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I'm Gonna Take His Girl is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race 2.

Synopsis

A long train ride with the locals in Thailand takes its toll on the teams.

Teams must endure a 15-hour, third class train ride from Bangkok to Northern Thailand then drive into the mountains where they encounter elephants and engage in an intense river-rafting race that causes two teams to come to blows.[2]

Story

Chris & Alex are first to depart from Ban Plai Pong Pang at 6:11 am. They open the clue and it states that teams must take a long boat to Anphawa and travel back to Bangkok and search for a flower vendor around Pak Khlong Talat using given street names to find their next clue. Chris & Alex are making their way to Bangkok by a minivan.

Mary & Peach depart second at 6:42 am and took a minivan as well. Tara & Wil depart third at 7:19 am followed by Blake & Paige at 7:22 am and Gary & Dave at 7:23. Those three teams took a separate minivan to Bangkok. Oswald & Danny depart last at 8:31 am. 

All teams arrive at Bangkok and began searching for the route markers. Chris & Alex found the route marker first and open the clue that states that teams have to take a train to Chiang Mai and find the Old Bridge in Ban Muang Kut to find the next clue. They took a taxi to the Train Station. Mary & Peach found the clue also. The rest of the teams found the route marker and head for the train station.

All teams are able to get the train at 3:00 pm and arrive at 5:50 am the next morning but all teams have to go to the third class train. All teams are taking there spare time shopping and eating. All teams depart at the 3pm train. They arrive at Chiang Mai and all teams try to find a taxi.

To be contined...

Route Markers 

The order of departure from Ban Plai Pong Pang are as follows:

  1. Chris & Alex (6:11 am)
  2. Mary & Peach (6:42 am)
  3. Tara & Wil (7:19 am)
  4. Blake & Paige (7:22 am)
  5. Gary & Dave (7:23 am)
  6. Oswald & Danny (8:31 am)

Teams must travel back to Bangkok by car and search for a flower vendor around Pak Khlong Talad flower market using given street names to find their next clue.

The instructions for the Fast Forward were found with their clue at the beginning of the leg. The details of the Fast Forward are unknown as no team took it.

Teams must take a train to Chiang Mai and find the Old Bridge on Ban Muang Kut, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Boat
Teams must travel 1.5 miles (2.4 km) down the Taeng River to their next clue using a bamboo raft with long wooden poles as the locals do.

All teams chose this task.


Choice B: Beast
Teams must ride the same 1.5 miles (2.4 km) on the back of an elephant down the path next to the Taeng River to their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must choose a marked vehicle and drive themselves to Mae Ping Village, where they would find their next clue.

"That person should enjoy getting wet."

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must wash a series of chalk decorations from a religious ceremony off an elephant using only water, some soap, and sponge. When the elephant master was satisfied, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to the Karen village to check in.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
Mary & Peach
 1st place 
Mary & Peach
Sisters
Gary & Dave
 2nd place 
Gary & Dave
Former Roommates
Blake & Paige
 3rd place 
Blake & Paige
Brother/Sister
Oswald & Danny
 4th place 
Oswald & Danny
Best Friends
Tara & Wil
 5th place 
Tara & Wil
Separated Couple
Chris & Alex
 6th place 
Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first time that an all-female team wins a leg without the use of a Fast Forward.
  • This episode title is said by Alex Boylan.
    • The alternate title for this episode was "I'll Never Take For Granted a 5-Star Hotel", which was said by Oswald Mendez.

References

The Amazing Race 2 Episodes

"The World Is Waiting: Go!" · "Help Me, I'm American!" · "My Alarm Clock Didn't Go Off!" · "This Game Is About Minutes" · "Welcome to the World of Being Human" · "I'm Gonna Take His Girl" · "I'm Gonna Throw Up on Phil's Shoes" · "I'm Not a Miner! No, You're an Idiot!" · "Ready to Lose Our Lives" · "It's Hammer Time" · "Follow That Plane!"

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