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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #175 on: April 28, 2011, 02:41:03 PM »
I agree with the speculated Final Three being G\M, Z\J, and K\V, but we have nothing to support this yet.
They're the three most focused-on teams, yes, but that doesn't mean they're in the F3.


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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #176 on: April 29, 2011, 03:29:40 PM »
The finale title is    "This Is Where It Ends" (Brazil and Florida)
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #177 on: April 29, 2011, 03:30:17 PM »
An ominous title! Are they calling both episodes that? :duno:
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #178 on: April 29, 2011, 04:03:56 PM »
This was in the Media thread below.

On page 71 of the May 6th issue of Entertainment Weekly

SEASON FINALE

8-10pm

The Amazing Race

CBS HD

This season, 11 teams who lost their first Race returned...and mostly made the same old mistakes. Father-daughter duo Ron and Christina still couldn't communicate with each other; the ginger-haired cheerleaders still couldn't communicate with cabbies. We don't know which four teams will make it to tonight's two-hour finale, but we're betting on witty best friends Zev and Justin for the win. (just hold on to your passports this time, guys!)

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #179 on: April 30, 2011, 06:00:46 AM »
Turns out we need to make a correction.

When we saw ALL but 2 teams arriving in Miami and coming out thru the same gate door...we made the assumption that they had all just arrived on the same plane from Sao Paulo.

Turns out that was not the case.....

The elimiinated teams were brought to Miami ahead of time and were just brought to the airport and put into position that morning.
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #180 on: April 30, 2011, 07:07:29 AM »
Turns out we need to make a correction.

When we saw ALL but 2 teams arriving in Miami and coming out thru the same gate...we made the assumption that they had all just arrived on the same plane from Sao Paulo.

Turns out that was not the case.....

The elimiinated teams were brought to Miami ahead of time and were just brought to the airport and put into position that morning.

So the final 3 (and most likely the eliminated 4th person) all arrived in the flight, while the elimination station teams just met up at the airport?
Do we know if Gary/Mallory and Zev/Justin were there now?


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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #181 on: April 30, 2011, 07:56:11 AM »
The finale title is    "This Is Where It Ends" (Brazil and Florida)

That's one cool finale title, much more exciting than last season's "Hi, I'm Sorry, I'm in a Race"
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #182 on: April 30, 2011, 08:14:39 AM »
Turns out we need to make a correction.

When we saw ALL but 2 teams arriving in Miami and coming out thru the same gate...we made the assumption that they had all just arrived on the same plane from Sao Paulo.

Turns out that was not the case.....

The elimiinated teams were brought to Miami ahead of time and were just brought to the airport and put into position that morning.

look like we were right about.the poster and certain individuals dont want to spoil us and keep us guessing. :lol:

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #183 on: April 30, 2011, 09:56:18 AM »
Turns out we need to make a correction.

When we saw ALL but 2 teams arriving in Miami and coming out thru the same gate...we made the assumption that they had all just arrived on the same plane from Sao Paulo.

Turns out that was not the case.....

The elimiinated teams were brought to Miami ahead of time and were just brought to the airport and put into position that morning.

So the final 3 (and most likely the eliminated 4th person) all arrived in the flight, while the elimination station teams just met up at the airport?
Do we know if Gary/Mallory and Zev/Justin were there now?


Previous indications were that the Elimination Station teams went to Brazil to meet up with the remaining eliminated teams and the F3. It was more logical that they would get sent to Miami and that appears to be the case. I hypothesize that this happens:

1. All 5 or 6 Elimination Station teams go as directly as possible from Thailand to Miami.
2. The remaining eliminated teams may go ahead of the F3 teams or may arrive with them (I would do the latter for maximum decoy effect) from Brazil.
3. The F3 go on the same non-stop flight from Brazil as is usually the case.

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #184 on: April 30, 2011, 10:13:42 AM »
Turns out we need to make a correction.

When we saw ALL but 2 teams arriving in Miami and coming out thru the same gate...we made the assumption that they had all just arrived on the same plane from Sao Paulo.

Turns out that was not the case.....

The elimiinated teams were brought to Miami ahead of time and were just brought to the airport and put into position that morning.

So is there anyway to determine which is which in those photos we have? And the fact that FT/BE were seen in Brazil means that they are in the final four?
I don't see any reason for them to be in Brazil unless they were now that we know that.
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #185 on: April 30, 2011, 10:27:41 AM »
Well Luke pretty much said that the ES teams didnt go to Rio/SP in one of his elimination interviews.........so I figured something different was afoot. Thanks for the new info Peach!!
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #186 on: April 30, 2011, 11:38:22 AM »
Turns out we need to make a correction.

When we saw ALL but 2 teams arriving in Miami and coming out thru the same gate...we made the assumption that they had all just arrived on the same plane from Sao Paulo.

Turns out that was not the case.....

The elimiinated teams were brought to Miami ahead of time and were just brought to the airport and put into position that morning.

So is there anyway to determine which is which in those photos we have? And the fact that FT/BE were seen in Brazil means that they are in the final four?
I don't see any reason for them to be in Brazil unless they were now that we know that.

They could have been decoys.  Jet & Cord and the fifth place team will be travelling as decoys in Brazil.

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #187 on: April 30, 2011, 02:10:01 PM »
They could have been decoys.  Jet & Cord and the fifth place team will be travelling as decoys in Brazil.

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #188 on: April 30, 2011, 04:05:37 PM »
Found this on twitter of what I already posted the other day


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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #189 on: April 30, 2011, 05:04:25 PM »

When we saw ALL but 2 teams arriving in Miami and coming out thru the same gate...

With all due respect........that scenario is impossible.
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #190 on: April 30, 2011, 05:28:02 PM »

When we saw ALL but 2 teams arriving in Miami and coming out thru the same gate door...

fixed

And remember...not SEEN does not mean NOT there.
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #191 on: April 30, 2011, 09:04:45 PM »
The Entertainment Weekly 'watch it this week' section doesn't automatically contain spoilers. I can think of at least one time in the past where they've ended talking about a team in that blurb that had actually been eliminated in the previous episode.

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #192 on: April 30, 2011, 09:12:55 PM »
Have anybody noticed that the teams who were on the F3 in their last season (Ron&Christina-S12, Jamie&Cara/Margie&Luke-S14, Jet&Cord-S16) were eliminated earlier in this season.... While the other teams, who were not on the F3 and were eliminated earlier or later by some stupid reasons in their last season (Kent&Vysxin-S12, Kisha&Jen-S14, Zev&Justin/Trotters-S15, Gary&Mallory-S17) are going to be on the F3 soon in this season?  :duno:
LOL the world is upside-down  :lol3:
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #193 on: April 30, 2011, 11:44:12 PM »
Have anybody noticed that the teams who were on the F3 in their last season (Ron&Christina-S12, Jamie&Cara/Margie&Luke-S14, Jet&Cord-S16) were eliminated earlier in this season.... While the other teams, who were not on the F3 and were eliminated earlier or later by some stupid reasons in their last season (Kent&Vysxin-S12, Kisha&Jen-S14, Zev&Justin/Trotters-S15, Gary&Mallory-S17) are going to be on the F3 soon in this season?  :duno:
LOL the world is upside-down  :lol3:
That was almost the same trend in All-Stars: teams that placed 5th-11th placed worse than their previous season, 4th place was the same, and the F3 all finished better.
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #194 on: May 01, 2011, 12:34:06 AM »
Have anybody noticed that the teams who were on the F3 in their last season (Ron&Christina-S12, Jamie&Cara/Margie&Luke-S14, Jet&Cord-S16) were eliminated earlier in this season.... While the other teams, who were not on the F3 and were eliminated earlier or later by some stupid reasons in their last season (Kent&Vysxin-S12, Kisha&Jen-S14, Zev&Justin/Trotters-S15, Gary&Mallory-S17) are going to be on the F3 soon in this season?  :duno:
LOL the world is upside-down  :lol3:
That was almost the same trend in All-Stars: teams that placed 5th-11th placed worse than their previous season, 4th place was the same, and the F3 all finished better.

what's strange is that even though we've had 2 "all-stars" season, no single TEAM in the history of the race has made it to the final 3 and the finish line twice

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #195 on: May 01, 2011, 01:44:21 AM »
Have anybody noticed that the teams who were on the F3 in their last season (Ron&Christina-S12, Jamie&Cara/Margie&Luke-S14, Jet&Cord-S16) were eliminated earlier in this season.... While the other teams, who were not on the F3 and were eliminated earlier or later by some stupid reasons in their last season (Kent&Vysxin-S12, Kisha&Jen-S14, Zev&Justin/Trotters-S15, Gary&Mallory-S17) are going to be on the F3 soon in this season?  :duno:
LOL the world is upside-down  :lol3:

Wow, and even funnier is the fact that if Jen/Kisha or FT/BE is eliminated next, and then the other one is eliminated after that, the pattern will have repeated exactly, because J/K and FT/BE both got 4th in their season, so if one of them is 5th, they will be worse, the next one is 4th, they would be the same, and then the F3 would have all done better!

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #196 on: May 01, 2011, 01:55:06 AM »
Clearly, based on performance wise, Zev and Justin should be in the final 3.

Based on overall performance, it does seems like Zev and Justin, Flight Time and Big Easy and Kisha and Jen will become our final 3. With Gary and Mallory in fourth (they DO look like a typical fourth place team, very popular and likable but just missing it) and Goths in FIFTH.

But based on edit, i gotta say our Final 3 should be Zev and Justin (the strong team), Gary and Mallory (the underdogs) and Kent and Vyxsin (the hopelessly lost underdogs).. Kisha and Jen and FT and BE... either they're real boring, we didn't really see much of them this season. Not many team interviews especially from Kisha and Jen.

But i'm hoping for a 5th place for FT and BE, 4th for Zev and Justin and F3 of 3 underdogs teams... that'll be fun to watch. :lol3:
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #197 on: May 01, 2011, 02:01:39 AM »
But i'm hoping for a 5th place for FT and BE, 4th for Zev and Justin and F3 of 3 underdogs teams... that'll be fun to watch. :lol3:

That would be my favourite F3 as well. And I agree with you Kisha and jen are almost non existent, we rarely see them at any length at tasks ans they have the fewer interviews 
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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #198 on: May 01, 2011, 04:48:46 AM »
But i'm hoping for a 5th place for FT and BE, 4th for Zev and Justin and F3 of 3 underdogs teams... that'll be fun to watch. :lol3:

That would be my favourite F3 as well. And I agree with you Kisha and jen are almost non existent, we rarely see them at any length at tasks ans they have the fewer interviews 

Ditto, except I'd rather Z/J leave first :P

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Re: TAR 18 Finale speculation and discussion
« Reply #199 on: May 01, 2011, 04:56:45 AM »
But i'm hoping for a 5th place for FT and BE, 4th for Zev and Justin and F3 of 3 underdogs teams... that'll be fun to watch. :lol3:

That would be my favourite F3 as well. And I agree with you Kisha and jen are almost non existent, we rarely see them at any length at tasks ans they have the fewer interviews 

Ditto, except I'd rather Z/J leave first :P

This is nothing personal but Zev has to do at least 1 to 2 more Roadblocks if the Roadblock count for this season is 6. (Do we know if it's 7?) Remember how Zev screwed up the Zodiac Roadblock in China? I don't know if it's fair to say this but whenever Zev's doing the Roadblock i'm pretty worried for the team if it's a tough RB.

Same for Mallory as well.. not saying that she's the slower one in the team, but she needs to do at least 1 to 2 more and it could be detrimental if it's a physical RB and Gary can't do it anymore.

But this is obviously not a problem for Vyxsin though.. she's like the man in the team. Vyxsin <3 :lol: :lol3:
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