We're Coming for You, Phil! is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 29.

Story

Route Markers

The race begins at Grand Hope Park in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

Racers must run to a luggage store and pick up a piece of luggage with a tag that has the flag of Panama (Panama) on it and return to Grand Hope Park to show the luggage to Phil. The sooner a person returns with the correct piece of luggage, the sooner they will get to pick their partner. The teams that were formed are:

  1. Seth & Olive
  2. Matt & Redmond
  3. Shamir & Sara
  4. Brooke & Scott
  5. Becca & Floyd
  6. Vanck & Ashton
  7. Tara & Joey
  8. London & Logan
  9. Kevin & Jenn
  10. Liz & Michael
  11. Jessie & Francesca
Since neither racer was chosen, Jessie & Francesca got to ride to Los Angeles International Airport with Phil Keoghan. In addition, inside their luggage, one of the teams would find the Express Pass. Becca & Floyd found the Express Pass.

Teams must fly to Panama City, Panama. Upon arrival, teams must take a rental car to the Miraflores Locks to find their next clue.

Teams must drive to Gamboa and make their way to the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center and make their way to the top of the canopy tower to find their next clue.

Choice A: Shoot
In a traditional dugout canoe, teams must use bows and arrows to knock over two silver fish to receive their next clue. Only Becca & Floyd chose this task.
Choice B: Scoot
Teams must paddle themselves along a marked course in a modern dugout canoe, and race against a pair of professional rowers to receive their next clue. If a team loses to the professional rowers, they must start the course again, but will start at a buoy closer to the finish line. Brooke & Scott, Jessie & Francesca, Kevin & Jenn, Liz & Michael, London & Logan, Matt & Redmond, Seth & Olive, Shamir & Sara, Tara & Joey, and Vanck & Ashton chose this task. Due to safety concerns, Kevin & Jenn were given their clue automatically and received a two-hour penalty.

Teams drive themselves to Cinta Costera Tres and find Phil under the Panamanian flag to check in.

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
Seth & Olive
 1st Place 
Seth & Olive
#TeamAmerica
Becca & Floyd
 2nd Place 
Becca & Floyd
#TeamFun
Matt & Redmond
 3rd Place 
Matt & Redmond
#TheBoys
Brooke & Scott
 4th Place 
Brooke & Scott
#TeamBrookeandScott
Shamir & Sara
 5th Place 
Shamir & Sara
#TheSandSExpress
Tara & Joey
 6th Place 
Tara & Joey
#TeamMomandDad
Vanck & Ashton
 7th Place 
Vanck & Ashton
#TeamVanckandAshton
London & Logan
 8th Place 
London & Logan
#TeamLoLo
Jessie & Francesca
 9th Place 
Jessie & Francesca
#SwoleSisters
Liz & Michael
 10th Place 
Liz & Michael
#TeamLizAndMike
Kevin & Jenn
 11th place 
Kevin & Jenn
#LongHairDontCare

Trivia

Reception

  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (03/30/2017): "Thoughts on new premiere and stranger twist"
  • Lisa de Moraes at Deadline (03/31/2017): "Amazing Race Takes Hit In Season Opener Thursday"
  • Jessica Liese at Previously.tv (03/31/2017): "A Man, A Plan, A Canal, The Amazing Race"
  • Paul Sheehan at GoldDerby (03/31/2017): "We’re Coming For You, Phil! say 22 strangers"
  • Donna Marie Lapena Padua at iTech Post (04/03/2017): "TAR 29 Premiere Lost Millions of Viewers"
  • Lauren Wood on WKBN-TV (04/06/2017): "Amazing Race wrap: Week 1 with Jessie Shields"
  • Maria Sciullo at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (04/07/2017): "Reality check: Contestants with Pittsburgh ties advance"

References

The Amazing Race 29 Episodes

"We're Coming for You, Phil!" · "Scared Spitless" · "Bucket List Type Stuff" · "Another One Bites the Dust" · "Have Faith in Me, Broski" · "Double U-Turn Ahead" · "Have Fun and Get It Done" · "Good Job, Donkey" · "I Thought We Were Playing It Nice" · "Riding a Bike Is Like Riding a Bike" · "As Easy as Stacking Cups" · "We're Going to Victory Lane"

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