I'm in partial agreement with mswood. The three teams before the finale was great. No more eliminations, it was all about placement. But that was before there was mugging by Phil.
Since the mugging, the rest of me agrees with Kogs, because seeing a team lose because they had to waste time they didn't have to beg would be very depressing. Fortunately, TAR7 finale was exciting and got a pass because Uchenna/Joyce won anyway (too bad it wasn't a double leg like the season that followed it). Plus, like TAR2, the first half was only 45 minutes I think.
Maybe we'll be down to 3 teams, and have a week in-between the final Philimination and the finale, like for TAR1 & TAR4 (although those were only 1 hour). Either that, or have the final Philimination next week, but give everyone $1 at the end.