Amazing Race Update
Viking Pundit has his thoughts here
. As I mentioned in his comments, one of the things that struck me about last night's episode was the similarity of the Detour and Roadblock tasks. In the Roadblock, one person from each team was required to look through 600 metal suitcases in search of one of ten clues. In the detour, the teams were required to serve tea to five of ten people on a list in an office building containing what appeared to be about 600 people.
Gretchen did terribly in the Roadblock. Despite being the one with apparently the most patience, she gave up for awhile and cried on Meredith's shoulders about how hard she was trying. As usual, Rob & Ambuh had all the luck, with Ambuh entering the roadblock behind the Beauty Queen and finding her clue a few minutes earlier. The gay couple have seemingly adopted Gretchen & Meredith and this episode that hurt them, as they were stuck bartering for taxis for two sets of people while Uchenna & Joyce took off.
Eric was surprised that the POW & the Beauty Queen did not force Rob & Ambuh to yield (wait for an hour). I agree, it was a boneheaded mistake. They may not find themselves in front of the Survivor duo again, and you know doggone well that the Godfather will not hesitate to force them to yield when he gets the chance.
The ending was a bit of a surprise as it was not a pit stop. Phil was there complete with mat on the ground, but when Rob & Ambuh arrived first, he told them that they were still racing. To be continued... next week!