son,
future daughter, they'll say,
- "Hey, look how cool your parents are."
- Yeah.
It was such a great adventure.
All right,
come on up, everybody.
Our relationship has only
grown stronger and stronger,
and I didn't even think
that it could be any stronger
than what it already was.
And, like, I love this guy,
and I'm so happy
that I did it with him.
You know, we got time
together that we otherwise
never would have had.
We have a lot
to continue to learn
about one another,
but we're so happy
- we came. Yeah.
- I'm so happy we did this.
I think, you know, this is
maybe, like, our TV
happily ever after, uh,
but really, this is just
the second chapter
of our relationship together,
and hopefully we still have
a really long book to go.
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