'The Amazing Race' ousts "Father and Daughter" Scott Fowler and Blair Fowler
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/11/2016
The Amazing Race eliminated "Father and Daughter" Scott Fowler and Blair Fowler during Friday night's broadcast of the CBS reality competition's 28th season.
The beauty YouTuber and her father became the fifth team eliminated from the around-the-world competition after they arrived at the Race's seventh Pit Stop at the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia, in last place.
"I can't even put into words how lucky I am to have a dad like this. My dad has always just been my hero and really is just the kindest, most amazing man in the world," Blair said following her team's ouster.
"She's incredible," Scott told The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan. "She can do anything. Blair was more successful in her life at the age of 15 than I was at the age of 50. And you've got to be proud to have a daughter like that."
The Amazing Race broadcast began with "Mother and Son" Sheri LaBrant and Cole LaBrant surviving a non-elimination leg after finishing the leg in Armenia in last place. "Best Friends" Kurt Gibson and Brodie Smith, on the other hand, had won an Express Pass.
Sheri and Cole ripped open their next clue and learned all the teams were headed to north to Tbilisi. Once there, they had to find the St. George Statue in Freedom Square.
All of the teams ended up boarding the same midnight train to Georgia, according to Phil.
Brodie admitted there was a connection between himself and Blair, and she agreed they'd give dating a shot after the show is over and they return home.
Brodie and Kurt arrived at the statue in first place. They were then followed by "Best Friends" Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, "Dating Couple" Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins, "Dating Couple" Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina, Sheri and Cole, "Newlyweds" Zach King and Rachel King, and then Scott and Blair.
The teams proceeded to the Narikala Fortress, where they had to ride the gondola down to the river and then make their way to the Jvari Monastery.
Tyler and Korey got there first. Behind them were Brodie and Kurt, Zach and Rachel, Burnie and Ashley, Sheri and Cole, Dana and Matt, and Scott and Blair in that exact order.
It then became time for the teams to complete one of two possible Detour tasks: "Clean" or "String."
"Clean" required the teams to clean out large, underground wine casks.
"String" required the teams to thread five strings of 20 hazlenuts and then properly dip them in a red sugar glaze.
Sheri and Cole were the only team who wanted to clean the wine casks because Sheri thought she could put her strengths as a mother into play. Everyone else attempted the candy task.
However, once Scott and Blair and Dana and Matt arrived at the "String" task, all of the stations were full.
Both teams therefore had to decide whether they wanted to wait for a team to finish or Detour tasks entirely. Dana and Matt opted to take a taxi and try the wine casks one instead, but once they drove for 10 minutes and learned their destination was 10 minutes even farther, they decided to head back to "String."
Meanwhile, Scott and Blair waited their turn at "String."
The cleaning task proved to be a lot easier, especially because many teams had to re-do their candy strings, which was a very daunting process.
Since the teams thread the hazlenuts with a sharp needle, many Racers cut themselves. After working for a while, Tyler and Korey chose to switch tasks since their fingers were numb and bleeding. On their way out, the guys ran into Dana and Matt and warned them the task was extremely challenging and time consuming. As a result, Dana and Matt switched again and got ready to clean.
Zach and Rachel finished the Detour in first place. They were soon followed by Burnie and Ashley, Brodie and Kurt, Sheri and Cole, Scott and Blair, Dana and Matt, and Tyler and Korey.
The teams then learned they must make their way to Rustaveli National Theater and search for their next clue.
Scott and Blair's taxi driver stopped for gas, which really annoyed them.
Zach and Rachel got to the theater first and were then followed by Burnie and Ashley, Brodie and Kurt, Sheri and Cole, Dana and Matt, Tyler and Korey, and finally Scott and Blair, who had moved into last place.
It then became time for one Racer from each team to complete a Roadblock task.
For the Roadblock, the participating team members had to learn and properly perform a dance with the Georgian Ballet.
Zach opted to dance as well as Kurt, Sheri, Dana, Korey, and Scott.
Burnie and Ashley finished the Roadblock before any of the other teams. They were soon followed by Zach and Rachel, Brodie and Kurt, Dana and Matt, and Sheri and Cole. They headed to the Pit Stop at the Bridge of Peace.
Burnie and Ashley's taxi took them to the wrong park, so they lost quite a bit of time.
Korey and Scott ended up being the last two people at the Roadblock, and Scott nailed the routine before Korey on his sixth attempt. However, Korey got it right immediately afterwards.
Although Scott and Blair got a jump on Tyler and Korey heading out of the theater, Tyler realized his backpack was missing and Scott soon figured out he had taken the wrong bag with him. Scott ran back into the theater to hand Tyler his bag and then it was a race to avoid last place.
Tyler and Korey had a good cab driver who managed to pass Scott and Blair on the road. Still it came down to a foot race and the guys beat Scott and Blair by a matter of seconds.
The order of finish for this leg was Zach and Rachel in first place -- who won a trip for two to Turks and Caicos -- Burnie and Ashley in second place, Brodie and Kurt in third, Dana and Matt in fourth, Sheri and Cole in fifth place, Tyler and Korey in sixth, and then Scott and Blair in seventh -- and last -- place.