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Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You is the the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race 12.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Tempozan Park are as follows:

  1. Ron & Christina (7:02 am)
  2. Nathan & Jennifer (7:15 am)
  3. Nicolas & Donald (7:21 am)
  4. TK & Rachel (10:18 am)

Teams must take a taxi to "the building with a hole in it", leaving teams to figure out that this referred to Umeda Sky Building. Once there, teams must make their way to the Floating Garden, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must fly to Taipei, Taiwan. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to Taipei Main Station, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must travel by high-speed rail to Taichung. Once there, teams must take a taxi to Jiji and find Acrobatics Jeep, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to go for a tricky ride?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must become a passenger in a car driven by a professional stunt driver, who would maneuver the vehicle onto a giant teeter-totter and then rock back and forth precariously 25 feet above the ground. Then, the team member would switch into an amphibious vehicle, don a pair of goggles, and while holding their breath, they would be driven underwater for 17 seconds. Once they completed the ride, they would get their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

After completing the Roadblock at Acrobatics Jeep, TK & Rachel would receive their clue for their Speed Bump. TK & Rachel must travel to travel to Heping Elementary School, put on protective gear, and run through a barrage of fireworks. Once they have completed the run and are doused with water, they may return to Acrobatics Jeep to claim their next clue.

Teams must travel by high-speed rail back to Taipei. Once there, teams must make their way to GK Teahouse and each order a cup of Chinese tea. Once they have finished drinking the tea, the bottom of the cup would contain their next clue written in Chinese.

After translating their next clue, teams must make their way on foot to Gong Guan Night Market and find a clown, who would hand them their next clue.

Choice A: Fire
Teams must make their way to Zhongzheng Park and participate in a mystical Chinese ritual by writing messages of luck, good or bad, on sky lanterns. They must burn "spirit money" under the lanterns, filling them with hot air that would lift the lanterns into the sky and carry their messages to the spirits above. Once a team has sent 20 sky lanterns into the air, they would receive their next clue.

None of the teams chose this task.


Choice B: Earth
Teams must their way to Youth Park and participate in a local custom used to reduce stress. Team members must take off their shoes and, with their bare feet, walk down a 220-foot path made of jagged stones, turn around, and walk back. When they are finished, they would receive their next clue.

All teams chose this task.

Teams must take a taxi to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to check in. For coming in first, Ron & Christina won a five-night vacation to Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles.

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
Ron & Christina
 1st place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
TK & Rachel
 2nd place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
Nicolas & Donald
 3rd place 
Nicolas & Donald
Grandson/Grandfather
Nathan & Jennifer
 4th place 
Nathan & Jennifer
Dating

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Taiwan.
  • This leg occurred on Jennifer Parker's 24th birthday.
  • The episode title is said by Jennifer Parker.

Reception

  • Oscar Dahl at BuddyTV (01/14/2008): "The Amazing Race 12: Episode 10 Recap"
  • John Kubicek at BuddyTV (01/14/2008): "Happy Birthday, Jennifer ... Goodbye"
  • Lester Jeff at dryedmongez.com (01/14/2008): "I Wanna Rip Those Dreads Out of His Head"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (01/14/2008): "Birthday girl gives everyone a present by getting eliminated"
  • Josh Wolk at EW.com (01/14/2008): "Taiwan On"

References

The Amazing Race 12 Episodes

"Donkeys Have Souls, Too" · "I've Become the Archie Bunker of the Home" · "Please, Lord, Give Me Milk" · "Let's Name Our Chicken Phil" · "We've Really Burned Bridges, for Sure" · "Cherry on Top of the Sundae That's Already Melted" · "This Is Forever, Now" · "Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!" · "I Just Hope He Doesn't Croak on Us" · "Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You" · "The Final Push"

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