Once again, I really loved this leg. It was exciting till the end! First, we have all the teams struggling at the two Detours. Then, Jill and Thomas come up and snag first place. But they got lost on the way to the Roadblock, letting Brook and Claire get there in first place. Brook proceeded to get lost while searching for the Marked Field, allowing Michael and Kevin to catch up. Kevin completed the Roadblock in first, and we'd have thought that they'd come in first at the pit-stop. But Brook and Claire and Jill and Thomas were all done shortly after. Brook and Claire got stuck at the gas station, leaving first place a battle between Michael and Kevin and Jill and Thomas. Michael and Kevin got lost at the pit-stop, giving first place to Jill and Thomas yet again. And then Brook and Claire caught up, bumping the father/son to third place. What a leg! The top three teams switched positions like anything during the course, and I just love that. It makes the whole leg less predictable and so much more exciting.
I like it when Chad and Stephanie fight and make up. It was sweet when Chad was saying how he should learn to listen to Stephanie. What I didn't like was how they made fun of Mallory! Perhaps it was a joke, but... I'm starting to find them a little mean.
I really expected Gary and Mallory to come in last and be eliminated. But I'm so glad they're still in the race. Mallory is just great fun to watch, and I love the support between her and her dad.
I liked it that Nick and Vicki stayed calm despite having so much trouble at the Detour, even having to switch twice. And it was sooooo endearing when Nick spoke about the lessons he'd learnt from Ghana, promising not to yell at Vicki again. That was really, really sweet. I'm glad they didn't panic and run each other down, but stayed cool all the way to the pit-stop. And yes, it's pretty cool to have another NEL before the Final 6. Not every team who comes in last in the earlier legs is necessarily an unworthy team. So I'm glad that TAR is taking this into consideration, as seen from this season! =)