Kudos to the editors for making it seem like Kurt and Brodie could still catch up.
Brodie's lack of focus/impatience/stupidity/<insert your own term> that resulted in having to use the Express pass came to bite them in the a$$.
If they had used it during the last leg (for example, to bypass the kite task,) they wouldn't have started last in this leg and they probably would still be in it. I'm sad to see Kurt go, but so glad that Brodie is gone.
Great strategy by Burnie and Ashley. They guaranteed that Brodie and Kurt would go home.
Cole is not very bright, but good for him for powering through tasks in this episode. As long as the tasks are purely physical, he'll do fine. It's also striking once he didn't have his overprotective mother, that he was able to do something that he was afraid of without any problems.
Dana treats chickens nicer than she treats Matt.