The Amazing Race 2012 teams will face overwhelming heat and an intense challenge as they race through Bangladesh this week. One team will receive unhappy news from home and others will be pushed nearly to their breaking point. Who was eliminated on The Amazing Race 2012 this week? Join us for our live The Amazing Race 21 recap!

WARNING: THE AMAZING RACE 21 SPOILERS AHEAD!

This post contains The Amazing Race 2012 spoilers about episode 5. Please stop reading here if you do not want to know what happens or who went home on The Amazing Race 21 this week.

Tonight on The Amazing Race 21 is going to be a grueling one for the remaining teams battling to make it through to the next leg of the journey. The heat in Bangladesh is nasty and the challenge on this episode looks like it is going to be hellish. If The Amazing Race 2012 teams are lucky, we will finally see a non-elimination leg at last this season. If not, who was eliminated on The Amazing Race 21 this week may just end up being who just the most exhausted.

There are just seven teams left on The Amazing Race 21 as we launch into another drama-filled episode. Sadly, this episode begins with some very hard news for one of the contestants. James finds out during a web chat with this wife that his father has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. Despite his depression over the news, he decides to continue on with the race in honor of his Dad.

James and Abba head out first on the hunt for an eggplant vendor at the local Jatrabari market. The clue they find directs them to Ferry Ghat Road. James and Abba are the first one to make it to the Roadblock, followed by Abbie & Ryan, Natalie & Nadiya.

James and Abba head out first on the hunt for an eggplant vendor at the local Jatrabari market. The clue they find directs them to Ferry Ghat Road. James and Abba are the first one to make it to the Roadblock, followed by Abbie & Ryan, Natalie & Nadiya.

At the Roadblock, the teams have to build a scale out of ropes and sticks to balance out wood and rocks. James is able to complete the task first and get the next clue. James and Abba are now off to a Detour challenge.

At the Detour, the teams have to choose between making a bag in ‘Straw Dogs’ or transporting a bunch of bamboo to a construction site in ‘Bamboo Jungle’. James and Abba decide to do the ‘Bamboo Jungle’ side of the challenge.

While some of the other teams are working through the first challenge, others are still working on getting there. Josh & Brent are the worst off as they seem to be lost.

Abba & James are loading up bamboo to transport while Natalie and Nadiya finish up at the balancing scale challenge. This is one tough challenge and everyone is really struggling to get through both parts — building the scale as required and then balancing the wood and rocks.

James & Abba finish the Bamboo Dogs Detour without a problem and receive their next clue. They are racing off to the end of the leg in first place again. James & Abba finish the Detour and are running off to the Pit Stop.

Natalie & Nadiya, James and Jaymes, are working on the Bamboo Dogs Detour. Coming along behind them are Abbie & Ryan, Trey & Lexi. Josh & Brent and Rob & Kelly are trailing behind. Brent had a really hard time with the balance challenge because he kept leaving out a piece of the scale and was quickly becoming exhausted and dehydrated. Finally he managed to rally and complete the task.

James & Abba make it to the end of the leg in first place and win a trip to Malaysia. Host Phil Keoghan wants to know how James is doing with the news that his father is seriously ill. James says his family wanted him to keep going and he is not going to quit.

Abbie & Ryan reach the end point in second place and Ryan is seriously annoyed at not being first. He does not take it well at all.

Twins Nadiya & Natalie come in third place. James & Jaymes unfortunately missed three bamboos in their Detour and have to go back and fetch them, putting them quite a bit behind. Lexi and Trey noticed they missed the Bamboo, but they just head right on out. Jaymes is so hot and exhausted he isn’t even sure he can go back, but they can’t quit.

Meanwhile, Rob & Kelly reach the Pit Stop followed by Trey & Lexi. That leaves James & Jaymes and Josh & Brent as the last two teams headed to the pit stop. Battling fatique and heat, the two teams push as hard as they can not to end up in last place.

In the end, it is James & Jaymes who manage to arrive at the Pit Stop first as team number six. Jost & Brent are the last team to reach the Pit Stop, but it turns out they are very luck indeed. This is a non-elimination leg and no one goes home on The Amazing Race 21 this week! However, Josh & Brent will have to face a Speed Bump during the next leg.

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