Because Brandon & Adam have just arrived at the mat in tenth place. Then the sun goes down over the Pacific in time-lapse, and Hoskote is rowing around the harbor in the dark while Naina cheers him on. As he finally finds the one boat with five fish still on board, Naina is crying, saying, "Didn't expect to go out like this at all. The adventure didn't even begin for us." Well, at least you got to row a boat five yards and back. She says she's proud of him for going out and being her biggest cheerleader and supporter, which if true, is very sad for her. As he returns with the fish, she says, "Way to go, Dad."
They finally reach the Pit Stop in full dark, and Phil tells them they're the last team to arrive. "I am very sorry to tell you that you have been eliminated from the race." Hoskote says it ended way too soon, and Naina agrees that it wasn't supposed to happen like this. She interviews that she's "devastated," and that she hadn't shown her dad what she wanted to show him: "I think he has a ways to go as far as kind of lightening that grip that the has on me and his expectations." He's sitting right there, you know. Back on the mat, Phil asks Naina, "Does your dad get to lend a little hand in trying to find the right man?" Hoskote answers for her, "Father knows best." Oh, puke. Good riddance. After that, I don't even care about the new earth graphic at the end of the episode.
M. Giant is a Minneapolis-based writer with a wife, a son, and a number of cats that seems to have settled at around two. Learn waaaay too much about him at Velcrometer, follow him on Twitter, or just e-mail him at M.Giant[at]gmail.com.
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