I tuned in last night expecting to at least see who get eliminated from the last leg of the Race, but apparently it was not to be. Instead, we got a clips show of footage that wasn't used the first time around. And what did we learn from this? Well, we learned that Kendra can be a witch with a capital B even more than we originally suspected. I learned there are at least three more reasons to find Jonathan's behavoir deplorable. I was glad to see the editors didn't go with the footage of him shoving Victoria again, though I honestly wished there'd been some footage of Phil punching Jonathan for the way he treated Victoria in the infamous shoving incident. Also, Jonathan's inability to say the name "Sengal" correctly really got irritated--espeically when they showed that footage going into and coming out of the commercial break. We also got to see a bit more footage of Adam and Rebecca and we can see why the term "formerly dating" applies. The scene were Rebecca flirted for food on the train was a riot, but also very telling.
What this special did was confirm some thoughts that had been rambling around in my head the past few weeks...namely that a lot of the teams that we could get behind such as Don and Mary Jean, Lena and Kristy were all eliminated too early. Seeing how Don and Mary Jean overcame every obstacle put in front of them with grace and without shouting at each other was refreshing. Even when they were behind, each of them found positive things in ech leg of the Race to comment on and to encourage each other. Talk about a template for a healthy, well-adjusted relationship.
And Lena and Kristy--they certainly were portrayed in an interesting light. Putting on their make-up before a pit stop because Phil would be there was a riot. But was it just me or did anyone else get some weird, too-close-for-sisters overtones to the whole sleeping in tents in the snow stuff? I mean, hearing them talk about cuddling up in one sleeping bag naked to conserve heat...I have to tell ya there were some odd overtones to that. Or maybe it's just my mind going places it shouldn't....or both.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/29/2004 08:17:00 AM