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The Amazing Race 10: The Finish Line, Episode 6by Teeuwynn Woodruff -- 10/27/2006
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Peggy Bunker and Jon Weiss greet us as usual. They look cute as bugs today, I must say. Peggy notes that the Cho Brothers put their game on the line this week and the models – Peggy loves her some model boys! – barely made it through yet again. Peter & Sarah are in the house!
Jon and Peggy agree the show this week was fabulous! Peggy plugs for phone calls and Jon giggles about what an interesting show it's going to be this week. Jon then launches into this week's Ringmaster Recap! Jon is slowly, but surely, getting smoother with these recaps. He goes over the highlights of the show in the course of a minute or two.
After Jon's recap, Peggy greets Peter & Sarah. They look pretty much the same as how they did while on the race. I notice their chairs aren't all that close together – I wonder if there's a reason for that? Peggy notes that she's happy to have them here, even though Peter & Sarah probably would want to have been on the show in five or six weeks. Peggy finally gets to ask Peter just what he was snacking on while he and Sarah were arguing a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, they were just potato chips. Peter loooooves him some potato chips! Jon's surprised, but says they looked good. Peggy notes it was an intense moment and Peter was an intense snacker. Peter says any kind of food was good and that was probably the most nutritious thing he ate all week.
Peggy notes that both Peter & Sarah are top-notch athletes and very into fitness. She asked how it was on the race with the lack of nutrition. Peter says it's like driving a sports car and you're used to premium unleaded gas and then you go to regular. You feel like garbage and you're not sleeping or eating well and your mind starts to wander. Sarah says the sleep deprivation and bad food was the hardest part of the race. Jon notes that everyone always enjoys the pit stops because you can catch up a bit on food and sleep.
Now Jon asks if they now think the race is more of a mental game than a physical one. Peter says it's a third across the board: mental, physical, and luck. Peggy asks what happened this past leg. Peter says Sarah rocked the physical and mental parts of the leg. Sarah says they had a good day and then they had a bad map. They talked to about a dozen people in Kuwait and nobody had heard of the camel racing place. Then when they tried to find the other detour they were directed to the wrong neighborhood and kept being taken to a supermarket.
Peter says it actually got scary at night. Sarah says it was desolate and there weren't many women about. Jon notes that he and Al had a scary situation on the North Korea border that they had to vacate quickly. Peter says that he and Sarah ended up on a dark back street where a man was praying at a gate. The people there thought Peter & Sarah were with the media and a few hours ago they had executed a man in the parking lot – beheaded him. Security stepped in and said they had to leave the area now. Yikes! That couldn't have been fun.
Jon says that you don't think about your security on the race. The only time they thought of it was when they got in that situation at the North Korean border. Peggy asks what Peter & Sarah's mindset was when it was getting dark and they were having all those problems. Peter said they went to Starbucks! Snork. They had coffee then went to McDonalds for lunch and a Ruby Tuesday. The producers pulled them then and presumably directed them to where they had to go. It was dark with scary streets. The only women out were wearing black and had their faces covered – except for Sarah. Sarah notes that when it got dark her hopes sank. She's an optimist, but that was tough.
Now it's time to see this week's “scariest moment.” We see a clip of the teams doing this week's Roadblock, climbing the ladder on one of the Kuwaiti Towers. Some of the racers have more trouble with the roadblock than others – particularly Erwin. Peggy says people want to know why Sarah did all of the climbing! How come? Peter oddly says it's because “I'm a boy.” Sarah then jumps in and says there was a strategy behind it. The team members have to split the Roadblocks. You have to make a decision based on the brief clue you get. Sarah says that in Vietnam she thought it would be a swimming Roadblock, not a climbing one. She doesn't really answer why she did the climb on the Kuwaiti Towers.
We get a call from Alan in Ohio. He says he wanted to know about why Sarah did so many stunts instead of Peter. He says he enjoyed watching them. Alan says they wondered why Peter did so little. Peter said it was always Sarah's decision, not his. Peter basically pushes it all off on Sarah. He says they read the clue together and then Sarah decided things.
Sarah says that they wanted to make sure it wouldn't get to the point where Sarah had to do all the final Roadblocks no matter what. Sarah again says the clues were often confusing and you didn't know what you'd have to do. This answer still doesn't explain the Kuwaiti Towers climb and Jon and Peggy don't push them on it. Bleah.
After a break, they put a Wikipedia quote about Kuwait up: “Kuwait is a small, rich, relatively open economy with proven crude oil reserves of 96 billion barrels – 10% of the world reserves.” Jon looks like he found that information intriguing.
Peggy now asks Peter & Sarah what they thought of the countries they visited on the race. Sarah says she loved the locations they picked on this season. She thought it was cool they went to the Far East first. She thought Mongolia was fantastic and she would go back. She also loved Kuwait. Sarah wants to go back and “finish her race around the world” now.
Peter says Mongolia was his favorite place. The people were beautiful and friendly and it was a very different world. Peter notes that you do get to see some of the Middle East on TV. You know about Kuwait from Iraq's invasion. Being there was interesting because they got to see a lot of the damage from the war. But Mongolia was his favorite. It's a stunningly beautiful country.
Peggy says that there's a yak/ox in Mongolia that's not too fond of them! Peter says it was two yaks and “we” think it was the glare off of Sarah's metal leg. Sarah says she's not sure about that and Peggy notes that Sarah was wearing long pants in the task. So much for blaming that one on Sarah, Peter!1 2 3 Next-->
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