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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 12:23:28 PM »
PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE!

Starting next week TAR moves to the 9-11PM time slot for our final 6 episodes!

ALL remaining episodes are Doubles...so only three weeks to go!


Don't be:  :didimiss:

Feb 7  (Wed) 9-11 PM EP 7 & 8
Feb 14 (Wed) 9-11 PM EP 9 & 10
Feb 21 (Wed) 9-11 PM EP 11 & FINALE (EP12)
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 12:23:50 PM »
Posting welcomed after 740PM!
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 06:39:11 PM »
I'm here and prepped! Regarding the time change, I'm bittersweet about it. Good news, more time to eat dinner. Bad news, I immediately need to head to bed for Thursday at work.

Edit: Is that eastern time or central?
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 06:44:28 PM »
Good news, more time to eat dinner. Bad news, I immediately need to head to bed for Thursday at work.
Edit: Is that eastern time or central?

That was a dumb statement/question. Never mind. :carryon:
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 06:45:53 PM »
Ready to see another great leg!  :cheer:
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 07:01:34 PM »
And we are on the AIR!

Previously on TAR, eight teams traveled to through France. A sailing challenge left Evan fighting tooth and nail while Cedric was forced to sink or swim. But no one was safe when the second face-to-face came along. Lucas & Brittany lost and lost, eliminating the basketballers. In the next leg, Lucas & Brittany rejoiced with a new energy while Team Chomp were eaten alive.

Teams must fly to Prague using the Travelocity mobile app.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 07:02:52 PM »
Teams on 2 different flights arriving at 10 and 11 A.M. Caution: Double U-Turn ahead

The first clue is located at the Rudolfinum. Lucas & Brittany depart 1st in the afternoon. They are running high, but don't want to be confident and not 1st for a few legs. Kristi & Jen follow next with a shocked expression for the U-Turn. "You dont know what's coming!"
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 07:04:13 PM »
Eric & Dan depart at 3rd. They believe they are the underdogs and feel "counted out".
Henry & Evan depart 4th and are worried about their relationships with other teams.
Alex & Conor depart 5th and also anxious.

Cody & Jessica and Henry & Evan discuss departure times on planes. Henry & Evan confessional about flight placements. Double U-Turn chatter.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 07:04:59 PM »
Evan believes whomever gets to the U-Turn board first on the second flight will choose to use their power. "It's getting more contentious now."

INTRO... such a weird editing...
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 07:05:25 PM »
Hi everyone! Here for the new episode. Is it just me, or was the beginning cut out? No recap.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 07:06:05 PM »
There was a recap for me though
You are the last team to arrive.
This is a Philmination leg, so I'm sorry to tell you that you have been Philiminated from the race.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 07:08:25 PM »
U-Turn at the beginning again, was hoping that was only season 29 :(

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 07:09:56 PM »
And we come back with teams arriving in Prague and majestic scenery!
It's a dash to the taxis where Kristi & Jen, skiiers, Lucas & Brittany, and Eric & Dan want to take advantage of their lead. Kristi & Jen have the world's fastest driver and are loving the sights! Everyone running to the U-TURN BOARD!!, and no one chooses to U-Turn since they are not in dead last. They proceed to their clues.

DETOUR: This or That (TAR25 Malta reprisal!!!!)
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 07:11:30 PM »
A u-turn right after the flights? Whatever happened to decent leg structuring?

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 07:13:48 PM »
Henry & Evan are a bit flustered while Kristi & Jen are relieved they no longer have to worry about the U-Turn.

Staropramen Brewery is the location of This. Teams must restack kegs for one with a full container. After finding the full tank, teams must make a perfect pour to be approved by the worker. Once done, teams must deliver the keg to an address along the riverbank near the party boat Fidelio.

Kristi & Jen arguing over stacking while Jen reveals she worked in a brewery prior supplementing her skiing career.

In That, teams must listen to two astronomical college classes.... BORING!.... and take a final exam to receive their next clue.

Lucas & Brittany hone in on these facts.

Meanwhile, Kristi & Jen find the full container and pour the beer! Henry & Evan get started
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 07:15:06 PM »
“I like beer and football.”  LOL

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 07:15:26 PM »
"The earth is not round, it is flat". Lucas is shaking his head and annoyed.
"Do you want to switch?" "I think we should switch."  There was no way Brittany believed she was going to retain all that info. Meanwhile, Eric/Daniel are listening in and bypass the lifeguards.

Kristi & Jen check their pour with the beermaster and is judged that they need more foam.

2nd flight arrives!
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 07:17:34 PM »
A beer task at a brewery? I would think that better suited to TAR Canada :lol:

Having at least one beer task or a visit to a brewery has kind of been their shtick every season.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 07:19:25 PM »
Henry & Evan find the full container while Kristi & Jen get the perfect pour! They want to quickly finish while Evan and Henry are struggling with the pour aspect of this task. Meanwhile, Eric/Daniel continue the boring lecture and even we get a taste of haze and tiredness like an actual college lecture. They take on the oral lecture and are immediately wrong. X They try again.

Evan & Henry get their pour unapproved while Kristi & Jen run in the wrong direction of the party boat Fidelio. Eric & Daniel have a strategy and utilize it. They decide to run back and forth to answer these questions since they don't have to start over each time. Henry & Evan pass the pour and Henry faces his biggest fear: the frites race. :lol:

Lucas & Britt at the pour already magically while Eric & Dan are still guessing.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 07:20:31 PM »
Evan calling out for Henry while Kristi & Jen ask for directions. The 2nd flight teams are arriving at the U-TURN BOARD!!! Trevor & Chris have performed at the venue before reliving a piece of memory. Both the violinists and Cody & Jessica run toward the board....

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 07:27:09 PM »
We return with Team Big Brother and Violinists duking/running it out for the right to U-Turn.

And...... Alex & Conor arrive. They don't U-Turn. Cody & Jessica arrive. They U-TURN TREVOR & CHRIS! They believe this U-Turn helped with keeping their lead. Trevor & Chris arrive. They are shocked, but can't U-Turn since they are dead last. Jessica lit a fire under their asses.

Alex & Conor quickly arrive at the brewery while Conor tells the cameras nutrition and hydration is key. They hope they have a tiny gap. Meanwhile, Eric & Daniel are on their 9th attempt which they FINALLY pass the exam. They are in 1st.

Teams must travel to the Andeleska Lazen Beer Spa to receive their next clue.

Cody & Jessica go to the wrong lecture hall :lol: They keep searching. Meanwhile, Kristi & Jen get 2nd after delivering their keg. Lucas & Brittany traveling the wrong direction too, this time south, while Trevor & Chris are in boredom already over the lecture. And Evan & Henry get 3rd place at the party boat.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 07:28:47 PM »
Kristi & Jen find the beer spa and receive their clue.
They must travel to Ekotechnicke for their next clue!

Meanwhile, Alex & Conor

And Eric & Daniel are confused with Henry & Evan for their 2nd place clue. :lol: :faint: Thanks...

Lucas & Brittany are searching for 40+ minutes. They can't locate the clue. And Cody & Jess arrive at the beer while Alex & Conor are pouring.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 07:31:51 PM »
Henry & Evan/Eric & Daniel arrive 3rd and get their next clue. :drama
Trevor & Chris get the final question wrong.

Kristi & Jen arrive at the old treatment center.
ROADBLOCK: "It starts with an F, that's all I'm gonna say."
It's the TAR15 Roadblock! This time, teams must memorize a PHRASE instead of five letters before presenting it to the judge for their next clue.

Trevor & Chris finally pass the exam and transfer Detour tasks.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 07:32:23 PM »
Ok production crew, they are racing around the world, not just sit down , listen a lecture and grab a fricking pencil and paper  :nono2:
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2018, 07:34:34 PM »
Alex & Conor get their pour perfect while Jessica finger scoops out the excess foam. Alex & Conor arguing and tip over their keg.

Eric & Dan arrive 2nd at the telephones. Cody & Jess get their perfect pour while Lucas & Brittany feel defeated searching for an hour. Alex & Conor are at unease while Cody & Jessica are confused too. Alex & Conor are OVER IT! Out of all teams.

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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2018, 07:35:45 PM »
Ok production crew, they are racing around the world, not just sit down , listen a lecture and grab a fricking pencil and paper  :nono2:
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2018, 07:41:05 PM »
We return with Lucas & Brittany simply lost, but eventually find the boat by luck. Trevor & Chris are in a rush while Henry & Evan arrive at the Switchback. Lucas & Britt get to the boats in 4th right before Alex & Conor close the gap in 5th. Cody & Jessica deliver in 6th. Alex & Conor say they always argue, but keep on pushing. Chris gets the perfect pour while Trevor is just extra.

Jen begins filling out the Franz blank form while Daniel and Evan collaborate to arrange the quote. Jen is AGGRESSIVELY STAMPED! She must go back.

The trailing teams (lifeguards, Indy, BB) catch up at the beer spa and receive their next clues. Trevor & Chris are lost.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2018, 07:43:09 PM »
Evan is quickly getting annoyed while Jen tries again. She is CHECKED. The meaning of life is that it stops!
They are currently in 1st.

Teams must travel to Letenske Park overlooking the Latava River gently weaving the city of Prague. Last team to check in here may be eliminated!

Trevor & Chris get their Detour end clue in last place. Evan and Daniel are working together and catch each other on "Wife" as "Life". They ARE CHECKED! Currently in 2nd and 3rd place.

Meanwhile, Kristi & Jen run up to the  mat!
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2018, 07:43:33 PM »
Kristi & Jen are TEAM NUMBER ONE and receive a trip for two to Perth, Australia!
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« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 07:45:50 PM »
Jessica, Brittany, and Alex do Ekotechnicke while Trevor & Chris receive their clue from the beer spa. Brittany and Jessica work together, but can't forget Leg 3 in Morocco where she misplaces her gnome. Eric & Daniel are TEAM NUMBER TWO while Henry & Evan are THREE! "Be ready for anything" is a recurring quote by Phil.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 07:46:36 PM »
Jessica, Brittany, and Alex do Ekotechnicke while Trevor & Chris receive their clue from the beer spa. Brittany and Jessica work together, but can't forget Leg 3 in Morocco where she misplaces her gnome. Eric & Daniel are TEAM NUMBER TWO while Henry & Evan are THREE! "Be ready for anything" is a recurring quote by Phil.

Foreshadow.......

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2018, 07:48:42 PM »
Alex is the first scapegoat while the three Roadblock takers are working together. Jess "helps" the other while Brittany quickly realizes she is a liar by feeding them the wrong sentence structure. Alex feels screwed while Lucas & Brittany follow behind them reaccounting their situation with Jessica.

Trevor & Chris immediately arrive after and Trevor does the Roadblock.

Alex & Conor, Lucas & Brittany get taxis. Meanwhile, Cody & Jessica call for a taxi and are overtaken in second to last. Trevor answering phones while Jessica is counting on a cab picking them up to keep them safe.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2018, 07:57:52 PM »
Commercials are over and we come back with Trevor being cocky and getting his phrase right. (I don't know why, but I can't stand this guy's edit.) Cody & Jessica out of luck with a later cab. Trevor & Chris heading to the mat.

Alex & Conor are bypassed as Big Brother catches up to them. Alex & Conor finally realize they are lost while Lucas & Brittany run through the park.

Alex & Conor are TEAM NUMBER 4 while the lifeguards are 5TH PLACE! "Lots of surprises. Anything and everything could happen."

Cody & Jessica are lost in a park while Trevor & Chris closing in the gap. Both teams can't find the viewpoint and Cody & Jessica believe they overshot the viewpoint. It's a foot race!!!

And Cody & Jessica make it in 6TH PLACE. Phil believes they made a good choice by U-Turning the violinists and it saved them from placing last. Trevor & Chris are the LAST TEAM to arrive and are eliminated from the race. They are glad they could do this together and will be friends for so long.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2018, 08:01:33 PM »
Next week on a 2-HOUR EPISODE :wine: of TAR, teams travel to Zimbabwe as emotions run high and face another 2x U-Turn. For the first time in TAR, teams will be SWAPPING PARTNERS! "Oh my god."

So how did everyone think of this episode? Criticals, credentials, random stuff, etc.?
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2018, 08:02:16 PM »
:tu Rachel!! AWESOME job!!
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2018, 08:04:41 PM »
Hmmm... Interesting to see the final 3 weeks will be double eps special... A rare thing that we have more than two 2 hours special, what's the matter?
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2018, 08:06:00 PM »
So sad about Trevor and Chris! Something rubbed me wrong about Jessica and Cody from the start and now this seals it. Really glad that they brought the Kafka roadblock back as a switchback (actually as soon as I saw they were going to Prague I predicted it) but I think they made it too easy by making it words instead of letters. Great episode, can’t wait until next week!

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2018, 08:09:20 PM »
Hmmm... Interesting to see the final 3 weeks will be double eps special... A rare thing that we have more than two 2 hours special, what's the matter?

Survivor will return a week after TAR finale. Last three weeks are two-hour six-parter (divide by three) episodes.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2018, 08:10:04 PM »
The leg would have been miles better if the U-Turn was placed after the Detour.

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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2018, 08:11:48 PM »
The leg would have been miles better if the U-Turn was placed after the Detour.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2018, 08:40:39 PM »
So sad about Trevor and Chris! Something rubbed me wrong about Jessica and Cody from the start and now this seals it. Really glad that they brought the Kafka roadblock back as a switchback (actually as soon as I saw they were going to Prague I predicted it) but I think they made it too easy by making it words instead of letters. Great episode, can’t wait until next week!

Because they were in second to last and u-turned the only team that was behind them which ultimately helped them survive the leg? lol.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2018, 09:16:08 PM »
Not a good episode.  They wanted the Uturn used so they split the teams on two flights.  This removed a lot of suspense as the first four teams were guaranteed to survive.  Once the Uturn was used 15 minutes into the episode, we knew who was being eliminated.  And except for the incompetent lifeguards, there was no position change once the flights were booked.

The violinist was missing some words and just 'guessed' the correct phrase ?  I'm not sure I buy that.

The violinists just flew through the lecture task like was shown ?  I'm not sure I buy that either.  #editing

How did Jessica mislead them ?  Not confirming the correct phrase until her sheet was checked ?

Not only are Jody bad navigators but their taxi luck is rotten.

Speaking of luck, the skiers are a strong team but they must be getting a lot of breaks too.  Only one bad cabbie, that was inconsequential just before the fish-sorting task.

The lifeguards and the Yalees have very similar relationships.  It was NOT pleasant to see Evan being condescending to Henry over and over again.  And that ugly nose ring HAS TO GO.


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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2018, 10:13:34 PM »
The hotel was completely cut from the episode! (for those who don't know there was spoilers coming from a hotel where teams had to get their clues, I guess it was probably the first route info before the Uturn)

Agreed that the Uturn before a task sucks...

I felt like Indy and lifeguards felt cheated by Jess because she said the missing word was something, let Indy try, and then wrote the right word. I guess it could have been worse and she could have run right after getting the clue without telling them, but in the end, the other two teams still felt cheated, and I feel like they will most probably get Uturn.


Speaking of luck, the skiers are a strong team but they must be getting a lot of breaks too.  Only one bad cabbie, that was inconsequential just before the fish-sorting task.

The lifeguards and the Yalees have very similar relationships.  It was NOT pleasant to see Evan being condescending to Henry over and over again.  And that ugly nose ring HAS TO GO.



I don't agree with you, the fact that the skiers got a very bad taxi, that put them in last place, but still finished the fishing task ahead of Indy, showed that they are a very good team, and not just lucky.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2018, 10:22:27 PM »
The last four U-Turns (The three in TAR29, and now this one) have been before the Detour. All four have resulted in a team being eliminated from the race, and not by a close footrace.

This is a problem. This is a BIG problem that needs to be fixed. This is worse than the poor implementation of the Head-to-Head.

The U-Turn has become the goddamn DEATH NOTE.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2018, 10:33:36 PM »
So sad about Trevor and Chris! Something rubbed me wrong about Jessica and Cody from the start and now this seals it. Really glad that they brought the Kafka roadblock back as a switchback (actually as soon as I saw they were going to Prague I predicted it) but I think they made it too easy by making it words instead of letters. Great episode, can’t wait until next week!

Because they were in second to last and u-turned the only team that was behind them which ultimately helped them survive the leg? lol.

Okay I wasn’t really clear it wasn’t because the U-Turn its more about how conniving Jessica was at the roadblock

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2018, 10:34:35 PM »
The last four U-Turns (The three in TAR29, and now this one) have been before the Detour. All four have resulted in a team being eliminated from the race, and not by a close footrace.

This is a problem. This is a BIG problem that needs to be fixed. This is worse than the poor implementation of the Head-to-Head.

The U-Turn has become the goddamn DEATH NOTE.
Similar to the first W-turn of TAR 29, if this u-turn comes after detour, the elimination results could be easily be re-written

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2018, 10:46:23 PM »
So sad about Trevor and Chris! Something rubbed me wrong about Jessica and Cody from the start and now this seals it. Really glad that they brought the Kafka roadblock back as a switchback (actually as soon as I saw they were going to Prague I predicted it) but I think they made it too easy by making it words instead of letters. Great episode, can’t wait until next week!

Because they were in second to last and u-turned the only team that was behind them which ultimately helped them survive the leg? lol.

Okay I wasn’t really clear it wasn’t because the U-Turn its more about how conniving Jessica was at the roadblock

I don't think she was conniving. She gave them the correct answer after the fact, which she didn't have to do at all. Conniving would be her getting the answer and then bolting out the door after giving them an incorrect answer.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2018, 10:46:49 PM »
So sad about Trevor and Chris! Something rubbed me wrong about Jessica and Cody from the start and now this seals it. Really glad that they brought the Kafka roadblock back as a switchback (actually as soon as I saw they were going to Prague I predicted it) but I think they made it too easy by making it words instead of letters. Great episode, can’t wait until next week!

Because they were in second to last and u-turned the only team that was behind them which ultimately helped them survive the leg? lol.

Okay I wasn’t really clear it wasn’t because the U-Turn its more about how conniving Jessica was at the roadblock
Imo she was being smart though?
Cody and her were at the back of the pack, and she gave her team a few minutes lead over Indy & Lifeguards.

If I was her, I probably wouldn't have even agreed to work with the other teams, to have the chance to get ahead more. But she did, and she kept her word to share the answer.
I think the other 2 teams are overreacting a bit. And Brittany overreacted to the whole gnome situation, too, as it was literally her, and only her mistake.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2018, 11:12:42 PM »
This episode was OK, first of all I HATE that the u-turn is BEFORE the detour and not AFTER it nowadays. It leads no suspense to the teams when they race, because they know to do both detours. I would be fine if it was a yield because yields you can pretty much put anywhere in the race. Especially when both detours are unbalanced. I liked the switchback, but is sadly the only thing I liked about this episode. The editing was OK, but why can't they go back to having the amazing editing they did in Morocco, that was the best one yet.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2018, 11:22:02 PM »
I liked the classroom detour

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2018, 12:05:00 AM »
I thought this was the 2nd best Leg and episode this season. Morocco is still #1.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2018, 12:05:12 AM »
WHY DO THEY CONTINUE TO PUT THE U-TURN, BEFORE THE DETOUR???  :crybabe:

It wasn't the best episode for the season, I have to say. I enjoyed the Detour and the Roadblock and that's it.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2018, 12:16:27 AM »
My fear is that since they didn't listen to fans complaints about U-Turn before the Detour, they wont get rid of Head to Heads right before the Pit Stop...

I liked the leg for the most part.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2018, 12:32:50 AM »
Everyone go tweet relentlessly at CBS.

The U-Turn and the Head-to-Head both belong in the MIDDLE of the leg.

I mean, really...This is the first time I have EVER walked away from a (US) TAR episode feeling upset and dissatisfied. I think this officially just became my new least-favourite season.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2018, 02:31:37 AM »
Enjoyed the leg, especially the different tasks, though U-Turn board before any detour tasks are completed still a major issue. As I probably commented last season, I understand the logic, yet that's a horrible placement.

Other than that, it was a great leg.
Enjoyed that the more physical detour was longer, and the lecture one was mostly attention to detail, and potentially faster. That was very well designed, only if the U-Turn board was placed after the completion of the task, not before.

It be hilarious if the lecture task were mandatory, and WRP had cast a team with flat-earthers on the race.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2018, 04:49:40 AM »
What can I say this leg was quite amazing.
***SPOILERS BELOW***
FLIGHTS: If I'm not wrong this was the first time the entire season when there was a difference in flights. Still, it was quite nerve wrecking when the first thing teams did when they landed was access to the U-turn board :/

U-turn: It was fairly justified that nobody bothered U-turning anybody, except for controversial Jody. Oh Jody, how I wish you weren't as controversial as you are. Nonetheless Trevor and Chris didn't really deserve the U-turn.

Detour: A blind detour was really what the race was lacking. Quite frankly I had forgotten about blind detours but a blind detour coupled with a U-turn, now that's interesting. 'This' was a relatively easy task and I'm not going to complain; I actually liked the task  :beer: ! 'That' on the other hand reminded me of s21e8's roadblock on Russian time zones. Fun to see the educational sector come in ever so often and mess up the racers.

BEER SPA: there is definitely something going on with 'patrons' in this season. There was a wine drinking patron in Leg 5 and now patrons in a beer spa. Wonder whether this will have something to do with a task in the finale?

ROADBLOCK: It wasn't as much of a struggle as was for flight time in season 15. All the teams relatively did it well. Ooh, and drama!

WINNERS & LOSERS:
WINNER: Kristi and Jen - Yet another one reeled in by Kristi and Jen. Teams haven't perceived them as a threat yet but considering the fact that there are only 6 teams left now they are definitely a strong team to contend against. They've consistently maintained their position within the top 3 since leg 1, they are the only team who have won a leg twice this season and they're overwhelmingly skilled in the most random fields; I mean who knew that a professional ski athlete also worked at a brewery before? As a matter of fact, Jen and Trevor were the only ones who did the roadblock without taking help from other teams (not the first time this has happened!). Certainly a threat and I do hope they win this season!

WINNER: Daniel and Eric - They have very slyly taken over a spot in the top 3. 2 legs in the top 3 after spending 4 in the bottom 3, and these two don't even seem to be affected by this shift. Them and Chris and Trevor were the only ones who got the 'That' detour, even though these 2 winged it xD. Nonetheless a winning leg to these two.

LOSER: Alex and Conor - They didn't really lose per se but Alex was conned by Jessica. In an exchange of words for the roadblock, Jessica ran off and left Alex and Brittany to bite the dust. Of course Alex and Conor still ended up finishing before Jody, so I guess... they win?  Hoping for more drama from these two.

LOSER: Henry and Evan - They didn't really lose per se but Evan was quite feisty this leg, trying to instigate a fight. However, Henry didn't reciprocate it and they had a normal leg overall. Evan used her diplomacy to work with Daniel and they lucked out. They too are a threat to contend against, but not that much of a force to be reckoned with.

LOSER: Brittany and Lucas AND Jessica and Cody  - Their detour(s) went disastrous. After a failed attempt at 'That', the duo immediately switched to 'This' and while they finished the first part of the challenge quickly, they spent over an hour navigating for their clue. Upon that, they were about to fight all over again, but they worked it out on the spot. Not shabby. But the cherry on top was when Brittany was screwed off by Jessica. Jody have now developed a target on the back, granted that Jessica has lent her "kindness of strangers" spirit to Brittany twice and conned her BOTH the times. Obviously U-turn comin' their way~~ Jessica and Cody didn't have the smoothest run either. They departed on a later flight and, ended up U-turning Trevor and Chris, entered the wrong lecture hall in 'That' and switched over to 'This', screwed 2 people over in a roadblock, couldn't find a cab and ended up getting 6th place by the skin of their neck.

WINNER: Trevor and Chris - I mean sure, they did get eliminated, but they left with grace. They were U-turned under the statue of someone who's composition they've covered before, in some poetic justice manner. They executed both sides of the detour with poise. They ran a strong leg and would have actually survived if they hadn't been U-turned. Trevor and Jen were the only ones who did the roadblock by themselves. I don't know, I guess, they left and I don't feel bad. There's something about the 7th placers - Vanck and Ashton, Scott and Blair, Jeff and Jackie, Shelley and Nici, Pam and Winnie, Rob and Kelley, etc.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2018, 04:50:37 AM »
Am I the ONLY ONE that heard Kristi & Jen say they liked the U-Turn first? Stop being so selfish they have to make it good for the racers not just viewers!!! Elise & Bertram can't make say 48 incredible tasks and another 24 incredible concepts!!! What if there was a concert later in the day??? Its alot harder than just picking places and creating tasks!

This season is my second favorite of the 20-30 era! I had one problem with this season, EDITING!!! But that's gonna happen we see it in all shows! Take Masterchef! It aint until top ten we get to know everyone.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2018, 06:11:58 AM »
Count me among those who can't stand the u-turn before the detour. This was just an extremely poorly designed leg. Not only was this the first leg that didn't have an airport or hours of operation bunch, but teams were immediately booked on one of two flights based on their arrival last leg. So that basically guarantees someone on the second flight is going to get screwed. And then you have the u-turn first thing out of the airport instead of making teams have to earn the right to use it.

Cody and Jessica were probably the slowest team of all remaining to complete the detour, except maybe the lifeguards (due to switching), yet still got to use it. Just a very unfair leg for the violinists, who seemed like very nice guys and took it in stride.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2018, 06:24:19 AM »
Am I the ONLY ONE that heard Kristi & Jen say they liked the U-Turn first? Stop being so selfish they have to make it good for the racers not just viewers!!! Elise & Bertram can't make say 48 incredible tasks and another 24 incredible concepts!!! What if there was a concert later in the day??? Its alot harder than just picking places and creating tasks!

I don't understand what you're talking about, but I can sum up my feelings quite easily.

The U-Turn no longer feels survivable.

It's a gunshot to the head. Bang. You're dead. The last four teams that got eliminated via U-Turn, I never once believed they had a chance to catch up.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2018, 07:37:11 AM »
Am I the ONLY ONE that heard Kristi & Jen say they liked the U-Turn first? Stop being so selfish they have to make it good for the racers not just viewers!!! Elise & Bertram can't make say 48 incredible tasks and another 24 incredible concepts!!! What if there was a concert later in the day??? Its alot harder than just picking places and creating tasks!

I don't understand what you're talking about, but I can sum up my feelings quite easily.

The U-Turn no longer feels survivable.

It's a gunshot to the head. Bang. You're dead. The last four teams that got eliminated via U-Turn, I never once believed they had a chance to catch up.

I agree that the U-Turn before the detour was a bad choice but I wouldn't say it's unsurvivable. Maybe it's just editing but Trevor and Chris caught up pretty well. Seth and Olive did too (again though it might be editing). Matt and Redmond not only survived their U-Turn, but they beat several teams that weren't U-Turned. Logan and Chris survived their U-Turn placed before the detour, and what's more is that it was a single U-Turn—only team to ever survive the single U-Turn. Mike and Liz couldn't survive because they were so far back, so the placement of the U-Turn wouldn't have affected that, so even if the U-Turn had been placed after the detour and they beat Becca and Floyd at the detour, then Becca and Floyd wouldn't have been able to survive. Vanck and Ashton were going to be targeted by everyone nonetheless and from what I recall, they didn't pull off a strong detour anyways like Trevor and Chris did, and they weren't in the first departure groups, so they weren't going to survive either.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2018, 08:46:20 AM »
Leg 6

Had all teams been on the same flight and two teams U-Turned, this could have been the best leg of the season. The fact that four teams were a hour ahead and only one team U-Turned drew out much of the suspense. There is no incentive for teams to U-Turn when they know three teams are an hour behind.

Love the building story between Jessica & Brittany. Hoping it comes to fruition in Zimbabwe.

The return of This or That :funny:

Find it hilarious Phil points out FT&BE made him wait all night :funny:

This: Love that there were so many elements to this task. Physical, technical, and navigation. Even though the boat was a few blocks away, the address was vague enough to throw off many teams.
That: On the other hand, we have an intellectual task with so many small details and facts to remember.
FRANZ: I knew we would not get the same outcome as Big Easy, but it was still a difficult and fun task to watch. It was very easy to confuse one of the eight words and seemed harder that five letters.

The difficult tasks do help bolster this leg for me but the fact that many of the teams were never in danger bothers me.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2018, 08:50:19 AM »

LOSER: Brittany and Lucas AND Jessica and Cody  - Their detour(s) went disastrous. After a failed attempt at 'That', the duo immediately switched to 'This' and while they finished the first part of the challenge quickly, they spent over an hour navigating for their clue. Upon that, they were about to fight all over again, but they worked it out on the spot. Not shabby. But the cherry on top was when Brittany was screwed off by Jessica. Jody have now developed a target on the back, granted that Jessica has lent her "kindness of strangers" spirit to Brittany twice and conned her BOTH the times. Obviously U-turn comin' their way~~ Jessica and Cody didn't have the smoothest run either. They departed on a later flight and, ended up U-turning Trevor and Chris, entered the wrong lecture hall in 'That' and switched over to 'This', screwed 2 people over in a roadblock, couldn't find a cab and ended up getting 6th place by the skin of their neck.

I wouldn't say they screwed people over, they had a bad taxi driver at one point getting to the lecture hall and then finding the park, they used the u-turn which is what it's there for, and they didn't give the full answer at the roadblock to others (well it's meant to be teams racing against each other).  The incident on an earlier leg that Brittany complained about was all her own fault.  If the editors are trying to build them up as villains they are doing a poor job of it.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2018, 08:51:47 AM »
This episode was OK, first of all I HATE that the u-turn is BEFORE the detour and not AFTER it nowadays. It leads no suspense to the teams when they race, because they know to do both detours.

Plus it was done after split flights, so some teams never had to worry anyway.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2018, 11:05:24 AM »
In response to Kristi and Jen saying they liked the U-Turn spot during the leg: if I was racing that leg and was on the first flight I'd quite like where it was at that moment too  :funny:

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2018, 12:36:37 PM »
Finally caught up.

Great leg, only to be ruined by a "misplaced" W-turn. The one in Greece last season was okay. You had teams driving several miles to it, so some teams would get lost or have issues on the road.

The first W-turn this season was terribly misplaced, like the one in Tanzania last season. It was only a matter of cab races.  :furious:

The U-turn before the detour would work if there is something challenging before it, like a roadblock-->U-turn-->detour format, or a long self-driving before the U-turn. A U-turn at the very start of the leg is terrible.

Trevor & Chris did well. They probably could've gotten their favorite placement, 4th. Alas, the W-turn just finished them off. Oh the irony too.

Is it just me, or is Cody & Jessica becoming the antagonists? They would've been eliminated had it not been their cab from airport to the W-turn. Their performance this leg was terrible, but they got lucky to still be in this. Can't say I hate them despite them being villains. What they did was smart and within the game's rules. From a different point of view, they're most likely hate-able.

Switchback with significantly more teams around!

Full review some time in the future.

If anybody part of the TAR team is reading this, the U-turn before the detour is not always a bad idea, but the one this leg could've been placed better.

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« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2018, 12:48:49 PM »
Coincidentally, everybody before Brittany & Lucas shifted one placement up from the previous leg's while they fell to 5th, and those after them still had the same placement from previously.

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« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2018, 12:56:24 PM »
I think switching up U-Turn placement is fine to keep teams on their toes. But I think it's a little like the Face Off/Head-to-Head.
There should be at least one Route Marker or task before the U-Turn, not immediately the first thing when they arrive in the city. And then there should be at least one significant task or two after the Detour. Giving teams a chance to catch up isn't a bad thing. It should actually help foster more competition and drama. Who doesn't want to see a U-Turned team catch up to the ones who U-Turned them at a final task or something? Or even a Race to the Mat.

Instead, it's like TAR wants the U-Turn to eliminate a team.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2018, 03:18:37 PM »
I think there was one route info before the U-Turn but it got edited out...We don't know where the Hotel route info falls. It's the first place they were spotted in Prague, so my guess would be they had to get a clue at the hotel first, then the U-Turn board.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2018, 04:29:52 PM »
Wonder why that got edited out though..

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2018, 06:13:00 PM »

Is it just me, or is Cody & Jessica becoming the antagonists? They would've been eliminated had it not been their cab from airport to the W-turn. Their performance this leg was terrible, but they got lucky to still be in this. Can't say I hate them despite them being villains. What they did was smart and within the game's rules. From a different point of view, they're most likely hate-able.

They are being pushed as antagonists to Brittany who said she got deceived before, but I actually like team BB more than them.

They got an ok taxi at the start, though the plane split seemed to be set by position from the previous leg and the later taxis weren't good (like the one to the wrong lecture hall).  Why can't they drive around themselves in some places like this, the roads aren't that bad there I expect.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2018, 08:00:47 PM »
TPTB frequently edit out any initial route marker in a way that makes it invisible. One learns to expect such things as a matter of course. For example, editing could have easily edited out having to go to the beer baths that sent teams to the roadblock, and make it appear that the prior route marker did so. Wouldn’t have been hard either!
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2018, 08:42:12 PM »
TPTB frequently edit out any initial route marker in a way that makes it invisible. One learns to expect such things as a matter of course. For example, editing could have easily edited out having to go to the beer baths that sent teams to the roadblock, and make it appear that the prior route marker did so. Wouldn’t have been hard either!
They are now being more professional to edit things out, not like the early seasons like a team holding a roadblock clue on hand with roadblock being editted out  :funny:

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2018, 08:46:04 PM »
I think there was one route info before the U-Turn but it got edited out...We don't know where the Hotel route info falls. It's the first place they were spotted in Prague, so my guess would be they had to get a clue at the hotel first, then the U-Turn board.

The Hotel (edited out) was the clue that told them to go to the Mat and Phil.
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2018, 12:42:14 PM »
Thankfully, it wasn't fully edited out. At 38:52, Jessica & Cody were seen outside the hotel getting a cab to the Pit Stop.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2018, 01:30:18 PM »
I still think people are making valid points about the production WANTING  a U-turn to eliminate a team.
Let's take a small analysis into U-turns in previous seasons, and the placement of the U-turn board:
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From s20-s29, s29 has been the only season with a U-turn before the detour.
s29: Leg 3 - Tara and Joey u-turn Seth and Olive and they're eliminated.
       Leg 6 - Everybody plans and teams up against Vanck and Ashton, and collectively U-turn them, effectively eliminating them.
       Leg 8 - Brooke and Scott u-turn Liz and Michael and that coupled with a speed bump and self-driving, eliminated them.
Now delving into the seasons with u-turn boards post the detour:
s28: Leg 3 - a U-turn not even USED, so it went unaired.
       Leg 10 - Everybody plans and teams up against Brodie and Kurt, and collectively U-turn them, effectively eliminating them.
s27: Leg 4 - Everybody plans and teams up against Justin and Diana, but nobody lives up to the pact except for Tiffany and Krista and the u-turn was redundant.
       Leg 9 - Kelsey and Joey U-turn Tanner and Josh, and that coupled with a speed bump eliminates them.
       Leg 10 - Justin and Diana u-turn Logan and Chris, but Logan and Chris survive the u-turn.
s26: Leg 1 - A u-turn on the very first leg of the race, and Mike and Rochelle u-turn Jeff and Lyda, a u-turn that actually eliminates Jeff and Lyda. In retaliation Jeff and Lyda u-turn Jeff and Jackie, but the latter had long since passed the u-turn board making the second u-turn redundant.
       Leg 8 - Matt and Ashley u-turn Jelani and Jenny to eliminate their express pass, which they ended up using on the leg of expiry to bypass the u-turn regardless. In contrast, Laura and Tyler u-turn Aly and Steve, who, coupled with the speed bump and the u-turn are eliminated.
s25: Leg 5 - Shelley and Nici u-turn Keith and Whitney out of spite, and Keith and Whitney are eliminated. In retaliation, Keith and Whitney u-turn Amy and Maya, but Amy and Maya remained unaffected, rendering it redundant.
       Leg 9 - Amy and Maya u-turn Adam and Bethany, perceiving them as a threat. However, Adam and Bethany avoid it due to completing a fast-forward.
s24: Leg 8 - Brendon and Rachel u-turn Dave and Connor, perceiving them as a threat. As a polite formality to survive, Dave and Connor u-turn Leo and Jamal by consent (as far as I can recall). None of the u-turned teams are eliminated.
       Leg 10 - Leo and Jamal u-turn Jet and Cord, perceiving them as a threat. In vengeance for Leg 8, Caroline and Jennifer u-turn Brendon and Rachel but they are unaffected and one u-turn is redundant. Jet and cord are eliminated.
s23: Leg 5 - Tim and Danny u-turn Leo and Jamal, perceiving them as a threat. In retaliation, Leo and Jamal u-turn Brandon and Adam and this u-turn eliminated the latter.
       Leg 8 - Nicole and Travis u-turn Leo and Jamal, partly out of spite and partly because of them being a threat. In contrast, Tim and Marie u-turn Nicky and Kim, who alongside with a speed bump couldn't keep up and were eliminated.
s22: Leg 5 - Pam and Winnie u-turn Joey and Meghan, to eliminate an alliance. In retaliation, Joey and Meghan u-turn Chuck and Wynona, who would have been eliminated due to the u-turn had there not been a withdrawal from the race earlier in the leg.
        Leg 10 - Max and Katie and Bates and Anthony both u-turn in an attempt to eliminate Joey and Meghan and Mona and Beth's alliance, eliminating the former
s21: Leg 3 - Rob and Kelley u-turned Gary and Will, and granted it being a blind u-turn Gary and Will reciprocated the sentiment. However, Gary and Will weren't eliminated.
       Leg 9 - Jaymes and James u-turned Abbie and Ryan, in hopes of cancelling their 'double your million' prize. Trey and Lexi also u-turned Jaymes and James but the latter was unaffected and Abbie and Ryan were eliminated.
s20: Leg 8 - Art and JJ u-turn Brendon and Rachel out of spite, and consequently Brendon and Rachel u-turn Vanessa and Ralph out of spite. None of the u-turned teams were eliminated.
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Obviously there are some things to be inferred from these observations and patterns. What do you think?
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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2018, 01:50:21 PM »
...The TAR 27 Leg 10 U-Turn was before the Detour

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2018, 02:08:41 PM »
The hotel was completely cut from the episode! (for those who don't know there was spoilers coming from a hotel where teams had to get their clues, I guess it was probably the first route info before the Uturn)

Agreed that the Uturn before a task sucks...

I felt like Indy and lifeguards felt cheated by Jess because she said the missing word was something, let Indy try, and then wrote the right word. I guess it could have been worse and she could have run right after getting the clue without telling them, but in the end, the other two teams still felt cheated, and I feel like they will most probably get Uturn.


Speaking of luck, the skiers are a strong team but they must be getting a lot of breaks too.  Only one bad cabbie, that was inconsequential just before the fish-sorting task.

The lifeguards and the Yalees have very similar relationships.  It was NOT pleasant to see Evan being condescending to Henry over and over again.  And that ugly nose ring HAS TO GO.



I don't agree with you, the fact that the skiers got a very bad taxi, that put them in last place, but still finished the fishing task ahead of Indy, showed that they are a very good team, and not just lucky.

You're missing my point.  The skiers have had consistent good luck with cabbies for the entire race.  We can tell this because they have consistently arrived 'in order' (ie they leave task in third, they arrive at next task in third) and many times ahead of teams that they were behind.  The ONE time they got a bad cabbie was before the fish sorting task. which despite being early in the leg and amounting to nothing in the end, got WAY TOO MUCH screen time.

And they beat Indy in one task.  That shows they are A VERY GOOD TEAM ?  No, that shows Indy was very bad at fish-sorting.  What shows that the skiers are a very good team ?  Efficient completion of a multitude of different tasks.  The fact they they have placed high in every leg is really good luck with cabbies.



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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2018, 02:51:21 PM »
Holy cow. I just saw that the partner swap is for the entire leg next week! Yikes!

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2018, 02:52:41 PM »
The hotel was completely cut from the episode! (for those who don't know there was spoilers coming from a hotel where teams had to get their clues, I guess it was probably the first route info before the Uturn)

Agreed that the Uturn before a task sucks...

I felt like Indy and lifeguards felt cheated by Jess because she said the missing word was something, let Indy try, and then wrote the right word. I guess it could have been worse and she could have run right after getting the clue without telling them, but in the end, the other two teams still felt cheated, and I feel like they will most probably get Uturn.


Speaking of luck, the skiers are a strong team but they must be getting a lot of breaks too.  Only one bad cabbie, that was inconsequential just before the fish-sorting task.

The lifeguards and the Yalees have very similar relationships.  It was NOT pleasant to see Evan being condescending to Henry over and over again.  And that ugly nose ring HAS TO GO.



I don't agree with you, the fact that the skiers got a very bad taxi, that put them in last place, but still finished the fishing task ahead of Indy, showed that they are a very good team, and not just lucky.

You're missing my point.  The skiers have had consistent good luck with cabbies for the entire race.  We can tell this because they have consistently arrived 'in order' (ie they leave task in third, they arrive at next task in third) and many times ahead of teams that they were behind.  The ONE time they got a bad cabbie was before the fish sorting task. which despite being early in the leg and amounting to nothing in the end, got WAY TOO MUCH screen time.

And they beat Indy in one task.  That shows they are A VERY GOOD TEAM ?  No, that shows Indy was very bad at fish-sorting.  What shows that the skiers are a very good team ?  Efficient completion of a multitude of different tasks.  The fact they they have placed high in every leg is really good luck with cabbies.




I got your point, but most teams has got 'good luck' with taxi.... I agree with you that it looks like team big brother got a few 'bad taxi', but I don't remember the other teams leaving in X position and arriving later because of bad taxis. I just don't get why you feel like the skiers are the only one with good luck with cabbies. (I don't remember seeing Yale being screwed once with cabs, same with Indy and Lifeguards and twins, etc. )

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2018, 08:26:30 PM »
There haven't been that many taxis so far this season. In two of the three legs with non self-driving had at least one point they had to travel on foot.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #81 on: February 05, 2018, 12:03:50 AM »
I'm with everyone else, the U-Turn before the detour RUINED this leg. There's no suspense, we all just sat there knowing one of the last 3 teams would definitely get U-Turned and when they did, it wasn't dramatic, even the Trevor and Chris just shrugged.
Now imagine it was after the U-Turn when a lot of the teams had spent well over an hour looking for the place to deliver the beer, were starting to feel frantic and scared about their placements. If they'd got to the U-Turn after the detour, we more than likely would have had 2 teams U-Turned and probably one of them to their face!

The Switchback was easy and I do wish that for these mental roadblocks, they wouldn't be allowed to help each other. Trevor and Chris might have stood a chance if two of the teams didn't just get the answer from Jessica. Or at least design it in a way that only one person can enter the room to get their answer checked at a time. It'd have been way more dramatic and fun.

I liked the beer task but this leg was the most disappointing so far for me. I feel like TAR US has lost its way completely.

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Re: TAR 30 EPISODE 6 LIVE UPDATES/COMMENTARY WED 1/31/18 8-9PM EST
« Reply #82 on: March 03, 2018, 01:34:06 AM »
W-turn: 1/10
Poorly placed.
For more information, please refer to my full post in the Joys & Disappointments thread. :)

Detour: 8/10
Balanced; historical and cultural. This is a bit physical with the stacking, requires attention to detail with the perfect measurement, and requires navigation to get to their clue. That is a mental challenge requiring memory skills mostly. Additional information were good distractions too.

Roadblock: 8/10
Switchback! Requires memory and concentration. Moderate in difficulty. Miscellaneous parts of the form were good distractions.

Leg Design: 5/10
Overall it would've been a decent leg without the U-turn at the start because of the moderately difficult tasks.

Episode: 5/10
Episode had potential. U-turn gave one team an unfair disadvantage. Tasks were moderate in difficulty. Overall episode showed culture and history.
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