The Amazing Rewatch, Season 3 Episodes 1-7: Duck Season, Rabbit Season, Twin Season!
Am I going to make it? I have four more episodes (incl. 2 doubles ) left of Flo and Ian. I can't I just truly can't. Ok I'm not going to quit but all of Flo's talk of how good of a team she and Zach are is just grating. You mean the part where HE DRAGS you and carries your pack everywhere?
I did enjoy the early runs. Tramel/Talicia and Dennis/Andrew were sad boots. There seemed to be quite the airport scramble from Mexico to London but how did D/A end up a FULL day behind. Luck of the seats 😞
Diesel gate: it truly came down to who handled it the best. Although the resolution of this whole act of complete stupidity brings me to my main gripe of these episodes...
Mid-leg bunching: And I am not talking time staggered busses or boats; I mean when teams have already knocked out a task or two like the Detour, which usually serves to spread out the pack only to knock everyone back to zero because of an ill timed train or boat.
Case in point: Portugal. Teams arrive by various planes in Porto and complete the Old School/New School Detour, leads are established. Now everyone must take a train to Lisbon where only ONE more task awaits. I am fully aware bunching must exist and that's fine when it's near the beginning of the leg and the Detour and roadblock have yet to happen but when everyone is forced one task before the pit stop to be bunched again, it just seems like bad leg design.
this also happens with the Glacier Cafe in Marrakech when everyone (save A/A who are too far behind) has to wait hours even though 2/3 of the leg has already gone by.
I mention this regarding Diesel gate because the 4 teams who filled their cars correctly only landed an hour behind unleaded idiots Flo/Zach and Teri/Ian because of boat bunching. Then there was staggered bus bunching which put JVJ back with the unleaded dorks which was some big bull. I mean there would have been an airport bunch eventually but save for Michael/Kathy and Aaron/Arianne's failure to recover, the whole Diesel affair was almost rendered moot.
At least 3/4 of the stupid ass Twin Hunt alliance was eliminated one after the other. This was the season of me yelling RUN YOUR OWN DAMN RACE ad nauseum.
I'll end on a happy note because this is the season of the lovely John Vito and kick ass Jill and the incomparable Bald Snark. When I struggle to watch I'll just pretend there's a dozen glazed donuts for me at the end.
Next time, Season 3 part 2: Can She Get Any Worse? Spoiler Alert, She Gets Worse!