Sunday, January 20, 2008

Teams Claw their Way to the Finish Line

We painfully watched Nate & Jen self distruct and eliminate themselves from the race last week. Tonight, Ron/Christina, Nick/Don, and TK/Rachel will complete the final leg and compete to cross the finish line in first place for $1 million. CBS promises "a photo finish," so buckle up, sit back and enjoy the ride. Here are this week's "live" thoughts.

Psych-out! Ron and Christina had the other teams all worried that they had caught another flight when they failed to appear at the gate with the rest of them. Turns out, they were doing a little internet research about their next destination - 6th Avenue Outfitters in Anchorage. When is that race karma going to kick in?? They totally screwed over Nate and Jen last week and have never had to pay for it. Maybe it will kick in right at the end when they're suppose to cross the finish line. Fingers crossed!

Apparently, the race karma is a little confused. It just struck Nick & Don instead! They got their clue, but forgot their bag of goodies. This means they'll be going back to the store as soon as they realize what they've done. Bummer!

Is it just me or does this leg's Detour really bite??!! Filleting a HUGE fish or diving into a tank full of snapping crabs. Neither sounds too appetizing to me. Why do Ron and Christina have all the luck??!! They just found the dang clue inside the fish. How are they this far ahead of the other teams already? Soooo frustrating!

Yes!! The other teams finally caught up with Ron & Chris. Ron made that ice wall look pretty easy, but Chris is really struggling (allowing the others to catch up). Unfortunately, it was short lived and now Ron and Chris are already on their way. Race karma, where are you??

Most. Impossible. Roadblock. Ever!!! There's only one correct way to assemble the 10 items, but several ways to do it wrong??!! I think we're going to be here a while. These are my favorite ending Roadblocks, though. I still vividly remember the map challenge from the family edition and the flag challenge when the hippies won a few seasons back. It's all about the brains and nothing about the brawn. Let's see who has the brains to do it and win the $1 million.

I really can't handle the suspense and stress! I'm at the edge of my seat. I mean, how hard is this Roadblock?? There's no way I'd be able to remember all of these details. Christina just made hers worse! YES!!! Rachel just did it! She solved the impossible! Now, quick like bunny and finish the race in first because Ron & Chris are hot on your tail.

You just can't beat a neck-and-neck finish of The Amazing Race. And the winner is... TK and RACHEL!! Ron and Chris finished in second with Don and Nick taking third. So, maybe that karma did come in at the end. As usual with TAR, the amazing part comes with the bonds that develop between the 2 people in the teams. Ron and Chris may not have won the million, but they walked away happier than when they started.

What did you think of the finale? Were you happy to see TK and Rachel win? Leave me a comment with your thoughts.


suekola44 said...

The finale was a real nail-biter! I'm so thrilled TK and Rachel won!! They really deserved it. I just saw them this morning on Regis and Kelly. He is a recent graduate of UCal at Santa Barbara where he was on the swim team all four years. Who would have guessed?! She is an executive flower designer. That's not surprising at all. When does the next TAR season start?

Jen said...

I know this is late... but I am so glad TK and Rachel won! Toby actually liked all three teams in the finale, but Ron bugged me and I wasn't the biggest fan of Nick, either. So hooray! I love TAR!