Is it me or do the teams seem a bit meaner this season? There seems to be more back-stabbing going on and earlier in the race. A few circumstances I can think of are Jim and Marsha ("no, we haven't found any ferry times"), Brandon and Nicole not honking for Charla and Mirna or helping them at the airport after Charla and Mirna waited for them when the got their car stuck and how could we forget Chip in the car with one of the twins (Kami?)?
It just seems to have gotten much more cut-throat much faster. I'm sad if the race goes the way of other more conniving shows. I like to see teams win because of their own skill, luck, and perseverance rather than who can be the ugliest.