Finally the blondes make it to the mat and the teachers step aside for them. Phil tells them they're the last team to arrive and they're Philiminated. "What happened?" he asks gravely. Brittany says their driver was "just a hot mess," and Caitlin explains about the fateful fork in the road. "That's what cost us the race," Brittany says. Not that it had anything to do with the previous leg that caused them to start this one so late. In their post leg interview, Brittany adds, "We both feel stupid. I mean, I think we're a stronger team than Gary and Will and I think that's one of the hardest things, is leaving knowing that we're better than the teams that are left." Phil tells them that we'll miss having them on the race (speak for yourself, Phil), and Brittany's interview concludes, "Whatever. Nothing else we can do about it, I guess. Cause we're going home." And then she does one last snort-laugh before we see the greeter telling them. "Salmaat tinggal (goodbye.)" Nice to see that the Auburn University athletic programs have taught her to be such a great sport.
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