'Amazing Race Australia': New Alliances, Friend-Zoning, Betrayal And Near Misses
Mongolia saw new relationships formed, old ones tested and one team narrowly avoid elimination.
A lot happened on Wednesday night, with a few shifts in the dynamics of some of the teams. We rounded out the four biggest relationship shifts of the night.
Some very unhappy influencers:
Kicking things off, teams had to head from the Zaisan War Memorial in Ulaanbaatar to the Gandan monastery, but step one was getting a cab.
In last place, Sid and Ash had a plan to get a local to call them a cab from outside a convenience store. When the booked cab arrived, sisters Hayley and Mikayla flagged it down in what we ASSUME was an honest mistake.
Still, the influencers weren't hitting the 'Like' button any time soon.
"I'm not fine with it," Sid told Ash when they had finally managed to nab a cab to take them to the monastery, saying the stolen cab put them behind the other teams by about half an hour.
An unlikely alliance forms:
After managing to score a cab they didn't even order, the sisters' luck wasn't over yet. As the pair walked into the monastery second-last, they ran into the footy boys Tom and Tyler and were handed a very helpful piece of info.
Teams needed to spin and count prayer bells in the monastery but -- instead of spending the time to count and re-count bells -- Tom and Tyler simply gave the sisters the correct number as they headed out to the next challenge.
"I think maybe those boys have slipped a few numbers in their time that's why it was so quick and easy," the sisters joked.
And dreams of romance are dashed:
The sisters were full of gratitude to the boys for giving them a huge advantage over some teams still stuck counting bells, but it was a mystery to some of the teams as to why the boys helped them out.
"Tyler has a crush on Hayley," Tom said before Tyler quietly added, "Both of them..."
And while the girls were excited to be on the bus with their "really good friends" Tom and Tyler, they weren't ready to get into anything too serious. When the boys dropped the A-word (alliance), the sisters responded in unison, "Ohhh big word".
Later, Hayley clarified to-camera, "It's probably just a friendship right now."
Consider our dreams of a cross-team double couple dashed.
Short-sighted near misses:
While the sisters seemed to be in the middle of a few relationship dramas on Wednesday, and Femi and Nick had to battle a compass, there was one couple who seemed to be fighting against themselves.
Viv and Joey started the leg at a slight disadvantage -- climbing a whopping 3000 steps at the war memorial only to not be able to spot the next clue.
"We probably circled the memorial about three times because we couldn't see the bloody clue," Joey said before Viv pointed out, "The clue wasn't actually at our eye level."
And while that was a stumble, it was the camel trek to the pit stop that really put our mighty siblings at risk of being eliminated from the race altogether.
Heading into the sand dunes hoping to find Beau, Viv and Joey fell far behind the other teams heading in the wrong direction.
The pair managed to narrowly slide through, after Chris fell off his camel and was too injured to continue with the race, just missing out on elimination.
Talk about a close call.