Richness July 8, 2014 Share July 8, 2014 I know a few of you have already started discussing this episode in the all episodes thread, but I thought it deserved its on topic since it was such an interesting episode. Kevin Bull rocked that course! That was one of the most awesome things I've ever seen on this show. It was almost as entertaining to see the reactions of the other ninjas. What made it even better was that he was a rookie to the course, and a walk-on as well. I loved that he even shouted "Walk-ons baby!" as a dig at the powers that be for their stunt casting that likely knocks out some real competitors in favor of theatrics. What's even more awesome? He's an accountant and not a full-time ninja/athlete, and did better than all but one of the other ninjas. Then to thank the veteran ninjas later for their advice and support was just a class act all the way around. Yes, I'm a fan. Sure, the "Godfather" had a slightly faster time, but that doesn't detract from what Kevin did at all. It just shows you what a little experience on the obstacles can do to increase your odds. I will concede that he held onto that last cannonball was definitely Spider-Man worthy, as was the way he ascended the Spider Climb as if he was wearing a jet pack. However, the editing/production of this episode was even weirder than normal. We joined two racers in the middle of their run for no discernable reason what so ever. And while I went back to see Kevin's story after that spectacular run, I could have done without the length of them all. Though I will concede that I was sort of interested in the insulin-sniffing dog's new found notoriety over the actual ninja. Regardless, the length of the back-stories can be shortened considerably so we could see more of the competition. After all, how many times do we need to see someone doing parkour through a cityscape? And thanks to the previews, we already know the first female to complete a qualifier makes it past the wall again to do the new obstacles. I'm glad, but surely the editing could have avoided that spoiler. Link to comment
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