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  • Amazing Race Recap-Episode 3

       March 15, 2005

    Note: see my earlier Amazing Race recaps here and here.

    Update: Read the episode 4 recap here.

    Oh that dastardly Rob. Now normally, the Amazing Race really is just about getting from here to there the fastest. But Rob's added a whole new level of genius. He was smart enough to quickly realize he couldn't complete the meat-eating roadblock and persuasive enough to convice Ray & Deanna and Meredith & Gretchen that they couldn't either, thereby guaranteeing that he and Amber wouldn't finish last. It was a brilliant maneuver. Rob and Amber couldn't outrace this leg's winners, Lynn & Alex and they couldn't out-eat Uchenna & Joyce, Brian & Greg or Ron & Kelly, but they are well on their way to outwitting the entire field. Bravo, I say. Bravo!

    As for the Philimination, I was a little sad to see Debbie & Bianca go, as it would be nice for an all-female team to do well. But, not only did they drive over 2 hours in the wrong direction, they also mocked the locals who basically told them they weren't driving toward Argentina.

    The Amazing Editors were fantastic tonight. My favorite bit was when Susan & Patrick were on their way to the roadblock and hoping that they'd be able to "get a bite to eat there". I will say, however, that they should have thrown in a little ominous music to complete the moment.

    I'm liking:

    Rob & Amber: They played the roadblock well, but I do wish they would have completed it. Sure, this is a game, but I want a team to accomplish the tasks, not just figure out ways to get around them. I still really like them, but I want to see them excel more.

    Brian & Greg: I'm back to loving these guys again. They're dorks, but they're my kind of dorks. I love their singing and imitations, and they did a great job tonight, even though they had some bad luck when their bikes broke down.

    Uchenna & Joyce: I originally called them "Team Sob Story", but I think they're really Team Exuberant. Joyce rocked in the rafting detour and Uchenna was a tremendous eating machine. And they had so much fun doing it!

    I'm neutral on:

    Ron & Kelly: They're perfectly nice and capable. But, at the same time, they're perfectly bland. If they stick around hopefully they'll start to show some personality.

    Lynn & Alex: I really want to like these guys and they did a great job in this leg. But, I'm so annoyed by their obsession with Rob & Amber. It's not about beating Rob & Amber! If they'd just run their own race they'd be fine.

    I'm disliking:

    Ray & Deanna: Ray seems like a giant ass and Deanna does nothing but put up with it. We've seen that dynamic too often in the last few races and I don't want to see it again. I hope they're gone soon.

    Meredith & Gretchen: Actually, I've got nothing against Meredith, but Gretchen annoys the crap out of me. To her credit, she knows she's annoying. I was seriously creeped out by the implications of what Gretchen might do to "make it up" to Meredith for putting up with her. Yikes!

    Susan & Patrick: How could they drive around Santiago for nearly TWO HOURS without stopping and finding someone to help them get out of the city. You can't be that helpless on the Race. You know, I'm interested in seeing the relationship between a mother and son and how they do the Race together, I just don't personally like these two that much. It's disappointing.

    Next week: animals. I'm sure that wacky hijinks will ensue.

    Posted by at March 15, 2005 09:26 PM

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    #  March 15th, 2005 9:47 PM      james
    grossest line of the night: gretchen asking meredith if he wanted some "mouth to mouth."

    i think im going to be sick  
    #  March 17th, 2005 1:14 PM      Patricia
    If all players put as much energy into their own game, as they do into hating Rob & Amber, they might actually have a game. Rob is BRILLIANT... stealing the girlfriends taxi, negotiating a police escort and orchestrating the penalties in the food challenge were nothing short of genius. You people who hate Rob and Amber might want to turn your attention to programming that's a little less upsetting, like a good cooking show.  
    #  March 17th, 2005 1:20 PM      kris
    Right on, Patricia!!  
    #  March 18th, 2005 2:30 AM      Mayish
    Rob and Amber sux at the amazing race by stealing Debbie and Bianca cab....wat is it a so called 'strategy' WTF...go to hell u both and u both suxxx like hell as a couple and i might not be surprise that u guyz actually split becos of Rob stupid ungentlemanly behaviour ....Amber ,i felt pity for u.....get away from ur boy, 'Rob' a real 'ROBBER'...........u guyz suxxxxxx like hell could ppl here said they like them......oh gosh...better think twice heh????????????  



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