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Bees Are Much Calmer Than All This! is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 13.

Story

Route Markers

Teams must fly to Salvador, Brazil. Teams may only take one of two flights. The American Airlines flight can carry the first six teams and is scheduled to arrive first. The United Airlines flight can carry the remaining five teams. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to O Rei do Pernil Sandwich Shop, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must become baristas and choose a traditional vending cart, take it to Praça da Sé, and deliver it to a man named Indio to receive their next clue.

Teams must take a taxi to the 19º Batalhão de Caçadores Military Base and sign up for one of three departure times the following morning. The first four teams would depart at 9 am, the next three teams would depart at 9:30 am, and the last four teams would depart at 9:45 am.

Teams must take a taxi to Pelourinho and find the Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Hard Way Up
Teams must emulate a religious ceremony by climbing the Escadaria do Passo at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament at Rua do Passo on their hands and knees. At the top, teams were asked a question, "How many stairs have you climbed?". By giving the correct answer, 53, teams would receive their next clue. If they answered incorrectly, they would have to climb the staircase again.

Only Andrew & Dan chose this task.


Choice B: Soft Way Down
Teams must go to the top of the Elevador Lacerda and climb down a 240-foot cargo net to the street below. Only three teams may go on the net at a same time. Once at the bottom, teams would receive their next clue.

Aja & Ty, Anita & Arthur, Anthony & Stephanie, Kelly & Christy, Ken & Tina, Marisa & Brooke, Mark & Bill, Nick & Starr, Terence & Sarah, and Toni & Dallas chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Forte São Marcelo to check in.
For coming in first place, Nick & Starr won a trip for two to Belize provided by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Nick & Starr
 1st place 
Nick & Starr
Brother/Sister
Ken & Tina
 2nd place 
Ken & Tina
Separated
Terence & Sarah
 3rd place 
Terence & Sarah
Newly Dating
Mark & Bill
 4th place 
Mark & Bill
Best Friends
Kelly & Christy
 5th place 
Kelly & Christy
Divorcees
Toni & Dallas
 6th place 
Toni & Dallas
Mother/Son
Andrew & Dan
 7th place 
Andrew & Dan
Frat Boys
Aja & Ty
 8th place 
Aja & Ty
Dating Long-Distance
Anthony & Stephanie
 9th place 
Anthony & Stephanie
Dating
Marisa & Brooke
 10th place 
Marisa & Brooke
Southern Belles
Anita & Arthur
 11th place 
Anita & Arthur
Married Beekeepers

Trivia

Reception

  • Jace Lacob at Televisionary (09/26/2008): "An Advance Look at the TAR 13 Season Premiere"
  • Tricia Olszewski at PopMatters (09/26/2008): "Reviewing Season 13 Premiere"
  • Diana Steenbergen at IGN.com (09/29/2008): "Season 13 Premiere Recap"
  • Maddie & Janet on Beyond Reality (09/29/2008): "Amazing Race 13 Premiere Recap"

References

The Amazing Race 13 Episodes

"Bees Are Much Calmer Than All This!" · "Do You Like American Candy?" · "Did You Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?" · "I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?" · "Do It Like a Madman" · "Please Hold While I Singe My Skull" · "My Nose Is on Fire" · "I'm Like an Angry Cow" · "That Is Studly" · "You're Gonna Get Me Killed" · "You Look Like Peter Pan"

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