The Amazing Race Watch: Long Hair, Don't Care
Author: Patrick Hodges
published: 2012-10-08 00:05:11
The Pit Stop for Leg Two was the Pasar Pabean Market, a short distance away from both ends of the Detour.
Below is the order the contestants finished in, along with some of their more interesting moments.
#1. Natalie and Nadiya - The twins showed they know how to race and race well, but I still don’t like them. They profess themselves as “badass”, and I think that’s a quality that should be conferred on you by others, not by yourselves. They say that they formed an alliance with Trey and Lexi, though we never saw that in action this week as they did different Detour tasks.
#2. Trey and Lexi - I wasn’t sure about this team last week, as we barely saw them, but they have shown that they are a capable team and they work well together. Plus, they are cute as the dickens, and they are a million times more fun to watch than the twins.
#3. Jaymes and James - To their credit, Team Bohunk pulled it together really well after last week’s close call. They also showed that they are good teammates, good teammates, and really good guys. I think I could get on their bandwagon really easily
#4. Abbie and Ryan - Surprisingly, last week’s winners barely got any screen time this week, which is not surprising seeing as how they were in the middle of the pack the entire leg.
#5. Josh and Brent - Another team that we barely saw this week because they were nowhere near the lead or the back of the pack. The jury’s still out whether or not they can actually step it up and be front-runners. My money’s on this being their best finish ever.
#6. James and Abba - Team Rockstar got an early leg up, but for the second leg in a row, ended up sliding back into the middle of the pack. They were one of several teams to be hindered by an unsatisfactory cab driver, and I can’t really fault them for that. Hopefully they’ll have a leg in the near future where they have nothing but good luck.
#7. Caitlin and Brittany - Unlike the twins, this all-girl team has yet to show they have what it takes to be contenders. They are athletic, and they are not at all disagreeable, which works in their favor. They certainly are pleasant on the eyes. However, there’s very little that distinguishes them, and I hope that changes.
#8. Rob and Kelley - We learned this week that Kelley had actually been married before, to a very dear friend of Rob’s before he was tragically killed in an accident. Both of them helped each other through their grief, and fell in love in the process, which is nice. This was a terrible leg for them, as they were saddled with a horrible cabbie, and only because two other teams fared worse than them are they still racing. That may not be the case in the future.
#9. Gary and Will - Tenn and Peller (like I said last week, they look like Penn and Teller, but without the talent) proved this week that they are not long for this race. Will proved to be the world’s worst balloon-thingy maker, and the constant pedaling combined with the intense Indonesia heat didn’t help either. They should have been out. I look for that to happen next week.
The following team came in last and was eliminated:
#11. Amy and Daniel - I am so freaking disappointed by this turn of events, I cant even tell you. I was rooting so hard for Amy… I mean, how can you NOT root for a woman with two prosthetic legs? They started in the front, and seemed to be coasting to another great finish. But sometimes all it takes is to get an inexperienced or dunderheaded cabbie, and this guy drove them all over town, and by the time he pulled his head out of his ass, they had no chance of catching up. Whatta revoltin’ development. Oh well, this is proof that bad luck doesn’t discriminate.
Next week: Caitlin and Brittany lose their shit, in more ways than one.
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