I hope I still remember stuff…
The coffee thing was okay.
The roadblock was physically challenging. Eric obviously had the upper hand, while Yvonne was struggling really bad. The only reason Yvonne & Chloe were still 3rd after the roadblock was the fact that Trez & Lou were Yielded. I really like how Louisa used the Yield to her advantage for the roadblock.
They remained optimistic during the yield, and there was still hope from there even if they finished last.
The U-turn is extremely questionable. It is unusually before the detour, and it will definitely change things had it been after, especially with Trez & Lou finishing 1st in the detour. They had to wait for the Filipino teams to finish the detour before they can perform the other side, and that took some time away from them. The U-turn right before the detour was 'lethally' unfair. The only way Trez & Lou could've avoided elimination with this horrid leg design was if they were 1st at the HoO, or 2nd because Yvonne & Chloe didn't want to use the Yield. The detour was great though, the bull task proved to be hard, yet Trez & Lou finished 1st out of the 4 teams.
From worst to first in one penultimately challenging task! It really sucked that the pre-detour U-turn ruined their race. The dragon detour was the less physical task obviously, but it required strict detail.
The bean task was nice, but even if the U-turn was after the detour, there's no chance for a team to catch up on that ARI.
Tasks were great, but the U-turn ruined the whole leg. The slow-motion part with Trez & Lou finding out they were U-turned was "dramatic."
I'm pretty sure they weren't allowed to say anything about the horrid leg design being against them, so we only got the word "Impossible!" from Louisa at the pit stop.
I'm pretty sure they had much more to say that they couldn't say on TV, or out loud during filming.
This is the saddest elimination since a long time ago.
Yvonne & Chloe were extremely lucky this leg. The roadblock already made them struggle, and Yvonne was crawling, literally!
The detour took them too long as well, from what it looks like with the progress comparison between theirs and Trez & Lou's. Also, Chloe was injured!
They had a tough leg for sure!
Parul & Maggie and Eric & Rona were just playing smart. If it was another team from a different country using it, I would've said the same thing. It really boiled down to leg design. We've seen a detour on the penultimate leg during TAR14, and it was a smart move by Tammy & Victor, but I didn't like where it was placed - on the penultimate leg. The same criticism applies for fast forwards. It may be a 50-50 chance, but it's unfair to whichever team winning that thing in the penultimate leg. I myself would never put a Fast Forward, Yield, or U-turn on the penultimate leg in any of my fanfics. Deadline in strictly 9th leg (including EP), at least for me.
There's a lot more I have to say about this season. There were many amazing factors yet many disappointing factors that brought this season together. I'll most likely compile everything by season end.
Also, 2 beauty queen teams in the F3 is just incredible!
Normally because beauty queens are easily underestimated as the weak teams. I never expected any of those 2 teams to be F3 this season. I thought they'd be early boots, but both teams proved how strong they are even as beauty queens. They are definitely not your ordinary beauty queen teams, and I hope the US TAR can get better FF teams like TAR Asia.
I think that's all I can say.
I'll move to Trez & Lou's thread now.