It's odd that problems with clues are continually screwing people up. They don't read them correctly or they can't find them or they lose them. On the other hand, hardly anyone's messing up in terms of directions, at least not as royally as we've seen people mess up in that area on earlier seasons.
It's kind of sad that just as the brother/sister team stopped fighting and started becoming easier to take, they get eliminated. Jennifer was rather stupid not to just go back or not to remember the directions for the task (which were pretty simple), but she didn't yell or carry on the way she would've earlier in the race. I wonder if something went on behind the scenes with those two that caused them to adjust their earlier attitudes. Now the one who's driving me nuts is poor Zack's dad. I say poor Zack, because I think I could probably like his team if he were just teamed with someone else. Considering the way his dad carries on, he's remarkably calm, especially for one so young.
I did feel a little sorry for Ernie and Cindy, but honestly, it was their own fault. They couldn't figure out where the Jamaica Shop was, when everyone else found it in half the time, and then they made the decision not to u-turn the snowboarders, which would probably have given them the win. On top of everything else, they wasted their express pass in the process. Not a great day for them. If they u-turn the snowboarders next week, I can see their reasonings. Right now, those two look unstoppable, and they themselves said that they turned it on to pass them on the way to the mat, because it was a competition, and that's what you do in a competition--and they were sure Cindy and Ernie would do the same. If they believe that, they really can't blame Cindy and Ernie--or anyone else--for u-turning them in the future (though, personally, I wish they didn't have u-turns at all, as I really don't like them).
Oh, and kudos to Marcus and Armani for finishing that stupid slide puzzle and then hauling all that stuff in from the lake and still making it to the matt in fourth place. And Mom and Pop continue to shine. They may be the most competitive older couple they've ever had on the race. Really, this season doesn't have an obviously nasty villainous team, and it's kind of refreshing not to loathe anyone (okay, I don't like Zack's dad, but I don't mind Zack, so it's not as bad as in past seasons, when I've hated both partners in some teams).