Can you freakin’ believe it?! We’re on the last episode of Season 20 of The Amazing Race already! What is Fran gonna watch now for her last three months of bed rest? She’s actually been “couch-ridden” since week five. She told me her doctor said it was crucial. Anyway, on to the finale!
We started with eleven teams for a race around the world! After a lot of drama and one pervy oiled up guy in a bathtub later, here’s who’s left:
Team Blowup (Dave and Rachel)
Team Boy Guns (Art and JJ)
Team Reality (Rachel and Brendan)
Team Second Chance (Ralph and Vanessa)
Remember them? Me neither!
Phil reminds us about the drama filled U-Turns, all the relationship issues, the crying and every time someone hurt themselves. Thanks Phil! Your soothing half accent makes everything sound good.
Cochin, India is the city of harmony. And that’s where we’re starting off our big finale. Team Blowup leaves first and is on their way to Hiroshima Japan. Once there they must immediately leave and go to Miyajima Island. Dave says his relationship is worth more than a million dollars. Too bad he has to choose. And he will have to choose. I bet he chooses the money. He says he doesn’t view Rachel as his wife he views her as his teammate, his equal, his peer and his soldier. Then what the hell is a wife??
Next to leave is…it doesn’t matter, because they’re all on the same flight. In fact, is didn’t matter so much AR didn’t even show the teams leaving, they just cut to them on the plane.
Second Chance Vanessa has a really bad swollen ankle. I mean, really bad. Like pregnant Fran bad! That’s probably one of the reasons she is couch-ridden. And why I need to make lots of Peanut M&M runs.
“I’m feeling crazier than normal today!”
Reality Rachel is excited to be on her way to Hiroshima, Japan. Probably because she’ll only be the second worse thing to ever happened there.
And they’re off the plane! Teams try to use the Japanese bus ticket machine. Be careful, don’t accidentally buy some used panties instead. It is Japan!
Team Reality can’t get their ticket in time and they miss the bus with all the other teams on it. When they finally get on a bus they aren’t even sitting next to each other and have a full on Reality style fight while Rachel cakes on make-up. I wish I could defend Americans, but no, this is us to a T.
The other three teams get off the bus and Ralph asks what the fastest train to get him to Miyajima Island is. Um, I don’t think any train that takes you to an island is going to be very fast. Or dry. Team Reality catches up and Brendan made friends with a dude on the bus who gave them all the inside scoop and they are immediately on their way to the island.
And…three teams are on the train/submarine? to the island. But three different teams. Team Blowup are the ones left behind this time. They are gonna be twenty minutes behind. Dave is PISSED!!
Bummer, the train didn’t go underwater like some awesome Disney ride. The teams are off the train buying tickets to a ferry. It’s the last one of the night and Team Blow Up is left behind again! Maybe the island doesn’t open until morning. Oops, I guess twenty minutes was a big deal. Don’t worry everyone, Dave takes it out on Rachel.
Use a subway pass or be a respectful human being?
Team Blowup gets a room for the night to sulk in and the rest of the teams arrive at the island. Brendan yells to search the grounds for the clue and Rachel literally starts looking in the grass. She says she’s searching the ground but can’t find anything! Brilliant. And….they see a sign that reads “Your clue arrives with the Rising Sun.” It’s true, the island isn’t open yet!