Well, that was a fun little break for me: it was new nephew weekend, and then I was a major slacker, so expect lots of reviews starting tomorrow, when I have a day off finally. To start...
we jump right back in with a recap of Dave’s possible race ending
injury. But first, an overview: The teams fly out to Christchurch, New
Zealand(Phil’s hometown) where the boat out to the detour, a choice
between fishing and vintage racecar driving. The car thing was a bit of
a trick, since both team members had to finish a course with a combined
time of 83 seconds. The teams then went to a hillside to participate
in a messy obstacle course involving molasses and chicken feathers,
ending with a dunk in a manure pond. Lovely. They then get to see Phil
in all their stinky glory. I bet Phil felt very lucky to smell that.
Bates and Anthony left
first, and still didn’t leave much of a mark in my brain, beyond being
following followers who follow, all the way to the top of the wrong
mountain. Smooth, guys.
Dave and Connor went
to the hospital to check out Dave’s ankle, and it turns out he tore
both the tendon and the muscle. They got a boot from a pharmacy, and
decided to continue on. Jessica and Jon did give them the express pass,
which was used almost immediately at the detour, since Dave couldn’t
drive stick, and neither of them had the patience for fishing. Connor
was able to do the obstacle course, and Dave and Connor came in first.
But will they stay in the race?
Jessica and Jon, beyond giving the express pass to the team that posed the least threat to them, were completely forgettable.
Joey and Megan were surprisingly competent in everything they did, which surprised me a bit, since I am pretty sure I still hate them.
Chuck and Wynona though
they were so smart, they took the latest flight out of Bora Bora. They
also were the only team to take the fishing detour, which was finished
Mona and Beth apparently were racing, but I have absolutely no recollection of that occuring.
Caroline and Jennifer likewise made no impression.
Max and Katie are still on my haaaaaaaaate list, but no new reasons this week, luckily for them.
Pam and Winnie managed
to get into first place for all of five minutes at a bunching point,
but when they actually had to navigate themselves, fell down to fifth
again. Other than that, they were another forgettable team.
to end, when Dave and Connor came in first, we learned that we don’t
have a pit stop this leg, and everyone is still racing. Dun dun DUN!