On this week’s episode the Amazing Race goes to Bollywood! While in Cochin, India during a Road Block, Army couple Dave and Rachel must perform as the lead dancer in a choreographed routine while wearing proper Bollywood attire in order to receive the next clue. Meanwhile gender disparities cause one Team to lose faith when a challenge seems insurmountable, and emotions run high as a Racer must weigh their own well-being against their future in the game.
A wild life refuge is the start of the next leg, Bopper hurt his leg before arriving at the pit stop last time – but the Medic said he is fine to continue in the race. Teams are now on their way to India. Bopper & Mark are the first time leave, then Rachel & Dave whose relationship with Art & JJ has been severed. The flight doesn’t leave until tomorrow morning. Art & JJ are upset at Rachel & Dave, they feel that they should have U-turned Big Brother, Rachel & Dave like they promised. All teams are making their way to Coachin, India. Teams must take a bus to Thevera to the Sacred Heart College. Mark & Bopper are the last team to get on a bus.
The first team to arrive is Rachel & Dave. At the Roadblock, teams must work on the set of a Bollywood movie and learn a dance routine, when the lead choreographer thinks they have learned all the right moves. Art is taking one for his team and Rachel R. and Vanessa for theirs. Meanwhile, Mark & Bopper are still on the bus and Mark has really bad motion sickness.
Mark & Bopper have finally arrived on the set. Rachel & Dave are the first team finished, they have to go to the Indian Coffee House and visit the head waiter. They get their quickly to find a Detour. Teams must choose between CRICKET or CLUTCH IT. In cricket, teams must master India’s favorite game. In clutch it, teams must acquire the skills of the rickshaw, a three wheeled vehicle.
Rachel, Vanessa, Art and Mark are having a hard time with the Bollywood dance. Vanessa makes it after three attempts, Art tells JJ that he can’t do it. Rachel R. is done, they are in 3rd place. Finally, Art does it, he is finished his Bollywood dance, there is only Mark left.
Rachel & Dave are at the Rickshaw and Rachel is driving, even though she failed driver’s ed. Art & JJ, Rachel R. & Brendon are trying their hand at cricket.
Rachel & Dave arrive first at the Pit Stop and win a trip to St. Lucia, this is their fifth first place win.
Rachel R. & Brendon are done with cricket, with Art & JJ a close second; both teams are on their way to the Pit Stop. Mark is on his 11th attempt at Bollywood dancing and Bopper is trying to convince him to quit.
Brendon and Rachel are team number two at the Pit Stop. The Bollywood dancing breaks Mark down completely, he quits and decides to choose his three children over the game because it is making him so sick. The heat combined with motion sickness were to much for Mark. Art & JJ are team number three, Vanessa & Ralph are team number four. Bopper quit, but the Indians are not letting him; they convince him to continue because they want him to finish. Bopper finally finish and the group of Bollywood dancers cheer and hug him to congratulate his success. Bopper and Mark head to the Pit Stop together. When they arrive, Phil tells them they are the last team to arrive. Both Bopper and Mark are really emotional, Mark tells Phil that they could really use the money, but it’s not worth their lives. Phil tells the two that they are going to have to continue to work hard, this is a non-elimination and they are both still in the race. The two are completely shocked, Phil reminds them that in the next leg they will encounter a speed bump that they will have to complete.