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Title: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 01, 2011, 07:19:57 PM
Title find thanks to DrRox!!

This is for the second half (EP 12) of our two hour finale!


THE FINAL FOUR TEAMS RACE THROUGH BRAZIL AND ON TO MIAMI IN THEIR PURSUIT OF THE 1 MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE, DURING THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF "THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, MAY 8
"This Is Where It Ends (Brazil and Florida)" -

The final four Teams mix it up in Brazil where Racers cry out in pain during a hairy situation as this season comes down to a race to the finish line when one Team will be crowned the winners and receive the 1 million dollar prize, during the two-hour season finale of THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 8 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT
 
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 01, 2011, 07:20:53 PM
PREVIEW!!

       

                caps here (in ep 11 thread): http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25250.msg609966.html#msg609966


PROMO 1


 

                 caps here  ?? Florida portion??  http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25251.msg610766.html#msg610766



RECAP PROMO (This will be the first few minutes of the show!)




                    caps here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25251.msg610746.html#msg610746


PHOTO FINISH 10sec promo




                    caps here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25251.msg610855.html#msg610855


Sports Promo


Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 01, 2011, 07:21:10 PM
saved for MAPS
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 01, 2011, 07:21:42 PM
Saved for our original spoilers (summary)


Adding in some more info about our Finale Leg.

Thanks to the great work of florida, teams were spotted in Miami!

 TAR 18 teams arrived in MIA from Sao Paulo 12-13-10 on flight AA930 at 9:36 AM  (Landed 121 min late) 

9 of the 11 teams were seen briefly at the airport.
 
Production was present.
 
Clues appeared to be handed to teams who then dispersed within the airport area. (decoy run?)

All teams were eventually seen heading to the taxis....

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/cameraguysonthemovemarked-Copy.jpg)1 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/Cluegivermarked-Copy.jpg)2 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/Jaimeexitingmarked-Copy.jpg)3 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/KyntandVyxsinheadingthruthedoormarked-Copy.jpg)4 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/Vyxsinonthemove3marked-Copy.jpg)5 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/amandamarked-Copy.jpg)6 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/Krismarked.jpg)7 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/K-JandFT-BE2marked-Copy.jpg)8 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/Jenattaximarked-Copy.jpg)9 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/RonandChristinemarked-Copy.jpg)10(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/Jet2marked-Copy.jpg)11

1-cameraguy
2-Clue giver
3-Jaime with decoy clue
4-Kynt and Vyxsin running
5-Vyxsin (cool double exposure :lol:)
6-Amanda
7-Kris
8-Kisha and Jen, and FT/BE waiting for a taxi
9-Jen entering taxi
10-Ron and Christina
11-Jet


http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg583076.html#msg583076


This reflects weeks of valiant effort on the part of the team, so many thanks to Slowhatch, Neobie, Chateau, MamaT, caper and especially florida!! 

Slowhatch was the first to find the Miami area film permit way back on 11/24. Many of you all spotted it shortly before the race...thanks to all of you who helped keep that confidential until we were sure the racers were safely through the location!

That permit gave us Miami as a possible location, and was later confirmed secondarily.

 
Quote
Countywide, Marine Stadium Marina.


So here is the broad outline of what we know now:

 The first stop after the Miami airport was the marine stadium marina location, there only about 15-20minutes.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/TAR18finaleKeyBiscayne.jpg)

 SPEC is that this was a route info clue only.

They then continued south to Key Largo, which was the site of the next task:

 a RoadBlock.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/cluebox.jpg)


Following that, they proceded south through the Keys to Big Pine Key for the next task.

walkingpneumonia's blog find re the Seven Mile Bridge closure would then follow nicely from there.



http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg583077.html#msg583077





The TAR 18 Finale PITSTOP Location is believed to be


 (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/TAR18FinalePigeonKey0166.jpg)




You can read more and see a video about the key here:

http://www.pigeonkey.net/home.html


http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg583149.html#msg583149

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 01, 2011, 07:22:17 PM
Possibly relevant caps from the Preview (see ep 11 for "where are the taxis" discussion!)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0726.jpg)31(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0743.jpg)32(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0773.jpg)33(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0799.jpg)34(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0818.jpg)35(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0837.jpg)36(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0847.jpg)37(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0888.jpg)38(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0916.jpg)39(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0973.jpg)40(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps1031.jpg)41(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps1043.jpg)42(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps1052.jpg)43(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps1081.jpg)44(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps1121.jpg)45


Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: ZBC Company on May 01, 2011, 10:21:56 PM
Oh finsh line is mansoin
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: DrRox on May 01, 2011, 10:35:39 PM
Oh finsh line is mansoin

Finish line is not a mansion. We have known where the finish line was since Dec 13. Finish line is on Pidgeon Key.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,24308.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: connayyy on May 01, 2011, 10:50:39 PM
Finish line looks to be here: (http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/a1/6a/8f/pigeon-key-house.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 01, 2011, 11:08:16 PM
Finish line looks to be here: (http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/a1/6a/8f/pigeon-key-house.jpg)

Yes that is right, we identified Pigeon Key and that spot back on Dec 17.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg583149.html#msg583149

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: connayyy on May 01, 2011, 11:15:22 PM
Yes that is right, we identified Pidgeon Key and that spot back on Dec 17.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg583149.html#msg583149

But this is the thread for Brazil, not Florida.    :tup:
Haha sorry Peach! I was responding to what someone else said about the finish line. And I knew we had Pigeon Key, just hadn't seen the picture yet!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 02, 2011, 10:04:39 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/K-JandFT-BE2marked-Copy.jpg)

Based on this photo, it is possible that both the sisters and the Globetrotters made it to the final three. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Squall16 on May 02, 2011, 11:44:01 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/K-JandFT-BE2marked-Copy.jpg)

Based on this photo, it is possible that both the sisters and the Globetrotters made it to the final three. :duno:

I feel like BE and FT are walking while the sisters are running... Could this indicate anything?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 02, 2011, 03:21:56 PM
Contrary to what I said earlier, the Caps 31-33 may have actually been here http://www.nhmi.org/ at the SW side of Big Pine Key. If that's the case, the boat seems to be going southwest and if you trace a line southwest from that harbor, you'll end up at a small island with buildings on it at the western end of the Coupon Bight Aquatic Preserve.

This place was speculated to have been the location of the task in Big Pine Key.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: livingincm on May 03, 2011, 02:43:40 AM
Based on the airport photos, the speculated first 2 teams that are out from the airport custom (from the current F4) would be

----ONE----
1) Kisha & Jen
2) FT & BE
3) Zev & Justin
4) Gary & Mallory

If Z/J & G/M are lagging behind

Either that or

----TWO----
1) Zev & Justin
2) Gary & Mallory
3) FT & BE
4) Kisha & Jen

if Z/J & G/M are actually way ahead of the other 2 teams therefore were not photographed @ the airport :)

I guess i'll go with number TWO :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: gator27 on May 03, 2011, 11:15:58 AM


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0916.jpg)39



On the right side of the picture, out the back car window, you can see a road sign.  It looks like a US Interstate sign.  That would mean Keisha & Jen are racing in Florida!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2011, 11:42:03 AM
(http://i55.[banned image hosting site].com/2agp30z.jpg)

Could this sign be a US Interstate sign?!?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2011, 11:45:17 AM
On the right side of the picture, out the back car window, you can see a road sign.  It looks like a US Interstate sign.  That would mean Keisha & Jen are racing in Florida!

Could you circle it? I can't see it.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Jobby on May 03, 2011, 11:52:13 AM


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0916.jpg)39



On the right side of the picture, out the back car window, you can see a road sign.  It looks like a US Interstate sign.  That would mean Keisha & Jen are racing in Florida!

It's the same clothes they're wearing in Brazil...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: DrRox on May 03, 2011, 01:13:47 PM
On the right side of the picture, out the back car window, you can see a road sign.  It looks like a US Interstate sign.  That would mean Keisha & Jen are racing in Florida!

Could you circle it? I can't see it.

That is a Brasilian normal/common taxi out the window.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2011, 01:14:26 PM
(http://i55.[banned image hosting site].com/2agp30z.jpg)

Could this sign be a US Interstate sign?!?

What do you think about this sign, Doc?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: DrRox on May 03, 2011, 01:26:29 PM
It doesn't appear to me that they are traveling on an Interstate Highway......and I already said what I thought this photo represented. Search is your friend.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: apskip on May 03, 2011, 01:29:08 PM
Here are typical signs for the major roads in Brazil, either green or brown:

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: north09 on May 03, 2011, 01:29:18 PM


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0916.jpg)39



On the right side of the picture, out the back car window, you can see a road sign.  It looks like a US Interstate sign.  That would mean Keisha & Jen are racing in Florida!

It's the same clothes they're wearing in Brazil...

Those are also the clothes they are wearing getting out of the airport in Miami. Notice the scarf Jennifer is wearing around her head.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2011, 01:30:00 PM
Could be, what do you think?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/K-JandFT-BE2marked-Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: ZBC Company on May 03, 2011, 01:43:01 PM
my fired btazlain he could help us
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kgallant46 on May 03, 2011, 03:39:49 PM


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0916.jpg)39



On the right side of the picture, out the back car window, you can see a road sign.  It looks like a US Interstate sign.  That would mean Keisha & Jen are racing in Florida!

It's the same clothes they're wearing in Brazil...

Those are also the clothes they are wearing getting out of the airport in Miami. Notice the scarf Jennifer is wearing around her head.

I agree.  There was another Miami airport pic that showed Jen getting into a taxi with the scarf around her head.  I originally thought all of the taxi pics were in Brazil.  What if the taxi pics of 3 of the 4 teams are from Miami and the eliminated team from Brazil??
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: apskip on May 03, 2011, 04:10:48 PM


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0916.jpg)39



On the right side of the picture, out the back car window, you can see a road sign.  It looks like a US Interstate sign.  That would mean Keisha & Jen are racing in Florida!

As indicated in a separate post, that looks like a brown road sign. I have never seen that color on any Interstate sign in the U.S., but it is one of the two sign colors used in Brazil.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: DrRox on May 03, 2011, 04:37:43 PM
Rio Taxis.........
(http://www.belavista-rio.com/blog/media/3/Rio_de_Brasil_Taxi.jpg)
(http://www.emilephaneuf.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/a04__Rio_de_Janeiro-graffiti_with_yellow_taxi-cab.jpg)
(http://cache.virtualtourist.com/3884924-Get_a_Taxi-Rio_de_Janeiro.jpg)
(http://cache.virtualtourist.com/2872291-Get_a_Taxi-Rio_de_Janeiro.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/2980407816_41f6f21fa2.jpg)
(http://images04.olx.com.br/ui/4/77/66/71157166_2-Taxi-corsa-0203-Rio-de-Janeiro.jpg)


Look out Jen's window and what do you see?


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0916.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kgallant46 on May 03, 2011, 04:47:32 PM
I still think it's possible that some of the taxi pics we have are from Florida, maybe not that particular one, but maybe one of the others.  Just a speculation on my part.  Obviously wrong, but I've never been to Brazil and have no idea what their taxis look like.  Thanks for so kindly pointing them out.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Belle Book on May 03, 2011, 07:58:17 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/K-JandFT-BE2marked-Copy.jpg)

Based on this photo, it is possible that both the sisters and the Globetrotters made it to the final three. :duno:

I feel like BE and FT are walking while the sisters are running... Could this indicate anything?

Well, if FT & BE are walking while the sisters are running, this most likely means that FT & BE are the decoy team and the sisters made the Final 3!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Arubato on May 04, 2011, 01:53:29 AM
is it possible that the leg is one of those "keep on racing" legs (with an elimination at the end)? would that explain the clothes in the previews never changing?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Dånooky on May 04, 2011, 02:20:24 AM
is it possible that the leg is one of those "keep on racing" legs (with an elimination at the end)? would that explain the clothes in the previews never changing?
Nope, it wouldn't really make sense to eliminate a team at the Finish Line
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Arubato on May 04, 2011, 02:47:53 AM
is it possible that the leg is one of those "keep on racing" legs (with an elimination at the end)? would that explain the clothes in the previews never changing?
Nope, it wouldn't really make sense to eliminate a team at the Finish Line

i mean have the penultimate leg end with a "keep on racing" and eliminate the last team that arrives anyway (and the final three just keep racing)? pretty much the same thing that they always did with the final four, except theres no break.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 04, 2011, 02:56:10 AM
I don't recall any US taxis having letters across the top of the rear window.....for starters ;)

Plus, there seems to be a faint, white structure in the background, behind Kisha's hair, which is possibly part of a bridge?? [If it is part of a bridge, then there are no bridges in South Florida that look like that....they're mostly flat spans and mostly high-rise].
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 04, 2011, 05:20:39 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0726.jpg)31

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Seacamp+Association+Inc,+Big+Pine+Avenue,+Big+Pine+Key,+FL&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.646818,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=Seacamp+Association+Inc,&hnear=Big+Pine+Ave,+Big+Pine+Key,+Florida+33043&ll=24.652634,-81.373554&spn=0.002092,0.004823&t=h&z=18

I'm no good at getting a screenshot of Google Maps, but comparison of this cap with the map link above should confirm this place. Note the blue roof, the dual inlets (second inlet in Cap 31 is at the top left), the two buildings with white roofs, the oval brown area in front of those two buildings, and the white, boardwalk-like dock jutting out on the right side of the Cap.



(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps1081.jpg)44

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Pigeon+Key,+FL&aq=2&sll=24.652634,-81.373554&sspn=0.002092,0.004823&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Pigeon+Key&ll=24.704108,-81.155469&spn=0.000553,0.001206&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=24.704108,-81.155469&cbp=12,0,,0,0&photoid=fr-2904498357

This is looking down on the 'field' where the Bath Mat is located. The wavy palm tree is in view on Cap 44. Phil is looking SW, and the linked photo is looking SE.

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kgallant46 on May 04, 2011, 09:55:08 AM
is it possible that the leg is one of those "keep on racing" legs (with an elimination at the end)? would that explain the clothes in the previews never changing?
Nope, it wouldn't really make sense to eliminate a team at the Finish Line

i mean have the penultimate leg end with a "keep on racing" and eliminate the last team that arrives anyway (and the final three just keep racing)? pretty much the same thing that they always did with the final four, except theres no break.

That would explain why Kisha/Jen were seen in Miami wearing the same/similar clothing.  Interesting theory.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 10:02:40 AM
Arrive Brazil comes before waxing.... :lol:

And no ZBC...no TBC

Somebody goofed.

4 go to RIO.

3 race for the finale.

Guaranteed.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: DrRox on May 04, 2011, 10:16:47 AM


That would explain why Kisha/Jen were seen in Miami wearing the same/similar clothing.  Interesting theory.

Teams raced in Rio on Dec 11. Arriving in Rio very rearly morning and leg was completed in afternoon. Remember this is HD season. They want to film as much as possible in daytime for cameras. Teams arrived in Miami on morning of Dec 13.  It is impossible to be a TBC or KRL. There is a normal Pit Stop on afternoon of the 11th with one team eliminated. If allowed by Production, there is plenty of time to get clothes washed before release from Pit Stop on Dec 12. I am not saying that happened, but there is plenty of time.

Also, if I was one of the final three teams, I would get rid of most of my stuff that I did not want in Rio. There will be plenty of people to give it to, right outside their hotel or in a trash can or even the maids in the hotel.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 04, 2011, 10:29:00 AM
Arrive Brazil comes before waxing.... :lol:

And no ZBC...no TBC

Somebody goofed.

4 go to RIO.

3 race for the finale.

Guaranteed.

I think I get what the poster was trying to say... there was a PS and an elimination in Brazil but instead of having the usual 12hr + lay over, the final three might continue immediately to leg 12, Florida and finish line...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 10:31:35 AM
Yeah, that would be interesting but the timing of the sightings probably means not. The trotters were seen in a hotel at midnight.
I didn't think everyone had seen peach's clues because they were in other threads.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kgallant46 on May 04, 2011, 10:40:52 AM


That would explain why Kisha/Jen were seen in Miami wearing the same/similar clothing.  Interesting theory.

Teams raced in Rio on Dec 11. Arriving in Rio very rearly morning and leg was completed in afternoon. Remember this is HD season. They want to film as much as possible in daytime for cameras. Teams arrived in Miami on morning of Dec 13.  It is impossible to be a TBC or KRL. There is a normal Pit Stop on afternoon of the 11th with one team eliminated. If allowed by Production, there is plenty of time to get clothes washed before release from Pit Stop on Dec 12. I am not saying that happened, but there is plenty of time.

Also, if I was one of the final three teams, I would get rid of most of my stuff that I did not want in Rio. There will be plenty of people to give it to, right outside their hotel or in a trash can or even the maids in the hotel.

I think a lot of this confusion regarding the timing of the last 2 legs stems from Kisha/Jen seen in Miami wearing the same/similar clothing in Rio.  Since it appears a TBC leg is highly unlikely, maybe what they did (assuming they're F3) was ditch their bags in Rio and continue on in the same clothes.  Just speculation.  Don't shoot me.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: DrRox on May 04, 2011, 11:05:56 AM
I was trying to say there is plenty of time to get clothes washed in Rio. I dont put much stock in the Miami airport photos. They are so heavily cropped/edited/censored, they are basically worthless. It it a pity that florida didnt send the complete photos to Peach, but beggars cant be choosers........right.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 04, 2011, 11:25:47 AM
I was trying to say there is plenty of time to get clothes washed in Rio. I dont put much stock in the Miami airport photos. They are so heavily cropped/edited/censored, they are basically worthless. It it a pity that florida didnt send the complete photos to Peach, but beggars cant be choosers........right.

The cropping/editing/censoring is mine, Thank you very much. :lol:

Exactly :lol: There was reasoning behind it ;)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2011, 11:27:31 AM
I was trying to say there is plenty of time to get clothes washed in Rio. I dont put much stock in the Miami airport photos. They are so heavily cropped/edited/censored, they are basically worthless. It it a pity that florida didnt send the complete photos to Peach, but beggars cant be choosers........right.

The cropping/editing/censoring is mine, Thank you very much. :lol:


Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: DrRox on May 04, 2011, 11:50:06 AM
I was trying to say there is plenty of time to get clothes washed in Rio. I dont put much stock in the Miami airport photos. They are so heavily cropped/edited/censored, they are basically worthless. It it a pity that florida didnt send the complete photos to Peach, but beggars cant be choosers........right.

The cropping/editing/censoring is mine, Thank you very much. :lol:


Well it is one thing to censor your private info...........but then seems like a conflict of interest with being a Mod of this forum to censor members info............but that is just the way I think.

After thinking for a bit, I wouldnt put it past Producton to make them wear the same clothes for both episodes. They might have already known it would be a double episode back in Dec.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 12:10:11 PM
That's a good point DrRox, making them wear the same clothes would definitely make it easier for them in the promos and previews.

I bet the cameramen were censored out. That would make it too easy for us to determine the actual final participants. You also can't see stuff like who is standing next to who that might have helped determine who did not make it to the final back in January.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 12:27:58 PM
Promo! :hearts:

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 12:38:36 PM
(http://i53.[banned image hosting site].com/14w9g1w.jpg)

Why are they in a boat? Could this be in Miami?


They have different clothes on than in Brazil:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0147.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kgallant46 on May 04, 2011, 12:42:52 PM
Well, Big Easy is wearing a different shirt than the one he had on in Rio....
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 04, 2011, 12:45:01 PM
some of the shots they have of teams racing for the 'photo finish' are from different legs huh?  Or is it my imagination... LOL

As far as the Trotter in a boat, if they were running decoy and were indeed the last eliminated team in Brazil, they might have taken a boat to the PS in Miami, but I will bet they are pretty far ahead of the other teams.  But then again, what if they are one of the final 3?  Hummmmmm
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 12:45:44 PM
(http://i54.[banned image hosting site].com/1o6mpk.jpg)
Roadblock clue...boats in the background.


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0120.jpg)
Different clothes again...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 12:49:31 PM
(http://i54.[banned image hosting site].com/2dvq0qb.jpg)
Gary and Mallory once again with different clothes.

I'm going to say Zev and Justin out at fourth. MY SPEC ONLY (but based on good evidence, lol)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kgallant46 on May 04, 2011, 12:52:18 PM
I concur Prophet.  Just posted my thoughts in Brazil thread.  :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 12:56:18 PM
(http://i51.[banned image hosting site].com/29f5pnr.jpg)

Same clothes as Brazil...you can see the beach in the background. This must be the other Detour option.
(Great shot of Mallory) :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 01:01:17 PM
(http://i55.[banned image hosting site].com/2pyayk7.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0156.jpg)

Same clothes...no other shots of ZJ.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Zack. on May 04, 2011, 01:40:53 PM
(http://i54.[banned image hosting site].com/1o6mpk.jpg)
Roadblock clue...boats in the background.

Different clothes again...

An easier way to look at this:

Miami airport:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/K-JandFT-BE2marked-Copy.jpg)

Same clothes  :tup:

I do believe CBS just gave away the 4th place boot.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: AmazingRace n00b on May 04, 2011, 01:46:26 PM
But now we have the question Are Gary and Mallory ahead of K/J & F/B or behind them?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 01:48:35 PM
But now we have the question Are Gary and Mallory ahead of K/J & F/B or behind them?

It looks like to me that all three pictures are of different parts of the leg, so it's hard to tell.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Zack. on May 04, 2011, 01:55:58 PM
RB in a boatyard? Since we know it takes place in Key Largo, could the boat ride be from there to Big Pine?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: AmazingRace n00b on May 04, 2011, 01:57:33 PM
It looks like to me that all three pictures are of different parts of the leg, so it's hard to tell.

Yeah.  I just wonder who flew in first since they weren't sited with the other teams on that flight.  The promos for the Brazil part would sort of make me think that they finished first that leg and somehow got an earlier flight.  But something about the second promo makes me think they flew in later.   :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2011, 01:58:44 PM
(http://i54.[banned image hosting site].com/1o6mpk.jpg)
Roadblock clue...boats in the background.



That pretty much looks like the Miami marina stadium from spoilers to me...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Zack. on May 04, 2011, 02:00:29 PM
It looks like to me that all three pictures are of different parts of the leg, so it's hard to tell.

Yeah.  I just wonder who flew in first since they weren't sited with the other teams on that flight.  The promos for the Brazil part would sort of make me think that they finished first that leg and somehow got an earlier flight.  But something about the second promo makes me think they flew in later.   :(

Not seen =/= not present.

If all three teams were on the same flight, I'd assume Gary/Mallory would be last out of those three.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 02:01:48 PM
RB in a boatyard? Since we know it takes place in Key Largo, could the boat ride be from there to Big Pine?

Maybe, but that would be one long boat ride.

I'm guessing Big Pine is the site of the final task since it is quite isolated and remote.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2011, 02:09:01 PM
I have reposted our original finale info in post 3.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: nash on May 04, 2011, 02:16:18 PM
Pure speculation on my part, but it seems to me that a lot of signs are pointing to a Globetrotter victory...  

- Little mention in the past few episodes of no parent/child team ever winning (not a good sign for Gary/Mal).
- No mention of the possibility of two female/female winners in a row (not a good sign for Kisha/Jen)
- Zev/Justin appear to be out 4th
- Kisha/Jen have yet to win a leg
- Globetrotters have already won several legs
- Gary & Mallory not photographed at the airport with the other teams

I hope I'm wrong (with no cowboys left, I'm rooting for Gary & Mallory), but at this point I'm not holding out a lot of hope...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 02:23:13 PM
I agree with a lot of your points nash. (The last one is somewhat inaccurate)
I had never thought of some of that before but it makes a lot of sense. On the parent/child note I think every promo last year included a line about the first female team. This year they are not pushing anyone so much through editing. However, they have made an effort throughout the season to portray the trotters as nicer than last year. Maybe they are just being careful with the editing so that it is a real surprise no matter who wins.
I thought last season's final flopped a little because it was anticlimatic, they pretty much told us Nat and Kat were going to win and they were ahead the whole time.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kgallant46 on May 04, 2011, 02:34:00 PM
Well, the promo did mention a "foot race" which would favor the Trotters.  It's a 2-mile run to Pidgeon Key, correct?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: nash on May 04, 2011, 02:36:15 PM
I think it says 'photo finish' instead of footrace...  So I guess that could mean a number of different things...  Also could refer to Brazil instead of Miami, I suppose...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: coolio on May 04, 2011, 02:38:36 PM
NVM. I didn't read the entire thread.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 04, 2011, 04:10:40 PM
(http://i53.[banned image hosting site].com/14w9g1w.jpg)

Why are they in a boat? Could this be in Miami?


They have different clothes on than in Brazil:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0147.jpg)

Florida already nailed that boat location  :tup:  It's Big Pine Key
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: graytex on May 04, 2011, 04:12:47 PM
I believe this is the Miami Airport...and the Trotters sound awfully serious to be decoys (and they have money in hand):

(http://i55.[banned image hosting site].com/29dbkzo.jpg)

(http://i55.[banned image hosting site].com/11jsxv6.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: graytex on May 04, 2011, 04:18:28 PM
Can anyone make out what it says on the truck behind Mallory and Gary?  Maybe that would help pinpoint the location.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: apskip on May 04, 2011, 04:19:13 PM
It looks like to me that all three pictures are of different parts of the leg, so it's hard to tell.

Yeah.  I just wonder who flew in first since they weren't sited with the other teams on that flight.  The promos for the Brazil part would sort of make me think that they finished first that leg and somehow got an earlier flight.  But something about the second promo makes me think they flew in later.   :(

To quote from the AR18 Transportation Primary Options thread for Dec. 13 arriving Miami from Sao Paulo(why that is the case I still don;t know):

AA906 landed 0506 (too early for Amazing Race and there was no evidence teams were on it)
AA930 landed 0936 and expected to be the flight all F3 teams were on
AA198, the delayed flight and the only one that a team who did not make AA930 could have been on, arriving 8 hours later at 1526
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 04, 2011, 04:26:09 PM
I was trying to say there is plenty of time to get clothes washed in Rio. I dont put much stock in the Miami airport photos. They are so heavily cropped/edited/censored, they are basically worthless. It it a pity that florida didnt send the complete photos to Peach, but beggars cant be choosers........right.

The cropping/editing/censoring is mine, Thank you very much. :lol:


Well it is one thing to censor your private info...........but then seems like a conflict of interest with being a Mod of this forum to censor members info............but that is just the way I think.

After thinking for a bit, I wouldnt put it past Producton to make them wear the same clothes for both episodes. They might have already known it would be a double episode back in Dec.


Cropping is totally warranted here.   :umn:   Because too much information too early can get us into too much trouble.  If you only knew what goes on behind the spoiler curtain.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sumWyFRSlE0/TEe3al37tUI/AAAAAAAAAPI/DbVjr02tF2M/s1600/DRTGrandma.jpg)

(http://i55.[banned image hosting site].com/29dbkzo.jpg)

:res: :lol3:   :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 04:59:13 PM
graytex, on your FT/BE pic it looks like a match but your post doesn't say where that location is.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: connayyy on May 04, 2011, 05:16:32 PM
graytex, on your FT/BE pic it looks like a match but your post doesn't say where that location is.

The post did say that it was Miami Airport.

It looks like a match to me too, plus we've speculated that they're in the Final 3 so it makes sense.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: graytex on May 04, 2011, 05:54:45 PM
The picture I posted is from the Miami Airport exit.

(http://i53.[banned image hosting site].com/2zyei3n.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2011, 06:28:26 PM
This is the thread for the Finale Florida discussion. Let's stay on topic please.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2011, 06:30:58 PM
PROMO 1 one up in post 2.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: mds1978 on May 04, 2011, 08:03:17 PM
I agree that it's looking more and more like the trotters are going to win based on what's been said already, and it now makes a lot more sense to me why kent and vyxsin sounded so bitter about them in their post-boot interviews, referring to them as big cowards and bullies. If they didn't end up winning the race, they probably wouldn't be so bothered by them this long after it took place cause it wouldn't have mattered in the end. However, if they went on to win the race, that would make perfect sense why they would be harboring this much resentment towards them.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 04, 2011, 08:37:25 PM
I do find it odd that there seem to be more good reasons for them to win than anyone else. People keep coming up with arguments for this point that make a lot of sense. I think that result would shock a large portion of the TAR viewership though.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2011, 08:54:53 PM

Yeah.  I just wonder who flew in first since they weren't sited with the other teams on that flight.  The promos for the Brazil part would sort of make me think that they finished first that leg and somehow got an earlier flight.  But something about the second promo makes me think they flew in later.   :(

There is no evidence that the final three teams were on different flights.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: theschnauzers on May 04, 2011, 09:02:41 PM
I want to confirm Peach's identification of Miami Marine Stadium in the one cap from the promos.

I've been inside that stadium in my lifetime; you can see it's a overhang for the sitting area of the stadium. I'm trying to figure out the promo during Survivor that said "Miami Beach." If the final three teams made it to the eastern side of Biscayne Bay across from Miami proper, that will be a new piece of information.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Tobertz on May 04, 2011, 09:39:51 PM
Win or lose, Gallory all the way!  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on May 04, 2011, 09:42:00 PM
Heee...I look at the waxing video and think...Kent would have rocked this task!!
:lol3:

And also, is the boat FT and BE are riding in in the Florida Keys?
I don't think so because why would the give away that the Globetrotters are in the Final 3?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2011, 09:44:25 PM

And also, is the boat FT and BE are riding in in the Florida Keys?
I don't think so because why would the give away that the Globetrotters are in the Final 3?


WHo knows? But that boat is definitely in the Keys, not only that, but if you read the threads ;) you will see the location of that shot has been identified.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: AmazingRace on May 04, 2011, 10:05:18 PM
Yeah, and the average viewer would most probably not know that the boat scene was in Florida or what anyways.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 04, 2011, 10:06:36 PM
I was trying to say there is plenty of time to get clothes washed in Rio. I dont put much stock in the Miami airport photos. They are so heavily cropped/edited/censored, they are basically worthless. It it a pity that florida didnt send the complete photos to Peach, but beggars cant be choosers........right.

The cropping/editing/censoring is mine, Thank you very much. :lol:


Well it is one thing to censor your private info...........but then seems like a conflict of interest with being a Mod of this forum to censor members info............but that is just the way I think.

I just want to make it clear that both Peach and I agreed to crop the photos because we wanted to throw off who was decoy and who wasn't (see: the Ron/Christina & Jet picture, the Vyxsin picture, the cluebox picture). At that point, I, myself, didn't know where they placed in the race and to make it so obvious so early would not have been fun at all. Therefore, there is no conflict of interest on behalf of Peach. Also, the full pictures will be posted at a later date.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 04, 2011, 11:06:06 PM

And also, is the boat FT and BE are riding in in the Florida Keys?
I don't think so because why would the give away that the Globetrotters are in the Final 3?


WHo knows? But that boat is definitely in the Keys, not only that, but if you read the threads ;) you will see the location of that shot has been identified.

Florida's find:  Compare this preview shot to this GE image of the same location (taken about two weeks later!)

I can't wit until we get a GE satellite image that show actual Race action going down  :lol3:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0726.jpg)

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 04, 2011, 11:59:09 PM
RECAP promo up in post 2! (This will be the actual first few minutes of the show.)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 12:29:30 AM
RECAP Promo caps! (only the new stuff)

And I vote we do most of the taxi discussion in the BRAZIL thread since that is where most of it is...and concentrate here on ID'ing all the FL locations.


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Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: speedrace on May 05, 2011, 02:23:32 AM
I have been watching the promo over and over. The weirdest thing I found that was in Miami, Jen and Kisha were not carrying anything on them. No backpacks or fannypacks at all... I wonder where they keep their clues with them and I think it is a amazing race rule to have the "race fannypack" with them at all times in the race.

From this, I wonder if they could be the decoys of this final leg of the race.

Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 05, 2011, 02:54:40 AM
RECAP Promo caps! (only the new stuff)

And I vote we do most of the taxi discussion in the BRAZIL thread since that is where most of it is...and concentrate here on ID'ing all the FL locations.


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Caps 1-6 are in Marathon shot along US 1 (Overseas Highway) from Coco Plum Drive [the traffic signal intersection with the blue "Chevron" station sign in the lower left of Cap 1], south to about 6th St/Sadowski Causeway [access to Key Colony Beach]. The expanse of housing at the top left of each cap is Key Colony Beach. This whole area is heavily built up all the way down into Marathon proper and Knights Key (which gives access to Pigeon Key).

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=marathon,+fl&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.646818,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Marathon,+Monroe,+Florida&ll=24.732907,-81.01534&spn=0.004424,0.009645&t=h&z=17


The building with the sea green roof is this....
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=marathon,+fl&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.646818,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Marathon,+Monroe,+Florida&ll=24.733857,-81.015646&spn=0.002212,0.004823&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=24.733898,-81.015538&panoid=LUHTuN1XC29jI51RMTdCTA&cbp=12,148.64,,0,5.81
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Squall16 on May 05, 2011, 03:00:22 AM
I have been watching the promo over and over. The weirdest thing I found that was in Miami, Jen and Kisha were not carrying anything on them. No backpacks or fannypacks at all... I wonder where they keep their clues with them and I think it is a amazing race rule to have the "race fannypack" with them at all times in the race.

From this, I wonder if they could be the decoys of this final leg of the race.

Just my 2 cents.

They might have ditched their luggage in order to run faster. I believe someone else in the thread has mentioned this idea. I am clinging onto this because I want them to win!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: speedrace on May 05, 2011, 03:20:29 AM
I have been watching the promo over and over. The weirdest thing I found that was in Miami, Jen and Kisha were not carrying anything on them. No backpacks or fannypacks at all... I wonder where they keep their clues with them and I think it is a amazing race rule to have the "race fannypack" with them at all times in the race.

From this, I wonder if they could be the decoys of this final leg of the race.

Just my 2 cents.

They might have ditched their luggage in order to run faster. I believe someone else in the thread has mentioned this idea. I am clinging onto this because I want them to win!


I understand that losing their backpacks allows them to run faster. However, they are shown to be emptyhanded in the promo. I'm not sure about this but I think it is a rule to have all clues with them on the race.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 03:37:18 AM
PROMO 1 CAPS (??Florida??)


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Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 05, 2011, 04:22:01 AM
PROMO 1 CAPS (??Florida??)


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I'm gonna take a wild (and seemingly accurate??) guess and say this is here... http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=marathon,+FL&aq=&sll=24.64848,-81.327195&sspn=0.002214,0.004823&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Marathon,+Monroe,+Florida&ll=24.702896,-81.111736&spn=0.000553,0.001206&t=h&z=20

At the south end of the Marathon Marina and Boat Yard, off of 11th Street Ocean in Marathon. The white posts going off to the left, gas sign shadow with both a top and middle section, and shrubbery of Boot Key (behind the white building) match.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Slowhatch on May 05, 2011, 05:46:47 AM
Great find!  :yess: So...they start at Big Pine and end at Marathon (http://www.marathonmarinaandboatyard.com/1_home.html)?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Laimis on May 05, 2011, 05:53:51 AM
What  photo finish means?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: gator27 on May 05, 2011, 06:47:42 AM
What  photo finish means?

In some types of races (e.g., the Kentucky Derby horse race that will be run on Saturday) they have cameras positioned at the finish line.  The cameras take a picture (or multiple pictures) as the first racer crosses the finish line.  If 2 or more teams are extremely close together, then the winner is often only seen on the photo made at the finish line.  Thus a very close finish is a photo finish.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 07:32:24 AM

And also, is the boat FT and BE are riding in in the Florida Keys?
I don't think so because why would the give away that the Globetrotters are in the Final 3?


WHo knows? But that boat is definitely in the Keys, not only that, but if you read the threads ;) you will see the location of that shot has been identified.

Florida's find:  Compare this preview shot to this GE image of the same location (taken about two weeks later!)

I can't wit until we get a GE satellite image that show actual Race action going down  :lol3:

I'm going to bet that they are taking the boats from Big Pine to the finish line on Pigeon Key. I'm not sure why they would be at the Marathon Marina.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 07:34:17 AM
I have been watching the promo over and over. The weirdest thing I found that was in Miami, Jen and Kisha were not carrying anything on them. No backpacks or fannypacks at all... I wonder where they keep their clues with them and I think it is a amazing race rule to have the "race fannypack" with them at all times in the race.
From this, I wonder if they could be the decoys of this final leg of the race.
Just my 2 cents.

Sometimes teams put their fanny packs in their Backpacks and it's possible they left their backpacks in the Taxi or they dropped them to the ground to read their clues or run faster...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 09:11:37 AM
I've been trying to figure out who this is since the promo came out. I wonder why the only good shot we get from a boat is the globetrotters? It's possible that the third place team is never shown on a boat if they are transporting teams to the finish line.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 10:01:07 AM
Okay, back to spoilers please.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 10:13:59 AM
I've been trying to figure out who this is since the promo came out. I wonder why the only good shot we get from a boat is the globetrotters? It's possible that the third place team is never shown on a boat if they are transporting teams to the finish line.

My guess is that they are a couple of the eliminated teams plus the driver getting a ride to the finish line.  It might also be camera crews or might simply be tourists...  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 10:15:53 AM
Thanks Lucybell for pulling us back on target.


AGAIN...this thread is for discussion of the FLORIDA leg...not who you would like to win.

You may discuss that here instead, okay?
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,24308.0.html

And we still have this if you just want to bitch, moan, or squeal!
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23809.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 10:42:18 AM
I cropped this a little bit to see if we could make anything out...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 11:12:26 AM
I cropped this a little bit to see if we could make anything out...


OR??

And the pants are blue in the pic...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 05, 2011, 11:30:01 AM

And also, is the boat FT and BE are riding in in the Florida Keys?
I don't think so because why would the give away that the Globetrotters are in the Final 3?


WHo knows? But that boat is definitely in the Keys, not only that, but if you read the threads ;) you will see the location of that shot has been identified.

Florida's find:  Compare this preview shot to this GE image of the same location (taken about two weeks later!)

I can't wit until we get a GE satellite image that show actual Race action going down  :lol3:

I'm going to bet that they are taking the boats from Big Pine to the finish line on Pigeon Key. I'm not sure why they would be at the Marathon Marina.

Marathon is within spitting distance from Pigeon Key (2.9 miles  :lol:).  I bet they have to travel on foot to the finish line:   :wohoo:


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Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 11:43:20 AM
New 10 sec "Photo Finish" clip

MUCH better quality caps!

We need to know where G/M are...and K/J in the mangroves??


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Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 11:47:08 AM
and:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 05, 2011, 12:16:50 PM
Because of the swirly pavement, #7 is still in Rio.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 12:21:30 PM
Gary and Mallory are in Florida because of the clothes. That water behind them is either a lake or more likely a bay or inlet because you can see the other side with buildings. She is holding a RI clue so they have already been to at least the first cluebox, unless that is the Pitstart clue and they are looking for the marina.


Do we know that teams drive to Big Pine? Maybe they take the boats there from the Marathon Marina.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Slowhatch on May 05, 2011, 12:24:34 PM
There are a couple of places on Avenida Atlantica that have gas pumps in the median. Here's one of them (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=-22.9741,-43.186454&spn=0,0.003473&z=19&layer=c&cbll=-22.974174,-43.186505&panoid=m820j4I9ykJgpxt4getjxw&cbp=12,271.48,,0,11.75); if you spin the camera around you can see a couple of kiosks similar to the mixing task (a few sets of those kiosks as well). With any luck we should be able to find the exact spot.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 05, 2011, 12:27:18 PM
I was just going to say it looks like they are in Brazil  :groan:

The Plate on that truck looks Brazilian  :tup:  Just based on the ratio of width to height.  It does not look like USA.

I haven't been checking clothes.  What is the match?

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Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 05, 2011, 12:32:52 PM
Gary and Mallory are in Florida because of the clothes. That water behind them is either a lake or more likely a bay or inlet because you can see the other side with buildings. She is holding a RI clue so they have already been to at least the first cluebox, unless that is the Pitstart clue and they are looking for the marina.


Do we know that teams drive to Big Pine? Maybe they take the boats there from the Marathon Marina.

The boats definitely leave Big Pine Key and definitely arrive at Marathon.  If they have to go back again I suppose is possible  :duno:  but why would they do that?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 12:33:36 PM
I agree about the truck but Gary wore green Tshirt and Mallory with a pink top in all Brazil caps, like this one:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0611.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 12:35:23 PM
Or it got dirty and she took off the pink. Can't ASS-U-ME.

New 10 sec promo HD up in post 2!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kiki on May 05, 2011, 12:35:28 PM

I haven't been checking clothes.  What is the match?


The clothes don't match Chateau
In Brazil Mallory wears a pink blouse (caipirinha detour, tram, taxi)  and Gary wears a Khaki/green blouse. So this has to be Miami.

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 12:37:09 PM
Or it got dirty and she took off the pink. Can't ASS-U-ME.


So Gary also changed his shirt and she put on a light blue scarf on her head? And redid her hair into two braids?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: theschnauzers on May 05, 2011, 12:43:01 PM
Vehicles with Florida registrations do not have front end license plates and all Florida plates (other than vanity plates for causes and colleges) have an outline of the state in the plate design.
If all the vehicles appear to have front plates, then the location is most likely not Florida. However, if the location is tourist oriented or where part-time winter residents live, then the out-of-state licensed vehicle may have plates on the front bumper.

Second suggestion that the island, inlet shoreline, if it is not Brazil could be Fisher Island a mostly manmade island southwest of Miami Beach proper, and just offshore of the mainland Miami shoreline. There's be a lot of highrise construction as well off of Brickell Avenue into downtown, and in downtown Miami proper.

However, I'm doubtful that we're seeing South Beach (the southern end of Miami Beach) in any of this, although it's possible the camera angle, if filmed from Fisher Island, could be including South Beach in the background. There is a water passage (Government Cut) that lies between Miami Beach and Fisher Island which is a passageway to the Port of Miami. The Port of Miami is also a man made island that lies just offshore from Miami, and connected by a causeway/expressway that runs to Miami Beach.

It's hard for me to judge more specifically since it's been a few years since I've been in downtown Miami.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 12:45:31 PM
However, if the location is tourist oriented or where part-time winter residents live, then the out-of-state licensed vehicle may have plates on the front bumper.

= all of Florida :lol3:

Perhaps this is directly after the Brazilian Pitstart?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 05, 2011, 01:17:05 PM
After discussion, Florida, Chateau, and I do NOT think that this is likely to be the Marina Stadium after all.....our guess is more Big Pine or Marathon.


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/Promo%201/th_18-11-promo1-capsv20185.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/Promo%201/18-11-promo1-capsv20185.jpg)

Teams only go to Marina Stadium after the airport then head towards the Keys. We will not see tasks in South Beach or the City.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Dånooky on May 05, 2011, 01:20:48 PM
Or it got dirty and she took off the pink. Can't ASS-U-ME.


So Gary also changed his shirt and she put on a light blue scarf on her head? And redid her hair into two braids?
Thinking outside the box, they could have changed clothes after getting waxed
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 01:21:52 PM
Is this the order as it is understand right now?

Arrive Miami airport
Taxi to Marina for RI clue
Taxi to Key Largo for RB
Something in Marathon
Final task on Big Pine
Boat to Marathon
Run to finish line
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 01:26:10 PM
Thinking outside the box, they could have changed clothes after getting waxed

Which assumes either that the waxing task comes after the Detour or no other team changed clothes following the waxing task.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 05, 2011, 01:53:07 PM
The Pit Stop for the Rio leg is the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niter%C3%B3i_Contemporary_Art_Museum)

This is where we see Gary & Mallory   :jam:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/photo%20finsh/18-11-photofinish10sec-caps0103.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 01:57:52 PM
So the big question is, is that the Pitstart for leg 12 or did they completely reassemble themselves en route to the Pitstop for leg 11?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: north09 on May 05, 2011, 02:00:21 PM
it looks like they are heading from the pitstop and starting a new leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 02:02:35 PM
it looks like they are heading from the pitstop and starting a new leg.

That's what I would put my money on.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 05, 2011, 02:07:26 PM
Here is the place Gary & Mallory are running in Street view:

It is as if they are running to the Museum   :duno:

It's also possible they had started at Ilha da Boa Viagem which has a foot bridge that reaches the mainland at their present location.


View Larger Map
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 02:08:24 PM
The lettering on this truck... PH_____URA ?  This is the truck that was in the background of the picture Mallory in braids, scarf and tank blouse... EDIT... But's neither here nor there since there were a couple post while I was posting this that confirms they were in Brazil. LOL  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: nash on May 05, 2011, 02:09:22 PM
Is it possible to tell based on the shadows of Gary and Mallory what time that picture is taken?  That would seem to confirm if it's running to the pitstop or from the pitstop...
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 02:13:38 PM
Besides the whole clothes issue. I wonder why they would stop their taxi back there somewhere and get out there. They have a good portion of running to do to get to the museum and surely the driver knows where it is. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: north09 on May 05, 2011, 02:16:30 PM
Besides the whole clothes issue. I wonder why they would stop their taxi back there somewhere and get out there. They have a good portion of running to do to get to the museum and surely the driver knows where it is. :duno:

Well production may throw in another one of those "by foot" rules if they are close enough. It's also probable that they took a tram which would have to drop them off at the nearest stop.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 02:18:57 PM
Here's another comparison of how they change in appearance:

I used to think this was the cab to the Pitstop perhaps it is the cab to the detour:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps1052.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0973.jpg)


They are wet, red-faced, with mussed hair.

Here we have completely different outfits, rebraided hair and a head scarf:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/photo%20finsh/18-11-photofinish10sec-caps0103.jpg)

It's very confusing  :umn:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 02:19:46 PM
Besides the whole clothes issue. I wonder why they would stop their taxi back there somewhere and get out there. They have a good portion of running to do to get to the museum and surely the driver knows where it is. :duno:

Well production may throw in another one of those "by foot" rules if they are close enough. It's also probable that they took a tram which would have to drop them off at the nearest stop.

or maybe they have to get up the block or around it to catch a taxi?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 02:24:35 PM
Here's another comparison of how they change in appearance:

I used to think this was the cab to the Pitstop perhaps it is the cab to the detour:

They are wet, red-faced, with mussed hair.

Here we have completely different outfits, rebraided hair and a head scarf:
It's very confusing  :umn:

I think that taxi pic with Mallory clutching a clue is on the way to the PS.  She was so over the moon excited!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Dånooky on May 05, 2011, 02:25:54 PM
Here's another comparison of how they change in appearance:

I used to think this was the cab to the Pitstop perhaps it is the cab to the detour:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps1052.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0973.jpg)


They are wet, red-faced, with mussed hair.

Here we have completely different outfits, rebraided hair and a head scarf:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/photo%20finsh/18-11-photofinish10sec-caps0103.jpg)

It's very confusing  :umn:
It actually makes perfect sense... the green/pink outfits are wet, so they might as well change after the waxing while they can. Also, Mallory is a beauty queen, surely she can re-braid her hair during a cab ride. And if you notice, Mallory just switched her top while the black undershirt and pants are the same
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 02:29:50 PM
It actually makes perfect sense... the green/pink outfits are wet, so they might as well change after the waxing while they can. Also, Mallory is a beauty queen, surely she can re-braid her hair during a cab ride. And if you notice, Mallory just switched her top while the black undershirt and pants are the same

Gary and Mallory are competitive people who are not likely to change clothes mid-Race just because they got a little dirty.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Dånooky on May 05, 2011, 02:31:01 PM
It actually makes perfect sense... the green/pink outfits are wet, so they might as well change after the waxing while they can. Also, Mallory is a beauty queen, surely she can re-braid her hair during a cab ride. And if you notice, Mallory just switched her top while the black undershirt and pants are the same

Gary and Mallory are competitive people who are not likely to change clothes mid-Race just because they got a little dirty.
they just needed to change their shirts, wouldn't take more than 1 or two minutes and can be done in a cab
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 02:32:27 PM
I can't recall that I have ever seen any thing like that on the Race but the possibility cannot be dismissed. (Though putting on a headscarf after one has been hot all day is a bit strange.)

Isn't it interesting now that we know that the trotters and the sisters make it to the F3 and one of the others doesn't.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: ZBC Company on May 05, 2011, 02:36:19 PM
wait the sister and gobal trooter made final 3
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 02:36:59 PM
Picture Gary & Mallory on the way to the PS in BRAZIL
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/ep%2011%20Brazil/18-11-previewHD-caps0973.jpg)

Picture of Gary and Mallory, the next day, leaving the PS in BRAZIL on their way to FLORIDA
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/photo%20finsh/18-11-photofinish10sec-caps0103.jpg)

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Chateau d If on May 05, 2011, 02:53:55 PM
This shot was taken between 8:12 and 8:52 am (assumes December 12th)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/photo%20finsh/18-11-photofinish10sec-caps0103.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 02:55:28 PM
This shot was taken between 8:12 and 8:52 am (assumes December 12th)


:hearts: 

I :ihrtu the Shadowman!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 03:06:24 PM
Wait a minute, if they leave Pitstart at 8AM why to they get on a flight to Miami that departs at 11:30 PM? Production requirements?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: littlewop on May 05, 2011, 04:02:18 PM
Wait a minute, if they leave Pitstart at 8AM why to they get on a flight to Miami that departs at 11:30 PM? Production requirements?

I copied this from the Transportation primary options forum...didn't want to quote the entire (long) post...


leg 12 12/12 It appears that teams get to Sao Paulo airport by late evening on 12/12. Why this is the case is totally unclear, since there are several good flights from Rio (GIG) to Miami:

JJ8056 2208 0352+1
AA904 2225 0348+1

From Sao Paulo (GRU), here are the flights:
AA906 2352 0509+1
JJ8090 0005 (12/13) 0539
AA930 0336 0936 (departed and arrived 90 minutes late)
AA198 1043 1526 (major delay due to reported problems with pilots; teams were switched to AA930)

Would they have specified that flight for production reasons?  So they had time to get the other 8 teams and Phil back first?

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 04:30:24 PM
Thanks! It looks like they will have a long rest.  :lol: They may get irritated at that.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: connayyy on May 05, 2011, 04:54:17 PM
I have been watching the promo over and over. The weirdest thing I found that was in Miami, Jen and Kisha were not carrying anything on them. No backpacks or fannypacks at all... I wonder where they keep their clues with them and I think it is a amazing race rule to have the "race fannypack" with them at all times in the race.
From this, I wonder if they could be the decoys of this final leg of the race.
Just my 2 cents.

Sometimes teams put their fanny packs in their Backpacks and it's possible they left their backpacks in the Taxi or they dropped them to the ground to read their clues or run faster...

Going back to this idea - I think speedrace does have a point. It's possible that Kisha/Jen dropped their fanny packs or something but it doesn't seem likely. Teams are usually very, very careful about keeping their fanny packs with them because of passports. Like in Japan, when Ron and Christina freaked out because Christina's fanny pack was missing. I don't think teams would risk losing their fanny pack if the taxi driver drove off or something.

As for the fanny pack being in their backpack and then they dropped their backpack - that seems possible, but it seems a little unlikely that both caps of them would show them without any fanny pack/backpack. Like the Globetrotters, in both screencaps, you can see that they don't have their backpacks but they've still kept their fanny packs with them.

Unless we've had any confirmation that Kisha/Jen are in the Final 3, I think it's possible they could be that last eliminated decoy team  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: chill_sd on May 05, 2011, 04:55:47 PM
For the record, the lettering on that truck is "PREFEITURA" (Portuguese for prefecture).  It appears to be a municipal vehicle.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 05:12:36 PM
For the record, the lettering on that truck is "PREFEITURA" (Portuguese for prefecture).  It appears to be a municipal vehicle.

Thanks!  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 05:18:27 PM
I think airing a decoy team in the promo would not only be a first but quite devious and unnecessary. CBS has not been even close to being that guarded with their videos this year. It would be odd to see them go to such lengths, imo.

I personally still find it the most telling, beyond all these other subtleties, that Zev and Justin are the only team that is not shown past the Rio pitstop.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 05:23:11 PM
I think airing a decoy team in the promo would not only be a first but quite devious and unnecessary. CBS has not been even close to being that guarded with their videos this year. It would be odd to see them go to such lengths, imo.

I personally still find it the most telling, beyond all these other subtleties, that Zev and Justin are the only team that is not shown past the Rio pitstop.

So we are comfortable in thinking that the braided & scarfed Mallory is AFTER the Rio PS?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 05:25:05 PM
This shot was taken between 8:12 and 8:52 am (assumes December 12th)

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/photo%20finsh/18-11-photofinish10sec-caps0103.jpg

I am confident that Chateau is right about his times. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Snooky on May 05, 2011, 05:37:30 PM
I can't recall that I have ever seen any thing like that on the Race but the possibility cannot be dismissed. (Though putting on a headscarf after one has been hot all day is a bit strange.)
Not here to beat a dead horse, but Aaron & Arianne?

Also, I think it could be highly likely that CBS would show decoys in the preview.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: caper on May 05, 2011, 05:40:02 PM
I have been watching the promo over and over. The weirdest thing I found that was in Miami, Jen and Kisha were not carrying anything on them. No backpacks or fannypacks at all... I wonder where they keep their clues with them and I think it is a amazing race rule to have the "race fannypack" with them at all times in the race.
From this, I wonder if they could be the decoys of this final leg of the race.
Just my 2 cents.

Sometimes teams put their fanny packs in their Backpacks and it's possible they left their backpacks in the Taxi or they dropped them to the ground to read their clues or run faster...

Going back to this idea - I think speedrace does have a point. It's possible that Kisha/Jen dropped their fanny packs or something but it doesn't seem likely. Teams are usually very, very careful about keeping their fanny packs with them because of passports. Like in Japan, when Ron and Christina freaked out because Christina's fanny pack was missing. I don't think teams would risk losing their fanny pack if the taxi driver drove off or something.

As for the fanny pack being in their backpack and then they dropped their backpack - that seems possible, but it seems a little unlikely that both caps of them would show them without any fanny pack/backpack. Like the Globetrotters, in both screencaps, you can see that they don't have their backpacks but they've still kept their fanny packs with them.

Unless we've had any confirmation that Kisha/Jen are in the Final 3, I think it's possible they could be that last eliminated decoy team  :duno:

I think Jen is wearing her fanny pack purse-like in the 1st pic - you can just make out the strap.  In the 2nd pic it looks like they got wet from at least the  waist down - I would think she took the fanny pack off to keep it dry.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: connayyy on May 05, 2011, 05:45:34 PM
I have been watching the promo over and over. The weirdest thing I found that was in Miami, Jen and Kisha were not carrying anything on them. No backpacks or fannypacks at all... I wonder where they keep their clues with them and I think it is a amazing race rule to have the "race fannypack" with them at all times in the race.
From this, I wonder if they could be the decoys of this final leg of the race.
Just my 2 cents.

Sometimes teams put their fanny packs in their Backpacks and it's possible they left their backpacks in the Taxi or they dropped them to the ground to read their clues or run faster...

Going back to this idea - I think speedrace does have a point. It's possible that Kisha/Jen dropped their fanny packs or something but it doesn't seem likely. Teams are usually very, very careful about keeping their fanny packs with them because of passports. Like in Japan, when Ron and Christina freaked out because Christina's fanny pack was missing. I don't think teams would risk losing their fanny pack if the taxi driver drove off or something.

As for the fanny pack being in their backpack and then they dropped their backpack - that seems possible, but it seems a little unlikely that both caps of them would show them without any fanny pack/backpack. Like the Globetrotters, in both screencaps, you can see that they don't have their backpacks but they've still kept their fanny packs with them.

Unless we've had any confirmation that Kisha/Jen are in the Final 3, I think it's possible they could be that last eliminated decoy team  :duno:

I think Jen is wearing her fanny pack purse-like in the 1st pic - you can just make out the strap.  In the 2nd pic it looks like they got wet from at least the  waist down - I would think she took the fanny pack off to keep it dry.  :duno:

I see it now. Thanks caper!  :hearts:

Still seems weird that CBS would more or less give away the final elimination if it's Zev/Justin, but I'm definitely seeing the evidence.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kgallant46 on May 05, 2011, 06:07:26 PM
In CBS' defense, I think most people just watch the promos instead of analyze them.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: littlewop on May 05, 2011, 06:10:50 PM
Still seems weird that CBS would more or less give away the final elimination if it's Zev/Justin, but I'm definitely seeing the evidence.

To the average viewer. nothing is given away.  They see a preview with all 4 teams.  It's only the spoiler seekers and detectives that realize they are seen in Rio but not Miami.  That's why they showed them on the beach.  Most people will assume a beach in Miami.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2011, 06:32:17 PM
Very true, in fact a majority of TAR viewers probably never seek out all that web content. I have friends and family who are "normal TAR viewers," from the content that they have seen they don't even know that teams go to Rio. It doesn't show that in the episode preview which is as far into the future as many go. The members on here are probably most of the people in the world that are interested in that kind of in depth content.
I just wonder sometimes because CBS knows we exist, maybe they drop us some hints on purpose. We are their superfans after all and the detecting makes the experience more enjoyable, for me at least.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Dånooky on May 05, 2011, 06:42:37 PM
OMG! I just realized that Jen has the magical magnetic bracelet that helps you keep your balance!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: AmazingRace n00b on May 05, 2011, 06:58:28 PM
OMG! I just realized that Jen has the magical magnetic bracelet that helps you keep your balance!
haha I noticed that too.  At first glance I thought she was wearing two watches but then I realized what it really was. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: connayyy on May 05, 2011, 08:07:10 PM
Very true, in fact a majority of TAR viewers probably never seek out all that web content. I have friends and family who are "normal TAR viewers," from the content that they have seen they don't even know that teams go to Rio. It doesn't show that in the episode preview which is as far into the future as many go. The members on here are probably most of the people in the world that are interested in that kind of in depth content.
I just wonder sometimes because CBS knows we exist, maybe they drop us some hints on purpose. We are their superfans after all and the detecting makes the experience more enjoyable, for me at least.

Yeah, I realize that most people don't pick up on everything in previews. But I guess something still seems off for me after watching the promos - like the promo actually says "The coolest place on the planet, Miami beach!" before flashing to a scene of the Globetrotters in Miami and then Kisha and Jen in Miami. Then they switch to a different topic as they show Gary and Mallory in Brazil. It seems weird that they would literally go "Miami beach!" -flash to teams in Miami- I mean you can't get more obvious than that!

Or maybe it's all reverse psychology  :lol: And of course I love the detecting too! It makes the season more fun  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 05, 2011, 11:01:33 PM
Very true, in fact a majority of TAR viewers probably never seek out all that web content. I have friends and family who are "normal TAR viewers," from the content that they have seen they don't even know that teams go to Rio. It doesn't show that in the episode preview which is as far into the future as many go. The members on here are probably most of the people in the world that are interested in that kind of in depth content.
I just wonder sometimes because CBS knows we exist, maybe they drop us some hints on purpose. We are their superfans after all and the detecting makes the experience more enjoyable, for me at least.

Yeah, I realize that most people don't pick up on everything in previews. But I guess something still seems off for me after watching the promos - like the promo actually says "The coolest place on the planet, Miami beach!" before flashing to a scene of the Globetrotters in Miami and then Kisha and Jen in Miami. Then they switch to a different topic as they show Gary and Mallory in Brazil. It seems weird that they would literally go "Miami beach!" -flash to teams in Miami- I mean you can't get more obvious than that!

Or maybe it's all reverse psychology  :lol: And of course I love the detecting too! It makes the season more fun  :hearts:

I know the majority of reality fans out there don't like to be spoiled.  I could read spoilers all day and still watch the show to see it play out.  The spoilers are what make the show for me.  That's why I don't get why those awesome TAR detectives just don't spill it to those who really want to know, like me! LMAO  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: myesha on May 06, 2011, 12:37:09 AM
I've been trying to figure out who this is since the promo came out. I wonder why the only good shot we get from a boat is the globetrotters? It's possible that the third place team is never shown on a boat if they are transporting teams to the finish line.

I would definitely say the team is Jen/Kisha shown in the boat. (IMO)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2011, 07:06:05 AM
:welcome: to RFF, myesha!
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Post by: missdesire on May 06, 2011, 08:43:27 AM
PROMO 1 CAPS (??Florida??)


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Hello!!! I'm a newbie here and I am a TRUE TAR fan!!!
I would really like the GT or KJ to win this. I've always like both of those teams. Now by the promo that is being shown on CBS and when they say that it will be a photo finish to the finish line, they kind of gave it away. When they say that it means to me that both the GT and KJ are the fastest team on the race when it comes to running so both of them could be racing to the pit stop. JMO
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: apskip on May 06, 2011, 09:18:01 AM
For all you fans who believe that CBS "Gives things away" about the ending, even if it is only minute clues that great detectives could detect, I say that I have a Bridge located in Brooklyn to sell you! CBS is a master of the artful dodge and misleading promos to make you think you know what will happen. On most legs, that may actually be true, but never on the final leg. Please notice that the very few at RFF who may know what went down take extra care to not reveal anything about the ending because in AR11 when that strategy was not followed the results were catastrophic.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: TexasLady on May 06, 2011, 09:33:45 AM
Please notice that the very few at RFF who may know what went down take extra care to not reveal anything about the ending because in AR11 when that strategy was not followed the results were catastrophic.

Well said apskip!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: littlewop on May 06, 2011, 09:40:51 AM
Could someone briefly tell me, or send me a PM, what happened regarding TAR 11?  I wasn't a memeber here until after that season.  Thanks  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 06, 2011, 09:42:37 AM
For all you fans who believe that CBS "Gives things away" about the ending, even if it is only minute clues that great detectives could detect, I say that I have a Bridge located in Brooklyn to sell you! CBS is a master of the artful dodge and misleading promos to make you think you know what will happen. On most legs, that may actually be true, but never on the final leg. Please notice that the very few at RFF who may know what went down take extra care to not reveal anything about the ending because in AR11 when that strategy was not followed the results were catastrophic.

What happened?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2011, 09:47:20 AM
An exact boot list for TAR 11 surfaced and was revealed here on RFF. This made watching the season boring.
I can understand why such information is withheld from us this year. It makes watching the show more enjoyable. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 06, 2011, 10:19:48 AM
An exact boot list for TAR 11 surfaced and was revealed here on RFF. This made watching the season boring.
I can understand why such information is withheld from us this year. It makes watching the show more enjoyable. :tup:

Thanks Prophet...

See, I am the opposite.  I like the picking apart the promo's and stuff but I also like to know what is what.  That makes it more enjoyable for me.  I would prefer to know at least the F3 in a season because then I can get behind those teams and cheer them on and be happy with the outcome rather than getting behind a team who is out in the 5th or 6th or even 10th leg...  Knowing the winner would even triple the pleasure of watching for me.  :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: speedrace on May 06, 2011, 11:06:55 AM
In the first promo, at the end the globetrotters said "We're in a hurry for one million dollars". But in fact, it's an edit as you will notice the cut at "We're in a hurry" and "for one million dollars".
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: littlewop on May 06, 2011, 11:10:22 AM
Thanks Prophet  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 06, 2011, 11:25:14 AM
Something that I remembered, and can't get out of my head, is how Kisha/Jen got U-Turned in their original season because Tammy/Victor couldn't outrun them (in that one infamous China leg's Pit Stop footrace)......and the GTs got beat in a footrace in their original season by Sam/Dan (to a Pit Stop).


Plus, it's hilarious how the preview that states "photo finish" gave away something completely huge....which was mentioned already in either in this thread or somewhere else.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2011, 12:07:48 PM
In the first promo, at the end the globetrotters said "We're in a hurry for one million dollars". But in fact, it's an edit as you will notice the cut at "We're in a hurry" and "for one million dollars".

I think that is an editing trick for drama's sake. It's a common tactic to cut like that sometimes. I don't think the audio is spliced in from another scene but I guess it could be.

Something that I remembered, and can't get out of my head, is how Kisha/Jen got U-Turned in their original season because Tammy/Victor couldn't outrun them (in that one infamous China leg's Pit Stop footrace)......and the GTs got beat in a footrace in their original season by Sam/Dan (to a Pit Stop).

Plus, it's hilarious how the preview that states "photo finish" gave away something completely huge....which was mentioned already in this thread.

It would be interesting if somehow the trotters got beat in a long distance run because they are not used to that sort of thing. The sisters are in good shape.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: littlewop on May 06, 2011, 12:48:23 PM
Something that I remembered, and can't get out of my head, is how Kisha/Jen got U-Turned in their original season because Tammy/Victor couldn't outrun them (in that one infamous China leg's Pit Stop footrace)......and the GTs got beat in a footrace in their original season by Sam/Dan (to a Pit Stop).


Plus, it's hilarious how the preview that states "photo finish" gave away something completely huge....which was mentioned already in either in this thread or somewhere else.

What was the "something completely huge"?  I'm lost... :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 06, 2011, 01:22:03 PM
We did have a cap when Eric and Jeremy won that TOTALLY gave the winner away....
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2011, 01:25:28 PM
We did have a cap when Eric and Jeremy won that TOTALLY gave the winner away....

Eric and Jeremy didn't win. ??? And season 11 was spoiled so you mean BJ and Tyler?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 06, 2011, 01:29:35 PM
SOMEBODY Was spoiled! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: apskip on May 06, 2011, 07:36:21 PM
Something that I remembered, and can't get out of my head, is how Kisha/Jen got U-Turned in their original season because Tammy/Victor couldn't outrun them (in that one infamous China leg's Pit Stop footrace)......and the GTs got beat in a footrace in their original season by Sam/Dan (to a Pit Stop).


Plus, it's hilarious how the preview that states "photo finish" gave away something completely huge....which was mentioned already in either in this thread or somewhere else.
Your statement about the Globetrotters finishing on the losing end of a footrace to Sam and Dan in AR15 has caused me to look it up in what I have written about Episode 4 finishing at Wat Phnom. That was the only episode in AR15 in which those teams finished #1/#2.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 06, 2011, 08:30:57 PM
Along those lines, Phil made an interesting unprovoked comment about these two teams in his TvGuide interview:

Quote
With Kisha and Jen, Jen is probably the fittest person left, even fitter than the Globetrotters, I think...
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25250.msg611226.html#msg611226
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: apskip on May 06, 2011, 09:03:03 PM
So a mild version of a memory challenge will be part of the final leg if we believe Phil. I want to speculate on which teams are in better position to win because of that:

Nate/Herb - based on the "Franz" episode in Prague in AR15, I can't imagine them doing well on a decent memory challenge
Kisha/Jen - they are university graduates; they might be good at this
Gary/Mallory - Gary could be exceptional at this; I cannot imagine that Mallory would be focused enough
Zev/Justin - they also might be good at this

My conclusion is that there is no clearcut team that would have a distinct edge, but I think Gary is the individual who would do best.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Jobby on May 06, 2011, 10:58:08 PM
So a mild version of a memory challenge will be part of the final leg. I want to speculate on which teams are in better position to win because of that:

Nate/Herb - based on the "Franz" episode in Prague in AR15, I can't imagine them doing well on a decent memory challenge
Kisha/Jen - they are university graduates; they might be good at this
Gary/Mallory - Gary could be exceptional at this; I cannot imagine that Mallory would be focused enough
Zev/Justin - they also might be good at this

My conclusion is that there is no clearcut team that would have a distinct edge, but I think Gary is the individual who would do best.

I actually agree with you on that. Another person which i think might do well would be Justin. He's really calm and level-headed most of the time.

That is if they make it till the end. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on May 06, 2011, 11:02:32 PM
I speculate the Zev & Justin will be eliminated in Rio.
and That Kisha & Jenn win the race ( I Hope) Another All Female Team Winner!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :) :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Jobby on May 06, 2011, 11:17:29 PM
O m g. I just realized there's no FF this season? Did they completely remove it? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Dånooky on May 06, 2011, 11:32:50 PM
O m g. I just realized there's no FF this season? Did they completely remove it? :duno:
The whole theme of this season was making it hard and difficult
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Jobby on May 07, 2011, 12:57:54 AM
I know... but it's a game element... FF can be hard too!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2011, 07:47:36 AM
O m g. I just realized there's no FF this season? Did they completely remove it? :duno:

:lol3: :funny:

You're quite the entertainer Joab. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 07, 2011, 08:02:24 AM
So a mild version of a memory challenge will be part of the final leg. I want to speculate on which teams are in better position to win because of that:

Nate/Herb - based on the "Franz" episode in Prague in AR15, I can't imagine them doing well on a decent memory challenge
Kisha/Jen - they are university graduates; they might be good at this
Gary/Mallory - Gary could be exceptional at this; I cannot imagine that Mallory would be focused enough
Zev/Justin - they also might be good at this

My conclusion is that there is no clearcut team that would have a distinct edge, but I think Gary is the individual who
would do best.

After the Rio Roadblock all the teams will be even in the Roadblock tasks.

Herb would do better at the memory than Nate
Jen might do better than Kisha at the memory
Gary could possibly be better but I think Mallory, although she seems a little ditzy, is pretty smart and focused as well.
Justin would most definitely do better at this than Zev.

I hope that Nate does the final RB because I want them slowed down... Do not want them to win!  :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2011, 09:04:18 AM
The final mental task may or may not be a roadblock. They have certainly done both. What I wonder is, if the final task is a roadblock what other task will they have to perform as there is probably not a detour in Florida.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 07, 2011, 09:47:01 AM
The final mental task may or may not be a roadblock. They have certainly done both. What I wonder is, if the final task is a roadblock what other task will they have to perform as there is probably not a detour in Florida.

Phil indicated that there will be lot's of water... on the water, in the water, under the water or was that the overall season he was referring to ???
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: themikko95 on May 07, 2011, 10:19:16 AM
i bet the finale is going to be suuuuper cool. and a photo finish? that would make history! i think the closest finish was Chris & Alex beating Tara & Will by 20 seconds (estimate) :ascared
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 07, 2011, 10:30:12 AM
Hmmmm... I hear no memory task at all.

And the RB   MAY be a "build a trailer" task!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: apskip on May 07, 2011, 10:40:20 AM
i bet the finale is going to be suuuuper cool. and a photo finish? that would make history! i think the closest finish was Chris & Alex beating Tara & Will by 20 seconds (estimate) :ascared
themikko95,

You are correct about AR2 finish being the closest in Amazing Race history; I heard about 10 seconds, but no need to quibble on that. What was interesting in retrospect is that World Race Productions designed the "run to the Finish Line" much shorter for all subsequent races. AR18 may break that trend by having a very long run down that causeway to the Finish Line.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 07, 2011, 10:53:02 AM
Hmmmm... I hear no memory task at all.

And the RB   MAY be a "build a trailer" task!!

Here is snippet from Phil's interview with TV Guide:

I assume there will be a memory challenge in the last leg.
Keoghan: Yes. We always like to put in challenges that require teams to have to think, for sure. This one is not as blatant as other seasons we have done, where we've really made it a "take yourselves back and remember when you did this, that and the other." We just tried to mix it up a little bit, but they definitely have to think. And the other tasks — you'll see them on top of the water, in the water, under the water, next to the water. There's a lot of water involved. ... [Kisha and Jen don't swim], and that might come into play. I don't know if you can just get over that. I think the challenges test the teams equally.

Note:
But this doesn't mean they don't build a trailer too!  That is possible.



Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: stageman96 on May 07, 2011, 11:47:21 AM
Peach, would you say we have enough info to figure out the winner??
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2011, 11:54:57 AM
This was the most telling phrase for me, I don't think he is disagreeing with peach.  :lol:


Quote
Keoghan: Yes. We always like to put in challenges that require teams to have to think, for sure. This one is not as blatant as other seasons we have done, where we've really made it a "take yourselves back and remember when you did this, that and the other."


I read that as not a "put things in order from the season" like TAR 9 or 12 or 13 or 14, etc. but more like TAR 5 or 11 or something we haven't seen.


Do you mean a modular home peach? There are plenty of those on Key Largo.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: AmazingRace n00b on May 07, 2011, 12:17:59 PM
This was the most telling phrase for me, I don't think he is disagreeing with peach.  :lol:


Quote
Keoghan: Yes. We always like to put in challenges that require teams to have to think, for sure. This one is not as blatant as other seasons we have done, where we've really made it a "take yourselves back and remember when you did this, that and the other."


I read that as not a "put things in order from the season" like TAR 9 or 12 or 13 or 14, etc. but more like TAR 5 or 11 or something we haven't seen.


Do you mean a modular home peach? There are plenty of those on Key Largo.

I assumed she meant a trailer like a movie trailer.  Like maybe they have to piece together a set of clips to make a trailer for a specific episode, but there are other clips from other episodes thrown in as well and they have to pick out the ones that don't belong.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: lovetherace on May 07, 2011, 02:18:01 PM
Or a boat trailer?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 07, 2011, 02:18:49 PM
Something that I remembered, and can't get out of my head, is how Kisha/Jen got U-Turned in their original season because Tammy/Victor couldn't outrun them (in that one infamous China leg's Pit Stop footrace)......and the GTs got beat in a footrace in their original season by Sam/Dan (to a Pit Stop).


Plus, it's hilarious how the preview that states "photo finish" gave away something completely huge....which was mentioned already in either in this thread or somewhere else.

What was the "something completely huge"?  I'm lost... :duno:


The vaguest of hints....maybe? Don't over-think it.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCOz38TplU-YsOI3YS0MVMOnNH0tPRmHhsyp8ngtsBOSzBwDOb0A)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2011, 02:28:29 PM
Somebody (Zev and Justin?) has to play catch up because of a mistake. (Switching detours?)
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: LoveRocked on May 07, 2011, 04:36:27 PM
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Finale-Keoghan-1032777.aspx (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Amazing-Race-Finale-Keoghan-1032777.aspx)

Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: apskip on May 07, 2011, 05:19:54 PM
Twitter entry from 1 hour ago:
murtzjaffer Murtz Jaffer
Time for my official Amazing Race finale prediction. I think that Gary and Mallory will become first father/daughter team to win!

One hour earlier, he also twittered that he was in San Diego for the wedding of Meghan and Cheyne.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: jiajia12 on May 07, 2011, 05:24:47 PM
Erinn from Survivor mentioned on a Pod Cast,That she'll ask Mallory for .....  to goto premier of 180..
speculations :<3
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 07, 2011, 05:29:25 PM
(http://www.cbs.com/hp/2010/images/marquee_v2/20110507/AR18_5_7_HP2011.jpg)


This picture is on the CBS homepage when you click on The Amazing Race where it's scheduled on the right side of the page (along with 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and CSI: Miami). Then, if you go to the TAR page, there's another photo of the GTs and Gary/Mallory at the Brazilian drinks Detour. Hmmmm......


And, you're on the right track, Prophet.

Edit again...I didn't realize this photo was posted in the Brazil thread. How they placed these two photos is just strange, to me personally.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Prophet on May 07, 2011, 05:50:45 PM
Well I rethought the clue and decided it probably has something to do with the finale. Phil did say the lead would change several times.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Lucybell on May 07, 2011, 06:20:26 PM
One hour earlier, he also twittered that he was in San Diego for the wedding of Meghan and Cheyne.

Awww It took them long enough to tie the knot, sheez! LOL  Happy for them! Perfect couple.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: Polaroid on May 07, 2011, 11:03:17 PM
Something that I remembered, and can't get out of my head, is how Kisha/Jen got U-Turned in their original season because Tammy/Victor couldn't outrun them (in that one infamous China leg's Pit Stop footrace)......and the GTs got beat in a footrace in their original season by Sam/Dan (to a Pit Stop).


Plus, it's hilarious how the preview that states "photo finish" gave away something completely huge....which was mentioned already in either in this thread or somewhere else.

What was the "something completely huge"?  I'm lost... :duno:


The vaguest of hints....maybe? Don't over-think it.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCOz38TplU-YsOI3YS0MVMOnNH0tPRmHhsyp8ngtsBOSzBwDOb0A)

A team catches up to the leading team at the end for a "photo finish"?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 08, 2011, 01:24:45 AM
Marina Stadium pics taken yesterday....

compare to this one...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/FINALE%20EPISODE/Promo%201/18-11-promo1-capsv20196.jpg)

Chateau now believes that it IS a match...if so, that would mean that the RB was at Marina Stadium...and the "build a Trailer" would refer to a boat trailer?


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5547.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5548.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5549.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5550.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5551.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5552.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5552.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5555.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/IMG_5556.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20miami%20MARINA/TARmarina.png)




Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 08, 2011, 01:58:31 AM
Predictions need to be in the Finale Spec thread please!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,24308.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: georgiapeach on May 08, 2011, 02:59:49 AM
NEW sports promo up in post 2!!
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Post by: mike4lyf on May 08, 2011, 05:17:13 AM
@ 0.08 in the sports promo, is Big Easy carrying a camera?

Is this the 'photo finish' we are looking at?
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 08, 2011, 02:26:33 PM
You WILL be seeing this place tonight!!

Underwater task...  possibly done by one team member.


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Finale%20LIVE%2012-13-10/Picture722.jpg)
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Post by: Prophet on May 08, 2011, 02:34:28 PM
So they get the roadblock clue at the marina and drive down to largo to do it at Jules Undersea Lodge?

It looks like a really cool place, and the kind of thing they usually showcase in the finale's procedural roadblock.
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Post by: Lucybell on May 08, 2011, 02:50:32 PM
So they get the roadblock clue at the marina and drive down to largo to do it at Jules Undersea Lodge?

It looks like a really cool place, and the kind of thing they usually showcase in the finale's procedural roadblock.

We know that Jen won't be doing that one!  :lol3:
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Post by: Prophet on May 08, 2011, 02:52:13 PM
It's funny because the first roadblock involved scuba diving...
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Post by: countryboy270 on May 08, 2011, 02:52:51 PM
Reports coming out of Union County, KY (Morganfield) is that Gary and Mallory won, with donating the money to help start up a Catholic high school that is being talked about built. All of the ervins attended the lone catholic elementary and middle school (St. Anns K-8th) but there is only 1 high school in Union County.
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Post by: Lucybell on May 08, 2011, 02:54:47 PM
Reports coming out of Union County, KY (Morganfield) is that Gary and Mallory won, with donating the money to help start up a Catholic high school that is being talked about built. All of the ervins attended the lone catholic elementary and middle school (St. Anns K-8th) but there is only 1 high school in Union County.

That make's their winning all the sweeter! LOVE IT!
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Post by: Prophet on May 08, 2011, 02:58:00 PM
They may be the best winners ever! They have truly enjoyed the Race because they were true fans as well as loving each place they visited. They also showed the world how to get along with each other and other teams and have fun while running a very competitive and strong race.
And they did not do it all for the money but to have fun, be together, and perform well.
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Post by: north09 on May 08, 2011, 03:07:33 PM
Reports coming out of Union County, KY (Morganfield) is that Gary and Mallory won, with donating the money to help start up a Catholic high school that is being talked about built. All of the ervins attended the lone catholic elementary and middle school (St. Anns K-8th) but there is only 1 high school in Union County.

That make's their winning all the sweeter! LOVE IT!

What a selfless act. If this is true, I will be happy to share in the celebration of their win. As Prophet has said, they are true fans of the show. I think both Gary & Mallory represent the true fan that never misses an episode
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 08, 2011, 03:23:52 PM
I am neither confirming nor denying anything!!
(http://planetsmilies.net/angel-smiley-5097.gif)

But ALL sources at this stage should be viewed with a critical eye. ;)

And remember, there are two legs tonight, so another FIRST PLACE MAT before our FINAL THREE photo finish!!

AND THIS  IS NOT THE SPECULATION THREAD! :lol:
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Post by: raina on May 08, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
I've missed out on all the fun, but thankfully got back in time for the finale!  Can't wait.  While I hope it's Gary and Mallory or Jen and Kisha, I'm going to mentally prepare myself for a Globetrotters win.  A team I've wanted to win has never won TAR.  Surprisingly TARUB had six of those teams return. :)

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful race.  I started following the board around the time y'all were getting Australia tweets and it was amazing to see it unfold.

---
Related to this thread and on topic - it would be cool if the "sort of" memory task was an underwater one!  
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Post by: Lucybell on May 08, 2011, 03:57:24 PM
I am neither confirming nor denying anything!!
(http://planetsmilies.net/angel-smiley-5097.gif)

But ALL sources at this stage should be viewed with a critical eye. ;)

And remember, there are two legs tonight, so another FIRST PLACE MAT before our FINAL THREE photo finish!!

AND THIS  IS NOT THE SPECULATION THREAD! :lol:

I am getting pouty!  :neener:

Jeez Peachy we are soooooo close the end here.  I don't like this feeling of second guessing, it rubs me the wrong way.  Teasing has gone to a whole new level with you!  :knuckles:  :'(  :lol3:
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Post by: raina on May 08, 2011, 04:03:58 PM
Critical eye - is that clue?  So eye, eye of the tiger, tigers are found in India and GTs won one of those legs and G&M won the other, so that means it's either of those two.

Or maybe Critical Eye  means someone who pays attention to details and sometimes ppl with AS don't see the big picture b/c they focus on the details.. so that's saying Zev and Justin lose out b/c of that.

OR maybe critical eye means the CBS Eye and what's on there - March Madness and who is related to basketball Jen and Kisha or the GTs, so it's about them!  :waves:

Okay I'll stop, but I could totally come up with 80 more.  :neener:
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Post by: Lucybell on May 08, 2011, 04:08:19 PM
Critical eye - is that clue?  So eye, eye of the tiger, tigers are found in India and GTs won one of those legs and G&M won the other, so that means it's either of those two.

Or maybe Critical Eye  means someone who pays attention to details and sometimes ppl with AS don't see the big picture b/c they focus on the details.. so that's saying Zev and Justin lose out b/c of that.

OR maybe critical eye means the CBS Eye and what's on there - March Madness and who is related to basketball Jen and Kisha or the GTs, so it's about them!  :waves:

Okay I'll stop, but I could totally come up with 80 more.  :neener:


GAHHHHHHHH!  )-**
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Post by: Prophet on May 08, 2011, 04:14:26 PM
raina, how about the emphasis on the first place mat?
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Post by: anon1akacolby on May 08, 2011, 05:00:17 PM
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And remember, there are two legs tonight, so another FIRST PLACE MAT before our FINAL THREE photo finish!!

My guesses.....

1.  Zev/Justin have won the most 1st place finishes (4 total) of all the teams in the final 4 so they win the they make
add a 5th to it and make it to the final 3. 

OR

2.  FT/BE won 1st place on the last leg so they win the next leg to make it to the final 3.

My wish if for #1 to happen but sadly it seems that all evidence seems to go against that.  :( 

Looking forward to tonight!  Enjoy the show everyone!
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Post by: raina on May 08, 2011, 07:06:30 PM
raina, how about the emphasis on the first place mat?
This is late, but I think it means Kisha and Jen win since they've never placed in first place before.  Just random speculation.
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Post by: Amazing Race Fanatic on May 08, 2011, 08:18:34 PM
Kisha and Jen are gunna come from behind and beat the Globetrotters.
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Post by: seattlesleuth2 on May 09, 2011, 01:21:55 PM
Congrats to Jen and Keisha!! Now that this season is over, has the next season started?  I remember way back when we were still watching last season while this season was being filmed.  Has anyone heard anything about next season?
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Post by: Prophet on May 09, 2011, 01:23:54 PM
Congrats to Jen and Keisha!! Now that this season is over, has the next season started?  I remember way back when we were still watching last season while this season was being filmed.  Has anyone heard anything about next season?

Phil said in an interview that they would start recording TAR 19 this summer. I would assume June. :duno:
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Post by: auburnsuperfan97 on May 09, 2011, 04:04:26 PM
Congrats to Jen and Keisha!! Now that this season is over, has the next season started?  I remember way back when we were still watching last season while this season was being filmed.  Has anyone heard anything about next season?

Phil said in an interview that they would start recording TAR 19 this summer. I would assume June. :duno:
  I hate going until like September without the amazing race  (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) lol
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on May 09, 2011, 04:07:14 PM
Late-May was the start of TAR17. I would assume around the same for TAR19...
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Post by: BayBay on May 09, 2011, 04:09:53 PM
Congrats to Jen and Keisha!! Now that this season is over, has the next season started?  I remember way back when we were still watching last season while this season was being filmed.  Has anyone heard anything about next season?

Phil said in an interview that they would start recording TAR 19 this summer. I would assume June. :duno:
  I hate going until like September without the amazing race  (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) lol

TAR Australia starts next Monday (Sunday American Time!)
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Post by: Lucybell on May 09, 2011, 04:25:49 PM
Congrats to Jen and Keisha!! Now that this season is over, has the next season started?  I remember way back when we were still watching last season while this season was being filmed.  Has anyone heard anything about next season?

Phil said in an interview that they would start recording TAR 19 this summer. I would assume June. :duno:
  I hate going until like September without the amazing race  (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) lol

We still have Survivor and Big Brother Starts soon to fill some of the TAR void. LOL
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Post by: Prophet on May 09, 2011, 05:24:20 PM
Nothing fills the race void :(

I think/hope the first week of June for TAR19. But who knows.
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Post by: AmazingRace on May 09, 2011, 07:22:50 PM
Nothing fills the race void :(

I think/hope the first week of June for TAR19. But who knows.

Well, you can watch TAR seasons you have not watched on YouTube.  ;)
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Post by: seattlesleuth2 on May 09, 2011, 07:27:34 PM
Congrats to Jen and Keisha!! Now that this season is over, has the next season started?  I remember way back when we were still watching last season while this season was being filmed.  Has anyone heard anything about next season?

Phil said in an interview that they would start recording TAR 19 this summer. I would assume June. :duno:
  I hate going until like September without the amazing race  (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) lol
  Thanks for the reply.  I'm with you I hate waiting for the race to start.   And like someone below says, TAR Australia starts next week, I sure wish we in the US could see the other series of this show.
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Post by: Lucybell on May 09, 2011, 07:50:53 PM
Thanks for the reply.  I'm with you I hate waiting for the race to start.   And like someone below says, TAR Australia starts next week, I sure wish we in the US could see the other series of this show.

That would be great... Cable syndicated or something... Hum Maybe we should start writing to the cable networks!!
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Post by: lovetherace on May 09, 2011, 08:34:19 PM
FYI - there's an interesting interview with K/J up at www.realitytvworld.com.  Don't know if it's been mentioned anywhere, but apparently there were a bunch of riddles they had to solve to get to the undersea lodge (similar to the finale for S17?) that we didn't see.  Think all we saw was "subtract 4 from 33" but there was more than that...Keisha says they had to Google the information for a couple of them.  Wonder why TPTB didn't show that, and how if affected G/M.  Will have to go back and watch the end with this in mind.
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Post by: Prophet on May 09, 2011, 08:57:02 PM
Thanks! Some thoughts:

I like how Jen avoids whether or not they knew Nat and Kat had won, especially after Kisha tries to allude to it and she shuts that down.  :lol: She probably didn't want to get someone in trouble.

They were studying for a memory task, maybe why there wasn't one.

They take the high road about teams copying their trailer

I love their theory on running the Race. "On every leg beat one team, on the last leg beat two" It works!

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Post by: lovetherace on May 09, 2011, 10:59:59 PM
I guess if I'd just won a million dollars, I'd be able to take the high road too!

They also didn't mind giving the GTs the answer to the measuring task a few legs back, so maybe having them (and G/M) look at the trailer setup wasn't a big deal to them. Not sure it would have occurred to me in the heat of the moment to wipe out the set up when I got my clue - I'd just run for the pit stop!  They were careful to sneak around and stay low on the island though. 

Good point about the reference to Nat and Kat.  Do you know, once they choose the teams and are getting ready to shoot, are they sequestered at all beforehand?  How much of S17 would the S18 people have been able to see?  Will be curious to go back and look at the timeline.

Agree about their theory - it sounds like something an athlete would think of...
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Post by: Dånooky on May 10, 2011, 12:02:02 AM
They could have wiped off their trailer like Dan & Jordan disassembled their portrait set, but at that point if all teams are just copying the same picture, the whole point is to be able to find the differences
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Post by: themikko95 on May 10, 2011, 01:19:04 AM
Congrats to Jen and Keisha!! Now that this season is over, has the next season started?  I remember way back when we were still watching last season while this season was being filmed.  Has anyone heard anything about next season?

Phil said in an interview that they would start recording TAR 19 this summer. I would assume June. :duno:
  I hate going until like September without the amazing race  (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) (:;) lol

TAR Australia starts next Monday (Sunday American Time!)
really!? yay! Amazing race all year round! get ready for the Aussie accent :hearts:
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Post by: mds1978 on May 10, 2011, 03:54:06 AM
Anyone know how long they spent doing each task? Since they arrived early in Miami and reached the finish line around sunset, those tasks were obviously pretty time consuming. I presume they were at the trailer park task for several hours. And have they revealed how much time elapsed between k/j and g/m reaching the finish line?

I'd also love some behind the scenes info about how elaborate the decoy racer system is...take miami for instance, we all saw pics of the teams at the airport, but did each get a cab? Did they all have decoy camera men with them? Where did they go? Do the decoy teams do the actual tasks ever?

Lastly, I know that any cab drivers seen on camera have to sign releases, but do they have to agree to not divulge any information about who they're transporting or where they drove the teams? Like what if K/J's taxi driver happened to be a superfan and wanted to post everything that happened that day on RFF forums?
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Post by: apskip on May 10, 2011, 07:08:26 AM

Good point about the reference to Nat and Kat.  Do you know, once they choose the teams and are getting ready to shoot, are they sequestered at all beforehand?  How much of S17 would the S18 people have been able to see?  Will be curious to go back and look at the timeline.

This is easy to remember. The AR17 telecast ended Dec. 12, so the last several telecasts that happened after AR18 filming started were:
Nov. 21
Nov. 28
Dec.5
Dec.12

As some of us remember, the AR17 finale was the night before the AR18 end of filming, which means that no F6 team in AR18 was able to see it. However, all teams brought back from sequester for the AR18 finale would have had that opportunity.
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Post by: Prophet on May 10, 2011, 08:02:35 AM
apskip, I was thinking more along the lines of that Gary and Mallory knew who won but Jen was adamant about not revealing that source to the interviewer.


Those are great questions mds1978, many of which I have wondered myself. I have always personally assumed that cabbies sign releases not to divulge info. If they did not I think we could have almost every detail of the race before it aired.  :lol: Probably even parts that would never air. I don't think WRP would allow that possibility.

There are answers to your questions about the decoy teams that I hope we will hear soon.
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Post by: Prophet on May 10, 2011, 10:03:06 AM
Here's (http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/s66/the-amazing-race/interviews/a318587/qa-gary--mallory-talk-amazing-race.html) a great interview with Gary and Mallory.


Especially this part:

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It seems like all the blame for your third-place finish is being placed on the cab. Do you think that was the biggest factor in falling behind?
Mallory: "Yeah, it had to be. It's funny because we got out of the airport and got in the cab and it had a GPS and English speaking driver and everything was fine, and then this lady knocked on the window and said she'd been waiting for the cab for 30 minutes. So, we got out and got into a different one. We're nice, polite people so we weren't going to not let her have that cab if she'd been waiting that long but I think it might have lost us a million dollars!"

 :'(  :'(  :'(
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Post by: apskip on May 10, 2011, 10:29:46 AM
Anyone know how long they spent doing each task? Since they arrived early in Miami and reached the finish line around sunset, those tasks were obviously pretty time consuming. I presume they were at the trailer park task for several hours. And have they revealed how much time elapsed between k/j and g/m reaching the finish line?

mds,
I will make a guesstimate of a timeline for Dec. 13 in South Florida, from which you can see that most time was spent in taxis:

Arrive 0936 AA930
Clear customs and ready to go from Miami airport 1015
drive from MIA airport 2100 NW 42nd Ave. Miami to Miami Marine Stadium Marina 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway 11 miles 20 minutes  1035
ROADBLOCK at Marina 15 minutes   1050
drive from 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway to Jules Undersea Lodge 51 Shoreline Drive Key Largo 55 to 59 miles (2 routes, same time) 65 minutes   1155
ROADBLOCK at Jules Undersea Lodge varies from 15 minutes for Big Easy to 30 minutes for Mallory (Gary/Mallory 30 minutes behind from this point on)   1210
drive from Key Largo MM103 to Big Pine Key MM29 74 miles 85 minutes   1335
wade across the channel to Horseshoe Island and find clue box 30 minutes   1405
wade back across the channel to Big Pine Key to find motorboat 30 minutes  1435
fast motorboat ride for 19 miles back to Marathon Key Galway Bay 20 minutes   1455
find Galway Bay Mobile Home Park entrance to get a trailer and roll it to assigned site 10 minutes   1505
set up trailer exterior like model unit in picture in 20 mph wind 30 minutes 1535
walk 2800 feet to beginning of Old Seven Mile Bridge, then tricycle out 2.2 miles to the Finish Line into the wind 35 minutes
LaKisha/Jen finish around 1610, Flight Time/Big Easy finish around 1615, Gary/Mallory finish around 1640

Note that sunset for Miami on December 13, 2010 was at 532pm and for Pigeon Key maybe 2 minutes later.

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Post by: Lucybell on May 10, 2011, 11:27:22 AM
Here's (http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/s66/the-amazing-race/interviews/a318587/qa-gary--mallory-talk-amazing-race.html) a great interview with Gary and Mallory.


Especially this part:

Quote
It seems like all the blame for your third-place finish is being placed on the cab. Do you think that was the biggest factor in falling behind?
Mallory: "Yeah, it had to be. It's funny because we got out of the airport and got in the cab and it had a GPS and English speaking driver and everything was fine, and then this lady knocked on the window and said she'd been waiting for the cab for 30 minutes. So, we got out and got into a different one. We're nice, polite people so we weren't going to not let her have that cab if she'd been waiting that long but I think it might have lost us a million dollars!"

 :'(  :'(  :'(

:'( Why couldn't she have knocked on someone elses window? Like Kisha & Jen's? LOL
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Post by: Prophet on May 10, 2011, 11:28:08 AM
I would have said forget it and tried to pay her to wait a little longer. :lol:

This makes me love Gallory all the more! :<3
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Post by: mds1978 on May 10, 2011, 03:54:42 PM
Yeah, that's sweet and everything...BUT this was a race for a million bucks, not a Miss Congeniality contest! I'm sorry, but you're either there to win a million, or you're there to give the million to someone else. While luck plays a part in determining the outcome of the race, this was not the case with Gallory as much as I had previously thought. This was a choice they made voluntarily, and that blunder cost them the race. I really like them as a team, but that's not the type of decision that people who are in it to win it make. Noble and courteous they are, but cunning and strategic players they are not. Sorry, but after hearing this, I don't think Gallory deserved to win the race.
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Post by: Prophet on May 10, 2011, 03:56:10 PM
I'm afraid most people including myself will disagree with you, mds, that Gallory did not deserve to win, but I do agree with you that if one really wants to win a million dollars then they must be cunning and strategic.
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Post by: slayton on May 10, 2011, 04:54:09 PM
Your time-frame matches up with what Nathaniel said here (http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-flight-time-and-big-easy-talk-about-the-amazing-race-12275.php), apskip.
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Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton: Yeah, well we figured the best time to get gas was while we were doing something instead of us sitting in the car waiting for him to stop and get gas, because that's nerve-wracking, it would seem tougher to do. So we figured if he's going like that -- but it didn't make a big difference, you know? Because at one time or another, everybody had to get gas because it was like a seven-hour leg.   
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Post by: mds1978 on May 10, 2011, 09:22:16 PM
Prophet- I'm only saying that based on Gallory's decision to sacrifice the golden taxi with GPS after they were already supposedly in the car, just cause some lady knocked on the window and complained that she was waiting for the cab...to do that when you're at the home stretch of a race for one million dollars is just incredibly poor judgement, and that was entirely their fault.

I think it's important to point out what actually happened at the airport just because there's a LOT of rage about the taxi screwing over Gallory, and portraying them as victims of a bad taxi driver, and how their bad luck with the taxi cost them the race. But I think the reaction would be a bit different if the editors had shown them sitting in a good taxi but then voluntarily giving it up to be polite...instead of the "Gallory was robbed!!" mentality, the reaction would be a little more balanced, with Gallory sharing in some of the blame for their loss, which would be more accurate. The editors never held back when it came to highlighting everyone else's blunders this season, and Gallory should be no exception.
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Post by: Jobby on May 11, 2011, 03:13:59 AM
Gallory was not robbed, neither have I seen anyone saying that. They're just not destined to win, because they're nice people... isn't it better to put it this way?

They're indeed victims of a bad cab, BECAUSE they chose to give up their good cab for the lady who had been waiting 30 minutes for a cab. So i say they sealed their own fate, which is true.. but they did not blame it on anyone did they?? They only mentioned about the bad cab which they still chose to stick with for like throughout the leg, which is a FACT. They're just pointing out that they LOST because of the bad cab but they're not BLAMING it on the bad cab.

But for the viewers or posts by others, i was definitely just kidding when I "blame" the bad cab because they should have just gotten another one or STOPPED for directions. Ask Jill and Thomas about that and they'll agree with you. But besides their own decision to give up on a good cab because of their character which caused them the win, the bad cab was another main factor which destroyed their chances. Who knows even if they chose not to give up the cab, they would have gotten lost because the cab driver simply suck?

 :lol3: Okay, loads of weird reasoning, but yea. :lol3:
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Post by: Lucybell on May 11, 2011, 09:27:56 AM
Prophet- I'm only saying that based on Gallory's decision to sacrifice the golden taxi with GPS after they were already supposedly in the car, just cause some lady knocked on the window and complained that she was waiting for the cab...to do that when you're at the home stretch of a race for one million dollars is just incredibly poor judgement, and that was entirely their fault.

I think it's important to point out what actually happened at the airport just because there's a LOT of rage about the taxi screwing over Gallory, and portraying them as victims of a bad taxi driver, and how their bad luck with the taxi cost them the race. But I think the reaction would be a bit different if the editors had shown them sitting in a good taxi but then voluntarily giving it up to be polite...instead of the "Gallory was robbed!!" mentality, the reaction would be a little more balanced, with Gallory sharing in some of the blame for their loss, which would be more accurate. The editors never held back when it came to highlighting everyone else's blunders this season, and Gallory should be no exception.

Well, IMO there had to have been plenty of cabs around.  Waiting 30 minutes for a cab my azz! Kisha & Jen got one, Herb & Nate got one as did Gary & Mallory.  This lady saw the filming going on and just wanted her 15 seconds of fame, that's all.   I commend TPTB for not giving that to her. (not showing it). 

As far as them not deserving to win, I say they were the most deserving team to win! But, unfortunately, they didn't. :'(
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Post by: Prophet on May 11, 2011, 09:32:40 AM
I hadn't thought of that but it's a great point, one would think that at Miami International Airport she should have been able to find a cab.

They handle more international flights than any other airport in the country. There should be several dozen cabs on hand at all times at the terminals. I suppose it could have been really busy but it seems an odd coincidence.
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Post by: Belle Book on May 11, 2011, 10:04:32 AM
Yeah, that's sweet and everything...BUT this was a race for a million bucks, not a Miss Congeniality contest! I'm sorry, but you're either there to win a million, or you're there to give the million to someone else. While luck plays a part in determining the outcome of the race, this was not the case with Gallory as much as I had previously thought. This was a choice they made voluntarily, and that blunder cost them the race. I really like them as a team, but that's not the type of decision that people who are in it to win it make. Noble and courteous they are, but cunning and strategic players they are not. Sorry, but after hearing this, I don't think Gallory deserved to win the race.

Actually, I also heard that they tried to convince the lady that they needed the cab, but she was insistent on it.  Maybe they felt that they might get into a fight over it, and it wasn't worth it -- especially if the other teams were already leaving in their taxis.  Remember, every second counts on the last leg.  Besides, how were they to know that their second cab driver would be so bad?

Belle Book
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 11, 2011, 10:13:06 AM
Interesting, because production had called for cabs.
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Post by: Prophet on May 11, 2011, 10:20:54 AM
Interesting, because production had called for cabs.

That makes me even more angry. >:(
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Post by: Lucybell on May 11, 2011, 11:03:17 AM
Interesting, because production had called for cabs.

Yep... The lady just wanted her face on the TV.  Kudo's to producers for leaving her mug on the cutting room floor!
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Post by: Coutzy on May 11, 2011, 11:14:50 AM
Interesting, because production had called for cabs.

Yep... The lady just wanted her face on the TV.  Kudo's to producers for leaving her mug on the cutting room floor!

Before we all assume the lady wanted to get her face on TV, lets consider the possibility that she was just really selfish and wanted a cab right away, like the three teams seemed to be getting right before her eyes.

And of course, there is the possibility that she had been waiting half an hour, which would make the three teams getting cabs instantly even more infuriating. Yes, production called for cabs, but that doesn't mean everyone else who was at the airport that day would have been getting them straight away too, so wouldn't it make you frustrated to be waiting and see three groups in a row get one instantly right by you?
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: florida on May 11, 2011, 11:51:16 AM
Prophet- I'm only saying that based on Gallory's decision to sacrifice the golden taxi with GPS after they were already supposedly in the car, just cause some lady knocked on the window and complained that she was waiting for the cab...to do that when you're at the home stretch of a race for one million dollars is just incredibly poor judgement, and that was entirely their fault.

I think it's important to point out what actually happened at the airport just because there's a LOT of rage about the taxi screwing over Gallory, and portraying them as victims of a bad taxi driver, and how their bad luck with the taxi cost them the race. But I think the reaction would be a bit different if the editors had shown them sitting in a good taxi but then voluntarily giving it up to be polite...instead of the "Gallory was robbed!!" mentality, the reaction would be a little more balanced, with Gallory sharing in some of the blame for their loss, which would be more accurate. The editors never held back when it came to highlighting everyone else's blunders this season, and Gallory should be no exception.

Well, IMO there had to have been plenty of cabs around.  Waiting 30 minutes for a cab my azz! Kisha & Jen got one, Herb & Nate got one as did Gary & Mallory.  This lady saw the filming going on and just wanted her 15 seconds of fame, that's all.   I commend TPTB for not giving that to her. (not showing it).  

As far as them not deserving to win, I say they were the most deserving team to win! But, unfortunately, they didn't. :'(

I'm going to have to agree to this. People associated with the production did tell the taxi operator that they'd need three cabs, and all three cabs were lined up right behind one another.

There were plenty of other cabs available in the immediate area.
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Post by: Pedaler on May 11, 2011, 12:52:53 PM
Am I correct in assuming that the Rickenbacker Causeway where the Miami Marine Stadium Marina is located on is the same Causeway where the first Miami clue box was placed in the final leg of Race 7?

Also, does anyone know if the teams were held up together in customs so they would have a more equal chance to get to the taxis?
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Post by: Prophet on May 11, 2011, 01:05:19 PM
Yes, I think the TAR 7 teams were very near to the marina. I can't determine quickly whether they stopped on the strip of land before Biscayne or were on it's tip. But they were definitely right in there.

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Post by: georgiapeach on May 11, 2011, 07:41:37 PM
I can tell you that teams are NEVER held up in customs together. Sometimes you are out first, sometimes you are not... it CAN make a difference.
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Post by: lovetherace on May 11, 2011, 10:01:16 PM
Another interesting Gary and Mallory interview, with some info about timeline and where things went wrong.  Was hoping they'd mention more about the riddles to get to the undersea lodge that Jen & Kisha referred to. 

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-mallory-and-gary-ervin-talk-about-the-amazing-race-12281.php

Also some interesting comments about other things that went on in other legs.  Really like their attitudes.
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Post by: auburnsuperfan97 on May 14, 2011, 04:39:29 PM
I can tell you that teams are NEVER held up in customs together. Sometimes you are out first, sometimes you are not... it CAN make a difference.

Yes, if i remember correctly, in amazing race 3,
Flo and Zach were the 1st ones in customs, flo was the 1st out,zach was last out.
Title: Re: TAR 18 EP 12 "This is where it ends" (Brazil and Florida)>>THIS IS FOR FLORIDA
Post by: kasaliako on June 01, 2011, 09:40:59 PM
Hi there georgiapeach!!!

Remember me???

Terri Reed of The Amazing Race Asia season 2
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Post by: georgiapeach on June 01, 2011, 09:50:07 PM
Terri!! :hearts:

Of COURSE we remember you!! What are you and Henry up to these days??

Wonderful to see you here!
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Post by: theschnauzers on June 02, 2011, 04:10:56 PM
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Yes, I think the TAR 7 teams were very near to the marina. I can't determine quickly whether they stopped on the strip of land before Biscayne or were on it's tip. But they were definitely right in there.

The season 7 cluebox was on the opposite side of the Rickenbacker Causeway from where the marine stadium is located (headed towards Virginia Key and Key Biscayne). That is a public beach area that runs along the roadway.  IIRC, there's also clips in that season finale showing the end of a bridge superstructure as the roadway returns to ground level, and that would be the far end of the first bridge (that starts after the toll booths at the causeway entrance at Brickell Avenue.) I'd have to go pull out season 7 and watch again to be any more precise; but as I recall, effort was made at the time to pin down that cluebox location, and that is what I remember at the moment.
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Post by: Lucy980906 on June 04, 2011, 07:52:25 AM
congratulations! :winner :conf: