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'The Amazing Race': The Teams Skate (and Fall) in South Korea (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 6th 2010 3:20AM
'The Amazing Race': The Teams Skate (and Fall) in South KoreaAnd we're back for the penultimate installment of 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS). Which is exciting, because how often do you get to use the word "penultimate"? (Only once per season, as it turns out). We had four teams left, but only three spots for the final episode. So, who would make the cut? Well, that depends on your definition of the term.

Tonight's Detour involved a speed-skating race in Seoul, South Korea, and no one really "made the cut," ice-skating-wise. The teams had to complete 24 laps of the stadium course, but there was no time-limit -- which was a good thing, as no one was particularly good at skating. So we were treated to an endless montage of the contestants stumbling and falling on the ice.

The girlfriend/boyfriend team of Jill and Thomas used the event as a chance to get some couples-related bickering in, with Thomas telling Jill to "pick it up," despite the fact that he was pretty bad at skating himself. Brooke and Claire (better known as "Team Watermelon Disaster") cracked up while commenting on Thomas's "unique" ice skating style: "I just loved watching Thomas! Click, click, click, click, click! He was like, running in his skates!"

In the end, Thomas's encouragement paid off, and he and Jill "speed" skated their way to victory. Not that it mattered much. Since Nick and Vicki (a.k.a., "Team Quitters") started the episode with a six-hour time penalty, they were never seriously in contention, and were eliminated. Meaning that our teams for the finals are: Jill/Thomas, Team Watermelon, and the all-doctor team of Nat and Kat. This puts two all-female teams in the finals, giving 'The Amazing Race' a serious chance of having its first "women only" champions.

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spike

I was really for the father/son team ,or;the father /daughter team.Sence they are out,I really like Nat and Kat.My wife an I love the show.Ehhh ,but ,ummm,I think its slipping a little bit.I hope it gets better and continues ,also

December 06 2010 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ashton7

I hope Jill and Thomas win. Not because I particularly dislike the other 2 teams but because I'm so annoyed at the blatant manipulation this season with sooooo many all girl teams and the constant harping on "you could be the 1st all girl team to win!" It's so obvious that the production decided they just *had* to have an all girl team win so they stacked the deck.

December 06 2010 at 11:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kim

I like the home shopping girls!!!

December 06 2010 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Heather

Nat and Kat all the way! This season has been very mundane. Most of what is shown is in the cab or at the airports...which allow everyone start on even ground (not a good thing). What ever happened to the hilarious tasks like the cheese rolling down the hill or the midget dressed as a knight?? I hope next season is better. I would hate to see this show go away.

December 06 2010 at 9:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ddawn07

Go Team Nat and Kat! Or anyone but Jill and Thomas.

December 06 2010 at 6:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply