'The Amazing Race' Finale: Are Will Jardell and James Wallington getting married after winning $1 million?
Will and James finished the task before the other teams could even reach that point and they raced to the finish line, but the show didn't end just yet
The race to the finale on ‘The Amazing Race’ started with the teams rushing to Louis Armstrong Park where the first clue to the first task of the day was waiting. The boyfriends (Will Jardell and James Wallington) were the first ones to reach followed by the couple (Hung and Chee) and lastly, the brothers (Maddison and Riley).
The first task required the team members to go down to Bourbon Street, a historic street in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans known for its festivals. They were supposed to collect beaded necklaces in red and gold, each fifty in number. Since the boyfriends were the first ones to reach they got a head start at the game. Soon they were joined by Hung and Chee and both the teams realized they were supposed to collect only those necklaces that had the bigger beads. Back to square one, the teams got rid of the smaller bead necklaces and started afresh. The brothers struggled quite a bit to spot Louis Armstrong park but caught up with the other teams soon after.
The next challenge was to find the baby in the King Cake. The King Cake, a New Orleans tradition, is baked with a small plastic baby hidden inside. The teams were provided with several trays of cakes that they were supposed to demolish to find the baby inside. The catch was only one from each team could play the game and their partner was not allowed to help. Will was confident about the challenge because he felt knowing what a King Cake was and the fact that the plastic baby was going to be tiny gave him an upper hand. The couple and the brother followed soon after. Once they found the baby, each team was supposed to eat half a dozen beignets before they received the next clue.
For the third task, the other team member who didn't participate in the King cake challenge was asked to ccompete. It required swinging 200 feet above the Mississippi river to get the next clue. Once that was done, the last challenge was to roll a huge ball into the famous Mardi Gras World museum, then they were required to search for the workhouse chest to find pieces in the pattern of a map and place them on the ball correctly to make a demo world map. The teams followed the strategy to lay the puzzle pieces on the ground first and then put them on the ball one by one.
Will and James finished the task before the other teams could even reach that point and they raced to the finish line where all the eliminated participants, as well as host Phill Keoghan, were waiting for them. The boyfriends were the winner of ‘The Amazing Race 2020’ but that was not all.
Will took the opportunity to propose to James to be his partner in crime forever and then the duo got engaged. It was a dream come true for James, who has been wanting to compete on the show since he was a kid. In a classic fashion, Will dropped down on one knee and pulled out a ring and proposed to James saying, “You wanted to be on the show but all I ever wanted was to be with you.” Everyone got teary-eyed as James sobbed at the unexpected twist that added to his already wonderful day. The couple confessed to the camera that everyone on the show was invited to their wedding. Overcome by all these emotions, the team members hugged everyone and that brought to an end a brilliant season.