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The Amazing Race 20 Secret Scenes, Episode 7: Fight!Page 2
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Featured Team: Brendon & Rachel
Brendon & Rachel Sound Off: Brendon explains the length of Vanessaís hostility extends back to the watermelon stacking Detour, which is when Vanessa started sniping at Rachel. Rachel points out that when Vanessa first saw Rachel & Brendon, she immediately said, ďAre you kidding me?Ē Rachel is tired of it, as is Brendon, especially with Art & JJ piling on too.
Rachel rants for a little about all the insults that Vanessa has hurled her way, including the stuff about being old, being ugly, being on Big Brother, etc. Rachel doesnít think itís fair that the game is being played with such meanness, but I think the most galling thing to Rachel was Vanessaís insult about her nose. Of all things, that definitely makes Rachel tear up the most. Brendon figures that misery loves company and Vanessa & Ralph is a match made in heaven. He wants Rachel not to sweat it and to remember to have a good time.
Brendon is happy with the people theyíve met that have been very nice and cool, meaning Nary & Jamie and Bopper & Mark. He canít wait to start this leg and is optimistic about the upcoming leg. Rachel isnít over it though by a long shot and canít believe thereís so much cheating and meanness as she thought the Amazing Race was about fun and traveling around the world. Rachel is tired of Vanessaís attitude and the fact that Vanessa has been mean to her the entire race. Brendon tells her to forget about it, but that seems to be a hopeless request at this point. The insult is far too fresh for Rachel to get over it.
Featured Team: Bopper & Mark
Bopper & Markís Masai Adventure: Bopper loved getting to jump up and down with the Masai warriors in their Detour. He says itís not an experience you typically get to have. Itís an overwhelming feeling that he was able to do it with authentic tribespeople. There were true and uninhibited emotions from the people there. Mark was happy to experience wearing some of the authentic tribe clothing. Theyíre both on a natural high from such a true experience.
Featured Teams: Bopper & Mark, Art & JJ
JJ Gives an Ultimatum: At the airport, JJ tells Bopper heís nuts if he hitches on to ďthose two teamsĒ (Nary & Jamie and Brendon & Rachel). If Bopper & Mark join on with his group of teams, it will be a four-team race to the end. Mark comes up and JJ repeats what he told Bopper, plainly stating that with the U-Turn coming up, there could be issues. Mark clarifies that they havenít hooked their wagon with anyone. JJ then just wants to know who they would use the U-Turn on, and Bopper & Mark claim they wonít be using it at all. Bopper clarifies that the only time theyíll use the U-Turn is if they have to use it. JJ doesnít think that shows much strategy.
Flash forwarding to after this leg, Bopper & Mark tell us that JJ basically told them to U-Turn Nary & Jamie or Brendon & Rachel, otherwise Bopper & Mark would end up just like the Mississippi girls. Bopper tells us he isnít fooled by JJís ultimatum as it is clear what his angle is. Mark is more offended that JJ seemed to be telling him what he was and wasnít allowed to do. Last time Mark checked, JJ wasnít in charge of the whole race and Mark is doing just fine running it in his own way. Bopper explains that you donít talk like that to country boys. In fact, there are two things you donít do to a country boy: 1) you donít kick his dog, and 2) you donít threaten him. Bopper & Mark tell us JJ did the worst one and they arenít going to stand for it.
Featured Team: Rachel & Dave
Staying Out of the Drama: In their cab, Rachel & Dave tell us theyíre well aware of all the drama going on amongst the other teams but they are choosing to stay out of it. Dave admits they have an alliance of sorts with Art & JJ but those two have been intentionally stirring the pot and making waves. Rachel recalls that Bopper & Mark told them that they didnít like Art & JJís bullying ways, which means that Rachel & Dave are going to work even harder to watch what this alliance does. Dave tells us that JJ also issued an ultimatum to him, just like he did to Bopper & Mark, indicating sides had to be chosen. Dave wasnít having any of it and basically didnít answer him. Dave hopes to stay cool with all teams, including Team Big Brother and Team Kindergarten Cops.
Speaking about Nary & Jamie, Rachel has noticed that the girls donít even notice nearby kids, which is strange as teachers normally would. Rachel also picked up on Nary & Jamieís fluctuating marital status as well as what their husbands allegedly do for a living. Their stories are definitely not being kept straight.
At the Pit Stop
Featured Team: Vanessa & Ralph (fifth place)
Vanessa Tells Her Side: Vanessa tells Phil that people tend to paint Ralph as an aggressor, due mainly to his size. The Mississippi girls did it and tried to paint themselves as little girls who did nothing wrong at all. She explains that Ralph isnít the mean one in this team; itís her. Ralph smirks at that. Vanessa hates it when people pick on him and feels the need to defend him, especially since he is not a bad guy. Phil asks her if she got into it today and Vanessa honestly looks confused as it seems she canít remember if her fight with Rachel was today. Ralph reassures her it was.
Ralph encourages Vanessa to keep the story short, so after illustrating that Rachel got in their faces, in the end Rachel called her old. So Rachelís sensitive topic is her nose and itís clear that Vanessa is sensitive about her age, as thatís what she is focused on. Ralph reminds her that she then made the nose comment, which Phil asks about. She tells him about her nose-before-boobs jab and the fact that itís not clear where Rachel wants people to look. Phil isnít sure how to answer that. He asks Vanessa if sheís sure that Rachel has had a boob job and while Ralph looks away, Vanessa mutters that sheís pretty sure. Phil asks if this fight arose out of frustration and Vanessa indicates it got spurred on because Rachel wouldnít shut up even after Vanessa repeatedly told her to shut up.
Phil points out that Rachel thinks this animosity from Vanessa is because Rachel was on Big Brother. Vanessa tells him she doesnít care about Big Brother and both say theyíve never even watched that show. They didnít know she had been on it. Phil asks why Rachel would think thatís the reason and Vanessa thinks itís because Rachel has formed a whole persona around her experience there. If Rachel had another real personality to fall back on, she wouldnít care at all about what people say about her. Vanessa doesnít care about Rachel calling her old (although I think thatís a lie based on her emotion earlier in this video).<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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