'The Amazing Race' is inching closer to the $1 million grand prize and as the competition is getting heated up, challenges on the Race season 31 are also getting edgier. Episode eight of the season saw teams go through a U-Turn Vote for the first time on the show, spicing up the drama as 'Big Brother' team Rachel and Elissa were eliminated. This leaves four 'Amazing Race' teams and one team each from 'Big Brother' and 'Survivor' left on the reality TV series.
The last two episodes of the Race 31 were set in Switzerland, with challenges varying from free-falling 400-feet into a glacier and making headdresses for cows and taking them to a local festival. A video dropped by TAR's official Twitter handle teases episode nine, and it looks stressful! The caption reads: "Buckle up! It's going to be a bumpy ride during the next #AmazingRace."
The video shows teams struggling with water sports and catching a flight to their next destination. "What can go wrong?" Victor can be heard asking in the video. Most of the teams, including Chris and Bret and Colin and Christie, look distressed as the latter forget their gnome (which probably has the clue). Becca and Floyd also look like they're having major issues with their flight tickets. The only teams not featuring on the video are Leo and Jamal and Tyler and Korey -- two of the strongest teams on Race 31, although Leo and Jamal have been facing a bit of bad luck in the last few episodes.
With the competition getting increasingly cutthroat with each episode, we wonder which team will make it to leg ten of the Race 31. Host Phil Keoghan had announced in Switzerland that there will be no more Non-Elimination Legs on this season of TAR. Exciting!
'The Amazing Race' airs every Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.