I pity the poor editor in charge of trying to inject a little suspense into Sunday night’s installment of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business. I mean, with Goth/Sims people Kent and Vyxsin misreading their compass, driving wildly off course, and missing a mandatory flight from Japan to China, they were at a five-and-a-half-hour deficit before a single task had been completed. “It really is a million-dollar question,” said Zev, wondering where his competitors had gone. “Either they’re on a kabuki show or super, super lost.” Kent and Vyxsin eventually made up a ton of ground — I’m wondering if TAR producers scored them a faster route to Lijiang than the overnight trains their competitors took — but when Kent left his fanny pack and passports on a gondola, it pretty much sealed their fate in finishing last.
Or did it? TAR tried to pull a fast one with a “to be continued” zinger at the end of the episode. We left Justin and Zev at the final detour — carrying a giant ceremonial horn through the streets of old-town Lijiang and uncertain if they were heading in the right direction. Kent and Vyxsin, meanwhile, were last seen desperately trying to get their bus driver to reverse course on a narrow mountain road and retrieve their lost items. I’d bet everything in my wallet that the Goths will finish last, but seeing how the preceding seven teams weren’t allowed to rest at the pit stop and had to keep racing, the question remains whether or not they’ll be eliminated when they get there. (Place your bets in the comments.)
For the record, the finishing order (thus far) at the pit stop reads as follows: Margie/Luke; Jet/Cord; Gary/Mallory (the goofy father/daughter team almost always seems to be near the front of the pack, eh?); Ron/Christina; Kisha/Jen; Flight Time/Big Easy; and Jaime/Cara. And now, without further ado, an episode recap via the time-honored tradition of the screengrab:
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