The Amazing Race mantra is often “never give up,” but three teams didn’t get the memo on the Season 22 premiere. After hours of searching through 400 sandcastles for a clue to no avail, newlyweds Max and Katie, country singers Caroline and Jennifer, and firefighters Matt and Daniel agreed to quit the Roadblock and take a four-hour penalty so they could move on to the next task and start on even ground to stay in the Race. Unfortunately for the firefighters, it was a bad call, as the next task was to row to the Pit Stop in a tiny Bora Bora canoe called a va’a that could not handle their weight. “The other teams probably didn’t weight 100 pounds with both of them in it,” Daniel tells TVGuide.com. “It was 600 pounds between me and Matt and a French guy [in the boat with us].” Still, the two insist that they don’t regret throwing in the towel.
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