I thought it was another good episode, though a tad anticlimactic, since it was pretty obvious this leg would be a non-elimination leg. Now, the F3 is up for grabs next week.
I don't think I could've done that Roadblock at all. It looked way too painful. Props to Cara, Luke, Tammy, and Kisha for getting through it. As for the Detour, Swim was clearly the better one, though Sink would've been good, too, if done exactly right.
Jaime & Cara: Aside from the taxi tiff and going to the wrong door, I was glad to see them run an excellent leg and come in first . . . if only at what turned out to be a non-Pit Stop! Still, they really wanted that first-place finish, and they proved it with a great performance (two mistakes aside, of course)! And of course, I'm giving Cara (and Luke, Kisha, and Tammy, of course) all sorts of props for enduring that Roadblock! Let's hope they can keep going strong on the next half of the leg! They'll just need to find a cab first, if they let their first one go (which they probably did).
Margie & Luke: They had me worried when they were the last team to the Roadblock and Detour, but being great swimmers helped them at the Detour. Congrats for recovering and good job on the tasks you did.
Tammy & Victor: Solid start, but it seems like your downfall on this first half of the leg started at the Detour. You guys should've just done Swim from the beginning and kept your lead. It seems like you've got an uphill battle, but we'll see on the second half of this double-leg.
Kisha & Jen: Were this a Pit Stop, your last-place finish would've been well-earned. But switching Detours repeatedly and Jen's meltdown still make you deserving of your current last-place position. I do still like you girls and want you guys to recover on the second half of the leg, but it seems like you've got an uphill battle about as big as Tammy & Victor's, if not bigger.
Really exciting to see what the second half of the leg brings us next week! Next Sunday can't come fast enough for me!
LOVE: Jaime/Cara, Margie/Luke, Kisha/Jen, Tammy
LIKE: No one
NEUTRAL: No one
HATE: No one
Once again, I can't wait for next week! I'm banking on it all coming down to either Tammy & Victor or Kisha & Jen for who doesn't make the F3. I'm thinking it'll be Tammy & Victor -- they seem to be set up for it so badly after saying they'll shame the Chinese if they don't survive the Beijing leg.