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The Amazing Race 20 Secret Scenes, Episode 7: Fight!by Hobie Barnes -- 04/16/2011
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Featured Teams: Brendon & Rachel, Vanessa & Ralph
More Drama, More Tears: Looks like there’s more footage from the Vanessa and Rachel catfight that went unaired! Ralph pleads with Vanessa to let it go even if it was just Brendon pretending he was a man by sticking his middle finger up at Ralph. Vanessa just can’t let it go. Over with Rachel, she insists that everyone was running, and Vanessa straight-up pushed her and followed it up with insulting her nose, her weight, etc. Vanessa is tired of Rachel, and even the barb Rachel made about her age is silly. She knows that all the remaining teams are sick of both Brendon & Rachel.
Rachel is upset that even Art & JJ got into the trash-talking and Brendon contributes that Art & JJ are “old and slow.” Rachel is tired of everyone being down on them as she & Brendon try harder than everyone. Sigh. She insists that this race is not about being mean to others and pushing and trash-talking. Rachel feels like the whole game has been about Vanessa being mean to her and trying to make her cry, and it’s not fair to try to break someone down just because you think you’re better than them. Rachel is again near tears, but just as in Big Brother, it’s not clear how real these tears are. Vanessa can see that Rachel is crying and defends herself to Ralph, insisting that Rachel’s low self-esteem made her cry, not her. Vanessa thinks she will apologize about the nose remark she made to Rachel as that was uncalled for, but Ralph thinks Vanessa has said enough.
A little later on in the airport snack shop, Rachel is in full hysterics and Brendon is trying to salvage the situation and calm her down. He reminds her that Vanessa is just trash and Rachel doesn’t need to take anything she says seriously. Rachel just can’t understand what she did to Vanessa to earn such treatment. Vanessa & Ralph seem to be right around the corner and can hear Rachel’s cries and complaints and continue to look at each other awkwardly. Rachel tells Brendon that she’s sorry she’s a girl who has feelings and who also happens to be self-conscious. Vanessa can’t believe how over-the-top Rachel’s crying is and tells Ralph that if she can’t take it, she better not dish it out.
Featured Team: Everyone
Extended Airport Fight: Like a DVD extended scene, we get to see even more of the airport fight. The teams tell the camera, “hakuna matata,” and, “hello, Africa,” as they disembark the plane in Tanzania. The teams realize they need to find the transfer area so they can get to the next plane. We see the scene that was aired before where a jogging Brendon pushed past the walking Ralph; Ralph comments to him and gets the bird in return from Brendon. Even Art & JJ see it.
In the Transfer Services line, Ralph & Vanessa are ahead of Brendon & Rachel. Ralph mentions to Brendon that he better mind where he puts that finger. Brendon indicates that he didn’t hear Ralph, so Ralph repeats it. Brendon tells Ralph that he’s here to play, but Art, who is behind Brendon in line, jumps in and says that Brendon is here to follow, not play.
Rachel turns on rage mode and tells Vanessa & Ralph to get out of their faces. Ralph calmly tells her that he’s talking, not yelling, to Brendon. Art brings up that Brendon flipped Ralph off which Rachel disputes, but when everyone insists that really happened, she is compelled to say that Vanessa ran into her. Vanessa claims that couldn’t happen as she’s much smaller than Rachel and doesn’t take up that much space.
Elsewhere in the line, Rachel (Major Dave’s) can’t help but laugh, but Dave cautions her not to laugh so she won’t get involved. Nary comments that everything is getting feisty! Back at the fight, Rachel insists Vanessa shoved her, but Vanessa points out she was in front of her so how could she be the aggressor? Ralph & Vanessa turn to keep moving forward in line, but Vanessa can’t help herself and tells Rachel to put on more sparkles. Brendon is obviously amped up which amuses JJ, who comments that with only one team ahead of them in line, Team Big Brother should still have someone to follow.
Brendon points out that Art & JJ have just been following Rachel & Dave the entire time. JJ laughs and tells Brendon that he & Rachel can’t even follow their own shadow. Rachel wants to know if JJ talking trash makes him happy, but he responds that he just doesn’t like that they follow them everywhere. JJ mockingly asks Art if the game is really called “Follow the Leader.” Brendon wishes they would lead and points out that he & Rachel are ahead of them in line. That gets a sarcastic laugh from Art & JJ who aren’t impressed by this momentary “lead.” Art asks JJ how many times it has been that they’ve won and JJ thinks it could be three. Both wonder how many legs Brendon & Rachel have won.
Nary & Jamie are further back in line and are wisely staying out of it. Bopper tells us that he wishes everyone would race with respect for each other and keep this drama out of it. Another person in line asks Dave where they’re from and he embarrassingly admits that they’re from America. Rachel tells Brendon to ignore everyone but especially Vanessa, as she called her fat. I don’t even think Rachel cares about the Art & JJ aspect! Vanessa & Ralph explain that Brendon & Rachel were in their face first. Vanessa quips to Rachel, “No more sequins!” Rachel is not amused.
Rachel confronts Vanessa and asks what she did to her. Vanessa points out that Rachel shoved her, but of course, Rachel thinks it was the other way around. Rachel hopes that Vanessa’s meanness makes her feel good about herself, while Vanessa retorts that she hopes Rachel running her mouth makes her feel good about herself. Ralph asks Vanessa to stop, which Vanessa momentarily does. Mark wishes everyone could just get along. Rachel isn’t done and claims Vanessa is 38 and should grow up. Vanessa sarcastically agrees yet insists that even at 38, she still looks younger than Rachel. Rachel’s rage meter explodes. The fight-ending line is then spoken: “Honey, get your nose done before you get your boobs done.”
Featured Teams: Brendon & Rachel, Vanessa & Ralph, Art & JJ
Brendon Apologizes to Ralph: In the Tanzania airport, Brendon & Rachel head over to where Ralph is sitting down. Brendon apologizes to Ralph and offers a handshake as he admits that it was immature to flip him off. Ralph accepts his apology and knows that everyone is just frustrated. Brendon & Rachel begin to walk off and Vanessa mutters to Ralph that of course this would occur off-camera. Rachel turns back in disbelief and then continues to walk off while rolling her eyes.
Later on, Brendon tells us that he apologized because it was tense, competitive situation but that he got riled up mostly because of Vanessa and Rachel’s altercation. Brendon admits that he did flip Ralph off and it’s something he does regret as it was immature. Yet Rachel now tells him that as soon as he apologized, Vanessa snarked on Rachel. Brendon tells Rachel that he can’t take it out again on Ralph for things Vanessa is doing.
Back at where Vanessa & Ralph are sitting with Art & JJ, they’re doing the mean girls clique thing. Vanessa jokes to JJ that she can’t understand who would get their boobs done before their nose, as you have to pick where you want people to look first, your nose or your face. Really? It’s strange to her that people would choose boobs first. Art & JJ cackle and Art admits he never thought of it that way. Art points out it’s likely you’ll get more jobs with big boobs rather than a nicer nose. Vanessa isn’t sure.1 2 3 Next-->
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