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The Amazing Race 10, Episode 13 Insider Clips: God Has Left The News Buildingby Heathyr Fields Ford -- 12/13/2006
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Repeat after me: “God does not care about reality television, nor my place in it.” Seriously, people, if there is a god, do you think s/he would care more about starving people and injustices, or trying to judge which one of a multitude of reality competitors (and people applying to be on the show) are most worthy to receive a million dollars (or a prince or children behaving well)? I certainly don’t. So please, do me one favor, dear readers, if you are ever on this show, don’t “leave it up to God” or feel that higher powers want you there. Honestly, they don’t care. They’re probably off boozing somewhere, laughing their butts off that we scramble around like rats in a maze looking for a bit of cheese.
All in all, I am satisfied with this season of The Amazing Race. We had a lot of decent tasks, and we had some great teams. We even had a lot of stereotype breaking, which is always good. I wasn’t thrilled with the bizarre final task (or lack thereof) — fly here, drive here, run here, drive here, voila! The end was a bit disappointing because of that, but the winners were not disappointing. James & Tyler raced a great race, and I’m glad to see it pay off.
Before we can call a wrap to the season, however, I’ve got some last, lingering video clips to review with you. In the interest of speed, I shall allow their original, boring names to remain, because I’m too tired and it’s too late to be that creative!
Lyn & Karlyn’s Misguided Tour of the Big Apple: It took me five tries to get this clip to load, so I hope you appreciate me! Lyn & Karlyn call out the window of their cab, and finally get out, trying to flag someone down who knows where the “news building with the globe” is. Apparently their cab driver doesn’t know.
Someone says NBC, so they go there and find a partial globe, but not THE globe. They find CBS and look to no avail. They hop a cab to CNN and again strike out. They grouse that no one really seems to know the area they live in very well, since no one can figure out where they’re supposed to go.
In the cab, Lyn confides that she finds it scary that even the cops didn’t know, and that they seemed a bit put out that she was asking. She finds it scary because as a parent and a teacher, she always teaches kids that cops are your friend and you should go to them in need. Well, the kids probably don’t come with cameramen, smelling badly from lack of showers (I’m just assuming here), and in general overly stressed and fatigued, not from fear, but from the desire to run for a million dollars. Lyn isn’t irritating when she says it, really, she simply states it, so at least there isn’t attitude, just genuine disbelief. Finally, they get to the right building.
Tyler & James Blow Up Into An Argument: This is the unedited version of the fight in the airport, and it’s essentially the same thing with a lot more repetition. James repeats he wanted to look online. Tyler repeats he doesn’t understand why James is upset. Repeat this ad nauseum, and you’ve got the clip down.
Rob & Kimberly Play Tourists in Barcelona: In a cute clip, Rob & Kimberly decide to use one of those photo booths to get a souvenir from Barcelona. They pull over someone who speaks Spanish to help them with the directions, and eventually get a cute picture. Even Rob looks adorably excited about it.
Injured Rob Talks About His Injury: In the airport, Rob goes over a litany of issues wrong with him, and then tries to wrap his hamstring with a difficult ace bandage. It’s stuck to itself, so Kimberly stands up and tries to unroll it. She pulls herself backwards, leaning into it, and you can totally tell the thought crossed Rob’s mind to let go of his end and let her fall. It’s not an evil fault, it’s absolutely impish. They’re very cute here.
After he wraps his leg, he snags some tape and tapes it up. Then he suddenly realizes he has tape, and they share that James has been looking for some for like six legs. He had forgotten he had it, and he laughs about it. He uses the word “dude” a lot. Between him and Zoolander, I could go for a year or so without hearing “dude.” Unless I’m watching Fast Times.
Rob & Kimberly Still Fighting: Yes, they argue in this leg too. This is after the sewing task, and in the cab. Rob explains her tone was bad, and that’s why he was upset. She apologizes it was bad, but it sounds sort of insincere. She goes off about what she meant by all of it. This gets him a bit worked up again, but not too bad.
However, she suddenly freaks out when he calls her Boss Hogg. I just laugh my ass off. He admits he’s bossy too. She tells him not to be stupid. They tell each other not to talk to each other like that any more. He calmly mentions she’s been bugging him all day. This isn’t meant meanly, I don’t think, but just a statement of fact. Hey, I have days when people I love bug the HELL out of me. I still love them, but it happens, ya know?
Well, not in Kimberly land, because that comment sets her to screeching. We get a lot about how great she’s been for the team, and a lot of “shut up” and “don’t talk to me.” She says she’s done a couple times. It goes dead silent, and Rob says in a small, quiet voice, that if what she really wants is to be done, it ends here. He’s misinterpreting what she means by “done,” obviously. She just is done at that moment. They need to learn to just shut it sometimes, and go sit in their corners and breathe!
Rob & Kimberly On Their Relationship: This is post-race, and Kimberly raves about how good an experience this has been and how it made them closer. Rob kisses her and grins in agreement. She’s excited to get home, because they really don’t fight all that much. She does say this has made them look at what they do have and realize how great it is. She says she can look at the race and what they learned from working in that sort of isolated environment, and can now translate that to the more practical real world. Arguing annoyances aside, this is what I like about these two. They actually do learn from all of it.1 2 Next-->
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