RON SHAHAR: Eleven Israeli couples went to the world's biggest televised competition, five of them remain in the race. Tonight they will arrive in Sri Lanka, the "Blessed Island". Here they will compete for the last four places in HaMerotz LaMillion. INTRO RON SHAHAR: At the end of a 12-hour rest period in the city of Pattaya in Thailand, the teams now left in the order of their arrival at the last finish point. Tom and Adele, who came in first place, will jump first. TOM AND ADELE, DEPARTING IN FIRST PLACE ADELE: Fly to Colombo in Sri Lanka which means the blessed island. RON SHAHAR: The last five teams of HaMerotz LaMillion must now fly on two different flights a distance of 4000 kilometres from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. RON SHAHAR: When they land in Colombo they will have to make their way to the Susu Darame Temple belonging to the Buddhist religion which is the largest in the country. There, under a pile of coconut leaves, their first clue will be waiting for them. ADELE: Come on, go. ANAELLE AND AKIVA, DEPARTING IN SECOND PLACE Skip AKIVA: Have you ever been to Sri Lanka? ANAELLE: No, what is it? AKIVA: I do not know either. ANAELLE: Akivosh, there are two flights. You will purchase the flight tickets at the Issta representative office in Khaosan. I am very pleased. ADELE: The country of Sri Lanka. TOM: It’s an island, it seems to me. ADELE: The island is Colombo, Sri Lanka is the country. C-TOM: It sounds like a name with a lot of expectations, Sri Lanka. TOM: Here is a travellers’ centre. Skip (Colombo) ALON AND OREN, DEPARTING IN THIRD PLACE ALON: Fly to Colombo in Sri Lanka. Come on! OREN: Harel Alon and Oren. OSNAT AND CARMIT, DEPARTING IN FOURTH PLACE OSNAT: Fly to Colombo in Sri Lanka. Another target to conquer. Driver, babe, come on. BAR AND INNA, DEPARTING IN LAST PLACE BAR: Sri Lanka. Come on, mami. Skip BAR: I can't with the accent, this, only the accent makes me laugh. CARMIT: Come, come… Israel lives… Skip RON SHAHAR: The first flight lands with the top two couples on it. Skip RON SHAHAR: Tom and Adele. And Akiva and Anaelle. Skip C-ADELE: First time in the entire program that we reached first place. At the moment we are not planning to go down, we are only planning to go up. First place, we hope to only hold ourselves in first place and not fight now because these are really, the most critical days. ANAELLE: Using cellphone, driving the car also. Alright, say the travellers’ prayer, in my mother. AKIVA: May it be your will, Lord our God and the God of our fathers, that you may lead us to peace and guide us to peace and that we may reach our desired destination. Skip ADELE: Come on, go. What is this, God save. TRANSLITERATOR’S NOTE: oh fuck i didn’t realise they were this sloppy about it. I was originally only planning on revealing this at the end of this whole leg, but this leg had one final voting U-Turn that went unaired, with the board quite clearly visible at the temple entrance, either to be used before starting this next task or (more likely) coming out from finishing it. No more U-Turns/Yields will appear this season after this one, aired or unaired. I’ll discuss some theories about the outcome of this vote at the end of the whole leg. ADELE: Here. Come on, go, go, Tom, come on. TOM AND ADELE, CURRENTLY IN FIRST PLACE ADELE: You must receive the travellers’ blessing from a holy Buddhist monk, which is considered a great privilege in Sri Lanka. RON SHAHAR: The teams will open the Sri Lankan leg of the race with a blessing from a Buddhist monk. In order to appear before the monk they will have to dress in traditional clothing and sew on it themselves a holy symbol that is unique only to them. RON SHAHAR: But for the purpose of sewing, they will first have to find a needle in a haystack. After they find the needle and use it to sew the symbol, they will have to travel to the address of the monastery written on it. Here in the monastery, they will meet the monk who will give them a blessing for success and the next clue. ADELE: Come on, let's start looking. TOM: Adele, where do we start? I'm afraid we won't lose it suddenly. Maybe start on the other side? Let's start from the top maybe? ADELE: Mami, just look, just look, don't think about anything, just look, my life. Just take it all apart. C-ADELE: We arrived at such a temple with monks in Sri Lanka and we have to look for a needle in a haystack that will help us sew the monk's suit we will receive later. ADELE: God bless them all and keep them well. ANAELLE AND AKIVA, CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE ANAELLE: Here. You must now become Buddhist monks and receive the blessing of the road from a holy Buddhist monk, which is considered a great privilege in Sri Lanka. ANAELLE: I would definitely prefer to receive a blessing. I don't know how much it will help me, his blessing, what will I do? AKIVA: I don't believe it will help at all, I hope it won't hurt. ADELE: Mami, go crazy, I don't know, start searching like a sick person, I don't know, do it like this. TOM: That's it, I'm afraid to search like a patient and then lose it. ADELE: Mami, start looking like crazy, don't look for me in this. We won't lose it, don't worry. C-ADELE: I was all crazy there, on all those trees, and Tom was crazy, and we want to do it as quickly as possible because the couples, probably from the other plane, we thought they must have already arrived. RON SHAHAR: The second flight lands in Colombo with Oren and Alon, Ossie and Carmit and Bar and Inna on board. Skip ALON: Probably a white night, for me it's good. OREN: Yes. ALON: People don't know how to work at night, people like that, a little bit out. C-OREN: We landed very late. It's not like we're going to rest now. C-ALON: Good morning. At one in the morning. C-OREN: At one o'clock in the morning a race segment opens, and with all the intensity that it is a race segment. OREN: The more tiring, the better. ALON: Right. It's an advantage for us but on the other hand we have to be super focused, give everything we know. These are critical moments now. OSNAT: Night butterflies we are. C-OSNAT: The fact that I reached the final five for me is the top of the top. C-CARMIT: I also told Ossie even before, as it were, we must reach the end, there is no such thing as going down at the beginning. INNA: Sri Lanka. BAR: At least Sri Lanka at night. C-BAR: Today we have to get there first and it's insanely critical for us. If not, we have a half hour wait at the end point. Half an hour at such an advanced stage, of the final five, is like a day, for an ordinary person, it is at the level that you have lost a full day. Half an hour is one of the most stressful things you can get. ANAELLE: There are all kinds of animals here. TOM: Here, a spider is here, God forbid. ADELE: Excuse me, there is a spider, I'm not ready for a spider. AKIVA: Spider, not *Hebrew spider*. Spider… ADELE: That he won't accidentally get lice in my hair. AKIVA: A spider won't give you lice. TOM: Ai, mami, be careful. ADELE: I don't have time for this needle, I don't have time. I really don't have time. TOM: Bring our flashlight. ADELE: In the bag, mami. TOM: Go get him. He can help me a lot here. ADELE: Take. AKIVA: Need to find it already. ANAELLE: There is no despair in the world at all. TOM: If you have a flashlight, it helps a lot. Come on, mami, we find it. TOM: Found it. C-ADELE: Tom found a pencil of such a size that the address of the monastery where we would receive the blessing was written on it. We were very happy that we finally found it, that we are still first, that we are leading. TOM AND ADELE, CURRENTLY IN FIRST PLACE Skip ADELE: What is this, this thing? Skip C-ADELE: Thank God there was a sympathetic Houdini who dressed Tom and who didn’t want me to show anymore. C-TOM: Houdini is the one who did this thing to you in the water. C-ADELE: So Hudni. Skip C-ADELE: Oh, sorry, it was the whole monastery, it was Buddhist, I got confused. ADELE: The needle is in it, look. C-ADELE: I know how to sew, I have loved to sew all my life and I also really like to knit. I don't know how to knit anymore, yes, but I really loved knitting. ADELE: Stab, stab. TOM: My life, I don't understand this, what? C-ADELE: I also sewed for Tom a little and sewed for myself. ADELE: They need to show the symbol though, mami, they need to see the symbol, you need it the other way around. AKIVA: Shosha, it's like a little stick. ANAELLE: Shoshi, come on, honey, we're fine. I know I'll find it eventually. AKIVA: I found it, I think. I found it, I found it. ANAELLE: Yes. Here's your needle. ANAELLE AND AKIVA, CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE ANAELLE: Come on, honey, you're a champion. Akiva is a sewing champion. C-ANAELLE: I really like white, such a pure and clean colour and this. It was very beautiful. Akiva is also very beautiful in white, you would look like a groom, only with a skirt. C-AKIVA: Yes, do you want to marry me again? C-ANAELLE: For sure. C-AKIVA: Ready. C-ANAELLE: Even ten times I would marry you again. C-AKIVA: Done. ANAELLE: Bye. Shoshi, let's hurry, we regret every minute. AKIVA: Give me a kiss. ANAELLE: Yes, we did it. AKIVA: You look good, white. ANAELLE: Shoshi, do you think... AKIVA: A task that one time everyone needs to dress as modest as you and doesn’t need to dress as immodest as they are. (???) ANAELLE: Thank God. TOM: It's probably something dangerous, this blessing. ADELE: It seems to me something with blood, maybe blood is taken out. Skip TOM: Not knowing impurity. Skip ADELE: I'm very, very scared, mami. I think it will be something very painful. Skip C-ADELE: This Buddhist monk actually took a flower and started splashing water on us and basically blessed us for the rest of the journey. TOM: What is this thing, tell me? It’s hot? ADELE: Tom, relax, it's okay, it's a bracelet, mami. C-ADELE: He came and did this thing to us and put a white bracelet on us. Skip TOM AND ADELE, CURRENTLY IN FIRST PLACE TOM: You must come now to the mask festival of Sri Lanka. RON SHAHAR: The teams must now get to the Sri Lanka Mask Festival. In it, the participants wear masks that symbolise demons and spirits. When they get here, each of the couple will spin the mask wheel until it stops on an image of a mask. After looking at the picture, each of them will have to find a mask that exactly matches the image of the wheel that they spun. Only after they find the two exact masks will they be able to get the next clue which includes a basket, a flute and a cobra snake that the clue is underneath. ADELE: Come on, go. TOM: Come on, go. ADELE: What is this, God save? TOM: What is this, this thing? Look what horns he has. It's a mammoth, I think. ADELE: Tom, it's an elephant, it's not a mammoth. TOM: My life, it’s a mammoth. ADELE: Tom, what mammoth, a mammoth is not like that. C-ADELE: A mammoth in general in white or something like that. C-TOM: I'm willing to bet that people at home will see this elephant, say it's also a mammoth. C-ADELE: A mammoth is white, Tom, don't make yourself a moron. C-TOM: It had two tusks, four metres each, and it also had something like this on its nose, something yellow, it really looked like an elephant from the time of the Bible, something strange... C-ADELE: It was a very special elephant, it was a huge elephant. C-TOM: Illusory elephant, Illusory elephant. C-ADELE: I don't understand at all how they grow these things there. C-TOM: I have never seen such an elephant in my life. ANAELLE: Come, come. ANAELLE AND AKIVA, CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE C-AKIVA: As we got to this monastery, I saw all these statues and realised that this is really idolatry and we are really not going to do this task. We prefer to avoid blessing an idolater inside a temple. If you do not want to participate in the ceremony, you will have to wait until the next team receives a blessing and only at the end of their blessing will you receive the next hint. I have no reason to receive a blessing from someone who practises idolatry, it's not just vanity, it's one of the things that no human being in the world is allowed to do. I mean, it is one of the seven commandments of the sons of Noah. BAR AND INNA, CURRENTLY IN THIRD PLACE BAR: Listen, take heaps, just scatter them. ALON AND OREN, CURRENTLY IN FOURTH PLACE OREN: Wait, let's think for a second. Maybe you should deploy that first. ALON: It's better like this, like this, height. Oren, Oren, height. C-ALON: The work methodology demanded there a planning that was worth devoting two to three minutes to. ALON: It's better to do a rough initial scan and then we'll start doing... BAR: You have to use your head here, it's not...it's something really simple. INNA: Bar, it's not as fast as possible. BAR: It's not as fast as possible. INNA: Better to be precise and slow. C-INNA: We have learned our lesson from the previous missions, that no matter where you are, there is a type of mission that is best done as slowly as possible. BAR: Finding a needle in such a pile is something that is not possible. I think it's something that needs... INNA: Listen, it for sure isn't an ordinary needle. OSNAT AND CARMIT, CURRENTLY IN LAST PLACE OSNAT: Come on, babe, this is our key to the final and we're doing it. C-CARMIT: We worked with such a tactic, take out, shake to check if any needle falls. C-OSNAT: Little by little, don't just scatter the whole pile. OSNAT: Check everything you download, put it aside. BAR: I feel as if it is something that is simple, as if at the level of abstraction, simple. Can't understand. INNA: Mami, do you remember where our mistakes are? BAR: Yes. INNA: That we think one step ahead. BAR: Found it. C-BAR: I landed on the wooden needle that had the next clue written on it. OREN: Excellent. ALON: Well done. C-OREN: The blondes are already finding the needle... C-ALON: Found it! I blacked out. C-OREN: As soon as one couple finds it it’s stressful, we start to stress, we know that we...there are two couples ahead of us and already now the third couple ahead of us. We, where are we? C-ALON: The level of pressure increases. BAR AND INNA, CURRENTLY IN THIRD PLACE BAR: The team that reached the previous finish point in last place, Bar and Inna, if you do not reach the finish point of this race segment first, you will receive a thirty minute waiting time penalty on the finish point carpet. C-BAR: Somewhere all this, in other words, cuties, you have a very high chance of going home today. BAR: I know it's possible. INNA: As soon as we arrive...if we arrived first, our half hour is cancelled. BAR: I know. Inna, even if we don't believe in Buddhism, we will need this blessing, won't we? INNA: Yes. We need it, I think. BAR: Ya Allah. C-INNA: I'm very much in favour of persevering and not giving up, but I think very much also about always being realistic and aware of your situation. And when I looked at what point Bar and I are currently at, it was very, very, very difficult for me to imagine the way out of it. BAR: I believe that all karma... INNA: All good karma now. BAR: Completely. INNA: Akiva and Anaelle? What happened? What are you waiting for? AKIVA: These temples are literally a house of idolaters. If I can avoid entering a temple and receiving a blessing from a pagan, I will avoid it. C-AKIVA: We were ready for Bar and Inna to overtake us because anything related to the Halacha that we gave up did not hurt us in the game. C-ANAELLE: Right. Things have happened to me in my life that it can't be the hand of God or something like that. C-AKIVA: With Anaelle, faith comes a lot from the emotional place and that she feels the Holy One, blessed be He, and she knows he is here and she talks to him and everything. C-ANAELLE: Yes. C-AKIVA: For me it comes from a much, much more rational place. Skip C-BAR: The blessing had amazing timing. The monks themselves were also insanely charming. And they had a lotus flower, they put the flower into the water and just blessed and splashed the water on us. ANAELLE: Come, bless me to a million, Shoshi. AKIVA: Let's get out of this temple, I will bless you. ANAELLE: Well, bless me later. AKIVA: I will make you a blessing a thousand times better. C-AKIVA: There was a time when I wanted to make sure with myself that I am religious because I believe in the Holy One, blessed be He, because I choose this path myself and not just because I was born into a religious home and I simply continue things because of inertia. ANAELLE: Well, let's sit down, Shoshi. C-AKIVA: I finally came to the realisation that it is completely clear to me that there is a God in the world. And if they tell me that there is no God and that Judaism is not a true thing, they will collapse my world, they will collapse the whole matter of the Land of Israel, and I think they will collapse the matter of the Land of Israel for all Jews because we have no justification to live here without Judaism. And anyone who denies this is just another human being in the world, another eccentric wandering around the world. C-ANAELLE: Shoshi, in my opinion, you can be prime minister. C-AKIVA: Thanks, honey, for the compliment. C-ANAELLE: I will feel very secure if you will be prime minister. C-AKIVA: Thank you sweetie. C-ANAELLE: Do you want me to talk to Bibi? C-AKIVA: I am not planning to run for prime minister. C-ANAELLE: Do you want me to talk to Bibi? C-AKIVA: Yes, he will give me his seat in a second. C-ANAELLE: It is impossible to know. ANAELLE: Can you explain to me...what, we are also not allowed to receive a blessing from a Christian priest either? AKIVA: He will say to you, I bless you in the name of Jesus and the Holy Mary and all kinds of things like that? ANAELLE: I do not believe in that. AKIVA: Obviously you don't believe, but why ask for a blessing from someone like that? Skip We blessed you with protection. C-BAR: I tried to come with an open mind. In fact, today I thought to myself, if a person with a different faith would come to the Western Wall, then there are also many people who believe in a different religion and they come and they do it. It's on the level of embracing another religion even though you don't practice it. I was even a little excited at that moment. Skip BAR AND INNA, CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE BAR: You must come now to the Sri Lanka Mask Festival. ANAELLE AND AKIVA, CURRENTLY IN THIRD PLACE AKIVA: You must come now to the Sri Lanka Mask Festival. Skip COMING UP NEXT… TOM: Not knowing impurity, where have we come to… Skip TOM AND ADELE, CURRENTLY IN FIRST PLACE ADELE: What is this? God save, Tom. TOM; Hear Israel, what is going on here? ADELE: What is this? Where are we? TOM: Go, go, go, go. C-ADELE: When we got to the mask festival we saw there the... actually all kinds of strange people with masks dancing and we saw fire. Skip C-TOM: You have to spin a wheel with pictures of different masks and find the only mask that is exactly like the one you got on the wheel. ADELE: Come on, stop, stop. stop. TOM: Look at this for a few seconds. Skip TOM: Pay attention. ADELE: It's the big ears, right? C-ADELE: When you are given only three seconds to see a mask with so many details it is very, very difficult to remember everything. ADELE: How ugly they all are. God forbid, what are you doing?! Enough, enough, it scares me! C-ADELE: I was terribly frightened because as soon as I entered I was jumped by all kinds...and all kinds...and all kinds of such scary people jumped on me, and one wanted me like this, one wanted me like this, with such scary masks. C-ADELE: A man came to me like this, with the fire, another second my skirt burns, another second it burns me, another second... I was really very, very mentally scared. C-ADELE: I had to... at the same time they do all this... to you, so you also have to find this mask and it's very confusing for you. Skip BAR AND INNA, CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE C-BAR: We entered a path with complete darkness. Suddenly we hear shrieks, screams. C-INNA: Like real monsters. C-BAR: Something real, like a monster festival level. We look, we see piles of masks, something crazy inside a species like… C-INNA: Circle. C-BAR: And spits of fire and somersaults. Something like crazy, really, the most bizarre mask festival possible. C-INNA: It's such a belief that says, you have to wear these masks to drive out demons or something like that. C-BAR: When the wheel stopped, I saw a very, very clear mask and realised that it was the memory game, as if the memory game is being played here, I have to look at the character, remember it well. Go. C-BAR: Run into that circle of fire, look at all the masks and isolate what you really saw. At first when I looked then I said, wow, it's really simple. Like, what's the problem with remembering that? This is the mask. C-BAR: I ran into the circle, I see...suddenly I see a mask, I say, hey, this is it. C-BAR: Suddenly I see another... so to speak, the monster turns to me, and I say, wait, it's the same, only this one is a different colour, and then another one turns around, and I see it simply in a different colour with one more snake a little higher. As soon as you see three masks that are almost the same, with nuances different from each other, you suddenly don't remember, you say, wait, a second, was there a snake? No, wait, was it purple or was it pink? No, it was red, mind you. C-ADELE: I immediately understood that it could not be easy. It might be something very... like, it will be really, really complicated..... C-ADELE: That can really hold us back. C-BAR: You had to remember the level of the... the colour, like the level of the teeth, if it was long teeth, short, the eyes are far away. INNA: Is it confusing? BAR: Very. INNA: Do you think you found him? BAR: I think so. BAR: Wow. Great. Skip BAR: What? Skip C-BAR: With the pressure of time I have to come back inside the circle and choose once again. Until I succeed, in fact, Inna cannot advance. Skip ADELE: They attack me there and I don't like it. Mami, this could be it. Here, this is it. Skip TOM: What about him? Skip ANAELLE AND AKIVA, CURRENTLY IN THIRD PLACE ANAELLE: Here, go, go, go. AKIVA: This is it, I see it. ANAELLE: Shoshi, we have an opportunity to narrow the gap with them, after all. Hello. ANAELLE: Don't confuse me, I need to be focused. Thank God. Wait. Maybe something good. There is a nice atmosphere there. AKIVA: Shosha, notice the snake's head. ANAELLE: I notice, don't talk to me. Smile, two snakes up, Smile, two snakes up, white horns. C-AKIVA: Anaelle has a photographic memory. C-ANAELLE: It's from childhood because when you grow up in very, very big cities, like Paris, where I grew up, you have to find yourself. I remember that as a child I would always make points for myself. Here is such a sign in such a colour, here I have to go back, here I have to meet... and it was very simple for me. Skip (Nice to meet you, I hope it’s good) AKIVA: Shosha, you found it? ANAELLE: It was the only one with a smile and two snakes. Let's hope. Okay. ANAELLE: Hallelujah. AKIVA: Excellent. ANAELLE: Come on. You see, I made signs to myself. ANAELLE: That he doesn't get anything difficult. AKIVA: Someone with earrings and snakes on his head. ANAELLE: Snake up, the head. AKIVA: Snake up. ANAELLE: Snake up, like a dragon with wings, highest. INNA: Do you think you found him? BAR: Seems like yes. Skip C-INNA: Personally, the mask that came out for me on the wheel... there were two such masks, completely identical, it was really to grab it in... in a completely random and sharp way. Skip BAR: Please, please, please, let it be this, please, please. Yes. Great, excellent, thank you. C-INNA: For the first time in this race it really worked, that we were able to stand on the ground and not get carried away by fears of elimination and how the other contestants pass us, advance next to us, ignore it completely and concentrate on the task. R-BAR: Once you have identified the masks you must get your clue from another festival participant. INNA: Mother, how scary. OREN: You have to divide it into parts, not make a big pile and go over everything again and a big pile and go over everything again. ALON: So you want corners, everyone will take a corner and... OREN: No, let's separate into piles, into four piles, and check each pile properly so that we don't have to repeat the same pile again. OSNAT: Well, come on, mami. Needle. Come on. Come on, honey. CARMIT: What happened to this needle? What, is she sick? OSNAT: If I find our needle, I will sew yours too. Skip ALON: Carmit also found it. Skip OSNAT AND CARMIT, CURRENTLY IN FOURTH PLACE CARMIT: It doesn't close. Maybe the measurements were wrong? OSNAT: That's it, I'm already in white, I can find a groom, do you want to get married? C-OSNAT: No, we really felt like brides, only we had to look for a groom, that's all. OSNAT: Oh, the brothers haven't found it yet. OREN: Let's start going through the bales again. ALON: What, start over, yours? OREN: What to do? C-ALON: We stayed there, last, three in the morning, humidity, like in Sri Lanka, 250 percent. C-OREN: Our hands... C-ALON: Sweating. C-OREN: The hands are black. We are on our knees alternately and sweep the sand as well, so the hands too...the fingers are torn from the sand, squishy, not gentle, hard. ALON: We have been here for an hour. CARMIT: What blessing will this monk give us? OSNAT: Success in life, health. The most important thing is health, a good livelihood. OSNAT: You have to take off your shoes. C-OSNAT: Everywhere the place is respected as are its customs. And we received a blessing. C-CARMIT: It would sound like a blessing. C-OSNAT: Who knows? We hope they didn't curse us, we didn't understand them at all. OSNAT AND CARMIT, CURRENTLY IN FOURTH PLACE OSNAT: You now have to get to the mask festival of Sri Lanka. C-INNA: The second step in the mask task was to extract the clue from the snake cage. Our job was...one plays the flute to engage the attention of the snakes and the other tries to pull out the next clue with large tweezers. INNA: Bar, he really stresses me out though. INNA: Start playing. BAR: Inna, grab it by the head. INNA: No, I don't need to catch him. I need to take the hint. C-INNA: Suddenly Bar starts playing the flute and the snake starts to catch, and it was a cobra snake. C-BAR: No, was that a cobra? Really? INNA: Bar, he's looking at me. C-INNA: It was a cobra snake, it spread its sails, pulled out its dancing tongue and really...gave me such a menacing look. I try to ignore him and get to the clue while the other snake continues to dance, and the situation starts to stress me out. INNA: Enough, he scares me, enough. C-INNA: Those little eyes manage to penetrate into mine and transmit something. I mean, I felt some kind of threat from him, it was really sharp. C-BAR: And the rattling noise of the snake didn't help much either. Skip ADELE: You are the most beautiful! What is this? God save. Tom, this is him. Skip AKIVA: I brought the right one for sure. Skip AKIVA: I told you. ANAELLE: You are a champion. Beautiful, thank God. Onwards. AKIVA: Mother, I hate snakes, I hate snakes. It's a cobra. ANAELLE: Come and see, may God have mercy, may your name perish. AKIVA: There are two there. ANAELLE: Why did they create such animals, in my mother. AKIVA: Mother. ANAELLE: Ya Rabinan! They run away, may their name be forgotten, what an animal it is. This is their punishment for sin. C-ANAELLE: It's not just that they lowered this animal to... in the Bible it's an animal that was literally lowered to such a level that you can literally step on it. I mean, this animal is really, it doesn't have anything... in my opinion, at least, noble or something like that. Like, she is such a devil, I don't know. AKIVA: I will take out, you will play it. Makes a bit more sense to me, don't you think? ANAELLE: Should I put it in my mouth? Shoshi, I'd rather maybe you do it, it's bacteria. In my mother. AKIVA: Do you prefer the snake over the bacteria? C-AKIVA: Anaelle sees that it was in the Sri Lankan's mouth as he plays it. Straight away she goes, I'm doing the snake. AKIVA: I can't believe how brave you are becoming. C-ANAELLE: I have many friends that I know who were in India, say, for example, and caught all kinds of diseases from such things that they drink from mouth to mouth. So it was very difficult for me knowing that Akiva would catch these diseases, but we had no choice because it was either me or him, and the instinct, like that, I thought about the bacteria. C-BAR: As soon as I played the flute what surprised me was that the snake really followed the feeling of playing the flute. Snakes don't hear, they feel the flute and they follow their feeling, according to their movement. And... C-INNA: How can you feel the flute, Bar? C-BAR: What do you mean? In terms of sound, you feel it. C-INNA: Well, then the sense of hearing is activated there. C-BAR: No, they don't hear, they feel the tone, but they don't hear. They are like bats. C-INNA: So how does he know the pace? C-BAR: He doesn't know the rhythm, he feels. If you now take a deaf person and put him and play music, he will feel the bass on the floor. In terms of feeling, he won't hear, but he will feel the vibrations, that's how the snake is. According to what you play, he feels the vibration and that, he moves according to that. TRANSLITERATOR’S NOTE: Actually it’s all due to the movement of the flute alone. Even if the flute was not played it would still be followed in the swaying motion. ANAELLE: Don’t, don’t, por favor. ANAELLE: That's what's under the snake. In your mother, por favor, in your mother. Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy. C-ANAELLE: Our snakes were of course crazy, somehow all the tasks we get to be have some kind of janana, something that turns around. C-AKIVA: The pigs too. C-ANAELLE: The pigs too, this one too. ANAELLE: Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy! AKIVA: Well done, how brave. How you chose to do it, I can't believe it. ANAELLE: I know, I'm a hero, I know. AKIVA: No, no, don't put it in. C-ANAELLE: It was just a crazy relief, as if God really directed things from above, so we really got out of heaven. AKIVA: Well done. C-ANAELLE: A lot of things that we didn't realise were happening and didn't work out for us and everything went as planned and, suddenly, at the end of the day, we realised how everything worked out just like a puzzle, that this is exactly what had to happen to us in order for the position we are in to work out for us. INNA: Mother. BAR: You don't understand how he looks at me, look. INNA: No, listen. Bar, leave, leave. BAR: Look, look. INNA: Bar, he scares me, enough. Enough, he scares me, enough. ANAELLE AND AKIVA, CURRENTLY IN FIRST PLACE AKIVA: Route Info. BAR AND INNA, CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE AKIVA: You have to take a taxi to the corner grocery store. RON SHAHAR: The teams must now reach the Bardiram neighbourhood where they will find "Grocery Corner", the corner grocery store. The place is closed now so they will have to come back here tomorrow morning to get the next clue. Skip AKIVA: Now that they don’t drive us too slowly. ANAELLE: Yes, with them it goes from extreme to extreme. AKIVA: Yes, I think so. Skip AKIVA: From seven to six. We have three hours. C-ANAELLE: The opening hours are seven in the morning until six in the evening. And we arrived at four in the morning. Me, my eyes darkened. AKIVA: Let's sleep in the taxi. C-ANAELLE: A hotel is out of the question for only two hours. Until I wake up, until I'm this, we told the taxi to stay with us. ANAELLE: I am not happy with this matter at all. C-AKIVA: The whole trip we see homeless people sleeping there on the street, even where the taxi stopped, there are full of homeless people there. C-ANAELLE: Right. C-AKIVA: Only abandoned and homeless dogs. C-ANAELLE: Right. C-AKIVA: And us. C-ANAELLE: Right. Skip AKIVA: At least tomorrow we will be the first to leave. Good night. ANAELLE AND AKIVA, CURRENTLY IN FIRST PLACE INNA: Here, here, here. Skip INNA: Well, it's open at seven in the morning. BAR: Yes, opening time, 7:00 am. INNA: If I had told you a month ago that you were going to sleep in a car in the middle of Sri Lanka after you played a snake… BAR: In front of the grocery store. I would tell you no, I don't think it can happen, but here you are in the taxi. Like my mom said, you have to, you have no choice, you have to make lemonade out of lemons, you have to look at the funny side of it and the cool side. What, it's a section, like, you know. Have you ever slept in a taxi? INNA: I don't care about the taxi. BAR: I also do not. INNA: What needs to happen is happening. BAR: Always. BAR AND INNA, CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE ALON: One and a half hours we have been here. OREN: We are still here twenty minutes after the Yemenis left. ALON: Yes, half an hour. C-OREN: We looked at when the Yemenis came out and we see half an hour, 35 minutes, already starting... the first couples already... C-ALON: What are you, a dumbass? What are you, a dumbass? C-OREN: Tom, Adele and Akiva already, already some four hours ahead of us. OREN: What are we actually doing? ALON: Forming a circle. OREN: Maybe we can do something else, throw such piles into the centre of space and see what comes out, in this way. C-OREN: We're already at the stage where we've scanned once, we've scanned a second time and we... every end of a package you come to you say, walla, it can't be, it has to be here, and if it's not here, what am I doing? Like, I already scanned it twice. C-ALON: That's the terrible thinking. I finish the package in a second and there is none. And another package and there is none. OREN: We move it in this way, more than that, how can it be moved? In this kind of movement it is impossible not to see it. ALON: Let's do it this way then. OREN: Here it is. OREN: Come on, we don't have...now we have to fly. C-ALON: Even when Oren had already found and said "I found it" there was no feeling in the room at all. The monks also already wanted to go home with us, everyone already wanted it to end. Skip ALON: Need to sew. C-OREN: The truth is, we saw it right away the second we walked in, the needle in the haystack. C-ALON: Right. C-OREN: But we wanted to create interest in the game. C-ALON: Add drama, must. C-OREN: A bit to have some kind of action, to create a television story as well, so we let the couples go out for fun like that and then we said, let's see how we make up for the gap. This is the real truth. C-ALON: Really. ALON: Sucks OREN: True. ALON: And it might also cost us the race. C-OREN: We go to the next point, where a Buddhist monk is supposed to be waiting for us and congratulate us on winning the race for a million, and we, what a win, what shoes, we, just let us survive this leg of the race, how to win the race at all? C-ALON: Entering this temple did something to me, gave me some feeling of, first of all, holiness, of something a little beyond the everyday. It gave me a feeling, I wouldn't say strength, but a little like...faith. Skip (Thank you very much, my friend) ALON AND OREN, CURRENTLY IN LAST PLACE ALON: You now have to get to the mask festival of Sri Lanka. ADELE: The second, with the upright. TOM: Okay. ADELE: Come on, go. Well, well, fast. TOM: It's like two circles and a spike. ADELE: Like this. Not like that, like this. TOM: Well, I brought like this. ADELE: No, he had small circles, he was small, he needed a bigger one, here, he’s there, the big one. TOM: You confuse me, ya Allah. ADELE: Tom, no, well what? TOM: What? What? You just messed with my brain with those circles. This is who I originally brought at the beginning and now we will see who confused whom. Skip TOM: What? Are you serious? ADELE: Go on, continue, we don't have time, the next couples are coming. OSNAT AND CARMIT, CURRENTLY IN FOURTH PLACE OSNAT: Come on, babe, come on. Hello. CARMIT: Ossie, take a good look. TOM: Should I bring the orange? ADELE: Yes. Tom mami, we don't have time, my life, we don't have time. Skip ADELE: Come on, my life. Come, well, is this it? TOM: Not good? ADELE: I don’t know, it looks alright to me. Yes. ADELE: Thank you. Come on, go. ADELE: God save, what is this? C-TOM: We arrived at the snakes. There were two cobras, just like in the movies. C-ADELE: Such... C-TOM: Of course I took the command and went to play the flute. C-ADELE: Command and went to play the flute. Okay, we'll leave it at that. TOM: Not knowing impurity. C-ADELE: Tom didn't take command, Tom was just very afraid of these snakes, I didn't even want to start meddling with him about who was doing what this time because I knew I wasn't afraid of these snakes, I can't see now with my eyes, I, I don't care. TOM AND ADELE, CURRENTLY IN THIRD PLACE ADELE: You have to go to the corner grocery store. TOM: Go, go, go. ADELE: I can’t see anything, God save. Skip TOM: No, don't just tell him what you think… Skip TOM: You've never been here in your life, you say to him, I think it's here? ADELE: Because "the corner grocery store" is written. TOM: So she's probably in some corner, what? ADELE: Here it is. It opens at seven in the morning. OSNAT: The ears are like separate. OREN: The Yemenites are here. ALON AND OREN, CURRENTLY IN LAST PLACE Skip OSNAT: Come on, Carmit, quickly. Skip C-OREN: We arrive, then we see the Yemenis finish the mission. C-ALON: A feeling that you can catch the last ones and like... C-OREN: At least the last ones, move forward. C-ALON: The task is not to finish first but to not finish last, to "survive", to survive the race segment. C-ALON: I asked the owners of the masks to move to another end and I isolated the six who, for me, were in range. ALON: Very difficult, Oren. OREN: Yes? ALON: Because there are many of them. Skip OSNAT: Where are you going after me, babe. C-OSNAT: She played the flute and I picked this one up, no matter if the snake bites me. C-OSNAT: Me, I have no problem with snakes. Because I raised snakes, I have no problem with it at all, I'm not disgusted, I'm not afraid. But I've never met a cobra, so it was a bit like the...I'd rather be with a snake than a man who is a snake. OSNAT AND CARMIT, CURRENTLY IN FOURTH PLACE OSNAT: You have to take a taxi to the grocery corner store. OSNAT: At the neighbourhood grocery store, everyone meets, talks, tells stories, where you hear who it is with, who is dead, who is alive, who has a child, who is getting married. C-OSNAT: We thought we were going to Badri or Habib, a corner grocery store. OSNAT: Come on, come on. Come, come, let's not be last. Seven. They open at seven. And we are here waiting. CARMIT: Well, at least we'll be fourth. OREN: Did you see when they came out? C-OREN: Yemenis come out and time is running out. C-ALON: There is nothing to do, we must... once again use our skills, close the gaps. ALON: Come on already. OREN: What? ALON: Take it already. OREN: Venomous cobra. ALON AND OREN, CURRENTLY IN LAST PLACE ALON: You have to take a taxi to the grocery corner store. C-ALON: A feeling like, how will we bridge this? C-OREN: The final slips through our fingers. C-ALON: Really, really, my head is running, there goes the final. ALON: We can go out twice as dumb, like, we keep talking about carrying Bar and Inna and the Yemenites on our backs to the final to make it easy, and at this moment in the race the sun hasn't even risen in gorgeous Sri Lanka, and their goal is to keep us...last in line. ALON: What is written? OREN: It opens at seven. C-OREN: Then we go to a grocery store... C-ALON: The corner. C-OREN: All the couples are waiting there in different situations, inside taxis. C-ALON: Look how they are...like, smeared. C-OREN: These are spread over all... C-ALON: Akiva slept there for about three and a half hours. C-OREN: Yes. C-ALON: Adele was stretched all over this, everyone's hibernating, and we're arriving. C-OREN: Arriving at six in the morning, just full of energy. C-ALON: What full of energy. C-OREN: Completely ruined after a rough night. C-ALON: And I know that I still have a full day ahead of me, like we haven't started yet. COMING UP NEXT… ANAELLE AND AKIVA, CURRENTLY IN FIRST PLACE Skip Detour. AKIVA: Spice Porters or Laundry Washers. RON SHAHAR: A Detour task is a choice between two possible tasks, each with advantages and disadvantages. In this task the couples have to choose between two common professions in Sri Lanka. The choice is between spice porters or washers. RON SHAHAR: In Spice Porters the couples will have to go to the Kollupitiya Market, where they will have to carry sacks of hot chili, the most common spice in Sri Lanka. The couple will first have to fill two bags of hot chilis weighing 25 kilograms each and carry them all the way between the market stalls until they reach the spice grinder. Here, with the help of local tools, they will crush it into powder. The chili powder is hot and burns and the locals are very careful about their eyes. Only when they finish the crushing will they get the next clue. Do not try this at home. RON SHAHAR: In Laundry Washers, the couples will have to wash 50 dirty sheets using the traditional method. The dirt is not easy to remove and requires a lot of effort. Words are written on three sheets which they will discover when they are hung to dry. Only after they discover the three words will they get the next clue. ANAELLE: Let’s go to the chili. Skip AKIVA: Come on. Skip ANAELLE: You have to give a crazy push. AKIVA: Something else. ANAELLE: Because it's really crowded. AKIVA: You have to do it now in Rabak, the task. ANAELLE: Come on, Shoshi, fast. Skip ANAELLE: Here, there is a sign, it’s marked. AKIVA: 25 kilos heavy but you'll make it, won't you? C-ANAELLE: We arrived at the spice market quite quickly, the market was very large with lots of stalls of spices and vegetables and there was a serious surface of about ten metres with piles of chili. ANAELLE: What to do? AKIVA: Fill it up. Be careful not to scratch or touch your face after filling. AKIVA: What’s happening honey? Shosha? ANAELLE: It hurts me, Akiva, you know I'm sensitive. C-ANAELLE: I from the beginning, I don't know why, I didn't really like this task. AKIVA: There are big sacks here, I think that's what we need. Shosha, I think this is what we need. AKIVA: Come on, fill in what you have. Leave, leave from here, just holding us back. C-ANAELLE: I had this feeling that it looks and sounds like the chili and everything is a lot faster but the washing is safer. But like Akiva said it was faster and he calculated it and I trust his judgement a lot. AKIVA: Shosha, what’s happening honey? ANAELLE: Wait. BAR AND INNA, CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE INNA: Detour. BAR: Spice Porters or Laundry Washers? We're going to the laundry, come on. INNA: Come on, let's fly. BAR: Inna, we are ticking this Detour, do you understand me? I'm going to do laundry now like I've never done in my life. What is ticking it off. INNA: Well, the connection between me and laundry is completely coincidental. BAR: No problem, today it will not be completely accidental but profitable, encouraging and with his help we will get there, come on. C-INNA: We must really stand today on stable ground, concentrate on the tasks. Skip BAR: Come on, okay, stunning, come on. INNA: Come on, Bar. Skip BAR: Moroccan ponytail. C-BAR: We arrived in a so-called laundromat. C-INNA: A laundromat very...how do I put this delicately? Very authentic. BAR: Come on, come in, go. C-BAR: We go in, we see lots and lots of... C-INNA: Sri Lankans. C-BAR: Sri Lankans. C-INNA: Loads and loads. C-BAR: Laundry. C-INNA: Soaps. C-BAR: Lots of old people, old, in a pool. BAR: No, you don't understand, don't look at the bath, you see the state of the bath, you faint. INNA: Yoo, I don’t believe it. Start, start passing it to me. BAR: Inna, mami, what about the soap? INNA: How do they do it? INNA: No, Bar. BAR: Did you understand? INNA: With the soap? BAR: That's it, you need to rub it, exactly, good job, beautiful. C-INNA: We had to scrub with the soap and this brush. The soap from the year 1888, in general this whole situation very much...belongs to the past. BAR: Inna, what you see that has a hint, of course put it aside. BAR: Argh, Inna! TOM AND ADELE, CURRENTLY IN THIRD PLACE ADELE: Detour. Spice Porters or Laundry Washers? Alright, we're going to Spice Porters. TOM; Come, mami. ADELE: Okay, come on. Buena, this thing stinks. TOM: Do not smell and do not bring it to your eyes. ADELE: Great, I'm allergic to spicy, it's really fun what I’m doing here. TOM; Don't put your face in there. ADELE: I'm trying, mami. C-TOM: At first we had to fill each one with 25 kilos of chili. TOM: Let's see the weight. TOM: What is this, Adele, I don't understand it. What is this? ADELE: Eight kilograms, looks like only that, need to do more. TOM: All of that is only eight? It will never turn to 25 here. OSNAT AND CARMIT, CURRENTLY IN FOURTH PLACE OSNAT: Detour. Spice Porters or Laundry Washers? CARMIT: Let's go for the spices. OSNAT: None, none. About the spices- CARMIT: No problem. OSNAT: I can't in water. OSNAT: Laundry needs to be washed and I can't with the cast. OSNAT: Onwards, go. CARMIT: I came. OSNAT: Oh, my hand, ya Rabak. CARMIT: I'll help you, Ossie, not with the other hand. OSNAT: How can I pick up with one hand? CARMIT: I'll help you. With one hand, don't worry. TOM; Compress as much as you can, compress. ANAELLE: I will haul it, Akiva. AKIVA: Shosha, I need you to get over yourself. ANAELLE: Wow, wow, wow, difficult, huh? You're bleeding, your nose is bleeding. C-ADELE: This chili burned, there were no such things. C-TOM: It's okay, it's burning, I'm burning too. C-ADELE: Mami, I burn more than you. C-TOM: And I'm already forgetting about myself, I'm also, murderously spicy, I'm also a quarter Ashkenazi, I'm also a type of person who takes these things bad. C-ADELE: Mami, how are you Ashkenazi if you are Tripolitanian and Yemeni and Moroccan. C-TOM: Half, half...one more time....you've been with me for two years, I'm not Moroccan. I am half Tripolitan, one quarter Yemeni, one quarter Ashkenazi. C-ADELE: Fact, the Yemeni quarter and the Tripolitanian quarter worked for you, it didn't hurt you like mine. C-TOM: I had spicy. C-ADELE: I am net Ashkenazi, net. C-TOM: Everyone burned there. C-ADELE: So me, so I, I am Russian that in my life I have never touched anything spicy. OSNAT: Come on, hurry up, fill up 25 kilos. Need to compress. Skip ALON AND OREN, CURRENTLY IN LAST PLACE ALON: Spice Porters or Laundry Washers? Okay. Well, we choose porters. OREN: We have to work on this thing, like crazy. BAR: Can’t be that we haven't found even one so far. What about the hints, they don't want to come? The position of the other couples in my eyes... INNA: Don't think about it, don't think about it. BAR: Come on, just don't slow down. INNA: Exactly. BAR: Okay, I think I found one. INNA: What is written? BAR: I don't know, it needs to be cleaned. He's like really filthy. I am now cleaning his life. OREN: Come in, Alon, Alon, come. ALON: Here it is, come on. OREN: We each need 25 kilos, Alon. AKIVA: What’s wrong, honey? C-ALON: When we enter we see the girls...the lady of the Lord God forbid, the creator of the world is all wrapped in...she puts something on her mouth and chokes to death. It made us happy. OREN: Open for me, come open for me. ALON: Come on, Oren, come on, come on. C-OREN: When all pairs are at the same point it allows more control over the process. You see who comes in, who goes out. C-ALON: Where you are. C-OREN: You are all the time, you are not isolated. TOM: Let's see the weight. TOM; How can it be? Not knowing impurity, it's only 18 kilos and it's full. AKIVA: Great. ANAELLE: How much? AKIVA: 22. Let me help you, let me help you. CARMIT: You need that side too. AKIVA: Okay, leave a moment, okay. OSNAT: 18. AKIVA: Carmit, isn't it better for you to go to the laundry? ANAELLE: Alright, you don't worry about them. ALON: Come on, Oren. OREN: Come on. ALON: 25, okay. Come on, Oren, need to get out. OREN: Come on, Alon. ALON: Come, I see. C-ALON: We worked there correctly. We each put a 25 kilo bag and from there we left first and started running to the chili grinding station even after actually arriving last. OREN: Not here, not here. Give me, give me, give me. ALON: Here, here, here. Up. C-ALON: Och-doch, first floor, second floor, third floor you are carrying so there are the fumes, think you are sitting in a sack of chili. OREN: Come on. ALON: Here, to the right. Come on, Oren, go. TOM: Take it, mami, you alright? Be careful, keep your hand here, hand here on this one. ADELE: Alright, come on, come on, are you ready? Okay, we go. TOM: Slowly, mami. Well done, my life. ADELE: Tom, what's wrong with you, Tom? TOM: I got confused walking. ADELE: No, no, no, mami. TOM: What? ADELE: I fell, I fell, help me. Whoa, okay, I'm fine. TOM: What a cannon you are. Be careful, slowly. Not much left. ALON: Here to the right. But where is it in here? Here. Okay! Come on, take it down, what do you need, this? OREN: Yes. C-ALON: We got to the chili shredder that I think has been standing there for 48 hours, she’s been in this movement all her life. Skillfully. C-OREN: Which is a kind of mortar and pestle, which is a stone plate with another stone cylinder on it that needs to crush the chili. ALON: Come on, Oren, start grinding. OREN: Wait, I want to see what she wets. Yes, pour some water, come on. ALON: Go. Excellent. OREN: Let's not lose the material. TOM: Slowly, mami. ALON: Come on, they’ve come, they’ve arrived. ADELE: Bring it, I'll do it, bring it here, put it here on the plate. TOM: What do we need to do, Alon? ALON: Grind. ADELE: Grind, Tom, what… TOM: Why is only he grinding? ADELE: Look how she does, mami, look how she does it with the oil. TOM: We reached a place where there was actually an old girl, so broken, that we see her doing it normally, as if it were her life. AKIVA: Come on, I'll help you, I'll help you. Take out the hook. ANAELLE: Come on, babe. CARMIT: I have a spicy eye, I can't see anything. AKIVA: Everyone has a spicy eye. Skip OSNAT: Come on, tie it, take it off. Skip ANAELLE: Okay, what, how do I carry it? Lord have mercy. AKIVA: May God really have mercy. ANAELLE: Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy. Shoshi, I'm starting to move forward, come on. OSNAT: Akiva, help me lift it up. AKIVA: Ossie, I don't have time, Anaelle started walking. ANAELLE: Akiva, well, in your mother, I can't take another step. Come on, well. OSNAT: Who will help me lift me now? ANAELLE: Shoshi, I can't. AKIVA: Second, I help her. OSNAT: Wait, just lift it on your back, Shosha. ANAELLE: Shoshi, are you crazy? Well, I can't stand on my feet. AKIVA: I'm coming. C-ANAELLE: You had to take off their sack, put on your sack and then yours and tie it and I was already with the sack on my back and it's too much for me, I don't carry 25 kilos every day and not every two days. ANAELLE: What’s wrong with you? AKIVA: A little charity, honey. Wait, there's a down arrow here, what are you doing? ANAELLE: Where? AKIVA: Here, here.