I'm getting a bit annoyed.
I still think this is a good show. I don't see how loopholes could be closed to prevent future cases of what happened tonight. And maybe that wouldn't have happened if the Blondes were good at racing. Basically, they were the safety net of the other five teams. As long as they were behind, the "Mine Five" (still a better nickname than any alliance from Big Brother) had room to breathe. I didn't see it as bullying. I didn't think that two Racers referring to them as "roaches" was cruel. But Racers swapping answers with each other is against the spirit of the game.
Mega Leg was pretty epic. I still think the finale for TAR8 could have been considered the first Mega Leg, but I'll allow it. We didn't get too many teams getting wrecked by India, but the tasks were interesting. It's just a pity that the Blondes couldn't rally from behind. Also sucks that Will & James are veering into the Ugly Behavior lane. I mean, I'm sure they're nice guys, but they're harder to take every with passing week. On Facebook, someone said that we shouldn't sleep on them. I responded that I couldn't sleep because of the noise of Will & James patting themselves on the back.
I think the hourglass Yields can work, but this wasn't the best season for them. On some level, the constant Yielding of the Blondes was probably the right thing to do. If one of the "Mine Five" teams (#eyeroll) had Yielded the other, that would have been considered "shots fired," even though twenty minutes of waiting couldn't possible make a difference. Also, while watching and posting on a TAR group on Facebook, I figured that a U-Turn could be in the future. With that said? The double Yielding was a punk-ass move. And yet, the Blondes were approaching Andrew/Dan levels of haplessness. Did you see the Swiggy operator facepalm twice trying to guide them over the phone?
Anyone curious how the people for the dental Detour were chosen? And sticking fingers in or near a stranger's mouth is SO 2018. Looking back, there should have been a disclaimer.