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The Game's Afoot is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 6.

Synopsis

In the premiere episode, 11 diverse teams of two embark on the first leg of their worldwide adventure, starting in Chicago and continuing through Iceland. Almost immediately, teams start forming alliances and are forced to make decisions regarding their flights based on unpredictable weather conditions. Once in Iceland, teams snowmobile across the largest glacier in Europe, and must choose between climbing a 35-foot ice wall or searching for a clue in an enormous lagoon. One team struggles with the challenge, while another team makes a crucial mistake by filling their diesel car with regular gasoline on their way to the pit stop.[2]

Story

Route Markers

Teams must take the Chicago subway to O'Hare International Airport and take one of three available flights (two on American Airlines, one on United Airlines) and fly to Reykjavík, Iceland. Upon arriving, teams will have to find a marked car at the airport parking lot, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Once there, teams would find their next clue behind the waterfall.

Teams must drive themselves to the Vatnajökull glacier, where they must sign up for a shuttle bus to the glacier's edge, where they would find their next clue.

Team must ride a snowmobile 2.5 miles to a nearby base camp. At the camp, teams must claim a tent that has a corresponding departure time for the shuttle bus in the morning. Once a team claims a tent and departure time, they cannot switch.

Teams must drive themselves to Jökulsárlón and find the Glacier Ice Beach, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Ice Climb
Teams must travel 35 miles to Hótel Skaftafell and use special gear to trek across the glacier and climb the face of a steep ice wall to reach their next clue at the top.

Adam & Rebecca, Don & Mary Jean, Freddy & Kendra, Hayden & Aaron, Kris & Jon, Lena & Kristy, Lori & Bolo, and Meredith & Maria completed this task.


Choice B: Ice Search
Teams must travel a short distance to Jökulsárlón, then choose a boat and a driver and search the 7-square mile lagoon among thousands of icebergs for a buoy containing their next clue.

Avi & Joe, Gus & Hera, and Jonathan & Victoria completed this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Grindavík and find the Blue Lagoon to check in. For coming in first, Hayden & Aaron won a trip to Hawaii, provided by American Airlines.

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 Yield< Recipient of the Yield
Hayden & Aaron
 1st place 
Hayden & Aaron
Dating Actors
Kris & Jon
 2nd place 
Kris & Jon
Dating Long-Distance
Lena & Kristy
 3rd place 
Lena & Kristy
Sisters
Freddy & Kendra
 4th place 
Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
Jonathan & Victoria
 5th place 
Jonathan & Victoria
Married Entrepreneurs
Lori & Bolo
 6th place 
Lori & Bolo
Married Pro Wrestlers
Adam & Rebecca
 7th place 
Adam & Rebecca
Formerly Dating
Meredith & Maria
 8th place 
Meredith & Maria
Best Friends
Don & Mary Jean
 9th place 
Don & Mary Jean
Grandparents
Gus & Hera
 10th place 
Gus & Hera
Father/Daughter
Avi & Joe
 11th place 
Avi & Joe
High School Buddies

Trivia

  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Iceland.
  • This episode marks the first time that an all-male team becomes the first team to be eliminated from the race.
  • The episode title is said by Gus McLeod.

Reception

  • Aaron & Arianne at Reality Reel (11/19/2004): "We'll Be The Judge Of That - Episode One"

External links

The Amazing Race 6 Episodes

"The Game's Afoot" · "I'm Not His Wife, He Doesn't Need to Scream at Me" · "Counting Bears Is Not Rocket Science" · "What If It Isn't Sanitary" · "Quit Following Us" · "They Should Probably Have Some Counseling" · "Phil Is a Choo-Choo Charlie" · "One of You, I'm Gonna Break in Half" · "Tell My Mom I Love Her" · "Are There Instructions on Donkey Handling?" · "It Always Comes Down to Details" · "You Deal with This Before I Hyperventilate" · "4 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles"

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