I was generally neutral towards them in S22, mainly I liked Meghan a lot, but Joey just kept annoying me as the race went on..
This time we got to see Meghan a little bit more and I liked that a lot, I think the whole team grew on me a lot more! I mean, they race in class and they really ARE nice people. My highlight was Meghan helping John and thus almost causing themselves the race (had Mark not lost his bag).
Anyways, I totally agree that 3.5 legs were horrible. I mean it's not just the country route that they chose, but the tasks and leg length... And all the provided flights + no HoO's
I totally get why they're bitter and, I think, I'd also be if I was in their shoes. I just really liked this part of one of their interviews!
Joey: Well, you always want to do well. But it's so crazy because this time around there hasn't yet been an equalizer. Where you started on the leg was where you were going to end. Legs were really short, to be honest. They were really easy this time around and no one was making mistakes. It was really hard to pass anyone, so where you started was where you were going to end, which was kind of frustrating. But we had to deal with it and were trying to keep our cool.
Meghan: We figured there would be an equalizer. After watching the Race for this long, there hasn't yet been like a three-hour wait for everyone on the same flight or like an eight-hour wait for some place to open. It just seemed like they wanted one of those three teams on the second flight to get out. Seriously, there wasn't going to be a chance for any of the three of us to pull ahead of the first flight. It was kind of ridiculous. We had come to terms with that, like, "OK. Guess this is the way the Race is gonna be this time."