That's what I think too--as ABSOLUTELY stupid two NEL's back-to-back would be or even a TBC with a MFE in place. Stupid CBS!
Although I don't quite understand how a MFE and a TBC would work--do you just take it with you ?
Time for a break--the more I think the worse it gets!
Actually having a non elimination before a TBC leg isn't hard to do.
It again just means as Phil's say's that a team must arrive at the Pit Stop in first place or take a 30 minute penalty before checking in.
Which in Episode terms lets pretend it happens and episode 10 was the non elimination leg and Eric & Danielle get in last.
So episode 11 is the first part of a TBC leg. Which doesn't end in a pit Stop just a notice either in person by Phil or by clue to keep racing. End of episode.
Episode 12 would be the conclusion to the TBC leg and would end in a Pit Stop. THat is where Eric & Danielle would need to arrive first or suffer the 30 minute penalty.
It would be harder and more stressful for the team marked for elimination, but I like it. I have always argued (even for teams I like) that it shouldn't be easy to survivee in the race after a non elimination. You should have to prove that you are good racers.
Now for the other situation, having 2 Non eliminations in a row, really except for one thing isn't difficult.
The only wrinkle in this one is what happens if you are the last team to arrive. Do you get it with an hour penality for the next one (which I can leave with again, it shouldn't be easy), or is it basically a free pass to Eric & Danielle and they would really only have to worry about their placement in leg 12. That to me is stupid and dumb.