We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches is the eleventh episode of The Amazing Race 10.

Synopsis

Animosity escalates between two teams while racing through Morocco when one team "Yields" the other. At the Yield, one team forces another to wait until the sand in the hourglass runs out before they can participate in the Roadblock.

At the Roadblock, the "Yielded" team is forced to watch and wait from the sidelines as one person from each of the remaining teams get to experience the thrills of the gladiator days in a high-speed chariot race. One duo gets a flat tire on the way to a route marker and realize how much the stakes have risen when they watch the other teams pass them by without ever offering to help. After getting lost on the way to the Detour, one team arrives last and must wait for the other teams to finish the challenge before they can begin.[2]

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Great Patriotic War Museum are as follows:

  1. Tyler & James (7:33 am)
  2. Dustin & Kandice (7:41 am)
  3. Rob & Kimberly (8:19 am)
  4. Lyn & Karlyn (9:08 am)

Teams must fly to Ouarzazate, Morocco. Upon arrival, teams must drive themselves to Antiquittés du Sud, where they would receive a pendant and their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Atlas Film Studios and search beneath the studio's backlot for their next clue.

At Atlas Film Studios, teams would have the option to Yield a team. Dustin & Kandice used the Yield on Lyn & Karlyn.

"Who wants to be a gladiator?" The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must act like ancient gladiators by racing horse chariots. While racing, they would have to pull down two colored flags matching the plume of their horse, which they could then exchange their next clue. The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to the town of Idelssan and find Café Restaurant La Pirgola, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Throw It
Teams must travel 4 miles to Guedara and find a marked pottery shop, where they must make two clay pots on a potter's wheel to the specifications of the artisan to receive their next clue. Only three workstations are available at a time. None of the teams chose this task.
Choice B: Grind It
Teams must travel 4 miles towards Ouarzazate to North Africa Horse, where they must use a crushing mill to grind 77 pounds of olives and pack them into pressing sleeves to receive their next clue. Only three workstations are available at a time. All teams chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves toward Marrakesh until they reach a marker, where they would turn off into the desert to a nomadic Berber camp to check in. For bringing the pendant matching the one that the greeter is wearing, Tyler & James won a Sprint phone with a year's subscription for each team member. For coming in last place, Dustin & Kandice are "marked for elimination". If they do not arrive first in the next leg, they would be assessed a 30-minute penalty.

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
Tyler & James
 1st place 
Tyler & James
Models
Lyn & Karlyn
 2nd place< 
Lyn & Karlyn
Single Moms/Friends
Rob & Kimberly
 3rd place 
Rob & Kimberly
Dating
Dustin & Kandice
 4th place> 
Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens

Trivia

Reception

  • Josh Wolk at EW (11/26/2006): "Another twisty ending"

References

The Amazing Race 10 Episodes

"Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" · "Can Horses Smell Fear?" · "Oh, Wow! It's Like One of Those Things You See on TV!" · "I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing!" · "I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!" · "Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me and Want Me to Be in One of His Movies" · "I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle" · "He Can't Swim, but He Can Eat Cow Lips" · "Being Polite Sucks Sometimes" · "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive" · "We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" · "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!" · "Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!"

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