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The Amazing Race S30E11/E12 "It's Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure" OAD 2/21/2018

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by MikeekiM, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Feb 28, 2018 #61 of 169
    Steveknj

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    I think she's definitely nice looking, but my first impression of her on BB was that she was a typical all looks no brains BB character trope. But I don't think that's the case with her. I think on BB she mentioned that they were real (and spectacular! sorry I couldn't resist). Of course I remember all sorts of things wrong, so this might be untrue.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2018 #62 of 169
    tivoknucklehead

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    Jess stepped it up big time to win the last challenge so she is no dummy
     
  3. Feb 28, 2018 #63 of 169
    MikeekiM

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    Yeah... I don't think that will happen often... The producers don't necessarily put these U-Turns in there to slow down other teams... They use it to introduce friction between the teams... They are expecting U-turned teams to be pissed off... They don't expect (or want) them to shrug their shoulders, and just accept that it is part of the game...
     
  4. Feb 28, 2018 #64 of 169
    PJO1966

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    Every once in a while you get a team that recognizes they are viewed as strong competition and takes it as a complement. That requires a certain level of maturity.
     
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  5. Feb 28, 2018 #65 of 169
    JFriday

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    Although I think that challenge was pretty much luck. I don't think there was any logic in how it went together. Or at least none explained.
     
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  6. Feb 28, 2018 #66 of 169
    DevdogAZ

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    According to the exit interview with Team Extreme that I mentioned above, the "logic" was that in order to get the six pieces on the plane with the correct 12 symbols, you had to put one of the wings on backwards. My guess is that was done intentionally, making it a puzzle where you're supposed to think outside the box to solve it. So it's possible Jess caught onto that and that's how she won, or it's possible she just brute forced it and happened to stumble on the correct solution before anyone else.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2018 #67 of 169
    verdugan

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    She was actually a really smart player that got distracted by her showmance. Cody had a horrible social game, which was exacerbated by having to nominate so many people and production's protection of Paul.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2018 #68 of 169
    tivoknucklehead

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    lol, the last sentence is definitive

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  9. Mar 1, 2018 #69 of 169
    Steveknj

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    This was the perception of Jess I wound up having. Cody became a crutch to her game and she was fighting an uphill battle against Paul and his blind minions. So my initial perception of her was short lived and I realized she was pretty bight, but kind of stuck.
     
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  10. Mar 2, 2018 #70 of 169
    justen_m

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    I watched BB. I don't think they're fake. According to her. She's just naturally blessed.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2018 #71 of 169
    pmyers

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    If that is the case...I would have NEVER finished the puzzle. When one is putting something together...you have to assume you are supposed to put it on correctly. I would have never thought that putting something on backwards would have been correct.
     
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  12. Mar 2, 2018 #72 of 169
    brianric

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    Having served on three carriers (Eisenhower, Vinson, Nimitz) I'd be thinking the same way you did.
     
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  13. Mar 2, 2018 #73 of 169
    laria

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    I wonder if by "backwards" they just meant they needed to flip them over or something and swap sides.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2018 #74 of 169
    DevdogAZ

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    No. They said there were two complete sets of pieces. Only six fit on the plane but there were 12 pieces total. There were clearly two right wings and two left wings. They weren't symmetrical/interchangeable. So in order to complete the puzzle, they had to put two rights on the plane, meaning one of them was obviously on backwards.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2018 #75 of 169
    laria

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    Wow! Someone screwed up!
     
  16. Mar 2, 2018 #76 of 169
    DevdogAZ

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    Here's their blog entry about it:

    "When Kristi and opened our clue, here is what we read: “Search the U.S.S. Hornet to find 12 airplane parts. Then, ONE of you must assemble your plane to show one image from each leg of the race. When you think your plane is “properly assembled,” ask the Captain to check your work. If it’s correct, he’ll clear you for takeoff.” We read through the additional information and immediately kicked into high-gear to search for the parts. We were thrilled to see that this was the final memory challenge and that our strategy worked to put me in the position of solving the puzzle.

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    I have a mechanical mind, so when asked to “properly assemble” a plane, I instantly took took this to be a two part challenge. 1) Build a functional plane and 2) solve a puzzle with the images. Unfortunately, my ultimate failure was in paying too much attention to the first part, because in the end structural plane assembly didn’t matter. The big wings were actually dimensional meaning they had a thick edge, what’s known as a “leading edge,” that faces forward on a plane. I therefore quickly deduced that I had two left wings and two right wings, which should have helped me solve the puzzle even more quickly. This was my fatal error.

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    Compare this to the pieces for the tail wings. They were constructed on flat panels of wood and could all be interchangeable. Any of them could have gone on the left and any of them could have gone on the right, from a functional standpoint.

    In the end the only thing that mattered were the images. In fact to “properly assemble” the plane, I had to put two left wings on it. One wing facing forward and one facing backwards. A possibility I didn’t even consider until an hour or more after the others had finished and I had deemed the challenge impossible. See below:

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    Why was it a plane if the only thing that mattered was the puzzle? How could a plane with two left wings be cleared for takeoff? Why was I the only one to notice the dimensions? These are questions I repeatedly ask myself and questions I cannot answer.

    Admittedly, it’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster but in the end I can confidently say I have absolutely no regrets. Short of wishing for a new brain, there is no amount of studying or preparation that would have made me interpret that clue any differently. There’s nothing I could have changed or done better. Kristi and I are so proud that we got to compete in every leg of The Amazing Race. It was an opportunity we had only dreamed of, and we couldn’t be more thankful to everyone that made it possible. We had the trip of a lifetime. We are thrilled for Jessica and Cody, and continue to send them our heart felt congratulations.

    Oh, and since I know there’s just enough other nerds out there like me, here’s the breakdown of my plane parts. I drew it as soon as I got home to try to figure out if I had missed something. I had not…

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  17. Mar 3, 2018 #77 of 169
    JFriday

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    So the Yale team actually had 2 left wings on when he swapped out the tail. I wonder if he also switched out one of the ledt wings too and they didn’t show that.
     
  18. Mar 3, 2018 #78 of 169
    MikeekiM

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    Yeah... Two left wings is completely misleading... So, what...would it be okay to have a puzzle where the propeller was required to go where the rudder should go?

    Come on TAR...Let's play fair... Or at least hint in the clue's description that the plane's assembly may require some "creativity"...
     
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  19. Mar 3, 2018 #79 of 169
    VegasVic

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    I don't like that at all. Boo.
     
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  20. Mar 3, 2018 #80 of 169
    VegasVic

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    So BB fans in race countries were tracking the race and giving wrong directions to other teams to help BB team. That sucks.
     

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