This episode was not as exciting for me, probably because the teams did not start out on equal ground and hence the positions hardly shifted. I'm really happy that Nat and Kat won the Fast Forward and came in first again! It was so endearing watching the two ladies. First, Nat struggled with her fear of heights. Then, Kat struggled with eating the meat after being a vegetarian for 22 years. It's just amazing, seeing their drive to win and how they're always so encouraging towards each other. It would be awesome if they were the first all-female team to win the race, but I shan't get my hopes too high now. Happy with how they did this leg!
Gary and Mallory are still going strong! I actually half expected them to fall a couple of positions this leg because I thought that their prime was over. But they surprised me once again by finishing in a strong second place. I love Mallory's positive energy on the race! "I love Christmas!" Lol. I love the father-daughter and father-son teams! Love how Kevin is always thinking for his dad's safety, and being willing to go for slower tasks just for his dad.
Brook and Claire were amazing this leg too. I was so impressed with Claire for not giving up during the Roadblock. It was tough, but it was great seeing her fighting spirit and Brook's encouragement to her. These two girls just continue to crack me up with their craziness, energy and humour lol. And they're probably the most consistent team of the race thus far.
Nick and Vicki... "What does Fast Forward taken mean?" Seriously, have you guys never watched TAR before?
That cracked me up totally. Well, they should be thankful that going for the FF did not cost them their position. That was major luck on their part. Did they honestly think that every team could do the FF... I was already shocked that they decided to go for it despite knowing that they were in 6th and at least one of the teams before that must have done it. But I must give props to Vicki, she's one really strong woman. Look at her perform the Roadblock and Detour! I was really impressed.
I'm not too sad that Katie and Rachel are gone, it's expected, and they haven't been the nicest people on the race. But overall, I still do not dislike any team. Once again, I love this season!