the amazing race
Warning: Spoilers ahead! Do not read on if you don't want to know the winner of The Amazing Race.
Tonight was the two-hour finale of The Amazing Race on CBS. The tension was palpable as the final four teams raced their way around the world in the hopes of winning $1 million. Heading into tonight's finale, the four final teams were Team Indy Car (Alex Rossi and Conor Daly), Team Big Brother (Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson), Team Extreme (Kristi Leskinen and Jen Hudak), and Team Yale (Henry Zhang and Evan Lynyak). Who was victorious? Which team was declared the winner?
In Hong Kong, Henry and Evan were able to quickly complete the Speed Bump. They were also the first to open their briefcase using a set of signs that helped them figure out the combination lock. Jessica and Cody were the second to successfully figure out their briefcase codes, followed by Kristi and Jen.
That meant team Indy Car, comprised of Alex and Conor, were the last to arrive. They were eliminated.
With one fewer couple in the mix, Team Big Brother, Team Extreme, and Team Yale made their way (in style) to San Francisco.
Their first stop was AT&T Park, where the groups had to figure out (by asking pedestrians) how many homers were hit by baseball icon Willie Mays. They then had to paddle kayaks around the waterfront and retrieve baseballs that spelled out the number of home runs by Mays.
Team Extreme was the first to collect the baseballs that brought them to the next part of the challenge. They were followed closely by Team BB, and then Team Yale.
Unfortunately, scaling the middle of the bridge was a difficult challenge for Evan, pushing Team Yale to the back.
Golden Gate Cookie Factory & USS Hornet
At the Golden Gate Cookie Factory, the teams were asked to make 200 fortune cookies. Kristi and Jen were the first to complete the cookie-making challenge and then made their way to the USS Hornet Museum with Team Yale and Team Big Brother behind them.
It was anyone's game heading into the final destination. The groups had to build a plane. They needed to search the Hornet for twelve pieces of a plane, spread out over more than 1,000 rooms and seven decks. Then, they had to assemble their planes so that all twelve legs of the race were recognized by particular symbols from each leg of their race.
The last 15 minutes of the episode were tense, with each team struggling to put the plane puzzle together.
In the end, Team Big Brother was named the winner. Jessica and Cody walk away with the $1 million.