Bopper and Mark finally make it to the mat, quite cheerful to have arrived at all. Phil tells them they're the last team to arrive. "And I'm very sorry to tell you that you've been eliminated from the race." They say they did everything they could. "Right down to taking off your hair," Phil agrees. He congratulates them on making it ten legs against tough teams (and Vanessa and Ralph), going places they've never been. He leaves out the part about how they came in last for 30% of those legs, however. Bopper says they had an amazing time on the Amazing Race, and has no words to describe all he's done. Mark talks about why it's called the Amazing Race, and we get their second farewell montage in as many weeks while Bopper interviews, "We made one deal before we left home: We're leaving as friends, and we're coming back home as friends." Well, he still may not know about Mark outing his crush on Jamie. Bopper interviews that Kentucky should be proud of him "for putting 175% on the table, for Clay County and Kentucky Proud." And with that, they hoist their backpacks and walks off to Sequesterville, clasping hands. I'm sorry to see them go, especially because I would have been happy to have seen them go sooner, when Bopper was still one of the more annoying individuals in the race.
Two-hour finale for the final four next week. That snuck up on us, didn't it?
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