'The Amazing Race' Season 28 spoilers: Teams race to Tbilisi, Georgia for wine, candy and ballet dance

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Rike Park in Tbilisi, Georgia
A general view shows Rike Park in Tbilisi, Georgia, March 3, 2016. Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili

After a brief hiatus, “The Amazing Race” or “TAR” Season 28 returns to the small screen with another action-packed episode. On the April 8 run, the seven remaining teams travel all the way to Tbilisi, Georgia, where they encounter another set of challenging tasks as they beat the others to the pit stop. Fans are highly anticipating the upcoming episode, since this is the first time that the show included Tbilisi in its race map.

Spoiler Alert! This article contains "The Amazing Race" 2016 spoilers.

The 28th installment of the award-winning CBS reality TV show will air its seventh episode titled “Welcome to Bloody Fingers 101” on Friday. TV Guide reports that the race heats up in Tbilisi, Georgia, where the competitors face a sweet challenge: learning how to make traditional candy. However, it’s not all sweet and tasty for the teams, as they will also go deep into the trenches at an old Georgian winery.

Fans are in for an array of the Georgian tradition and culture. On the April 8 episode, teams will be asked to clean a Kvevri, a Georgian traditional earthenware vat for wine, as well as take a stab at ballet dancing taught by the famous dance company Sukhishvilebi. The teams will then race to the pit stop for the seventh leg of the race, which will be either at Rike Park or the Peace Bridge, according to a report by Georgia Today.

Bertram van Munster, co-creator and executive producer of “TAR” said he chose Georgia to be part of this season’s race because he has heard a lot of great things about it. “It is extraordinary, beautiful and a culturally rich country we have never been to before,” he told Georgia Today.

"The Amazing Race" Season 28 recap of Leg 6

On the sixth episode, titled “Let The Good Times Roll,” the teams were instructed to go to Armenia from France. They went straight to the Yerevan Opera Theater to watch a performance of Sabre Dance and to search for the next clue. After receiving it from the janitor, the remaining competitors walked to Yerevan Cascade, where they were asked to climb 500 steps to get the Detour clue. The teams had to choose between Thread and Bread. In Thread, teams must make their way to Megerian Carpet Factory where they have to sew in a row of 200 proper stitches of an Armenia carpet. Those who chose Bread travelled to Parvana Bakery, where they had to make 15 pieces of lavash, Armenia’s traditional bread.

The Roadblock challenge, on the other hand, instructed the team’s representative to correctly perform an oil change on a taxi cab to receive their next clue. They then proceeded to the historic Temple of Garni for the pit stop, where “The Amazing Race” host Phil Keoghan was waiting for them at the mat.

For the third time since the race began, pro Frisbee fellas Brodie and Kurt beat the others at the pit stop, where they were told that they won an express pass. This can be used during the race to skip any one task of the team's choosing before the ninth leg. Dating gamers Burnie Burns and Ashley Jenkins were named team number two, followed by newlyweds Zach and Rachel King.

Here’s the rest of the "TAR" Season 28 team placement in the sixth episode: Engaged choreographers Dana Borriello and Matt Steffanina; father and son Scott and Blair; and best friends Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl. Mother and son duo Sheri and Cole LaBrant were the last team to arrive to the pit stop. Luckily for them, it was a non-elimination leg, meaning they are still in the running.

[Read: “'The Amazing Race' Season 28 Update: Get to know more about the 7 remaining teams”]

Click here to see a video of the Leg 6 episode from the official website of “The Amazing Race.” The show airs in the US every Friday at 8/7c on CBS.