Then she voices over, quite correctly, that nobody took them seriously at all from the first leg -- when they came in second-to-last, you'll recall -- so she thinks they substantially outpaced expectations. It's quite true that they made a remarkable recovery, and they did a heck of a lot better than I, for one, was expecting. She goes on to say that she and Nancy haven't always been terribly close, but the race has "opened a whole new door in [their] relationship." Nancy feels like "the luckiest mother in the world." And that, while it's not first prize and a million bucks, is pretty good too.
But don't get me wrong -- we're all going to be tasting the bitterness from this one for quite a while. Sigh.
Executive producer? Jerry Bruckheimer.
Next week: Joe has learned NOTHING about humility from his experience this week, judging from his smug expression. Rob hurts himself, which is bad, but he's all dirty, which is good. Kevin and Drew keep bickering. Team Guido wear their hats which -- and I'm going on record right now -- I hate more than the Hating-Hats. Yes. More than the Hating-Hats.