Awesome start to the Amazing Race 17! Man that was already some excitement 10 minutes into the show, where Katie and Rachel and Chad and Stephanie were racing for the first flight. It was a bummer that the girls didn't make it, but heck, they beat them to the pit-stop anyway. I'm impressed with them this leg!
From this first episode, I really like Brooke and Claire for their energy on the race, Nat and Kat for their level-headedness and working well together, and Connor and Jonathan for being so... Geeky and funny. I like Jill and Thomas for working so well together this leg and coming in first, but I'll have to see what they'll be like in future legs. I like Michael and Kevin too! Love it that Kevin was so encouraging towards his dad. The other teams were kinda boring IMO. Chad has to tone it down, Nick and Vicky have got to be way more alert. A pity Ron and Tony lost their whole lead altogether, I think they're nice guys. But well, a team has to go.
I can't wait to see how teams will adapt when they go to Ghana next week! Looking forward to the rest of this great season.