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Title: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 12, 2010, 02:52:20 PM
Even though we are a spoiler board, we do NOT want to have the episode spoiled while it is airing.

If you are watching anything but an EST US feed, it is your responsibility to be sure you are not ahead of us if you want to post in this thread. Canadian and Asian satellite feeds are often way ahead of us.

 SO PLEASE ** NO WIKI UPDATES or Satellite Viewer updates** to be posted before the show is done airing East Coast time! Anyone breaking the rule is at risk of being banned. 

Otherwise, come watch with us for the best weekly viewing party in town!! :party:

I hope to have a live steam or at least links  posted  HERE  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23401.new.html#new). For those who are not on the East Coast time, you can follow along and PLEASE help update as the show unfolds! Everyone is more than welcomed to join in the fun!! :wohoo:

Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: georgiapeach on December 12, 2010, 02:53:25 PM
Should be a GREAT episode!!

I'll be elsewhere watching, so you all have a fabulous time! :kisses
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Prophet on December 12, 2010, 02:54:49 PM
I have to be somewhere tonight and can't watch the final until tomorrow :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: NoluckBoston on December 12, 2010, 02:58:30 PM
As always, Great Job this season!  :cmas26
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: theschnauzers on December 12, 2010, 03:39:34 PM
I'll pass along the CBS Eye-lert message when it comes in as the CBS East Coast feed will be delayed by an NFL overrun. (Guaranteed, as CBS has the doubleheader this week.)

And those of you watching at a certain elsewhere. Please be careful with that winter storm that went through here yesterday and overnight as a blizzard. As it is, my area is expecting wind chills of -30 F, and those winds are headed toward TARcon as we speak.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: kwando1313 on December 12, 2010, 03:40:06 PM
This final will be... GREAT!  :cmas16
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on December 12, 2010, 03:54:29 PM
Hi all!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad I am able to watch with y'all tonight!

Should make for a great finale, and possibly even a groundbreaking one...
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: AmazingRace on December 12, 2010, 04:16:01 PM
Don't mind me starting the celebrations early,  :cmas9 as I have to be in school during the Finale.  :cmas4

Whatever the outcome, it has been a great season!  :cmas16

:cmas9  :cmas51  :cmas23  :cmastree  :cmas26  :cmas20  :party: :dancer: :cheer: :trampb: :xmas110 :partie: :partie: :conf: :hearts: :hearts: :jumpy: :wohoo: :jam: :casey :dance: :luvya: :hfive: :roses: :congrats: :geekon: :werock: :yourock: :fun :winner :colors :yess: :gj: :conf: :party:  :xmas146  :cmas22  :cmas9 :dancer: :party:


:MC: :HH:  :cmastree
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 05:18:28 PM
so, is CBS running Patriots vs. Bears?
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: DrRox on December 12, 2010, 05:23:26 PM
so, is CBS running Patriots vs. Bears?

We had that game, but CBS switched to Dophins/Jets at halftime......
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 05:24:45 PM
so, is CBS running Patriots vs. Bears?

We had that game, but CBS switched to Dophins/Jets at halftime......
the feed has Pats vs. Bears and it says NFL on CBS, could it be that it only switched on certain markets?
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: kgallant46 on December 12, 2010, 06:03:14 PM
so, is CBS running Patriots vs. Bears?

We had that game, but CBS switched to Dophins/Jets at halftime......
the feed has Pats vs. Bears and it says NFL on CBS, could it be that it only switched on certain markets?

It switched in DFW market too.  Looks like the finale will be delayed at least 15 minutes.  :(
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: ZBC Company on December 12, 2010, 06:04:46 PM
so, is CBS running Patriots vs. Bears?

We had that game, but CBS switched to Dophins/Jets at halftime......
the feed has Pats vs. Bears and it says NFL on CBS, could it be that it only switched on certain markets?

It switched in DFW market too.  Looks like the finale will be delayed at least 15 minutes.  :(


dolphins is  3:54 second
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 06:07:06 PM
Patriots/Bears is over, 36-7, I don't know much about football, but does that mean the Patriots crushed the Bears?
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: kwando1313 on December 12, 2010, 06:08:23 PM
Patriots/Bears is over, 36-7, I don't know much about football, but does that mean the Patriots crushed the Bears?

Yeah. That's a pretty sound defeat. (each touchdown is worth 6 points, and almost every team scores the extra point). So, aprox: 5 touchdowns to 1.

And now, I'm rambling.  :cmas4
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: kgallant46 on December 12, 2010, 06:09:33 PM
Patriots/Bears is over, 36-7, I don't know much about football, but does that mean the Patriots crushed the Bears?

Yes.  That game was over in the first quarter.  They played in a blizzard.  I'm actually surprised NE scored as much as they did.  Usually snow games are low scoring.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: TexasLady on December 12, 2010, 06:11:59 PM
We are also watching the Jets/Miami game, there is a 2 minute warning now, at 6:12 CT. They announced that 60 Minutes will be on immediately after this game ends. The West Coast will see TAR at the regularly scheduled time.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: ZBC Company on December 12, 2010, 06:12:14 PM
Patriots/Bears is over, 36-7, I don't know much about football, but does that mean the Patriots crushed the Bears?

great now have wait
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: TexasLady on December 12, 2010, 06:22:50 PM
The game just ended, I look for about a 25 minute delay for the TAR finale.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: theschnauzers on December 12, 2010, 06:29:16 PM
CBS Eye-lert says:
Quote
Revised start times for tonight's CBS programs: 60 Minutes (7:26pm ET), Amazing Race (8:26pm ET), Undercover Boss (9:26pm ET) and CSI: Miami (10:26pm ET) due to CBS Sports live coverage of the NFL.

I'm glad I got to see Dolphins-Jets from halftime; that's was the only game I was interested in.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 07:23:54 PM
It's about to start!

HAPPY SEASON FINALE EVERYONE! HOPEFULLY EVERYONE IS NOT DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!! :cmas26
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:24:01 PM
w00t! No Andy! Best.Finale.Ever!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: GreenNegg on December 12, 2010, 07:25:21 PM
Please let a F/F team win!  :cmas14
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:26:11 PM
so excited <3
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Rob on December 12, 2010, 07:26:24 PM
w00t! No Andy! Best.Finale.Ever!

No kidding. Greatest night ever. Lol
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Kiwi Jay on December 12, 2010, 07:26:47 PM
Here we go, very excited!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:27:19 PM
YESSS :D
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:28:42 PM
 :cmas26
 :cmas9
 :cmas23


Previously on TAR, 8 teams drop to the wayside leaving 3 teams to fight it out for the million.

Teams, sank, crashed, and clashed.  Proposal, and Nick being an ass.

OH I miss Connor & Jonathan.

Smashing Start, and sense of humor and style, and double U-Turned.  Brook & Claire

Express Pass, and used it, and using U-Turn took them to final 3

Doctors used the U-Turn and Fast Forward, tastes like money, with diabetes.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:28:47 PM
Previously on TAR:

11 teams

Teams sank, crashed and clashed!

Some got stuck, overheated and overwhelmed!

Emotional highs and lows!

8 eliminations!

B/C: Watermelon Smashing Start! Humor and Style! Double U-Turn!

J/T: Express Pass! Athleticism! Strategic Decisions!

N/K: Surgical Precision! Obstacles! Calm & Steady!

Who will win?!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:29:22 PM
intro being played, a little overwhelmed >:P
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:29:32 PM
^ Thanks for the link...
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:30:56 PM
^ Thanks for the link...
you're welcome ;)
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:31:45 PM
 :cmas9  *bounces*
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:32:50 PM
Jill and Thomas, takes off @ 3:57am
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:33:20 PM
J/T: 3:57 a.m.

Fly To: LA (California Gurls playing in the BG)
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:34:28 PM
Jill & Thomas leave the Temple of Heaven (boy that sounds dirty) 3:57 am

Fly to LA, 6000 miles and go to Port J in Long Beach.

Brook & Claire leave 4:23 am

$400 for this leg of the race

Nat & Kat leave  4:27am
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:34:29 PM
J/T: don't want history to be made.

B/C: 4:23 a.m. $400 USD. They need to run a clean leg. They want to beat hungry Thomas.

N/K: 4:27 a.m.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:35:20 PM
Thomas doesn't care about the fact that no women team has won.  Brook & Claire think Thomas is really hungry for the win, Nat & Kat cool and calm.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:35:33 PM
Cheetah pants FTW!!!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:35:45 PM
Cheetah pants for Brook and Claire <3
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:36:16 PM
Thomas, last man standing.  Needs to race his butt off to beat the girls.  

Teams are booking tickets.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:36:28 PM
Same flight to LA
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:36:46 PM
California Gurls is officially the Brook & Claire song
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:37:15 PM
Intense music....

Google maps and what the hell is that music.  

Let's go Natty.

Teams in cab, Nat & Kat

Jill & thomas 2nd
Brook & Claire #3.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:38:11 PM
I would rather be in LA traffic then Bangladesh traffic (sorry about the spelling).

Nat & KAt first clue, welcome to the drop zone.  Nat afraid of heights.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:39:04 PM
Teams must bungee 150 feet to the water, once they get back to land get to next clue.  Nat is probably really happy to have Kat to hold her hand.  Fear montage.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:39:27 PM
Jill & thomas and Brook & Claire just behind them.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:40:15 PM
Brook doesn't like to free fall, Jill & Thomas #2.  Nat & Kat walking out to the jump.

Brook & Claire in 3rd.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:41:05 PM
tiny little walkway thats probably more scarry then the jump.

All three up ready to jump and lets go to commercial.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:41:11 PM
OH COME ON COMMERCIAL XD
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:41:26 PM
Such an exciting finale
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:42:11 PM
Hmm, so Jill and Thomas HOPES Nat & Kat does not do it and backs down.
Nat will fight through! :)
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 07:42:24 PM
tiny little walkway thats probably more scarry then the jump.

All three up ready to jump and lets go to commercial.

Nat currently conquering her fear of heights. Jill and Thomas hopes they can't do it so that they can go first! :cmas28

GO NAT!! GO NAT!! GO DOCTORS!!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: SillyCat on December 12, 2010, 07:43:08 PM
I told you Brook had a fear of heights too  :mas25
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:43:30 PM
Oh and people please, please don't spoil the results.  We will hunt you down and kill you.

Hugs and kisses.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 07:43:31 PM
Honestly, it's just 15 minutes into the show and i'm very very excited still!

And did Katy Perry pay TAR money for advertising fees?? :cmaslol
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:44:12 PM
Go Doctors!!!!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:45:01 PM
Fear conquered!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:45:08 PM
Jill is also afraid.  One on each team.

Can I start to close my eyes, not quite yet.

Thomas loves it, thanks its beautiful.

Nat & Kat holding hands and they drop.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:46:45 PM
Scarriest thing I have ever done, and I am never doing it again.

Didn't even pee my pants.

And Jill & Thomas go.  Thomas That was sweet.  Nat crawling on the ground.

I've never loved assphault so much.

Take a helicopter ride to a surprise destination.

Brook & Claire are dropped.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:47:22 PM
Beat the freeway trafficc.

And my God, Brook is screaming like her name is Margarita.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:48:01 PM
Nat & Kat first in helicopter, and they take off.

Jill & Thomas in helicopter.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:48:34 PM
Come on Claire, Brook pushing Claire.  And they are up in the air.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:48:41 PM
ride of the valky-doctors!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:49:36 PM
Everybody talks about the great ride and how much better then driving the 405, oh well thats a hint.

Rose Bowl, landing in the Rose Bowl.  Nat & KAt.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:50:30 PM
Pick a letter, A, B, C.  Roadblock.

Nat & Kat - A, complete a float, three sections of a float.

Nat does it.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:51:05 PM
Left-brained girls love!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:51:16 PM
Nat I am not an artist, a left brain type of girl.  Here come Jill & Thomas.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:51:44 PM
Who's bright enough to float.  Thomas does it, Jill thinks oh Hell.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:52:35 PM
ANd here come Brook & Claire.

Brook loves college ball.

Brook does it.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:53:03 PM
Brook  THese are my people.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:53:43 PM
Nat goes for evaluation and is wrong on third step.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:54:32 PM
Nat gets next clue.

3 questions, find the the location to find the next clue.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:55:06 PM
Doctors looking for an iphone.

go to a cab, then leave it.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:55:25 PM
They need an iPhone?
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:55:30 PM
And we go to commercial.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 07:56:02 PM
And the episode paused at Nat and Kat AGAIN!! :cmaslol
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:56:28 PM
So far::

Thomas and Brooke is still on roadblock; Brooke is on the flower float thing
while Thomas is on the rose petal.

Nat and Kat asks for direction from the clue
and asks for iPhone?  :cmas24
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 07:57:09 PM
I guess they thought the iPhone is the best way to solve the 3 questions!

(Side note: The iPhone 4 advertisement just came up on CBS...) :cmaslol
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 07:58:28 PM
 :xmas49  B/C is still behind, come on XD <33
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:58:46 PM
I really hope we get to see all teams do all tasks
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:59:00 PM
Its apparently an apple sort of episode.

Jill & Thomas complete task.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 07:59:03 PM
Thomas finished the RB!

Nat and Kat still stuck!!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 07:59:18 PM
Nat for a quote. Sancho Panza's master = Don Quijote
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 07:59:57 PM
Nat & Kat finally in a cab, and call for help.

They are told know.

Jill & Thomas try dispatch.

Brook & Claire are done.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:00:18 PM
Character in Don Quixote
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 08:00:36 PM
JT's cabby speaks no English! LOL!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:00:54 PM
Jill and Thomas equally stuck! :cmaslol
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: redskevin88 on December 12, 2010, 08:01:20 PM
Jill & Thomas gets a Polish immigrant driver.

Kat teaches Jamie a lesson in politeness...
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:02:03 PM
Jill & Thomas driver doesn't know what google is.....

Brook & Claire go to Hotel.

Jill & Thomas not getting anywhere.

Nat & KAt on 2nd clue.

Brook & Claire at Hotel.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 08:02:33 PM
Bob Barker Eubanks!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:02:43 PM
NAT AND KAT SOLVED THE CLUE!!!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:03:25 PM
OMG. ITENTIFY PITSTOP GREETERS! CREATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:03:34 PM
Doctors get to the studio.

1st.  memory test.  48 different pictures wearing hates.  most select the greeters of the 11 episodes in order, Bob Ubanks will give them their next clue.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:05:02 PM
Brook & Claire get the info they need and leave the Hotel.

Jill & thomas  and this is where we see the location we all checked into.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:05:45 PM
Teams are allowed to use their notes from the race.  Nat & Kat are about half way done.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:06:39 PM
25 is TAR 13 pitstop greeter! Toni and Dallas eliminated!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:07:03 PM
And we go to break.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 08:07:18 PM
I guess Thomas's education isn't working for him. He probably has never used internet at a hotel :lol:
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 08:07:47 PM
Thomas and Jill are NOWHERE;;

Nat and Kat is making progress;;

Brook and Claire NOT far from Nat and Kat
but is not in the memory task yet.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:08:45 PM
I can't help but to think that this is really a creative task! Pitstop greeters! Who would have thought??!

And we have an iPhone 4 advertisement again!

The episode paused at Nat and Kat again.. wouldn't it be better to stop at Jill and Thomas absolutely LOST?!?!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:09:07 PM
OK, I am just dumb struck that they got a cab who doesn't even know what internet is, let alone google.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:10:48 PM
I guess Thomas's education isn't working for him. He probably has never used internet at a hotel :lol:
I am really surprised neither has thought of it.   I mean I am shocked that someone doesn't know what internet is, even my grand parents know what they are.  But Hotel is always a fall back plan for info.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:11:31 PM
OK, I am just dumb struck that they got a cab who doesn't even know what internet is, let alone google.

I guess it's just their luck. :cmaslol

OMG. We are 15-20 minutes to revealing of the winner and Jill and Thomas are nowhere near the iPad task! Also, Brooke and Claire haven't even reach Studio 7. I believe Jill and Thomas will still reach the studio in second! :cmaslol
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:12:34 PM
Now see I don't get the humor.  I don't wish that random chance on anyone.

For example earlier in the race I didn't make fun of Nat & KAt for getting some slower drivers.


Nat & Kat are done, must make their way to the finish line.
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:13:20 PM
OMG NAT AND KAT GOT IT!

FIRST PLACE!!! THEY ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE FINISH LINE.. OMG!!
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:13:51 PM
Brook & Claire arrive after Nat & Kat have already left.
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:14:58 PM
Nat & Kat stuck in traffic, Brook & Claire nearly done.
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:15:01 PM
Jill and Thomas are still stuck! Let's say Jill and Thomas didn't even make it before Brooke and Claire are done!
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:15:21 PM
Brook & Claire done, and apparently quickly.
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:15:37 PM
Brooke and Claire are DONE. O M G.

Who would have THOUGHT? Battle between TWO all-female teams!!!
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:16:19 PM
THomas emotionally supporting Jill.  As they are both aware that the race is over for them.
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:16:39 PM
OMG........ OMG!!! :cmas9
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:17:05 PM
Now we see why the press was almost exclusively about Nat & Kat and Brook & Claire.

Nat & KAt team number one.
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Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 08:17:18 PM
Congrats to Nat & Kat for making HISTORY!
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:17:39 PM
Bouncing up and down, are we first, are we first.


First female team to win.
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:18:03 PM
OMG......... NAT AND KAT!!!!

GO BROOKE AND CLAIRE!!!!!!!!
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:18:14 PM
Great job ladies.  And boy getting out of the airport really quick sure did help.
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Post by: David on December 12, 2010, 08:18:27 PM
gosh. great!
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:18:53 PM
And yes we are going 1 an d2, obviously.  As here come Brook & Claire and I would guess Jill & THomas still haven't got to the memory task.
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:20:20 PM
I really want to see how long it took those two teams to do the memory task, as it looks like Brook & Claire just killed it.

No footage of them performing the Memory task.  But of course we know they did it.
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:20:52 PM
Shut up Mallory...
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Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 08:20:52 PM
Mallory: Can we do it again? *wink* *wink*
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Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 08:21:18 PM
Brook and Claire <33
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:21:24 PM
OMG. 1st and 2nd for ALL-FEMALE TEAMS!

GARY AND MALLORY GOT A MOMENT.

CHAD AND STEPHANIE TOO!!

First time we got eliminated teams got screentime?
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:22:16 PM
Oh and by the way TAR this is the way to show a classy ending.  
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Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 08:22:59 PM
There it is: "Unfinished Business"!
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:23:17 PM
Feb 20th in High def.  
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:23:36 PM
I love Mallory! So glad to see her talk!

Unfinished Business.. is lame!
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Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 08:25:10 PM
February 20th...
I can't wait tht much DD:

Past TAR-season fans,
how patient are u in waiting for next season? XD
I declare this my first and best.
Micheal and Kevin *A*
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:25:21 PM
Shut up Mallory...

Why? do you hate here lol?
God know I really like her and Gary.  I just was thinking when I typed it that boy shouldn't we hear the winners talking, instead of people who didn't finish.  But then we got more little pieces and we did get to Nat & Kat.  I would have said shut up to any team not in the finale three who was talking.
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on December 12, 2010, 08:28:29 PM
What else could they call it? Second Chance might have been better...
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:33:07 PM
I'm still busking in SHOCKED & HAPPINESS right now! Best finale ending EVER! It beats all the exciting finishes or what!! :cmas26
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Post by: GreenNegg on December 12, 2010, 08:37:28 PM
2 F/F Teams Finishing in 1st and 2nd? NICE!  :cmas51
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:42:44 PM
I'm still busking in SHOCKED & HAPPINESS right now! Best finale ending EVER! It beats all the exciting finishes or what!! :cmas26
Really, seriously.  Now obviously you are pleased about the results (and I can certainly understand being jazzed for the team you want to win), but dramatically there wasn't much real drama as the race wasn't close.  

I think most seasons have had more dramatic endings (even when I really didn't like the team that won at all, and god knows thats happened a time or two), this very well might be the most boring finale for a cycle.

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Post by: em_dee on December 12, 2010, 08:45:40 PM
Hi guys. Does anybody know if it has been already uploaded in youtube? Can you please post the link? I wasn't able to watch the whole episode because patients kept pouring in and my god forsaken wireless broadband was a major fail (SUN = hate). Thanks!
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Post by: Mandoli on December 12, 2010, 08:46:04 PM
This finale couldn't have been any better. (Well, it probably could, but I'm not complaining.)
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:46:18 PM
I'm still busking in SHOCKED & HAPPINESS right now! Best finale ending EVER! It beats all the exciting finishes or what!! :cmas26
Really, seriously.  Now obviously you are pleased about the results (and I can certainly understand being jazzed for the team you want to win), but dramatically there wasn't much real drama as the race wasn't close.  

I think most seasons have had more dramatic endings (even when I really didn't like the team that won at all, and god knows thats happened a time or two), this very well might be the most boring finale for a cycle.



Yep, i really think it's one hell of a boring finale. I'm not denying the fact that nobody even came close to Nat and Kat! :cmaslol

I still loved it anyway because of obvious reasons, but seriously.. the pitstop greeter final challenge was kind of creative!! :cmaslol
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:47:26 PM
But the final not withstanding, I really, really liked this season.  Teams that (with a few exceptions Hi Nick) treated their partners well, teams that treated (with a few smart ass comments from Rachel & Katie) the other teams as competition but not as enemies, and as far as I can recall all teams being nice to locals.

Some good casting (for the most part), some nice locations, and tasks (really the only task that I thought was lame was the boxing training roadblock).  Just a really pleasant season.  Thank you Production for the planning and casting, and think you teams for being cool.
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 12, 2010, 08:48:02 PM
What else could they call it? Second Chance might have been better...
I dont know if they showed this in the states, but they never showed the announcement about the next season in Canada.
Apprently its called The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business
Interesting that CTV in Canada didn't show the announcement about next season. Could it be that TAR is switching networks (hello Rogers! :cmas0) for TAR 18? Maybe then it would actually get some serious promotion...
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Post by: CSSVT on December 12, 2010, 08:49:47 PM
Was rooting for B/C but was overall happy with the result. Also VERY pleased with the next season news. Normally I can't stand all star seasons but I'm happy to see all teams that didn't win...the way it should be if you ask me.

I honestly wasn't a huge fan of this season and feel like it's because I couldn't really connect with or get 100% behind a team or a few teams. Luckily I saw a lot of my previous favorites in the Unfinished Business preview and feel as if next season will be great provided that the right locations are picked.
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Post by: woden on December 12, 2010, 08:50:15 PM
I'm still busking in SHOCKED & HAPPINESS right now! Best finale ending EVER! It beats all the exciting finishes or what!! :cmas26
Really, seriously.  Now obviously you are pleased about the results (and I can certainly understand being jazzed for the team you want to win), but dramatically there wasn't much real drama as the race wasn't close.  

I think most seasons have had more dramatic endings (even when I really didn't like the team that won at all, and god knows thats happened a time or two), this very well might be the most boring finale for a cycle.

Couldn't agree more. Haven't seen a combination of GREAT teams and an EXCITING finale since 7. Maybe 9 if you liked the teams.
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 08:53:55 PM
Question:  Is this the first memory challenge the race as had at the end where you were aloud to bring your notes with you?
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Post by: Belle Book on December 12, 2010, 08:54:56 PM
Omg, Nat & Kat won!  OMG, NAT & KAT WON!  MY FAVORITE TEAM WON!   YIIPPPEEEE!!!!!

 :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51   :cmas51

Okay, so the editors weren't so great at creating drama near the very end -- I didn't think Brook & Claire were as close to Nat & Kat at the end as they tried to make it look.  But I don't care!  MY FAVORITE TEAM WON!  And I'm celebrating!

Belle Book, one overjoyed Nat & Kat fan
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Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 08:57:33 PM
Question:  Is this the first memory challenge the race as had at the end where you were aloud to bring your notes with you?
I think the only final memory challenge where teams couldn't use their notes was S12 but that's because they were told they couldn't use paper and pen to solve the riddle.
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Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2010, 08:58:41 PM
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Belle Book, one overjoyed Nat & Kat fan

Make it TWO! :cmas26
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Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 08:59:36 PM
I'm still busking in SHOCKED & HAPPINESS right now! Best finale ending EVER! It beats all the exciting finishes or what!! :cmas26
Really, seriously.  Now obviously you are pleased about the results (and I can certainly understand being jazzed for the team you want to win), but dramatically there wasn't much real drama as the race wasn't close.  

I think most seasons have had more dramatic endings (even when I really didn't like the team that won at all, and god knows thats happened a time or two), this very well might be the most boring finale for a cycle.



It might not have been ur favorite but at least u can still compliment on
it, i feel like ur bashing on it, just be happy an F/F won, it might not be
the BEST finale but it is a finale and it's NOT boring -__-
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Post by: red_sox on December 12, 2010, 09:00:24 PM
Very disappointed that Brooke and Claire missed out on the title... but my disappointment was subdued by the class/grace they handled the loss. A truly fantastic team.
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Post by: Kelsey_x on December 12, 2010, 09:13:31 PM
Very disappointed that Brooke and Claire missed out on the title... but my disappointment was subdued by the class/grace they handled the loss. A truly fantastic team.

I absolutely agree. While I was rooting and very very ecstatic for Nat and Kat, I thought Brooke and Claire handled their loss very well and gracefully. They weren't my favourite team, but that made me like them 10x more.

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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 09:14:58 PM
Question:  Is this the first memory challenge the race as had at the end where you were aloud to bring your notes with you?
I think the only final memory challenge where teams couldn't use their notes was S12 but that's because they were told they couldn't use paper and pen to solve the riddle.
Seriously don't remember.  SO I checked.

Last year yes they use Jordan's notebook which has it written down (and it was one of the easier ones!)

Season 15 doesn't have a memory task.
Season 14 None of them have any papers with them so I would say not allowed, or they are all stupid.
Season 13  Besides that specific clue packet, no other documents are shown, I so I would guess no.
Season 12  Clearly no (and boy that one was a bastard).
Season 11  No notes used, though why they would write that sort of thing down???
Season 10:  No Memory task
Season 9:  No team checks passport (which would have country order or any notes) so I would say not allowed The first tough memory task on the race.
Season 8:  No documents are maps are used by either racer so I would guess a big no, on that one.
Season 3:  Animal Totem I don't see any paper work with teams besides the clue and the extra info that was printed on a plaque.  Of course this might have been the first one so teams may not have made notes.
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 09:26:06 PM
I'm still busking in SHOCKED & HAPPINESS right now! Best finale ending EVER! It beats all the exciting finishes or what!! :cmas26
Really, seriously.  Now obviously you are pleased about the results (and I can certainly understand being jazzed for the team you want to win), but dramatically there wasn't much real drama as the race wasn't close. 

I think most seasons have had more dramatic endings (even when I really didn't like the team that won at all, and god knows thats happened a time or two), this very well might be the most boring finale for a cycle.



It might not have been ur favorite but at least u can still compliment on
it, i feel like ur bashing on it, just be happy an F/F won, it might not be
the BEST finale but it is a finale and it's NOT boring -__-
I have already stated that the team did a great job, and that I like all the teams (so I had no issue with any of the teams winning, as I usually judge based on racing average and all teams were very close), but I found the episode to be possible the most boring finale TAR has produced.  Is it the first final episode where at no time did the team in first not remain in first?  Possibly.

This is nothing to do with who won, are how teams behaved (I already sad I loved that about this season), I also comment that I have only disliked one task for the full season, so I didn't dislike the tasks here.

I just found the episode lacking drama or tension.

Take season 15 (a season I didn't like that much) but I at least liked all three teams in the finale, but I found that episode far more appealing as it was neck and neck, all three teams at some point in Vegas were in 1st, and all three teams were at the final task directly in competition with each other.  I find that dramatic.

It's like watching sports.  I don't want to watch a one sided game (of whatever sport it is), no matter who is winning.  I am a Raider's fan and tehy killed Denver earlier this year scoring more points then they have ever done so before in history (and Denver scored poorly), as much as I wanted my team to win (which they did) I was so bored I turned the game off.  It wasn't dramatic.  It's the same principle. 

Season two for example had the famous foot race, and that was a nail bitting finale and I didn't like either team.  But I was on the edge of my seat watching the whole time.  That didn't occur for me this episode, and not even just at the end but pretty much from leaving the bungee.
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Post by: mswood on December 12, 2010, 09:29:53 PM
As for congrats for a f/f team winning why, should I make the distinction, I give props to the team that ran the best leg (and since the changed how they plan out this final legs since season 12 and have stuck with it, you win and its how you do, and not do having mid leg equalizers (how I hated that for the first 11 seasons).  It's irrelevant to me if they are men, women and men, women, african american, asian, hispanic, gay, mother daughter, grandparents, ect.

Nat & Kat run the best leg, the fact that they are women isn't something that I root for or against.
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Post by: DrRox on December 12, 2010, 10:43:50 PM

Unfinished Business.. is lame!

Well I wonder why I wasn't surprised at your comment of "lame."  RFF's resident pessimist has spoken.......next season is lame....what WRP and CBS has labeled it is lame......lol

I guess maybe you wont watch and keep reminding us that it is lame..............naw, that wont happen either......lol

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Post by: Dånooky on December 12, 2010, 11:03:06 PM
:lol:
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on December 12, 2010, 11:06:02 PM
I've only seen the first two episodes and the finale tonight and this was the result I was hoping for.

Hopefully, I'll be able to see TAR18 in its entirety. Unfinished Business isn't the best title, but I like the teams there.
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Post by: furybaby on December 12, 2010, 11:12:17 PM
I'm still busking in SHOCKED & HAPPINESS right now! Best finale ending EVER! It beats all the exciting finishes or what!! :cmas26
Really, seriously.  Now obviously you are pleased about the results (and I can certainly understand being jazzed for the team you want to win), but dramatically there wasn't much real drama as the race wasn't close. 

I think most seasons have had more dramatic endings (even when I really didn't like the team that won at all, and god knows thats happened a time or two), this very well might be the most boring finale for a cycle.



It might not have been ur favorite but at least u can still compliment on
it, i feel like ur bashing on it, just be happy an F/F won, it might not be
the BEST finale but it is a finale and it's NOT boring -__-
I have already stated that the team did a great job, and that I like all the teams (so I had no issue with any of the teams winning, as I usually judge based on racing average and all teams were very close), but I found the episode to be possible the most boring finale TAR has produced.  Is it the first final episode where at no time did the team in first not remain in first?  Possibly.

This is nothing to do with who won, are how teams behaved (I already sad I loved that about this season), I also comment that I have only disliked one task for the full season, so I didn't dislike the tasks here.

I just found the episode lacking drama or tension.

Take season 15 (a season I didn't like that much) but I at least liked all three teams in the finale, but I found that episode far more appealing as it was neck and neck, all three teams at some point in Vegas were in 1st, and all three teams were at the final task directly in competition with each other.  I find that dramatic.

It's like watching sports.  I don't want to watch a one sided game (of whatever sport it is), no matter who is winning.  I am a Raider's fan and tehy killed Denver earlier this year scoring more points then they have ever done so before in history (and Denver scored poorly), as much as I wanted my team to win (which they did) I was so bored I turned the game off.  It wasn't dramatic.  It's the same principle. 

Season two for example had the famous foot race, and that was a nail bitting finale and I didn't like either team.  But I was on the edge of my seat watching the whole time.  That didn't occur for me this episode, and not even just at the end but pretty much from leaving the bungee.

I see, I'm not sure if there is actually a way to make it more dramatic, they even let a confessional before B/C comes.
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Post by: mswood on December 13, 2010, 12:39:14 AM
I've only seen the first two episodes and the finale tonight and this was the result I was hoping for.

Hopefully, I'll be able to see TAR18 in its entirety. Unfinished Business isn't the best title, but I like the teams there.
That would explain why we haven't seen you much.
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Post by: AmazingRace on December 13, 2010, 12:47:33 AM
First time we got eliminated teams got screentime?

In Season 16, Louie & Michael and Jordan & Jeff also gave some words at the Finish Line.


All-Stars 2 would have sounded much cooler! Unfinished Business is just so...ugh..  :cmas5

Too bad they did'nt use the dramatic music for the race to the Finish Line this season. :cmas4
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Post by: mswood on December 13, 2010, 12:52:04 AM
furybaby

Yeah Nat & Kat just ran a really strong leg, factor in everything else and teams just weren't close.  With nearly twenty minutes of footage left we all should have been able to see not only who won, but also how 2nd and third would fall.

I don't think any finale as ever been that way before.  Earlier season always had an some form of designed bunching (even when it didn't always bunch teams together, season 4 is a good example).  And once they moved to having all tasks after you arrive in the final city (thank you), we have never had such wide distance separate teams.  Even last year, with the big lead Dan & Jordan got out of the gate, Jet & Cord caught up (and then fall back behind).  But even then, all the teams didn't have such a wide level of separation.

And make no mistake, I would have a hundred finales like this, then going back to having designed bunching in the final episode.  I always, always hated that.  THis way the team that raced better wins.  In early seasons as long as you got to the bunching point in time, you only had to perform great in a small part of the leg.  Here for example Nat & Kat did great all through the leg with only a couple tiny hick ups.

This way a team wins or loses based off their performance, their choices and of course luck.

Even if I would rather see a close race (in legs designed like this) I would never change the format they have had since season 12.  
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Post by: DrRox on December 13, 2010, 12:53:52 AM
All-Stars 2 would have sounded much cooler! Unfinished Business is just so...ugh..  :cmas5



Amazing Race...........just how would you define an Amazing Race All Star........what attributes would they possess to be called a TAR All Star?

Or anyone else can answer also.....just what would be a TAR All Star.....
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Post by: AmazingRace on December 13, 2010, 01:21:44 AM
Amazing Race...........just how would you define an Amazing Race All Star........what attributes would they possess to be called a TAR All Star?
Or anyone else can answer also.....just what would be a TAR All Star.....

To be honest, I don't think anyone in TAR 18 is All-Star worthy, except *****, ******, ******* and perhaps ******. What I meant was I much rather have them call it All-Stars 2 than 'Unfinished Business'.

An Amazing Race All-Star should be memorable, unique, record-setting, most loved or hated.

In TAR All-Stars, we had a number of All-Star worthy teams/racers, like Charla & Mirna, Rob & Amber, Uchenna & Joyce, Dustin & Kandice, Teri & Ian, Oswald & Danny, Eric and Joe & Bill. They are all remembered for something and are classic teams, that are hard to replicate in recent seasons. Which is why the older seasons have more substance, in my opinion.


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Post by: Ruth on December 13, 2010, 01:43:58 AM
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Belle Book, one overjoyed Nat & Kat fan

Make it TWO! :cmas26

THREE!!!!!

I love Nat and Kat so much I didn't even dare to believe that they would win. (I know, that sounds weird not to have faith in your favourite team.) But after TAR 12 and TAR 15 where I believed that my favourite teams would win and they lost, I decided not to have my hopes too high anymore.

That said, I don't care if the finale wasn't exciting. It sure was for me, because half the time I was so anxious that a team would catch up to Nat and Kat (especially Jill and Thomas) so I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. And then Brook and Claire looked like they had such a smooth traffic compared to Nat and Kat. In the end, Nat and Kat won. I almost fainted when they arrived at the Finish Line. Like, did that really happen? NAT AND KAT WON????

Who would have thought that the top two teams would be all-female teams! Even if Nat and Kat really won, I'd have predicted the second place team to be Jill and Thomas. Well, maybe the finale wasn't that exciting for many, but I guess many of us wouldn't have expected the final outcome to be like that.

My guess is wrong, Jill and Thomas didn't win. But I'm eating my words ever so happily. Because Nat and Kat surprised me and WON!!!!!

NAT AND KAT!!!!!! HISTORY IS MADE!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Caelestor on December 13, 2010, 01:45:08 AM
Wow, my favorite team actually won for a change! :yess: Kudos to N/K for an amazing last leg!

Now that the season is over, I'll offer a general overlook over the season. This is definitely one of my top 5 now; even though we went to only 2 new countries, there were definitely legs that felt new: England, Ghana, Swedish Lapland, St. Petersburg during the summer (instead of winter), Jebel Shams in Oman, Bangladesh, and S. Korea.

Really, there were no horrendous legs this season! The only leg I would consider unoriginal is Narvik (and maybe HK).

On a related note, did anyone notice that there's a 7-roadblock rule now? I'm surprised.
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Post by: Ruth on December 13, 2010, 01:52:47 AM
And I love the Pit-stop Greeter task. I'm sure by now, teams would be writing notes about all the legs. But they can't really write much about the pit-stop greeter (maybe they wouldn't even think of that) because it's something visual. I thought that it would have been a rather difficult task, but apparently they did not the the teams struggling much. Maybe they just have a fantastic memory, because I feel that I would have struggled with that.

With that, this is my favourite season EVER. And this marks the third season my favourite team has won. Awesome!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: AmazingRace on December 13, 2010, 01:55:16 AM
And I love the Pit-stop Greeter task. I'm sure by now, teams would be writing notes about all the legs. But they can't really write much about the pit-stop greeter (maybe they wouldn't even think of that) because it's something visual.

I agree!  :cmas16 I was so excited to see Pit-Stop Greeters from past seasons!  :cmas9 I remember seeing the one from S11 E2 on the screen! It was so cool!  :cmas22

I myself was trying to play along, by guessing which seasons it comes from.  :cmas23


P.S Love the various shots of the Korean Air B747-4B5! (and couple that with California Gurls! XD) :xmas146
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Ray! on December 13, 2010, 03:46:11 AM
I love the final task too, but TAR:LA 1 already did this before, so it was more of a matter of "how soon" rather than "when" will the US TAR do this. :lbf

And grats to Nat & Kat! :D
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Neobie on December 13, 2010, 04:13:26 AM
I am ashamed/proud of myself. I recognised EVERY SINGLE ONE of the greeters. From Songwe to Venice to Syyyyydneeeey to Seoul (TAR4) to San Pedro de Atacama to Ouarzazate to Sandakan to Jaipur to Marrakech to Kuwait City to Gmunden to Kota Kinabalu to Vac to Dubai (TAR15) to Darwin to Almaty to Phoenix to St Remy de Provence!

(A lot of TAR 4 ones. Interesting.)
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 13, 2010, 04:16:42 AM
I am ashamed/proud of myself. I recognised EVERY SINGLE ONE of the greeters. From Songwe to Sydney to Seoul (TAR4) to San Pedro de Atacama to Kota Kinabalu to Darwin to St Remy de Provence!

I managed to recognize a few too! :cmaslol Be proud to be a mega TAR fan!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Cocoa on December 13, 2010, 05:29:27 AM
THIS IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST FINALE EPISODE EVEEEEEEEERRRRRR!

What I really really really really realllllllllyyyyyy liked the most about this leg ARE:

1. The first 5 seconds were really dynamic and it made me squeal
2. The very awesome narration of Phil as he describes the Temple of Heaven as the 11th pitstop.
3. The repetitive heartblaster sounds as the Korean air flight leaves the ground with the teams flashing.
4. The California Girls unexpected debut!
5. The second California Girls appearance! (Hmm... it is a giveaway that California Girls, Nat and Kat will own the entire California and the world.)
6. The very very very awesome description of the tasks combined with Phil's new energetic voice.
7. The camera and airshot scenes during the bungee swing task.
8. The helicopter shots and scenes as they head to the Rose Bowl.
9. I don't know why, but the appearance of 2009 Rose Queen was fascinating
10. The very very very very sneaky and amazing Don Quixote puzzle that will lead them to the studios.
11. The very very very very shocking and jaw-dropping memory tasks that I'm sure no one has ever thought that pitstop greeters during the race wore a headdress.
12. The very very very very nervewracking final challenge itself!
13. The gameshow host Bob (Barker? I'm not sure with his last name) and his vibe and hilariously funny facial reactions
14. The Los Angeles people not understanding good english as compared with people from Dhaka.
15. Brook and Claire squeals with glee each and every minute of their screentime, making me laugh and be very excited.
16. Nat and Kat's "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm In A Race" polite but very frantic phonecall.
17. The repeated mention of the word Google.
18. That Jill and Thomas did not win.
19. That Jill and Thomas did not win.
20. That Jill and Thomas did not win.
21. The Nat and Kat vs. Brook and Claire race to the finish line. It's a win win situation.
22. THAT NAT AND KAT WON THE RACE! FINALLY! AN ALL-GIRL TEAM WINS!
23. THAT BROOK AND CLAIRE GOT SECOND! Although I was wishing that they'll win, it's okay anyways.
24. Seeing how Katie and Rachel were made as the bitter queens, but I think the editors painted them to be like this even if they were not at that moment.
25. That Jill and Thomas did not win.
26. That Jill and Thomas did not win.
27. That I get to hear sweet Mallory's voice at the Finish Line
28. With the special announcement of TAR18's season
29. Seeing a great montage of players from seasons past
30. Maria and Tiffany's intro speech making it to the promo


BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT Jet and Cord ruining it in the end. Yuck. :res: That's my only complaint.


THE. BEST. FINALE. EPISODE. EVER.

But the fun is over. :'( No more TAR 17 to watch. No more Brook and Claire to entertain us. :'(
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: GreenNegg on December 13, 2010, 05:34:53 AM
I feel really sad now that the season has come to an end. This is one of the BEST seasons EVER imho. And I can't help but feel sad that the fun is over. *Sigh*  :cmas4
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: AmazingRace on December 13, 2010, 05:36:33 AM
I feel really sad now that the season has come to an end. This is one of the BEST seasons EVER imho. And I can't help but feel sad that the fun is over. *Sigh*  :cmas4

My sentiments exactly.  :cmas4 Now, there is nothing to look forward to on Mondays, except a permanent blue Monday. (Local Time)  :cmas4
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: LoveRocked on December 13, 2010, 05:42:45 AM
It's best absolutely season ever... :csmo
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Cocoa on December 13, 2010, 05:55:59 AM
Back on Season 14, I was randomly suggesting (well, not a word that best describes what I'm trying to say) for a finale task that involved Pitstop Greeters and the objects around them. But I totally lost that idea and got shocked until now!

TAR has really been great this season! Thank goodness sucky challenges belong to sucky season (Poker Chip challenge in S15, and Psychedelic posters in S16) and awesome challenges belong to awesome seasons (TAR 17 Greeters, TAR 12 Logic Puzzles, TAR 14 Surfboards, TAR 13 1 Million Clueboxes)
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Jobby on December 13, 2010, 08:31:46 AM
But Uchenna and Joyce won and the final task that season was absolutely lame. :cmaslol
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Prophet on December 13, 2010, 08:41:15 AM
But Uchenna and Joyce won and the final task that season was absolutely lame. :cmaslol

You're right I can't even remember what it was. Something about a cigar shop?
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: SkyWriter9 on December 13, 2010, 08:55:29 AM
It's best absolutely season ever...

I don't think I could agree with you more!
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: dpe on December 13, 2010, 09:25:26 AM
just curious, does anyone know how the teams keep the results secret for 6 MONTHS ??

it would be spectulation, but it just seems it would be very difficult. people would be asking all the time.

what if someone lets something slip?

anyone know?
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: kiki on December 13, 2010, 09:29:39 AM
It's best absolutely season ever...

I don't think I could agree with you more!

The greatest season ever? I can't say that, for me nothing beats seasons 3,5, 6,7. But on the whole it was a very good season much better than the last ones, exciting, with good cast. Lets hope that the new season will be equally good if not better,
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: kiki on December 13, 2010, 09:34:33 AM
just curious, does anyone know how the teams keep the results secret for 6 MONTHS ??

it would be speculation, but it just seems it would be very difficult. people would be asking all the time.

what if someone lets something slip?

anyone know?
They sign confidentiality agreements that forbid them to reveal anything otherwise they are liable for damages towards the production and the channel. Besides I think I read that the award money and other prizes are given after the end of the broadcasting and not the end of the actual race. For more read the thread about the  application form for TAR 19.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: apskip on December 13, 2010, 10:05:25 AM
just curious, does anyone know how the teams keep the results secret for 6 MONTHS ??

it would be spectulation, but it just seems it would be very difficult. people would be asking all the time.

what if someone lets something slip?

anyone know?
All competitors in Amazing Races have to sign a CONFIDENTIALITY agreement that means it's very expensive if they let slip any key information about a season that has finished telecasting maybe 6 months after it actually started. All racers know that CBS and World Race Productions would absolutely prosecute them if they revealed anything important during those 6 months.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Belle Book on December 13, 2010, 11:59:43 AM
This was my favorite season ever!  My favorite team won, and better yet, it was an all-female team!  Even better still, one of them was Asian-American!  No wonder I'm celebrating!

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: apskip on December 14, 2010, 04:29:07 PM
Doctors get to the studio.

1st.  memory test.  48 different pictures wearing hates.  most select the greeters of the 11 episodes in order, Bob Ubanks will give them their next clue.
mswood, you may be right, but I wrote down 45 (5 x 9) pictures of the greeters.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: apskip on December 14, 2010, 05:11:04 PM
But Uchenna and Joyce won and the final task that season was absolutely lame. :cmaslol

You're right I can't even remember what it was. Something about a cigar shop?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Giving the F3 the English language name of a Spanish cigar store in Little Havana was effectively a word puzzle. Uchenna/Joyce solved it quickly with the help of their Spanish-speaking taxi driver and Rob/Amber did not.

The really exciting part of the F7 finale was the American Airlines plane pullout and pullback in San Juan International Airport.  Another exciting part of the AR7 finale was the efforts of Uchenna/Joyce to overcome losing their money after finishing 1 minute behind at the penultimate pit stop due to a flat tire in route there put them behind Ron/Kelly and Rob/Amber; getting around Jamaica without any money was a huge challenge.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: chill_sd on December 14, 2010, 05:15:51 PM
Doctors get to the studio.

1st.  memory test.  48 different pictures wearing hates.  most select the greeters of the 11 episodes in order, Bob Ubanks will give them their next clue.
mswood, you may be right, but I wrote down 45 (5 x 9) pictures of the greeters.

The clip shows 6 rows of 8 pictures.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: AmazingRace on December 15, 2010, 01:38:31 AM
Doctors get to the studio.

1st.  memory test.  48 different pictures wearing hates.  most select the greeters of the 11 episodes in order, Bob Ubanks will give them their next clue.
mswood, you may be right, but I wrote down 45 (5 x 9) pictures of the greeters.

The clip shows 6 rows of 8 pictures.

It is indeed 48 pictures. Phil mentioned it himself.
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: DaNutzki on December 23, 2010, 01:53:33 AM
It's a leap of joy when they crossed first in the Final Pit Stop and it was an emotional victory after all.   :cmas4
Title: Re: EP 12 East Coast FINALE updates and commentary **please read the rules**
Post by: Pedaler on December 23, 2010, 10:55:47 AM
Quote
The really exciting part of the F7 finale was the American Airlines plane pullout and pullback in San Juan International Airport.  Another exciting part of the AR7 finale was the efforts of Uchenna/Joyce to overcome losing their money after finishing 1 minute behind at the penultimate pit stop due to a flat tire in route there put them behind Ron/Kelly and Rob/Amber; getting around Jamaica without any money was a huge challenge.

For those who weren't around then, there was a betting spoiler about Uchenna & Joyce being the winners.  Knowing that and seeing them coming back from so far behind was incredible.

In addition to that, numerous posters at all of the major TAR discussion boards insisted that the final roadblock was in Jamaica because they all had been there in person.  But only Chateau, here at RFF,  figured out ahead of time that it was in Puerto Rico.