This is Forever, Now is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race 12.
The order of departure from Fort Imperial are as follows:
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:
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.
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
- During the Fast Forward, Donald Jerousek jokes that "it wasn't the one where they shave your hair off", a reference to the Fast Forwards in "If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!" and "We Have a Bad Elephant".
- The episode title is said by Donald Jerousek while being tattooed during the Fast Forward.
- Lyn Jensen at Reality TV Fans (01/05/2015): "The Amazing Race 12 Flashback: Final Five Teams in Italy"