The Ledger-Enquirer live blogged the Amazing Race Season 18 Episode 7, which first aired April 10, 2011. See a full recap below:
The Globetrotters are first place. Ron and Christina are last place and are eliminated from the Amazing Race.
The teams start in Calcutta, India, and fly to Varanasi, which is in the same country. Gary and Mallory leave first, followed by Jet and Cord and Ron and Christina.
Gary and Mallory buy their tickets at the airport. Ron and Christina get on the same flight, as do Zev and Justin. Goth kids Kent and Vyxsin use a travel agent and get on the same flight.
The teams arrive in Varanasi and reach the Road Block: Search for the meaning of life. Using pictures for reference, they search for holy men on the street. Once found, the men give them portions of a phrase that when completed will give them a phrase that reveals the meaning of life and will get them their next clue.
The cowboys reach the task last, and the other teams are already well on their way. The teams are slowly completing the phrase as they wander through the town. Kisha and Jen complete the phrase and are in first place. They learn they must go to the Swamintha Akhara, where they'll get their next clue.
Jet and Cord are trailing in last place and they've just reached the task.
Kent and Vyxsin are fourth place. Gary and Mallory are fifth place.
Kisha and Jen race toward what they think is the next clue, though Zev and Justin reach the clue box first and learn this leg's Detour: Feed the fire or Feed the buffalo.
Feed the fire: Teams travel the Ganges and then go to a specific home, where they make 50 traditional patties. They stack patties made from cow manure on a wall and then make a fire in a bucket. Once done, they'll get their next clue.
Feed the buffalo: Teams cross the river and pick up hay. They then cross the river again and then deliver it to an address which is attached to the bundle.
The cowboys catch up, complete the phrase and head out. Ron is still wandering the area looking for the men who hand out the clues.
Zev and Justin have their bales of hay and are looking for the delivery spot. Kisha and Jen chose Fire, and are not happy about packing cow manure to make fuel.
Ron finally gets his clue and returns to Christina. In last place, they head off to the Detour.
Zev and Justin and the Globetrotters have their hay and are neck and neck as they push pass random livestock in an alley. It appears they're having problems finding their destination, but then they reach it and get the clue that leads them to the Pit Stop: Ramnagar Fort. They and the Globetrotters are on their way.
Kisha and Jen build the wall of manure, light their fire and get their clue to the Pit Stop.
The goth kids have just arrived at Fire. Gary and Mallory are right behind them.
Zev and Justin are the Globetrotters are racing tuk-tuks to the finish line. The Globetrotters make it and are first place. They win a trip to Hawaii.
Zev and Justin are second place.
The goth kids and Gary and Mallory are racing at Fire. The goths finish their wall first, but Gary and Mallory are right behind them. The goths find a water taxi and are on their way to the Pit Stop, or so they think. The taxi isn't going fast enough for them, and they say they want to go back to the pier, which is just yards away. Vyxsin hops into the water, and Kent yells at her and grabs her hand.
The goths get their boat back to the pier and they climb some stairs in search of a land-based taxi.
Kisha and Jen are third place. Gary and Mallory are fourth place. Jet and Cord are fifth place.
The goths find a tuk-tuk willing to take them to the Pit Stop, and they kick out a man who's already riding it! It's a race betwen the goths and Ron and Christina. Kent and Vyxsin are sixth place.
Ron and Christina are last place. They are eliminated from the Amazing Race.