Welcome, Uchenna and Joyce, you are team number eight. They really are happy, because it's good enough for them. Phil asks them if they'd like a llama for a pet, and they laugh and say they would not. This show is totally going to get a letter from the Llama Association about how llamas do a lot more than spit and make great pets, thank you very much.
There's no really great way to recap what occurs with the final three teams, because there's not much to it. In a sequence that shows that, within reason, luck does play some part in the game -- although none of these teams would be in this position had they run a better leg -- Ryan and Chuck's cab driver is just slower than everyone else's, and they get passed by both teams on the way to the pit stop. Ron crows about how they'll be paying their taxi driver for being "willing to go the extra mile," and I just hate having it go this way, because it looks like it's a combination of being willing to speed, which you are not supposed to do, and being willing to drive unsafely in mountains, which I'm also not crazy about. It's just a dumb way for an otherwise good and meritorious leg to end.
In town, Megan and Heidi's driver takes a "shortcut." All three teams head for the pit stop. Running, running...and it's Megan and Heidi getting to the pit stop first. At this point, I turned to Trash and said, "Well, it's Ryan and Chuck, because it's not the POW, or they wouldn't have been promoting him so hard." And indeed, the next team to run up to the mat, with Ryan and Chuck literally steps behind them, are Ron and Kelly. And they're in second-to-last place, and Ryan and Chuck are in last place, and are Philiminated. Phil congratulates them on how hard they ran the leg, and says he's sorry to see them go, which I'm sure he is. Because they are entertaining. And then the boys both cry in their interview, talking about how much they adore each other.
Dear Ryan and Chuck: We throw a good party. Singing is optional. Smooches, Miss A.
Executive Producer? Jerry Bruckheimer.
Next week: Debbie and Bianca are bitches, apparently. Which doesn't come as any major surprise to me. But Rob winks, and that makes it all okay. Lynn and Alex confront some locals, who are -- you guessed it -- "bitches." Cool beans. Oh, and the recap will not be a zillion pages long, during a time when my two other shows are also running. Speaking of BITCHES.