We start tonight's episode with those final three teams leaving St Andrews By The Sea and heading for Montreal. Steph & Kristen are the first out of the gate at 12:22am and they're all heading for the St John airport to be on the same flight to Montreal where they'll need to locate the headquarters of Canada's own Cirque du Soleil. Coming out of the airport Jillian & Emmett managed to pull ahead of Steph & Kristen while Joel & Ashley fall in behind, but not by much.
Upon arrival at the Cirque du Soleil teams will need to get into costumes and master three Cirque du Soleil skills; bungee up to a trapeze bar, balance on a huge ball as they walk it across the room, and climb the Chinese pole. Emmett gets the trapeze bar, but Jillian can't do the ball, despite being strapped in, even while laying on top of it.
Ashley can't make the leap to the trapeze bar so Joel takes a shot and grabs the bar, leaving Ashley to try the ball for her team. Emmett ends up doing the ball walk as well so Jillian has no choice but to climb the pole, which she had no problem with and they're the first ones out. They're on their way to the headquarters of Canada's oldest bank, the Bank of Montreal, where they'll need to crack a code to get the key to a safety deposit box with their next clue.
Joel & Ashley move into second place but when they head out Jillian & Emmett are still trying to get a cab (after their original one left with their $50) so they slide into first while Steph & Kristen finish up at the Cirque du Soleil. When they get to the bank, Joel & Ashley find the gibberish text and begin deciphering it before anyone else arrives. In come Steph & Kristen, who also passed Jillian & Emmett, but they're first attempt at cracking the code was wrong. That allowed Joel & Ashley to crack the code, get the key and now they're on their way to the Roadblock at the Montreal Biosphere, where they'll need to muscle up 120 feet to the observation deck and then rappel across the biosphere and down the other side. They race out of the bank as Steph & Kristen try again and are on their tail.
At St Viateur Bagel teams encounter a second Roadblock and in this one the other team member must deliver a ton of bagels on bagel sticks, about 72 bagels at a time, to three different locations to get their next clue. That's a load of bagels. Ashley gets started just as Steph & Kristen arrive and Kristen gets into uniform. As Ashley gets turned around, Kristen manages to deliver her order first but they're still close as Jillian just gets started.
Jillian gets lost and asks a local for help but can't remember the name of the place she's looking for, unaware that she's wearing their hat. The local tries to point her in the right direction, since she just came from there, but Jillian somehow managed to mix up those directions due to the stress of trying to catch up to the other two girls. Meanwhile, Kristen and Ashley are neck and neck as they race to keep ahead of each other. Once again Kristen beats Ashley to the delivery on their second order as Jillian panics because she still can't find her first location and switches to her second, just as Kristen and Ashley both complete the task.
As Jillian corrects her errors, Steph & Kristen are the first to arrive at the Moment Factory where they'll need to match the correct phrases to 11 locations from 33 phrases available. They're off to a good start but this is still a tough task. Joel & Ashley arrive only a few minutes behind and get started with the phrases they know are right. As both teams work out the phrases Jillian completes her deliveries and she's sure they've lost because of her but Emmett refuses to blame her for anything, which is one of his good qualities. I've been pretty hard on Emmett this season but he actually has quite a few good qualities.
When Jillian & Emmett arrive at the Moment Factory, Emmett can hear voices from the other areas and he realizes that the other two teams are still there. They're still in this and that spurs them on to focus on winning rather than dwell on where they are in the running. Jillian & Emmett have taken extra care throughout the race to try and remember all the little details, and now is the time to see if they remembered them all correctly. He tells Jillian to work quietly so nobody knows they're there and she notices that a bunch of the phrases are garbage so she begins weeding those out.
While Jillian & Emmett focus, Steph & Kristen call for a check but fail, then Joel & Ashley call for a check and both teams get "Access Denied". Even Jillian and Emmett get that on their first check but they're closer than Joel & Ashley. Eventually Steph & Kristen correct their errors and get the next clue. They need to make their way to the top of Mont-Royal and find Jon, and all the other racers, at the finish line.
Jillian & Emmett are Team Number 2 and Jillian says they learned that she's crazy and probably needs therapy. They may have different plans for their future but I think this race has brought them even closer than they were before. Closing out the season, Joel & Ashley are Team Number 3 and despite their struggles they never gave up. Joel's goal of having a stronger bond with his daughter is probably a much better win in the long run and worth every bit of hardship they endured on the race.
So that's it for Season Four of The Amazing Race Canada and it's almost a wrap here at Gord & Wayne HQ. We still have our video review to film, and our interviews with the final three teams as well as a few other things to wrap up around here. We haven't heard anything yet about a season five but I'm sure that'll be announced soon enough and Wayne and I will be ready with another amazing audition video. Sooner or later you'll be watching our smiling faces racing across your television screen in an attempt to be the oldest winners of The Amazing Race Canada. I'm not saying we'll win, but we'll sure as hell try. Until that time.