"The Amazing Race" tackles the meaning of life

The cast of "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business."
CBS
The cast of "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business."
CBS

(CBS) A spiritual quest for the meaning of life proved the undoing of one team Sunday night on "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business." (SPOILER ALERT)

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Father-daughter team Ron and Christina were eliminated after Ron lost time searching the streets of Varanasi, India, in search of a holy man who would help him with a puzzle that revealed the "meaning of life."

The task was to find seven spiritual leaders - bearded and garbed in orange - who each had a clue to the spiritual puzzle. Ron, as usual, made things harder than they had to be and moved off the main streets, where all the religious figures were, to pointlessly search the back alleys. The delay cost him the game.

Meanwhile, the Harlem Globetrotters managed to move from last place to first and won a trip to Hawaii.

The hardest task - and the most fun to watch - this week was the one requiring teams to make cowpies from buffalo manure and stick them on a wall to dry into patties of fuel for outdoor fires .

Kent and Vxysin, the Goth team, are also fun to watch, especially now that they are on slippery ground. They know it, too. Why else would Vxysin take a dive into the Ganges?

Oh, and the meaning of life? The answer, when all the clues were put together, was "Once you're over the hill, you pick up speed."