8 Times When Things Got Wild On Ep. 5 Of The Amazing Race

1. Denise celebrated her team's Express Pass with a song and dance.

1. Denise celebrated her team's Express Pass with a song and dance.

Last week, The Amazing Race left off with a cliffhanger as #TeamTexas was forced to decide which team would receive their Express Pass.

"[Let’s] give it to Alabama," Josh said. "They’ve helped us a lot and also they are not a threat to us."

#TeamAlabama jumped for joy when host Phil Keoghan gave them the exciting news. Denise even celebrated in her own fun way with a little hootin’ and hollerin’ in their cab ride toward the Roadblock.

Check out eight other instances when things went wild on the latest episode of The Amazing Race
2. Eight racers took an insane free fall at the Batoka Gorge.

2. Eight racers took an insane free fall at the Batoka Gorge.

When teams arrived at the Lookout Cafe, which commanded a view of the Zambezi River, they were each asked, "Who wants to gorge themselves?"

One member of every team had to swing between the rocky cliffs at the Batoka Gorge, basically putting their lives at risk for the next clue. Justin (#TheGreenTeam) was first to take the heart-thumping drop which catapulted him into a 200-foot free fall and screams echoed within the gorge as other teams watched on before it was their turn.

When #TeamTexas was up, Josh jokingly complained to Tanner, "You got to tango on a three-foot wall. I’m about to jump off a 200-foot cliff." 
3. The Detours offered the teams an unsettling encounter with crocodiles.

3. The Detours offered the teams an unsettling encounter with crocodiles.

The pairs were given some pretty spine-chilling Detour options this episode. They could either feed crocodiles while submerged in a metal cage, or paddle across a river filled with the hungry reptiles.

Heart rates skyrocketed when #TheGreenTeam saw crocodiles poking their heads out from the water during their "Canoe" Detour.

Then, #TheReporters came face to face with some very intense crocodiles in the "Crocs" Detour.

"I felt the force of that jaw going on the stick and him pulling it," said Kelsey. "I’m glad we were in cages because it was scary the force that crocodile had."
4. Two teams drove in circles while searching for the Roadblock.

4. Two teams drove in circles while searching for the Roadblock.

It was a wild ride when the Race followed #ChacAttack and #ThePaparazzi in circles after their arrival at the Roadblock.

Immediately, after ripping open their clues, both pairs jumped back into their taxis and sped off. Chris (#ThePaparazzi) ordered their driver to follow Cindy and Rick (#ChacAttack), not realizing that both teams were in fact moving further away from the site of their desired destination.

"We are so stupid," Logan said, as she and Chris—along with #ChacAttack—made their way back in line at the gorge behind the other teams. "We just don’t see the obvious."
5. Things got chaotic between #ThePaparazzi's Logan and Chris.

5. Things got chaotic between #ThePaparazzi's Logan and Chris.

Once at the "Crocs" Detour, panic set in when Chris realized they were behind three other teams. When he insisted they leave for "Canoe" instead, Logan stopped him and accused him of being irrational.

Chris’ indecisiveness resulted in the team changing out of—and then back into—their wetsuit, which was no easy feat. That's when Logan appeared to reach her boiling point and she started to break down just before the couple headed underwater.

As they finally descended into the tank, Chris said, "This might be our last thing we get to do," to which Logan replied, "Please, just give me a moment of silence."
7. #TheTrackStars hit a real rough patch.

7. #TheTrackStars hit a real rough patch.

"Just be focused and be sure we’re not making stupid mistakes," Jazmine said to Danielle before the duo headed out on a wild hike.

Once they completed their task, they realized they had forgotten to read the directions beforehand, which laid out the hidden clue’s whereabouts. That's when the guide at Lion Encounter informed them they’d have to repeat the task once the other teams were finished, which sent them to the back of the pack.

"Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes," Danielle roared in frustration.


 
6. Jazmin and Danielle's journey took a turn for the worse.

6. Jazmin and Danielle's journey took a turn for the worse.

When #TheTrackStars arrived at the Lion Encounter, they ran in the wrong direction down the road toward the Lodge. Unaware of their mistake, the women grabbed fruit, loaded up their baskets, and continued down the path toward Phil. 

Unfortunately, once they were closer to the mat, the pair realized they weren't at the Lion Encounter. After rereading their clue, they sprinted back to the correct location, but the missteps didn't end there. 
 
8. The teams fumbled with fruit at the Pit Stop.

8. The teams fumbled with fruit at the Pit Stop.

The episode's final clue led the teams to the Masuwe Private Game Reserve, where they were tasked with filling—and transporting—two fruit baskets to the mat by balancing them on their heads.

Though the #TheTrackStars were able to gain speed and get to the Reserve, they became basket cases when their balancing skills weren't up to par and, in the end, the best friends were sent packing. 

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