I'd love to hear what y'all thinks...
What would happened if I U-Turned Justin & Zev in Leg 5 (The one with Dinosaur Roadblock)?
Great question Luke!
But I think if Kent & Vyxsin were still the third team to arrive at the U-Turn mat, they still would've used the second U-Turn on Jaime & Cara, sealing their fate.
However, I'll also try to answer your question with the assumption that the second U-Turn was not used, or was used on the Globetrotters, who did very well at the Roadblock anyway. If this was the case, then Zev & Justin and Jaime & Cara would've been in a much closer race for survival. I'm not sure exactly how far apart they had initially checked in, so I'm not sure whether or not Jaime & Cara would survive.
However, just for the fun of it, let's assume that Jaime & Cara did
It's hard to see Jaime & Cara being eliminated in India, due to your own bad luck with the tea and Ronald getting lost at the Varanasi Roadblock, meaning that Jaime & Cara would be in the Final Six. Then, assumably, the rest of the teams still wouldn't have told Jet & Cord the Leichtenstein answer, meaning that they left in Zermatt, and after Kent & Vyxsin's 30-minute penalty on the second Zermatt leg, they would still definitely go home there.
This means that Jaime & Cara now are in the Final Four. And they would have a good chance of making the Final Three, especially after Flight Time & Big Easy fell behind at the beginning of the penultimate leg. Also, that Brazil leg involved dancing - which would've played to Jaime & Cara's strengths, so I think they would make the Final Three. From that point on, it's very difficult to predict, but IF Jaime & Cara had overcome Zev & Justin in Kunming and given how the rest of the race eventuated, it's hard to see them not
making the Final Three.
I wonder if anyone has a different opinion?