This week’s episode of The Amazing Race Unfinished Business brings us happy and sad moments. Well, one of our favorite teams, Jet and Cord, is already gone. But nonetheless, I enjoyed this episode for several reasons.
First, who can forget Zev’s Cheese Fondue face? See it below.
Then, Mallory’s face on the pit stop is funny. That’s why she’s my favorite now.
TV Fanatic: The reality that the cowboys were going to be towards the back of the pack, if not last, was evident very early after Jet messed up the Roadblock. However, we were able to dream that another team would get U-Turned as well and Jet and Cord could use their speed to make up ground, pass a team and avoid a last place finish.
As the Detour wore on, however, it became obvious that a worst case scenario was developing. The cowboys would be U-Turned, alright. But one by one each of the teams I wanted to see forced to do the other half of the challenge – Kent and Vyxsin, Kisha and Jen or Gary and Mallory – skated by the double U-Turn without doing anything.
The only option which remained was U-Turning the Globetrotters. This didn’t help our emotional conundrum; with the cowboys, they’re the two most popular teams and we were guaranteed one would go home. It was truly a sad episode.
Flight Time and Big Easy can’t be blamed for U-turning the cowboys, they had no other choice. They even commented that they didn’t want to send Jet and Cord to the other challenge, but felt they had no option.
The real problem with the episode was the format of the leg. By placing the Double U-Turn last, a lot of the drama was removed from the leg. The first few teams that arrived at the Double U-Turn knew they were done with challenges, knew there were teams behind them and didn’t want to make enemies when they didn’t need it. Also, the episode turns out to be, not a race to the pit stop, but to the double u-turn.
Let’s hop in the time travel machine and go back to the fifth leg of the race. Remember when Flight Time and Big Easy and Jaime and Cara were both U-Turned, but each had an opportunity to come back during the Roadblock? The twist of the Roadblock after the Detour kept the leading teams uncertain of their spot and led to an earlier U-Turning. Without that pressure this week, no one needed to U-Turn.
Also, Kent continues to be a villain. See the photo below to see what I mean.
So what can you say on this episode?
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