Monday, November 06, 2006

New Intersection Divides the Six Pack

In yet another effort to add variety to unscripted dramatic television, The Amazing Race instituted a new twist in their game last night. The concept behind the Intersection is to force teams to work with another team (friend or foe).

If the teams are friends then they will help to get each other to the end. If they are foes then they are hoping some conniving will happen to mostly make the show entertaining, but also to create more rifts between the teams.

But as time as shown again and again, these things just don't work. At least, they don't work the first time. The Cho Brothers and Dustin and Kandice put it together to take the lead, even so much that Dustin and Kandice came in first again. This really blows my theory out of the water. But the unpredictability of it all is what makes it fun.

If you remember I predicted that Dustin and Kandice would be the first team out. With my track record, I should have known that would take them to the final three.

Unfortunately, David and Mary were the first victims of the new marked for elimination rule. I am really sorry to see them go. But in all reality, it was there time. They could have faired better if they had teamed up with Dustin and Kandice or the Cho Brothers. I am still not sure why they didn't even try. Lyn and Karlyn haven't really ever shown their willingness to stick with them in the past.

I would be willing to bet that if David and Mary had asked the Cho Brothers would have partnered up with them. However, David and Mary have never really done much thinking in this game. They have truly ridden on the coat tail of the Cho's.

I will miss them, but they were honestly past due for elimination. Now, it is just a matter of seeing the Cho's can pull to the head of the pack and win the Race.

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At Monday, November 06, 2006 10:48:00 AM, Blogger Sami said...

I am sad to see Kentucky go even though I knew it was coming and I agree with you that it was their time. I enjoyed watching them experience new things though; they really appreciated everything.

Since I always make my predictions for the final five teams, and I no longer have a blog, I thought I would share them here (if you don't mind)...

1. Dustin and Kandice
2. Cho Brothers
3. Rob and Kim
4. Tyler and James
5. Lyn and Karlyn

The last few seasons my predictions have been off by quite a bit, so we'll have to see if this is still the case this time around...but once, a long time ago I got them all correct....

At Thursday, November 09, 2006 7:56:00 PM, Blogger Sami said...

I don't know if you've seen it, or heard, but Mary and Dave were on the View the other day, and Rosie gave them so much nice stuff because she loved them so much. They got 3 trips to take their kids on, a Ford Explorer, a $1000 for him to buy work clothes, and a brand new home built on their lot. I thought it was so nice....oh, and a cruise that they asked to take the Cho brothers with them because they couldn't have gotten so far without them.....anyway, it was really sweet to watch, so if you're interested here's a clip on youtube. ..

At Friday, November 10, 2006 4:17:00 PM, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

i finally got the chance to watch my recording of last sunday's episode this afternoon. i, too, was sad to see Dave and Mary go. but what great attitudes they had!

thanks, sami, for sharing the clip from The View! i loved it. i cried. i'm so happy for them.

i do hope you're wrong about your #1 pick, sami (although i guess it would be nice to have an all-female win).

awaiting the next episode with great anticipation! :o)


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