Thanks for the previews, everyone!
Not feeling too happy about this episode...it looks like it will be an almost exact repeat of Leg 4 in TAR 14.
RACERS BECOME THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY ON A FRENCH BATTLEFIELD WHERE SHORT TEMPERS AND ARROGANCE COULD LEAD TO THEIR DEMISE, ON "THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, MARCH 14
"I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?" (France) A World War I reenactment complete with air attacks, gunfire and explosions tests the Racers' nerves, and one Team finds that their cocky attitude may cost them dearly when a Blind U-Turn comes into play, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is host.
What cocky attitude? How is saving a place in line cocky? I can understand claiming to know the subways in LA as maybe being cocky, but what evil thing have they done? This is a severe case of editing creating a non-existent personality.
Sorry, the survival of Jeff & Jordan and now this foreboding preview have put me in a bad mood.
Sorry I have to disagree with you (and a couple of others), but every episode (or the clips for those episodes) has had some racer (or even his wife) talk about him being either rude, pushy or cocky. It doesn't seem to be a single isolated instance that is causing teams to have problems with Joe.As for reasons to U-Turn someone if you are going to use this tool are varied.
There are several reasons to U-Turn a team.
1. You feel they are a threat.
2. Their very presence annoys the living hell out of you (ofr example I would have Yielded the hell out of Jonathan & Victoria and the Weavers regardless of how good or bad a team I thought they were just because I hated them so much).
3. You know that team is behind you.
Joe & Heidi are doing ok, but Joe has made no secret that his leg is really bothering him, so I don't know how much of a long term threat I would take them for. But it is a valid reason.
And we know many teams are upset at him, some are uncomfortable around him (certainly not a glowing recommendation about him), and some have taken personal offense at him. So clearly a valid reason there.
And of course the third, they might be a team that someone absolutely knows is right behind them.
In season 14 for example it was solely for two reasons (at least what was said, we could ask Luke if their personality had any thing to do with it), knowing that team was behind them, and seeing them as a significant threat.
Her, I wouldn't be surprised if it was done primarily due to team's reactions to Joe himself. I mean just in the last leg we have two teams say they feel very uncomfortable around him.