The Amazing Race 12 episode 8 ranking

Eighth Episode

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Phil thinks he can get away with lying about non-eliminations and Fast Forwards in TAR, eh? Well Miss Trunchbull is none too pleased! Just be glad you won’t be going into the Chokey, young Kiwi.

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I guess it really is Phil. I thought it was Tricia Godlewski as a child. I doubt he will lie to Trunchbull again.

– Previously on TAR: Five teams set out from Dubrovnik, Croatia and travelled to Tuscanny. TK & Rachel arrived with Nate & Jenn at the roadblock but fell behind when TK couldn’t find the clue from the ultralight plane.

Ultralight as in super lightweight or ultralight as in it is really bright and reflective when flying at night? This is unclear.

. . .Nic & Don went for the Fast Forward. After completing the Fast Forward by getting permanent tattoos, Nic & Don went directly to the pit stop. Kynt & Vyxsin got lost on the confusing roads of Tuscanny and they came in last. Then came a new twist in the race. Five teams remain. Who will be eliminated next?

– Intro time. Not too many more seasons before the new intro theme song is introduced. I am savouring it. Personally I enjoy this song ten times more than the one introduced in TAR 14. It sounds like music you could hear on 90s and early 2000s travel shows.

– We are introduced to Florence, Italy. The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. It was the seventh pit stop in a race around the world. . .and what’s this?

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This is supposed to be a family show! Just be thankful that I managed to blur it out myself (I stuck with yellow because there wasn’t much to blur), so this blog is now family friendly! Uh, you’re welcome!

– After spending five of the first seven rounds in Europe, everyone was hoping for either a return to Africa or head eastward to the frustrating and dense streets of Asia where the language barrier becomes far greater.

Quick reminder of Europe stats:

TAR 4: Spent five consecutive rounds in Europe before heading to Asia for the next eight legs.

TAR 6: Spent an astonishing seven of the first nine rounds in Europe before finishing out the race in Sri Lanka and China. Bleh.

TAR 9: Spent rounds three through seven in central and eastern Europe before heading off to Asia.

So TAR 12 joins them in Europe Abuse, and with four episodes left, the Europe ratio this season falls just short of TAR 6. And unlike TAR 6, at least we got to see new countries when Europe was indeed re-visited. This season has done a great job of incorporating new countries, or in the case of Italy and Netherlands, new regions. ‘Tis refreshing.

Phil’s Questions: Can TK & Rachel avoid the recent blunders that have held them in the back of the pack? And will Kynt & Vyxsin be able to overcome their Speed Bump Penalty Challenge and remain in the race?
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That’s what it was called back then? The Speed Bump Penalty Challenge? I bet it’s not long before Phil reduces himself to saying ‘Speed Bump task’ or ‘Speed Bump’, or by TAR 25, ‘the SB’.

– Nic & Don, who arrived first at 1012am, will depart at 1012pm where teams will undoubtedly be in the same line at the airport.

– Nic reads that teams must fly 4, 000 miles to Mumbai (Bombay), India. Yep. Eight seasons later and Phil still has to say that it is formerly Bombay.

– Nic continues reading that once in Mumbai, teams must make their way by auto-rickshaw to find Mr. Naik’s Newspaper Stall.

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Mr. Naik looks like a very grouchy store owner.

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Why can’t all East Indian shop owners be as pleasant as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon?

– Once at Mr. Naik’s Newspaper Stall, they must buy a copy of The Times of India and search for an advertisement containing the location of their next clue. It’s similar to the TAR 4 Cochin task where they had to find a billboard on the highway that had their next clue on it.

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You can see it was filmed on July 24, 2007. Just over six years ago. What were you doing July 24, 2007?

I am curious about the Custom House that is Physical Tender.

“Chauhan is pronounced as Chow-Hahn”. For some reason this phonetic breakdown amuses me.

– Donald hands Nic the clue.

DONALD: Read this part Nic, I can’t see it.

Classic Grandpa Racer. He’ll complain to the producer that they are discriminating against old people because they don’t offer clues in large print!

– Nic talks about how he has to look out for a seventy year old man through the race. Meanwhile as a pedestrian I have to look out for seventy year old men driving on the road as well because I live in a retirement town.

– DON: Why are we going in here?
NIC: We’re looking to purchase tickets.

Geez. Don is really out of it once it is past his 6pm bedtime.

– Nic loves Don’s drive to win and claims it is his biggest strength, but feels it is also his weakness because he doesn’t know his limits. Nic discovers there is a plane that gets in at 1030pm. They call Air France and book the tickets. The flight departs at 650am. They rent a room and sleep.

– Nate & Jenn begin at 1155pm. I am sure Jenn lost sleep knowing she would have scored a romantic trip if she could have convinced Nate to take the Fast Forward. Although after the race I bet a trip with each other would be a nightmare.

– Jenn says it is all about keeping their relationship on the up, and remind herself of how embarrassing and disgusting it was when they would fight with one another.

– Nate & Jenn made it in an impressive time last round because Ronald & Christina do not check out until 106am. Oddly enough, it’s 106am as I blog this very line.

RONALD: I love coming to this lovely city of the Renaissance. We hope this is the Renaissance of me as a new man to make my daughter feel proud.

So poetic.

– Ronald calls the travel agency. He discovers the same 650am flight. Off to the airport they go.

– 211am. TK & Rachel commence. TK says they are always racing for second-to-last. Rachel wants to stick with being mellow.

– Suddenly it’s 323am. Wow. Kynt & Vyxsin lost a TON of time when they switched Detours last round. Both are excited for India. Vyxsin feels like she is waking up from a bad dream. She says it happens rarely that her and Kynt are out of sync.

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So rare that it warrants our latest black-and-white moment!

KYNT: DON’T STOP THIS CAR VYXSIN! IF YOU TURN AROUND RIGHT NOW WE WON’T BE MEMORABLE ENOUGH FOR AN INVITE TO THE NEXT ALL-STARS!

– Kynt recaps the Speed Bump twist. It’s like watching Big Brother where everything is over-explained. Nate & Jenn show up to a closed airport. Ronald & Christina show up too and ask where Nic & Don are. Then there’s TK & Rachel. And lastly, Kynt & Vyxsin.

– 430am. The airport opens. Nate calls for Jenn to follow him. They reach the ticket counter. It doesn’t open until 530am. Nic & Don are in a cab to the airport. Christina wants to retrieve her tickets.

– Kynt & Vyxsin deviate from everyone at the Air France counter and instead head to Lufthansa. Jenn chalks it up to their common mischief. Kynt & Vyxsin discover the best flight is 100am. Disappointed, they retreat back to Air France.

– Nic & Don are at the airport. Ronald is frustrated that they had a full night’s rest while they waited outside of the airport. Nate is pissed they have the best flight every single time.

– Nate & Jenn and Ronald & Christina retrieve their tickets. Nate & Jenn reserve theirs.

– TK & Rachel show up to the counter. Flight is full. They go to a new counter. Kynt & Vyxsin stay at Air France and ask if there are improved flights.

– Air France 650am flight takes off. Nic’s chair creaks as he sits in. No idea why the audio department wanted to include this in the episode, but whatever.

– Kynt & Vyxsin book a flight that connects via Amsterdam that gets in at 1050pm. TK & Rachel eye them from the other counter. Kynt pretends that he is worried and Vyxsin consoles him. Rachel says that the Goths look frazzled. Kynt’s strategy of “performance art” works. Vyxsin says they have to do it because of their current disadvantage.

– TK & Rachel book a flight that gets in at 100am via Frankfurt. Unless there are night-time tasks in a city as chaotic as India, it’s safe to say there will be an equalizer for all five teams. Plus good luck reading a newspaper at midnight.

– TK says confidence is tough to attain in the unknown.

– The Paris 1030pm suffers a delay because of the tarmac. Therefore, Kynt & Vyxsin’s flight is first into Mumbai. They have a thirty minute jump on the other three teams. Vyxsin is amazed by India. They get to the newspaper stand. Sure enough it does not open until 6am. Like Colin Guinn, Jenn sarcastically comments on the smell. Jenn is uber pissed by the equalizer, and knows her and Nate’s nerves are all over the place.

I should note Nate & Jenn cannot stop scratching their face during the interview. They really are a big bag o’ nerves.

– The four teams show up to the newspaper stand and decide to sleep on the bench together. What comfortable arrangements.

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The stray dog sadly is the most comfortable one for the night.

– TK & Rachel’s flight lands and see the equalizer along with. . .

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Pleasant dreams.

– Now it’s time to acknowledge that this is the first time in TAR history that they return to a city that already hosted a full-length round in the past. That’s right, Mumbai was featured heavily in TAR 4.

TAR 4’s structure: Spend ten minutes on the poverty -> Bollywood -> Showcase David & Jeff briefly -> Show Tian & Jaree and Kelly getting fondled for several minutes on the crammed trains by strangers
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And their own partner.

–  No more victims because there were still three all-male teams remaining. -> Handling stinky fish on your head. Sprint to the mat on a day that seemed like it was 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Much to the delight of teams this season, they will not have to ride the trains.

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You’ll have to wait until TAR 20, buddy. He was hoping to be the Switchback.

– India soundtrack plays. Suddenly it’s 6am. No focus on poverty yet. Guess they already did that with Burkina Faso. Everyone is furiously looking through the newspaper. Except Nic who is standing near a team and looking over their shoulder. Nate & Jenn argue about advertisement seeking techniques.

– I must say the fast-paced music isn’t making a speed read of a newspaper any more exciting. Vyxsin finds it first. She reads that they must go to Chauhan Tailors. They hire an auto-rickshaw. Speed Bump Speed Bump blah blah.

– Ronald finds it next.

JENN: How did everyone find it so fast?
NATE: Not everyone found it yet.

Jenn sure loves to exaggerate.

– And Jenn loves to scream because out of nowhere she hops up and runs around in a circle. Nate freaks out because in Mumbai anything goes.

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Turns out it’s a dog that is barking and being overly-friendly. I guess between Nate & Jenn, Ronald, and Don, overt-friendliness is an alien concept this season.

– TK & Rachel have it. Nic sees the section they spotted it and spots it shortly thereafter. Jenn is frustrated and picks up the newspaper as she reminds Nate they are the last ones.

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The best way to scan a newspaper is to pick it up, walk with it, and look up from the paper.

– Jenn keeps repeating that they are last and is frustrated. Well, it’s her own fault. They have a “you started it” “no, you started it” fight.

– Vyxsin hopes the driver has a good sense of direction. TK’s driver is unsure where to be. Kynt & Vyxsin are dropped off in the wrong place. Nic & Don are first to the stall. Something peculiar stands out.

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If I was a local, I would think that’s a Wanted poster. Especially when two people dress that outrageously.

– Nic & Don have the clue. It’s a Detour. Paste Em or Thread Em.

– In Paste Em, teams make their way to a marked underpass and use the supplies to properly paste a six-panel Bollywood movie poster onto the wall.

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Paste a poster onto a wall named Lovewall? Funny.

Oh, and why didn’t Phil say “a Mullywood poster, formerly known as Bollywood”?

– In Thread Em, teams make their way to a marked flower stall at Dadar Market where they must correctly thread a wedding garland consisting of 108 flowers that have an alternating pattern. That’s 36 flowers per colour. Once the judge decrees that the garland has been threaded correctly, they will hand it to a groom in the middle of a wedding ceremony. I wonder how many hours the groom has been contracted to dance in the streets waiting for lagging teams.

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Here’s your Arranged Garland for your arranged wedding! Can’t stop the paaaarty!

– Nic & Don choose to Paste Em because Don used to be in the printing business for big billboards. He is indeed confident. Ronald & Christina choose to Paste Em too.

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And what is up with those faces in the background? Why isn’t that ever explained?

– Kynt & Vyxsin know they are close to the route marker. Nate & Jenn are still scanning the newspaper.

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Maybe if you stopped looking at the Funnies, you’d make some real progress!

– TK & Rachel have the clue. They choose to Thread Em because Rachel knows how to thread garlands. She has worked in a flower shop for four years.

– Kynt & Vyxsin spot the Speed Bump. Oooooh. What could it be? They must take an auto-rickshaw to a Yoga Master and perform an array of Yoga moves.

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Thank Vishnu that she isn’t leading the yoga routine. Too many people of her bloodline end up involved in TAR, anyway.

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That looks painful. And that’s only one of the yoga moves. What are some other ones?

And oooo, look at the Speed Bump symbol in all of its debuting glory!

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How are they supposed to bring out their leg that far?!

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And they have to breathe fire too?!

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Dang, that’s a tough Speed Bump! Use your Gothic Powers Kynt & Vyxsin!

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He’s all tied up at the moment. But geez, I think levitating is easier than that!

– Once the task is done they can continue racing in hopes of making up this valuable lost time. I hope the execution of the yoga moves is not too subjective. I wish Phil would have participated in the yoga.

– Kynt is happy that he gets to take a break to do some yoga. Nate & Jenn doing this task is highly amusing.

– Speaking of Nate & Jenn, they find the clue in the paper. Jenn yells “gosh” for the third time this episode. They make fun of themselves for stressing out so much to the point they couldn’t locate an ad in a paper.

– Nic & Don are taken in the wrong direction in the cab. The driver tells him they will go back.

– Ronald & Christina prepare to paste. Ronald complains there is no instruction manual.

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Miyagi learn karate from booklet.

– Christina yells at Ronald to paste it to the right.

CHRISTINA: That’s left.

Oh boy. Ronald has left the buil–underpass already.

– In a stereotypical fashion, Ronald & Christina struggle to paste the posters that need to be high off the ground. Christina finds a makeshift cardboard stool for Ronald to step on.

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Nothing spells stability like 180 pounds balancing on a cardboard box!

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Fail.

– Ronald yells at Christina for giving him a headache and complains about the cheap paste. Kynt & Vyxsin prepare to do yoga. Nate & Jenn are already at the Detour. Nate tells her they will be okay. They choose to Thread Em.

– Kynt & Vyxsin learn some yoga. The best part by far is a random shot of a guy who isn’t even an instructor or doing any yoga.

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Who the f— is he and what the f— is he doing? Either he is taunting Kynt & Vyxsin by putting his thumb on the end of his nose with his other fingers raised or he is communicating in Klingon with his pinky and ring finger.

– Nic & Don spot Ronald & Christina at Paste Em. Christina grumbles when she sees them. She is like her father.

– I take that back about the random guy. I think -this- move is the best.

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We call it the Parseltongue or the Hopkins.

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I just lost ten bucks. Totally thought Kynt would have a tongue piercing.

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But luckily I get ten dollars back. I never understood why you would get a tongue piercing.

But then again, people don’t understand why I have blogged over thirteen seasons of Amazing Race and make multiple ‘Dhalsim levitate’ references in the same season. In fact I have referenced Dhalsim in three episodes. I must be really wanting to play Street Fighter. I’ll play a game like Streets of Rage and maybe I will have new 90s fighting references to turn to on a regular basis.

– Jenn assumes she is in last place.

JENN: Who knows where Kynt & Vyxsin are. They could already be done their Speed Bump. They have supernatural powers or something.

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I must admit that Nate has probably the thickest eyebrows I have ever seen in TAR. They even made a muppet off of him, don’t you know?

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The most scandalous thing about him is. . .the unibrow.

– Kynt & Vyxsin complete the Speed Bump. Ronald takes to the streets of Mumbai to look for a stool. Apparently it was his own fault that he started the poster too high. They get into an argument over Christina’s death trap from earlier.

– The other teams are progressing on the Detour. Kynt & Vyxsin have their Detour clue. Rachel doesn’t think the teams doing the other option are faster than her.

– Kynt & Vyxsin discuss the dark interior of their cab.

VYXSIN: It’s cozy. Like being in a coffin.

It’s only fitting that their first reference to a coffin is in a round where they are twenty minutes away from their race being put to rest.

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The driver laughs at the camera operator who asks: “You’re a taxi driver in India? Does that mean you were a doctor in America?”

– Nate & Jenn join TK & Rachel at the flower market. Ronald yells at Christina that she is going to mess everything up by moving several pieces of the poster. Christina asks for his encouragement. He continues to yell at her. Nic & Don are judged. It’s approved. Nic reads they must travel to Kabutar Khana. It’s a traffic island and a U-Turn.

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This is one of the most boring locations to pick for a route marker since a BP Gas Station.

– Phil recaps the U-Turn twist. This is the second and final time one will appear. Nothing is doubled or blinded.

– Ronald & Christina’s poster is approved. . .except for the eye. Ronald pushes Christina aside to fix it.

– Nate makes fun of Jenn’s awful threading.

NATE: I don’t understand how you can’t thread a flower. You’re a girl, Jenn.

Jenn comes up with a comeback that isn’t pulled straight out of Anchorman. It’s actually a comeback that is intelligent and logical. For once.
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SNAP!

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NATE: You know me, every guy rows boats every day.
JENN: You know me, you see me sewing every day.

I want the garland to be 324 flowers now.

– TK & (primarily) Rachel are approved. They hand off the garland. Off to Kabutar Khana. TK has flashbacks to Shana & Jennifer when he sees the U-Turn.

– Kynt & Vyxsin join them at Thread Em. Jenn and Vyxsin are stunned to see each other. Nate & Jenn bicker while Kynt & Vyxsin are mellow and relaxed from yoga. The Speed Bump may have been an advantage in reality.

– Ronald yells at Christina some more. He is confused why not just moving the eye corrects the poster. Christina explains the rest of that side of the poster has to move along with it. Ronald is furious because the judge approved everything except the eye. He proceeds to YELL at the judge. Christina tries to stop him but it’s no use.

I can’t think of a time where players were genuinely upset with a judge during the season. They will be frustrated with themselves or a partner, but never frustrated to the point that they would angrily yell at the judge unless it is in a joking manner.

– Jenn is upset her sexuality is being brought up and that Nate’s tone makes her sick.

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Kill. Kill. Killlll.

– Ronald is STILL yelling at the judge for changing his mind. Christina tries to stop him from pissing off the judge. Ronald continues the tirade. This is awesome. Never seen anything like it. Christina orders Ronald that she is going to take it all down and re-do it herself. When she restarts, Ronald tries to coach her. Christina wants him to back off. Now Ronald is complaining he has nothing to do. She repeats that she wants him to do nothing but stand. Ronald reflects in a confessional that Christina was right and was correct to take charge.

– They finish the task. Christina is worried she is a target for the U-Turn. What is the deal between Ronald & Christina and Nic & Don? Ronald chugs water from his water bottle in the most Napoleon Dynamite way possible. I lol’d.

– TK & Rachel are first to Kabutar Khana. They have had a flawless cab driver today. They refuse to use the U-Turn because they fear karma later on and hate to make enemies while in the lead.

It’s interesting. This season has zero coalition blocs. Therefore, no obvious targets exist. This is probably the most individually-led race I have ever seen.  Fast forward to the present and we have had multiple seasons run in a row lately where coalition blocs agree to use the U-Turns together against the opposing bloc no matter if it’s doubled or blinded or traditional.

– TK reads that teams must take a cab to Baharatgas Colaba Gas Service. Off they go.

– Nic & Don approach the U-Turn. They choose not to U-Turn. Christina assumed they did because she saw them ahead and assumes they hate her.

– Ronald & Christina step on the mat. The only team they would U-Turn is, you guessed it, Nic & Don. So it goes unused for the time being.

– Nate & Jenn’s garland is tangled. The flower race continues.

– Nic & Don are first to the gas service. The lead has changed a lot this episode. It’s a roadblock. In this roadblock that person will load up a bike cart with six tanks of propane gas.

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But no propane accessories.

– Teams must pedal to the two addresses provided on their order slips. Deliver three tanks to each home and take a receipt from the home owner’s door as proof of delivery. Once deliveries are complete, they will hand back the two order slips and two receipts to the foreman to receive their next clue.

– NIC: Who has a strong back and good navigational skills?
DON: Well. . .guess that ain’t me.
NIC: Carrying and navigating is my forte for this team.
DON: And I handle the little things and make myself look good while doing it.

– Ronald & Christina show up. Ronald instantly volunteers himself much to Christina’s chagrin. Nic struggles getting directions from locals. Christina reminds Ronald to be careful with his hernia. He instantly complains about it.

KYNT: 65 + 24 equals. . .90?

So close.

– Nate & Jenn have their garland approved. Nate aimlessly walks around asking for a clue. Jenn decides to make him read the info. They must follow the music to the groom.

JENN: Give it to the elephant?

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Elephants can get married? India is so progressive. They make Russia look like they are living in the stone ages.

– Kynt & Vyxsin are done with the garland. Jenn finds the right person. She is not happy to see U-Turn written. Kynt & Vyxsin have a cab. It’s not a dark interior, but instead reflective.

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Kynt & Vyxsin reflect on their crazy adventure.

– Nic enters an apartment building. It’s the wrong apartment.

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I assume so because she seems terrified of a guy who looks like an American basketball player. She has never seen somebody that tall in all of Mumbai. Nic should be the centre for their struggling team, the Mumbai Bombers.
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Formerly the Bombay Bombers when the team name made more sense.

– Nate & Jenn intend to U-Turn Kynt & Vyxsin in a few minutes. Ronald finds a local that he can follow.

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But instead he picks up a hitchhiker.

– TK and Nic are done pedaling and instead resort to pushing. No elevator at Nic’s building. He can only drag one up to the fifth floor. TK takes up two to the third floor. He clearly has the advantage. TK has the first receipt. Nic is done the first delivery and takes his first receipt.

– The guy on Ronald’s propane tanks takes him back to the beginning and hops off. Apparently he just wanted a ride.

JENN: Why is there so much traffic?
NATE: I have no idea.

FACT: Mumbai and Los Angeles have roughly the same population. The biggest difference between them is that Mumbai is one-tenth the area of Los Angeles. Therefore, LA, a city known for horrendous traffic, must be ten times horrendous in Mumbai given the population ratio.

– It’s a showdown to see who will get to the U-Turn first. Somehow it’s Kynt & Vyxsin. They are stoked to see it’s not used. Vyxsin says the only team possibly behind them is Nate & Jenn.

Remember, Kynt & Vyxsin were SHOCKED that Nate & Jenn were at the Detour with them. They assumed all teams had blown past them. Therefore, all you need is a decent cab and suddenly you are guaranteed to be ahead of Nate & Jenn. Odds are that all other teams are a minimum of fifteen minutes ahead. U-Turning Nate & Jenn should be a no-brainer to stay in the race.

– Sure enough it goes to commercial just as they announce they will use the U-Turn. Nate & Jenn are running on the street.

– We  return from commercial to rehash the same conversation but we go backwards to see more of their discussion.

KYNT: But we could U-Turn somebody and make sure we sink them. Someone we know is behind us like Gramps & Nic.

Please tell me they are doing this to mislead the audience.

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This is indeed the first time ever where a team has yielded or U-Turned another team that was already ahead of them. That may be the dumbest move in terms of aggression on the race since Jonathan Baker shoved Victoria.

I should note the slight hypocrisy amongst the audience. When Shana & Jennifer used their U-Turn, the audience booed their decision. When Kynt & Vyxsin announced they were using theirs, everyone cheers. I’ll touch upon that later.

– Jenn cheers when she sees the board. She freezes because she cannot make sense of the move. Neither can we. She is confused how Kynt & Vyxsin beat them to the U-Turn. Nate points out the obvious break they were given to comfort Jenn.

– Nic is sweating like a pig in the second apartment building.

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Cardio has never been his strong suit. Or Don’s.

– TK and Nic have finished their deliveries. Kynt comments on traffic. Jenn feels sick as Nate kisses her once. They talk about how badly they handle stress. TK hands in the receipts and order slips. He reads teams must ride fourteen miles by taxi to Bandra Fort. It towers high above the Arabian Sea.

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The least densely populated place in all of Mumbai, no doubt.

– Nic has returned and receive the clue. Ronald is told where the receipt is by the first recipient. He is done both deliveries and has the clue. They run to a taxi.

– Let’s just say Nic is not faring too well.

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Who knew a kid in his early 20s would look closer to approaching his deathbed than the 69 year old man sitting beside him.

– Kynt & Vyxsin show up to the roadblock. Vyxsin acknowledges their mistake as Nate & Jenn creep up behind them. Kynt is doing the roadblock. Jenn is annoyed to see Kynt & Vyxsin. Jenn is doing the roadblock. Kynt is frightened by the idea that his bike doesn’t have brakes.

– Nic & Don are very close to the pit stop until Nic has to pull over.

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Just because you’re skinny doesn’t mean you’re healthy.

– TK & Rachel are at Bandra Fort.

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Phil and the greeter are just chillin’ against an auto-rickshaw.

1ST: TK & RACHEL

They have won a five night trip for two to St. Martin. It’s an island.

RACHEL: It’s the end of the eighth leg and it’s finally setting in that we’re one of four teams that could win a million dollars.

Well it should set in at the end of the eighth leg because. . .THERE ISN’T FOUR TEAMS UNTIL THE END OF THE EIGHTH LEG!!!! Ugh. Can’t stand this hype crap.

TK: And winning a million dollars would be freakin’ awesome.

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A freakin’ awesome team.

– Kynt crashes the bike full of propane. Luckily he avoids a spill.

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That cannot feel good on the crotch.

– After the crash somebody lets him know the brakes.

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Actually, it wasn’t him. He was out of the country at the time.

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That would have been helpful BEFORE a crash.

– Kynt asks for directions. He is told to go back. Jenn is at the first delivery. She asks if she can take the elevator. It works. She finishes the first delivery but does not take the receipt.

2ND: NIC & DON

– Jenn crashes into Kynt outside of the second apartment (Kynt’s first).

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Jenn is about as good as stopping carts as the Weaver Family in Amish Country.

– Kynt puts two tanks in the elevator. Jenn announces she will join him because two won’t take up “too” much room. Kynt declines and says he is still bringing up one more tank. If I was Jenn I would just go into the elevator and go up with Kynt’s two tanks sitting there. She decides to wait because Kynt is only going to the second floor.

– Jenn calls out to close the door to the elevator upstairs. Kynt looks back and shrugs it off. She runs up and closes the door before entering it herself.

– Kynt has a receipt and fills out an order slip and gives it as HER copy of the receipt. This would be fatal but Jenn didn’t pick up her first receipt and has no intention of picking up a second.

– Jenn makes her second delivery.

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And completely ignores the receipt. It should be a dash to see who corrects their mistakes first.

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But Jenn and Mrs. Almas Ladak make a back room off-camera deal.

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“Forget something?”

Yeah, you forgot something, Mrs. Ladak. How about forgetting to be an unbiased mothaf—a hired by producers to conduct a clean and fair race! No other teams were explicitly told to grab a receipt when they forgot to do so–all teams had to ask to be pointed to where it was by the apartment’s occupant. Ronald may have been directed to it without knowing, but it is unclear on camera.

However, Jenn had ZERO intention of grabbing the receipt. She just saved Jenn at least ten minutes, and given Kynt’s mistake, I bet this will single-handedly save her from being eliminated.

– Jenn has the receipt. I hate Mrs. Ladak.

– Jenn realizes she needs to pick up the other receipt. I hate Mrs. Ladak.

3RD: RONALD & CHRISTINA. I HATE MRS. LADAK.

– Jenn has the other receipt. Kynt comments that Jenn is running right along with him for the whole round. Kynt makes the occupant sign the receipt before handing her the order slip. Where was Mrs. Ladak to correct Kynt on this one, huh?

– NATE: Yes, Jenny! Oh my gosh, Jenn.

Still avoiding the soap in mouth, eh?

– Nate & Jenn have their clue. They are told it is a two-minute run. What is with Nate & Jenn’s obsession to run everywhere when it isn’t necessary? I guess it saves them money on taxis.

– Kynt hands in the two receipts. Forewoman tells him that he needs the two order slips as well.  Kynt gives Vyxsin his bag and proceeds to run.

india kynt run

Run, Kynt, run!

I should note Kynt running is one of the funnier visuals in TAR. Everyone always has that one friend who had parents that forgot to correct their Gorilla Run at an early age. Well, Kynt is the one friend you have who does the Gorilla Run.

– Nate & Jenn run into a dead end. They are pissed and scream for somebody to speak English. It’s India. That should be no problem. The person on the street laughs and says they need a cab.

– Kynt & Vyxsin have the order slips. They have a cab before Nate & Jenn. Jenn cries in the cab.

JENN: Kynt & Vyxsin, they honestly have witch powers or something.

– Jenn rambles on about how Kynt & Vyxsin will beat them and take side streets. Nate says she is making it worse. Jenn wants him to take care of it. Nate refuses to take care of it because he wants to take care of it as a team. Uh, okay.

– Suspense is built.

4TH: NATE & JENN

– Kynt Gorilla Runs onto the mat.

LAST (AGAIN): KYNT & VYXSIN

PHIL: Sad to see you go guys. I will have to give you the award for the most fashionable couple ever on The Amazing Race.

– Blah blah blah happy happy.

Next Time on TAR: As Don tires, Nic picks up the load. TK & Rachel venture off on their own. And Kynt & Vyxsin stay behind in Mumbai to use a curse that will shrink Mrs. Ladak’s head.

Confessional Count

RONALD.CHRISTINA 3.3
NICOLAS.DONALD 2.2
KYNT.VYXSIN 10.10
NATHAN.JENNIFER 4.7
TK.RACHEL 4.1

Rank the Teams

1) Azaria & Hendekea

Out of the bottom six teams, this was a no-brainer. They were hilarious, engaging, likable, charismatic, smart, athletic, both had aggressive personalities, and a surprisingly complicated relationship as siblings. They dominated at many aspects of the race, but surprisingly had a couple of flaws in terms of communication.

Azaria’s image of himself as being ten times better than this sister at everything was a surprising storyline to notice during this re-watch. Hendekea was without question the smarter and stronger racer. I would want her as my race partner if I ever played. Except for maybe Eric or Jeremy.

Much like Lorena & Jason, this team was viewed as a team guaranteed to be in the Final Three. The two biggest upsets up to this point.

By this point it was established that competitive reality TV could have more than one all-star season in each franchise. Or multiple seasons with returning players at the very least. A return of Azaria & Hendekea was inevitable in the eyes of the whole audience.

Why?

Their elimination had major “Unfinished Business”. Put on last flight because they were assigned business class when they specifically asked for economy? The flights also happened to be leaving so early that they didn’t have enough time to swap? Oh, and what about the fact that the Dubrovnik leg seemed to take no more than ninety minutes total once in town, therefore making it impossible to catch up?

Lastly, what about the fact that they didn’t hit a non-elimination round after FIVE consecutive eliminations?

That is the epitome of bad luck after having a 2.4 pit stop average after five rounds including a victory in sixty percent of all rounds up to that point.

The only way they shouldn’t be invited back for another all-star is if one of them died or becomes unable to physically move. Seriously.

2) Kynt & Vyxsin

Everybody hated Shana & Jennifer for using their U-Turn, but for some reason Kynt & Vyxsin are praised for using theirs.

That’s the type of popularity they wielded during their run on TAR 12.

Kynt applied for Survivor originally, but I guess TAR was a better fit because then he could keep his makeup and crazy outfits all intact. Plus Vyxsin is much more engaging out of the two of them. In fact, Vyxsin is a very strong racer in contrast to Kynt. Kynt’s skills are a bit more limited.

They were probably picked for looks alone, but they ended up being very good speakers and narrators all season. Plus they didn’t make too many working relationships with other racers which made them a bit of a loner, and thus have their own unique storyline.

It didn’t hurt that they had as many goth references prepared in advance and were ready to use them right from the opening minute. That made them unique alone after 22 seasons.

Dynamic, popular, respectful, not too serious, likable, unique, and the super over the top wardrobe? Yeah. They’re probably the most likely married couple to return for a potential all-star. I expect them and Azaria & Hendekea to make a second appearance.

3) Lorena & Jason

They have to be one of the most likable dating couples to ever race. Jason’s relaxed and beast-like skills in every task was fun to watch for the couple rounds where he did well.

The team’s Achilles heel was definitely Lorena’s contrasting quality of being the most nervous and overwhelmed wreck who could not keep herself together. She always recovered in interviews and was very nice to everyone, but things like camel milking or deviating from map directions just did not settle well with her ability to function. And it’s the very reason for their shocking early exit.

At least they get to be in the record books for being the first team to be U-Turned.

And they will rank fairly high in the “Unfairly Screwed Over” section of the TAR roundtable discussion.

Overall, a very likable and amusing team to watch for four rounds. They received a surprisingly high level of airtime during their short stint.

4) Shana & Jennifer

The perfect combo to run together. It was like if Pinky & Brain went on TAR together. One makes all of the decisions, possesses all of the brilliance, and always scheming to do her best to take over the race and win it single-handedly–meanwhile, she is with a partner who is a complete doofus and cannot do anything remotely cruel but has zero intellectual ability.

This is the type of pairings you always want to see in TAR at least once per season. We get to witness Shana’s frustration as Jennifer holds her back every round except for round two where Shana completes every task in a solo manner. Unfortunately Shana would be drained by Jennifer’s inability to strategize that Shana would grow frustrated in the fifth leg to the point that she was making slip-ups herself as well.

Plus Shana “dated” Ryan Seacrest several times. Yet no one knew who she was prior to the race. I for one find that fact highly amusing.

5) Kate & Pat

Much like Pat & Brenda, Peggy & Claire, and Lisa & Joni, the significantly older and non-athletically built all-female team crashes hard very early in the race.

This is a very likable team that received a ton of pre-season hype for being Lesbian Ministers. You can see why it’s not controversial in their town is because they are both outstanding people.

They are Ministers who never brought God into the race. They understand God has zero investment in The Amazing Race. Sorry Uchenna & Joyce.

They showed some life in their second/final leg of the race, but there just wasn’t enough airtime to give them the proper treatment. They were good for reactions to the conflict of other teams.

Unfortunately they never had the opportunity to do much more than that.

And did you know Pat is sixteen years older than Kate? It is probably one of the biggest age discrepancies for a dating and/or married couple in the history of TAR.

Come to think of it, I can’t think of a time when TAR casts in this atrociously poor demographic after this season.

Shame. They just need to cast the strongest team they find in this demographic regardless of their lacklustre personality. Just take the dang risk.

6) Ari & Staella

Surprisingly, they don’t speak much in the premiere. It’s more of other teams talking about them, and Nate & Jennifer occupying a huge amount of airtime. Their edit was shoved to the side for most of the episode.

Those one-episode storylines in reality TV when players assume they will take the game down but get knocked out 45 minutes later (or early on when you’re 15 minutes away from your house) is always a great way to see contestants go down. It’s the reason why you like to tune into reality TV in the first place– because of the characters.

Karma and/or donkeys: 1 Ari & Staella: 0

7) Marianna & Julia

Somehow Marianna & Julia will be re-shown in a Switchback task in TAR 22 over five years after their under-the-radar journey on the race was complete.

Their only relationships in the race seemed to be with Nic & Don and Lorena & Jason.

They couldn’t navigate themselves much like Meredith & Maria. Marianna excelled at ditch vaulting to keep them past the second leg was the peak of their abilities.

No matter how many equalizers there were during the first three rounds, these two always magically found themselves between 7th to last in a matter of minutes.

They were nice enough people. Too nice to the point that they were responsible for eliminating themselves from the race due to helping a desperate Lorena get out of a hopeless situation, and also responsible for Donald ditching Viagra.

Their legacy will forever be that they attributed to Donald’s character edit.

And after this re-watch, they will be primarily known to me as having the Shivering Sister. That’s one of the funnier things in TAR that are tough to catch on your first viewing.

Rank the Legs:

1) Dubrovnik, Croatia -> Florence, Italy (Awesome round even though it is a non-elimination. The reveal of the Speed Bump was an intriguing and buzz-worthy twist.

The leg was very long. Teams were forced to drive themselves for 220 miles in a country with relatively high density population. This made navigation tested moreso than any other leg this season which was awesome. Their stamina was finally tested.

Plus the ferry ride to Italy looked like a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

I liked the Fast Forward task. No more hair-cutting which made producers look creative for once. Instead teams had to permanently mark their body for the first time in TAR history. So that was neat.

The Roadblock was simple unless you’re TK, but the contraption was very Vinci-like and fit in with the adventurous aspect of the race.

As for the Detour? The Invention task was super cool. It was like watching Treasure Hunters. Tradition could have been less subjective in terms of judging.

Add in TK & Rachel’s and Kynt & Vyxsin’s one-uppsmanship in terms of mistakes on the race and you have a near perfect round of TAR. Add in the errors that other teams couldn’t avoid making and this race truly looks like anybody’s game.

Oh, and did I mention how much the casual audience cheered that there was only two non-elimination rounds?

Such a great round.)

2) LA -> Tony Clifden, Ireland (One of the funniest TAR episodes ever. From the starting line where Nic & Don stalled the rolling of the credits, to Ari’s infamous proclamation, teams taking several wrong turns, funny trips, funny falls, ironic quotes, inappropriate insults, and the word ‘bitch’ being used in about a hundred different ways, this was a very memorable opener.

The tandem bike was neat. The ‘sign up for X charter that leaves in the morning’ continued, and you know you can expect entertainment when high-strung teams are required to lead donkeys. Production has learned that the best way to eliminate a mean-spirited and/or crazy team is to give them a donkey. Look at Jonathan &Victoria.

Ari & Staella are the perfect first boots for this season. They came into the game thinking they were 150 to 200 percent certain they would win, but alienated themselves so early on that they were stuck all alone to complete the task and eliminated in the blink of an eye. I admire their ability to take their elimination rather well.)

3) Florence, Italy -> Mumbai, India (For being the first city to experience being re-visited in full length in the TAR franchise. . .producers did a very good job to make it different from the last visit. In fact, there is no way to tell it was re-visited unless I was directly told it was Mumbai.

The fight for flights was fun even though it ultimately didn’t matter, and the equalizer’s timing during the day was very reasonable.

This trip to Mumbai was MUCH easier overall compared to TAR 4’s Mumbai round, so that is a shame knowing they could have made the city a much more draining experience for teams. I guess they didn’t want Vyxsin, Jenn, Rachel, and Christina to be groped. Can you imagine Ronald’s experience? Everyone on that train would be dead.

Every task except for the roadblock was relatively new and creative. The garland looked like it could have been frustrating to learn initially and the poster task was hilarious to watch Ronald suffer through it and not fully understand it. The crushed cardboard crate is downright funny.

Teams shuffled very frequently throughout the course of the day which is something that is not seen on TAR to such an extreme.

The episode was primarily focused on the storyline of “Will Kynt & Vyxsin Survive the Speed Bump?”. The outcome was that they didn’t, but the Speed Bump had nothing to do with it. Kynt & Vyxsin created a first-time blunder by yielding/U-Turning a team that was already ahead of them, and thanks to Mrs. Ladak saving Jenn a good twenty minutes to ensure she beat Kynt & Vyxsin to the mat with Nate.

Nic’s exhaustion will stand out too. Overall, I can’t really complain. The Speed Bump was very fitting and was very fair.

Just wish Mrs. Ladak didn’t end the round on a sour note.)

4) Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso -> Vilnius, Lithuania (This leg was extremely smooth. Teams spent the first 17 minutes of the 43 minute episode strategizing for flights which will become a rarer and rarer aspect of the race. In fact this is the first time since the middle of TAR 11 that flights have truly mattered.

I liked that teams had to drive themselves around the capital and navigate the relatively crowded and narrow streets. The tasks were all fine. Jenn counting the posts is one of the most underrated moments in the TAR franchise because it is tough to believe that somebody could develop such a horrid counting system.

The roadblock was great on paper, but producers failed to understand that splitting everyone down into four final locations was a big mistake. Why? Because the teams that were assigned the hair salon took the longest of all teams while the restaurant was quick to find. Hopefully TAR producers revise this if they attempt a task like this in the future.

The Detour was fine. In fact it was really inspired as teams counted amidst a hectic festival or would have to learn stilts which have a steep learning curve. That did not seem like a pleasant Detour. Although I question if counting pickets in a picket fence is an activity in Lithuania midsummer festivals. Plus those costumes may be the most ridiculous things I have ever seen.

And much like Burkina Faso, there was too many ‘follow the marked path’ to clue boxes and the pit stop once they reached the outskirts of town. It seemed too easy.

The only way this leg could be better is if Jennifer’s lack of proficiency with a stick shift led to the bus hitting her car, thus forcing producers to -only- cast teams who can use a stick.)

5) Ransdorp, Netherlands -> Bingo, Burkina Faso (I think this beats the Dutch leg in the previous round because it is a new country, and they spend time in a town called ‘Bingo’. It is surprisingly not a retirement town.

The camel milking task, while requires a great amount of skill, may be controversial due to the fact that not all camels are equal and some may have more milk than others  This unfairly led some of the teams down the bottom of the pack while others rose to the top.

The number of marked paths was frustrating as a viewer because it made teams travel in packs together and follow the first team to spot a marker. That’s what happens when every route marker is within a two mile radius.

Lorena’s freakout may be one of the season’s highlights. Ronald’s hernia was referenced a bit much for a single episode. Between the train ride and the moonlight dancing, we had a lot of character development for each team. Every team benefited from this character development with the exception of Shana & Jennifer who did not particularly enjoy being in West Africa.

The school task was a TAR first. It was creative and had a ton of skill involved. Personally I think ten words was too easy and should have been bumped up to fifteen given the fact they could make multiple guesses.

The leg was unique and had a good concept on paper, but its shortcomings can all be explained by the screencap of five teams huddling around the pit stop mat.

Good, fun, and creative leg overall, but definitely could be re-worked in the future to make it more well-rounded.)

6) Vilnius, Lithuania -> Dubrovnik, Croatia (One of many rounds this season that seemed too easy and had virtually zero navigation.

In fact, I only place it this high because Dubrovnik is perhaps the best location they have ever visited in Europe.

The tasks were neat on paper but were too easy in execution. Plus teams didn’t travel more than about six or seven miles the whole round. Super lazy.

This leg is also saved by some of the best strategy involving airport and airline scrambles. For once, booking a flight quickly and making fast decisions was critical to finish this leg early enough.

I could have ranked this leg lower simply due to Azaria & Hendekea’s premature exit from the season.)

7) Clifden, Ireland -> Ransdorp, Netherlands (I wish this round required more teamwork. The only way you had to have teamwork is if you chose the biking option for the Detour.

It was a short distance for teams to travel, and the whole task seemed to take no more than four to five hours in round two. I will give points for the ditch vaulting for being amusing even if it could be done in five seconds.

The round was completely character-driven. Everybody played in their necessary roles and made the round a treat to watch them play.)

8) Bingo, Burkina Faso -> Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (This leg is the worst of the first four episodes for one reason:

It was too easy.

Both Detour options didn’t even seem challenging whatsoever. None of the teams ever said during the Detour “Wow, this is difficult and/or frustrating!” for either task.

The roadblock was a neat change in difficulty. Teams trying to figure out how to balance the bikes before embarking to find a market stall a mile away  allowed for interaction with locals and needing several skills to complete the task quickly. It was the only time teams struggled for the whole episode. Vyxsin, Rachel, and Shana all experienced setbacks.

The most annoying thing about the leg is that it is the first time I can recall that a team starts out a round less than two hours behind everyone else, and U-Turned to only be put twenty minutes further behind, that they weren’t given a chance to give up. All of the tasks combined didn’t seem to take more than an hour to complete.

Therefore, Lorena & Jason were screwed over. If this were TAR Asia, or virtually any TAR season, a bus or a plane or a train would have simply clumped them in with several other teams. But for whatever reason, this leg was stuck to pre-determined taxis on an extremely linear race course. There wasn’t much variance in how you can accomplish anything this round.

And the “Imma come at you bro” drama that was promoted for virtually the whole episode had zero pay-off. Why not just pretend like Lorena & Jason aren’t there to trick the viewers into thinking TK & Rachel are last like they do in previous years? Reminding us of Lorena & Jason’s presence only made the episode drag for the whole hour.

And that dancing task needed to be significantly re-worked. I can’t get over its lazy format.

Plus Vyxsin’s tears were a bit too over-the-top for the camera. That same image of the kids gathering in front of the camera was really beating the viewer over the head.

In short, this leg was lazy.)

Team Averages

Bulls—
Bilal & Sa’eed N/A
— F minus–
12th Debra & Steve 12.0
12th Gina & Sylvia 12.0
11th Ari & Staella 11.0
11th John Vito & Jill All Stars 11.0
11th Vipul & Arti 11.0
11th John & Scott 11.0
11th Ryan & Chuck 11.0
11th Team Seinfeld/Avi & Joe 11.0
11th Dennis & Erika 11.0
11th Deidre & Hilary 11.0
11th Matt & Ana 11.0
10th Lisa & Joni 10.0
10th Kevin & Drew All Stars 10.0
10th A Black Family 10.0
— F +–
10th Megan & Heidi 9.5 (Wow. They sucked.)
10th Kate & Pat 9.0
9th David & Mary All Stars 9.0
9th Peggy & Claire 9.0
10th Meredith & Maria 9.0
10th Dennis & Andrew 9.0 FF
9th Marianna & Julia 8.33
10th Russell & Cindy 8.33
8th Don & Mary Jean 8.2
10th Kellie & Jamie 8.0
10th Kim & Leslie 8.0
8th Danielle & Dani 7.8 – Yielded
9th Jim & Marsha 7.33
8th Aiello Family 7.0
–D minus–
8th Tom & Terry 7.0
8th Dave & Margaretta 7.0
9th Lena & Kristy 7.0
10th Hope & Norm 7.0
9th Rogers Family 6.5
8th Susan & Patrick 6.5
6th Lenny & Karyn 6.43
9th Wanda & Desiree 6.25
7th Paul & Amie 6.2
8th Steve & Dave 6.2 FF
6th David &Mary 6.13 FF
–D+–
10th Ernie & Jeena 6.0
11th Amanda & Chris 6.0
6th Andre & Damon 5.86
7th Dave & Lori 5.83
5th Kami & Karli 5.8
8th Michael & Kathy 5.8
7th Cyndi & Russell 5.8
7th Shana & Jennifer 5.8 Used U-Turn
9th Heather & Eve 5.75
5th Nancy & Emily 5.67
6th Gaghan Family 5.5
10th Alison & Donny 5.5
6th Tian & Jaree 5.43 FF
8th Sahil & Prashant 5.4 FF
–C minus–
4th Meredith & Gretchen 5.36
7th Monica & Sheree 5.33 FF
7th Marshall & Lance 5.33
9th Debbie & Bianca 5.33
7th Gus & Hera 5.29
6th Joe & Bill All Stars 5.25
8th Bob & Joyce 5.25
8th Lorena & Jason 5.25 U-Turned
7th Silver & Gold 5.17
7th Ray & Deana – 5.0 FF
7th Melody & Sharon 5.0
9th Steve & Josh 5.0 – FF
9th Pat & Brenda 5.0 – FF
5th Fran & Barry 4.89
6th Howard & Sahran 4.88
–C + —
3rd Lyn & Karlyn 4.85 – Yielded
5th John Vito & Jill 4.8 – FF
7th Teri & Ian All Stars 4.83
7th Schroeder Family 4.75
6th Lake & Michelle 4.71 – Used Yield
6th Brian & Greg 4.71
5th Erwin & Godwin 4.70
3rd Adam & Rebecca 4.69 FF and Used Yield and Yielded
9th Duke & Lauren 4.67
5th Lori & Bolo 4.6 – FF
2nd Teri & Ian 4.53 – FF
5th Uchenna & Joyce All Stars 4.33 – FF
8th Shola & Doyin 4.25 – FF
–B minus–
3rd Ray & Yolanda 4.23
4th Linda & Karen 4.17
3rd Charla & Mirna All Stars 4.15
6th Mary & Peach 4.14 (Two failed FF attempts.)
5th Paolo Family 4.13 FF and Used Yield
5th Lynn & Alex 4.11
5th Andy & Laura 4.00 – Yielded
3rd David & Jeff 4.00 – FF
4th Oswald & Danny 4.00 – FF
5th Gary & Dave 3.89 – FF
2nd Kelly & Jon 3.85
1st Zabrina & Joe Jer 3.77
2nd Sandy & Francesca 3.77 – Used Yield
4th Jon & Al 3.73
6th Charla & Mirna 3.71
–B+–
3rd Blake & Paige 3.69 – FF
5th Millie & Chuck 3.67 FF
5th Kynt & Vyxsin 3.63 Used Yield
1st Eric & Danielle All Stars 3.62 – Yielded Twice
4th Mardy & Marsio 3.58 FF
6th Jonathan & Victoria 3.56
4th Joseph & Monica 3.50 – Yielded
3rd Andrew & Syeon 3.46
1st Freddy & Kendra 3.46 – Used Yield and Yielded
1st Chris & Alex 3.38 – FF
1st Chip & Kim 3.38 – Used Yield
4th Kevin & Drew 3.36 – FF
3rd Brandon & Nicole 3.31
4th Godlewski Family 3.18
4th Dustin & Kandice 3.17 – Used Yield
–A minus–
7th Peter & Sarah 3.17
9th Aubrey & Jacqueline 3.17
3rd Weaver Family 3.15 – Yielded Twice
1st Reichen & DK 3.15 – FF
1st Uchenna & Joyce 3.15 FF
4th Derek & Drew 3.10 – FF
2nd Rob & Kim 3.08 – FF
3rd Ron & Kelly 3.00 – Yielded
6th Azaria & Hendekea 3.00
4th Hayden & Aaron 2.92
2nd Dustin & Kandice All Stars 2.92 – Used Yield
2nd Bransen Family 2.85
1st Linz Family 2.77 – Used Yield
3rd Joe & Bill 2.76 – FF
–BEST OF THE BEST–
8th Rob & Amber All Stars 2.75 – Used Yield
1st Flo & Zach 2.69 – FF
3rd Ken & Gerard 2.69 – FF
4th Oswald & Danny All Stars 2.67 FF x2 and Used Yield
2nd Colin & Christie 2.54 – FF and Yielded
2nd Tara & Wil 2.53 – FF
1st Rob & Brennan – 2.46 FF
1st BJ & Tyler – 2.46 FF and Used Yield
1st Tyler & James – 2.38 FF
2nd Frank & Margarita 2.38 – FF
2nd Kris & Jon 2.38
2nd Rob & Amber 2.31
2nd Eric & Jeremy 1.69 FF

Combined Team Averages (Repeats Only)

11 legs David & Mary 6.91 FF
11 legs John Vito & Jill 5.36 FF
18 legs Danielle 4.78
19 legs Teri & Ian 4.63 FF
13 legs Kevin & Drew 4.38 FF
20 legs Charla & Mirna 4.00 None
21 legs Joe & Bill 3.71 FF
22 legs Uchenna & Joyce 3.64 FF x2
*31 legs Eric & Danielle 3.48 FF
23 legs Oswald & Danny 3.30 FF x3!
25 legs Dustin & Kandice 3.04 None
26 legs Eric 2.65 FF
17 legs Rob & Amber 2.41 None

* I determined Eric & Danielle’s average in this last section by adding up all of their individual points from TAR 9, then adding up their total points in All Stars and dividing it by 31.

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