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This Is Wicked Strange is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race 20.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Landhannes Farm are as follows:

  1. Art & JJ (8:48 am)
  2. Joey & Danny (9:17 am)
  3. Vanessa & Ralph (9:19 am)
  4. Rachel & Dave (10:57 am)
  5. Brendon & Rachel (11:17 am)
  6. Bopper & Mark (11:41 am)
  7. Nary & Jamie (11:42 am)

Teams must fly to Baku, Azerbaijan. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Temple Ateshgah, where they would find their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after receiving their clue at Temple Ateshgah. Teams must make their way to Saman Ot Bazary, where they must unload 150 bales of hay from a truck, then stack them ten bales long, three bales wide, and five bales high, with a maximum of three teams being allowed to attempt the task at the same time. Once complete, they would win the Fast Forward. Rachel & Dave won the Fast Forward.

Teams must make their way to Occupational Training International, where they would find their next clue.

"What goes down must come up!"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must participate in a helicopter crash training exercise. They must don safety gear and board a helicopter simulator that then submerged and inverted in a pool of water. They must then evacuate the simulator through a window and swim to a lifeboat in the pool to retrieve their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Old Baku and search for the Toghrul Karabakh Carpet Shop, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Apple
Teams must travel to the Yaşil Bazaar Fruit Market, where they must unload and search through a Soviet-era Lada Riva filled with a ton of apples for one apple marked with a race flag. Once they find the apple, they can trade it for their next clue.

Joey & Danny, Nary & Jamie, and Vanessa & Ralph chose this task.


Choice B: Oil
Teams must travel to the Naftalan Health Spa, where they must clean crude oil off of a client, first by using a shoehorn and then by scrubbing them clean. Once done, the spa official would give teams their next clue.

Art & JJ, Bopper & Mark, and Brendon & Rachel chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Boulevard Esplanade Estakada to check in.
For coming in first place, Rachel & Dave each won a 2013 Ford Taurus SHO.

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
Rachel & Dave
 1st place 
Rachel & Dave
Army Wife & Combat Pilot
Art & JJ
 2nd place 
Art & JJ
Border Patrol Agents
Bopper & Mark
 3rd place 
Bopper & Mark
Best Friends
Brendon & Rachel
 4th place 
Brendon & Rachel
PhD Student & Event Hostess
Nary & Jamie
 5th place 
Nary & Jamie
Federal Agents
Vanessa & Ralph
 6th place 
Vanessa & Ralph
Dating Divorcees
Joey & Danny
 7th place 
Joey & Danny
Trainer & Club Promoter

Trivia

  • This marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Azerbaijan.
  • The episode title is said by JJ Carrell.

References

The Amazing Race 20 Episodes

"Tears of a Clown" · "You Know I'm Not as Smart as You" · "Bust Me Right in the Head with It" · "Taste Your Salami" · "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence" · "This Is Wicked Strange" · "I Didn't Make Her Cry" · "Let Them Drink Their Haterade" · "Bollywood Travolta" · "I Need Hair to Be Pretty" · "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires"

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