Money and its effect on the various team members was a theme of this week's episode. So many of the teams had arguements about using the resources they've been given during this leg of the race. I've got to think this issue has come up before in the race, but due to having only an hour to tell the story of that leg of the race it got edited out. That is, until this leg when it was definitely a major factor for four of the five times. It all started with the two-hour cab ride, which cost anywhere from a hundred to a hundred and fifty bucks. Colin, the master of personal relationships (that was sarcasm there), treats everyone like crap and it almost comes back to bite him. His whole, "I told the guy if we lost our place in the race, I wouldn't pay him" arguement was pure crap and I don't understand why he was willing to waste time, possibly go to jail and aliennate Christie in order to prove he was "right" when he clearly wasn't. Oh wait, now I remember why--because Colin's an a******e. And yet, Christie keeps putting up with him. He's so emotionally abusive to her and everyone around him that it's almost scary. Hopefully after the Race is over she will dump his sorry self and find someone who isn't a complete and total dillhole. (Seriously, part of me was hoping they'd throw his happy self in jail during the episode last night, but alas, it was not to be!)
But Colin and Christie weren't the only ones putting the fun into dysfunctional this week. Every team did it--even the twins. Kami and Karli debating about whether or not to turn at the flag was pretty interesting and they are lucky to still be in it. Speaking of money--was it just me or did they have a good amount of cash left over to turn over to Phil when they were stripped of all their cash? (Side note: I just have to wonder how successful their flirting for money will be in a country such as the United Arab Emirates. It could end up getting them into more hot water than they're already in). We also had Brandon and Nicolle argue about money and we saw Chip and Kim run out. It's interesting to see that Chip and Kim are in the same predicament as Kami and Karli, but they will get more money next week to start off the next leg.
So, who am I rooting for? Well, I still go with Chip and Kim. I think they've got a good shot to win this thing, assuming they can make a move up the standings next week and hold on to it. I have this fear that Colin and Christie are going to pull a Richard from season one of Survivor
--being the villain we all love to hate and winning the whole darn thing.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/25/2004 10:16:00 AM