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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2011, 06:21:16 AM »
Alana and Mel first out of the casino followed by Sam and Renae


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« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2011, 06:22:13 AM »
ROADBLOCK: Zodiac however they are given clues such as a date for one and then 2 years before for another etc.

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« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2011, 06:23:14 AM »
EXPRESS PASS MENTIONED - Sam and Renae changed but Alana and Mel stayed in dresses

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« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2011, 06:25:41 AM »
Lol no one is even following this feed. I'm going  :lol:

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« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2011, 06:37:24 AM »
Sam and Renae used the express pass  :ascared


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« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2011, 06:48:53 AM »
Tracy and Anne-Marie quit on RB so Mo and Mos would survive  :ascared  :<3  :hearts:

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« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2011, 06:49:56 AM »
Big W girls gone...  (:;)  :'(

Good job girls - great race - you played fair and never had a dull moment.

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2011, 06:50:27 AM »
Mos & Mo quit the roadblock and take a four hour penalty. Then we see Anne-Marie and Tracy on the mat, an are told they quit the roadblock too and they are eliminated from the race :'(

Next week: Richard and Joey get their car stuck in the mud, teams go bungee jumping while another team gets pulled over by the police :ascared

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2011, 07:46:48 AM »
Thank you updaters!! :hearts:

Awwww......Love the ladies!!

Can't believe Sam/Renae used the EP so soon!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2011, 09:14:54 AM »
Big thanks to our show updaters! :hearts: :tup:

Express Pass out of play already! :ascared
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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2011, 04:21:10 PM »
IMHO, Sam & Renae used the express pass wisely. Sam started the roadblock at the front of the pack but seemed to take numerous attempt, all of which failed. She seemed a bit flustered (possibly also due to losing time on going what they thought was the wrong way to the RB, going back to the casino, getting a new taxi and going the exact same way - it was infact the right way) and with only two other teams left still at the RB they handed it over. Although they didn't know both remaining teams would take the penalty, it was to me, the right choice to make as it saved their butts from potential elimination.  

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« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2011, 05:23:49 PM »
I thought it was a good move too however if they had battled it out they may have been able to keep it for a more physical task. Kelly and Sam where working together however I don't know what happened to that alliance

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« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2011, 05:30:44 PM »
Also in terms of the last two teams:

I think that Mos and Mo genuinely could not work it out and opted to take the risk that the ladies will take longer than 4 hours or also give up. With the Big W ladies, I think they are genuinely thought that if they keep trying not only will they continue straining themselves but also get the boys out and potentially go themselves next week. So I think it was a selfless sacrifice.

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« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2011, 05:36:42 PM »
Is there any rule for a roadblock that states they can't find help from the public to solve the answer to the Zodiac puzzle? Couldn't one member try find a member of the public for the answer?
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« Reply #64 on: May 30, 2011, 08:35:17 PM »
IMHO, Sam & Renae used the express pass wisely. Sam started the roadblock at the front of the pack but seemed to take numerous attempt, all of which failed. She seemed a bit flustered (possibly also due to losing time on going what they thought was the wrong way to the RB, going back to the casino, getting a new taxi and going the exact same way - it was infact the right way) and with only two other teams left still at the RB they handed it over. Although they didn't know both remaining teams would take the penalty, it was to me, the right choice to make as it saved their butts from potential elimination.   

I think it was terrible use of the pass. They still had two teams behind them, both of which they would have been confident they could have outrun in a worst case scenario. If there was only one of them left, then it would have been a wise move, but at the point they used the EP, they certainly weren't looking to pull away and get first for the leg prize, and because there is so little fundamental difference between number 7 and number 8 I think it was silly. You want to use it to either ensure first place or avoid last place, and they failed on both accounts.

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« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2011, 09:16:52 PM »
I think it was terrible use of the pass. They still had two teams behind them, both of which they would have been confident they could have outrun in a worst case scenario. If there was only one of them left, then it would have been a wise move, but at the point they used the EP, they certainly weren't looking to pull away and get first for the leg prize, and because there is so little fundamental difference between number 7 and number 8 I think it was silly. You want to use it to either ensure first place or avoid last place, and they failed on both accounts.
On the otherhand I think they didn't want to get too far behind the pack. At least they are over 4 hours behind the last team.
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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #66 on: May 30, 2011, 10:10:09 PM »
Anne-Marie and Tracy were awesome. I will miss them.
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« Reply #67 on: May 30, 2011, 11:02:35 PM »
The only FF on the race on the third leg? That's odd.

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« Reply #68 on: May 30, 2011, 11:38:54 PM »
Anne-Marie and Tracey just had a live chat and I got to ask them some questions but because there were so many people to reply to I was happy I got at least one response. I asked them if they could have copied the other contestants finished chinese zodiacs or do they get messed up again, and they replied 'Sash, I wouldn't copy'.

I know I bloody would have  :spy:

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« Reply #69 on: May 31, 2011, 12:25:47 AM »
I think the Kung-Fu detour task was the first task not to be copied from TARA!
The only similar we have seen was back in TAR 4 in Korea. I hope they continue we new tasks now that they are getting out of Asia.
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« Reply #70 on: May 31, 2011, 12:45:41 AM »
Don't get your hopes up -- the kung fu was from Israel's version, as is next week's Road Block and at least one of the South African Detour pairs.

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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #71 on: May 31, 2011, 11:14:10 AM »
IMHO, Sam & Renae used the express pass wisely. Sam started the roadblock at the front of the pack but seemed to take numerous attempt, all of which failed. She seemed a bit flustered (possibly also due to losing time on going what they thought was the wrong way to the RB, going back to the casino, getting a new taxi and going the exact same way - it was infact the right way) and with only two other teams left still at the RB they handed it over. Although they didn't know both remaining teams would take the penalty, it was to me, the right choice to make as it saved their butts from potential elimination.  

No, Sam did not start "in the front of the pack." That would have been true if they had stayed with their original taxi driver, but with the trip back to the Venetian and second driver they arrived at A Ma Cultural Village in 5th place. 

I do agree that using the EXPRESS PASS was smart. However, inability to reason out the clues to get the correct order for the chinese Zodiac does not bode well for any future "brainiac" tasks.

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« Reply #72 on: May 31, 2011, 12:00:50 PM »
My two cents:

I believe Sam & Renae used the Express Pass out of fear. Sure, there were two teams behind them, but there was always the chance that both of them might be finishing one after another. In their position I would also flee and let the other two teams battle for elimination.
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« Reply #73 on: May 31, 2011, 12:12:38 PM »
Grant never mentioned when the EP would expire, did he?

I think that if anyone was one of the last three teams at a task, and if they had the EP on hand, they would automatically use it to save themselves. So far, any EP that has been used was used when the team was behind in some way.
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Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
« Reply #74 on: May 31, 2011, 03:31:07 PM »
So far, any EP that has been used was used when the team was behind in some way.

It guarantees that you finish in 3rd, though.

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