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How Do We Know We Aren't Going to Get Shot? is the second episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.

Synopsis

Several Teams misinterpret a clue, confusing one city landmark for another.

Racers are in awe when they find themselves in the middle of a full-scale Civil War reenactment during their travels. After ignoring a suggestion to refuel the car, tempers flare when one team's car runs dangerously low on gas and there is no gas station in sight. On another team, one family member is plagued with fatigue, making a task nearly impossible to finish.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Rohrer Family Farm are as follows:

  1. Godlewski Family (7:57 am)
  2. Gaghan Family (8:07 am)
  3. Weaver Family (8:08 am)
  4. Rogers Family (8:09 am)
  5. Schroeder Family (8:18 am)
  6. Paolo Family (8:21 am)
  7. Bransen Family (8:24 am)
  8. Aiello Family (8:37 am)
  9. Linz Family (8:45 am)

Teams must drive themselves to York and find Shoe House Road to search for the Haines Shoe House, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Washington, D.C. and search the Capitol Reflecting Pool outside the United States Capitol to find their next clue.

Teams must find a limousine parked on 3rd Street where an unknown contact would give them a briefcase. Once they have the briefcase, they must bring it to the Tidal Basin, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready for a covert operation?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must search for a spy carrying a briefcase identical to their own. Out of 50 people walking in the area around the Tidal Basin, only 10 were confirmed spies. They must whisper a code phrase ("The sky is blue."), and the spy would reply with a countersign phrase ("The sea is green."). Once they have found one of the spies, they would exchange their briefcase with the spy's briefcase to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Middleburg, Virginia and find the Welbourne Manor to find their next clue.

Choice A: Heat of the Battle
Teams must take part in a reenactment of the American Civil War by using a stretcher to pick up and transport five wounded soldiers back to the medical tent. Once they have transported five soldiers, teams must grab a Civil War flag.

The Aiello, Bransen, Gaghan, Godlewski, Linz, and Paolo Families chose this task.


Choice B: Heat of the Night
Teams must roll a keg of kerosene across the field to a table with 20 oil lamps. They must the properly fill up each oil lamp, light them, and show them to the quartermaster, who would hand them a Civil War flag.

The Rogers, Schroeder, and Weaver Families chose this task.

After completing either side of the Detour, teams with their Civil War flags, must find the Pit Stop in a nearby field to check in.


For coming in first place, the Weaver Family won a trip to the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, 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 Yield< Recipient of the Yield
Weaver Family
 1st place 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
Linz Family
 2nd place 
Linz Family
Siblings
Godlewski Family
 3rd place 
Godlewski Family
Sisters
Schroeder Family
 4th place 
Schroeder Family
Dad, Stepmom, and Kids
Aiello Family
 5th place 
Aiello Family
Father and Sons-In-Law
Bransen Family
 6th place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
Gaghan Family
 7th place 
Gaghan Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
Paolo Family
 8th place 
Paolo Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
Rogers Family
 9th place 
Rogers Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids

Trivia

Reception

  • Fara Kearnes at StarBlogs.net (10/05/2005): "Never Sound Retreat"

References

The Amazing Race: Family Edition Episodes

"Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them!" · "How Do We Know We Aren't Going to Get Shot?" · "I Don't Kiss, I Make Out!" · "Think Like an Office Chair" · "We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls" · "I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do" · "You Look Ridiculous" · "How's That Face Feel?" · "Don't Talk to Me Like I Was an Animal or Something" · "The Family Christmas Card" · "25 Days, 50 Cities, and More Than 600 Consecutive Hours Together as a Family"

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