'The Amazing Race' eliminates "Mother and Daughter" team Shelley Porter and Nici Porter
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/03/2014
The Amazing Race eliminated Shelley Porter and Nici Porter during Friday night's sixth broadcast of the CBS reality competition's 25th season.
The "Mother and Daughter" team became the fifth team eliminated from the around-the-world competition after they arrived at the Race's sixth Pit Stop at Casbah D'If, a fortress like structure, in Marrakech, Morocco in last place.
"I am happy with our relationship over the last two legs. I think we should've kept fighting, just for this anyway, and kept the competitive edge sharpened. At least we proved that we can actually coexist in each other's space again and get along. We didn't win, but yes, I have a better relationship with my daughter," Shelley said following her team's ouster.
The sixth episode of The Amazing Race's 25th season began with "Urban Bike Racers" Kym Perfetto and Alli Forsythe leaving the fifth Pit Stop in first place at 8:15AM.
The teams' first set of clues instructed them to make their way to Horse-Drawn Carriages, deliver hay to the storage area of a stable and then travel by carriage into town, where they could reward their horses with an apple and pick up a vehicle.
Kym and Alli were then followed by "Married Surfers" Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks at 8:16AM, "College Sweethearts" Tim Tsao and Te Jay McGrath at 8:30AM, Shelley and Nici at 8:34AM, "Dating Pro Wrestlers" Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss at 8:39AM, "Married Dentists" Misti Raman and Jim Raman at 8:41AM, and finally "Food Scientists" Amy DeJong and Maya Warren at 8:42AM.
Tim and Te Jay had trouble finding their destination, as did Shelley and Nici. Once at the stable, Shelley and Nici agreed to help Tim and Te Jay out. Afterward, Amy and Maya found the correct spot in the stable but discovered there was no hay left.
Adam and Bethany finished the horse task in first place and they were soon followed by Kym and Alli, Misti and Jim, Brooke and Robbie, Tim and Te Jay, Shelley and Nici, and Amy and Maya.
The teams then learned they must drive themselves to a local pottery stand and search for their next clue.
Shelley and Nici got lost again and the team noted they had wasted three hours driving around. However, it seemed like they were exaggerating. Amy and Maya had a tough time finding the pottery stand as well.
Kym and Alli got to the pottery stand in first place. Following closely behind were Misti and Jim, Adam and Bethany, Brooke and Robbie, Tim and Te Jay, Amy and Maya, and Shelley and Nici.
It then became time for the teams to complete one of two possible Detour tasks: "Camp" or "Cream."
"Camp" required the teams to set up a traditional tent to the exact specifications of the Nomadic people. When a judge was satisfied, they'd receive their next clue.
"Cream" required the teams to milk a goat until filling a bowl and then turn aged milk into goat butter. Once they made a three-ounce ball of butter, a farmer would hand them their next clue.
Misti and Jim and Tim and Te Jay opted to take on the "Camp" task, while all the other teams attempted the "Cream" task.
Kym and Alli thought the goat task took incredibly long to complete, as they realized turning their milk into butter would take about 45 minutes. The girls therefore decided to switch tasks. Because their goats were unruly, Adam and Bethany also considered switching but decided to stick with it.
After a brief amount of time at the tent task, Kym and Alli grew impatient and made the choice to switch back to the goat task.
Misti and Jim finished the Detour task before any of the other teams. They were then followed by Adam and Bethany, Tim and Te Jay, Kym and Alli, Amy and Maya, Brooke and Robbie, and Shelley and Nici.
The teams then discovered they must drive to Terres D'Amanar and search for their next clue.
Misti and Jim arrived at Terres D'Amanar in first place. They were soon followed by Adam and Bethany, Tim and Te Jay, Kym and Alli, Brooke and Robbie, Amy and Maya, and finally Shelley and Nici.
The teams' next set of clues required one Racer from each team to complete a Roadblock task.
For the Roadblock, the Racers had to navigate a series of bridges and ziplines, stopping halfway through the course to solve a complicated puzzle.
Misti opted to take on the Roadblock task on behalf of her team. She was later joined by Bethany, Te Jay, Alli, Brooke, Maya, and Shelley.
Brooke ended up struggling with the puzzle the most.
Maintaining their lead, Misti and Jim finished the Roadblock in first place. They were then followed by Adam and Bethany, Kym and Alli, Tim and Te Jay, Brooke and Robbie, Amy and Maya, and Shelley and Nici.
When Misti and Jim ripped open their next clue, they learned they must head to Casbah D'If, which would serve as the leg's Pit Stop.
Misti and Jim met The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan on the Pit Stop mat in first place. For winning the leg, the team received a trip for two to Brazil.
Adam and Bethany finished the leg in second place, and Kym and Alli secured third place. Tim and Te Jay then met Phil in fourth place, and they were soon followed by Brooke and Robbie in fifth and then Amy and Maya in sixth place.
Shelley and Nici made it to the Pit Stop in seventh -- and last -- place.
"We weren't ready to go," Shelley told Phil.
"We're not. We're still not ready to go," Nici agreed.