My thoughts and questions on the upcoming eppie... Seems really botchy.
When they are digging in the snow, they didn't have the little shovel (that's in Brian's hand when Erika is coming down the hill). So what is the little shovel for? Are they digging for snowman features (nose, eyes, etc...) or were they digging for the shovels, sleds or a clue? They had to be digging first, before sledding down the hill, otherwise, I think they would have used the shovels to help them find what ever it is they are looking for.
What if... Gary and Matt were first at the snow pile, therefore had a little bit of a lead. If another team arrived, "so much for our lead." I think they may have maintained their lead because the pictures on the snow hill were of Tiff/Mare, Sam/Dan, Brian/Erika. Also, the hill that Gary and Matt were digging on was the little one to the left of where the other teams were digging and they are no longer there in the picture.
In one of the pictures, it shows Lance and Keri with a cooler in the backseat. Could this challenge be: Dig through the snow to find a shovel, sled down the hill and with their shovels, fill a cooler with snow and deliver it somewhere for their next clue. It's just that if the snowman was going to be built in this episode, that would be an awful lot of stuff to cram into one episode. (digging, sledding, building a BIG snowman, searching the desert for water, climbing to the top of the Burj, racing in the desert or on the track, etc...)
Race on the track OR race through the desert... Cheyne in the race car, Meghan cheering him on. Sam and Dan were in the picture when it said 'race through the desert.' This would mean that eventually, Meghan would have to drive the race car too (if both members of the team have to contribute) unless, she had to perform a task before Cheyne could race (like attaching the wheel or tires). Sam and Dan were clearly NOT driving in the desert, they had a driver who, I'll bet has experience. This would be a somewhat unfair advantage? Also, who in their right minds would turn down a chance to drive a fancy race car around a race track? LMAO Not me! To me, this is kind of fishy, something CBS put together to throw us off?
Whatever the eppie brings, it's sure to be fun to watch! I can't wait!