'The Amazing Race: All-Stars' eliminates Cord McCoy and Jet McCoy
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/05/2014
The Amazing Race: All-Stars eliminated Cord McCoy and Jet McCoy during Sunday night's tenth episode of the CBS reality competition's 24th overall season and third all-stars edition.
"The Cowboy Brothers" became the seventh team eliminated from the around-the-world competition after they arrived at the Race's tenth Pit Stop at Seville's Plaza de Espana in Spain in last place.
The tenth broadcast of The Amazing Race: All-Stars began with "Father and Son Cancer Survivors" David O'Leary and Connor O'Leary leaving the ninth Pit Stop at the base of Mount Titlis in Switzerland in first place at 2:35PM.
The teams' first set of clues instructed them to fly to Seville, and then upon landing, make their way to The Alameda where they'd find their next clue between Hercules and Caesar. They also learned there would be a Double U-Turn ahead.
The "accidental alliance" -- which was comprised of Leo and Jamal, Caroline and Jennifer, and Dave and Connor -- all planned to target Brendon and Rachel because they had previously U-Turned Dave and Connor. Brendon and Rachel mainly thought everyone was against them because of an intimidation factor. Meanwhile, Jet and Cord had every intention to stay out of the drama.
The earliest flight available left the airport at 5PM and would arrive in Seville at 9:25PM. Dave and Connor as well as Leo and Jamal got on that first flight.
Jet and Cord had missed their exit to the airport, so they lost some time and ended up getting stuck on the second flight, which departed at 7:05PM and wouldn't arrive in Seville until 8:45AM the next morning. The flight had a connection and long layover in Barcelona. Caroline and Jennifer and Brendon and Rachel joined Jet and Cord on that flight.
Dave and Connor managed to find the point between Hercules and Caesar in first place, but quickly realized they wouldn't actually receive their next clue until 8:30AM. Because of that huge time gap, Dave and Connor and Leo and Jamal no longer had much of a lead on the three other teams. The separation of the two flights didn't really matter.
After Leo and Jamal got the clue, they were soon followed by Caroline and Jennifer, Jet and Cord, and Brendon and Rachel.
The teams then learned they must make their way to a local hair salon, where one member from each team must complete a Roadblock task.
For the Roadblock, the participating Racers had to use a straight edge razor to remove all the shaving cream from a balloon in under 60 seconds. If a Racer cut "the customer," he or she would need to try again.
Brendon and Rachel got lost on their way to the salon because their taxi driver didn't have access to the internet.
Jamal opted to take on the Roadblock task on behalf of his team, and he was soon joined by Connor, Jennifer, Jet, and Rachel.
Dave and Connor finished the task in first place. They were then followed by Leo and Jamal, Brendon and Rachel, Caroline and Jennifer, and finally Jet and Cord. Jet had struggled a bit with the task.
The teams' next set of clues instructed them to look for a clue at the Real Alcazar.
Caroline and Jennifer got lost while running to the next location. Meanwhile, Brendon and Rachel's cab got stuck behind a parked truck. Jet and Cord also had trouble trying to find the actual cluebox.
Dave and Connor, still maintaining their lead, made it to the Real Alcazar before any of the other teams. They were soon followed by Leo and Jamal, Brendon and Rachel, Caroline and Jennifer, and Jet and Cord.
It then became time for the teams to complete one of two possible Detour tasks: "Spanish Steps" or "Run with the Bulls."
"Spanish Steps" required the teams to join a Flamenco group and master the steps of a rhythmic routine. Once they danced in sync with the professionals, they'd receive their next clue.
"Run with the Bulls" required the teams to wear bubble bumpers in the form of a bull costume and run through the city's streets while avoiding other charging bulls. They also had to identity the motto "A Matador Never Thinks About His Own Death" and then recite the quote at the end of the course.
But before Caroline and Jennifer were able to begin the Detour task, they had to complete an additional Speed Bump task as a consequence for finishing the prior non-elimination leg in last place.
For the Speed Bump, Caroline and Jennifer were forced to deliver six Spanish hams through the narrow city streets to a local cafe and then try to catch up to the other teams. However, after delivering their hams, the girls got lost heading back to the Detour location.
All the teams attempted the "Run with the Bulls" task except for Caroline and Jennifer, who thought it would be fun to dress up in costume and dance.
At one point, Jamal got brutally knocked over by a bull and said he had twisted his knee cap to the left and couldn't feel it. Jamal believed it was out of its joint but insisted the injury wasn't going to hold them back -- it'd only make him stronger.
When Jet and Cord were running the course, they accidentally missed "a matador" part of the phrase, so they had to go back and do it all over again.
Dave and Connor were the first team to finish the Detour task. They were followed by Leo and Jamal, Brendon and Rachel, Jet and Cord, and Caroline and Jennifer.
The teams then discovered they must search outside the General Archive of the Indies (DUT) for their next clue. This is where the Double U-Turn board awaited everyone.
Dave and Connor got to the board first and because they had previously U-Turned Leo and Jamal, the guys could not U-Turn a team again.
Leo and Jamal got their next and -- against their pact with two other teams to U-Turn Brendon and Rachel -- decided to U-Turn Jet and Cord instead because they believed "The Cowboys" were such a tough team to beat.
Once Brendon and Rachel arrived at the Double U-Turn board, they could not utilize the opportunity either because they had previously U-Turned Dave and Connor.
Caroline and Jennifer then arrived at the board and opted to U-Turn Brendon and Rachel without knowing the newlyweds were ahead of them.
Jet and Cord got to the board next and didn't have the option to U-Turn anyone. They were pissed off and called Leo and Jamal "dirty suckers," adding that "The Afghanimals" couldn't be trusted from the start.
The teams' next set of clues instructed them to make their way to the Plaza de Espana, which would serve as the Race's tenth Pit Stop.