Get Ready, Get Set, …Go…This is the Amazing Race 22 featuring 11 teams with pre-existing relationships who race around the world and compete for a chance to win one million dollars.
The cast includes the following teams:
Team – Relationship
Idries & Jamil – Twin Doctors
Max & Katie – Newlyweds
Mona & Beth – Roller Derby Moms
Bates & Anthony – Hockey Brothers
Chuck & Wynona – Married
David & Connor – Father/Son Cancer Survivors
Caroline & Jennifer – Friends/Country Singers
Joey & Meghan – Friends/YouTube Hosts
Pamela & Winnie – Best Friends
Jessica & John – Dating
Matthew & Daniel – Best Friends/Firefighters
Recap to date:
In the first leg of the race, teams fly from Los Angeles, CA, to Bora Bora. The winners of the first leg of the race, Jessica and John, win an express pass and an opportunity to give an express pass to another team.
Anthony Battaglia shows us his missing teeth – apparently lost in a hockey game. Ironically, his grandfather’s nickname, ‘Teets’, supposedly comes from the fact that Sam Battaglia, a former member of the Chicago mob, allegedly threatened to knock out people’s ‘teets’.
In Episode One: The first roadblock involves skydiving. Anthony takes a whack at sky diving while Bates rides with the skipper in the water taxi.
The next roadblock involves searching for the next clue through hundreds of sand castles. The Battaglia brothers arrive in 6th place and leave in 2nd place and are on the lam to the next destination.
The teams must now assemble a Polynesian Outrigger and sail to the pit stop.
Bates and Anthony are Team number 2, and like their grandfather will try and claw their way to the top.
Question to Anthony Battaglia –
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
‘I’ve played in 600 pro hockey games and won a championship this past season with the New Jersey Outlaws.’ The New Jersey Outlaws??? Really ??? I guess that’s better than the Chicago outlaws that Sam Battaglia played with.
This week: the racers are still in Bora Bora and are rumored to go to New Zealand.
Jessica and John depart first and travel by water taxi to look for a wedding chapel to receive the blessing of the priest. The quote of the episode is made by this couple.
Bates and Anthony do not seem to be forming bonds with any of the other teams. As the second to depart, they have a bit of a lead. Not wanting to be the babbo in this race, they pull out all the stops to try and gain the lead. Hopefully this won’t put a target on their back.
David & Connor are the first to arrive at the chapel. They neglect to bring their swimming gear and go from first to last place. In Detour A racers, (Hockey brothers Bates and Anthony) must retrieve two red pearls from an underwater pearl farm before receiving the next clue. In Detour B the racers have to dive and snorkel and locate a treasure trunk where they have to set up an underwater picnic.
The twins (Idries & Jamil ) are having major issues with the diving. They seem to have a fear of water. Hello ??? have you ever watched this show before??? Pam and Winnie are also having water issues.
Teams must now take a water craft where they have to use a map to head to the island of Motu Tapu to get their next clue. Joey & Meghan finish first and Connor & David are making up a lot of time. Bates and Anthony are surprised on how quickly Joey finished the last task and are giving them the evil eye.
In the next detour, a Road Block, teams must balance on traditional Polynesian sparring stilts and kick a coconut across a beach in order to receive the next clue. Anthony does this challenge and thinks that his balancing skills will help his crew into the lead position. Can he take over this territory?
Connor and Anthony finish the challenge at the same time and David hurts his foot. This makes Bates and Anthony Team number one and capo di tutti capi. Connor and David are Team number two. Jessica and John are Team number three and may not give the promised express pass to Connor and David. It actually would make sense to give it to them, knowing that if they used it they probably still wouldn’t win. However, their strategy is to hold on to the pass and perhaps make a pact with another team.
Joey & Meghan are Team number four, Chuck and Wynonna are Team number five. The twins have to be rescued from the water.
Mona and Beth are Team number six. Caroline and Jennifer are Team number seven. Max and Katie are Team number eight. Pam and Winnie are Team number nine.
Idries & Jamil are the last team to arrive and they have been eliminated.
Next week: Dave has torn his muscle and the racers head to New Zealand.
Written By: Cousin Vinny