The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2 Wrap-Up

Oh boy. Well. There you go. Season 24 is in the books. (Finally! Thank God.)

Back in November when the teams were first spoiled and the Race played out in real time, I was already dreading this season. Many were already calling it the worst ever, even before the teams even reached the Finish Line.

And you know what? After 12 episodes, I might not be able to disagree. And that is incredibly sad for me.

I absolutely love The Amazing Race. It is still one of my favorite currently airing shows and will always be one of the all-time favorite shows ever. But I’ve made it no secret that I’ve been incredibly disappointed by the show these last few years. Especially with all the foreign versions of TAR popping up with greater frequency in that same period, the shortcomings of the American mothership have only been highlighted even more.

And TAR24 just may perfectly embody all that has been wrong with TAR these last few years. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 12 (Season Finale) – "If I could, I would go back and put more dirt in their hole."


Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 12 – “Do You Believe in Magic?”

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The final Leg of the 2nd Amazing Race All-Stars begins and teams must fly to their final destination city of Las Vegas, Nevada. They’re all on the same flight and upon running out of the airport, they must hop into a black Ford Explorer where they’ll be taken for a ride.

On the way to the next Route Marker in the darkness, the teams talk about a little tussle between Rachel and the Country Girls. Caroline & Jennifer say Rachel pushed them and cut in front of them in the Customs line. They say they were waiting for her dirty side to come out and it finally did. Rachel says that’s absurd, it’s final 3.

“I would not push someone. And if I did push her, she would know because she’d be knocked over.” Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 11 – "No, please God, please don't say that that's not right!"


Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 11 – “Hei Ho Heidi Ho”

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The penultimate Leg begins as teams take a train to Madrid to catch a plane to London, England.

Once in London, teams hop into brand new Ford Focuses and must drive themselves to Anfield Stadium in Liverpool. While Dave & Connor and Brendon & Rachel leave Heathrow first, they get stuck in traffic allowing Leo & Jamal to arrive at the stadium first. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 10 – "My pants is falling off!"


Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 10 – “Bull Down”

Teams start out the Leg by scraping the ice off of new Ford Focuses and driving to the airport (or a travel agency in Brendon & Rachel’s case) to book flights to Seville, Spain. Also, U-Turn ahead! Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 9 – "You have to figure it out!"


Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 9 – “Accidental Alliance”

It’s 6:13am and Brendon & Rachel open the first clue telling them to take a train to Chiasso, Switzerland. More than an hour later, the Cowboys depart the Pit Stop and say they want no part of the drama that seems to brewing.

Leo & Jamal say they’d prefer to be in the Final 3 with Dave & Connor and Caroline & Jen because they’d have a better chance against them than Brenchel or the Cowboys. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 8 – "You, me and God are unstoppable!"


Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 8 – “Donkeylicious”

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Brendon & Rachel start the morning off opening the first clue of the Leg telling them to hop in a brand new Ford Focus to drive themselves to Civita di Bagnoregio. Also, U-TURN AHEAD!

Brendon & Rachel consider U-Turning the Cowboys so they will be forced to use the Express Pass. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 7 – "Do you want me to hold your hand?"


Recap: The Amazing Race (24) All-Stars 2, Episode 7 – “The Gladiators Are Here!”

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It’s afternoon and teams open the first cryptic clue of the Leg telling them to fly to the Eternal City and find Hadrian’s Bridge. Some teams know what the Eternal City is, others don’t. Rachel thinks it’s in Ethiopia.

But all teams end up on the same direct flight from Sri Lanka to Rome, Italy departing later that night. Continue reading