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Our Parents Will Cry Themselves to Death is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 14.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Phaya Thai Palace are as follows:

  1. Margie & Luke (9:36 am)
  2. Jaime & Cara (10:30 am)
  3. Tammy & Victor (10:40 am)
  4. Kisha & Jen (12:43 pm)
  5. Mark & Michael (4:08 pm)

Teams must fly to Guilin, China. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to the Folded Brocade Mountains, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must climb to the Peak of the Luminous Moon and strike the "Drums of Life" to receive their next clue.

Teams must take a taxi to Qing Xiu Lu Hair Salon, where they would find their next clue.

At Qing Xiu Lu Hair Salon, Mark & Michael would receive their clue for their Speed Bump. Mark & Michael must wash and dry the hair of two women waiting at the salon before they are allowed to continue.

Teams must make their way to #24 Bridge on the Li River, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready for some fowl play?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must take part in cormorant fishing by directing a cormorant to retrieve fish they have thrown into the Li River. Once the cormorant retrieves 10 of the fish, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Ancient South Gate, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Choreography
Teams must learn and then perform a traditional dance routine. If their dance won the approval of two judges, they would receive their next clue

Jaime & Cara and Mark & Michael chose this task.


Choice B: Calligraphy
Teams must copy Chinese characters written by a calligrapher at four different stations. Once the calligrapher is satisfied with the teams' Chinese calligraphy, he would stamp their paper. Teams would then proceeded to find the next station, which was named in the characters they had just copied. Once they had received all four stamps, they would receive their next clue.

Kisha & Jen, Margie & Luke, and Tammy & Victor chose this task.

Teams must make their way on foot to Banyan Lake overlooking the Sun and Moon Pagodas to check in.
For coming in first place, Kisha & Jen won a trip for two to Barbados, 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 Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Kisha & Jen
 1st place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
Tammy & Victor
 2nd place 
Tammy & Victor
Siblings/Lawyers
Margie & Luke
 3rd place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
Jaime & Cara
 4th place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
Mark & Michael
 5th place 
Mark & Michael
Brothers/Stuntmen

Trivia

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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