The Amazing Race Recap
Huger than Huge
By Daron Aldridge
May 11, 2010
Brent finishes his Roadblock and they head to Yoda land.
Dan finally figures out that Jordan has to spin around to slow the clue’s rotation. They get it and head to a restaurant called Tonga to retrieve a steamer trunk. To illustrate how focused they had been on their own task, the cowboys don’t put two and two together that Jet should also spin around like Jordan was to make it possible for Cord to read it. Brent settles into the director’s chair and Caite starts seeking.
Without much trouble, Dan and Jordan figure out that the sticker on the truck is sending them to the Great American Music Hall but the trick is finding someone that can tell them where it is.
It dawns on Cord to have Jet spin but Team South Carolina blazes through the challenge and gets the clue at virtually the same time because Brent paid attention to Cord's directions. I begrudgingly give him credit for that move. That performance is negated by the fact that one of the two Gamecocks forgets their money and documents at the task, so they have to backtrack.
Dan and Jordan get to the final task and Jordan’s dedication to the show benefits them because he wrote down all the teams in order of elimination. They quickly assemble the poster puzzle in the right order and get the final clue, which says, “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, to find the finish line, jump over to _____.” Possibly the easiest clue they could have had, as Dan quickly realizes the finish line is at Candlestick Park.
The cowboys are working through the challenge, while the brothers can’t find a taxi. Where are Brent and Caite? Who knows but I assume they're still looking for their stuff at ILM. The editing gives the impression that the cowboys get a cab only minutes after the brothers. After some frantic cab rides, we cut to Phil and all the eliminated teams on the 50-yard line.
Out of the tunnel runs…Dan and Jordan. They are the winners of The Amazing Race 16. They hug and Jordan gets weepy. Guess what he reminds us? This was his lifelong dream! While extremely cool and it would undoubtedly be a blast, to label this your one goal in life seems odd and superficial.
Since we haven’t seen Brent and Caite in the last ten minutes, cue up the western music as Jet and Cord run to the mat and take home second place. Finally, Brent and Caite stroll up to the mat. We don’t even know if they completed the last challenge or got sent to the finish by their cameraman.