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Title: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 23, 2011, 05:32:08 AM
EP03: Vietnam to Macau (via Hong Kong)[/color]
EVIDENCE: Twitter posts Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg572023.html#msg572023), Sighting leaving Macau airport Source 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg572216.html#msg572216) Source 2 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg572728.html#msg572728) Source 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg572711.html#msg572711)

Film Date: 10 NOV
Air Date: 30 May 2011

Leg Route/Tasks:

ACTIVE ROUTE MARKER: Fortune cookies and something involving boat?
EVIDENCE: Promo

DETOUR: Lion Dancing?? OR Tile breaking
EVIDENCE: Promo, TARI

ROUTE INFO: Make you way to Macau (by ferry?)
EVIDENCE: Twitter posts Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg572023.html#msg572023)

TASK: Play Baccarat at Venetian Casino Resort - Dress up in fancy attire
SPECIFICS: 6-8 teams spotted at approximately 11:30PM
EVIDENCE: Twitter posts Source 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg572023.html#msg572023) Source 2 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23589.msg572152.html#msg572152)

ROADBLOCK: Chinese zodiac (Definately in Macau and after casino as teams shown wearing formal attire)
EVIDENCE: Promo

Safe from Elimination at End of Leg:
   
Possibly Eliminated:

Status Uncertain:
[/list]
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 23, 2011, 05:32:27 AM
Next time on the Amazing Race Australia:

- Fly to Hong Kong
- Tile Breaking or Cookie Biting detour
- Chinese Zodiac roadblock
- Chris and Ana miss the boat with Dave and Kelly and Tyler and Nathan telling boat driver to go
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 23, 2011, 05:33:11 AM
Promos!



SPOILER ALERT:  :spoiler:



NEW PROMO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZarR8oUOUo


Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on May 23, 2011, 08:54:31 AM
EPG listing for next week:

"Tonight, the race continues as the ten remaining teams seek good fortunes in Hong Kong. The teams are presented with the race's only fast forward [sic]. Will any of them be brave enough to attempt the hair-raising challenge?"

Yep, that's right, head-shaving. And guess what? Seven's advertising has been spoilerriffic enough to tell us who takes it -- in the commercial with all the "fly to..." clips, Joey's bald.

The boat trip would be between Hong Kong and Macau, right?

And you can add Muscles/Bambi and Mo/Mos to the Safe list -- the ads and precaps show them completing TAR Israel's Wine/Shoot Detour in South Africa respectively, and Muscles/Bambi are also seen at the crossbow task in Prague.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Prophet on May 23, 2011, 08:58:49 AM
So I would assume that Richard and Joey use the Fast Forward, which is head-shaving again?
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on May 23, 2011, 09:46:12 AM
Correct.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: georgiapeach on May 23, 2011, 10:59:30 AM
Do we have that promo anywhere? I don't recall a bald Joey anywhere so far....

Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Coutzy on May 23, 2011, 11:01:50 AM
Do we have that promo anywhere? I don't recall a bald Joey anywhere so far....



It may have appeared in this weeks Previously on. There was a lot of stuff there.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on May 23, 2011, 12:06:31 PM
It may have been there too, but it's noticeable in one of the commercials, too -- in the bit where they're all reading "fly to South Africa", you can tell there's no hair underneath her bandana (which itself is being worn differently than in her usual headband style).

(http://snideasides.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/raceaus1joeybald.jpg)
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Laimis on May 23, 2011, 12:15:56 PM
It may have been there too, but it's noticeable in one of the commercials, too -- in the bit where they're all reading "fly to South Africa", you can tell there's no hair underneath her bandana (which itself is being worn differently than in her usual headband style).

(http://snideasides.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/raceaus1joeybald.jpg)

well if this photo was taken from pit stop, so pit stop for Macau is
Ruins of St. Paul's
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ad/StPauls_whole.JPG/450px-StPauls_whole.JPG)
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: georgiapeach on May 23, 2011, 12:32:49 PM
I am not entirely sure we can say there is no hair in that shot. He in particular still seems to have hair.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: kiki on May 23, 2011, 03:46:09 PM
There was nothing in the preview about a FF  and there was no shot of Joey bold.
I'm not saying that it will not happen, just that we have no proof so far.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Coutzy on May 23, 2011, 09:36:43 PM
Some viddys


Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Coutzy on May 23, 2011, 09:46:14 PM
I guess this goes here too.

This video contains a few things that appear to be from episodes beyond episode 3. Watch at your own discretion

Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: georgiapeach on May 23, 2011, 09:52:09 PM
BayBay sent me this, I think it is our TV Guide blurb?? :thankyou:


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20Australia/ep%203%20HK/f1f1a373.jpg)

Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Coutzy on May 23, 2011, 10:11:04 PM
BayBay sent me this, I think it is our TV Guide blurb?? :thankyou:


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%20Australia/ep%203%20HK/f1f1a373.jpg)




Looks like it!
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Neobie on May 23, 2011, 10:45:14 PM
Here's the order of tasks, I believe:

1. Jumbo Floating Restaurant at dusk, fortune cookie task
- The boat shots belong here, not with the Macau ferry. And why does everyone link Hong Kong to fortune cookies when I haven't seen one here, ever, in my two decades living here? Task is a repeat of TAR:A 3, but in a cooler location. Teams depart from the same harbour as in TAR 17.

2. Kowloon Walled City Park at night, Detour between tile-smashing and lion-dancing
- Repeat task of TAR:I. Shot of Matt/Tom are of them running into the entrance of the park.

3. Ferry to Macau, not shown in previews so far

4. Venetian Casino at night, baccarat task
- Similar task to TAR:A 3, but not exactly the same

5. A-Ma Cultural Village at night, zodiac-sorting Roadblock
- Repeat task of TAR:A 3. Presumably gate opens to the Pit Stop within. Or would it be on St Paul's ruins?

6. Fast Forward?
Not shown yet. Sam/Renae, Mo/Mos, Tracy/Anne Marie, Jeff/Luke, Tyler/Nathan, Matt/Tom, Dave/Kelly, Alana/Mel are all doing tasks in Macau. Richard/Joey and Anastasia/Chris not shown in Macau thus far.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on May 23, 2011, 11:02:19 PM
I think the Chinese Zodiac Roadblock will be the last task before the pitstop. Mo and Mos and the Big W Moms look to be alone @ the task, and I am pretty sure the ladies are the next team eliminated, so I think they might be the bottom 2...Only discussion/spec
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: kiki on May 24, 2011, 03:08:00 PM
In the beginning of episode 2 they show us scenes from next episodes. As far as I can tell the only team we don't see is Jeff/Luke.
We do see Ann-Marie and Tracie in a car. I don't think we have seen this scene so far in the first tow episodes.
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x449/kikisak/games/Big-WLadies.png)
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: kiki on May 24, 2011, 03:18:27 PM
^ They are wearing the same clothes as they do in scenes from the Chinese Zodiac, so I guess it's from Hong Kong.
But still only them and Jeff and Luke not shown, so it has to be one of those two teams to be eliminated.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 24, 2011, 04:52:27 PM
Pretty sure we saw Jeff and luke in armor somewhere in europe before
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: the_insider on May 25, 2011, 11:50:10 PM
^ They are wearing the same clothes as they do in scenes from the Chinese Zodiac, so I guess it's from Hong Kong.
But still only them and Jeff and Luke not shown, so it has to be one of those two teams to be eliminated.
I was thinking about the probability of the head shaving task and that perhaps another team other than Richard and Joey might have done it (concurrently/beat them to finish?)  What chance would there be that a team like Jeff/Luke did it and are not appearing in (m)any promos because they had bald heads and would have been too obvious, whereas Richard and Joey wore bandanas so its not as obvious what happened to them...
Perhaps I've overthought this...
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on May 26, 2011, 03:15:54 PM
Honestly that pic we have does definitely indicate Richard and Joey doing the FF. Joey has long, thick hair, and under that bandana nothing much is going on, also Joey is wearing the bandana in South Africa (similar to Joyce) and Richard never had much hair at all anyway guys...go and see for yourselves.

Also, Jeff and Luke were seen in the dunes giving each other a bear hug, most probably in South Africa in a spoiler video, so I am 90% sure that the Moms are the next out, sadly :( :(
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on May 26, 2011, 08:51:18 PM
Quote
Honestly that pic we have does definitely indicate Richard and Joey doing the FF. Joey has long, thick hair, and under that bandana nothing much is going on, also Joey is wearing the bandana in South Africa (similar to Joyce) and Richard never had much hair at all anyway guys...go and see for yourselves.

There's also a second shot of Richard in the intro precap (right near the beginning, just after the jetski tipping over -- Israel? Perth? Singapore?) in which he definitely looks bald.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: georgiapeach on May 26, 2011, 08:53:19 PM
I may be convincing myself that his sideburns are gone....
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Slowhatch on May 26, 2011, 11:24:39 PM
Quote
There's also a second shot of Richard in the intro precap (right near the beginning, just after the jetski tipping over -- Israel? Perth? Singapore?) in which he definitely looks bald.
That's him, but it follows a quad spill at Atlantis.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: tarobbsessed24 on May 27, 2011, 12:01:48 AM
Could this leg be a NEL?
I remember reading that there was an intersection on Leg 4 so that would mean there would need to be 10 teams...
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 27, 2011, 12:54:39 AM
Could this leg be a NEL?
I remember reading that there was an intersection on Leg 4 so that would mean there would need to be 10 teams...

Intersection is probably Leg 5.

So Tracy and Anne-Marie are probably next  :'(
Followed by: One of Richard and Joey  :waves:, Alana and Mel OR Mos and Mo
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 28, 2011, 09:04:15 PM
New promo post 3!
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:37:42 AM
Previously on TARAus

- Animals screw over teams
- Chris and Ana fight
- Alana and Mel betrayed
- Richard and Joey, we will do what it takes to win

Tonight...fly to Hong Kong

- Chris and Dave fighting etc.

10 teams remain, who will be eliminated next?
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:38:58 AM
Tyler and Nathan 11:07PM depart - 24 hours

ROUTE INFO: Fly to Hong Kong - Catch ferry to Jumbo Floating Restaurant and bite through fortune cookies
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:39:46 AM
$210 for this leg of the race
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:40:53 AM
Vietnamese women fondeling Mo and Mos lol
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:41:46 AM
1:05am R/J wearing CRUSH IT
1:06am A/M

OUR FIRST BLEEP!
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:42:19 AM
only one flight - awesome scene showing airport security cam with teams running
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:46:03 AM
Richard and Joey are LOST! Teams have to read EVERY FORTUNE!
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:51:26 AM
Richard and Joey arrive last at restaurant and get clue first.  :'(
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:52:01 AM
Fast Forward: Causeway Bay to Buddhist Temple
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:53:40 AM
Detour: Lion Dance OR Kung Fu Stance

Lion Dance - perform routine
Kung Fu Stance - perform Kung Fu moves and break 6 clay tiles
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:54:13 AM
Richard and Joey VS Mo and Mos on the way to FF
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:55:34 AM
Matt and Tom last place

Joey and Richard first to FF - shave heads
Joey doesn't look at all disappointed
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:56:22 AM
Joey: I have extenshonnn extenshoon  :lol:
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:02:09 AM
A Ma Cultural Village - PITSTOP
Last team will be eliminated!
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:02:59 AM
Turbojet to Macau
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:04:17 AM
Dave and Kelly have their own routine: Penguin, head, nuts, head  :lol3:
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:06:33 AM
Richard and Joey - First Place get $10000 from NAB
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:08:26 AM
Tyler and Nathan finished first

Travel to Macau - Venetian Hotel, change into formal wear and win 9 rounds of baccarat 
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:09:27 AM
Matt and Tom - Currently 3rd
Chris and Ana - Currently 4th
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:17:33 AM
Ladies laughing their hearts away!

FERRY TWO

Nathan and Tyler
Matt and Tom
Alana and Mel - Said Currently in 8th Place but shown before 4th?? :WTF:
Dave and Kelly
Sam and Renae
Jeff and Luke

FERRY THREE

Anne-Marie and Tracy
Mo and Mos
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:18:25 AM
QUITE OF THE DAY: "Can you see my G-string through this" - Alana  :lol3:
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:21:16 AM
Alana and Mel first out of the casino followed by Sam and Renae
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:22:13 AM
ROADBLOCK: Zodiac however they are given clues such as a date for one and then 2 years before for another etc.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:23:14 AM
EXPRESS PASS MENTIONED - Sam and Renae changed but Alana and Mel stayed in dresses
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:25:41 AM
Lol no one is even following this feed. I'm going  :lol:
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: ovalorange on May 30, 2011, 06:37:24 AM
Sam and Renae used the express pass  :ascared
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 06:48:53 AM
Tracy and Anne-Marie quit on RB so Mo and Mos would survive  :ascared  :<3  :hearts:
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Aussie on May 30, 2011, 06:49:56 AM
Big W girls gone...  (:;)  :'(

Good job girls - great race - you played fair and never had a dull moment.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: ovalorange on May 30, 2011, 06:50:27 AM
Mos & Mo quit the roadblock and take a four hour penalty. Then we see Anne-Marie and Tracy on the mat, an are told they quit the roadblock too and they are eliminated from the race :'(

Next week: Richard and Joey get their car stuck in the mud, teams go bungee jumping while another team gets pulled over by the police :ascared
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: georgiapeach on May 30, 2011, 07:46:48 AM
Thank you updaters!! :hearts:

Awwww......Love the ladies!!

Can't believe Sam/Renae used the EP so soon!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Prophet on May 30, 2011, 09:14:54 AM
Big thanks to our show updaters! :hearts: :tup:

Express Pass out of play already! :ascared
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: ovalorange on May 30, 2011, 04:21:10 PM
IMHO, Sam & Renae used the express pass wisely. Sam started the roadblock at the front of the pack but seemed to take numerous attempt, all of which failed. She seemed a bit flustered (possibly also due to losing time on going what they thought was the wrong way to the RB, going back to the casino, getting a new taxi and going the exact same way - it was infact the right way) and with only two other teams left still at the RB they handed it over. Although they didn't know both remaining teams would take the penalty, it was to me, the right choice to make as it saved their butts from potential elimination.  
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:23:49 PM
I thought it was a good move too however if they had battled it out they may have been able to keep it for a more physical task. Kelly and Sam where working together however I don't know what happened to that alliance
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: BayBay on May 30, 2011, 05:30:44 PM
Also in terms of the last two teams:

I think that Mos and Mo genuinely could not work it out and opted to take the risk that the ladies will take longer than 4 hours or also give up. With the Big W ladies, I think they are genuinely thought that if they keep trying not only will they continue straining themselves but also get the boys out and potentially go themselves next week. So I think it was a selfless sacrifice.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: RichInSydney on May 30, 2011, 05:36:42 PM
Is there any rule for a roadblock that states they can't find help from the public to solve the answer to the Zodiac puzzle? Couldn't one member try find a member of the public for the answer?
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Coutzy on May 30, 2011, 08:35:17 PM
IMHO, Sam & Renae used the express pass wisely. Sam started the roadblock at the front of the pack but seemed to take numerous attempt, all of which failed. She seemed a bit flustered (possibly also due to losing time on going what they thought was the wrong way to the RB, going back to the casino, getting a new taxi and going the exact same way - it was infact the right way) and with only two other teams left still at the RB they handed it over. Although they didn't know both remaining teams would take the penalty, it was to me, the right choice to make as it saved their butts from potential elimination.   

I think it was terrible use of the pass. They still had two teams behind them, both of which they would have been confident they could have outrun in a worst case scenario. If there was only one of them left, then it would have been a wise move, but at the point they used the EP, they certainly weren't looking to pull away and get first for the leg prize, and because there is so little fundamental difference between number 7 and number 8 I think it was silly. You want to use it to either ensure first place or avoid last place, and they failed on both accounts.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: RichInSydney on May 30, 2011, 09:16:52 PM
I think it was terrible use of the pass. They still had two teams behind them, both of which they would have been confident they could have outrun in a worst case scenario. If there was only one of them left, then it would have been a wise move, but at the point they used the EP, they certainly weren't looking to pull away and get first for the leg prize, and because there is so little fundamental difference between number 7 and number 8 I think it was silly. You want to use it to either ensure first place or avoid last place, and they failed on both accounts.
On the otherhand I think they didn't want to get too far behind the pack. At least they are over 4 hours behind the last team.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: boston_jen on May 30, 2011, 10:10:09 PM
Anne-Marie and Tracy were awesome. I will miss them.
:ihrtu :ihrtu
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Best Loser on May 30, 2011, 11:02:35 PM
The only FF on the race on the third leg? That's odd.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Sash on May 30, 2011, 11:38:54 PM
Anne-Marie and Tracey just had a live chat and I got to ask them some questions but because there were so many people to reply to I was happy I got at least one response. I asked them if they could have copied the other contestants finished chinese zodiacs or do they get messed up again, and they replied 'Sash, I wouldn't copy'.

I know I bloody would have  :spy:

Long live AM & T
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: kiki on May 31, 2011, 12:25:47 AM
I think the Kung-Fu detour task was the first task not to be copied from TARA!
The only similar we have seen was back in TAR 4 in Korea. I hope they continue we new tasks now that they are getting out of Asia.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on May 31, 2011, 12:45:41 AM
Don't get your hopes up -- the kung fu was from Israel's version, as is next week's Road Block and at least one of the South African Detour pairs.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: apskip on May 31, 2011, 11:14:10 AM
IMHO, Sam & Renae used the express pass wisely. Sam started the roadblock at the front of the pack but seemed to take numerous attempt, all of which failed. She seemed a bit flustered (possibly also due to losing time on going what they thought was the wrong way to the RB, going back to the casino, getting a new taxi and going the exact same way - it was infact the right way) and with only two other teams left still at the RB they handed it over. Although they didn't know both remaining teams would take the penalty, it was to me, the right choice to make as it saved their butts from potential elimination.  

No, Sam did not start "in the front of the pack." That would have been true if they had stayed with their original taxi driver, but with the trip back to the Venetian and second driver they arrived at A Ma Cultural Village in 5th place. 

I do agree that using the EXPRESS PASS was smart. However, inability to reason out the clues to get the correct order for the chinese Zodiac does not bode well for any future "brainiac" tasks.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Dånooky on May 31, 2011, 12:00:50 PM
My two cents:

I believe Sam & Renae used the Express Pass out of fear. Sure, there were two teams behind them, but there was always the chance that both of them might be finishing one after another. In their position I would also flee and let the other two teams battle for elimination.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Prophet on May 31, 2011, 12:12:38 PM
Grant never mentioned when the EP would expire, did he?

I think that if anyone was one of the last three teams at a task, and if they had the EP on hand, they would automatically use it to save themselves. So far, any EP that has been used was used when the team was behind in some way.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Neobie on May 31, 2011, 03:31:07 PM
So far, any EP that has been used was used when the team was behind in some way.

It guarantees that you finish in 3rd, though.

(Apskip disclaimer: That was a joke. :lol:)
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Coutzy on May 31, 2011, 09:57:53 PM
Deleted scenes coming today.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Coutzy on May 31, 2011, 11:59:39 PM
A few deleted scenes and extras, including a couple of media segments relating to this episode.



Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Coutzy on June 01, 2011, 12:20:30 AM
Anne-Marie and Tracy on Sunrise after their elimination.

Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: mswood on June 01, 2011, 12:49:57 AM
I am loving this season so far.  Some really good tasks, some great teams.  3 episodes and so far, Australia is a winner.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Jobby on June 01, 2011, 12:10:05 PM
Ann Marie and Tracy gone. But all the way till the end it was like... great editing.

I'm sad, no more crazy laughters. But yea, they were bad racers. :groan:

Mo and Mos = :groan:

Sam and Ranae wasting their EP = :groan:

This leg was good until the three quitters at the end. :groan:

But overall, it's great.. great Detour, great tasks and... great teams. Still love that there's team rivalry. Rooting for Richard and Joey to go far not because I like them, but because such rivalry like this must exist and go really long... this will make the race more interesting!!
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Slowhatch on June 01, 2011, 12:14:22 PM
Does anybody have a complete list of Zodiac clues? These caps are the best I can manage. In addition there were two clue that teams spoke:
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Neobie on June 01, 2011, 12:57:02 PM
Looks like if you follow these clues that we have you have 2x2=4 possible final combinations to guess... There were redundant clues too, like "2008 was the start of the new Zodiac cycle" when we already know that the Rat is first and was in 1984.

I think if you messed with the initial order (mostly the Rabbit) you were screwed though.

The Rabbit hops once to the left.
- Rabbit is 4th.
The Sheep stays where it is.
- Sheep is 8th.

In one way the Pig couldn't be farther from the rat. In another it's just before.
- Rat is 1st.
- Pig is 12th.

1968 was the year of the Monkey. (Hence also 1980, 1992.)
1984 was the Year of the Rat.
- Monkey is 9th.

Dog chases the Rooster just before it ends.
- Rooster is 10th.
- Dog is 11th.

Snake slithers to the left. (Left-hand side of top rack is 6th.)
- Snake is 6th.

The Horse is two years after the Dragon. (Two possible pairing slots.)
And the Ox and the Tiger are left.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on June 01, 2011, 01:27:43 PM
Wouldn't the left side of the top rack be first? I can't think of any logical reason why it wouldn't be.

Actually, is anyone able to tell how they were aligned to start with and what the correct finish position for each lantern was?
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: kiki on June 01, 2011, 02:46:48 PM

Actually, is anyone able to tell how they were aligned to start with and what the correct finish position for each lantern was?

Top layer
1-
2-
3-
4 rooster
5 rabbit
6 rat
 
Bottom layer
7 snake
8 sheep
9 horse
10
11
12

I think that 2 was either ox or pig and the dog was either at 10 or 11 ( or at least something with four legs was there).

As for the correct order that is: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: kiki on June 01, 2011, 03:02:33 PM
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x449/kikisak/1zodiac.png)

This is the first on the top layer but I can't tell what it is.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Slowhatch on June 01, 2011, 03:11:41 PM
They were given something on the proper order: you can see some of it in the additional info on the left side.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: apskip on June 01, 2011, 03:22:21 PM
Also in terms of the last two teams:

I think that Mos and Mo genuinely could not work it out and opted to take the risk that the ladies will take longer than 4 hours or also give up. With the Big W ladies, I think they are genuinely thought that if they keep trying not only will they continue straining themselves but also get the boys out and potentially go themselves next week. So I think it was a selfless sacrifice.

It was selfless, but it was inconsequential in the "greater scheme of things". Both teams were bottom dwellers and likely to remain there until they were eliminated, which was not going to take many episodes.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Best Loser on June 01, 2011, 03:47:55 PM
Also in terms of the last two teams:

I think that Mos and Mo genuinely could not work it out and opted to take the risk that the ladies will take longer than 4 hours or also give up. With the Big W ladies, I think they are genuinely thought that if they keep trying not only will they continue straining themselves but also get the boys out and potentially go themselves next week. So I think it was a selfless sacrifice.

It was selfless, but it was inconsequential in the "greater scheme of things". Both teams were bottom dwellers and likely to remain there until they were eliminated, which was not going to take many episodes.
Mo & Mos placed 4th in the last leg before taking the penalty and were the second done with the fortune cookies in this leg. Though they were one of the last to finish the detour they were also one of the last to arrive due to heading for the FF. I wouldn't say they are bottom dwellers.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: apskip on June 01, 2011, 06:29:27 PM
Best Loser,

What did Mo/Mos place in the first leg? I recall it to be last, earning them a Marked for Elimination penalty.

With their fresh opportunity for leg 4, we will see how long it take them to get eliminated.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Dånooky on June 01, 2011, 07:36:22 PM
I say we refrain from classifying (or dubbing) teams that are still running, until we have more data to analyse from future episodes.
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: Best Loser on June 01, 2011, 11:23:20 PM
One thing I love about this season is how unpredictable it has been. Every team has been at the back at one point and every team has been at the front. I think it's not possible to group most of the teams into "good" or "bad".
Title: Re: TARAus 1 Episode 3 (China) Episode Discussion *SPOILERS*
Post by: stifflfootball on June 01, 2011, 11:53:47 PM
I'll miss Anne Marie & Tracy.  They appeared to be true fans of the race, ran as hard as they could considering their lack of physical prowess, and looked to enjoy every minute they were in the race.  I'll have Anne Marie saying "carpark" in my ear every time I head to the airport.   Really sorry to see them go.  I'm starting to like the dynamic I'm seeing with Mel & Alana and Jeff & Luke.  They seem to be hitting their stride and I wouldn't mind seeing them both go further.  The dislike for Richard & Joey is widespread thru the teams and a lot of people watching the race.  I think Sam & Renae panicked a bit in playing the Express Pass, but it is unknown how long they had been trying to crack the code before they used it.  They felt it was better to play it safe and now going forward they won't have the security blanket to fall back on and will need to race hard.  Still liking Matt & Tom and Dave & Kelly and hope both teams stay in it longer.