Hornio. Coming up to the mat. I wish I could tell you they are Philiminated, but no, it's the "I have good news for you" thing, because once again, we are taking four teams into the finale. Which, I'm sorry, I think sucks. I don't understand why you would ever combine a Yield with a non-elimination leg, I don't understand why you would make a non-elimination leg practically the only one that didn't have endless bunching and thus allowed for some actual separation of the teams, I don't understand why you want to take four teams into the very last episode, meaning you've spread seven eliminations over, counting the clip show, twelve episodes. I liked the two-hour, three-team race. I liked that it really gave the show a lot of time to focus on those last three teams. This is a change with no conceivable benefit, it seems to me, like most of the "changes" they've instituted, including the Yield, the elimination of the Fast Forward as a meaningful device, the money strip...every single one of them is bad, with the exception of the six-Roadblock rule, which got us out of the rut of watching the same person do every damn Roadblock for a whole season. Other than that? All bad. Every change, bad. Constant cushy hotel pit stops? Bad. Screechingly nasty husbands? Bad. All bad. Bad, bad, bad. I'm still hoping for that S1 DVD, and when it comes out, you're all going to see what I mean. Because a lot of you weren't around for Race Classic, and you're going to have a much harder time swallowing the Yield when you've watched a season where fighting both between and among teams was an event, rather than constant background noise.
Oh, anyway. Yeah, Hornio has to give up their money, blah blah, but it's non-elimination, so they'll be back next week. Still arguing. And still basically not deserving to be there. But they'll probably win, because frankly, it's been that kind of season.