'The Amazing Race's Sheri LaBrant and Cole LaBrant survive another non-elimination leg
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/18/2016
The Amazing Race's "Mother and Son" team Sheri LaBrant and Cole LaBrant survived a non-elimination leg during Friday night's broadcast of the CBS reality competition's 28th season.
Sheri and Cole were declared safe even though they arrived at the Race's eighth Pit Stop at the Old Souq Station in Dubai in last place. During the next leg, the pair must complete an additional Speed Bump task as a consequence. This marked the second time the pair has been saved this season.
"Newlyweds" Zach King and Rachel King were the first to depart for this leg at 10:39PM. They were then followed by "Dating Couple" Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins at 10:42PM, "Best Friends" Kurt Gibson and Brodie Smith at 10:45PM, "Dating Couple" Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina at 10:52PM, Sheri and Cole 11:21PM, and finally "Best Friends" Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl at 1:17AM.
The teams' first set of clues instructed them to fly to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates and then find a remote camp outside the city. All six teams hopped on the same flight together.
Sheri and Cole missed the first exit off the highway and Cole asked her not to be such a negative person.
Tyler and Korey found the camp in first place and picked up their companion for the leg, a Travelocity gnome. They were soon followed by Zach and Rachel, Burnie and Ashley, Brodie and Kurt, Dana and Matt and finally Sheri and Cole.
It then became time for the teams to complete one of two possible Detour tasks: "Races" or "Oasis."
"Races" required the teams to go head to head on a bicycle against a racing camel, which could reach speeds of 40mph. Pedaling in the extreme heat, both team members had to cross the finish line before the camels to win their next clue. If not, they'd get a head start on their second try.
"Oasis" required the teams to walk across the open desert as they led four camels about one mile to a nearby camp for their daily exercise and next clue.
Brodie and Kurt's vehicle got stuck in the sand, so they had to dig it and push it out. Meanwhile, Zach and Rachel drove past the location of the "Races" Detour task.
The teams who opted to try "Races" were Brodie and Kurt, Tyler and Korey, Burnie and Ashley, Zach and Rachel and Sheri and Cole.
Dana and Matt attempted "Oasis." Dana grew overheated, tired and dehydrated, however, when they finished the task, they got to drink some camels' milk.
None of the teams beat the camels on their first try in "Races," except for Brodie and Kurt. Tyler and Korey defeated the camels on their second try. Burnie and Ashley thought it was so tough that they decided to switch tasks. Zach and Rachel switched as well because Rachel has a fear of traveling fast on a bike.
Brodie and Kurt finished the Detour in first place. They were then followed by Tyler and Korey, Dana and Matt, Burnie and Ashley, Zach and Rachel, and finally Sheri and Cole.
The teams then learned they must make their way to Aquaventure, a large waterpark. Sheri and Cole got lost driving again.
Brodie and Kurt got to the waterpark in first place. All the teams in the middle were right on each other's heels, but Sheri and Cole arrived in dead last.
It then became time for one member from each team to complete a Roadblock task.
For the Roadblock, the participating Racers had to enter a 750,000-gallon tank full of sharks, pick up a puzzle underwater, and then return to the surface to solve it.
Brodie attempted the Roadblock as well as Dana, Korey, Burnie, Zach and Cole.
Brodie really struggled with the puzzle, so he asked Kurt if they could use their Express Pass to skip over it. Kurt agreed and so the guys left in first place. Behind them were Burnie and Ashley, Tyler and Korey, Zach and Rachel, Dana and Rachel, and Sheri and Cole.
The teams then proceeded to Poseidon's Revenge, a new scary waterslide they had to go down.
After Brodie and Kurt courageously went down the slide, they headed across the creek in a water taxi to Old Souq Station, the leg's Pit Stop where The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan was waiting. Brodie and Kurt got a little lost trying to find the water taxi, so it was a footrace to the finish.
Dana and Matt got lost on their way to the Pit Stop and bickered like crazy. Dana called Matt "psychotic" and yelled that she'd never want to do something like this with him again. Matt wasn't really phased by his girlfriend's lashing out because it was due to the stress of the Race.
Brodie and Kurt finished the leg in first place. For arriving at the Pit Stop before any of the other teams, the two guys won a trip to Finland.
Burnie and Ashley claimed second place by a matter of seconds. Tyler and Korey finished in third place, followed by Zach and Rachel in fourth, Dana and Matt in fifth, and then Sheri and Cole in sixth -- and last -- place.