This Is Gonna Be a Fine Mess is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 19.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Borobudur are as follows:

  1. Andy & Tommy (8:17 am)
  2. Laurence & Zac (8:28 am)
  3. Jeremy & Sandy (9:40 am)
  4. Justin & Jennifer (9:41 am)
  5. Ernie & Cindy (9:42 am)
  6. Amani & Marcus (9:46 am)
  7. Bill & Cathi (9:56 am)
  8. Liz & Marie (10:05 am)

Teams must fly to Phuket, Thailand. Upon arrival, teams must travel by taxi to Nonthasak Marine port to find their next clue.

Choice A: Coral Reconstruction
Teams would have to ride speedboats to Khai Nai Island. Once there, teams must build a coral nursery out of pipes. Once complete, they'll use a kayak to take the nursery and several coral fragments out to a buoy where they have to set the nursery on the ocean floor, and then set the coral fragments into the nursery. Once they've completed the task to the marine biologist's satisfaction, they will receive their next clue.

Andy & Tommy and Justin & Jennifer chose this task.

Choice B: Beach Preparation
Teams would have to ride speedboats to Khai Nai Island. Once there, teams have to set up a series of 20 beach chairs and 10 umbrellas marked with a specific symbol given in their clue. Once the chairs and umbrellas were set up to the beach club owner's approval, they will receive their next clue.

Amani & Marcus, Bill & Cathi, Ernie & Cindy, Jeremy & Sandy, Laurence & Zac, and Liz & Marie chose this task.

Teams must, using a compass retrieved from the Detour, travel on their speedboats north for 13 minutes to the island pictured on their medallion, also retrieved from the Detour, Soap Island, to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to climb the sheer rock wall at Koh Yao Noi until they reach a bird's nest that holds their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Using a provided map, teams must travel by speed boat to Koh Panyi and find the soccer field to check in.

For coming in first place, Andy & Tommy each won $5,000.

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


     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• H Was penalized with a Hazard
S19 AndyTommy
 1st place 
Andy & Tommy
Pro Snowboarders
S19 JustinJennifer
 2nd place 
Justin & Jennifer
S19 JeremySandy
 3rd place 
Jeremy & Sandy
S19 LaurenceZac
 4th place 
Laurence & Zac
Father/Son Adventurers
S19 ErnieCindy
 5th place 
Ernie & Cindy
S19 AmaniMarcus
 6th place 
Amani & Marcus
S19 BillCathi
 7th place 
Bill & Cathi
S19 LizMarie
 8th place 
Liz & Marie


  • This episode's title is said by Bill, of Bill & Cathi, while switching detours.


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