I am really unhappy about Zev & Justin's elimination...it's scary to think that this could happen to any team, any time, without warning. But it always happens to the one's that have the most potential.
So frequently with the 9th Place elimination (I don't know why it happens), the team that is eliminated seems to be having an awesome leg, too good to be true. And then something extremely bad happens - and it's all over. Almost every team that gets eliminated here is just catching fire, just finding their pace, and then suddenly they are out. It's really sad.
It reminds me a lot of Lena & Kristy, Duke & Lauren, Mark & Bill, Debbie & Bianca and Heather & Eve. Some of these teams' best moments and placings were found in the very leg that they were eliminated.
To me this episode is going to go down in the books as one of the all-time classics for me (it sounds wrong, because of what happened). The pace was so precise, nothing was too imbalanced (except the Zev & Justin editing, but, hey, this is the last chance we have to watch them race), the tasks were good, and just the right amount of both physical and mental abilities for the teams to demonstrate. Even the music was amazing! I'm sure Garrett & Jessica wish they could have made it here.