The Amazing Race ALL-STARS - 3/02/14 *Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DevdogAZ, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Mar 3, 2014 #1 of 101

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003


    Wow, those teams all finished incredibly close to one another. I've never seen all the teams together at the mat before. It will be interesting at the beginning of next week to see how much time there was between first and 9th.

    Jet and Cord really screwed up trying to run to the first challenge. They probably wasted over an hour. Lucky for them, they got a challenge that was right up their alley (putting the car together). And they made a very good decision to give the Express Pass when they did. If you can give it away and the other team will use it immediately so it's out of play, yet it doesn't cause you to come in last, then you've played it perfectly.

    I was going to feel really bad for Mark and Mallory if they finished last because they went back for the backpack. But they got to the featherball challenge while all the other teams were still there, so I think it's safe to say they came in last because they sucked at featherball. I was really surprised that Mark was so hung up on his backpack. What could possibly be in there that's important enough to cost yourself a chance at continuing in the race?

    Surprised nobody tried the Chinese Cup side of the Detour. I wonder if it was just really far away or if there was something about the description that made the teams decide it wasn't a good choice.
  2. Mar 3, 2014 #2 of 101

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    I hardly think it's fair to put all of this on Mark.

    If your partner asks you to get his backpack while he carries the car, it's your job to see the backpack gets into the taxi unless he takes it out of your hands. You don't just set it down on the ground next to him and then expect him to know where you set it down.

    I was really surprised to hear Mallory say that she had Mark's passport. How the heck did that happen? If your partner has both a fanny pack (with the passport) and a backpack, how do you carry one all the way into the taxi but not the other?
  3. Mar 3, 2014 #3 of 101

    DLL66 Member

    Oct 20, 2002

    He said he had his medicine in his bag.
  4. Mar 3, 2014 #4 of 101

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I wasn't blaming Mark for leaving the backpack. That was clearly Mallory's fault. But they could have just left it and bought Mark a few essentials with their race money, or begged/borrowed to get a few things.

    I suspect Mallory had both their passports in a single fanny pack or some other kind of pouch that she keeps on her person at all times.

    Yes, but then when she asked what the medicine was, he said it was for motion sickness. She told him she had some of that she could give him. It wasn't worth backtracking that far to get a bag with some clothes in it.

    But ultimately, that didn't really matter. They just sucked at the featherball thing and that's what really cost them. They may have still come in last even if they didn't go back for the bag because they were so uncoordinated at the hacky sack game.
  5. Mar 3, 2014 #5 of 101

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL


    Mark should have abandoned the backpack. Doesn't matter whose fault it is at that point, race on.
  6. Mar 3, 2014 #6 of 101

    FrodoB Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Middleton, WI
    Hazarding a guess, I suspect he had something borrowed from Bopper in there. He was at most 3-4 days removed from losing the ability to race with his best friend, and then maybe he'd have to leave a memento of that somewhere in China.

    That, or they were poor enough that it may have been a substantial part of his wardrobe, race or no.
  7. Mar 3, 2014 #7 of 101

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Who went home? The ice storms in my area knocked out the channel all night.
  8. Mar 3, 2014 #8 of 101

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
    Mark and Mallory.
  9. Mar 3, 2014 #9 of 101

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    I wondered the same thing. Was it painful? Too far away?
  10. Mar 3, 2014 #10 of 101

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    To be fair, she was carrying his bag when he said "get my backpack" and she did carry it out to the taxi. She put it on the ground at the taxi, presumably with her own, when they were getting the car strapped into the taxi, and then I guess wrongfully assumed that Mark would take care of his own bag after he wasn't burdened with the toy car anymore.

    She asked him what medicine, and he said "the carsick medicine", and she said she had that as well. So, I don't think they really needed the bag. I'd be really surprised if they really did decide to leave it there if production would not pick it up and give it back to him at the end.
  11. Mar 3, 2014 #11 of 101

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    I think that title still belongs to being eliminated with an Express Pass in hand.
  12. Mar 3, 2014 #12 of 101

    verdugan Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2003
    Sacramento, CA
    I agreeee with everybody that it was a stupid decision to come back for the bag. Talk about having your priorities wrong.

    And I was really surprised that the bag was still there when they came back for it.
  13. Mar 3, 2014 #13 of 101

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I am sure they'll have Mark and Bopper come back for some sort of redemption race on the next one that includes former contestants. Or even the next regular one maybe.
  14. Mar 3, 2014 #14 of 101

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    Me too. It was sitting like in the road. I bet production moved it when they left and when they were told that Mark/Mallory were going back for it, they put it back down.
  15. Mar 3, 2014 #15 of 101

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I was sorry to see them go but they looked like they were not going to be able to mesh personality wise.
  16. Mar 3, 2014 #16 of 101

    Ment Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    TAR will be sorely tempted but I hope not. Perhaps Bopper and his wife or kid may be in a future one, I'd be okay with that. Leave Mark at home.
  17. Mar 3, 2014 #17 of 101

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I loved when Rachael said,"why run, we arent' last." and Brendon said, "but we might be first."
  18. Mar 3, 2014 #18 of 101

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Bedford, TX
    And they get to split $5K. Kind of a lame 1st place prize compared to most of them lately.
  19. Mar 3, 2014 #19 of 101

    Skyler Member

    Oct 9, 2002
    Snohomish, WA
    I respectfully disagree. At the end, they still arrived at the mat when the other 9 teams were still there, so they weren't very far behind the rest of the teams. If they hadn't gone back for the backpack, they probably would not have been the last team to finish the featherball thing and get to the finish mat.

    (The editors did, however, give us an extra helping of Mallory's mistakes and "boing" sound effects to make us think they were much worse than everyone else.)
  20. Mar 3, 2014 #20 of 101

    Squeak Well-Known Member TCF Club

    May 12, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    Why not leave the backpack and go back for it after they get to the mat? I am sure they have downtime then.

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