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Tastes Like a Million Dollars is the fifth episode of The Amazing Race 17.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Swedish side of the Norway–Sweden border are as follows:

  1. Nat & Kat (6:00 am)
  2. Brook & Claire (6:04 am)
  3. Gary & Mallory (6:05 am)
  4. Michael & Kevin (6:30 am)
  5. Jill & Thomas (6:48 am)
  6. Nick & Vicki (7:11 am)
  7. Chad & Stephanie (8:12 am)
  8. Katie & Rachel (8:32 am)

Teams must drive themselves to Narvik, Norway. Once there, teams must find the Fagernesfjellet Mountain gondola station and ride the gondola to the top. There, teams would find their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after receiving their clue at Fagernesfjellet Mountain. Teams must drive themselves to the Stornaustet restaurant, where they would participate in a traditional Norwegian Christmas ritual, which they would discover was eating smalahove, which consists of a boiled sheep's head. Once they have both eaten half of the sheep's head, they would win the Fast Forward. Nat & Kat won the Fast Forward.

Teams must travel back down the mountain and drive themselves to Skjomen Bridge, where they would find their next clue.

"Strength, Stamina, Guts: You'd better have all three!"

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must rappel off the Skjomen Bridge and then signal for one of two waiting boats to give them their next clue. After retrieving the clue from the boat, the they must then use a mechanical ascender to return to the bridge deck.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Hårvika and find a marked field, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Bike
Teams must ride a bicycle along a marked course to a sign, where combinations of numbers and colors were shown. They must memorize the combination of the color that matched the color of their bicycle lock, return to the starting point, and then use the combination to unlock their next clue.

Gary & Mallory, Jill & Thomas, and Nick & Vicki chose this task.


Choice B: Boat
Teams must use a provided map to navigate a fishing trawler to a specific location. There, they must deliver two cod and a chainsaw to a summer lodge to receive their next clue.

Brook & Claire, Chad & Stephanie, Katie & Rachel, and Michael & Kevin chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Ankenes Marina to check in.
For coming in first place, Nat & Kat won a trip for two to Costa Rica, 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 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
Nat & Kat
 1st place 
Nat & Kat
Doctors
Gary & Mallory
 2nd place 
Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
Jill & Thomas
 3rd place 
Jill & Thomas
Dating
Michael & Kevin
 4th place 
Michael & Kevin
Father/Son
Brook & Claire
 5th place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
Nick & Vicki
 6th place 
Nick & Vicki
Dating
Chad & Stephanie
 7th place 
Chad & Stephanie
Newly Dating
Katie & Rachel
 8th place 
Katie & Rachel
Beach Volleyball Partners

Trivia

References

The Amazing Race 17 Episodes

"They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!" · "A Kiss Saves the Day" · "In Phil We Trust" · "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" · "Tastes Like a Million Dollars" · "Run, Babushka, Run" · "I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong" · "Ali Baba in a Suit" · "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" · "I Hate Chinese Food" · "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" · "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race"

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