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Another One Bites the Dust is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 29.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Emerson on Hurumzi are as follows:

  1. Liz & Michael (8:17 am)
  2. Tara & Joey (8:27 am)
  3. Vanck & Ashton (8:59 am)
  4. Matt & Redmond (9:08 am)
  5. London & Logan (9:18 am)
  6. Brooke & Scott (9:19 am)
  7. Shamir & Sara (9:40 am)
  8. Becca & Floyd (9:44 am)

Teams must find the childhood home of "Farrokh Bulsara", leaving teams to figure out that this was the birth name of Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Lock
Teams must make their way to Al-Tamimi Curio Shop, where they must search through a series of artisanal wooden chests for a key with an attached piece of paper depicting an animal. Once they have found a key inside one of the chests' secret compartments, they must use it to open the chest with the lock in the shape of the animal depicted on their key to retrieve their next clue.

Becca & Floyd, Brooke & Scott, Liz & Michael, Matt & Redmond, and Shamir & Sara chose this task.


Choice B: Knock
Teams must search the streets of Stone Town to find three royal doors, all distinguished by a carving of a lion, a serpent, and a falcon. They must knock on each royal door, located at the Arab Fort, the House of Wonders, and along Soko Muhogo Street, to receive a wooden carving. Once they have collected a wooden carving from each location, they may trade them with a nearby shopkeeper at Gizenga Street in exchange for their next clue.

London & Logan, Tara & Joey, and Vanck & Ashton chose this task.

Teams must take a ferry to Dar es Salaam. Once there, teams must make their way to the main office of DASICO Umasida Dispensery, where they would receive their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must cut, punch, and pound sheet metal into a ladle spoon and handle. Once the ladle is made to the foreman's satisfaction, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Hours after all the other teams checked in, Shamir was still working on at Roadblock. Host Phil Keoghan came out to the Roadblock location to eliminate Shamir & Sara.

Teams must make their way to Coco Beach to check in.
For coming in first place, Tara & Joey each won a $5,000.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Tara & Joey
 1st place 
Tara & Joey
#TeamMomandDad
Becca & Floyd
 2nd place 
Becca & Floyd
#TeamFun
Liz & Michael
 3rd place 
Liz & Michael
#TeamLizandMike
Matt & Redmond
 4th place 
Matt & Redmond
#TheBoys
London & Logan
 5th place 
London & Logan
#TeamLoLo
Vanck & Ashton
 6th place 
Vanck & Ashton
#TeamVanckandAshton
Brooke & Scott
 7th place 
Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrookeandScott
Shamir & Sara
 8th place 
Shamir & Sara
#TheSandSExpress

Trivia

  • This episode aired on a special time on Thursday, 9:00 pm.
  • The episode title is derived from the song with the same name by Queen. The song was referenced in the clue teams received at the Pit Start, which directed them to find the childhood home of Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury.

Reception

  • Derek Stauffer at BuddyTV (04/21/2017): "Is the Constant Bickering Making The Amazing Race a Drag or a Delight?"

References

The Amazing Race 29 Episodes

"We're Coming for You, Phil!" · "Scared Spitless" · "Bucket List Type Stuff" · "Another One Bites the Dust" · "Have Faith in Me, Broski" · "Double U-Turn Ahead" · "Have Fun and Get It Done" · "Good Job, Donkey" · "I Thought We Were Playing It Nice" · "Riding a Bike Is Like Riding a Bike" · "As Easy as Stacking Cups" · "We're Going to Victory Lane"

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