I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right? is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 16.
The order of departure from Château des Monthairons are as follows:
- Louie & Michael (9:35 am)
- Steve & Allie (9:55 am)
- Joe & Heidi (10:11 am)
- Jet & Cord (10:36 am)
- Carol & Brandy (10:44 am)
- Dan & Jordan (10:57 am)
- Brent & Caite (11:36 am)
- Jordan & Jeff (12:17 pm)
Teams must drive themselves to La Main de Massiges in Massiges, where they would find their next clue.
At La Main de Massiges, Jordan & Jeff would receive their clue for their Speed Bump. Jordan & Jeff must help reinforce a trench wall using a series of branches. Their work must be up to the soldier's satisfaction before they are allowed to continue.
Choice A: In the Trenches
Teams must dress up as World War I-era American soldiers, known as doughboys, then travel through trenches to a telegraph, where they must decipher a message in Morse code - "We will prevail. Vive la France." - and then present their deciphered message to the French sergeant, who will send their message back to headquarters via carrier pigeon, and then hand them their next clue.
None of the teams chose this task.
All teams chose this task.
Choice B: Under Fire
Teams must dress up as World War I-era American soldiers, known as doughboys, then crawl under barbed wire 100 feet to receive a message – "The war is over. Vive la liberté." – from a soldier in a foxhole. They must then crawl back under the barbed wire to present the message to the sergeant, who will send their message back to headquarters via carrier pigeon, and then hand them their next clue.
Teams must make their way on foot south down the road at La Main de Massiges to find their next clue.
At La Main de Massiges, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, without revealing their identity. Louie & Michael used the U-Turn on Joe & Heidi. Since Joe & Heidi completed the Under Fire Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the In the Trenches Detour before continuing.
Teams must make their way on foot to the Church of Massiges, where they would find their next clue.
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
- The episode title is said by Michael Naylor.
- This episode was submitted for the 2010 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Reality Competition Program", but lost to Top Chef.
|The Amazing Race 16 Episodes|
"Nanna Is Kickin' Your Butt" · "When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head" · "Run Like Scalded Dogs!" · "We Are No Longer in the Bible Belt" · "I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?" · "Cathy Drone?" · "Anonymous?" · "You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?" · "Dumb Did Us In" · "I Feel Like I'm in, Like, Sicily" · "They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language" · "Huger Than Huge"