Looking back on this season (ambiguous viewing schedule aside) it really was a great race. I don't think lived up to TARAUS2 (which is a hard act to follow) but it was certainly on par with the classic US seasons and better than their recent races. The route was stellar, so diverse and exciting, places you could only dream of! The challenges were varied, and most of them were relatively difficult which is what we want to see! Leg architecture was also evidently more thought out and improved a lot, so the producers are obviously taking our advice which is great! The cast was awesome too, some memorable characters and nice mix. I DO approve of the nation VS nation twist, it did make things exciting, but sometimes it was emphasised too much.. but I wouldn't mind seeing it again. Finale was also much better than the last two. All in all it was a really good season, and I hope the show gets renewed for a few more!