Hellooooo, Trash Talkers! I know this recap is late again. I’m in the midst of a work conference in New Orleans, and I’m bringing you this recap straight from the CBD. With room service. The problem is that Amazing Race broadcasts on a Friday, and well, we all have weekend plans. I’m fully aware of my flaws lately, and the only thing I can tell you that would make my lateness bearable is that I just spilled ketchup on my hotel bed sheet, so please be kind. I know I’ve already pissed off tomorrow’s maid service. So, let’s start with where we left our teams last week. Unfortunately, that includes a flashback to Hayley and Blair in Amsterdam. God, so is this a thing now with each episode? We start off by watching unseen footage of them screeching at each other and are somehow supposed to…root for this team?
Laura and Tyler are first to depart the Pitstop after midnight. The teams will fly to Trujillo, Peru where they must then take a taxi to Plaza de Armas and watch a fireworks show. Laura and Tyler are pumped about Peru and also about the fact that it’s Laura’s 30th birthday. Oh, nice! Their clue tells them to monitor their Fitbit. God. I’m so over the product placement with this show.
Hayley and Blair leave next. Laura and Tyler head to a creepy travel agency that’s open at 1am on a deserted street. They book flights that get into Trujillo at 9:30am the next day. They’re excited and talk about enjoying Amsterdam until they have to head to the airport. Laura says she has no interest in inviting “The Bickersons” (i.e. Hayley and Blair) to celebrate her birthday with her because they’re so negative. I do not blame her one single bit. They find a bar and start drinking.
Hayley and Blair arrive at the creepy travel agency next and ask if there is an earlier flight. Yep, there sure is. They score a flight that gets in at 10:40 the night before Laura and Tyler. Always ask if there is an earlier flight, y’all. Always. JJ also arrives around this time and they also ask about an earlier flight. Seats are filling up but JJ scores the earlier flight. Blair says he just peed himself from excitement over their luck.
Truckstop leaves the Pit Stop while Laura and Tyler move on to doing shots.