Amazing Race

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Philimination, Where Is Thy Sting?

The Hippies get walking directions, as the Frat Boys ditch their cab and hop the ferry to the fort. We're walking, we're walking, we're walking, and the Frat Boys somehow came in seventh. They're still there when Aja and Ty arrive on the mat in eighth place, and both teams celebrate their successful arrival. That leaves three teams yet to arrive, and as Phil waits, Anthony and Stephanie come jogging into view. The Belles are strolling along far behind them, because they're too classy to run. Sure enough, Team Tick-Tock gets ninth, and shares the mat with Marisa and Brooke as they arrive in tenth place. Better pick it up, girls. Losing isn't classy.

Anita and Arthur, the Hippies, the beekeepers, this season's token oldsters, hold hands walking up to the mat, and Phil gives them his best sympathetic-doctor face as he tells them they're done. "It was a good run," Arthur says philosophically. And falsely. Anita interviews, "We know that we gave it all we had, and that's the most important thing. And we're gonna take that back to our kids and friends and family, and tell them if you ever have a chance to do this, you gotta go for it. We know that we tried as hard as we could." Okay, I wasn't sad until she said that. Because, that was the hardest they could try? Really? Arthur tells Phil that the best part was doing this with Anita, and with "ten other incredible couples." Well, behind ten other incredible couples. "It's a privilege to do this," he concludes, and they share one last kiss for the camera. Aw. Okay, bye now.

Next week: Apparently the racers visit a middle school, and are therefore required to behave accordingly.

Read our highly scientific predictions of who'll come out on top for this season's Amazing Race in our Amazing Race 13: Who Will Win? gallery.

M. Giant is a Minneapolis-based writer with a wife, a son, and a number of cats that seems to have settled at around two. Learn waaaay too much about him at Velcrometer, or just e-mail him at M.Giant[at]gmail.com

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