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It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 14.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Vila Panoramic are as follows:

  1. Mel & Mike (10:49 pm)
  2. Amanda & Kris (10:53 pm)
  3. Kisha & Jen (10:55 pm)
  4. Margie & Luke (11:06 pm)
  5. Mark & Michael (11:07 pm)
  6. Christie & Jodi (11:08 pm)
  7. Jaime & Cara (11:29 pm)
  8. Tammy & Victor (1:30 am)

Teams must fly through Moscow, Russia to the city of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to the location depicted on the reverse of the 10 note, leaving teams to figure out that this was the Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Dam, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must make their way to the Church of Saint Innokenty, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Stack
Teams must stack wood into a large wall formation in front of an existing stack. If their wall collapses into the existing one, they would have to rebuild both. Once the wood is properly stacked, the lumberjack would give teams their next clue.

Christie & Jodi, Jaime & Cara, Kisha & Jen, Margie & Luke, and Tammy & Victor chose this task.


Choice B: Construct
Teams must make their way on foot to a workshop and assemble a local-style window frame, then look for a house marked with a "Repairs Needed" sign and install the window there. Once the window is installed, the carpenter would give teams their next clue.

Amanda & Kris, Mark & Michael, and Mel & Mike chose this task.

Teams must make their way on foot to the Museum of The Last Bow, where they would find their next clue.

At the Museum of The Last Bow, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, without revealing their identity. Margie & Luke used the U-Turn on Amanda & Kris. Since Amanda & Kris completed the Construct Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Stack Detour before continuing.

Teams must take a taxi to Bobrovy Log Park, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to speed read?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must complete a lap on a bobsled roller coaster in under four minutes while looking for seven letters scattered around the track. Once they had all seven letters, they must arrange the letters correctly to spell the name of a Russian playwright, Chekhov, in order to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a taxi to the Krasnoyarsk Theater of Musical Comedy to check in.
For coming in first place, Christie & Jodi each won a motorcycle.

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 U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Christie & Jodi
 1st place 
Christie & Jodi
Flight Attendants
Kisha & Jen
 2nd place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
Tammy & Victor
 3rd place 
Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
Margie & Luke
 4th place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
Jaime & Cara
 5th place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
Mel & Mike
 6th place 
Mel & Mike
Father/Son
Mark & Michael
 7th place 
Mark & Michael
Brothers/Stuntmen
Amanda & Kris
 8th place 
Amanda & Kris
Dating

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first appearance of the Blind U-Turn.
  • The episode title is said by Mike White.

References

The Amazing Race 14 Episodes

"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me" · "Your Target is Your Partner's Face" · "I'm Not Wearing That Girl's Leotard!" · "It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots" · "She's a Little Scared of Stick, but I Think She'll Be OK!" · "Alright Guys We're at War!" · "Gorilla? Gorilla?? Gorilla???" · "Rooting Around in People's Mouths Could Be Unpleasant" · "Our Parents Will Cry Themselves to Death" · "Having a Baby's Gotta Be Easier Than This" · "No More Mr. Nice Guy" · "This Is How You Lose a Million Dollars"

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