I'm not sure it was racism exactly but more a kind of elitism? She seemed fine in Ethiopia, I don't think she felt safe in Senegal, but it was an appalling comment. I mostly didn't like them because they didn't seem to like much of anywhere and rarely took the time to enjoy themselves.
Kris and Jon on the other hand loved everything, everywhere. They just seemed to enjoy themselves no matter what.
Heartbreaking season ending. Especially since Chicago is the closest big city to where I live, and the town I grew up in had train tracks on two sides. If there was a freight going through you were basically stuck unless you wanted to go waayy out of your way. So for Kris and Jon to lose because of a train really struck home for me.
Jonathan was just vile, I've read that they claimed editing but though editing can leave out good moments you have it can't create the bad ones. And when he shoved her hard enough to knock her off balance and drop the clue she was carrying, that was a bad one. Plus I noticed two other times his arm seemed to draw back like he was going to push her, once in a cab. Speaking of which, America cheered when the Hungarian cabbie forced the out of his cab. I've read that this is one team Phil did not want to come back, that is not editing. And why did he have to go shirtless so much, I would much rather have seen Jon that way. At the beginning of leg 5, Jonathan says that they've come in 2nd 3 times but at that point they had come in second only twice, at the end of leg 5 is their third second place. So either he can't count or they put an interview from the end of the leg at the beginning of it.
So sad about Lena and the hay bales.
Loved Bolo counting at Ikea... 66-68-80
Gus and the beer, Gus's backpack looked really small. Hera's gorgeous eyes. Her story makes it so sad to watch her.
Too bad Freddie and Kendra's penalty for taking a 2nd clue wasn't enough to eliminate them.
We don't know if it was really a half an hour, editing could have placed that remark anywhere. I also disagree a bit about it not being physically demanding, I mean it didn't take brute strength but it was hard on their hands, and I think it was also probably hard on their backs -they had to bend over for hours- and on their legs -standing and moving up and down, again for hours-. Personally I have always had a hard time fitting keys into locks and turning them, there always seems to be a 'trick' to them, slightly up or down or to the side or you don't slide it all the way in. I'm not surprised this was a hard task.