The Pit Stop for Leg Six was the good ship Savarona near the Kurucesme Topuzlu Park.
Below is the order the contestants finished in, along with some of their more interesting moments.
#1. Trey and Lexi - I’m happy Team Texas finally won a leg, but I’m quite disappointed that they took part in a criminal enterprise, but hopefully they’ll make up for it later. Lexi turned out to be a good sherbet saleswoman, but her voice got so annoying that one local offered to give her money just to go away. Hee.
#2. Abbie and Ryan - We learned this week that Ryan is kind of a tool, as he ditched the playful mocking and went straight into bad-mouthing other teams in front of them. I was prepared to take his side over the whininess of the twins, but dissing Team Rockstar because they go their own way is just uncalled for.
#3. James and Abba - After losing all of their cash, Rockstar benefited from a very nice lady, who gave them enough money to make it to the airport. I am so happy about this, because they were able to retain their position near the front of the pack. I am firmly on their bandwagon, and their solitary approach to the race seems to be paying off so far.
#4. Natalie and Nadiya - My low opinion of the twins bottomed out this episode, and now they are one of my least favorite teams of all time. Offering to split their ill-gotten gains with Team Texas to soothe their guilt just reaffirmed how despicable they are. They need to be out of this race, now. I can’t wait for karma to bit them right in their thieving asses.
#5. Jaymes and James - Kudos to Team Magic Mike for realizing that the Turkish train they were on was putting them behind, so they hopped out halfway there and caught a taxi the rest of the way. They are still alive in the race, but they need to make better decisions from here on out. Awesome moment: in the middle of the leg, they weren’t sure what place they were in, so they pointed to the bottom of the “screen” so that we would know how they were doing, and right on cue, we saw that they were in fifth place at the time. Well played, show!
#6. Josh and Brent - Team Capricorn learned first hand the cardinal rule of racing: read the damn clue. Their Speed Bump clue told them to eat ice cream from a “marked stand”, but instead they went to the first stand they saw. Lucky for them, chowing down on an ice cream cone is not time-consuming, but it’s little things like this that cost teams the race. They were spared once again, but I’m betting this will be the last time.
The following team came in last and was eliminated:
#7. Rob and Kelley - It all came down to one decision after touching down in Turkey: teams could either take a train or a taxi to the ferry, and Team Monster Truck chose the much-slowed train. As a result, they were unable to catch up. I liked them, despite Rob’s consistent overconfidence, but Kelley was a real trooper, and I hope Rob appreciates his better half.
Next week: it’s off to Russia, where I’m praying that the Tovar-bitches end up in a gulag or something.