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He's a Couple of Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 4.


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The order of departure from Mooloolaba Yacht Club are as follows:

  1. David & Jeff (10:41 pm)
  2. Kelly & Jon (10:59 pm)
  3. Reichen & Chip (11:35 pm)

Teams must drive themselves Ferny Hills. Once there, teams must find the Australian Woodshed, where they must look in one of three marked piles of wool to find their next clue.

Teams must fly to Cairns and drive to Wild World in Palm Cove, where they will find their next clue.

Teams must enter the park and follow a marked path to the crocodile pen. One team member would then use a feeding stick to feed fish to a resident crocodile known as 'Sultan'. The other team member would have to take their picture with a Kodak EasyShare camera. They must then find the souvenir shop and have their photo developed to reveal the next clue on the back.

Teams must drive themselves to Wangetti Beach to search for their next clue.

Choice A: Saddle
Teams must hop onto a pair of horses and search the beach for one of four race flags. Within a 25 yard-radius of each flag, teams would find a hidden cluster of clue envelopes. Only one of these four clusters contained the next clue.

All of the teams chose this task.

Choice B: Paddle
Teams must inflate a kayak and then paddle out through the rough surf to reach an orange buoy, where their next clue would be attached.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Julatten and find Off Road Rush to locate their next clue.

"Who's up for a wild ride?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must drive a race buggy, with an instructor, around a 7 mile rugged, bumpy course. Once they had crossed the finish line, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive to Ellis Beach to check in. For coming in first, David & Jeff won a vacation to Europe courtesy of American Airlines.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
David & Jeff
 1st place 
David & Jeff
Best Friends
Reichen & Chip
 2nd place 
Reichen & Chip
Kelly & Jon
 3rd place 
Kelly & Jon


  • This episode's title was said by Jon Corso while describing Chip Arndt driving on the road when there's traffic.


The Amazing Race 4 Episodes

"Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" · "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served...And We're Bigger" · "I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards!" · "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" · "You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!" · "I Could Have Never Been Prepared for What I'm Looking at Right Now" · "We're Going Down the Wrong Side of the Freeway...And the Lights Are Off!" · "The Princess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old but Still Very, Very with It" · "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" · "That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!" · "Such a Nice Pheromone Smell to You; Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close" · "He's a Couple of Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack" · "It's Like Adam Building His First House!"