There are four teams left in “The Amazing Race 21” (airing Sunday, December 2, 2012) with Abbie and Ryan seeing their shot at two million dollars end last week. The teams are now traveling to Barcelona, Spain where they will take an overnight ferry to an island where they will find their next clue.
Team Twins (Natalie and Nadiya) are the first team to leave and they get a non-stop flight. The teams are spread out enough that they all get different flights. Team Twins arrive first followed by Team Chippendales (Jaymes and James) and Team Texas (Trey and Lexi) third. Team Farmers (Josh and Brent) starts in last place and they know they will have to make a move this leg to survive, but it will be hard to do because Josh hurt his ankle in the last leg.
The first three teams all meet up in Barcelona and get their tickets for the ferry, but they have 12 hours to kill until the ferry leaves so they hit the beach and have some fun in the sun together. As they make their way back to the ferry station and find that Team Farmers is the last team they are all happy that their U-turn strategy from the last leg worked and Abbie and Ryan are out. All four teams board the ferry and are off to the island of Palma De Mallorca. When they arrive they get cabs and make their way to the place where the clue is. They must find a devil among a bunch of crazy looking dancing demons. Three teams find the clue at the same time and learn that they must drive to another location on the island to get their next clue. They all agree to work together in finding the next location. Team Farmers is last to arrive at the clue and will make the drive on their own. Team Twins has trouble. They got lost and Nadiya can’t drive a stick shift.
At the destination, a sports complex, they get a challenge where they have to play tennis on a clay court. They will have to select a court and a basket of balls then face off against a serving machine. They have to return 20 balls that the machine serves to them before their basket of balls runs out. Trey and James do the challenge for their teams. The machine fires the balls fast. Trey plays tennis so he is good at it, but James struggles. Trey finishes quickly and Team Texas is on their way to the next clue. James only gets six returns from his first basket so he must start over. On his second basket James gets 20 returns and Team Chippendales are leaving just as Team Farmers arrive.
Josh, who claims his ankle is feeling better, decides to do the challenge. As soon as he starts the challenge he rolls his ankle and things don’t go well. He only gets four balls from his first basket. He gets 10 balls his second try and sits down, out of gas and in pain. Team Twins arrive and Nadyia does the challenge. We find out that when the twins were kids they were supposed to take tennis lessons, but always got out of them. Now they are wishing they would have gone to at least a few of them.
Team Texas and The Chippendales arrive at the next location. It is a cave that they must make their way through and find two guys playing guitar where they get their next challenge. They can choose between two challenges. The first has them repairing an old windmill. The second has them dressing like a bull, entering the bullfighting arena and hitting bullfighter capes and a target.
Team Farmers and Team Twins finish the tennis challenge and head to the cave.
Team Chippendales and Team Texas both decide to do the bullfighting and will travel there together. The Chippendales take the wrong direction and end up at the windmill repair challenge so they decide to give it a try while Team Texas heads to the bullfighting.
At the bullfighting challenge Trey takes the back of the bull outfit and must guide Lexi who is blind in the front of the outfit. They have two minutes to complete a course where they have to run through eight bullfighter’s capes then hit a target. They do okay right until the end then crash and Lexi cuts her finger.
Team Farmers make their way to the cave, get the clue and decide to fix the windmill. The Chippendales finish fixing the windmill pretty quickly and get their clue which tells them to head to a castle where they will find the next pit stop. Team Twins finds the cave, gets their clue and decides to do the windmill as well. Both teams arrive at the same time so the race for last place is on.
Back at the bullfighting challenge Trey takes the front with Lexi in the rear guiding him. They do a good job and finish the challenge then head for the pit stop.
Team Farmers feels good. They are good at working with tools to repair things so they settle right into it. As Team Farmers work together Team Twins fight with each other.
Team Texas is the first team to arrive at the pit stop. Team Chippendales comes in second.
Back at the windmill Team Farmers are the first to finish and head for the pit stop while Team Twins struggle. Team Farmers make it to the pit stop with no problems and finish in third. Team Twins finally finish the challenge and head in. Phil tells them that they are the last team to arrive, but this is a non-elimination leg of the race so they live to race another day.
Next week is the two hour “The Amazing Race” season finale as all four remaining teams battle it out for the million dollar price.