I was sad to see the twins go and thought it might be a non-elimination challenge. You probably think I am totally against Rachel and Brendon and I admit to that, but it would not surprise me if they were saving the non-elimination challenge for Rachel and Brendon. :whistle
Spockwhat, YES Rachel was that fake on BB. But only when Brendon "Her Man" was around. When he was gone, she was actually fairly normal, and interacted with people nicely. When she was with him, though? Tons of drama, fake tears, and couldn't get along with the house. It was weird.
She had fans because when she needed to, she could pour it on and win challenges like nobody's business. If only she could just be THAT person all the time (and dump that cheating turd Brendon)....
Rachel was better without Brendon but I think she always has that tendency to the dramatics to her; he just brings it out. A lot of people turned around in their views on her on BB last year after Brendon left and she had to pull it out herself. She is a good competitor, as shown on BB and as shown last night (she flew through the harp challenge and rocked the bottle dance). She has a good heart (I think), and she can be a good friend (see her friendship with Jordan)...she does have positive qualities.
I thought it was "funny" that Vanessa banged on and on about showing her stepdaughter that you shouldn't quit but then also showed her that it is ok to be vulgar and nasty towards a fellow female. No matter what the fallout the two may have had, her comments (and repeated ones) were uncalled for.
I don't care for the border patrol agents. They got mad that the federal agents were telling the other teams about the earlier flight but they had banded together with Rachel and her husband and that was ok? I guess it's all right for them to share information but not others...
Okay, I didn't watch last night...on purpose. I was tired and went to bed early. Be honest.....is this episode worth going back and watching? :shrug Or will my TAR experience be unaffected if I don't. Thanks!
:nod Thanks... I've had my life's fill of Brenchel :ohno
Same with next week, by the looks of it.
Thank you. They irritate me at times, but overall I don't mind them. I have several members of my family who serve in the military, so I'm used to the alpha male type personality. When your job requires aggression nearly every day, it can be hard to turn it off and appear like the rest of us. Last night I liked how they thought out the watermelon challenge beforehand, and worked together without whining and hysterics.Quote:
I know the Border Patrol comes across arrogant but many law enforcement and military types are taught to have a can do attitude, work as a team to overcome difficult situations that it can translate into a really aggressive/arrogant stance during a competition that is being filmed like this one is. It also seems like the one partner is alot more agressive then the other, but this early in the game I really don't bother to figure out which one is which. I do notice that the Major and his wife really need to work on their communication skills.
Speaking of which...
Rachel, Rachel, Rachel. :ohno You had earned my grudging respect for doing the challenges well and not celebrating ostentatiously over the harp. Then you had to go and blow it with the near-hysterics while racing to the pit stop. :wallbang
I also didn't like that she gave up so easily on the watermelons. So Vanessa made a few catty remarks. So what? I would have told her where to stuff those watermelons and then smoked past her and her partner doing the challenge. :laugh
Vanessa--I also wondered if there was more to those remarks then we were shown. It was like she was two different people, vulgar and then inspiring. I liked how her partner held on to her as they raced to the finale.
That reminds me. That couple that blew using the Express Pass and then blew the bottle challenge, my oh my. :( I agree with whoever said that there was no reason to break all of those bottles. I mean, really. Did he not even look at the dancers? He had his head down so of course the bottles were going to slide off. :doh Geesh, they deserved that penalty just for their stupidity.
So sad about the twins being eliminated. I was SO hoping it would be an NEL. :bawl