I can’t believe it’s already the finale! Actually, it does seem like a long season, especially when they flash the faces of some of the people that have been eliminated for a long time. Some faces I could barely remember.
Anyway, my first observation this week is that someone needs to get fired. Not sure if it’s CBS or someone at my cable company. But whoever the hell writes the descriptions for this show should be canned. On my TV screen, the description for this finale said the following: “Final four race to the finish, with Abbie and Ryan hoping to double the prize.” Either I really missed a crazy twist last week, or someone needs to get sent home with a box with all their pictures and sh*t in it.
Before the show, I also checked out The Amazing Race website, just to see how delayed the show would be this week. I guess I was pretty surprised how much hate people seemed to have for the twins. People were still going on and on about how they were thieves because they had stolen James and Abba’s money. Yeah, I get that they knew they had found someone else’s money and didn’t do anything to try to give it back, but ultimately that didn’t eliminate Abba and James. Their lost passport did. I guess I kind of have the attitude that this isn’t a family reunion: it’s a game for a million dollars. I think I’d find it kind of boring if the whole show was all lovey dovey stuff and there were zero stabs in the back. This season has been boring enough in terms of the challenges. At least the drama of the lost money kept us interested for five seconds.
Going into tonight’s finale, I found myself rooting hardest for Jaymes and James. I don’t know why except Jaymes’ personality and humor really grew on me. His partner, James, is kind of a zero but still a nice guy. So, that’s who I decided that I really wanted to win after all these weeks. Secondly, I was thinking I’d be going for the twins. That all kind of changed as this week got moving. Well, the twins part anyway.
The first half of the two-hour show starts right up with the Ford Escape commercials intermeshed directly with the show. Yay. Makes me want to run right out and buy one. Eh, not really. Anyway, if they showed that stupid Ford emblem one more time all huge with the actual racers just mere ants in the background, I was going to melt down. I don’t care if you can kick the hatch open in a cool way; I just want to see this show. We’re not dummies: we get when you’re trying to sell us something. Right away, I think most of us realized that the first team to check in to the first half of this episode was going home with one of those cars. We’re smart, you see?
They essentially start the show with interviews with everyone about why having that million dollars will really change their lives. Blah blah blah. Everyone’s got some noble reason why they want the money. Notice that no one is coming out there saying, “Yay, now I can get that penis enlargement I’ve always wanted!” Nah. It’s gotta be crap like “My Mom has been walking barefoot to work, with bleeding feet, on rocks, for thirty miles for thirty years in order to work with severely disabled children. She really needs me to win this money so I can finally buy her a car.” Hey, how about giving her a ride every once in awhile, huh James? Maybe a bus ticket? You don’t exactly need a million dollars to fix that situation. Anyway, they all go on and on about all the hungry children they’ll feed or cancer they’ll cure or new heads they will buy for others in need if they win the money. Yeah, right. For the most part, not buying it. I’m guessing you’ll see some shiny new cars and breast implants and a lot less of the charity that they are talking about right now. We don’t vote for you to win, so spare us the “I’ll do so much good with the money” feel-good speeches. You’re probably greedy; that’s why you came on the show, and I’m okay with it. The end.