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The Whole Country Hates Me is the second episode of The Amazing Race 7.

Synopsis

When one racer tries to keep necessary information away from the others, a confrontation ensues.

Several teams confront a Racer who bribes a local in an attempt to keep valuable information from other teams. Meanwhile, one team faces an angry mob of merchants at a local market when they attempt to haggle, and one racer uses charm and entertainment to successfully try and complete a Roadblock.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Convento de La Merced are as follows:

  1. Debbie & Bianca (10:54 pm)
  2. Susan & Patrick (11:05 pm)
  3. Rob & Amber (11:09 pm)
  4. Brian & Greg (11:59 pm)
  5. Lynn & Alex (12:00 am)
  6. Meredith & Gretchen (12:24 am)
  7. Ray & Deana (12:41 am)
  8. Uchenna & Joyce (12:47 am)
  9. Megan & Heidi (12:55 am)
  10. Ron & Kelly (12:58 am)

Teams must take a bus to the city of Arequipa. Once there, teams would have to find their next clue at the Sindicato Único de Lustradores de Calzado.

"Who loves shoes?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to, along with a representative, shine five pairs of shoes on the street for a payment of S/1 per pair. After earning S/5, they would return to the shop to receive their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

After completing the Roadblock, teams were given tickets on one of two flights to Santiago, Chile. The first five teams to complete the Roadblock were given tickets for the first flight, while the last five teams were given tickets for the second flight. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to San Cristóbal Hill and take a funicular to the Virgin Mary Statue to find their next clue.

Choice A: Shop
Teams must go to Mercado Central de Santiago and find the Donde Augusto restaurant, where the chef would give them a shopping list. Teams would have to use their own money to buy the five ingredients on the shopping list (fish, colinabo, tomatoes, onions, and garlic) in proper quantities. When they have gotten the proper amount of each item, they must return to the restaurant, where the chef would hand them their next clue.

Lynn & Alex, Megan & Heidi, Meredith & Gretchen, Susan & Patrick, and Uchenna & Joyce chose this task.

Choice B: Schlep
Teams must go to Libreria Chilena, where they would receive a hand truck and use it to deliver 180 books to the Library of Congress of Chile. When all 180 books have been delivered and placed on a shelf, teams would receive their next clue.

Brian & Greg, Debbie & Bianca, Ray & Deana, Rob & Amber, and Ron & Kelly chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Cerro Santa Lucía and find the Neptune fountain to check in.

For coming in first, Rob & Amber won a trip to Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, staying at the Royal Towers, courtesy of 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 Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S7 RobAmber
 1st place 
Rob & Amber
Engaged
S7 RonKelly
 2nd place 
Ron & Kelly
Former POW/Pageant Queen
S7 RayDeana
 3rd place 
Ray & Deana
Dating On and Off
S7 UchennaJoyce
 4th place 
Uchenna & Joyce
Married
S7 LynnAlex
 5th place 
Lynn & Alex
Boyfriends
S7 DebbieBianca
 6th place 
Debbie & Bianca
Lifelong Friends
S7 MeredithGretchen
 7th place 
Meredith & Gretchen
Married/Retired
S7 SusanPatrick
 8th place 
Susan & Patrick
Mother & Son
S7 BrianGreg
 9th place 
Brian & Greg
Brothers
S7 MeganHeidi
 10th place 
Megan & Heidi
Roommates

Trivia

  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Chile.
  • The episode title is said by Lynn Warren.

References

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