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Amazing Race 17–Ep 7–The Case of the Lost Speed Bump


filling the funhouse with evil clowns. I stand by Nick when it comes to clowns, and in fact, I can understand how Nick became Nick with that background. His grandma had a “clown room” with a giant clown face on the wall. Can’t sleep, clown’ll eat me. It’s amazing he’s a functioning member of society.

The last part about the episode which deserves high praise is the show’s incredible ability to make teams in each season misread clues. Especially when it relates to transportation. Despite a warning from Dad to read the clue carefully, Kevin failed to notice that using cabs as a guide was a mistake, and that you had to travel to the Church on Spilled Blood on foot. This resulted in an hour penalty, which coupled with Michael’s inability to bowl with a bat let to their demise. If they managed to only suffer one penalty, or if they sliced their Roadblock time in half, they would have likely beaten Chad/Steph who had their own half-hour penalty to deal with.

The question that is looming as the theme to this season must be taken seriously now that we are down to six teams – will Amazing Race 17 be the first to be won by a female team? KNat and QVC remain and have won about half of the season’s legs. Who really stands in their way? Captain America does. He really does. And the three couples – none of whom have stood out as a force to be reckoned with, Bigfoot and Wife being the best of the three. If we close with pure physical challenges then the Tattoo Two could be a player. Based on next week’s clips, I wonder if Chad/Steph’s days are numbered.