Wednesday, April 20, 2005

the amazing race 7- episode 8

Another episode of the Amazing Race done. I did enjoy this episode…much better than the last. It involved evil Camels, heavy wooden elephants and a 24 hour train ride through India. I wasn’t sure whether it would be a non-elimination or not…though I think last week I predicted the non-elim, I was wrong.
In order of arrival at the bathmat:

Uchenna and Joyce: They went for the fast forward. As soon as I saw that it was the fast forward and that they were in India, I figured it would be a head shaving. Season five involved a head shaving fast forward, but God’s favourite models didn’t want to do it (they were saved by the fact that it was a non-elimination leg). Anyway, so Uchenna already had no hair so it was clearly up to Joyce. You could tell it was causing her stress because she just kinda yelled “lets just do it” when Uchenna asked if she really wanted to do it. At first it was painful to watch because she was just sitting there crying as this guy cut all her hair off…but then Uchenna went over and held her hand and told her she was beautiful no matter what. How can you not root for this team now? She doesn’t look so bad with a shaved head…

Ron and Kelly: Had a pretty good leg. They were barely second…Rob and Amber were not even a second behind them. They pushed their elephant quite nicely and Kelly didn’t have nearly as much camel trouble as some of the other teams…they were matching nicely in their blue shirts…I was happy to see that Kelly wasn’t wearing a halter top again. Kelly actually showed some soul this episode…when she saw Meredith struggling with the elephant pushing she tried to convince the locals to help him…how sweet. Scenes from next episode show Kelly saying that Ron can’t make a commitment and that proof of that is that he even got out of being in the military by being a POW…can’t wait for that.

Rombuh: Good leg here too. I wasn’t impressed with Rob yanking kids off the street to help them push their elephant. Instead of asking people around us “can you help us?” it was “HELP US”! The tail off their elephant broke off…I wonder how much that costs. 600 pound teak elephants can’t be cheap. Poor Amber ended up with a camel that just didn’t want to run…but it got across the finish line in the end (after a tease that it was going to turn around and run the wrong way around the track). Apparently they got married in the Bahamas last weekend…look for their wedding show to come in May…

The Oldies: They just won’t die. And Meredith really looked like he was going to die whilst pushing the elephant. For whatever reason, Gretchen decided to get up into the compartment on top of the elephant and ride it instead of pushing. So there she was, yelling about pushing and driving us all nuts. Instead of then giving her poor husband a break, she made him do the camel racing. I truly think they were shocked when they weren’t eliminated. They just kind of walked up to the mat sheepishly…and it was then announced that they are now the oldest to get this far in the race. Man are they beat up…

Last and Philiminated:
Lynn and Alex: They were victims of a taxi driver that didn’t know where he was going. They would have beat the oldies, but they ended up at “the other” palace first. They made a key decision by noticing that Joyce and Uchenna were going for the fast forward and decided not to go. As it turned out, if they’d had a decent taxi driver, they probably would have gotten there first because it took J and U a long time to find the head shaving locale. I would have liked to see if those two would have shaved their heads…When they were eliminated, I really thought we’d see a kiss…but no, just a hug and perhaps a cheek kiss. Anyway…they’re gone.
It’s getting down to the important stuff now. Will next week be a non-elimination leg? Will a team that’s been doing really well make their first key mistake that just puts them out of the running? I guess we’ll find out soon.

2 comments:

revswife said...

I am so vain. Crying for Joyce's hair. At least she is gorgeous enough to carry it off.

K said...

I just can't watch people cry without getting a bit teary...plus I remembered what it was like to have all your hair shaved off...very strange but somewhat liberating all in one