In Phuket, Thailand, the nine remaining teams traveled to the Upside-Down House and chose between wakeboarding at a water park or serving a meal via zip-line 100 feet above the ground. The teams then threw on some makeup, feathers, and high heels and danced at the My Way Cabaret, a local “ladyboy” entertainment lounge. At the pit stop, the Baba Nest Rooftop Bar, one team was rewarded, another team cemented their bond, and a third team got a second chance.
Liz and Isabelle get a front-row seat to Kim's meltdown and the subsequent “Real Housewives Rumble”. Also this week: Kim's non-apologetic apology to Rinna; Yolanda's unexpected reunion with an old flame (and his wife); a visit with Yolanda's family; breaking down the “space cake”; and Brandi addresses the “double standard”.
Seventeen of the 30 ladies return to share their experiences and frustrations. Temperatures rise and the tough questions are asked as Britt, Kelsey, Ashley S., Jade, Kaitlyn, and Farmer Chris each take a turn in the Hot Seat.
The ten remaining teams traveled to Nagano, Japan where the teams faced a roadblock requiring the solving of a puzzle box and quick mastery of Japanese linguistics. The detour challenged the teams to feed each other a bowl of udon noodles (using only chopsticks) or take turns pushing their seated partner around an ice skating track. At the pit stop, Patio Daimon, the field is reduced to nine teams.
Six dating couples and five blind date couples start the race in Los Angeles on a mud run obstacle course for a choice between two flights to Tokyo, Japan. The detour makes the teams choose between executing synchronized robotic choreography or fulfilling sake orders for thirsty samurai. After a Blind U-Turn, teams race to a nondescript parking space in Akihabara, where Phil waits at the pit stop with an Express Pass for the first arriving team and a heartfelt “Sayonara” to the last arriving team.
Liz and Isabelle review the scavenger race. Also this week: The return of Camille (kind of); David Foster's charity event; Kim's version of “How to Make Friends and Influence People”; a first look at Amsterdam; and the drink thrower is identified.
In Bali, the three remaining ladies are presented with the option of sharing a Fantasy Suite with Farmer Chris. Doubts are cast, secrets are revealed, and the Heifer Breakdown must be reinstated on a temporary basis. A difficult rose ceremony reduces the field to the final two.