'The Amazing Race' Speed-cap: Who Won the $1 Million Prize?
Host Phil Keoghan (right) stands at the Road Block in Juneau, Alaska. Teams must drop a sack a flour from a bush plane hundreds of feet in the air and hit the target below in order to receive the next clue on 'The Amazing Race.'
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains spoilers for the season finale of "The Amazing Race."
After roughing it through 11 legs, 4 continents, 9 countries, and more than 35,000 miles, Team Boston rose above their signature second-place spot (they finished second a record six times over the course of the competition!), proved just how strong of a partnership they really had, and won the $1 million prize on “The Amazing Race” 23.
“This is definitely the beginning of my happily ever after,” Amy choked out after getting over the initial shock and disbelief of arriving first to Phil’s final mat in Juneau, Alaska — undoubtedly alluding to her plan to spend the money on a ring and a wedding. “We’ve experienced so many highs and lows that I feel like we can pretty much take on anything.” Jason added, “It was about coming out here and working as a team, determined to finish every goal and push through every leg.”
The exes came in a close second, after taking the top spot in the penultimate leg in Japan and putting aside their differences. Pinkie came the closest to admitting she cared about Tim (“We love each other in some weird friend way”) and almost simultaneously insulted him by saying he only became her partner because he happened to be standing next to her on the show’s application deadline day.
In this Active Route Marker, Exes Tim (left) and Marie (right) must search Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo for a roaming vending machine on 'The Amazing Race.'
She also said the robot greeter would make a better partner and revealed that she’d made Tim sign a contract that they’d split all winnings 60-40, with her getting the lion’s share. Still can’t believe how functional this dysfunctional duo was.
The doctors brought up the rear, and Travis, who had been wearing disappointment on his face for two rounds straight, obviously blamed Nicole. It was heartbreaking to watch her apologize profusely and take all the blame for losing and not being “the perfect woman.” Especially when his frustrations and constant belittling of her performance frazzled her and played a part in the third-place finish.