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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
Leo & Jamal and Chris & Bret's departure times were not shown on-screen.

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 would 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 another person dressed as a polar bear at College Transportation Central in order to continue racing.

Teams must make their way to College Transportation Central, where they would find their next clue.

"Who feels like driving themselves crazy?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must pass a Vietnamese scooter driving test. They must drive a scooter through a figure-eight and over a series of bumps without touching the ground with their feet 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, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Irritation
Teams must paddle a basket boat 200 yards down a canal and over a bridge while avoiding people on boats to pick up a fish trap. They must then paddle back to the start, where they may exchange the fish trap with a fishmonger 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 use provided materials to assemble a bamboo water wheel, following a finished example as reference, to the satisfaction of a farmer. Once their water wheel is approved, they must use it to fill a pot with water up to a marked line to receive their next clue.

Leo & Jamal and Rachel & Elissa chose this task.

Teams must take a bus to Thanh Đa Canal, then make their way on foot to Tầm Vu Park, where they would find their next clue.[2]

Teams must compete in a game of badminton in a Head-to-Head, which went unaired. The team that wins the game may check in to the nearby Pit Stop, while the team that loses must then wait for another team to compete against. The team that lost the final game would be eliminated.[3]

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 Punta Cana, 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
Colin & Christie
 1st place 
Colin & Christie
Life Partners
Nicole & Victor
 2nd place 
Nicole & Victor
Engaged
Chris & Bret
 3rd place 
Chris & Bret
Friends
Becca & Floyd
 4th place 
Becca & Floyd
Friends
Tyler & Korey
 5th place 
Tyler & Korey
Best Friends
Leo & Jamal
 6th place 
Leo & Jamal
Cousins
Janelle & Britney
 7th place 
Janelle & Britney
Friends
Rachel & Elissa
 8th place 
Rachel & Elissa
Sisters
Corinne & Eliza
 9th place 
Corinne & Eliza
Friends

Trivia

Reception

References

The Amazing Race 31 Episodes

"You're in Our Race Now" · "Knock the Newbie Out of Us" · "Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy" · "I Took Out a Polar Bear" · "I'm a Bird, I'm a Plane, I'm on The Amazing Race" · "Who Wants a Rolex?" · "Living Fearlessly" · "You're the Apple in My Eye" · "Let's Split!" · "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!" · "This One Is for One Million Dollars"

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