Carrying around a giant blinking letter on the streets of Berlin nearly cost one team a chance at winning "The Amazing Race" last night.
I say 'nearly' because this ended up being a non-elimination leg. (Not too much of a shocker since there are only five teams left and more than a week or two left of the show.)
Let's go back to the beginning of the leg, which started with a train ride to Dresden, Germany. On the train, hockey brothers Bates and Anthony Battaglia were the victims of an "Amazing Race" nightmare - someone stole Bates' backpack. This could have been race-ending, but Bates was carrying all his travel documents on him in that trusty fanny pack!
The country girls offered to give him their underwear, but Anthony being a good brother said Bates could always borrow his.
The first challenge had them driving a new Ford Fusion (the prize for the first place finishers) around town, then base jumping off of a very tall hotel! Both team members had to do it.
Then, they had to choose between carrying giant blinking letters to a museum of giant letters at a Berlin mall or go to this train museum and build a train track.
Anthony and Bates were doing fine then Anthony's letter fell leaving a giant dent in it. Can't deliver a broken letter! So they were back on the road and changing tasks. After many, many attempts they finished their train track.
The road block this week was like a crack nightmare! One team member had to go through this labyrinth fun house and find a hidden clue room.
Max and Katie dominated this leg, with Team YouTube also doing great and finishing second. The country singers came in third and a last minute footrace had the hockey brothers edging out the roller derby moms.
A non-elimination leg meant the moms get to race another leg, but will have to face an additional challenge.
And don't forget to enter our Amazing Race contest to win a $200 Travelocity gift card.