TAR 12 – Episode 6 – Airport Follies
Just another Amazing Race episode to remind you how badly air travel sucks. Hey, everybody, have fun traveling home for the holidays! I don’t even attempt O’Hare over Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This episode was won and lost thanks to the airline industry. That and the fact that luck is completely fickle. If only the world’s destinations were all connected by zip-line.
More on the episode (um, do I need to say “spoilers”?) after the jump.
Ronald & Christina – Hernia & Daughter seem to be getting stronger/luckier as the race goes on. He’s still a schmuck in a homemade “Who’s Your Daddy” shirt, but I adore Christina. I love the fact that Christina seems to find out certain words in the native tongue (like “thank you” and “taxi”) of whatever land they travel to, because it works out like a charm and avoids the requisite, embarrassing ritual on TAR of grown people shouting in English, “Where is CHOOOO-CHOOOO?” to confused strangers.
Kynt & Vyxsin – My Siouxsie CD stayed dormant one more week while Kent & Vixen scooted to another 2nd-place finish. Really like the fact that the mopey, bitchy behavior exhibited by so many other teams seems to not affect this one in the slightest. They simply think for themselves, put their heads down and charge forward. How ’bout that, CBS: Stunt-casting that works! K&V really got under many other teams’ skin by approaching a travel agent at the Vilnius airport, instead of queueing up like sheep. More of that, please. Stand apart! Isn’t that why God gave you pink hair?
Jennifer & Nathan – They’re just so fabulous for each other. Truly the perfect couple. Die, please. Just die. And how is it possible that between these two athletic types, neither one has encountered a rowboat? How about a rowing machine? I know they’re old-school, but do I need to drive these people to a Bally’s Total Fitness myself?
Rachel & TK – The plane that carried Rachel & TK (and Nick & Don) from Vilnius to Prague missed the transfer to Dubrovnik. These two grabbed the better of the two flights to Dubrovnik. Because of this, and the fact that they didn’t screw anything up, they placed fourth. Were it not for bad weather, these two could’ve skated to first on this leg. Bah, who cares, they’ve already won their trip to Japan.
Nicolas & Donald – Nick (sportin’ some groovy Daddy Fulks duds) and Don advanced by the skin of their teeth for a second straight leg. They’ve got to get a jump on the pack, because Don’s getting tired and Nick is starting to show frustration because of it. It’s not Nate & Jen-type fighting, but a bad sign for a struggling team.
Azaria & Hendekea – Well, sort of a sad ending for them, but they were eliminated by making a basic error on the race. Remember: No business-class seats. Pretty happy for this mistake, though. I was getting sick of their smug asses.
Predicted order of Philimination:
1. Nicolas & Donald
2. Kynt & Vyxsin
3. Ronald & Christina
Shana & Jennifer
Kate & Pat
Azaria & Hendekea
Ari & Staella
Marianna & Julia
9. Rachel & TK
Lorena & Jason
11. Jennifer & Nathan
Actual order of Philimination:
1. Ari & Staella
2. Kate & Pat
3. Marianna & Julia
4. Lorena & Jason
5. Shana & Jennifer
6. Azaria & Hendekea
Bingo! Leg six it was for the siblings, as predicted. Before I get too high and mighty, though, you’ll notice that I also predicted the elimination of three other teams who are still racing. I’m going back to predicting Ron & Christina will bite the big one next episode, going from first to worst. In reality though, I’m thinking it’s going to take an act of God to keep Nick & Don from going home.
Next week, more bitching! And crushing anger! Tune in.
Links to previous TAR sojourns:
- Episode 5 – Counting your lucky stars
- Episode 3-4 – Hernias for all!
- Episode 2 – Getting dirty
- Episode 1 – Reassessing my snap judgments
- Pre-season – Handicapping TAR 12