Long time reader, New Poster.
So I COMPLETELY agree that Connor was wrong for cheating. I would even say he stole information. However, last season the twins stole money, a physical thing, from James/Abba, and got no penalty, so if they gave Dave/Connor a penalty, that would make no sense. Besides, teams look at other teams' work or progress frequently, so that penalty would have to be given out every leg. I do not think it was fair for them to win the leg by cheating though. I agree, it knocked them down a bit on my teams I like list.
I also think that switching detours was not a stupid move for John/Jessica. If they used the express pass without even trying the second detour, it would've been stupid. However, they DEFINITELY should've used it at the road block, especially once John had a hard time. After he looked through and said "I don't get this," Chuck and Wynonna were still there, they could've won. In the end, I was sad for Jess and happy for John to go. John just lost his mind at the end.
As far as Dave/Connor with road blocks...They're screwed. Do we know when they are eliminated? Because Connor has done almost all of his, and Dave is not going to miraculously recover in the next two legs to be able to complete his six. So they dug their own grave.
Wonder what will happen with the Double U Turn. And the wasted express pass. Maybe it'll just be wasted, but it'd be interesting if they gave it to the next first place team...
Just some thoughts...
Dave&Connor didn't have to be penalized. I wish they were. It's just what they did was really low, regards on the image that they're trying to make to us viewers think on how they survived cancer, they're nice, sweet... meh!
On the Detour, yeah maybe it was good for JJ to switch. But evidently, switching Detours was what put them in Last Place to begin with. Then they got to the RB, which is the MOST CRUCIAL time for them to use the EP.They did see another team but John never really intended using the EP. I don't know why. Could be Chuck lying to John that there's still another team behind, could be the principal of John, I don't know.
If they had used the EP on the Detour, they could do the RB without being so hasty. Joey&Meghan, Chuck&Wynona, Mona&Beth, Anthony&Bates would be all behind them. and Since when JJ decided to switch they have to use a cab to get the other detour, if it were me, I'd just express pass the damn detour and save more money for cabs. I don't know though LOL
In addition, to get to the RB from detour location is actually quite far. 2-3 hours by cab if traffics are good.
Well maybe we would have one of those not so physically challenging RB like eating fallopian tubes in Shanghai or unlocking trees of love or selling stuffs that Dave could do.
But with their 3rd,2nd,1st,1st
+ CAUTION : Double U-Turn ahead
, OMG dude!!!
It's being proven that for the last couple legs, every time they encounter the detour, one detour was always not even an option for them.
If same goes for another legs, and they got U-turned,pheeww... I wonder if Dave would still yell out"" YEEHAAAA""