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We Had a Lot of Evil Spirits Apparently is the third episode of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Central railway station are as follows:

  1. Zev & Justin (11:57 am)
  2. Flight Time & Big Easy (12:05 pm)
  3. Jet & Cord (12:08 pm)
  4. Kisha & Jen (12:09 pm)
  5. Margie & Luke (12:10 pm)
  6. Mel & Mike (12:14 pm)
  7. Kent & Vyxsin (12:16 pm)
  8. Jaime & Cara (12:24 pm)
  9. Gary & Mallory (12:26 pm)
  10. Ron & Christina (12:28 pm)
During the Pit Stop, teams were transported on the Indian Pacific from Junction Mine in Broken Hill to Central railway station in Sydney before the start of the leg.

Teams must fly to Tokyo, Japan. Upon arrival, teams must find a marked rotating parking garage in Shibuya, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must ask the rotating parking garage attendant for a marked car, then drive themselves to Kamakura and search for the Tsurugaoka Hachimangū. Once there, they must find the shrine's Yabusame Dojo, where they would find their next clue.

"Who wants to go back a thousand years in time?"

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock must dress in the traditional clothes of a samurai archer and learn a Yabusame ritual through observation, consisting of a meditative form ritual before a traditional posing with the yumi bow. Once they perform the first two aspects of the ritual to the dojo master's satisfaction, they must then mount a rotating wooden horse and hit a wooden target with an arrow to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Minamiashigara and search for the Kintarō Statue outside Daiyūzan Station, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Prayer of Purity
Teams must put on keikogi and travel to the woods near Yuhi Falls, where they would take part in a Shinto cleansing ritual. First, they must learn a prayer that consists of a chant, lighting incense, and then shouting while thrusting a walking stick out in front of them. Once they have completed the prayers, they must stand under the Yuhi Falls and endure being drenched in 45 °F water cascading down onto them for one minute to receive their next clue.

Flight Time & Big Easy and Ron & Christina chose this task.


Choice B: Frog of Luck
Teams must strip down to their undergarments and put on fundoshi over them before walking out to a mud pit and searching for a toy frog in the mud while having mud thrown at them by locals. Once they find a frog, they may trade it with the nearby frog master for their next clue.

Gary & Mallory, Jaime & Cara, Jet & Cord, Kent & Vyxsin, Kisha & Jen, Margie & Luke, Mel & Mike, and Zev & Justin chose this task.

Mel & Mike were unable to complete the Frog of Luck Detour due to suffering from hypothermia. Already in last place, they were instructed to go directly to the Pit Stop.[1]

Teams must drive themselves to Yokosuka and find the Commodore Perry Monument to check in.
For coming in first place, Zev & Justin won a trip for two to the Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica, provided by Travelocity.

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• Was penalized with an automatic U-Turn
Zev & Justin
 1st place 
Zev & Justin
Best Friends
Gary & Mallory
 2nd place 
Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
Ron & Christina
 3rd place 
Ron & Christina
Father/Daughter
Kisha & Jen
 4th place 
Kisha & Jen
Sisters
Flight Time & Big Easy
 5th place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
Jet & Cord
 6th place 
Jet & Cord
Cowboys
Kent & Vyxsin
 7th place 
Kent & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
Margie & Luke
 8th place 
Margie & Luke
Mother/Son
Jaime & Cara
 9th place 
Jaime & Cara
Former NFL Cheerleaders
Mel & Mike
 10th place 
Mel & Mike
Father/Son

Trivia

  • This episode marks the first time that a team is eliminated in Japan.
  • The episode title is said by Christina Hsu.

References

  1. Kwiatkowski, Elizabeth (March 7, 2011). Exclusive: Mel White talks 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business'. Reality TV World. Retrieved on February 26, 2021.

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business Episodes

"Head Down and Hold On" · "I Never Looked So Foolish in My Whole Entire Life" · "We Had a Lot of Evil Spirits Apparently" · "This Is the Most Stupid Day Ever" · "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" · "I Feel Like a Monkey in a Circus Parade" · "You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win" · "I Cannot Deal with Your Psycho Behavior" · "We're Good American People" · "Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen" · "This Is Where It Ends"

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