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Take Down That Million is the season finale of The Amazing Race 21.

Story

Leg 11

Leg 12

Route Markers

Leg 11

The order of departure from Castell de Bellver are as follows:

  1. Trey & Lexi (9:32 am)
  2. Jaymes & James (9:46 am)
  3. Josh & Brent (10:27 am)
  4. Natalie & Nadiya (11:14 am)

Teams must fly to Barcelona, then take a train to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France. Once there, teams would find their next clue on marked Ford Escapes outside the Saint-Pierre-des-Corps station.

Teams must pick up eight baskets from the Brasserie de la Tour restaurant into their Ford Focus using its hands-free liftgate opening/closing feature, then drive themselves to Château de Villandry, where they would find their next clue near a dog statue.

At Château de Villandry, Natalie & Nadiya would receive their clue for their Speed Bump. Natalie & Nadiya must make their way to the château's Chambre du Prince and properly lace and tie up a lady's corset, before they are allowed to continue.

Teams must drive themselves to the final resting place of Leonardo da Vinci, which they must figure out referred to the Chapel of Saint-Hubert at Château d'Amboise, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Chow
Teams must make their way to Château de Cheverny, where they must prepare a meal of meat and other food for a large number of hunting dogs. They must remove debris and bones from the meat, cut the meat into appropriate sizes, weigh out 20 kg of dog food, then lay it out appropriately, before the judge would release the hounds and give them their next clue. Only two workstations are available at a time.

Josh & Brent and Natalie & Nadiya chose this task.


Choice B: Plow
Teams must make their way to Château de Cheverny, where they must use a plow attached to a work horse to till four straight furrows in a designated field. Once the farmer is satisfied with their work, they would receive next clue. Only two workstations are available at a time.

Jaymes & James and Trey & Lexi chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to La Cave des Roches, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's a 'fun-guy'?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must memorize three different types of mushrooms in a store display: grey oysters, wood blewits, and shiitake. Using one of the baskets they picked up at the train station, they must then enter an underground mushroom farm, find the same three types of mushrooms, collect 10 of each variety, then return to the store. If they found the correct three mushroom types, the shopkeeper would give them their next clue

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to the "Castle of the Ladies", leaving teams to figure out that this referred to Château de Chenonceau to check in.
For coming in first place, Jaymes & James each won a 2013 Ford Escape.

Leg 12

The order of departure from Château de Chenonceau are as follows:

  1. Jaymes & James (1:33 am)
  2. Trey & Lexi (1:44 am)
  3. Josh & Brent (3:06 am)

Teams must fly to New York City, New York, United States. Teams were given a post card, which they must figure out depicted a view of the Riegelmann Boardwalk at Coney Island and that their next clue was printed on an advertisement in the exact location shown on their post card.

Teams must make their way to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, entering through the Clinton Avenue Gate, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's up for an Amazing Escape?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must wear a straitjacket and bungee harness, before being hoisted upside down 15 stories above the Brooklyn Navy Yard. They must then escape the bonds of the straitjacket, a feat made famous by Harry Houdini, upon which they would be dropped from the tower in a surprise bungee drop. After being lowered to the ground, they would receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to the first pizzeria in New York City, leaving teams to figure out that this referred to Lombardi's Pizza, where the owner would give teams their next clue.

Teams must deliver ten pizzas with various toppings to three different addresses in Little Italy, without taking any notes. Once they have successfully delivered all three orders, they must return to Lombardi's Pizza, where the owner would give teams a blue badge emblazoned with a logo as their next clue.

Teams must figure out the logo on their badge is that of the United Nations and that they must make their way to the Headquarters of the United Nations, where they would find their next clue.

"Who has a way with words?"

The team member who sat out of the previous Roadblock must attach the words for "hello" and "goodbye", as said to them by the Pit Stop greeter in their native languages in the eight foreign countries they visited on the Race, and raise them up the flagpole flying that country's flag. The correct answers are:

Once all flag sets were correct, they could then hoist the flag of the United Nations, which would also lower their final clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Gotham Hall to cross the Finish Line.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass 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

Leg 11

Jaymes & James
 1st place 
Jaymes & James
Chippendales
Trey & Lexi
 2nd place 
Trey & Lexi
Dating
Josh & Brent
 3rd place 
Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
Natalie & Nadiya
 4th place 
Natalie & Nadiya
Twins

Leg 12

Josh & Brent
 1st place 
Josh & Brent
Goat Farmers
Jaymes & James
 2nd place 
Jaymes & James
Chippendales
Trey & Lexi
 3rd place 
Trey & Lexi
Dating

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first time since The Amazing Race 16 that only one woman was racing in the final leg.
  • The episode title is said by Trey Wier.

Reception

  • Matt Webb Mitovich at TV Line (12/10/2012): "Amazing Race Ties All-Time Finale Low -- Is It Time to Give the Globe-Trot a Rest?"

References

The Amazing Race 21 Episodes

"Double Your Money" · "Long Hair, Don't Care" · "There's No Crying in Baseball" · "Funky Monkey" · "Chill Out, Freak" · "Get Your Sexy On" · "Off to See the Wizard" · "We Was Robbed" · "Fishy Kiss" · "Not a Well-Rounded Athlete" · "Take Down That Million"

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