Amazing Race Recap
I'm Not Wearing That Girl's Leotard!
By Kim Hollis
March 1, 2009
Once teams have completed the Detour, they will make their way to the Pit Stop, which is located at a place called Vila Panoramic, a small inn that overlooks the castle associated with Dracula. Amanda & Kris and Mel & Mike appear to be in a race to finish first. Or they would be if Amanda & Kris hadn't lost their fanny pack with all their supplies, including passports and cash.
As for the teams doing the vampire challenge, it does prove to be difficult, as the coffins are quite heavy and it's kind of a puzzle to solve the "frames". Also, Victor & Tammy remain quite lost, and he will not listen to his younger sister. In fact, he's a little bit patronizing as he tells her that he's sorry they're going with what he thinks is right instead of what she thinks is right. What he doesn't know is that it's a good thing Brad & Victoria are so significantly behind them, because if not for that, he'd be putting them in real jeopardy of finishing last. Men and directions just don't mix. They don't turn back and they don't ask for help, dammit!
Amanda & Kris find their fanny pack, but not quickly enough to put them ahead of Mel & Mike, who win the leg. Of course, they have to climb up a hill to get to Phil, which has Mel clutching at his heart. We're a bit concerned about his well-being in the coming weeks. They do win a trip for two to Costa Rica, which is apparently Mike's favorite places.
Kisha & Jen take off and look like their headed to third place. And next we're back to Victor & Tammy, as he is actually breaking down and crying over their plight. It seems as though he's almost as upset to admit Tammy might be right as he is that they're falling so far behind in the race.
Margie & Luke finish in fourth place while Victor & Tammy make their way back down the mountain, where there is - surprise! - a red and yellow arrow. Victor doesn't give Tammy the satisfaction of knowing she was right, and he's a little bit of a drama queen while they do the vampire challenge.
Mark & Michael, Christie & Jodi and Jaime & Cara are the next to arrive, which means that unless Brad & Victoria have made up a ton of time, they will finish in eighth place. Phil puts a little salt in the wound as he tells them, "I am sorry to inform you that you are the second to last team to arrive. He cries a little bit more and notes that he doesn't think the big brother/younger sister dynamic is a good one for the race. Needless to say, they are extremely discouraged.
Surprisingly, Brad & Victoria are allowed to finish out the leg, and they've had plenty of time to come to grips with the fact that they're being eliminated. They're also covered in blood from the stupid staking of the frames, which makes the scene look like something from Wrong Turn. Or perhaps they plan to feed the team to vampires as punishment for their terrible performance.
So far, we've had three legs and three teams that have been soundly eliminated. The editors haven't even bothered to make it look exciting. Surely things will change next week, right? Right?!!!!