Amazing Race finale OAD 5-9-10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bryhamm, May 9, 2010.

  1. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA


    I don't think she gets a pass, not many people were rooting for her team at the end.

    She came in 3rd, and actually got to finish the race and during the dialogue it appeared she was going to drop the rivalry (real or not?) but then the lesbian started talking and it made caite look good, and the lesbian was left looking as a very ugly person (on the inside) and bitter.
  2. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I haven't seen her getting a pass on here. I did like what she said to Carol & Brandy at the finish line.

    This year there were so many teams I disliked. I didn't like Caite & Brent, Dan & Jordan, Joe & Heidi, or Carol & Brandy. Actually it was usually just one team member I disliked, but it made me root against them as a team. All the constant bickering and posturing was annoying.

    I have no problem with Caite u-turning Carol & Brandy for whatever reason she chose. It was her right to use it how she saw fit, and she chose to go for personal reasons. I am not so sure I wouldn't have done the same just to get rid of a pain in the a$$ team. Maybe she should have u-turned a stronger team, but maybe by u-turning the lesbians, she was able to focus more on the game instead of the petty crap and make herself part of a stronger team. The pettiness could have been distracting her (as well as being distracted by shiny objects).
  3. jneugeba

    jneugeba Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Denver, CO
    US Air does not fly PVG-SFO. They were on United. The "bros" are morons.
  4. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    Amazing Race like Survivor develops alliances. She was clearly in an alliance with some of the teams and they decided what they were going to do. The lesbians had no other alliances it appears and so probably wasn't able to strike any deals.

    They made a big deal about the cutting in line but I really don't see that made any difference. In the end it seems to me it was the Taxis that made the difference.
    This is an international flight and as a result they had to go through customs. It's really hard to know how much the first class thing made a difference relative to all the other delays you can experience leaving the airport.
  5. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004


    yep...we saw the plane at the was United
  6. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    The taxi split the last two groups but the brothers got the lead on the plane and never lost it.

    My only real problem with the last leg was the Lucasfilm challenge. They should have started them all from different corners so that they didn't end up needing to be in the same spot. Of course, the cowboys didn't help but not figuring out the rotation trick quicker.
  7. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 10, 2003
    Bartlett, IL
    Acutally, if you watch when Caite finishes, she is in a different spot than the Cowboy. So, it looks like their maze was different. When the cowboy ran in to Jordan, he was only at his first checkpoint.
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    While they didn't show a lot of negative comments made by Carol and Brandy directly to the other teams, they did show Phil asking the other teams who they wanted to be eliminated, and most of them wanted Carol and Brandy gone, so there must have been enough negativity emanating from their team in order for all the other teams to want them out of the race.
  9. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    It looked to me like they just started wherever they wanted when they got out there, and the cowboys just had the terrible luck to start in exactly the wrong spot at the wrong time to get stuck together in the corner like that.
  10. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    It is true the brothers had the lead the whole time but they were very close in the Lucas challenge(literally and physically). We really don't know how many minutes it took for them to finish after the brothers left. Figuring out how to read the spinning clue may have taken longer then it appeared.

    I surmise that the cowboys could have easily taken the lead at that point but things like taxis, and even the puzzle totally put them put them in the wrong direction. I think the lead the first class gave them was totally inconsequential. It was all the little steps they just did slower from Lucas onward.
  11. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    How was she right? She said they should have gotten rid of the Cowboys. the Cowboys didn't win the brothers did.
  12. Dnamertz

    Dnamertz Active Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    The cowboys did finish ahead of the models. She was right that they should have gotten rid of a strong team.
  13. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    I'm not sure how long the U-Turn has been in effect, only a couple of years I think, but one of the reasons I've always liked TAR above all other of these type reality shows is it's purity. You run the best race, get some luck, and you're going to win.

    Now with the U-Turn, like in Survivor, if you're too good, another team can say, those guys are just too good, let's U-Turn them.

    I'm not sure it adds much to the show. I like that it's a skill show mainly, and not a show where if you rub somebody the wrong way, they have a way to slow you down.

  14. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
    That isn't necessarily the right choice. Better to get U-Turn a team you think you can beat because of their added task. If a strong team is right on your heals, you might be better off delaying a weaker team that's farther behind, especially if you're not on a strong team yourself.
  15. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    They did but before starting to navigate the maze the screen was just a large star field with a blue starting point. If they didn't have a starting the point then the path of the maze may have taken them outside the boundaries of the equipment.

    What also amazed me was the motion capture equipment was able to differentiate between multiple players/teams. I looked and didn't see anything different with the balls (such as one being green the other red, etc.). I didn't know that equipment could do that.
  16. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2001
    Ames Iowa
    The Project Natal software for the Xbox can differentiate four people, and that's without any balls at all. Project Natal has a smaller area to watch, but it's also confined to the Xbox hardware. I'm certain ILM has better hardware than that. :)

  17. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

    Apr 25, 2006
    True I guess. Not saying it isn't possible and that ILM wouldn't be able to do that, but from my general understanding of things most motion capture is done with just one person doing motions that are needed for the games or computer generated movies and not any interaction between multiple parties.
  18. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Yeah, the balls on the suit seemed like they weren't actually used. I actually thought it was a cool task though. It was funny that one team (the cowboys I think?) didn't seem to really figure out the 'get the guy to spin on purpose to make the text go slower' part.
  19. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    Especially since, I think, the other guy was doing it 6 inches away from him.

  20. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    At least something good came out of the race, The lezbo's broke up and now live on different side's of the

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