Only two teams still out there. In their cab, Sandy says, "If this is the end for us, I'm very proud of Jeremy. He's done more than I expected." Uh, thanks? Jeremy says that if it's the end, he's proud of her too. I guess if it's not, they're disgusted with each other. The twins are fighting back tears in the back of their free cab as they agree that it's been a hard day. Sandy says they wanted to make it further. Marie says it worked out for them. "Slowly but surely, it worked out." And the next team to arrive at the Pit Stop is... Jeremy and Sandy. They look pretty wrung out as Phil grimly tells them, "I guess you have a pretty good idea what I'm gonna say." They get choked up about the rough day they've had, until Phil finally says, "I am pleased to tell you that you are team number seven, and you are still in this race." Sandy breaks down in tears so hard that Phil offers to Philiminate them if they prefer, but they would rather stay in it. Hell, they might as well.
Finally, here are Liz and Marie, the last team to arrive, and they're Philiminated, to the surprise of no one, least of all themselves. Phil adds, "You made five legs of the Amazing Race. You wanted more?" He asks if it was about the money, which they say it wasn't. "We just had a really bad year," Marie cries, mentioning their dad's death in December. But what about the elephants? Wasn't yesterday the best day of your lives? Liz says they wanted to do this for their dad and show him they'd never give up. "But don't you think he'd be proud of you guys?" Phil asks. "Oh, yeah," they quickly agree. So we know their father wasn't a taxi driver. In their post-leg interview, Marie says they think about their dad every day. "And now no one can take this away from you because we've done a lot." And they got a really good deal on their cab fares, too.
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