Wow, wow, wow!
Joab basically summed up my thoughts in his first half of the post, that the finale was nothing but exciting. It must be the first time that there was a CONTINUAL swap in placings! It was so unlike previous seasons where it was usually one team dominating all the way till the final task. This time, every team had their share of first, second and third placings throughout the leg. And I honestly didn't expect it to end this way. Meghan and Cheyne winning yes, but not Sam and Dan coming in second. I honestly thought that the brothers were doomed for third place somehow. But when it was down to them and Meghan and Cheyne at the last part, I knew Meghan and Cheyne would win.
While I'm disappointed that Brian and Ericka did not win, I'm happy with the result. Meghan and Cheyne do remind me of Nick and Starr in terms of competitiveness and to some extent, edit, but I love them so much better and they deserve every bit to win. Even in the later part of the race when they weren't shown to be as nice as when they started out, they're still really nice people and love each other a lot. It was definitely a race well ran, and my utmost congratulations to this sweet couple for winning the million!
So, the karma thing doesn't play out in the end and Sam and Dan beat Brian and Ericka. Well, the brothers have had their share of heated screamings and arguments but you know, I still really like them and even if they'd won I would be happy. As what Sam had said, even if they fight and quarrel, at the end of the day it doesn't matter, 'cos they're still brothers who love each other deeply. That's what's making me like them despite all their bickering. They've put up a good fight, they've done well throughout the race, and I'm sure the race has strengthened their relationship. Well done guys!
I noticed something, that Brian and Ericka aren't that good at counting are they. They fumbled at the poker task, and if any of you remembered, it was a counting (exchange rate) challenge that gave them much problem in the Dubai leg. But that's not the point. It's a slight bummer, I had some hope of them winning the race but they finished third. =( Nevertheless, I'm really proud of them. They didn't go home with the million, but they can go home with their heads held high, proud to say that they've raced with all their heart and with all integrity. I just love how Brian's always nice to everyone during the race, this team had their share of fighting too but at the end of the day, their love remains so strong. It was such a sweet moment seeing them at the finish line, teary eyes and all. They're already winners, and I just love them plenty!
All in all, it's been a great season, almost as good as TAR14 if not for the fact that my favourites didn't win. But it's another season where I love ALL three teams in the finale. Our final three teams all did a good job, they all fought so hard. I love TAR15!!!!!!!!