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I Took Out a Polar Bear is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 31.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Hồ Thị Kỷ Flower Market are as follows:

  1. Becca & Floyd (2:47 am)
  2. Nicole & Victor (3:36 am)
  3. Colin & Christie (3:46 am)
  4. Tyler & Korey (4:06 am)
  5. Corinne & Eliza (4:19 am)
  6. Janelle & Britney (4:55 am)
  7. Rachel & Elissa (5:02 am)
  8. Leo & Jamal
  9. Chris & Bret

Teams must make their way to SnowTown Saigon, where they must grab a sled and ride it down an indoor slope to a person dressed as a polar bear, who will give them their next clue.

At SnowTown Saigon, Chris & Bret would receive their clue for their Speed Bump.

Chris & Bret must fill a cooler with snowballs in simulated snowstorm conditions and deliver the cooler to College Transportation Central in order to continue racing.

Teams must make their way to College Transportation Central to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to pass a Vietnamese scooter driving test. They had to drive a scooter through a figure-eight and over a series of bumps without touching the ground or driving outside the yellow lines to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Bình Quới Village to find their next clue.

Choice A: Irritation
Teams must paddle a basket boat 200 yards while avoiding people on boats and pick up a basket of fish. They must then paddle back to the start and exchange the fish and the basket for their next clue.

Becca & Floyd, Chris & Bret, Colin & Christie, Corinne & Eliza, Janelle & Britney, Nicole & Victor, and Tyler & Korey chose this task.

Choice B: Irrigation
Teams must assemble a bamboo water wheel to the satisfaction of a farmer and then use the water wheel to fill a pot with water to receive their next clue.

Leo & Jamal and Rachel & Elissa chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Tầm Vu Park on foot to find their next clue.

There was a Head-to-Head that went unaired. Teams would have to play a game of badminton against one another. The team that wins the challenge heads to the nearby Pit Stop. The team that loses must then wait for another team to compete against. The final losing team will be eliminated.[2]

Based on Nicole & Victor's podcast, the known battles are in order, with the winners in bold:

For checking in first, Colin & Christie won a trip for two to the Dominican Republic, 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 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• ~ Team that lost the Double Battle
S31 ColinChristie
 1st place 
Colin & Christie
Life Partners
S31 NicoleVictor
 2nd place 
Nicole & Victor
Engaged
S31 ChrisBret
 3rd place 
Chris & Bret
Friends
S31 BeccaFloyd
 4th place 
Becca & Floyd
Friends
S31 TylerKorey
 5th place 
Tyler & Korey
Best Friends
S31 LeoJamal
 6th place 
Leo & Jamal
Cousins
S31 JanelleBritney
 7th place 
Janelle & Britney
Friends
S31 RachelElissa
 8th place 
Rachel & Elissa
Sisters
S31 CorinneEliza
 9th place~ 
Corinne & Eliza
Friends

Trivia

  • The title of this episode was said by Britney at the Pit Stop.
  • This episode marks the first time that a Head-to-Head was unaired.[3] Due to it being unaired it change the positions of the teams when they arrived at the Head-to-Head.
  • With Corinne & Eliza's elimination, Chris & Bret are the last Survivor team standing.

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