Knock the Newbie Out of Us is the second episode of The Amazing Race 31.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Atago Jinja are as follows:

  1. Leo & Jamal (12:42 am)
  2. Colin & Christie (12:45 am)
  3. Tyler & Korey (12:54 am)
  4. Rachel & Elissa (1:00 am)
  5. Becca & Floyd (1:04 am)
  6. Nicole & Victor (1:06 am)
  7. Chris & Bret
  8. Janelle & Britney
  9. Corinne & Eliza (2:06 am)
  10. Rupert & Laura (4:25 am)

Teams must fly to Luang Prabang, Laos. Once there, teams must make their way to Villa Santi, where they will receive their next clue from a courier.

Teams must make their way to Wat Sen and find a basket with alms to be given to the monks of the temple. Once the monks have been given their alms, teams can get their next clue.

Teams must make their way on foot to the Big Tree by the Mekong River.

At the Big Tree, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, with two slots available. Rachel & Elissa used the first slot of the U-Turn on Becca & Floyd. Becca & Floyd used the second slot of the U-Turn on Tyler & Korey. Since Becca & Floyd completed the BBQ Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the ABC Detour before continuing. Since Tyler & Korey completed the ABC Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the BBQ Detour before continuing.

Choice A: ABC
Teams must travel to Ecole Maternelle Louang Prabang, where they will need to learn the Laotian alphabet. Once they successfully recite the alphabet, their teacher will hand them their next clue. Corinne & Eliza, Rupert & Laura, and Tyler & Korey chose this task. Choice B: BBQ
Teams must travel to BBQ Alley, where they will need to prepare eleven sets of fish and duck skewers to receive their next clue. Becca & Floyd, Chris & Bret, Colin & Christie, Janelle & Britney, Leo & Jamal, Nicole & Victor, and Rachel & Elissa chose this task.

Teams must make their way by tuk-tuk to the Elephant Village Sanctuary and Resort to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to ride an elephant and use Lao commands to guide it across a river and then search for musicians to receive their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Wat Xieng Thong and take a boat to Prince Phetsarath's Palace to check in. For checking in first, Leo & Jamal each won $2,500.

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
Leo & Jamal
 1st place 
Leo & Jamal
Cousins
Nicole & Victor
 2nd place 
Nicole & Victor
Engaged
Rachel & Elissa
 3rd place 
Rachel & Elissa
Sisters
Colin & Christie
 4th place 
Colin & Christie
Life Partners
Janelle & Britney
 5th place 
Janelle & Britney
Friends
Corinne & Eliza
 6th place 
Corinne & Eliza
Friends
Tyler & Korey
 7th place 
Tyler & Korey
Best Friends
Chris & Bret
 8th place 
Chris & Bret
Friends
Becca & Floyd
 9th place 
Becca & Floyd
Friends
Rupert & Laura
 10th place 
Rupert & Laura
Married

Trivia

Reception

  • Marcia Sciullo at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (04/30/2019): "The Race continues for Squirrel Hill native Becca Droz"

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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