I"m not so sure why Jason and Amy helped Nicole and Travis. Do they have an alliance with them? I think N&T would have been eliminated if it were not for the help. She has no clue what she was doing. As for Travis, it was partly his fault so he should be mad at himself. He should have done the roadblock knowing that he's the musically educated half of that relationship. One cannot always assume that another team will not be there soon enough to beat them. Play through your strengths and you cannot relax in a race for a million dollars. Tim and Marie did the right thing. Marie almost did the roadblock until she convinced Tim to do it because he's the one with musical knowledge.
I don't know why Nicole was asking for the Afghanimals' help. She can't expect to help them after U-turning them in the last leg. That's really lame and low. Learn to accept the consequences of your actions. Right now, I like the Afghanimals or Jason/Amy team to win. As for the Ice Queens, one said that the bird detour would be easier and then the other said let's do the elephants. WTH! What kind of logic was that?! I knew the elephants would be longer to do especially since you have to haul those fruits in that flat cart. The birds would be more unpredictable but it's easier. They should have switched detours right away when they made the mistake of looking for the cart or even when they couldn't bring the sugar canes.