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Amazing Race Canada recap: Week 3

CTV Sabrina and Nic make their way through the streets of Buenos Aires on The Amazing Race Canada. **EMBARGOED until 10 p.m. MT, Wednesday, July 22, 2015**

Photograph by: CTV , Calgary Herald

The language barrier in Buenos Aires wasn’t the only thing dogging the 10 teams left in the hunt on The Amazing Race Canada. Here are the three things you need to know about that took place in this week’s episode:

Brothers Gino and Jesse take a ride on the wild side in Buenos Aires in this week’s episode of The Amazing Race Canada.

The cabbie conundrum

If there’s one thing that will mess you up on any version of The Amazing Race, it’s a terrible taxi. And not only did Jesse and Gino get hooped again, but Simi and Ope got a similarly challenged cab that took them to the Canadian embassy in Buenos Aires instead of Plaza Canada from the airport. Those rides put both teams on the bottom in the early going.


Nick utilizes his soon-to-be trademarked “The Hop” to defeat a nefarious challenge in Buenos Aires on The Amazing Race Canada.

Going pro

For all his talk of being a professional soccer player in Italy at the tender age of 19, Nic couldn’t get through the Futbol Madero task in which he had to move a soccer ball through some cones while blindfolded before kicking the ball into an empty net. After two hours of trying, he and Sabrina took a two-hour penalty. Nick and Matt, the big lugs, figure out how to game the challenge, coming up with “the hop.” Instead of manoeuvring the ball with his feet, Nick hops through the course with the ball clenched between his ankles before kicking it into the goal. The other teams at the challenge see the genius move in action and promptly adopt it.


Nic and Sabrina wait out their two-hour penalty in Buenos Aires on The Amazing Race Canada.

The waiting is the hardest part

At the Detour, teams must choose between Dance (learn and perform the tango) and Dine (one competitor takes orders — in Spanish — from three tables of diners and their partner assembles the traditional dishes as ordered). There are only six spots at each task, which means Dana and Amanda lose time after choosing Dance only to have to go to Dine when the former is full. (While it’s not quite last week’s “Grassy ass” level of Newfoundland-speak, Dana’s delivery of “Was the meat wrong?” “Was the meat wrong?” “Was the meat wrong?” was definitely meme-worthy.) Nic and Sabrina, meanwhile, whizzed through the Dine challenge, only to have to sit on the sidelines for two hours after arriving first at the Pit Stop due to that pesky penalty. Father-and-daughter duo Neil and Kristin, second at the mat, win two round-trip tickets to Beijing and six months worth of gas for their efforts. The penalty expires mere minutes before Brian and Cynthia make their way to the mat, so Nic and Sabrina finish eighth. Dana and Amanda arrive just behind Brian and Cynthia, but it’s an elimination leg, so the constables from Newfoundland are out of contention.

Next week: The teams come back home as the Race travels to Halifax, but a lost passport puts one duo in jeopardy.

The Amazing Race Canada airs Wednesdays on CTV.

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