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Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race is the season finale of The Amazing Race 17.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Temple of Heaven are as follows:

  1. Jill & Thomas (3:57 am)
  2. Brook & Claire (4:23 am)
  3. Nat & Kat (4:27 am)

Teams must fly to Los Angeles, California, United States. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Pier J 266 at the Port of Long Beach, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must ride an elevator to the top of one of the pier's gantry cranes, where they would receive their clue. They would then be dropped down from the crane on a tandem bungee swing over the water. Once they were on the dock again, they could read their clue.

Teams must ride a helicopter to a surprise destination, the Rose Bowl, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's bright enough to float?"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must help decorate three sections of the theme float for the Tournament of Roses Parade, by gluing chrysanthemums to one section, placing roses in special vials of water and then placing them in another section of the float, and then covering a giant cardboard rose with finely ground straw to cover it with "natural materials" as stated in the rules for decorating the floats. Once the floral director approved their work, they would receive their next clue from 2009 Rose Queen Courtney Lee.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must solve a series of riddles in their clue: "I am Sancho Panza's master", "I am the place to hear The Symphony in the Glen", and "Monroe's Year of the Itch", the answers to which are Don Quixote, Griffith Park, and The Seven Year Itch respectively. Teams must then use these answers to figure out their next destination, Quixote Studios' Stage 7 located in Griffith Park.

Teams are put in front of a large game show-like board that flashed videos of 48 people wearing different kinds of hats, 11 of which were the greeters at the Pit Stop mats for the race (the others were from previous seasons). Teams must use a control panel to pick the greeters and then place them in the order that they appeared along the race. Once they had the correct greeters in the proper order, they would receive their final clue from game show host Bob Eubanks.

Teams must take a taxi to Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills to cross the Finish Line.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
Nat & Kat
 1st place 
Nat & Kat
Doctors
Brook & Claire
 2nd place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
Jill & Thomas
 3rd place 
Jill & Thomas
Dating

Trivia

  • Nat & Kat became the first all-female team to win the US version of The Amazing Race.
  • The episode title is said by Nat Strand.

Reception

  • Myles McNutt at Cultural Learnings (12/12/2010): "Making History: The Amazing (and Reductive) Race for an All-Female Winner"
  • Scott Von Doviak at AV Club (12/12/2010): "Season 17 Finale Recap"
  • Matt Carter at Manchester TV Examiner (12/12/2010): "Nat & Kat, Brook & Claire try to make history"
  • Carla Patton at BuddyTV (12/12/2010): "Was History Made?"
  • James Poniewozik at TIME.com (12/13/2010): "California Gurls, They're Undeniable?"

References

The Amazing Race 17 Episodes

"They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!" · "A Kiss Saves the Day" · "In Phil We Trust" · "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" · "Tastes Like a Million Dollars" · "Run, Babushka, Run" · "I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong" · "Ali Baba in a Suit" · "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" · "I Hate Chinese Food" · "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" · "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race"

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