Another exciting episode! I loved it! Just like I thought, with Amanda & Kris gone and only interesting teams left, this is a great race we have going for us! So tense and action-packed!
Margie & Luke: A well-earned first-place finish! I'm glad they rallied from getting ditched by their erstwhile allies, and I'm glad they did well at the Detour! Luke really cleaned up at the Roadblock, and I'm happy they notched their second win! It seems all they've done is finish first or fourth so far.
Tammy & Victor: Ladies and gentlemen, we have our villain (or villain team). I understand their need to race on their own, and it's a good strategy, for the most part, to use others as long as you need them before then tossing them aside, but there was something about the way they went about ditching Margie & Luke and Jaime & Cara that sort of rubbed me the wrong way. I don't know why, but it did. That said, good job on both of their parts at the Detour and nice running from Tammy at the Roadblock (though that was more due to Cara walking rather than running).
Jaime & Cara: Highest finish ever, ladies! Congratulations! Jaime's panic over non-English-speaking snowplow guys made me cringe a bit, but she got it together and did well enough at the Detour with Cara. I think they could've nailed second place had either Jaime done the Roadblock, or had Cara at least grasped the concept of RUNNING! Especially in the cold! Still, third place is not too shabby, so great job, girls! (But I hope the preview of that cab driving away with whatever bag you're talking isn't a harbinger of doom for you.)
Mel & Mike: Not much of you guys this week, but you seemed to do a solid enough job with the Russian Bride Detour. They did seem to get lost a lot, though.
Mark & Michael: Been awhile since they ran a good leg. Good work on the Detour and nice job on Mark's part with the Roadblock. But not much of them this week.
Kisha & Jen: If you come on TAR, ladies, always be prepared in case you have to drive stick at one point. Looking at YOU, Jen! That alone dropped them so far back (though getting lost a lot didn't help matters, nor did Kisha leading them away from where everyone else was getting cabs), they almost got last! They'd better be thankful for Christie & Jodi's unreliable local guide.
Christie & Jodi: Certainly a tough week for you, girls. You got lost quite a bit, found a local to help you with the Russian Bride Detour, had said local prove how unreliable he was by leading you to the wrong church entirely, and basically landed in last place because of it. Because I blame that local more than I blame you two, I'm glad you got a reprieve. But since you're going to India next week, I really hope you can overcome that Speed Bump.
The tasks were good, and I did love that the teams had to rely on their own wits in self-navigation. That seemed to determine the placings on this leg. Oh, and for the Detour, I'd have done Russian Snowplow. As we saw with Russian Bride, that was definitely the harder one, due to the extra bit of self-navigation.
Great episode! Can't wait for next week!
LOVE: Margie/Luke, Tammy/Victor, Jaime/Cara, Mel/Mike, Mark/Michael, Kisha/Jen, Christie/Jodi
LIKE: No one
NEUTRAL: No one
DISLIKE: No one
HATE: No one
Still only loves left! Excellent season, excellent casting!