The Amazing Race season 24, episode 7, “The Gladiators Are Here!” just finished airing! Read our recap to find out which all-star team got eliminated and discuss the events with other fans.
Here are the highlights from The Amazing Race season 24, episode 7, “The Gladiators Are Here!”:
The seventh leg of the race begins in Sri Lanka where the teams must decipher their clue of the “eternal city” and head to Rome, Italy. All of the teams head to travel agencies where they book the same flight to Rome. But Brenchel, the Afghanimals, Jessica and John, and The Country Singers manage to get off the flight quickly and head out before the rest of the teams.
At the first clue for the detour, the teams find out they must go to the Colosseum in Rome and either learn gladiator moves or compete in chariot racing. Jessica and John arrive first and decide to try their hand at learning the gladiator moves. They must first be trained a sequence of steps then fight another gladiator.
Brenchel arrives next and head to race the mini chariots. The trick is that one partner controls the speed while the other controls the movements of the chariots. Leo and Jamal arrive third and join in on the chariot races which are harder to control than they look. When Dave and Connor and the Globetrotters arrive, the Afghanimals decide to change detours. Jet and Cord arrive at the chariot races and the track becomes complete chaos.
Caroline and Jennifer learn they must first complete their road bump at the pantheon, pick up a typewriter, and find the building it resembles. They easily find the typewriter. But have a harder time figuring out where they need to go. By the time they find the right spot and head out they’re in last place.
Jessica and John finish the detour first and the clue direct them to the Piazza Di Spagana. Brenchel finally manages to finish five laps around the chariot race and head off in second place. Quickly followed by Dave and Connor and the Cowboys.
With less people at the track, the Globetrotters also finish the race and leave the Country singers there alone. After a few more tries they finish the race as well. Leo and Jamal complete the gladiator challenge and head out in last place.
Brenchel arrive at the Piazza Di Spagana first and find they must sum up the Spanish steps in a roadblock. They must count the steps and write the total in roman numerals to get the next clue. Meanwhile, Jessica and John were brought to the wrong location by their taxi driver. Brenchel finish the Roadblock first and get a clue to go to the Piazza Del Popolo for the pit stop.
Dave and Connor get to the roadblock second but have problems with their roman numerals. The Country singers arrive next and they work together with Dave and Connor to complete the challenge. The Cowboys don’t know roman numerals either but easily get help and finish quickly. The Globetrotters take another approach and ask people the number of steps instead of counting them but keep getting different answers.
The Afghanimals and Jessica and John get to the roadblock within minutes of each other. But the Afghanimals finish the challenge first. Taking pity on the other two teams they agree to help them as long as they don’t beat them. Not sure whether or not they’re the last teams Jessica and John and the Globetrotters race off to the pit stop.
Brenchel get to the pit stop first and win a trip to the Cayman Islands. The Country singers arrive in second, Dave and Connor in third, the Cowboys in fourth, the Afghanimals in fifth, the Globetrotters in sixth. Jessica and John just barely lose in last place and are eliminated from the competition.
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