Trey and Lexi get down first and they are in their comfortable and fun FORD ESCAPES on their way to China. Wow, their cars take them to China? Those must be some awesome cars! In the Ford Escapes the teams watch videos where Phil explains what flights they can take on China Air. I bet Lil’ C would love to watch her Elmo videos on that screen. Just saying. (If anyone knows somebody at Elmo Video HQ, put in a good word for us there too.)
All the teams can’t believe they are actually on the Amazing Race. The Beekman boys say they either come back with two million dollars or come back dead. Two good choices. Cut to the AR theme song. Hey Lil’ C! Do you remember this from the womb? You were movin’ and shakin’ in there to this song so much that it made you breech! Hmm, wonder if we can sue CBS for that?
The teams arrive at LAX and on the first flight are: Jaymes and James, (Apparently, that’s how they “do’s it.”) Caitlyn and Brittany, James and Abba (Mama Mia!), Amy plus one, Abbie and Ryan, Natalie and Nadiya, and Rob and Kelley. The rest are on the second flight landing an hour and a half later. Once grounded, teams must proceed to Yuanshen Sports Center Stadium to find their next clue. Oh, I hope they get to play the official sport of China, “Unrelenting Work!”
“You’re even prettier today than the day I met you. When you were two.”
James and Abba get in a cab first and can speak a little Chinese. Take a chance on THEM! Jaymes and James are next. They say “it’s more than hot, it’s like, wet.” We get it, you’re Chippendales dancers! The cab driver will not be tipping you!
Roadbloack: Who’s ready to get paddled? This challenge pits an AR contestant against a Chinese Jr Ping Pong champion bred to humiliate and dishonor their opponent. (Just like how Lil’ C will be bred to do in Beer Pong! Go Lil’ C! Drain that triangle!) All they must do is score one point. And because these children are so incredibly superior, they’ll be using household items instead of paddles. Surprise, Surprise, these Chinese kids are kicking our sorry American asses.
“I can’t wait to trick our parents into getting back together!”
Meanwhile Rob and Kelly are so very lost. They’re used to driving around in Monster Trucks, it must be hard to be on level ground with the world and not be able to drive over and smash anything in your way. Abbie and Ryan are the first to dishonor a child and they’re off! James and Abba are next! Fernando!
Chinese Dwight Shrute
Back at table tennis…Oh no, Natalie and Nadiya sure do yell at each other a lot already. This does not bode well that we’re this annoyed with them already. Kelley is the last to defeat the Chinese prodigy.