The Amazing Race All-Stars: We're Going to Trade You for Food Now
At least both challenges were on the island of Zanzibar so not much more travel was required. The first was a quick little puzzle and the second was a really tough-looking axe-throwing challenge.
Without giving anything away before the jump, I wonder how next week is going to work out with such a huge difference in the finishing times between the teams. I think the final team is going to leave about 12 hours or so later than the first team.
*SPOILERS* AFTER THE JUMP:
Oswald & Danny : These two are on vacation. They gave up their lead to Charla and Mirna so they could stop to get some fruit before they got to the second challenge on Zanzibar. It wasn't that big of a deal and they didn't seem to sweat it
Uchenna & Joyce : I loved how Uchenna was making the beauty queens uncomfortable talking about the slave trade! I wasn't too worried about these two this week, even knowing that they had to either finish first or suffer a 30-minute penalty. The major delays with the other teams pretty much guaranteed that Uchenna & Joyce would be around another week (the previews last week made it look like they were doomed).
Mirna & Charla : What can I say about Mirna that I haven't already said? Oh, I know! She doesn't have a sense of humor! Gee, I wish I knew more about Charla other than the obvious. Mirna just overpowers that entire relationship. I didn't hate to see them win as much this week because they really did deserve the win. Plus, Mirna was extremely relaxed compared to the last five episodes when she totally lost her mind due to stress during the challenges.
Teri & Ian [ELIMINATED]: Oh, the Ian we all know from season 3 is rearing his ugly head. The editing so far in this season hasn't shown us much of Ian being pigheaded and treating his wife poorly. Speaking of editing, did you notice how odd Teri's audio sounded? I think she must've been cursing up a storm and they had to edit it all out. Anyway, I thought it was pretty obvious early in the episode that we were bidding farewell to Teri and Ian this week. Can't say I'm going to miss them... because I'm not. They really didn't bring anything to this race.
Eric & Danielle : Eric is such a jerk. I don't remember him being such a jerk during season 9. I think he's really uncomfortable with himself and he has to make other people (women, gay men) feel bad about themselves to make himself feel better. He's just a bad person and I feel bad for Danielle who doesn't seem to understand that she's landed a loser.
Joe & Bill : Poor Joe and Bill. They played a terrible game this week by acting like grumpy old men and not following the youngsters up to the South African Airlines office to get tickets before the ticket counter actually opened. It was super close at the end, but I was glad to see them stick around. I thought the editing at the end was pretty pathetic- making it look like Teri and Ian arrived at the same time as them.
Dustin & Kandice : Didn't see much of these girls this time. I really thought they had Uchenna & Joyce beat when they opted for the physical task over the puzzle, but I was wrong. That puzzle was just too darn easy. It must've taken Dustin forever to get the axe-throwing challenge or something because they were more than a half-hour behind Uchenna & Joyce even though both teams arrived at Zanzibar at the same time!
Next week: 2 hours!