A very interesting hunk of new information has arisen on SUCKS, where there is a new thread dedicated exclusively to a question and answer dialogue with Eric Sanchez. He has answered a wide variety of questions posed by SUCKS posters. The ones that interest me the most are the ones relating to the finish of All-Stars. Here is a summary of what Eric said about it:
1. CBS and World Race Productions were essentially playing editing games to have the FINALE look closer than it was.
2. Eric and Danielle left the Grateful Dead House and arrived at the Old Mint about 2 minutes behind Dustin and Kandice. Once Danielle solved the puzzle(which apparently took a while, not what was shown on TV), it did not matter how quickly Dustin and Kandice solved the puzzle; they were not going to catch Eric and Danielle. The claim that Eric/Danielle would have been released about 2 minutes later anyway therefore appears spurious. Editing made all this seem very different on TV.
4. Eric and Danielle arrived at the FINISH LINE 10 to 15 minutes ahead of Dustin and Kandice.
EDITOR's NOTE - this was edited as a result of feedback from good friends whose comments caused me to go back to the source and reread it carefully.