Welp, here we are at the season finale. That went by quickly, didn't it? I a bit surprised that it's only an hour show tonight. But, if memory serves, they had more than the final three going into the longer finales. It's not like Survivor or Big Brother with a reunion show following the finale. There's no jury, no voting ... just whatever team makes it to the last welcome mat wins it all.
I have not been keen on the alliance bit this season, not at all. To me, it ended up with the teams not in the alliance akin to the child chosen last in a schoolyard game pick. I understand teams occasionally helping out others or not. But, to me, the alliance dominated the game and knocked out other teams. I'm old school. I think every team needs to race on their own merits. Oh, well.
Lifeguard SueGee has updated the blog pool for the last time --
The Final Three
Hung / Chee -- Bizaro22. Glenn Allen. chrob61
Riley / Maddison -- Dr_Celine, PDX Granny, Marthalight
Will / James -- Petals, CherylNY, Nickelpeed
Nathan / Cody (everyone reassigned back into pool)
Kellie / LaVonne -- David, ChicMc, Sharon N
Jerry / Frank -- Donna NY, Monty924, Andi, Willie J
Michelle / Victoria -- Mario L, Jackie, SueGee
Alana / Leo -- Jennasmom, Sharon C, Donna in FL
Kaylynn / Haley -- Jennifer, Indiana Jane, Ed in Ohio
Aparna / Eswar -- Cheryl in NC, Kelsey NY, Skyriverblue
Gary / DeAngelo -- JLaf, CherryPie, Judy Sweeney
I will be updating this entry with the major happenings as they air here on the East Coast. Please refresh the page to get the latest news! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Feel free to join in on the discussion! May the best team win!
We're getting a brief recap of the season. Yes, the alliance of three made it to the final leg together. We know that.
Teams are flying to New Orleans. Party on Bourbon Street, so they're heading to the French Quarter. They have more luxury on their flight than I've ever seen!
They're heading to Louis Armstrong Park. All teams flew there together.
Route info cards gotten. They have to collect 50 red and 50 gold necklaces thrown on Bourbon Street to get their next clue. The necklaces have to match the ones the Grand Marshall is wearing. The Beard Bros are lost.
James and Will finish the beads first.
Who will be left holding the baby? Next up they have to find the baby in the cake for their next clue. That's a tradition in which a small (not real!) baby is baked in a large King Cake. This will be a needle in a haystack kind of Roadblock.
James/Will found the baby first and then had to sit and eat a ton (or six) of gooey pastry beignets.
They head to the New Orleans Convention Center next. Will/James remain in the lead.
Roadblock. Climb under a bridge, then onto a beam, then jump out about 200 feet over the Mississippi River to grab a clue. Crescent City Convention Bridge.
Beard Brothers still in last.
Both team members must rappel back down from the bridge. Then they have to roll a ten foot ball back through town.
James/Will at the ball. Hung/Chee headed to the ball. Maddison/Riley just finished finding the baby.
Next they have to search a warehouse for puzzle pieces and make a globe out of their ball.
James/Will finish the globe and they're the first team heading to the finish line at the New Orleans Superdome.
JAMES/WILL WIN THE AMAZING RACE! And we have a down on one knee marriage proposal.
Hung and Chee come in second place.
We know who's on third.
And, there they are -- Riley and Maddison.
This season put the show over 1,000,000 miles raced.