Nicholas Coyle (casinoemp) wrote in amazing_race_8,
Nicholas Coyle
casinoemp
amazing_race_8

My thoughts on the fifth and sixth legs of Amazing Race 7


1. Ray (1) and Deana (2) - They actually got smart and stopped fighting for 1 leg. The result was that they got the Fast Forward and won a leg. They moved up 5 positions from the last leg. The prize at the end of this leg was a pair of Toyota RAV4's.
2. Ron (2) and Kelly (2) - They are a strong team. They have been in the top half since the second leg after being nearly eliminated in the first leg. They moved up 2 positions in this leg.
3. Brian (2) and Greg (2) - This is another solid team. They can put what happened on Fear Factor behind them. I am expecting a top 3 finish. They dropped 1 position from the last leg.
4. Lynn (2) and Alex (2) - They are still focusing too much on Rob and Amber. They gained 1 position from the last leg.
5. Rob (2) and Amber (2) - They took a risk trying for the Fast Forward and another team ended up getting it. They dropped 4 positions from the last leg.
6. Uchenna (2) and Joyce (2) - They had a hard time with the Detour. That is why they dropped 3 positions from the last leg.
7. Meredith (2) and Gretchen (2) - They also had a hard time with the Detour. It is where Gretchen got injured. They stayed at the same position from the last leg. They were not eliminated because it was a non-elimination leg. They had to give up everything except their passports and the clothes on their back.


These are the special route markers for the 5th leg

Fast Forward - 1st of 2 - Orlando Cooling Station - Ray and Deana
Detour - Tunnels/Tribes
Roadblock - Baragwanath Market
Yield - There was no Yield on this leg of the race.



1. Ron (3) and Kelly (2) - Once again they are in the top half. I expect them to stay up there. They gained 1 position from the last leg. There was no prize on this leg.
2. Rob (3) and Amber (2) - I do believe they should have at least stopped to see if Brian and Greg needed help. It could hurt them later in the race in the form of a Yield. They gained 3 positions from the last leg. They have accumulated a trip to the Bahamas and a trip to London.
3. Uchenna (2) and Joyce (3) - They seem to enjoy it over in Africa. They gained 3 positions from the last leg.
4. Lynn (3) and Alex (2) - Again they seem to be focusing too much on Rob and Amber. I believe that they also took too long tending to Brian and Greg. They stayed in the same position from the last leg.
5. Meredith (3) and Gretchen (2) - I applaud them for actually staying in the race after the new twist. They not only had to give up their money. They had to give up their possessions. They gained 2 positions from the last leg.
6. Brian (3) and Greg (2) - They had an unfortunate predicament in the vehicle turning over. They got smart though and took the water detour to catch up. They lost 3 positions due to it. It could have been 4 and elimination.
7. Ray (2) and Deana (2) - They self destructed during this leg. They were back to their normal selves. They dropped 6 positions and were eliminated from the race. They accumulated the pair of Toyota RAV4's.


These are the special route markers for the 6th leg

Roadblock - Spear Throwing
Detour - Food/Water
Fast Forward - There was no Fast Forward on this leg of the race.
Yield - There was no Yield on this leg of the race.


These are my general comments on both legs of the race:
Meredith only got help from the people around there for her injury because all the other teams had already passed. The race's twists are getting harder and harder each season. It was weird that when Ray and Deana stopped fighting they became a strong and smart team and actually came in first. They however started fighting again and then got eliminated. I think that Rob and Amber should have at least stopped and made sure that Brian and Greg were ok. All the other teams did except Ron and Kelly who were already ahead.
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