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We Got a Gnome! We Got a Gnome! is the tenth episode of The Amazing Race 7.

Synopsis

One team re-examines the status of their relationship.

One duo's bickering fuels a much deeper discussion about commitment and the state of their relationship. Two teams are confident they are ahead of two lagging Teams, but face a harsh reality when they learn they are the ones pulling up the rear. One team's hard-fought lead is jeopardized when they have a hard time completing a task. Will this delay cost them the Race?[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Jaswant Thada are as follows:

  1. Uchenna & Joyce (11:24 pm)
  2. Ron & Kelly (11:26 pm)
  3. Rob & Amber (11:26 pm)
  4. Meredith & Gretchen (11:33 pm)

Teams must fly to Istanbul, Turkey. Upon arrival, teams must take a train and ferry to Kız Kulesi to find their next clue.

Teams must find a Travelocity roaming gnome around Kiz Kulesi and carry the gnome for the remainder of the leg. Once teams have found a gnome, they can make their way to Galata Kulesi to find their next clue.

Choice A: Columns
Teams must travel to Binbirdirek Cistern and find four columns on a grid using a provided map with coordinates. On the columns were numbers, which they must use to unlock a padlocked box which contained their next clue.

Only Ron & Kelly chose this task.

Choice B: Kilos
Teams must travel to the Yeni Mosque, located at the old Jewish quarter of Eminönü, and find a man with a box of scales. Using a scale, teams would have to weigh enough people on the street until they reached a total of 2,500 kilograms (5,500 lbs). Once reached, teams must return their scale and show their weights to the man who would give them their next clue.

Meredith & Gretchen, Rob & Amber, and Uchenna & Joyce chose this task.

Teams must make their way to Rumeli Hisarı to find their next clue.

"Is climbing your forté?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must climb a 25-foot ladder up the side of Halil Paşa Kulesi. Once at the top, they would have to climb to the top of a tower, retrieve a key, then rappel down the side of Sarlica Paşa Kulesi. Once at the bottom, they would then use the key to open a book which contained their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must search around Rumeli Hisarı to check in.

For finding the Travelocity roaming gnome with the airplane sticker, Ron & Kelly won a $20,000 shopping spree on Travelocity.com and a four-star hotel room stay for the Pit Stop.

For coming in last place, Ron & Kelly would have to surrender all of their money and possessions, except for the clothes they are wearing and their passports, and they would not receive any money at the start of the next leg.

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 Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S7 UchennaJoyce
 1st place 
Uchenna & Joyce
Married
S7 MeredithGretchen
 2nd place 
Meredith & Gretchen
Married/Retired
S7 RobAmber
 3rd place 
Rob & Amber
Engaged
S7 RonKelly
 4th place 
Ron & Kelly
Former POW/Pageant Queen

Trivia

  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Turkey.
  • The episode title is said by Joyce Agu.

References

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