The Amazing Race (2001) s35e11 Episode Script

We're Finding Our Pot of Gold

Previously on
The Amazing Race
Five teams dove into Stockholm.
At the Roadblock,
Rob and Corey used
their Express Pass
to jump ahead
- Thank you.
- They're doing it.
The boys just used
their Express Pass.
while Todd and Ashlie
fell into last place.
Everyone's gone,
and it's just me.
Greg and John unlocked
a new skill at the Detour.
It's in French.
I speak French.
Steve struggled
to keep up with Anna Leigh.
Come on!
They're gonna leave us!
A mad dash to the Pit Stop
It's a footrace, Gregory.
- Yep.
- We got to outrun them.
ended with a new pair
of winners
- You're team number one.
- Are you kidding me?
- No! No!
- No way.
- No way!
and a farewell
to Todd and Ashlie.
You have been eliminated
from the race.
I don't need a million dollars.
I just need my family, so
Would you like to know
- where you're going to next?
- We would.
- Yeah.
Dublin, Ireland.
And the great news is
you will be able
to book your own flights
and hotel accommodation
using the Expedia app.
Take a phone.
It's an easy app to use.
All right,
you ready to go to Dublin?
- I'm ready. Let's go.
- All right.
- Let's get our flights booked.
- Okay, Expedia app, flights.
- These are a lot of options.
- A lot of options.
- Here's one at 7:35.
Do you want to book that one?
-Yeah, let's do that one.
That one's early.
-All right.
Let's get that one.
It's the most
expensive one. Let's get it.
Let's take that one.
Looks affordable
in the right area.
-Let's go.
-All right, cool.
Let's go to Dublin.
This was actually
really straightforward.
Yes, it was. Yes, it was.
We're on our way to Ireland.
Route Info.
- "Fly to Dublin, Ireland."
- Dublin, Ireland.
"Once there, drive to Forty Foot
Sandycove and take the plunge."
The final four teams
will now fly
one thousand miles
from Stockholm, Sweden
to Dublin, Ireland.
- leg of the race.
- Let's go. Let's go.
Who's got a taxi?
- We're going to the airport.
- Yes, please.
All right, let's go.
There's only one goal
in the penultimate leg,
and that is,
"Don't get eliminated.
Make it to the final."
I can start
to smell the million dollars.
Smell that?
Stockholm Airport, please.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
We're gonna
have to earn it today.
Everyone's gonna be
on the same flight.
So it's just
gonna be a dogfight today
in terms of, like, getting out
as quick as possible
and kind of
establishing your lead.
Think of this as, like,
there are only three seats left
in this game of musical chairs,
and the circle's
just getting faster.
So we just really want
to keep up
and make sure we get a spot.
Leg 11, baby.
Hello, hello.
We need to go to the airport.
"Swim out to a buoy
in the Irish Sea
to retrieve your clue."
"You have zero euro
for this race."
- We
- Let's go!
Pressure makes diamonds,
and we're ready
to show out today.
We are going to Dublin,
and we're doing a plunge.
We're all balled up together.
If we can get far enough ahead
in the challenges
or Detours and not
have to rely on our speed
and get in a footrace,
then I think we'll be okay.
We're real proud
of the race we've run,
and hopefully
it doesn't end today.
So we're gonna do the best
we can to keep it going.
I hope it's warm there,
'cause we are Texas people,
- and the cold
- I can frog swim.
We don't do good in the cold.
Yeah, we can both frog swim.
Let's go.
Thank you. Have a good day.
There we are.
That's us.
There's one, and there's two.
Top three,
here we come.
We're finding our pot of gold
at the end of this leg.
Let's do it.
We're going to Dublin!
This is Dublin, Ireland.
Home to Guinness,
Trinity College
and this country's
most successful rock band, U2.
Teams will begin this leg
of the race
with a dip
in the chilly Irish Sea.
Locals can't agree
on exactly how the 40-foot
swimming hole got its name,
but there's no doubt
that swimming here
is a shock to the system
due to the water's
freezing-cold temperature.
After putting on
their swimsuits,
teams can walk down to the sea,
making their way out
to one of these buoys
to get a clue.
- Let's get to work.
- Yep.
- Let's go.
- Come on, Dad.
We're looking for C. That's H.
Here we go.
- All right,
we got manual, peeps.
- It's a stick shift?
Yep, and I'm shifting
with my left hand.
Exit to the right.
- Exit to the right?
- Yep.
Going into this leg, my dad
had done all six
of his Roadblocks,
and I had only done four.
We wanted to weight
the final Roadblocks towards m,
thinking that they'd get harder
as the legs go on.
There's definitely
a little bit of pressure,
but this was our strategy.
- Try to not let all these cars
pass you 'cause
- I hear you.
We thought that we were even
on Roadblocks,
but I actually did six
and he's at four,
so he's got
to do the next Roadblock.
All I know is that water
is gonna be frigid.
We're gonna be cold.
Being on the opposite side
of the car
and having stick shift
on my left hand
definitely feels different.
- Hey, Greg, how's it going?
- Hey!
Hey, how is it going
with the stick shift?
- The left-handed shifting?
- Yeah, it's
- I don't like it.
- I don't like it at all.
It's not natural.
Was that Castle Park?
I think it was back there.
- You think so?
- Yeah.
Should I turn?
Eden Terrace
And the first street with
Ain't nobody on it.
You're going the wrong way.
- What?
- You're going the wrong way.
- You want me to turn around?
- Yes.
I don't know why
you turned on this road.
Because you told me
to turn around.
No, 'cause I told you
to turn around, not turn left.
Well, I know, but I had
to turn left. I couldn't
- Just go straight. Go straight.
- Lord, girl.
God, here we go.
Don't freak out yet.
Don't freak out.
- This is it Castle Park School.
- We're here.
Let's go.
All right.
There's some teams here.
- At least one.
- How'd they beat us?
We got to roll. Let's jog.
- Here's their car.
- Here's another one.
All right.
So we're the third team.
Bust it out. Bust it out.
We need to find somebody
to help us.
Well, wait, here's people.
Excuse me. We're trying
to get to Castle Park School.
Okay, so,
we keep going right
and then we go right on
Castle Park Road.
Okay, thank you.
Go for it, Dad.
Let's change. We got this.
All right, I see an arrow.
- All right, let's run downhill.
- Hey!
I bet you
that's the changing area.
All right, Smithe, move quick.
A quick change.
I'm no stranger to cold water.
I like to take ice baths
after a basketball game
or something.
But that water was cold.
All right, let's do it.
My gosh.
Corey and Rob were
just ahead of us
on their way out to the buoy,
so we didn't hold back.
We jumped in
that freezing cold water,
and, boy, I tell you,
it woke us up.
- Good.
- Let's go. Let's go.
Almost there.
My goodness.
- Let's get to work, Gregory.
- Come on, let's go.
- This is parking,
- Yep.
Park right here.
Yeah, just park.
- Anna Leigh.
- Sorry, Dad,
but every team is here but us.
- How do you know that?
- 'Cause I see their cars.
Let's go, let's go, let's go.
Route Info.
"Drive to the Gaiety Theatre
to find your next clue."
"Drive to the Gaiety Theatre
to find your next clue."
- That's it. Let's go.
- All right.
"Drive to the Gaiety Theatre
to find your next clue."
Come on, Dad.
Right here.
All right, the one
with the red and yellow?
- Right now. Holy
- Yeah?
We don't like cold water.
At home, we have a pool.
I don't get into it
unless it's body temperature,
not 50.
That polar plunge
is bad for people.
My body temperature dropped
about ten degrees,
and I thought
I was going into shock.
We were last, so we knew
there was no room for mistakes.
I looked back at one point,
and Dad's going so slow.
Like, is something wrong?
I look back
at one point,
and Dad's got both
of his shoes off,
paddling backwards.
And I'm like,
"What are you doing?"
Well, I thought The Rock said
that having these shoes
would help,
but as soon as I hit the water,
you can't paddle.
They drug me down.
I couldn't even swim.
So I had
to get 'em off my feet.
On my feet,
they were holding me down.
Let's go.
Deadass last.
This is it, home stretch.
We're looking for the
parking lot we have to go to
on Park Rite, Drury Street.
- Gaiety Theatre.
- God, I don't know where we are.
- Somewhere in here.
- Let's Maybe
we should get closer.
All right, get us here.
All right?
- Let's get out of here.
- You got the clue?
All right, I think I got us.
Where the heck
did Greg and John go?
We're in a race right now,
and we don't have any phones.
We just have to find out
how to get to this next
If you could just Google this,
it'd be so helpful.
- Dad, come on!
- I'm coming.
- Hey, we are dead last.
- I know.
Hey, guys.
All right.
-All right, we'll see you later.
Thank you.
-Thanks so much.
How was this swim?
- Horrible.
- Horrible, right?
- Yeah, it's cold.
- What about y'all?
- So cold.
- Cold, cold, cold.
- So cold.
- Yeah.
- They're not too far
ahead of us, too.
The other team.
The other two teams.
- Go! Go, Dad.
- I'm going.
I don't want them following us.
I got to walk this hill.
- Dad, I'm carrying your bag.
- I
Let's go.
If we can follow them out.
All right, see you guys there.
Where's the key? Dad, please
- get in and follow them!
- God.
- We don't have time.
- Okay.
- Left or right out here?
- Make a left.
See them up there?
- All right.
- They're going left. Go!
Steven and Anna Leigh
hadn't gotten directions
by the time
they got into their car,
so I don't know exactly
how they're gonna know
where to go unless
they're right behind us,
which I haven't checked yet.
Don't be too obvious.
They're gonna know we're
following right behind them.
We're dead last.
I hate following them,
but at this point,
being so far behind
and having to get out
and ask questions and then wait
for everything else
we just don't have time for it.
It's still a very,
very tight race. No one's lost.
Everyone's, still together.
So, it's anyone's game.
Because we were heading
back to town,
which is where we came from,
we just rerouted
the same way we came
and went back down
to the freeway.
It's a lot more distance travel,
but we are going a higher speed
with no stops or turns.
All right, let's just focus
on navigating.
That one.
- Park where we can.
- If nothing, go to level six.
We got this.
Time to rock.
Roadblock. I wonder
who's doing this one.
"Who wants
to get their steps in?"
Riverdance is
a high-octane version of
traditional Irish step dancing
that has entertained billions
around the world.
Launched in the mid-1990s
here in Dublin,
it is now a global phenomenon,
with 12,000 performances
and counting.
Professionals have the stamina
to perform like this
for up to two hours.
This Roadblock requires teams
to do just 30 seconds worth
here at the historic
Gaiety Theater.
Once they can match
the quick tempo of these pros,
they'll get a clue.
All right, let's do it.
- Hello.
- Hello.
- How are you?
All right,
who's most excited to teach me?
You were quick. Let's do this.
The energy
that's what I needed.
- Hi. I'm Anna Mai.
- Anna Mai? Corey.
- Yes. Corey, nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you.
We get upstairs,
and I had to change into this
shiny, silky, green shirt,
a cummerbund.
I've never worn
a cummerbund before.
I had no idea
how to put that on.
I might have to see
what I can do
about getting me one
of these shirts.
I feel like I look pretty good.
- Yeah, it looks great.
- Thank you.
So, have you ever
Irish danced before?
- I have not.
- Okay.
So, we're mainly looking
for five key things, okay?
Posture, which is
having our shoulders back.
which is always smiling
- when we're on stage, okay?
- Ought to be easy.
Um, our turnout, which is,
we turn out from the hip,
- being in time with the music.
- Okey dokey.
And the last thing is
just working as a team.
- Okay.
- Okay.
The first thing
we're gonna do is
we're gonna stand
right foot to left.
We're gonna go point and point.
- Wait.
- Hop step, back. So
Five, six, seven, eight.
Point, point, hop step back.
Point, point, hop step back.
Perfect. That's it.
That's the first section done.
The pacing of the steps
Heel, two, three.
It was very, very
intricate and particular.
- Then we go stomp.
- You had to move
certain feet
- Toe.
- at a certain time,
at a certain pace.
And then we're gonna go back
into our point and point, step
and repeat it.
So, it was pretty complex.
- I'm getting the idea.
- And you're getting
the speed, 'cause
- when we go on stage,
it's superfast.
- It's gonna be fast.
You can back up
another foot if you need to.
- I'll make it.
- Suck it in!
Right here.
Pedestrian exit.
- Guide us where we're going.
- Yeah.
Steve and Anna Leigh
are still behind us.
I think they might be going
the same route that we're going.
So, we'll probably be
with them for a little bit.
We're on Larchfield Road.
We're backwards.
Yeah. I don't know
if we peel off
and try
to get better directions.
Hanging with them's not helping.
If we can figure it out
and get away from them,
that would be awesome.
Good Lord. That damn curb
just sneaks up so quick.
Sir, can you help me
with directions?
I don't see
-Steve and Anna Leigh.
We might be free.
-You're right.
- You're right. We might be free.
- We might be free.
Especially if you know
where you're going.
I am so sure.
Brooks Hotel.
- Brooks Hotel. Yep, yep, yep.
- On Drury Street.
- Why not
- It's really easy.
You go that way
for about two kilometers,
swing a right,
then you're there.
- Thank you, sir.
- Let's go.
- Yeah. That was parking.
- That was the parking garage?
So if you can make a U-turn.
- 'Cause this is a dead end.
- Okay.
- Really sorry that happened.
- Yeah, it's all right.
Clue box, Smithe.
Roadblock. "Who wants
to get their steps in?"
- I do.
- All right.
He wanted to do it, so I let him
do it. He opened that clue up.
"Join the legendary Riverdance."
-Okay. Let's go.
Come on upstairs.
Heel, two, three, four,
five, six, seven.
Stomp, toe.
Point, point and step back.
All right.
White shirt goes underneath.
- White underneath?
- Yep. Bathrooms are down here.
I took a dancing class
in college to meet girls
and all I tried to do
was meet girls
and not learn how to dance.
So you're gonna do
four skips to the front.
One-two, step, two-two, step,
three-two, step, four-two, step.
- All right.
- Then from here,
you're gonna go
stomp, stomp, step.
- Stomp, stomp, step.
- Stomp, stomp, step.
Stomp, stomp, step.
And point.
- And toe.
- And toe.
Cut, look.
- There you go.
- Okay.
That's it.
That's the whole thing.
- You got that super quick.
- All right.
- Yeah?
- Easy enough.
So we're gonna start
with our right foot in front.
- Right foot in front.
- Right foot in front.
- And we're gonna go point.
- Point.
- And point.
- Point.
- Hop.
- Hop.
- Twist back.
- Now, okay, do that one again.
The immediate thought
that tried to jump
to the forefront of my mind was,
"You can't do this."
But I continually
was pushing that thought
to the sides
the entire time I was there.
Point and
-You're going like this.
Point, point.
-All right.
It's easier if you just think
about putting
the left foot forward.
- Okay, so point.
- Yeah. And now swap them.
- Point.
- That's it.
So if I'm doing it facing you,
I'm gonna go,
and one, and two,
and three, and four.
Stomp, stomp, step,
stomp, stomp, step,
turn and point and toe,
cut, stomp.
- Okay?
- It's very impressive
watching you do it.
Just something
Give you a visualize of what
- it's supposed to look like.
- Okay.
Supposed to. Okay.
No, you're doing amazing.
Anna Mai was
a fantastic instructor.
So helpful, so kind.
Very, like, supportive, and
she was super cute.
Did you get your parking ticket
and the keys?
- I got the keys,
I got the parking ticket.
- Yeah. Then just go.
- Lock your car.
- I'm locking it.
And then go left. Run, run, run.
- Go, go, go.
- Hey, there's the box office,
Anna Leigh.
Right there.
- Roadblock. It's you.
- It's me.
- Read it.
- "Who wants
to get their steps in?
Steve and Corey must perform
this Roadblock."
- All right, go. Inside.
- Go where?
- Hello!
- Hi.
- All right.
- Dad, pick one.
Here, give me your bag.
Just focus on your
- Focus on your Roadblock,
- Let's go.
- Yeah?
- Come on. You look friendly.
- Here. Let's go. Okay.
- You can teach me
some Riverdance.
- Read your clue.
- Come on.
- I got it.
- You got it.
- My name's Maeve.
- Hi, Maeve. Steve.
Nice to meet you.
Hey, guys.
As soon as I saw what this was,
I was like,
"thank goodness
Anna Leigh can't do this one."
- Have they already been going?
- They're still practicing.
Let's pick a spot.
- Should we go back here?
- Sure.
So you're gonna learn
the iconic Riverdancesteps.
- Okay?
- Let's go!
Stomp, two, three.
- Stamp, two, three?
- Yes.
- Stomp two, three.
- Stamp, two, three.
- Stomp.
- Stamp.
- Yes.
- All right,
let's do that again.
All right, let's go.
- You have the parking ticket?
- Yeah.
And you got the keys?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
All right. It's right here.
- Yup.
All right.
Want to rip it?
- All right. Roadblock.
- Roadblock.
"Who wants
to get their steps in?"
- Want me to do it?
- I kind of do.
Okay. All right, I'll do it.
You got it.
- Hey.
- How's it going?
-Who's my height?
You're my height?
- Yeah. Okay, thank you.
- Let's go?
Yeah, let's do it.
See ya.
- I'm Jordan. Nice to meet you.
- Good to meet you. I'm John.
I run upstairs knowing
that I'm in fourth,
and see a practice room
of just
- well-dressed gentlemen.
- Your costume here.
Once I saw it was Steve
doing the Roadblock
and Joel doing the Roadblock,
I thought, "Okay,
this might be the opportunity
to try to get a lead."
I figured I could just go
as quickly as I can.
- Step, stomp, toe.
- Where are my feet
getting messed up?
Two, three.
Okay, I-I got lost.
Looks like every other team's
here now, so it's go time.
Point and point.
- Hop on your right foot.
- Hop.
Step back.
- Step back?
- Exactly.
- Stomp, two, three.
- Stamp, two, three.
- Stomp.
- Stamp.
Point and point,
and hop step back.
Make sure when we do the point,
it's your toe
- that's touches the floor.
- Toe. Got it.
I studied music composition
in college.
I've been playing piano
since I was, like,
six years old.
I play guitar,
I play ukulele, bass.
It's been a part of my life
for as long as I can remember.
So when I found out we were
dancing, I was pretty relieved
that there's a musical element
and something that
I can pick up pretty quickly.
It's a language, after all.
- Point and toe.
- Point and toe.
And stomp. That's it. Yeah.
- Okay.
- Hey, go from the beginning.
Stomp, stomp, step,
so your feet are together.
Behind, together.
So, six.
I'm actually going seven, toe.
- Yeah, kind of. Yeah.
- Okay.
I don't do the line dance.
Now if we could slide like this,
I got those.
Stomp and point
and toe, cut, stomp.
- Yeah? You look great doing it.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Yeah, very natural.
Even if I don't nail it
at the beginning
All right, let's give it a shot.
There's only one way
to see if I'm ready.
the best practice
is gonna be in the theater
in front of an audience,
with all the pressure on.
I figure,
with no one else in line,
let's start doing the thing.
So now we just need
to get you some shoes.
So you're gonna try these on.
- Heck, yeah.
- Yeah, so we'll sit down here.
I'll grab mine.
This would be a lot harder
if there were pots on my head,
I'll tell you that.
So we're gonna stand this side.
- I'll count you in, okay?
- Okey doke.
Okay, Sean, go.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, and
point, point and step back.
Point, point and step back.
Turn, two,
three, four, five, six.
Step, step, turn.
Point, point, hop step back.
Point, point,
hop step back.
Turn, two, three,
four, five, six.
Step, toe.
One, two, three, four.
Stomp, two-two, stomp, two-two.
Turn, tap and toe, cut.
Okay, Corey, well done.
Um, I think we just probably
need to go again.
Stay as a team when you're
coming up at the end, okay?
- Sounds good. Thank you.
- Great.
I've never worn heels before.
That was fascinating.
I almost ate it so hard.
I slipped.
I was like, "All right,
we're not passing this one.
"But now I know
what it feels like.
Be careful with the heels."
Point and point, hop step back.
One, two, three, four, five.
And toe, cut, stomp.
And toe
- Point?
- Point, and toe, cut, stomp.
- Point, and toe, cut, stamp.
- Yes.
You ready for the next bit?
We might as well get on to it.
Okay, so we have step, toe,
and then you're just gonna
step on that step.
One, two, three.
The kids have been born
and raised dancing,
and it's all
country-western dancing.
We do a lot of sliding.
That that hoppy
Riverdance wasn't something
I was used to.
There was a learning curve
there, and my feet kept wanting
to slide instead of jump.
Point, point.
- Hop step back, point
- I got off.
Yeah. I think
you're just sometimes
getting the hop step back wrong.
And one-two-three,
Punch down-two-three.
And stomp, point and toe,
and stomp.
Okay, just the end
point, toe, stomp.
- All right.
- So it goes out the front,
out the back. That's it.
- Got it. I might give it a go.
- Yeah. Let's do it.
I'll be back probably,
but we'll see.
- Okay.
- Thank you so much.
Feel like it's gonna be a trial
run, but it's good to know
- what music sounds like.
- Five, six,
seven, and point, point,
and hop back.
Point, point, and hop back.
Turn, two, three, four,
five, six, seven.
Stomp, turn.
Point, point, and hop back.
Point, point, and hop back.
Turn, two, three, four,
five, six. Step, toe,
and one, two, three, four.
Turn, toe, stomp.
Corey, unfortunately,
that is a pass.
- Get down here!
- Yes!
A pass! A pass!
- Yay!
- Thank you.
- You are such a good teacher.
- You're welcome.
Corey finished.
Good for him.
We still got Steve and Joel
kicking it up there.
That's yours. All right?
-That's your own.
Well done, man. Well done.
-Thank you. Thank you.
- Much appreciated. Thank you.
Best of luck.
Best of luck.
That looked tough.
- That looks so tough.
- Yeah.
Okay, you're gonna be in center.
- Let's go, Johnny!
- Yeah.
- Looking suave.
- And go, Sean.
Five, six, seven, eight.
Point, point, hop back down.
Point, point, hop back down.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven.
Point, point, up.
Point, point, up.
Turn, two, three, four,
five, six, seven.
And one-two-three,
two-two-three, three-two-three,
Point the toe.
- Great, John!
- Okay.
Good. Good, John. Good. Look,
we need to do it again, John.
We can't pass that one.
He did it.
Route Info.
"Drive to Croke Park
to receive your next clue."
- Thank you.
No problem.
Well done.
And point and point,
hop step back.
- Point. Right, right.
- Point. Point?
- It's that one every time.
- It's that one every time.
- Point and point.
- Point and
Point and
Take a minute, get a drink.
- You know the steps.
- Okay.
-You know the steps.
You can do the steps.
I'm learning it.
Point and point.
Hop, back step.
Point and point.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven. Again.
Point and point, hop-two-three.
Point and point, hop-two-three.
One, two, three, four,
five, six. To the front.
One-two-three, two-two-three,
three-two-three, four-two-three.
Okay, John. Okay.
Why don't you come down here
- and let me tell you
a couple of things?
- Okay.
- Please.
- Okay?
So you know how
we need to pay attention
to all those five key points
- that the guys would have
shared with you, right?
- Yeah.
Well, you just did. Well done.
- Well done. Congratulations.
- Lots of fun. Thank you.
- You all are great. Thank you.
- Well done. Well done.
Here we are.
Bottom-dwellers unite.
Here we are again.
- Team second flight.
- Gosh dang.
Route Info.
Johnny stepped up.
Rob and Corey were gone
and all the rest of the teams
just were way far behind us.
All right.
What you want to do?
I want to try it
with some music.
- Okay, let's go.
- Let's try it.
Stomp, point, and toe,
cut, stomp.
- All right.
- That was good.
I'll give it a shot.
It's gonna be down to us.
It's been a nice ride, Garrett.
- You want to just give it to us?
- No.
- We're ready.
- Sure. I'll give it a try.
- Come on out.
- Let's go.
Check out that sexy beard.
Okay, Sean,
ready when you are.
Five, six, seven, eight.
Point, point, hop, switch back.
Point, point, hop, switch back.
Stomp, toe.
It is way faster
than I thought it would be.
I was dancing
with a whole group of people.
They were fast, they were grea.
And I was just trying
to keep up with them
and everything
in my head just went blank.
It was not
a comfortable place to be.
That was fast.
That was extremely fast.
We won't be able to pass
that one, but I know you'll have
learned a lot
from that one experience, okay?
All righty, then.
- Let's go.
- Okay. Enjoy, Steve.
- Yay.
- Let's go, Steve.
- Let's go, Dad!
I forgot everything.
- Yes, but that's to be expected.
- Now, I know what All right.
- I think we better go upstairs
and practice some more.
- Yes.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight.
Point, point. Hop step, hop.
Point, point. Hop, two, three.
One, two, three,
four, five, six.
Hop step back.
High now. One, two, three.
And point to point,
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, step, hop.
One-two-three, two-two-three,
step-two-three, step-two-three.
Point your toe, and cut.
- That's all right, Steve.
- That's all right.
Look, we can't pass it just yet.
The heel turns is just where
you went a little bit wrong.
Another couple of times
and you might just have it.
Okay. All right.
My confidence is waning now
after that,
but I know
it's part of the process.
- Yeah, it's okay.
- I got to stay
I'm trying to stay positive.
Strasser left?
- Maybe.
- No.
- It's really hard.
- But I can learn it,
You are learning it.
It's just a matter
of repeating it, repeating it,
- repeat it
till it's muscle memory.
- Yeah. Okay.
So we see the stadium off
to our right, so,
we're close.
Maybe if I perform it
a few more times,
- I'll get used
to the speed of it.
- Yeah.
So maybe I should just keep
taking turns performing it
- Okay.
- until I get it.
Yeah. Let's go.
Five, six, seven, eight.
Point, point, hop, two-three and
point, point, hop, two-three.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, another one,
point, point, hop, two-three and
point, point, hop, two-three.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven.
And one-two-three,
two-two-three. Keep going!
Good. One-two-three,
step, two-three.
And point the toe and cut.
Steve, you're killing me.
You're so close.
You're so, so close.
It's just that end.
Let's go, Strasser!
Ready when you are, Sean.
Five, six, seven, eight.
Point, point, hop step back.
Point, point,
hop step back. Heels.
Point, point, hop step back.
Point, point, hop step back.
Heel, two.
Step, toe. And one-two-three,
two-two-three, three-two-three,
Stop, stop.
There's a huge
improvement there.
Let's see the same amount
of improvement the next time.
All right.
Four and one-two-three,
Keep the speed up.
Step, two-three,
step, two-three and
point the toes back out.
And one, two, three, four.
Step, two-three,
step, two-three. Step, point.
One-two-three, arms. Good.
Step, two-three,
step, two-three
and point the toes and cut.
All right.
You-you gave up on it there
- at the end yourself.
- I did.
It was me. It was me.
- We can't pass that until
you get that ending, right?
- I got it.
- I got it.
- I know you got it.
We just got to do it
with everybody else.
- Johnny, really great job.
- Thank you.
Really, really great job.
Like, that might have
saved us right there.
Like, honestly.
If we can just be on it,
we'll be good.
- We'll at least survive.
- We just have to be on it.
I'm done with
Roadblocks, though.
You're done with
Roadblocks, though.
Three, four, five,
six, seven, eight.
And point and point,
up, two-three,
and point and point, up,
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, step, toe,
and point and point,
up, two-three,
and point and point, up,
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, step, toe,
and one-two-three,
step, two-three,
step, two-three
and point the toe, cut.
Well done.
- Snapped my head around.
- Yeah!
This is what
you're waiting for, right?
- That's what I'm waiting for.
- Well done, man.
He got it. Finally.
It's probably not very pretty,
but I finally got out
before Joel, so that was a step
in the right direction.
-This is the one.
This is the one, team.
- Yes, sir.
- I'm gonna use your energy.
- Yeah. Yeah.
- I'm channeling your energy.
"Drive to Croke Park.
Once there, make your way
to the top of the stadium
to find your next clue."
Let's go.
Five, six, seven, eight.
Point, point, hop step back.
Point, point, hop step back.
Heel, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, step, toe.
Point, point, hop step back.
Point, point,
hop step back.
Heel, two, three,
four, five, six,
seven, stomp, toe.
Hop, one-two-three,
three-two-three, four-two-three.
Step, two-three,
step, two-three, step.
Okay, Joel, um, look
T-There's still a good amount
of work to be done, Joel.
- I think you see it yourself.
- I do.
Now we're in last place
in the penultimate leg.
I'm gonna take three minutes,
I'm gonna come back here,
I'm gonna nail it.
I knew that the doubt was just
getting tougher and tougher.
I kept having to fight back
that doubt so much.
I started picturing
us losing
and us being eliminated
because I couldn't
figure out the Riverdance.
Ready when you are, Sean.
Five, six, seven, eight.
Point, point, up, twist back.
Point, point, up, step back.
One, two, three, four,
five, six, step, stomp toe.
Up, step back.
Up, step back.
Hands. Up.
One, two, three, four.
- Yeah!
- Yes.
Yes, get down here.
That's what
you've been working for.
- All right. Well done, man.
- Got to give you a sweaty hug.
Thank you for it.
Thank you for it.
Thanks for working so hard, you.
The thing that I've learned
in not just in this race,
but in life is that it's not
about how hard you can hit,
it's about how hard
you can get hit
and keep moving forward.
I was dumbfounded.
I couldn't believe that
I had actually accomplished
this difficult thing
because I never gave up.
- Route Info.
- All right, let's
go to Croke Park.
All right. Croke Park.
Stadium is on our right,
though. That's
- Stadium.
- Yes, yes, yes.
We got this.
Corey! Let's go.
From that moment on,
I was inspired.
"Yes, you're right. Let's go."
"Who's Got the Swing?"
This is sacred ground
the world's greatest stage
for the ancient game of hurlin.
Dating back
more than 3,000 years
as a way to train warriors,
it's considered by many to be
the oldest sport in the world.
What's not in question
is that it's the world's
fastest field sport.
The aim of the game is simple:
get the ball past the goalie
in the back of the net
for three points
or between the uprights for on.
To complete this Roadblock,
teams need
to run down the pitch
then use a hurley
to smash a sliotar
through the uprights
to get their next clue.
Good job.
All right, let's do it.
All right. You got
the biggest smile. I want you.
- Okay. Come with me.
- Let's do this.
Here's your hurley, okay?
Hurley. Hurley, okay?
This is your ball.
- It's called
a sliotar, okay? Yeah.
- A sliotar.
So for this Roadblock,
I had to join a hurling team
and complete
one of their drills.
You're gonna throw the ball up,
lock hands
and roll your wrists, okay?
- I had to pass it.
- There you are. Nice.
They passed it to someone else,
who passed it back to me,
and then I had to catch it
and balance it on the stick,
toss it up to myself.
This is right up my alley.
I see one intersection
but I don't see the other one.
I see the whole park.
You're gonna have to pull over
to the side and ask somebody
for directions.
At this point,
this is our only shot,
is to make sure we have
these directions right, so
Anna Leigh, I know.
Let me just get out
of the middle of the road.
I've never experienced anything
like that dance before.
It's not very far away,
is the issue.
I feel like we can navigate
better than most teams,
but if it's close,
they might not have
an issue with getting there.
All right, let's do this.
Nice. Excellent.
Go around the cone.
Around the cone.
Okay. Around the cone.
That's too far.
Growing up,
he was always my best friend.
We played catch
after school every single day.
We've spent a ton of time
together over this race,
and I think this race gave us
a really strong opportunity
to connect on a deeper level
as adults.
Perfect. There we go.
There's a shot at the goal.
Can he do it? Aw.
So that's the stadium. Nice.
- Great job on directions.
- Thank you.
Catch-up time.
Let's get out the mustard,
and let's get out the catch-up.
- We got this. It's physical.
- Yep.
Let's see it.
Yes. Yes. Yes!
All right!
Thank you, thank you.
Much appreciated.
Route Info.
"Drive to Toners Pub.
"To earn your spot
in the final three,
a literary scholar you must be."
It was once a legal requirement
that pub owners in Ireland
displayed their name.
It was also a legal requirement
that some bars remain open
24 hours a day, just in case
the king got thirsty.
Pubs became so popular
that many famed
literary scholars had
their favorite watering holes,
like this place:
the James Toner Pub.
Teams must memorize
and recite two famous quotes
one quote each from famed
Irish novelist James Joyce.
Let's go.
Every single day has been
my favorite day so far.
This is so cool.
"Who's Got the Swing?"
All right, I'm doing it.
I'm-a go with you.
You seem
You seem like
you know what you're doing.
Good luck, Gregory.
Let's do it!
We're really driven
by just showing off
what we think is a really
great brother relationship
one that is rooted in
understanding and compassion.
A lot of the reason that we're
doing this, as well,
is just to kind of
prove to myself that, like,
I am as good
as this person
that I look up to.
And I feel like I've been
doing really well on challenge.
I've been working well
with, like, the man himself.
It's really nice to see, like,
our relationship blossom
out of this.
And now our last expectation
is to make it to the top three.
I have to go faster? Okay.
We got to go ask this person
while I'm looking this up.
- Okay.
- Get out. Let's ask
one of these people. Just one.
Sir, can you please help us?
We're lost,
and we need directions.
Croke Park. C-R-O-K-E.
Straight on,
straight on, straight on.
And here to North King Street.
- I don't see
any of those.
- Okay.
And then Russell Street.
Okay, thank you so much.
We had one little glitch.
All right, ready?
Kidding me? Kidding me?
Let's go!
My gosh.
Thank you.
- Gregory.
- Let's go!
"Drive to Toners Pub.
"To earn your spot
in final three,
a literary scholar you must be."
- Final three, baby!
- Final three!
- Yes!
- I found it, found it.
So we found the pub
that we need to go to.
Toners. Right here.
Go. Go.
So my dad and I each have
to pick one and memorize it.
"Each imagining himself to be.
Each imagining himself to be.
"Each imagining himself to be
"the first,
last and only alone
This sucks.
Get to Toners Pub,
and we see these quotes,
and I go, "memorization.
We can figure this out."
These quotes are fascinating,
to say the least.
Double and triple negatives
in mine. His has
a list of, like, seven
different types of people.
So I figure,
all right, this might
take us a minute.
We'll get through this.
- Boy.
- Everyone's already gone.
Go figure.
- The ramp,
marked ramp, over there.
- Okay.
- Look at that.
- Okey doke.
You basically just
keep going straight.
I want Henrietta.
- Tell me
when you see a street.
- I saw Henrietta.
- No, that's not it.
- I'm gonna have a heart attack.
This stress
is too much for me to handle.
I'm so competitive.
I don't like to lose.
And this is a team thing.
You know,
I couldn't have done this race
on my own.
That's not even
facing the same way.
But that lack
of control
on the other half, too
it's hard for me to swallow,
and it's a lesson
I feel like I have to learn.
I need to go to counseling.
I'm getting on anxiety pills
when I get home.
I obviously need something.
James Joyce. Could be tough.
We're just gonna try to iterate
as quickly as possible
and maybe jump Rob and Corey.
I don't know what
the situation's gonna be.
We just got to keep Steve,
Anna Leigh, Joel, Garrett
- out of sight. Yeah.
- Out of sight.
We're close,
we're close, we're close.
"Each imagining himself
to be first, last"
Feeling good.
I've almost got it down.
I probably just need
one or two more practices.
My dad just nailed
his rehearsal to me, so I think
one or two more for each of us,
and we're gonna give it a go.
Another Roadblock?
- Are you kidding me?
- Boy.
- "Who's Got the Swing?"
- Swing.
- I got the swing.
- Smithe,
- Here, take that.
- you're gonna
score a hurling goal.
- Hello. Teach me how to hurl.
- Here you go.
Smithe, it's not puking.
I can do
that kind of hurl, easy.
Our friendship has
only gotten stronger
going through 11 legs together.
We've definitely spent
this kind of time together
in the past
on deployments, but there was
a lot of serious matters
that came up.
The seriousness in this
is still fun.
For me, winning the million
dollars would be huge.
I could finally take my wife
on a real 20th anniversary tri,
instead of
just taking Strasser.
But another thing
that we've been wanting to do
for my daughter, for years,
is get her a service dog.
With her special needs,
we feel like
that could really benefit her.
So I hit it to you and then
run around the cone? Okay.
You got it!
I think this
is in his wheelhouse because
he's played baseball and
he's swinging a stick at a bal.
There he goes. He's got this.
Big swing and big miss
that time.
You're gonna get it, Smithe!
So we got to enter
from that side?
We have to enter
from the intersection
of Clonliffe
and St. Joseph's Avenue.
I think this is right. Clonl
Look for the right
Croke Park.
Look for any entry into the
gates. This has got to be it.
I say there's always still
a chance when you don't give up.
He just barely missed it,
by an inch.
There's the field.
It's not long enough.
Park right there.
Right here. Just park.
- There's A5
straight in front of us.
- Take your keys. Yeah.
You're gonna get it, Smithe!
There he goes, there he goes.
He did it. That's it.
Good job. -Thank you.
Thank you so much.
That was fun.
- Do it. Toners Pub.
- Toners Pub. Let's go.
Dude, you knocked that
out of the park.
Yeah, I am busting my ass.
This way.
- Come on, Dad.
- I'm coming.
Dude, there's
Steve and Anna Leigh.
You're joking me.
We left after Steve and
Anna Leigh from the Riverdance,
and we're not in last place,
But we've
bounced back from that.
We've worked our way back up
which feels pretty nice.
We're still alive.
We still have a chance.
It's another Roadblock, Dad.
- "Who's Got the Swing?"
- "Who's Got the Swing?"
- You got to do it.
- All right.
All right,
I got to score a goal.
Take the young'un,
right in the middle.
- Have fun, Dad.
- Thank you.
- You're right-handed?
- I'm right-handed.
Let's go.
Can we just have
a bit of quiet, please?
Thank you, thank you.
"Race to the Pit Stop."
Worshippers have been
gathering here
at St. Patrick's Cathedral
the oldest in Ireland
for over 800 years.
These sacred grounds
are steeped in history.
The author Jonathan Swift,
who wroteGulliver's Travels,
was once the dean here,
and later
buried under the church.
Today, it is the Pit Stop
for this penultimate leg
of the race,
where the final four
will become the final three
after the last elimination
of this Amazing Race.
There it is. Toners tavern.
And there's Pembroke Street.
You see Pembroke Street
in front of Toners Tavern?
There they are.
- The car stays here.
- Yeah.
Here we go.
-One or the other.
Any preference?
- I'll just do this one.
- All right.
"giants, old men, young men."
Mine just didn't it didn't
make sense as a sentence.
His was like
Dr. Seuss on steroids.
- This is a weird one.
- Yeah.
Come on, Dad!
My God.
Thank you, sir. Appreciate
y'all for that. Thank you.
Go, Dad. Go, Dad.
Okay, we can do this.
I loved that.
"Drive to Toners Pub.
"To earn your spot
in the final three,
a literary scholar you must be."
- Come on, Dad.
- Thank you.
Good job, Dad.
Hey. Hey.
whereas he is not only
Aw, shoot.
Aah! Don't boo us.
High five.
to Dublin, Ireland.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
And after 11 legs
of The Amazing Race,
Rob and Corey,
you are team number one.
- We did it.
- We got it.
And I do have
some great news for you.
As the winners
of this leg of the race,
you have won OneKeyCash
from Expedia
for a trip for two
to Fiji.
- Fiji!
- No!
That's been his dream
- for forever.
- To go to Fiji?
Travel experts at Expedia
have organized
unique experiences for you,
a walking village tour,
a day of snorkeling,
and sailing to Tavua Island
and relaxing dinner cruise
in the South Pacific.
That's awesome.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you. Thank you.
Rob, I see
you have tears in your eyes.
I don't think we could
be more proud of each other.
Today was the best leg
we've raced.
Final leg. You have to
give it everything you've got.
We just need
to carry this forward.
We got one last leg to go,
Phil, and we're
gonna race a fullAmazing Race.
James Joyce, Ulysses.
James Joyce, Ulysses.
Hey! Hey!
Thank you!
"Find Phil on the mat. Last team
to check in will be eliminated."
Let's do it.
Let's go, baby.
Toners Pub.
I see it. I see it.
- Right there. Yeah.
- Here we go.
These. These are them, Smithe.
Pick one.
- Doesn't matter.
- Okay, you do that,
I'll do this, then.
They're about the same.
"Each imagining himself to be
the first last and only alone,
whereas he is neither first
last nor last nor"
- Don't talk too loud.
- Okay.
There they are.
Beautiful. Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Greg and John, after 11 legs
of The Amazing Race, I am
very pleased to tell you
that you will be one of the
three teams that will be racing
to the finish line
for the $1 million prize.
You are team number two.
- Let's go. Let's go.
- Thank you.
That has got to feel good.
- Feels amazing.
- Feels really good.
And we've won four times.
And at this point, we just
need to pop out one more.
- One more.
- Just one more.
- Thank you.
- Let's do this thing.
- Thank you. Thank you, Phil.
- Let's go!
"Originating in and repeated
- to infinity." Let's go.
- "Robbers, ghosts,
giants, old men."
Can we just have
a bit of hush, please?
neither first nor last
- Okay, let's go back.
- All right. All right.
It's okay. We'll get it.
It's okay, we'll get it.
Was it? I-I'm not sure.
After listening to yours,
my brain was fried.
Toners Pub is what
we're looking for.
Look, we can
either go down St. George's
- and cut over,
or we can go straight.
- Okay, that's fine. Yeah.
Let's do St. George's.
Keep us on big streets.
St. George's, here we come.
She's on us on the map,
so I'm feeling pretty good about
we're going the right direction.
You're gonna keep going straight
until you quite literally,
there's a fork in the road.
It's right or left, and
you're gonna have to go right.
"Each imagining himself
to be the first last
and only alone, whereas"
It's beautiful.
Thank you.
Thank you so much.
Yeah! Yeah!
Thank you.
"Find Phil on the mat.
The last team
- to check in will be"
- Should we just ask
or should we
We need to find
St. Patrick's Cathedral.
I don't know
what street it is
Look for marked parking.
I see an arrow.
Right here.
- It's got to be it.
- That's got to be.
"from the sandwich boards
located outside."
Right here. Start studying one.
"Day after day, we walk through.
We walk through ourselves."
All right. So, we're going
to St. Patrick's Cathedral.
So we're gonna
have a big park on our left.
We're gonna go
past Stephen's Green Centre.
- We're gonna just
stay on this street, Strasser.
- Okay.
Until we get to where
you did the Riverdance.
- Okay, I'm ready.
- I think I'm ready.
"Each imagining himself
to be the first last
and only alone"
James Joyce, Ulysses.
James Joyce, Ulysses.
Thank you, sir.
- Thank you.
- Nice to have a crowd.
- Thank you. Let's go.
- Thank y'all.
Thank you very much.
"Make your way
on foot to the park
next to St. Patrick's Cathedral
and find Phil."
- "the park next to
St. Patrick's Cathedral."
- Park next to.
Shoot. We should
have gone straight there.
- I kind of know where we're at.
- Get going, Anna Leigh.
When there's three other teams
and they're all ahead of you,
it's really hard to be positiv.
It's sad. It's frustrating.
But you never know
what's gonna happen at the end,
- so you got to keep going.
- Yeah, you just
Something could happen. So let's
just see if we can get there
and maybe somebody else
will make
a bigger mistake than we made.
- If we make this,
we're in the final.
- Yeah.
Nothing else matters right now.
This is St. Patrick Street.
I think this might be it.
- There's a park.
- Let's cross now.
Let's clear now before the bus.
- Cathedral. Marsh's
- Marsh's Library.
Keep going. We're here.
There's St. Patrick's.
- Beautiful.
- Come on.
- Beautiful.
- ? Come on.
- Thank you!
- I mean, take it in.
- That was a welcome.
- Beautiful music.
- St. Patrick's Cathedral.
- Look at that.
Does it get
any better than this?
- I hope so. I hope so, Phil.
- It does. It does,
because you're gonna
say we're team number three.
Is that what you want to hear?
That's what I want to hear.
- That's what you're gonna hear.
- Yes!
- Yeah!
- Joel and Garrett,
you are team number three.
I am pleased
to tell you that you are
-one of the three teams
that will be racing
-We made it, Strasser.
- to the finish line
for the $1 million prize.
- My goodness.
We're in the final.
Man, I couldn't do this
without him, for sure.
You, if you look at us,
compared to the other
12 teams in this race,
we're probably a team that
most people thought would die
out in the first couple legs.
But I want to be somebody
that it doesn't matter
what I look like.
I can get out there and I can
make things happen anyway.
- And I'm doing it right now.
- Yeah.
All you got to do
is beat out two other teams.
We've beat 'em both before.
We'll beat 'em again.
Heavy breathing, Steve.
Yes, sir. Lots of legwork today.
- It was a big one.
- It was a big one.
Steve and Anna Leigh,
I am sorry to tell you
that you've been
eliminated from the race.
- I fi We knew it, girl.
- We knew it. We knew it.
- We did good.
- Yeah.
You beat out a lot of teams.
Really competitive teams.
Not everybody gets
to run 11 legs of the race.
- How are you feeling,
Anna Leigh?
- Just
It's the worst feeling
in the world.
To feel dead last.
Like, I hate this feeling.
But I'm-I'm proud of us
for how far we've come.
I don't
I don't regret it at all.
We don't have a lot of time
to spend together these days
that she's got older,
and it's a blast.
He took risks that he would
have never taken before,
and just this experience
has been amazing.
I mean, getting to do it
with Dad, I just
I don't want to be done.
I don't either, girl. That was
a lot more pulling than pushing.
Maybe this will be a chance
for us to try new things
together going forward.
This is the adventure
of a lifetime.
We will never
get this opportunity again,
but you can't
keep racing forever
and all things that are good
must come to an end.
I've done things here
that I would have never done,
have never done.
It's etched in stone,
and it's gonna be something
that we take with us
the rest of our lives.
There's nobody I'd rather
run it with, but right here.
We gave 'em hell, didn't we?
We did.
Now only three teams
remain in thisAmazing Race.
Let's go!
We are so excited
heading into the finale.
We proved that we can do it.
We can win a leg. We can
beat all these other teams her.
This is
putting the deaf community
in a spotlight
that it's ready for.
- Yeah!
- Yes!
Let's go, Gregory!
We are an unstoppable force.
- Yes.
- Yeah.
After eleven legs
-You got this. You got this.
Come on, man.
-Yeah. Okay.
We learned, like,
what works, what doesn't work.
- We were ahead for so long.
- I know.
And then he just,
like, dropped back.
- Johnny!
- Sorry. No!
For the other teams
to have one win each
is cute.
But it's not enough to get
you to first on the last leg.
We've done it four times.
What's a fifth?
We've been the team to beat.
We are the team to beat.
It's ours to win.
Fast, fast, fast.
I might poop my pants with joy.
The only reason
we're sitting here
in the top three
going to the finale
is because every time
misfortune came our way,
we chose to laugh about it
instead of whining about it,
and keep going.
We're fairly certain
we're in last place right now,
- but we're having fun.
- one!
- No!
- Are you kidding me?
We've proven that
we're meant to be here.
And we've got some tough teams
in the competition still,
but we have what it takes
to win. We've beat 'em before.
We can still beat 'em.
We can do this thing.
We're here
to win The Amazing Race.
We are 100% gonna win
The Amazing Race.
Next time, on the season finale
ofThe Amazing Race,
it all comes down to this.
Get ready to rock.
Three teams
We have the sunset view
and the mountains in the back.
giving everything
- Something's missing.
- Dude.
- to win it all.
Let's just go for it,
let's go for it.
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ofThe Amazing Race!
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