Yeah, some teams who quit the Roadblock are going to finish ahead of some teams who didn't, and traditionally, that does entirely go against the way I like things to be. But by the time what you're "testing" is the ability to make yourself vomit, there's not much left of any identifiable "spirit of things" anyway, so seriously? I don't care. Is it an inspiring finish? Well, no. Neither have been a zillion different legs dating back to at least the rise of Flo. And had there been two small women who couldn't get the four pounds of beef down, and had there been two big guys who drove for two fucking hours without having any idea where they were going, who then eliminated the small women by skillfully throwing up into a bucket repeatedly? That wouldn't feel great to me, either. That's not even to mention the fact that teams have been giving up on tasks for many seasons, by switching Detours -- because they thought it gave them a better shot at staying in the race. They had another option within the rules, so they took it. Which is exactly what the teams who quit this Roadblock did. Several of the teams, you can deduce, took multiple hours to eat the food, and you never know how sick those people are going to be tomorrow, and some people just really don't want to make themselves throw up over and over for several hours. When you're foregoing a task in order to stay in the game, that strikes me as entirely different from giving up because you'd rather be eliminated than do the task, which I think wasn't the case here. But ultimately, it's about my hostility toward this kind of stupid task and its tendency to test "skills" like strategic vomiting that makes me not give as much of a damn about quitting as I normally would. Also, Rob is funny and makes self-righteous nitwits (on the show, I'm saying) incredibly frustrated. And for that, there is a little space in my heart reserved for him alone.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: A- | 515 USERS: C+
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