Mel did not want to give up the last challenge when his son Mike told him to, but the freezing weather forced them to quit.
Father and son Mel and Mike were eliminated from "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" on Sunday, March 6 episode. Mel, although recovered from the extension of double legs, could not keep up with the rest of the team when the temperature in Japan dropped very low during the Detour challenge.
Mike and Mel actually were not the last one in the race, but the last task to find a frog in the mud proved to be too much for them that they sought warmth in a van. The cheerleaders Jaime and Cara were eventually able to take over and reached the pit stop before the father and son. "He knew he was going to lose the race by telling me to get out," Mel said and Mike added, "My dad will never give up. That's why sometimes you have to give up for him."
Bestfriends Zev and Justin were able to retain their first position and won a trip for two to Costa Rica. But the promo for next week's episode showed that they are stuck in one of the roadblock tasks. The teams will travel to China.