Well, pity poor Brittany and Lucas. After winning the last two legs of The Amazing Race, they finally ran out of luck and were eliminated last night. On this site, I haven’t made any secret about the fact that they were not my favorite team this season. Still, it has to feel bad to come that close to a million dollars and then to lose it all as a result of misplacing your passport.
Brittany and Lucas’s search for Lucas’s passport dominated the first hour of last night’s episode. Even though the show’s intrepid editors tried to convince us that Brittany and Lucas might possibly still manage to catch up to the other teams in Bahrain, it was fairly obvious from the beginning that they didn’t have much of a chance. By the time that Brittany and Lucas landed in Bahrain, it was night and every other team had checked into pit stop. Though it wasn’t easy to tell from the way the shot was framed, it appears that Phil was waiting for them at the first clue box, That was where he told them that they had been eliminated from the race.
Lucas cried and who could blame him? They did a lot better than anyone thought they would. When this season started, I assumed that Lucas and Brittany would be one of the first teams eliminated. Instead, they not only proved themselves to be a strong team but they also get engaged.
The remaining four teams moved on to Thailand. For longtime viewers of The Amazing Race, there really wasn’t any suspense about Thailand. We already knew that this leg would be a non-elimination leg. Henry and Evan were the last team to arrive, which means that they’ll have to deal with a speed dump during the next leg of the race.
There are four teams left and I think any one of them could potentially win. Here they are, in order of how they finished tonight:
Coming in 1st, Alex and Conor. Team Goofy is coming on strong and Conor appears to be taking the race more seriously than he was at the beginning. They’re a strong physical team and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the finale.
Coming in 2nd, Kristi and Jen. Kristie and Jen didn’t have an easy leg but they still managed to come in 2nd. Throughout the entire season, Kristi and Jen have never finished below third place. If I had to pick any team to win the race, it would be Kristi and Jen.
Coming in 3rd, Cody and Jessica. Cody and Jessica’s main strength is … well, basically, it’s Cody. It’s not that Jessica isn’t a strong racer but Cody is definitely the stronger of the two when it comes to Detours and Roadblocks. Cody and Jessica work well together but they always seem to have the worst luck when it comes to finding clues and locations.
Finally, coming in 4th, Henry and Evan. Last night, we learned just how much the other teams can’t stand Evan. We also learned that the Amazing Race editors aren’t huge fans of Evan, either. At the Bahrain pit stop, even the bird was apparently tired of listening to Evan brag on herself. At the detour in Thailand, we watched as the Yale debate champions struggled and failed to solve a math problem. That said, Henry and Evan are a stronger team than they’re given credit for and it wouldn’t surprise me if they managed to make it into the finale.
Since the finale is next week, I guess I should make my predictions about what will happen. So, I’m going to predict that Cody and Jessica will be eliminated at the end of the next leg and the final three will be Alex and Conor, Kristi and Jen, and Henry and Evan. My prediction for the final finish:
- Kristi and Jen
- Alex and Conor
- Henry and Evan
We’ll see if I’m right next week!