« Last post by georgiapeach on November 25, 2014, 10:21:29 PM »
The Dentists' Episode 7 Commentary
Even though we finished our time in Morocco with a win, Sicily was a very welcome change. We started this leg with a 1 hour 45 minute lead on Adam and Bethany. However, after Kym and Alli were given credit for the tent mishap they were only 2 minutes behind Adam and Bethany. The cyclists were able to secure seats with us on the earliest flight with but Adam a...nd Bethany got stuck with a later flight and a 40 minute deficit along with all the other teams.
We knew the cyclists were not our biggest fans before we saw this episode but we had no idea that any of those comments were made until the episode aired. We really hadn't spent any time with them up until this leg but they were definitely not our favorite either, more than anything because they were so evasive any time we asked them about their past (racing history etc.). I can't really say what we did that was "nasty" (according to Alli) especially considering I tried to help them on the tent challenge in the last leg. That footage was definitely both surprising and disappointing.
When we arrived at theatre our lead was cut to 10 minutes by virtue of the way the tambourines were set up. However, Bertram had arranged a party to celebrate the historic 300th leg complete with wine, cheese and pizza. That night we slept with all the other teams in a hostel before being bused back to the theatre the next morning.
Morning came and the race was on again. We continued to work with the cyclists until we got into cabs and then it was every team for themselves. During the go kart race, even though I took an early lead, Kym blazed by me on the first straight-away. It became very apparent very quickly that my weight would be an issue (I literally weigh more than twice what Kym does). From that point I became very focused on keeping Kym behind me so that if I didn't make it in the allotted time that she wouldn't either and we would have to do it again together. Unfortunately, the go karts didn't have mirrors so it was difficult to keep looking over my shoulder and keep Kym from passing. She did get by me but in the final turn I was able to overtake her with a Days of Thunder-style pass on the outside. Dentists beat the cyclists again.
What I did not know at the time was that one of the security guards who weighs about what I do actually ran that course several times the day before to establish the 4:07 time that we had to run the course in. Of course the producers have thought of everything, this is their 25th time doing this.
At the detour decision point we picked painters but posers was definitely way faster. We actually had a little trouble finding the place where we had to paint but we found it just as the cyclists did and again started on level ground with them. It was so hot with the spotlights and being so close to the ceiling but we just had to push through the discomfort. We finished painting first, after being slowed down by the pesky missing nipples, and were headed to the pitstop in the lead. Dentists beat the cyclists again.
The cyclists were just a few minutes behind us and with a 20 minute cab ride ahead victory was up for grabs. Fortunately we were able to hold off the cyclists for our 4th victory and a trip to Ocho Rios. By my count Team No Fun has beat the cyclists for 5 of the 7 legs which have aired so far. I guess that is what makes us nasty.
5 night trip to Ocho Rios: $6,000. Beating the cyclists after seeing all they had to say about us: priceless.
The Sweet Scientists and the Wrestlers were just 10-15 minutes behind us and were convinced that they were racing for the win. This shows how much faster posers was because the Sweet Scientists came to painters, arrived about 20 minutes after we had arrived, had to drive to posers and still finished just minutes behind us. When they arrived they were not very happy to find out they were 3rd. Tim and TeJay were last but were fortunate that this leg was non-elim.
Next Episode: Malta. Adam and Bethany must use the Express Pass, is any team strong enough to overcome such a huge advantage? Speedbump for T&T, can they overcome it and avoid elimination? Rumor on Hulu is that we use The Save in leg 8. Tune in to find out. Definitely more drama ahead.