Stealing liberally from Esquire on the mat last season, Alex delivers a speech almost identical to Rob's about how great the competition was, and how it motivated him, blah dee blah. That's nice, but really, man -- write your own speech next time. Tara and Alex hug, Chris and Wil hug, and they all pretend they don't hate each other. Isn't that sweet?
Aww, and here come the Teeth. Valiant effort, kids. (Blake told me they were behind by about four minutes.) Paige voices over that they loved the race, they got to do the whole race, and they're not disappointed. Blake interviews about how much he looooves Paige. Which is cute. And scary. Just kidding. They hug. And then they start making out. Just kidding again. (Hey, I didn't meet their mom for THAT long.)
Wil interviews about how he'll eventually get over coming in second. I try really, really hard not to enjoy it, because he's so sad. I hate gloating, so I try really hard not to do it. But, you know...heh. Cut to Tara, being hugged and loved by Boston. Wil talks about wishing he could "make one different decision" (I would suggest, "Day One: Do Not Act Like A Giant Prick"), and then he cries. Wil, I just...don't care. He goes on to say that he and Tara are done (oh, really?), and now he wishes her luck and so forth. In what is revealed to be the joint interview where he's saying this particular thing, she pats his arm. She goes on to say that she doesn't feel bad about anything she did, except maybe some of the names she called Wil (although I hear it was really all editing), and she's not disappointed with the way the race turned out. Yeah, very moving. ANYWAY.
Russell hugs Wil like Wil has an untreated case of head and body lice.
Alex and Chris interview about how incredibly difficult the race is. Alex, quite gracefully and quite accurately, chalks a lot of the win up to fate, pointing out that there was a lot of dumb luck involved. And there was. They talk about what a great team they were, but unfortunately, neither of them says "I did it with my best friend," so I feel a little deprived. Alex ruins my affection for the final moments of the race by actually returning to the theme of Amazingness. "That's the only word to describe it -- amazing," he says. Ugh. He talks about how frustrating it is, how up and down it is...and Chris, sitting right there in the "I Won The Big One At The Rambler's Roost" shirt, looks on with an air of satisfaction. He has nothing to say about amazingness. Thank you, Chris.