Marcus Pollard played for about 15 years in the NFL and was among the top receiving right ends during several of those years, his most successful years were with thie Colts, I think.. He did have a good career. I'm quite enjoying seeing him and his wife in the race. I did have him a few times in fantasy football, probably why he's so familiar to me.
I recorded the show, so I just zipped to the final challenge. I've got the screen frozen on that sign.
"In exchange, you will receive a clue to help you find the next Pit Stop" is the last sentence. Ernie and Cindy have just arrived and turned in their Detour money. In return, they were handed what looked like some sort of plastic shield thing. E & C have no idea what to do with it. "What the heck is this?" asks Cindy. Then she and Ernie go out to the street and start asking the natives, who indicate Kraton Palace. The teams who follow them and only give their Detour money are equally befuddled. Unfortunately, my recording screws up just as the snowboarders are arriving, so I don't know what extra clue they were handed. :rant I vaguely remember it saying something about go to a certain place and take a taxi to Kraton Palace, because the boarders were wondering how they would pay for the taxi. Maybe TPTB had pre-arranged with some taxi drivers to take the contestants to the Palace? :shrug Whatever the nature of the extra clue, it must have been something definitive to reward those contestants for paying attention.
Thank you for all the information about Ethan. I'm a big soccer fan, too, so now I love him even more. I'm also very sorry to see him go. BTW, what was the nature of his relationship to Jenna? Just curious.
Also, thank you, Florimel, for that info about Marcus. Although I love my beloved Cowboys, I'm not that knowledgeable about the NFL.
I thought he was the one who lost the clue? It didn't seem like it held them up that much anyways. And if they had read the sign at the orphanage they would have been safe. Anyhow, they are not married.
It's hard to tell with editing how the timing goes in these things...sometimes what looks like a few minutes to us might actually be an hour :shrug The Powers That Be often don't want us to know that some of these races aren't as close as they appear - have to build the drama!
Thankfully, Ethan hasn't married Jenna. He still has a chance to get out clean :P
I wondered about the "extra clue" they were supposed to receive to help them find the next pit stop. The sign said that when they handed over all the money in their posession they would get an "extra clue". I didn't see anyone who handed over all their money given an "extra clue".
I'm almost positive the snowboarders were handed a standard clue card when they handed over their money. Like I said above, I remember them reading it and wondering how they were going to take a taxi to the Pit Stop when they no longer had any money to pay for it.