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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1975 on: March 25, 2011, 12:17:08 AM »
Or then again, they could choose not to even have a final memory challenge.... :res:

TAR 12 and the flag one still live on as the best and most challenging ones ever...for me.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1976 on: March 25, 2011, 03:20:33 AM »
I like TAR 11's challenge whereby you key the code into the safe! :lol:
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1977 on: March 25, 2011, 12:17:17 PM »
Or then again, they could choose not to even have a final memory challenge.... :res:

TAR 12 and the flag one still live on as the best and most challenging ones ever...for me.

The surfboards were pretty good too, especially since for some legs they picked obscure things (ie the church in leg 1, one of the RB foods in leg '11').

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1978 on: March 27, 2011, 04:19:42 PM »
I always like making my final prediction way in advance, and it helps that I have no particular rooting interest this season clouding my judgment. 

Unless the editing was completely revamped, I expect to see Zev & Justin win.  I expect Kent & Vyxsin and Ronald & Christina to make the final 4 and likely the final 3, and even though I wouldn't be surprised by either of these two teams winning, I still see them as long shots.

Based on the editing, I didn't expect Margie & Luke to get far.

My reading of the tea leaves has Gary & Mallory, Herbert & Nathaniel, Kisha & Jen, and Jet & Cord exiting in episodes 7 to 11.

I don't mind being wrong because it would mean that they revamped the way they cut the show, but if I'm on target, then TPTB should really change the way they cut the show starting with TAR19.

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1979 on: March 27, 2011, 04:52:24 PM »
Very interesting predictions Slayton...

If I had to pick a winner, it would be Jen and Kisha or Gary and Mallory. Both have had fairly harmless and positive edits that tend to characterize the winner's edit, IMO.


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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1980 on: March 27, 2011, 05:23:27 PM »
I always like making my final prediction way in advance, and it helps that I have no particular rooting interest this season clouding my judgment. 

Unless the editing was completely revamped, I expect to see Zev & Justin win.  I expect Kent & Vyxsin and Ronald & Christina to make the final 4 and likely the final 3, and even though I wouldn't be surprised by either of these two teams winning, I still see them as long shots.

Based on the editing, I didn't expect Margie & Luke to get far.

My reading of the tea leaves has Gary & Mallory, Herbert & Nathaniel, Kisha & Jen, and Jet & Cord exiting in episodes 7 to 11.

I don't mind being wrong because it would mean that they revamped the way they cut the show, but if I'm on target, then TPTB should really change the way they cut the show starting with TAR19.

Your reading of the tea leaves? I don't want to start a who will win argument but I don't agree with your conclusions.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1981 on: March 27, 2011, 05:58:28 PM »
I Dont agree either, i think Kent/Vyx is going soon

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1982 on: March 27, 2011, 06:03:22 PM »
I don't want to start a who will win argument

Then don't!!

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1983 on: March 27, 2011, 06:31:54 PM »
Ok, if it is alright then I will give my opinion. It's just my opinion and I respect everyone else's opinion about the final and what teams will attend and/or win and am not starting an argument.

I would be quite surprised to see Kisha and Jen, Gary and Mallory, or Jet and Cord eliminated soon. In fact if I had to pick a final three it would probably be these three. Although Ron and Chris could beat the sisters. The cowboys and Gallory performed mostly well in their previous seasons and still seem to be strong competitors this time. I'm not crazy about the editing theory but I would tend to think that the editors are favoring these two teams by portraying them as interesting and positive. Basically though, we can't really tell for certain at this point who might win.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1984 on: March 27, 2011, 09:40:14 PM »
At this point, due tot he constant flip-flopping of positions, I think that the teams' fate will be determined by a single task that will be their do-or-die. Therefore, I will eliminate the "previous performance" factor and consider each leg as an independent event.

Based on what Mel & Mike said about getting to know Ron better, I speculate Ron & Christina were sent to ES, and if only teams 4-6 do decoys, that would mean they are eliminated next week.

Now, onto my predictions of F3. Based on screen-time, the most featured teams this season, and those more likely to be on the F3 based on this, IMO are:
Gary & Mallory, Zev & Justin and Kent & Vyxsin

Flight Time & Big Easy have been recently shown to have positive interactions with other teams so far, so they might get a high placement.

Jet & Cord are being edited a bit under-the-radar, and they have the taxi-stealing karma pending on them.

Kisha & Jen are also UTR, but this is due to the editors probably not including their fighting scenes. This could be either, not including them because they are eliminated, or they go for the win unexpectedly. Another thing to consider is that they get the "...Million Dollars" quote shown in the preview and in the episode, the same as with Nat & Kat.

Concluding, I believe the Final 3 are:
Zev & Justin, Kent & Vyxsin and Gallory/Jenkisha
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1985 on: March 27, 2011, 10:06:59 PM »
Did anyone else notice the order that the teams were placed in for the monologue "8 teams remain, who will be eliminated next"

1. Zev and Justin (one to watch, a blogger said)
2. Gary and Mallory (one to watch, a blogger said)
3. Ron and Christina (under the radar)
4. FT and BE (spotted in Rio De Janiero F4?)
5. Kisha and Jen (one to watch, a blogger said)
6. Jet and Cord (spotted in Madrid, en route to Austria F6?)
7. Kent and Vyxsin (last to Elim. Station? Friends with Luke, Amanda etc)
8. Margie and Luke
9. Jamie and Cara
10. Mel and Mike
11. Amanda and Kris
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1986 on: March 27, 2011, 11:11:49 PM »
Did anyone else notice the order that the teams were placed in for the monologue "8 teams remain, who will be eliminated next"

1. Zev and Justin (one to watch, a blogger said)
2. Gary and Mallory (one to watch, a blogger said)
3. Ron and Christina (under the radar)
4. FT and BE (spotted in Rio De Janiero F4?)
5. Kisha and Jen (one to watch, a blogger said)
6. Jet and Cord (spotted in Madrid, en route to Austria F6?)
7. Kent and Vyxsin (last to Elim. Station? Friends with Luke, Amanda etc)
8. Margie and Luke
9. Jamie and Cara
10. Mel and Mike
11. Amanda and Kris

A bit obvious though, isn't it?

Or it's just my hoping that Jet/Cord make it further :P

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1987 on: March 28, 2011, 12:52:00 AM »
Did anyone else notice the order that the teams were placed in for the monologue "8 teams remain, who will be eliminated next"

1. Zev and Justin (one to watch, a blogger said)
2. Gary and Mallory (one to watch, a blogger said)
3. Ron and Christina (under the radar)
4. FT and BE (spotted in Rio De Janiero F4?)
5. Kisha and Jen (one to watch, a blogger said)
6. Jet and Cord (spotted in Madrid, en route to Austria F6?)
7. Kent and Vyxsin (last to Elim. Station? Friends with Luke, Amanda etc)
8. Margie and Luke
9. Jamie and Cara
10. Mel and Mike
11. Amanda and Kris

Where was this?

Cause I DON'T expect to see K/V arrive at Elim station, (going by J/C's interview) and I DO expect R/C  to (going by M/M's interviews)

I have a feeling that Gary and Mallory win, with Kisha and Jen 2nd and Zev and Justin 3rd.
Maybe K/V as the fourth placed (I desperately want them to make it far) and the Cowboys 5th.
Then I would say Globetrotters 6th and finally Ron and Christina 7th.


So my speculation is
1. Gary and Mallory
2. Kisha and Jen
3. Zev and Justin
4. Kent and Vyxsin
5. Jet and Cord
6. Flight time and Big Easy
7. Ron and Christina

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1988 on: March 28, 2011, 04:53:50 PM »
I believe that if the cowboys were truly spotted in the Madrid airport, they must have been en route to the elimination station (in southeast asia).

And I wouldn't place any bets on any team from S14 making it to the F3.

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1989 on: March 28, 2011, 05:18:34 PM »
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1990 on: March 28, 2011, 05:23:26 PM »
Yeah well that guy also "saw" TK and Rachel so my bet is that could possibly be another false spoiler...

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1991 on: March 28, 2011, 06:05:50 PM »
I believe that if the cowboys were truly spotted in the Madrid airport, they must have been en route to the elimination station (in southeast asia).

And I wouldn't place any bets on any team from S14 making it to the F3.

Given from what I understand about where ES was for this season, I doubt a team spotted in Madrid would be headed there. Given what's been speculated about the route for the latter half of this Race, it could be either a flight option others didn't find from point A to point B, or a decoy. I would also speculate that the next leg in India is probably the last elimination for a team headed to ES this time around.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1992 on: March 28, 2011, 06:15:27 PM »
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1993 on: March 29, 2011, 09:12:02 AM »
I believe that if the cowboys were truly spotted in the Madrid airport, they must have been en route to the elimination station (in southeast asia).

And I wouldn't place any bets on any team from S14 making it to the F3.

mds1978,

I doubt Madrid to Thailand for several reasons:
1. In order to make it past Varanasi, teams go to Vienna, Liechtenstein and then Switzerland. From Vienna, the best flights go direct to Bangkok. From Liechtenstein or Switzerland they go though Zurich.
2. And from Madrid, they also go through Zurich. Why would a team go from Zurich to Madrid to get back to Zurich?  They wouldn't.

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« Reply #1994 on: March 29, 2011, 09:13:49 AM »
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1995 on: March 29, 2011, 09:15:18 AM »
It is very strange that the Cowboys were allegedly spotted in Madrid, now that you mention it, apskip. Like Peach said, this is most likely a false sighting since TK and Rachel were seen with them! :lol3:
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1996 on: March 29, 2011, 03:30:09 PM »
@apskip- I see what you're saying and agree, but I also looked up flight schedules and there is a daily non-stop flight from madrid to bangkok. Given that it's not just two racers traveling alone, they might not have been able to get enough seats on the zurich-bkk flight.

It would be helpful to know the time of day they were allegedly spotted, to see if it's in the ballpark time range for the flight out of madrid.

And also, flying via Madrid isn't so out of the way even if they were leaving from Switzerland. Recently I flew to London and had to go through Germany each way, even though it was completely out of the way.

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1997 on: March 29, 2011, 03:42:43 PM »
mds1978, the original discovery can be seen here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg580147.html#msg580147
Please remember that this is not a reliable spoiler.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1998 on: March 29, 2011, 05:58:22 PM »
Hmmm....well I'm no Sherlock Holmes but having just seen this for the first time I have a few thoughts, but mostly questions. Were these people spotted with camera crews in tow? Something must have made them conspicuous other than the obvious.

If so, depending on the date, it doesn't seem like an unreasonable place to be racing since they are in that part of the world supposedly (it's not like the sighting was in africa, canada, middle east, etc). Are the spoilers so solid that there's no room for errors with regard to destinations?

Rather than get caught up in the paralysis by analysis, my first instinct would be to think that if there's any truth to this sighting, then it obviously refers to the cowboys, trotters, and the goths (TK...Kent...really, it's not something a casual fan would necessarily know and you can't fault them for not fact checking the minutiae before tweeting about it). Secondly, if they were eliminated they wouldn't be together...there's at least one day separating each elimination, and once they get cut they don't linger, they go directly to elimination station and linger all they want over there.

For me, what stands out the most is three teams being spotted together. Yeah it's off the map a bit, and yeah the details like names are inaccurate but the big red flags are all right there.

I kinda get depressed just talking about it cause I wish margie and luke were still racing. The thought of the goths still being there after making such colossal blunders just makes me sad.

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #1999 on: March 29, 2011, 06:01:34 PM »
Glad you're joining in the discussion, mds1987! :waves:
Here's a fact to keep in mind: the teams did not officially go to Madrid. Yes, the spoilers are that solid because Peach said so. :angel Also, one of the Cowboys allegedly said "TK's right behind us," or something like that. I don't know anything about camera crews.

I was thinking about this particular sighting and it seems like the Cowboys could have been on a decoy run and one of them just said something goofy like this (you know how they are). If it it true what you say about there being a direct flight from Madrid to Bangkok, it could be a possibility.
But all of this is pure speculation.
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