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This is Forever, Now is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 12.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Fort Imperial are as follows:

  1. Ron & Christina (2:19 am)
  2. Kynt & Vyxsin (2:55 am)
  3. Nathan & Jennifer (3:45 am)
  4. TK & Rachel (5:37 am)
  5. Nicolas & Donald (7:06 am)

Teams must take a bus to Split, then take a ferry to Ancona, Italy. Once there, teams would find their next clue at the ferry terminal.

Teams must drive themselves to Empoli and find Campo di Volo Silvano Poli, where they would find their next clue. Teams were also given a BlackBerry, which is to only be used to receive a message, which later turned out to be a message from their loved ones at home.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after finding their clue at Campo di Volo Silvano Poli.

Teams must travel to Fabio Studio and take part in a local seafaring tradition. When they arrived at the studio, they would learn that they had to have a permanent tattoo drawn on their bodies, the letters ƒƒ for "Fast Forward". When it was done, the team would win the Fast Forward. Nicolas & Donald won the Fast Forward.

"Who's feeling "ultra" light of heart?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must soar through the skies over Tuscany in an ultralight and scan a 6-mile radius of the countryside below for the name of their next destination: Vinci. If thet thought that they had spotted the word, they must signal their pilot, who would then bring them back down. Once on the ground, they would tell the instructor the word and, if correct, the pilot would hand them their next clue. There was a 30-minute time limit per flight, to allow for refueling.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to the town of Vinci and find the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Invention
Teams must make their way to a nearby courtyard and choose a replica of a centuries-old crane designed by Leonardo da Vinci. They must first assemble the crane, then use it to lift one large stone a foot off the ground. Then, they must place a mirror underneath and read a clue printed on the bottom of the rock.

Only TK & Rachel chose this task.

Choice B: Tradition
Teams must make their way to Piazza Guido Masi, where they would have to learn a traditional local flag routine. Once they executed the routine correctly, the lead flagman would hand them a flag displaying the name of their next destination.

Kynt & Vyxsin, Nathan & Jennifer, and Ron & Christina chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Florence and find the Boboli Gardens to check in.

For coming in first, Nicolas & Donald won a five-night trip for two to Cancún, Mexico.

For coming in last place, Kynt & Vyxsin will have to perform a Speed Bump at some point during the next leg of the race.

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 U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
S12 NicolasDonald
 1st place 
Nicolas & Donald
Grandson/Grandfather
S12 NathanJennifer
 2nd place 
Nathan & Jennifer
Dating
S12 RonChristina
 3rd place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
S12 TKRachel
 4th place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 KyntVyxsin
 5th place 
Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating Goths

Trivia

Reception

  • Lyn Jensen at Reality TV Fans (01/05/2015): "The Amazing Race 12 Flashback: Final Five Teams in Italy"

References

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