The Amazing Race All-Stars: "If I were in town, I would ask for your number"
(S11E07/S11E08) It's a double-leg through Poland this week, but we guessed that last week when we learned that tonight's episode would be two hours long.
I was wondering how the producers were going to even out the race after the huge time discrepancy last week. The final teams arrived 16 hours after first place Mirna & Charla. It turns out that time discrepancy couldn't be made up and things just kept getting worse for the bottom two teams until the second leg when the teams came to an Intersection.
This week, the teams visited Warsaw, Auschwitz concentration camp, and Krakow, Poland. The trip to Auschwitz was incredibly depressing and I thought it was handled well enough by the producers. Obviously, it would've been in horrible taste to have them do any sort of challenge there.
Oswald & Danny [2 & 1]: I just adore this team. They don't get uptight (hell, they stopped for fruit last week) no matter how crazy things get for them. Their patience is amazing and I'd love to see them win. I just don't know if they're competitive enough to do it.
Uchenna & Joyce [3 & 1]: I felt their frustration through this entire episode for these two. They missed a flight and then went to the wrong location for their clue. Luckily, Joyce had some piano training and was able to quickly tune the piano, putting them ahead of Charla & Mirna. It was great to see them team up with Oswald & Danny for the fast forward and get a major lead in this race. They're a couple of lost souls and I hope they find what they're looking for, even if it's probably not on the race.
Charla & Mirna [4 & 4]: I think Mirna's horrible personality finally caught up with her in Poland. She was blaming the Polish for being intolerant of Charla, but I think Mirna's rude, in-your-face attitude put people off. She even angered the pianists at the piano challenge when she barely listened to directions and then kept playing that annoying note (fitting, right?) and nearly drove away the taxi drivers at the very end of the episode. I always thought she was wrong to blame Charla for being behind, but Charla really was a hinderance today. She was so slow and spacey at the sausage-eating challenge! Of course, Mirna took it way overboard and over-bitched out Charla. Out of guilt, Charla had to do the final challenge as a "Knight in Shining Armor" and she had a rough time but she did it with Mirna yelling at her the entire time.
Eric & Danielle [5 & 5]: Oh, Danielle. You're not so smart. She's Polish, but she doesn't know what country Warsaw is in? It was only a matter of time before these two started fighting and Zanzibar was where it happened! I have to admit that I laughed pretty hard when Dustin threw up and he said, "Ladies and gentlemen, Miss California!"
Joe & Bill [6 & ELIMINATED]: This should be called "The episode where Joe loses his mind". He ran out on a tarmac in Nairobi to try to flag down the plane that he was missing? He's lucky that security isn't as uptight there as it is in America where he'd be in Guantanamo Bay by now. These two were out of their minds for both legs. They were completely desperate to get ahead of Eric & Danielle, so they were freaking out at every single thing. And they never read directions! I won't miss these two.
Dustin & Kandice [1 & 3]: I don't like how these girls bullied the travel agent in Mozambique into hanging up the phone on Uchenna & Joyce. Then, they acted like Mirna was the rude one (okay, she is, but everyone was an ugly American in this situation). Still, I was rooting for them when they tuned that piano because these girls really had their game on this week. Their good luck didn't last for long, though, when they got stuck at an Intersection at Krakow and ended up paired with Charla & Mirna (ugh).
Pet peeve: No one knows the difference between "angle" and "angel".