Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Amazing Race All-Stars: 'Do You Believe in Magic?' Season Finale Blog Party


It never seems right that the season finale of TAR is just an hour long! We have the three teams racing for the finish line -- Brendon and Rachel, Dave and Connor, Jennifer and Caroline. Of the three, I'm a big Dave and Connor fan and I'd like to see them win it all. (So, they probably won't win.) The race will end up in Las Vegas with a big David Copperfield stunt challenge. I've got to say, that sounds like a winner to me!

As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Come join in with us as we watch the show!

Here are the latest blog pool standings from the Magnificent Margo:

Jen & Caroline - Lynn1, Buzzmaam, DLA
Dave & Connor - Becky, Auntie Leigh, Rochelle
Brendon & Rachel (Brenchel) - Terry in TX, Brian

Philiminated --
Mark & Mallory - SueGee, jonMD1627, Margo
Joey & Meghan - Brenda, Zoetawny, Dusty
Margie & Luke - Donna in AL, Monty924, PDXGranny
Jessica & John - Sharon S, David, Rbennie
Flight Time & Big Easy - Laurie, Donna in FL, nicklepeed
Cord & Jet (Cowboys) - ML, Nana in NW, Delee
Leo & Jamal (Afghanimals) - Jackie, Jennamom, Merrilee

Let's GO!
The show is actually starting on time, a good thing indeed! Teams are flying to Las Vegas. Dave and Connor aren't too thrilled because Brenchel is familiar with Las Vegas. Uh-oh. All teams are on the same flight. Cars with drivers pick them up.

They stop in the desert where the drivers tell them to "get out and dig." It turns out that boxes labeled to return to David Copperfield are the buried treasure. The drivers take them away.

Inside are keys and they're at the MGM.

Roadblock - David Copperfield teaches teams a daring escape. Way cool to watch ... so watch! Connor gets done first!

After the big escape, it's on to the Neon Boneyard. They have to find and take a light bulb from a certain sign and bring it to the Mirage. Brendon tried to steal the girls' cab because they didn't like their own driver. Thankfully, he said no.

Caroline and Jennifer have taken over the lead. The next thing they need to do is light up the I on a Mirage sign correctly. Dave and Connor are on their tails. Brendon and Rachel have annoyed their cab driver who is certainly not doing them any favors.

Dave/Connor are marginally ahead of the girls. Brendon and Rachel are way behind.

Teams are off to Maverick Helicopters in Henderson.

Roadblock: Who wants to be a UFO? Skydiving! They have to find a sign -- Las Vegas Motor Speedway, then make the jump. The chutes turn into fireballs and it's either Dave or Caroline coming down ... into commercial.

It's DAVE!

DAVE AND CONNOR HAVE WON THE AMAZING RACE! Dave, at 58, is the oldest winner ever of the show and they're the only parent/child team to ever win. Caroline comes down next.

Heh. Rachel is in her Rachel-tears mode as Brendon finally arrives.

57 comments:

Sharon S said...

Hi Jackie and those who arrive after me. I've decided I'm officially rooting for Dave and Conner.

lynn1 said...

Hi Jackie and Everyone

Jackie said...

They've been my personal favorites all along.

lynn1 said...

Hi Sharron

lynn1 said...

I would love to see Dave and Connor win even though the blondes are my pool pick

lynn1 said...

The main reason I don't want Brenchal to win is I can't stand the thought of them having children

SueGee said...

Hi Everyone!!

Can't believe another season is over. I will be rooting for the Branchels - just so they win the money and go home and never darken our TV sets again!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

SueGee said...

Be back in a minute or so...have hot enchiladas coming out of the oven

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Sharon S said...

I really liked the Cowboys Jackie, but since they can't win, I'd like to see the father and son win it all.

Lynn, love your reasoning!

Sharon S said...

Cruel!

Jackie said...

But they already won money and keep coming back!

monty924 said...

Hi everyone. That road block is insane.

monty924 said...

Lol @ Lynn. It is a scary thought! :-)

lynn1 said...

I'm sure Connor isn't in the box but I would be going crazy right now.

Sharon S said...

Rachel is going to panic with the keys I bet.

Sharon S said...

I was wrong! Wishful thinking...

monty924 said...

Oh, brother!

monty924 said...

If he hadn't wasted the time trying to steal the cab...

Anonymous said...

Nothing has changed... Rachel is still a whiner, and Brendan is a douchbag.

Sharon

Sharon S said...

I hope this finishes Brendan and Rachel off finally.

monty924 said...

And they keep shooting themselves in the foot.

Jackie said...

Is it wrong to be so gleeful that Brendon and Rachel's cabbie wasn't great to begin with and they didn't earn her any favors with the way they treated her?

Jackie said...

It WAS a her, right? It looked like a guy, but the voice sounded female.

Sharon S said...

It was a female driver Jackie. And, I agree with you. I'm a bit giddy that they are messing up so much.

monty924 said...

I think so, Jackie. They kept saying she.

lynn1 said...

Jackie, I am gleeful too

Sharon S said...

I'm feeling a little anxiety...

monty924 said...

I wish TAR would do a reunion show like Survivor on the finale.

monty924 said...

I can't believe they didn't have to do the memory challenge.

Sharon S said...

I know, I'm a little surprised there was no memory challenge too.

lynn1 said...

Anticipation

lynn1 said...

At least It shouldn't be Brendon

Sharon S said...

Is Rachel even at the finish line yet?

Jackie said...

Tru dat, Lynn!

Jackie said...

I didn't see her, Sharon.

Jackie said...

I'm surprise the Survivor finale is on Wednesday, not Sunday, this year.

monty924 said...

Three tribals? Must be a final two and not a final three.

Sharon S said...

Me too. I guess they didn't want to do it Memorial Day weekend and lose audience to parties?

SueGee said...

I do like it better will all the teams bunched together at the end. I think it was the first season and one of the teams was almost a whole day behind everyone else!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Sharon S said...

yay!

monty924 said...

Great!!!

lynn1 said...

I'm so happy

Sharon S said...

Do we get to see Brenchal cry again?

lynn1 said...

I am prepared to wait forever before the brenchal babies show up

Sharon S said...

I'm happy. It was a good season overall.

Jackie said...

Well, that was a satisfying end. They were my personal favorite team all along!

Sharon S said...

lol Lynn. I hope we are never exposed to Brenchal or their babies. They can stay out of my media, please!

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie this ended up a great finish to TAR for me

Sharon S said...

Thanks for hosting us Jackie. See everyone Wednesday (assuming I remember this week!).

monty924 said...

Great ending to a fun season. Thanks, Jackie. See everyone on Wednesday for the big finale party.

lynn1 said...

Knowing what a media whore rachel is she would probably be willing to televise giving birth

Jackie said...

Thanks for stop by all season!

Sharon S said...

Lynn....don't even put that thought out there in the universe!

David said...

Woooot, glad they won and also glad Brenchel came in third. Looks like it will be a good show. Was almost scared to read what happened before the show started here.

Tami said...

I was fine with Dave and Connor winning but I would have preferred a foot race to the finish. The drop finish seems unfair..too dependent on things other than the team's strategy. I'm just glad the girls didn't win. I didn't like their gameplay and they skated by too many times.

David said...

And for those of you wondering, Both TAR and survivor have been renewed for at least another season.

Tyler N said...

So lame that the last leg didn't have a challenge as we have come to expect that requires you to remember things from every leg of the race. I was disappointingly shocked that they didn't such have a challenge in the final leg. It's a TAR tradition and weeds out the dumb teams (although, yes, I know, it's easy to weed out Rachel).