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There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets is the ninth episode of The Amazing Race 17.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Al Alam Palace are as follows:

  1. Chad & Stephanie (11:10 am)
  2. Jill & Thomas (11:27 am)
  3. Nick & Vicki (12:57 pm)
  4. Brook & Claire (1:36 pm)
  5. Nat & Kat (3:37 pm)

Teams must fly to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Upon arrival, teams must make their way Sundarban Square Supermarket, find a marked sugarcane stall, and press sugarcane to collect enough sugarcane juice to fill a glass. One team member must then drink all of the juice to receive their next clue.

Choice A: Balanced Meal
Teams must travel to Dhaka Harbor, where they must pick up 30 filled tiffin carriers and take them by boat to a cargo ship docked across the Buriganga River. After lifting the carriers onto the ship, teams must take 10 empty carriers back to shore, where they could exchange them for their next clue.

Brook & Claire, Chad & Stephanie, Nat & Kat, and Nick & Vicki chose this task.


Choice B: Balanced Bricks
Teams must travel to Dhaka Harbor, where they must unload bricks from a supply barge and carry them to a shop in the market in baskets on their head. Once they have delivered 100 unbroken bricks, they would receive their next clue.

Only Jill & Thomas chose this task.

Teams must make their way on foot to Dhaka River Port, where they would find their next clue.

At Dhaka River Port, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team, with two slots available. Jill & Thomas used the first slot of the U-Turn on Brook & Claire. Nat & Kat used the second slot of the U-Turn on Chad & Stephanie.

Since Brook & Claire completed the Balanced Meal Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Balanced Bricks Detour before continuing.

Since Chad & Stephanie completed the Balanced Meal Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Balanced Bricks Detour before continuing.

Teams must take a marked cycle rickshaw to Nazira Bazaar. Once there, teams must find Tekka Mistiri Rickshaw Garage, where they would find their next clue.

"If you build it, the clue will come."

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must assemble a cycle rickshaw properly, using all parts given. Once the rickshaw is assembled to the shop owner's satisfaction, they would receive their clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Lalbagh Fort to check in.
For coming in first place, Jill & Thomas won a $15,000 Discover Card gift card.

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
Jill & Thomas
 1st place 
Jill & Thomas
Dating
Nick & Vicki
 2nd place 
Nick & Vicki
Dating
Nat & Kat
 3rd place 
Nat & Kat
Doctors
Brook & Claire
 4th place 
Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
Chad & Stephanie
 5th place 
Chad & Stephanie
Engaged

Trivia

  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Bangladesh.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of the Double U-Turn.
  • The episode title is said by Jill Haney.

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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