Recap: The Amazing Race 9, Episode 7 – “It smells like dead fish in here.”











EP 09-07: HERCULEAN EFFORT FOR SOME HERCULEAN DUDES

Moment of the week: Barry backing up into the tree. Thank God no one was hurt, otherwise we couldn’t laugh at the shot of the entire window on the ground and not on the car anymore… Oh man, that was crazy.

I was surprised that this week wasn’t a non-elimination leg. All the signs pointed to it… we haven’t had a non-elimination yet (not counting the double leg) and we had the fast forward. It’s not as if this hasn’t happened before, but still. Anyway, it was fine since Lake & Michelle were the ones PHILiminated.

It is amazing that TAR was able to film in such tourist-heavy spots like the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The teams weren’t anonymous though, there were people taking pictures of them… lol… TAR fans most likely or people just wondering who the hell these Americans with film crews were.

I’d love to break plates… As if they needed it, Eric & Jeremy get lucky at the FAST FORWARD and get caught up in the shameless “product” placement of “The DaVinci Code.” Add another 1st place finish for E&J… Meanwhile, Monica & Joseph and Fran & Barry had to catch back up after taking a chance on the FAST FORWARD.

I was very happy to see the time penalty given, only because we are reminded that there ARE specific rules on the RACE. However, it should’ve been 30 minutes, as we’ve seen in TAR3’s infamous first “You must walk to the pit stop” misunderstanding and then in TAR4 with the Clowns.

The ROAD BLOCK was basically a TAR standard. Bungee jumping, while still cool, isn’t as exciting as before. Its funny how people are still so freaked to do the jumps after nine seasons of TAR.

The DETOUR was much better. Herculean Effort or Its All Greek to Me. Herculean Effort was reminiscent of the TAR6 Detour where they had to participate in a couple of different Viking games. But the best part was the hilarious Greek (Greco-Roman?) wrestling. Seeing Tyler body slammed by that guy was priceless. That’s what you get for saying “TTOW” all the time.

Well… Eric & Jeremy are first again. What else is new? But their domination will soon come to an end. Look at BJ & Tyler who tumbled out of the Top 2 with just one mistake. Meanwhile, Monica & Joseph are maintaining their momentum. Joseph comforting a frustrated Monica… she is nowhere near Flo’s level of whining. Even without Ray & Yolanda’s penalty, they would’ve been 3rd. Finally, Ray & Yolanda get a chance to speak!

Fran & Barry, surprisingly do not make any major mistakes this week. Good for them… And Lake & Michelle… shades of previous heated couples came out full force, but you could tell it was the hectic-ness of the Race in general. Still, they’ve been semi-dysfunctional since the beginning. Anyway, now that they’re gone, I have no team to root against… except maybe BJ & Tyler.


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QUOTES FROM EPISODE 09-07
Eric: “Let’s find out where this bitch is”

Monica: “It smells like dead fish in here”

Lake: “You never handed it to me bitch! So shut up!”

Eric: (referring to Lake) “I think he’s bipolar”

BJ: “Its DaVinci’s ‘something man'”
Tyler: “Naked is what it is”

Monica: “This is where thinking began and the great philosophers are all from here”

Yolanda: “We just got beat by MoJo… which is a big no-no”

Barry: (referring to DETOUR) “New York Times Crossword Puzzle? This is harder”

Yolanda: “ooo… look at your muscles, they’re popping out”

MY RANKINGS AFTER
EPISODE 09-07

JOSEPH/MONICA
FRAN/BARRY
RAY/YOLANDA
ERIC/JEREMY
GAP
BJ/TYLER
GAP
LAKE/MICHELLE


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