The $1 million first-place team is crowned as the sixth edition of the Emmy-winning reality series concludes. “It's a great adrenaline rush from beginning to end,” says host Phil Keoghan of the finale. “We've been blessed with another close finish.” Four teams begin the penultimate leg of the race, with one duo eliminated at its end. The remaining three pairs then sprint to the finish line at a secret U.S. location.
The teams travel to Corsica and must stomp 55 pounds of grapes into juice that will fill five wine bottles. One team opts for the Fast Forward but struggles to complete the assigned task, and one team gets lost while driving. Phil Keoghan is the host.
The teams make their way through Budapest. At a rail museum, a steel gate crashes down on two racers. Later, one team opts for the Fast Forward and must take part in a Hungarian ritual that involves drinking a goblet of pig's blood. Also: teams struggle through a challenge that requires one team member to eat a large bowl of spicy Hungarian soup. Phil Keoghan is the host.
Highlights from the first six legs of the race include Jonathan trying to convince a local to not allow Lori and Bolo on a ferry in Africa; and Kendra and Freddy losing their very first clue in Chicago. Phil Keoghan is the host.
The teams travel from Berlin to Budapest on the sixth leg of the race. In Hungary, one team is kicked out of a taxi after irritating the driver and one racer has a run-in with the law. Phil Keoghan is the host.
The second leg of the race begins in Iceland where the 10 teams take a plane to Norway. The detour challenge proves to be overly exhausting for one racer, and one team receives an unexpected penalty at the pit stop that may affect their outcome. A second team is eliminated. Phil Keoghan is the host.
Eleven teams of two begin a race around the world, starting from Chicago and then to Iceland. Once there, the teams must choose between climbing a 35-foot ice wall or searching for a clue in a large lagoon. One team makes a critical mistake by putting regular gas into their diesel car. The last team to arrive at the pit stop is eliminated. Phil Keoghan is the host.