The Amazing Race recap: Got Milk?

Teams do some math, carry some milk jugs with the help of adorable dogs, and gondola their way to the type of Mount Titlis -- ain't no mountain high enough for these Amazing Racers!
Ep. 09 | Aired Apr 27, 2014


At the Swiss Museum of Transport, teams have to find the artifact outside the museum and identify what it is. This artifact is a giant circular thing that is apparently a drill bit used to create a tunnel, and Jet knows this because he saw it "on TV before." See, TV-hating parents, television does teach you things! (Really though, now I know what a giant tunnel-making drill bit looks like. Thanks, Amazing Race.)

Brendon and Rachel are still at the hotel, cleaning away, while the rest of the teams arrive at the museum and work together to identify the artifact. Leo and Jamal guess that it's a calculator (I would make fun of them, but again, I didn't know what this was either, so they get a free pass this time) before Dave steps in. Turns out Dave's father was a mining engineer, so he knows exactly what it is and passes the answer on to the Afganimals, who then pass the answer on to Caroline and Jennifer. Aww, Accidental Alliance, workin' together. And they finally stopped talking about the U-Turn so I can like them again!

Brenchel don't have as much luck -- by the time they get to the museum, everyone's moved on, and it's not like anyone would have given them the answer anyway. They make a bunch of guesses before asking some passersby, who tell them what it is. Damn you, friendly passersby!

Next up: Each team gets a Mustang and an equation that, once solved, will tell them the year of their particular Mustang. Example equation: "Payerne ___ km - Chur ___ km = year." And how do they find the kilometers? In front of them is a massive wall covered in road signs with the distance in kilometers to tons of cities. But there are a lot of road signs making for a bit of a mess, and making it even harder to find a specific place.

Jet and Cord, again, finish first and find their next clue in their Mustang: Drive to Oberrickenbach and receive the next assignment at the milk tanker. Dave and Connor finish next, then Leo and Jamal. But Leo and Jamal, being the gentlemen they are (and being the competitive racers they are) stick around to help Caroline and Jennifer complete their own equation. As lame as Brendon and Rachel may be, they are pretty good -- better than Caroline and Jennifer -- so opportunity to put them behind in the race is an opportunity worth taking.

Eventually, everyone figures out their Mustangs' model years and move on to the milk challenge which involves...DOGS. Much better than last week's donkeys, right?

One member of each team must pick out a Bernese Mountain Dog to help them carry two empty milk jugs to a gondola. The team members then ride the gondola to a dairy farm, where they trade in their two empty jugs for two full ones, ride the gondola back, and with the help of the dog, return the full jugs to the milk truck. What this means: a ton of heavy lifting.

NEXT: Leo and Jamal apparently have magic carpets

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