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When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go is the second episode of The Amazing Race 25.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Fort Christian are as follows:

  1. Misti & Jim (4:21 am)
  2. Tim & Te Jay (5:40 am)
  3. Kym & Alli (5:43 am)
  4. Brooke & Robbie (5:44 am)
  5. Adam & Bethany (5:52 am)
  6. Amy & Maya (6:30 am)
  7. Dennis & Isabelle
  8. Shelley & Nici
  9. Keith & Whitney
  10. Michael & Scott
Dennis & Isabelle, Shelley & Nici, Keith & Whitney, and Michael & Scott's departure times were not shown on-screen.

Teams must make their way to Cyril E. King Airport and fly to London, England, United Kingdom, on one of two provided flights. The first flight could carry the first six teams, while the second flight would carry the last four teams. Upon arrival, teams must take a taxi to the Tower Bridge, where they would receive their next clue from a Pearly King and Queen.

Choice A: About Face
Teams must make their way to the Somerset House, where they must dress in traditional Queen's Guard outfits before learning a piece of choreography used from the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremonies, then perform the steps to the satisfaction of the parade commander in order to receive their next clue.

Amy & Maya, Brooke & Robbie, Kym & Alli, Misti & Jim, Shelley & Nici, and Tim & Te Jay chose this task.


Choice B: Pancake Race
Teams must make their way to the Victoria Tower Gardens, where they must participate in the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race. Each team member must first cook a pancake to the head chef's satisfaction, then participate in a race where they must run one lap around a course while flipping their pancake, without it falling from their frying pan, in a time of 1 minute and 15 seconds to receive their next clue. If the pancake falls from their pan, they run out of time to complete the race, or they are judged to not have flipped their pancakes enough, they must make new pancakes before being allowed to race again.

Adam & Bethany, Dennis & Isabelle, Keith & Whitney, and Michael & Scott chose this task.

Teams must make their way to London Paddington station and take a train to Oxford. Once there, they must make their way to the Magdalen Bridge, where they would find their next clue.

Teams must punt a boat, with one member rowing the punt while standing on the Cambridge End at the back of the punt, while the other member stands on the Oxford End, the front of the punt, waving a small Union Jack. Once they have successfully punted around Magdalen College Island on the River Cherwell, they would receive their next clue from the punting master at the boathouse.

Teams must make their way to Tom Quad at Christ Church College, where they would be given a bowler hat and an umbrella, which they must bring with them to the Pit Stop. Teams must open their umbrellas, in which they are given an opportunity to search Oxford for the Bear Inn to retrieve the Express Pass, or tip their bowler hats, which would reveal their next clue. Adam & Bethany won the Express Pass.

Teams must make their way to "Churchill's birthplace", which they must figure out referred to Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born, the to check in.
For coming in first place, Adam & Bethany won a trip for two to Sweden, provided by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     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
Adam & Bethany
 1st place 
Adam & Bethany
Married Surfers
Misti & Jim
 2nd place 
Misti & Jim
Married Dentists
Kym & Alli
 3rd place 
Kym & Alli
Urban Bike Racers
Keith & Whitney
 4th place 
Keith & Whitney
Engaged
Tim & Te Jay
 5th place 
Tim & Te Jay
College Sweethearts
Michael & Scott
 6th place 
Michael & Scott
Firefighters
Brooke & Robbie
 7th place 
Brooke & Robbie
Dating Pro Wrestlers
Amy & Maya
 8th place 
Amy & Maya
Food Scientists
Shelley & Nici
 9th place 
Shelley & Nici
Mother/Daughter
Dennis & Isabelle
 10th place 
Dennis & Isabelle
Newly Dating

Trivia

Reception

  • Rob & Cestenino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (10/03/2014): "Amazing Race 2014: Season 25, Episode 2 Recap | London, England"
  • Jessica Liese at Rob Has A Website (10/07/2014): "The Amazing Race 25: Debunking the Curse and Preparing for the Worst"

References

The Amazing Race 25 Episodes

"Go Big or Go Home" · "When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go" · "Get Your Sheep Together" · "Thinly Sliced Anchovies" · "Morocc' and Roll" · "I Feel Like I Just Kissed a Goat" · "Pretty Fly for a Food Scientist" · "Hot Sexy Knights" · "You're Taking My Tan Off" · "Smells Like Dirty Tube Socks" · "Hooping It Up" · "All or Nothing"

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