Zev and Justin, who I used to (and will continue to) call Team Asperger's in honor of a certain syndrome Zev has, are cracking me up by being the second team that's wearing Harlem Globetrotters t-shirts. Phil says they were "conquered by their own carelessness in Cambodia." I thought they lasted longer in TAR15 than they did, so I'm rather surprised to note that they came in way down in ninth place, making them the lowest-ranked team here. Zev boasts that they're there to win it, and Zev amusingly interrupts to point out that he was there to win it last time. "But somebody lost my passport," he tweaks. Flashback to that heartbreaking moment, and in the present, Zev says, "There's no way I'm losing this passport again." Although he admits he doesn't have it on him right now. That's encouraging.
Ron and Christina, another team I haven't seen race before because they were on TAR12, were "baffled on their way to the Finish Line in Alaska, "according to Phil. She admits that she "stumbled at the Road Block, "and adds that just like last time, they're hoping to be the first parent-child team to win the race. I guess someone has to be the first, right? Wait, no they don't. Even the Family Edition didn't have a parent winner. Yeah, sorry to bring that up.
Finally, here are Jaime and Cara, the former NFL cheerleaders I once knew as Team Go Team. We see a flashback to how their cabdriver got them lost on the way to that same final task that wrecked Luke in Hawaii at the end of TAR14, and then present-day Jaime says, "People either loved us and our style of racing, or they hated us." No, Jaime, they hated you. Nobody hated Cara, and if they did, it was because they couldn't tell you two apart yet and they thought she was you. Although I'm happy to say I still know which is which and will not have to spend another half-season typing the phrase "one of the cheerleaders" or waiting for one of them to say something bitchy. She adds, "Do I think when Phil says go that I'm going to be able to rein myself in? I don't think so. If I'm going to do something I'm gonna do it." Of course she is.