Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Amazing Race: Season Finale Blog Party - December 8, 2013


Okay, it's actually going to start on time here! Woot! Tonight's two-hour season finale will have four teams whittled down to three into the final dash of the world whirlwind race. I know many don't like Leo and Jamal. But I don't mind them so much at all. It's Tim and Marie (my fellow NJ peeps) who irk me. Please don't let them win!

For those who want to know and didn't catch it, I posted the casting spoilers on next season's race. Beware, these are SPOILERS. Don't click on the link if you don't want to know. Please keep casting comments on that post -- I don't want folks complaining here about revealed spoilers.

That's because we're here to PARTY tonight! As the show airs here, I'll post major happenings in real time on this post. Refresh the page to get the latest news! But, as always, the party is in the comments area. Come join in on the fun!

Here's the latest blog pool standings from the Magnificent Margo --

Jason And Amy - Nicklepeed, PDXGranny, Brian, DLA
Leo And Jamal - MEB, Margo, Brenda, Caela
Tim And Marie - SueGee, DKNYNC, Rbennie
Travis And Nicole - Delee, Laurie, Lynn1, Merrilee

Sorry you have been PHILIMINATED
Hoskote And Naina
Rowan And Shane - ML, Becky, Cheryl in NC, KayBeeRN
Chester And Ephraim - Buzzmaam, Donna in AL, Sharon S
Brandon And Adam - Donna in FL, Monty924, Sharon
Tim And Danny - JOKATS, Dusty, Zoetawny
Nicky And Kim - Nana in NW, Jennasmom, David
Ally And Ashley - LafayetteLisanne, Jackie,Tammy

Got your snacks? Got your beverages? Let's race! Er, let's watch them race while we imbibe, that is.

Teams are flying to Tokyo and have to find their next clue amidst cat statues reminiscent of Hello Kitty a bit. Leo and Jamal got an earlier flight than the other teams.

Detour - Knock it Down or Call it Up -- they have to be a human bowling ball or call from roughly inside a fish tank. The first is one of those rather wacky Japanese game shows. The phone call bit is in a defunct phone booth turned goldfish tank.

Leo and Jamal are in the lead after the Detour, but hit their speed bump. They have to catch a fake rhino.

Roadblock - has them building robots. Gah! Marie finished first with the robots! Nicole once again is working with Amy because she can't do a task! Tim and Marie are at the clue for the Pit Stop.

Pit Stop order:
1. Tim and Marie (grr). Won a trip to Aruba.
2. Jason and Amy
3. Nicole and Travis
4. Leo and Jamal - Philiminated

At this point, I really would like a Jason/Amy win. The other two teams irk me, Tim/Marie more irksome than Nicole/Travis, but ...!

Teams are flying to Alaska, their final destination. All three teams are on the same flight.

The Roadblock is a flight task in which they have to drop flour bags onto a target from a small plane.

They have an ice expedition coming up, then have to chip a clue out of ice.Right now, Jason/Amy are in the lead, Tim/Marie quite a bit behind, Nicole/Travis struggling to get through the Roadblock. Nicole has been doing horrible at the tasks, but Travis's attitude about her doing so poorly is getting on my nerves, too.

From there, they have to paddle a kayak to an island to get the next clue. Amy/Jason still in the lead. Nicole/Travis finally made it to the ice expedition bit, but are still struggling.

The final task has them making totem poles representing the currencies of the countries in order. Amy and Jason still in the lead.

THE WINNERS ARE AMY AND JASON! Woot!

Travis is being obnoxious, Nicole is being inept.

2. Tim and Marie
3. Nicole and Travis

The outcome was as it should be given the final three teams.

91 comments:

Becky said...

Hey Jackie and Vincent!

Jackie said...

Hey, there!

lynn1 said...

Hey Becky & Jackie

lynn1 said...

I brought white pizza with feta cheese and spinach it is hot so dig in

Jackie said...

The dogs with Santa bit was cute, Becky!

SueGee said...

~~~Splash~~~

Hi to everyone!! Big pot of spaghetti and meatballs and some garlic bread in the corner

SueGee on the Left Coast

lynn1 said...

I sure hope Marie doesn't win it all

lynn1 said...

hi sue gee sounds like our menu is going to Italian tonight

SueGee said...

Still in the pool but not liking them at all!!

David said...

Goooooooo anybody but Tim and Marie. Personally don't care much for the cousins either but anyone is better than Tim and Marie.

And hi everyone. Snowed in here so didn't get out to get any extra munches. Have to make do with bags of chips. Dig in, ;-)

Merrilee said...

Tonight it is between my team (Nicole and Travis) and my husband's team (Amy and Jason). So here's to a Nicole and Travis win!

Merrilee
Blog Pool winner of The Amazing Race Season 22

Becky said...

Hey, Lynn. I brought a bottle of wine and salad, so we are set.

Thank you, Jackie. I looked at all the "take out" pictures and my imagination went to town.

The missing stew meat - DH took the meat out of the water in the sink where I had put it to thaw and set it on the counter. It disappeared! Since the dogs are too small to reach the counter we determined that Calvin had jumped up there and knocked it off. Does Vincent do that? We found the empty package on the back porch.

SueGee said...

Next Sunday is the Survivor finale...hours and hours of it!!

SueGee on the Left Coast

lynn1 said...

Travis and Nicole are my pool pick do I am cheering for them

Becky said...

Hey, to everyone else who has arrived.

Becky said...

I do not want Tim/Marie or the cousins to win. They will probably end up one and two.

Jackie said...

Becky - Vincent hasn't much interest in people food and generally stays off the counters. I believe he did get up there and lick my butter I accidentally left out once, though.

David said...

I am sticking to my plan to root against Tim and Marie and the cousins instead of for anyone, ;-)

Becky said...

Jackie, Calvin's thing is knocking anything off of counters, tables, book shelves, etc. He does it at night when he wants us to get up and feed him or any time he wants our attention.

Nickelpeed said...

HI everyone!!! Thank you for hosting us Jackie. Greatly appreciate it.

Late because I'm fuming about my mother in law. LOL

She's a wonderful, wonderful person. I had sent her coats for my daughter to try on for Christmas. She also had boots for Christmas. She asked me if I wanted my daughter to try the boots on, too. I said no, they will fit, she only needs to try on the coats.

Before I hung up, she double checked to make I did not want her to try on the boots, I said no. They will fit, just the coats. So, she said she'd put the boots under the bed.

We got a call about an hour later to say the boots fit Nicole, but not the coat. My jaw fell. My husband had to take the phone from me because I was just about to blow my top. Now, I have NOTHING to surprise my daughter with for Christmas. I am so angry.

In my MIL's defense, she's been forgetting things. But, wow, an hour before that, I told her not the boots and she repeated it. I'm not a happy camper. :-(

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, Becky, I loved the picture of the dogs with Santa! I wish my dogs would sit that pretty and still.

Becky said...

Darn, they got a strike.

Nickelpeed said...

I really do not want Marie NOR the cousins to win. Don't like either of those teams.

Nickelpeed said...

My team is Jason and Amy. GO TEAM!

Becky said...

Penny, they are not nearly as good as my girls were about posing. I guess because I used to take the girls to an Assisted Living facility and always posed them with the residents and took pictures to give them the next trip. You have no idea how many pictures they took yesterday.

Becky said...

Oh, I hope they have trouble with the speed bump.

Becky said...

I have a feeling that they are doing it wrong. They are having too much trouble.

Jackie said...

I don't mind the cousins so much. I am dismayed about Nicole needing so much help with these competitions.

Becky said...

DARN, darn, darn!

Nickelpeed said...

She is SO rude.

Nickelpeed said...

I wish Nicole wasn't so needy, also. It's frustrating to watch her.

Man, Amy is going to make her team lose if she keeps on helping. It's not fair to Amy and Jason helping Nicole all the time.

Nickelpeed said...

If Amy keeps doing this, they will lose.

Becky said...

I wish he would hush up! I dislike the snipping.

Nickelpeed said...

I do not like the cousins, but that isn't fair when you have someone helping and they had nobody. HOWEVER; karma is a *itch.

Becky said...

They made it!!! The cousins are g-o-n-e!

Nickelpeed said...

I'm happy with this, but the only team who deserves to win is Amy and Jason. JMO

lynn1 said...

Nicole and Travis are my team nut i really think I will be cheering for Amy and Jason

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, I had pictures taken with my late mini poodle Binx with Sarah, our Beagle when they were young. They posed so well. Can't do it with my 4 dogs now. They are like nailing Jello to a wall. LOL

I loved the pictures though; and the pictures of them with your mom and her friends. How sweet.

David said...

Please let Jason and Amy win. It would be nice for the good people to win one for a change of pace from the rest of the shows this year.

Nickelpeed said...

What? She is taking the majority of the prizes and the money if she wins? She is a very, very selfish person.

GO AMY AND JASON!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

The problem with helping Nicole, is it did put Amy and Jason behind. They could have been first in the last leg, but Amy helped Nicole. Would Nicole have helped Amy if the tables had been turned?

There will be a matching game in here someone where they'll have to match something to the countries they've visited.

lynn1 said...

Nicole is delusional to think they are the best team

Margo said...

since it is 2 hours long today I made it to the party! I got elimated as we walked in the door. Oh well. I did not really like my team anyway. I really don't want pink hair to win.
Margo

Nickelpeed said...

The snow is coming down really hard here. WOW.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Margo, glad you could make it!!

Becky said...

I hope Jason and Amy win. But me wanting anyone to win is a kiss of death.

Nickelpeed said...

WOOHOOOOOOOO

Becky said...

I hope Travis doesn't start complaining again!

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, this next one is going to be interesting to see who complains them most at the glacier. LOL

David said...

If it is the snow storm that came through here yesterday you are going to get a lot of it.

Nickelpeed said...

I know what you mean, Becky. Usually, when I root for a team, it surely means they'll lose. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Yikes, that would petrify me! O_o

Nickelpeed said...

Why didn't Travis do this?

Becky said...

Hey, Travis, you are both doctors! Put your big boy panties on and make your own way.

Jackie said...

At this point, much as I dislike them, Tim/Marie deserve to win more than Nicole/Travis. They're better at the tasks, for sure.

Nickelpeed said...

I hope she's not a surgeon. Her eye and measuring coordination is not that great!

lynn1 said...

Nicole is a bad as I would be

Jackie said...

It's been snowing here, supposed to turn to ice overnight.

lynn1 said...

It is cool but foggy here. glad we don't have to deal with snow or ice

Becky said...

I just dislike them so much, Jackie. I dislike seeing that type of people win.

Nickelpeed said...

GO AMY AND JASON!!!!!GOoooooo

Becky said...

It never got out of the 30's yesterday. That is COLD for South TX.

Nickelpeed said...

I feel the same way, Becky. I dislike seeing nasty people awarded. It's so irritating.

Jackie said...

Becky - I dislike them, too. But Nicole and Travis are horrible and his lack of support is just as bad as her being so inept. They SHOULDN'T win. Tim and Marie at least are good at the tasks although obnoxious as people. I really want Amy/Jason to win, though.

Nickelpeed said...

I wonder how many people Marie asked to compete with her before she had to ask Tim?

Becky said...

Hush up, Travis. Stop giving her instructions. I would be pushing HIM over the side if it were me.

Nickelpeed said...

They need to thank Amy and Jason for an easy find, since half of them were already chopped away.

Becky said...

Jackie, I agree that Travis has completely turned me off of them because of his attitude.

Nickelpeed said...

I like Amy and Jason. They are half way decent to each other.

Becky said...

Those look like blue bonnets!

Jackie said...

Whoa, this task at the end is hard.

Nickelpeed said...

The last task always makes or breaks a team. I'm hoping Amy and Jason do well and do not help anyone.

Nickelpeed said...

YES! I wouldn't be surprised is Nicole goes to peek.

Nickelpeed said...

GOOOOOOoooooo Jason and Nicole!!!

Run fast!!!!!!

Becky said...

Good! Amy and Jason won!!!

Nickelpeed said...

YES!!!!!! YES!!!!!!! woohoooooo!

Merrilee said...

Congrats to my husband's team Amy and Jason. Kept the Amazing Race winner Blog in the family!

Merrilee
Blog Pool winner of The Amazing Race Season 22
and
Brian
Blog Pool winner of The Amazing Race Season 23

Nickelpeed said...

Just so you all know. I will not be here Wednesday. I have to work.

Wow, she's not very nice to Tim, is she? She's a very nasty stingy person.

Becky said...

I wonder if they actually finished the task or if they just told them to go to the house?

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you so much for hosting. I will check out the new teams later.

David said...

Woooooooot. The good people can actually triumph over evil. Kind of makes up for the BB winner.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you SO much Jackie, for hosting us!

I'll check in on my i-phone Wednesday. Can't wait for Survivor Finale next Sunday, though!!!

lynn1 said...

Congrats to Jason & Amy. It is nice to see good guys win

Jackie said...

Marie and Tim live about a half-hour away from me. I won't go visit them.

lynn1 said...

Thanks for another great Tar season Jackie

lynn1 said...

I would dodge Marie like the plague

Nickelpeed said...

Returnees, the next time?

Oh no...not Rachel?? Please not Rachel and Brandon.

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by!

Jackie said...

Penny - I have a post up with the cast. The link is in my main post for this finale.

Anonymous said...

Travis is such an a hole, she has done all of the hard task and he has just complained I would be ready to divorce him when I got home, he is just a pessimist, he couldn't be my doctor,I wanted them to win but not now, I dont want him to win one red cent.

Margo said...

I'm happy with the results. Some teams for next season no to excited to see again.