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Donkeys Have Souls, Too is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 12.

Story

Route Markers

The race begins at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Teams must fly to Shannon, Ireland. Teams may only take one of two flights. The British Airways flight can carry the first five teams and is scheduled to arrive first. The Aer Lingus flight can carry the remaining seven teams. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to Rossaveal ferry port, take a ferry to Inishmore, and find Teampall Bheanáin. At the church, teams must sign up for one of three ferries departing in the morning at 8 am, 8:30 am, and 9:30 am. The first two ferries could only accommodate three teams each, while the last ferry would carry the five remaining teams.

Teams must take the ferry back to Rossaveal and choose a marked car on which they would find their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Cleggan and find Cleggan Farm. Once there, teams must ride a tandem bicycle along a dirt path to their next clue.

"Who wants to pedal for their partner?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock musto ride a high-wire bicycle across a windswept ravine suspended almost 200 ft above the North Atlantic Ocean to reach their next clue. Their partner would be taken for the ride, sitting 8 ft below.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must choose a donkey and fill each of its baskets with 15 pieces of peat. They must then walk the donkey back to the entrance of the farm to receive their next clue.

Teams must drive themselve to Connemara Heritage and History Centre to check in.
For coming in first place, Azaria & Hendekea won a trip for two to the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada, sponsored 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
Azaria & Hendekea
 1st place 
Azaria & Hendekea
Brother/Sister
Kynt & Vyxsin
 2nd place 
Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
TK & Rachel
 3rd place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
Lorena & Jason
 4th place 
Lorena & Jason
Dating
Nicolas & Donald
 5th place 
Nicolas & Donald
Grandson/Grandfather
Shana & Jennifer
 6th place 
Shana & Jennifer
Friends
Ron & Christina
 7th place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
Kate & Pat
 8th place 
Kate & Pat
Married Ministers
Marianna & Julia
 9th place 
Marianna & Julia
Sisters
Nathan & Jennifer
 10th place 
Nathan & Jennifer
Dating
Ari & Staella
 11th place 
Ari & Staella
Best Friends

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Ireland.
  • The episode title is said by Christina Hsu.

References

The Amazing Race 12 Episodes

"Donkeys Have Souls, Too" · "I've Become the Archie Bunker of the Home" · "Please, Lord, Give Me Milk" · "Let's Name Our Chicken Phil" · "We've Really Burned Bridges, for Sure" · "Cherry on Top of the Sundae That's Already Melted" · "This Is Forever, Now" · "Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!" · "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak on Us" · "Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You" · "The Final Push"

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