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Don't Try to Play the Moralist Now! is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 3.


The Race intensifies as the four remaining teams fight it out to avoid elimination.

During the Detour challenge in Ho Chi Minh City, teams find themselves struggling on a river during "the storm of the century," and when a team switches course, they are propelled to the back of the pack. In the Race to the next Pit Stop, two teams battle it out to get there first and avoid elimination, but in the end, crucial information about the final challenge, from an unlikely team, is all the help one of them will need to stay in the Race.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Mount Faber are as follows:

  1. Derek & Drew (10:22 pm)
  2. Ken & Gerard (10:33 pm)
  3. Flo & Zach (10:34 pm)
  4. Teri & Ian (10:45 pm)

Teams must fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Upon arrival, they must find the Bac Ho Statue in Rex Square to find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to the Mekong Delta and find the town of Cái Bè to search for their next clue.

Choice A: Easy Buy
Teams must choose a boat called a sampan and ride it into the floating market to look for the only vendor who sells water coconuts (called dừa nước in Vietnamese) and buy one at any price they can. After buying the coconut, teams must bring the coconut back to one of the vendors who would verify and give them their next clue.

Derek & Drew and Teri & Ian chose this task.

Choice B: Hard Sell
Teams must choose a shoulder basket and carry fruit into the land market area and sell enough fruit to make VND40,000₫ ($2.50). After raising enough money, teams must bring the money back to one of the vendors who would verify their earnings and give them their next clue.

Flo & Zach and Ken & Gerard chose this task.

Teams must return to Ho Chi Minh City and find the next route marker at the edge of the Saigon River.

"For a person that has strong legs and a strong back."

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must drive a cyclo and transport their teammate through a marked course down the streets of the city, then onto a ferry across the Saigon River. After reaching the end of the course, both teams members can drop off their cyclo and walk to the next Pit Stop at Café Thu Thiem.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

For coming in first place, Teri & Ian won a seven-night European vacation on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas cruise ship.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
Teri & Ian
 1st place 
Teri & Ian
Married Parents
Flo & Zach
 2nd place 
Flo & Zach
Ken & Gerard
 3rd place 
Ken & Gerard
Derek & Drew
 4th place 
Derek & Drew


  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Vietnam.
  • This episode's title was said by Flo as she was criticizing Zach for staying in a long line while getting out of the airport through customs after Flo went to a shorter line.


The Amazing Race 3 Episodes

"What If Our Parachute Doesn't Open?" · "This Seems Like the Path Straight to Hell!" · "You Always Just Forget About Me!" · "Did You See How I Stopped It? With My Face" · "What Happens If I Slip? Am I Just Hanging Off a Cliff?" · "I'm a Much Better Liar Than You Are" · "I'm Supposed to Be Indebted to Her for the Rest of the Race?!" · "This Is More Important Than Your Pants Falling Down!" · "Why Did You Have to Take Your Pants Off?!" · "Don't Try to Play the Moralist Now!" · "They're Slithering to the Finish Line Like the Rest of Us!"