Interesting show. I was really hoping JJ & Art were going to miss out on the ferry and Bopper & Mark would've beaten them. Oh well. Sad to say Bopper looks a lot older with his head shaved. :mmm
I couldn't believe Vanessa started in on Brendon & Rachel at the mat. Seriously? Would the guy have given them the clue if they hadn't done the 15 loads? She should've known better. It just made her look petty. And then when she made the statement again about Rachel's getting her nose done before her boobs, that just made her look cruel. I really hope B & R make it further along than Vanessa and Ralph. I don't want to see someone that ugly win.
Also, I found it interesting that Art & JJ imitated Dave and how he treats Rachel. While I know they're still bitter about the U-turn, for them to say all that stuff shows me that it's not just selective editing that makes Dave look that way. I really hope Rachel is taking a good, hard look at their relationship while watching these shows. I mean, he doesn't even kiss her on the lips!
I think the whole trip made both of them feel younger, even if the body wasn't quite as willing to help them out at times (his knee, Mark's heat exhaustion).
And yeah... that missed final pose in the 10th take at the end really did harm them. I think had the Bollywood director given them a pass there, it'd given them just enough of an edge timewise that the wouls've gotten there and beaten JJ and Art.
I have lost interest now completely in the ending. All the teams left are horrid. Brendan and Rachel are self centered brats. How can you whine about hair after seeing the impoverished lives of some countries on this trip, and the rest are just jerks period. Not a good season, and noone left deserves a million dollars.
I think that's her M.O. She makes a decision that is right for her, but instead of just saying "this is how I feel, suck it up" to Brendon and carrying on, she backs down a bit to seek his approval BUT then doesn't believe him when he gives it to her because he's often really passive-aggressive about it. Mr. S mentioned that last episode. AND I honestly believe we can lay some of the blame for her going on about it afterwards on Art, who was deliberately winding her up during the rope challenge. He was trying really hard to get into her head and make her feel bad about it, and it worked. She asked Brendon again right afterwards if he was ok with her decision.
And let's be honest, Vanessa would have made her life h*ll if she had a bald head. There are many strong women who would have shrugged it off, but we know Rachel isn't one of them and the ongoing feud between these women has been really personal with comments on physical looks. It was a tough decision and I still think she should have done it, BUT I understand why she didn't. Also, she's an 'event hostess' in Vegas, a job that probably wouldn't go down well with no hair. Vegas is so superficial, it would be a concern. Plus her wedding coming up if they are indeed getting married. There are a lot of reasons for her not to do it.
That scene with Art and Rachel really made me see red, frankly. Here he is trying to cause chaos for her (why? it's not like she was doing the challenge and he'd slow her down AND it's not like she can go back and change her mind about cutting off her hair) and is so worked up about doing so he snaps at his own partner for not 'getting it' that he's saying what he is to get into her head. As if him doing that is more important than JJ finishing the task and their moving on. I truly hope that this attitude proves their downfall in this show. I am still shocked that a grown man with a family could act like such a grade-schooler.