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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #650 on: December 16, 2010, 05:50:27 PM »
But that 30 minute time frame fits the schedule......they left the gantry cranes 30 minutes behind Nat/Kat then took the same amount of time to finish from there.

How do we know they left the crane 30 minutes behind Nat&Kat?

We don't but Brook said they had a safety issue with their harness at the pier that put them behind. I'd guess maybe 15-20 minutes but I don't know. They were already third and had to wait for two teams to get to the raft before they went. But even with the harness putting them even more behind, it was just a testament as to how slow Thomas was on the float task.
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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #651 on: December 17, 2010, 09:46:59 AM »
But that 30 minute time frame fits the schedule......they left the gantry cranes 30 minutes behind Nat/Kat then took the same amount of time to finish from there.

How do we know they left the crane 30 minutes behind Nat&Kat?

We don't but Brook said they had a safety issue with their harness at the pier that put them behind. I'd guess maybe 15-20 minutes but I don't know. They were already third and had to wait for two teams to get to the raft before they went. But even with the harness putting them even more behind, it was just a testament as to how slow Thomas was on the float task.

That's right. They waste a lot of time in waiting for the task....
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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #652 on: December 17, 2010, 10:04:20 AM »
But that 30 minute time frame fits the schedule......they left the gantry cranes 30 minutes behind Nat/Kat then took the same amount of time to finish from there.

How do we know they left the crane 30 minutes behind Nat&Kat?

We don't but Brook said they had a safety issue with their harness at the pier that put them behind. I'd guess maybe 15-20 minutes but I don't know. They were already third and had to wait for two teams to get to the raft before they went. But even with the harness putting them even more behind, it was just a testament as to how slow Thomas was on the float task.

Speaking of Thomas, I think he was even slower than it seemed.  Last night, I was watching the scenes where Nat & Kat were checking the taxis, then getting in one and calling someone who had Internet.  Although these scenes were spliced in with those of Jill & Thomas finishing the task and getting into the taxi from hell, I saw Nat asking for advice -- and there was a police car in the background in most of the shots.  I think Nat had enough time to start getting help before she & Kat drove off to Quixote Studios -- and possibly before Thomas finished the Roadblock.

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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #653 on: December 17, 2010, 11:13:52 AM »
I was listening to interviews of the teams, earlier this week. Both girl teams I remember said the bungee jump was timed to occure at 15 minute intervals.....so that 30 minutes from Nat/Kat to Brooke/Claire....it also matches up with Chateau's time stamps......from when Nat/Kat were landing at Rose Bowl and Brooke/Claire were arriving at the heliport in San Pedro...
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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #654 on: December 17, 2010, 01:34:52 PM »
My only major issue with the finale is really the bungee task. That requires no skill and it kills time.

The float was an okay task. I also thought the memory task would be difficult if there were only 12 faces on at one time, and then the screens changed every 15 seconds or so.

OTOH, this was very satisfying to watch.
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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #655 on: December 17, 2010, 02:22:55 PM »
You  will not believe the route that Nat & Kat's taxi took to get from Don Quixote Studios to Greystone Mansion.    :cmas18

It's a wonder that they were able to retain their lead over Brooke & Claire.  That taxi definitely did not have GPS!  He used GTS (Get There Slow) !

This is a route that is designed to hit traffic!

This shot is from one of the insider videos and they have completed the memory challenge and are on the way to the finish mat. It was taken on the Santa Monica Freeway one mile west of the 110 freeway.  That means they went through downtown LA! :cmas30: from Glendale. 


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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #656 on: December 17, 2010, 02:26:01 PM »
So, Chateau, the doctors really were stuck in traffic while Brooke and Claire were doing the memory task...it wasn't just editing?
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« Reply #657 on: December 17, 2010, 02:33:01 PM »
Matching other shots

1)  Stadium Way exit from Pasadena Freeway
2)  La Cienega exit from Santa Monica Freeway
3)  north bound on La Cienega at Wilshire
4)  southwest corner of Beverley Center (going east)  :cmas30:
5)  northbound on San Vicenta at the northwest corner of the Beverley Center
6)  corner of Sunset Blvd and San Vicente
7)  corner of Sunset and Cory (Jaguar Dealer)

The whole route is this: 


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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #658 on: December 17, 2010, 02:41:11 PM »
This was the preview shot that was driving me crazy because I could not match it prior to the show.  :cmas30:

I was searching along roads on  the other side of the Santa Monica Mountains where Brooke & Claire went.


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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #659 on: December 17, 2010, 03:32:25 PM »
Comparison of the two teams' routes:

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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #660 on: December 17, 2010, 03:38:00 PM »
Remember Slowhatch's find on taxi driver regs?

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It's section 610 here. Sections 611 and 612 are also good for a laugh.  :cmaslol
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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #661 on: December 17, 2010, 03:42:57 PM »
I think the taxi drivers were hand picked by production  :cmas23

BTW the taxi driver that I had on that day to go from Pasadena to LAX spoke perfect English.  I guess he did not make the cut.   :cmaslol
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Re: TAR 17 EP 12 (FINALE) "Hi. I'm sorry. I'm in a Race."
« Reply #662 on: December 23, 2010, 01:52:06 AM »
I think the taxi drivers were hand picked by production  :cmas23

BTW the taxi driver that I had on that day to go from Pasadena to LAX spoke perfect English.  I guess he did not make the cut.   :cmaslol

That would've been a scripted thing if those taxis are hand picked.  LOL!   :cmaslol  That taxi wise strategy they used were the lessons that they went to Ghana where they got bad taxi drivers out there on which is their next route location.


 

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