I'm not rafael, but the starting line elimination really hurt the premier leg for me. Every time I watch the opening credits, I find myself wondering what we missed by not having Lisa and Nic in the race. Otherwise, I thought it was a decent leg.
As for the latest penultimate leg, that may have been the most poorly designed leg ever. It just screamed out for the teams to band together and get the strongest or 2nd strongest team out. Even worse, putting the U-Turn board before the Detour just twisted the knife and made it obvious going in that U-Turned team had virtually no chance to survive.
Now I understand why Allan was making numerous comments last week about how the teams weren't Yielding or U-Turning each other and that maybe it would change now that teams were getting closer to the finals.