I didn't like this episode very much. The editing is starting to bother me with it's extremely high amount of footage for Margie & Luke, Tammy & Victor, and Mel & Mike. Tone it down, CBS editors! We've got Christie & Jodi, Mark & Michael, Amanda & Kris, and Jaime & Cara as practically INVISABLE teams! I was also very annoyed by the freaky "previously" segment that only featured the teams that are already overfeatured. I really want more of these invisible teams now, before it's too late!
Okay, now to the teams:
Mel & Mike: Very interesting to see them come in first, but I wanted Amanda & Kris to. It's really unusual for a team like this to be doing so well, and I kind of enjoy seeing the weak beat the strong. But the team I like more is...
Amanda & Kris: They are impressing me with how well they are getting along. I was hoping when they finished just about everything in first that they would win the leg. Oh well. Second is amazing too, I guess. I'm just glad Tammy & Victor weren't up here!
LaKisha & Jennifer: They got along better this time, but to me they just feel sort of empty. Like they don't have any real story to them. I want more footage of them so I can get to know them better.
Margie & Luke: We still got too much of them this time, but thankfully not as much as the first and second episodes. The Tammy & Victor fiasco prevented that, which was both good and bad. I like them, but I want to see the other teams, too.
Mark & Michael: Practically none of them this week. They were just sort of there, but I was surprised when they came up and passed Christie & Jodi. I don't know why.
Christie & Jodi: I didn't see much of them this week, either (sound like a broken record, yet?). Not much else to say but I'm happy they are in a different (and better) placing now. I still don't know whether I like them or not. Not enough footage to decide.
Jaime & Cara: Ditto the above, though they got more footage this time. They seem very competitive, and that makes me happy!
Tammy & Victor: I couldn't believe how awfully they did this time! It was amazing, because I find them annoying. I just kind of wish they had gone home instead of Brad & Victoria. This was one of the rare instances where it seemed like one team member was actually trying
to sabotage their teams' chances. It reminded me of Rob & Amber when they were eliminated in All-Stars...like they were trying to get eliminated. Call me weird for saying that, but that's what it looked like, and I was surprised to see that from them.
Brad & Victoria: They were truly amazing racers who actually had a great chance of winning, and being one of my favorites, I was very unhappy to see them go, but it was a foregone conclusion 15 minutes into the episode. It made me leave the episode with a really bad taste in my mouth (especially after the bad editing), because we didn't get enough footage of them, either. At the mat, the second-to-last place team
got more airtime than they did. It shouldn't ever be like that.
So yeah, overall, the tasks were excellent and would-be entertaining for me, but the terrible editing imbalance prevented me from enjoying this episode. Hoping for better next week.