I have good news and bad news for this TAR recap. The good news is for me. It is only one hour. I love this show but recapping two hours last week when I didn’t even know the names of the racers yet was A LOT. The bad news for all of us is that it is only an hour. Because, it’s a great show. This is technically episode three. And at the end of the episode, it all gets shut down due to Covid. Next week we will pick up again a year and a half later and I think things will be a lot different next week. But first we have to get through the “drive a stick shift” episode.
As I mentioned last week, THESE PEOPLE ARE SO NOT PREPARED FOR THIS SHOW! Driving a stick shift, extensive knowledge of other countries, their leaders, their flags and such is a bare minimum requirement. As is, you know, RUNNING, because IT IS A RACE? I am not impressed with this group. But let’s see how they make out this week.
And Just Like That, We Are Off To Glasgow
Yay! It’s time for AMAZING RACE! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show! It’s time to move on to Scotland. They leave by train from London to Glasgow. Oh, that might be a trip I would like to take. I tend to skip London. I swear it is because of childhood trauma where I thought we were going to the circus and we went to “Piccadilly Circus” which is like a roundabout or some dumb shit. Don’t tell a child you are going to the circus and then take them to like some busy road of bullshit. But still, I do want to do train travel and I would love to visit Glasgow by train. 🙂 I trust the trains in the UK more than um, Amtrak.
Once they arrive in Glasgow, it’s time to see who can drive a stick. Once again it is no one. WTF? The hard part is driving on the wrong side of the road. I can drive a stick but we would all die if I had to drive on the wrong side of the road with the steering wheel on the wrong side. Somehow, team kinda old (but not really) people find the clue box first. Oh hell, they have to assemble a bag pipe and play with actual bag pipers? I don’t know that I could do that. Team not really that old people are first to complete it.
And Off We Go…
Team not really older Kim and Penn are in the lead! Others are still struggling in stop and go traffic. Caro and Ray are really freaking out. Kim and Penn reach the detour. They either have to learn and sing a Scottish song. Or they have to rebuild a wooden barrel. Lord, I could not do either of these either. Kim and Penn seem to be killing the song performance. But they still have to learn the dance. Most of the guys are doing the barrel thing. It’s complicated and requires lots of muscle. Back at the bagpipe challenge, Natalie give one of the guys teams tips to get the bagpipe assembled.
I love this show! Akbar and Sheri really struggled at the bagpipe challenge. It’s the barrel challenge or the singing challenge. People begin to struggle here. I’m starting to really like Kim and Penn. Penn is super tall. It’s already time for the finish line? I don’t want it to be over! Arun and Natalie are still in the car. 🙁 I’m worried about them. She wants to change their detour but her dad doesn’t think he can learn the song. Akbar and Sheri are still in the car. 🙁
At the Finish Line
Kim and Penn are the FIRST TO ARRIVE AT THE PIT STOP! YAY! They are doing great! He is at least a foot and a half taller than her! Oh no. I am worried about the black gay couple now. But they made it! Oh no, I love both of the final teams. I don’t want anyone to lose.:( I hate the the Indian father and daughter are at the end. I hope they all come back after Covid. Please let this be a non-elimination week! The last two teams are neck and neck. Akabar and Sheri the educators are team number nine. Please don’t send the father daughter team home, they did so well! NOOOOOOOOOOOO! They are going home 🙁 Sometimes I hate this game.
Phil calls everyone in and cancels filming until after the Covid virus passes. Nineteen months later, the remaining teams pick up the game again in Switzerland. And there we will pick up the game next week. Oh it looks like some teams don’t come back. I hope that means that the father daughter team returns. Thanks for watching this with me. It really is one of the best shows on TV!