My favorite TAR teams are the ones who can think beyond the obvious way of completing the leg, within the rules. I think it's brilliant that C&M found a way to get to the head of the standby lists instead of being content with being at the middle of the pack. It's not a game that relies on relationships with other teams, so I think they are playing it about right, even if they got there accidentally (meaning, they got burned by others and therefore don't want to make alliances any more). With all the bland couples, it's a relief to have a team that's flamboyant, too.
I'll take a team whose members are dedicated to each other over the scary intense couples that say horrible things to each other when they're stressed out. I found Colin losing his patience and telling Christie through gritted teeth to "Just eat. Just eat." to be more disturbing than any conflict I've seen with Charla and Mirna and the other teams.