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Cathy Drone? is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race 16.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Eglise Saint-Étienne de Wargemoulin are as follows:

  1. Louie & Michael (7:47 am)
  2. Steve & Allie (8:04 am)
  3. Jet & Cord (8:13 am)
  4. Dan & Jordan (8:17 am)
  5. Carol & Brandy (8:39 am)
  6. Brent & Caite (9:48 am)
  7. Jordan & Jeff (10:28 am)

Teams must drive themselves to Reims and find the Joan of Arc statue outside the Reims Cathedral. Once there, they must "listen to what [they] saw", leaving teams to figure out that a nearby woman playing a musical saw would give them their next clue.

Teams were given a cork from a bottle of Champagne Leclerc Briant, leaving them to figure out that they must make their way to the Leclerc Briant wineshop in Épernay, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to cave in?"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must rappel 100 feet into the chalk cellars of the winery of Leclerc Briant to search for a bottle of champagne marked with a small yellow and red striped flag on the bottom amongst the riddling racks. After finding the bottle, they must return to the surface to use the traditional sabrage technique to open the bottle, the force of which would propel their next clue out of the bottle.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Taittinger la Marquetterie in Pierry, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Tower
Teams must stack 680 champagne coupes into a 15-level pyramid with only one coupe on the top level, then pour the entire contents of a magnum of Taittinger champagne onto the top of the pyramid, all without breaking any of the glasses, in order to receive their next clue.

Only Dan & Jordan chose this task.


Choice B: Terra
Teams must search the 1 square-kilometer, winter-barren Taittinger vineyards for a cluster of wine grapes marked with a Race flag. After finding the grapes, they must return it to the harvest foreman to receive their next clue.

Brent & Caite, Carol & Brandy, Jet & Cord, Jordan & Jeff, Louie & Michael, and Steve & Allie chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to l'ORCCA to check in.
For coming in first place, Louie & Michael won a trip for two to Cancún, Mexico, 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
Louie & Michael
 1st place 
Louie & Michael
Detectives
Carol & Brandy
 2nd place 
Carol & Brandy
Dating
Steve & Allie
 3rd place 
Steve & Allie
Father/Daughter
Jet & Cord
 4th place 
Jet & Cord
Brothers/Cowboys
Dan & Jordan
 5th place 
Dan & Jordan
Brothers
Brent & Caite
 6th place 
Brent & Caite
Dating Models
Jordan & Jeff
 7th place 
Jordan & Jeff
Newly Dating

Trivia

  • The episode title is said by Dan Pious after misinterpreting a local's pronunciation of the word "cathedral".

References

The Amazing Race 16 Episodes

"Nanna Is Kickin' Your Butt" · "When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head" · "Run Like Scalded Dogs!" · "We Are No Longer in the Bible Belt" · "I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?" · "Cathy Drone?" · "Anonymous?" · "You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?" · "Dumb Did Us In" · "I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily" · "They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language" · "Huger Than Huge"

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