Episode 5 of this season’s “The Wonderful Race,” began out with Texas Warmth — the staff with an area connection to Paris/Lamar County — in second place and ended 90 minutes later with the daddy/daughter duo again in first place with some welcome money of their pockets in addition.
The leg began out with all the groups headed to a world airport in Vietnam for a 2,000 mile journey to Jaipur, India, The Pink Metropolis.”
All the groups had been on the identical flight, so all of them began out very shut collectively as soon as they had been again on the bottom, all of them racing by taxis to an area landmark, The Amber Palace, to choose up a bundle of sugar cane and haul it up a steep hill to get to the subsequent set of directions.
As they laboriously climbed the winding path up the hill, they had been passing one elephant after one other. On the prime, they discovered they have to get by means of a roadblock: One member of every staff should study a brief set of Indian dance strikes that should be achieved as they stability a stack of three pots on their heads. For among the racers this was simpler stated than achieved and a few of them took as much as 15 makes an attempt earlier than they handed.
Anna Leigh Wilson, daughter of Lamar County resident Steve Cargile, was a quick learner with some stable balancing abilities and received previous the problem in three tries, and Texas Warmth was on their method in first place once more.
“We dance in Texas,” stated Wilson. “Dance comes pure.”
“Git it, lady,” her father calls from the sidelines.
Cargile and Wilson headed to a different a part of the palace for a detour. They need to select between two challenges, “All Dolled Up,” or “The Huge Image.”
The primary entailed constructing a pair of marionettes as instructed and performing a brief present with them. The latter problem concerned costumes and one eye on small particulars and many working round attempting to match props to a big wall mural that the opponents should incorporate themselves into.
Cargile and Wilson selected the dollmaking instantly.
“I haven’t achieved any arts and crafts in a very long time,” stated Gargile as they watched the locals craft the dolls and set to work themselves. A lot of the different groups went for the opposite problem. There’s a twist, although. There are solely so many work stations for making dolls, and later arrivals should be diverted to the “Huge Image” if they’re denied a workspace. This proved to be the downfall for a number of groups as they struggled to get the detail- oriented problem accomplished.
At Gatore Ki Chhatriyan, the subsequent cease, Texas Warmth arrived first and had been informed they’d additionally received a private prize of $3,000 every.
“What we skilled for has come into play. I knew coming into this that we had the talents to win this,” stated Wilson, “We play off one another’s abilities.”
After the final of the groups completed up on the Detour, Morgan and Lena and Joe and Ian raced each other in rickshaws to get to the end earlier than the opposite staff. One driver’s information of a shortcut made the distinction and Joe and Ian had been eradicated from “The Wonderful Race.
As every staff arrived on the Pit Cease, the host reminded them the obligatory “U-Flip,” an opportunity for all of the groups to decelerate one staff in a bid to ship them to the again of the pack, was within the offing.