TAR12 Croatia, even though it had the most uninventive tasks somebody could ever think up (PUT ROCKS IN WALLS! FLYING FOX! ROW A BOAT! FLYING FOX! ROW A BOAT! CLIMB A WALL! WALK!) was definitely one of the best episodes ever because it involved not only one but TWO footraces (for first and last) which had just the most epic drama ever <3333333333333333
To me, the main reason why Dubrovnik rocked is because of the better planning of the course than some of the most recent seasons. The editing also plays a gigantic role in the success of a leg/episode.
In TAR12, the editing of scenes, team reactions, and music made The Amazing Race a lot more adventurous and challenging. In recent seasons such as TAR22, the editing was awful in general. It felt more like I was watching a travel log video with unappreciative editors. (Sorry, it felt that way for me.) I hope Bertram hired back the previous editors from TAR11-TAR15 because it's not looking intriguing telling from the disasters of TAR20 and 21 with the significantly poor presentation of TAR22.
What if they never changed the penalty for a non-elimination leg to the Speed Bump and we were still using the marked for elimination penalty?
Kynt & Vyxsin would still be eliminated in 5th.
TK & Rachel would probably still survive with Nathan & Jen's transportation drama.
Ken & Tina would probably still survive over Kelly & Christy's Holi incident.
Dandrew would be eliminated, but Nick & Starr would probably still win over Toni & Dallas determining by the tree Detour, 100 clue box memory task, and finding final locations.
Despite Christie & Jodi and Mark & Michael already arriving last, there is no changing effect.
Maria & Tiffany may be eliminated over the Garrett & Jess and Brian & Ericka foot race.
Gary & Matt would still be eliminated.
Jeff & Jordan would still survive over Joe & Heidi because J&H quit the Detour.
Jet & Cord would lose their TAR last to first record, but still be in the race over Steve & Allie.
Michael & Kevin would probably still survive over Katie & Rachel.
Nick & Vicki will survive over Michael & Kevin in Leg 7, but will still be eliminated in South Korea after missing their crucial flight.
Gary & Mallory would still beat Jet & Cord and maybe the Globetrotters in Zermatt.
Bill & Cathi is 80% eliminated in the double-elimination, but it looks really likely they can "survive" over Ethanna.
Liz & Marie still eliminated.
Amani & Marcus would survive over Jen's "lost" efforts.
Bopper & Mark would still be in the race over Kerri & Stacy, but fail as broadcasted during fishing trap Pit Stop, India.
Nary & Jamie still eliminated.
Josh & Brent eliminated in Bangladesh resulting in the Chips winning the season.
James & Abba and Twinnies would still be eliminated.
Maxie eliminated in safari Botswana leg.
Mona & Beth eliminated in Edinburgh which would result in Joey & Meghan making it to Washington D.C.'s final leg.