The Ledger-Enquirer live blogged the Amazing Race Season 17 Episode 6, which first aired on Oct. 31, 2010. See a full recap below:
Jill and Thomas are first place in the sixth leg of the race. Nick and Vicki are last place but remain in the race, because it's a non-elimination leg.
The teams begin the sixth leg of the race in Norway. Nat and Kat leave first. They get their clue and learn that they must fly to St. Petersburg, Russia. They head to the train station and discover that the train they need won't arrive until the next day, meaning all the teams will be on it.
The teams enjoy their time on the train, because no one must rush to the next clue while they wait for it to arrive. Finally, the train reaches Stockholm and they run to the taxis, which will take them to the airport. Chad and Stephanie, however, haven't yet gotten a cab yet and Chad is yelling at Stephanie.
Nat and Kat reach the airport and buy their tickets, as do all the other teams, for the same flight. The plane takes them to St. Petersburg, where they all race from the airport and search for taxis.
Brook and Claire reach the clue box first and find the Detour: Classical Music or Classic Cinema. In Music, teams must listen to gramophones each playing a different classical piece. They must then enter a ballroom filled with pianists each playing a different song. If they can correctly identify which of three pianists is playing the songs played from the gramophones, they get their next clue.
In Cinema, the teams must search through piles of old film and hunt down a clip of the scene playing on a screen in the room with them.
Kevin and Michael choose Classic Cinema, make their way to Lenfilm and start pouring through the piles of film.
Meanwhile, Chad and Stephanie reach Classical Music. They listen to the gramophones and then enter the room full of pianos and are overwhelmed.
Brook and Claire got a cabbie who doesn't know how to get to the sound stage.
Several teams are at Music, going back and forth from gramophones to pianos.
Meanwhile, Kevin and Michael and Jill and Thomas are at Cinema. Thomas finds the right clip and gets the next clue. Brook and Claire have finally made it to Cinema, and they get the clue, as do Michael and Kevin.
The clue is a picture of Palace Square, leading the teams to the monument. Jill and Thomas make it to the square first, and learn that they must travel to the town of Alexandrovskaya, where they'll find the next clue at a small store.
Gary and Mallory and Nat and Kat decide to leave Music and go to Cinema, though Chad and Stephanie decide to stay with Music.
Brook and Claire find the next clue first, and they discover the Road Block: Wear traditional clothes while planting 50 potatoes. In addition, they must fertilize the potatoes with manure.
Michael and Kevin reach the Road Block second. The younger dons the clothes and finds the potato patch. As Russian women teach him, he starts to plant his potatoes.
Chad and Stephanie are arguing instead of trying to figure out which tune matches the right pianist. Chad decides to trust Stephanie, and they get their next clue, putting them in fourth place.
Jill and Thomas, in third place, reach the Road Block. Jill gets dressed, grabs her potatoes and heads to the field.
Gary and Mallory find the right clip and are in sixth place. Nick and Vicki, who have already been at Music and gone to Cinema, decide to return to Music.
Michael and Kevin finish the Road Block and get their next clue: Go to St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is the Pit Stop for this leg of the race.
Nick and Vicki finally pick the right sheet music, matching the tunes to the pianos, and they get their clue.
Meanwhile, Jill and Thomas find Phil on the grounds of the cathedral and are first place. They get a trip to Brazil for getting first in the leg. Brook and Claire get second place. Michael and Kevin are third place.
Stephanie completes the Road Block while Mallory is still trying to hunt for the potato field. Before leaving with her clue, Stephanie tosses her shovel into a large pile of manure, knowing that Mallory will have to get dirty to reach it.
Nat and Kat are fourth place. Chad and Stephanie are fifth. Gary and Mallory are sixth.
It's dusk by the time Nick and Vicki are last place when they reach the Pit Stop. However, it's a non-elimination leg and they're still in the race.