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As teams began their third leg, they learned they would be heading to Lisbon, Portugal.
The airport proved to be the most dramatic part of the entire race thus far, as all of the teams kept trying to find flights that would get them in earliest, resulting in several connections in other cities. Nicole and Travis were initially the only ones on a connecting flight from San Paolo to Lisbon which would arrive at 7 a.m., while most others would arrive five hours later at noon. Tim and Danny and Brandon and Adam found a connection through Madrid with a 10 a.m. arrival, while Leo and Jamal and Ally and Ashley connected through London with an 11 a.m. arrival. Chester and Ephraim attempted a two-connection flight that should have arrived at 7 a.m. but wound up encountering several delays.
Drama unfolded and destroyed the tentative alliance between Marie and Tim and Nicky and Kim at the San Paolo airport after Nicky and Kim thought ahead and put themselves in the No. 1 spot on the wait list for the earlier flight that got in with Nicole and Travis. The move got them on the earlier flight, along with Jason and Amy. Because of the drama, Marie and Tim will no longer give the wives the extra Express Pass.
Once teams began arriving in Lisbon, they had to go to Matim Moniz Square and take a tram to the top of a hill to get their next clue. After they were handed a piece of artwork, they had to figure out that it was directing them to the Carriage Museum, where they learned about a Detour.
In the Detour, teams could choose “Tiles” or “Miles.” In Tiles, teams had to assemble a life-sized puzzle using dozens of fragile pieces. In Miles, they would need to measure the total distance Ferdinand Magellan travelled to 10 destinations.
After the detour, teams encountered a Roadblock, where one member would have to dress up in a full knight costume and use a giant ballista to hit a shield in the distance. When they completed this, they could head to the Castello Dos Mouros, the Pit Stop location.
The order teams arrived in virtually sealed their fates. Nicole and Travis checked in first, winning a trip for two to Costa Rica. They were followed in order by: Jason and Amy, Nicky and Kim, Tim and Danny, Brandon and Adam, Leo and Jamal, Ally and Ashley and Tim and Marie.
Chester and Ephraim had no luck with any flights all day, arriving in Portugal well after all the other teams had already checked in to the Pit Stop. Phil greeted them at the airport as a result, informing them that they were indeed in last place, and had been eliminated from the race before they even had a chance to participate in the leg’s activities.