.I'm sorry I am completely losing it with The Amazing RACE. This is not a race, it is a contrived exercise to keep everyone together. Like asking a sprinter to run the 100 meters with a ball and chain around the ankle.
Poor Dustin and Kandice: did well in Warsaw and built up a 19 hour lead over Jim and Bill. BUT they had to wait 14 hours for the first bus and allowed two other teams to catch up and lost the 3:30 lead they had over Uchenna and Joyce. Auschwitz-Birkenau is only 150 miles southeast of Warsaw. But they had to wait 14 hours. I wonder if the rules specifically said they HAD to take the charter bus? Regularly scheduled buses are readily available and the trip is not expensive and would only take abouit 4 hours at the most to get there (even if they had to go through Krakow first then add another hour). So they could have reached there early in the morning still hours ahead. But no, TPTB made them wait.
Then they lucked out at the Intersection (don't know why TPTB would hire taxi drivers from Krakow who did not know the way to the theatre) bad luck with the wrong taxi driver. Then they had to wait another four hours so they eventually lost all of their 19 hour lead over Bill and Joe.
In Ep 7 TPTB edited out the ROADBLOCK which I believe from the evidence shown was to be ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT, MERRILY, MERRILY DOWN THE LAKE FROM THE AGRYKOLA BRIDGE TO THE PALACE ON THE WATER. Actually some very sloppy editing. First you see Kandice and Dustin arriving at the Jan III Sobieski statue on the bridge but when they walk to the clue box there is a bad cut and we see Kandice now with a life vest on, reading the clue while a man holds the bow of the rowboat she most likely had to row the 400 yards from the Agrykola Bridge to the Palace on the Water. The BQ's are now on the steps leading up to the Palace.
We have similar bad cuts with Danny and Oswald. Danny with the hat at one point holds a red clue envelope and wears a tan life vest as they read the clue at the box on the steps of the Palace with a rowboat in the BG. And, if fact, we had a preview shot of Danny rowing as he reached the Palace on the Water. Same with Joyce and Uchenna. And again when Charla and Mirna arrive at the bridge it is now dark and you can see the Palace on the Water lit up behind them, but as they turn they are now actually on the steps of the palace (how did they get there?)
Not a very satisfying ep 7. Funny we had it pretty much but had Warsaw after Krakow and did not anticipate a N EL with the greeter there with Phil. We had DETOUR down to the middle C (Dustin spotted the out of tune Middle C without any difficulty which helped them build up a big lead or was it Kandice)
One thing to have "hours of operation" etc and other bunch points but when it is contrived to get the teams back together, I lost.
I'm sorry, but since we know the boot order, and the lack of a true Race Around the World I've really lost interest in watching much more of this nonsense.