The average dog is a nicer person than the average person
The cab driver was rather weird about it as well.
First, he had the couple in his cab. Then when the wives came out, he was like "No worries, I'll just toss out their bags, and you can come ride with me." He totally offered to ditch his previous clients and take on another team. Then when it was Tim and Marie, and he had already droven off, he suddenly started to wonder if he was doing the right thing. Suddenly growing a conscious there? It might have been an act to get the team to tip him more just to cooperate, but he realized quickly that Marie wasn't the type to fall for that.
Was also a bit disappointed in Tim there, though I guess he's just too used to Marie bossing him around. It was pretty clear in the cab that this lying about business didn't really come naturally to him, and at the mat from reading his face, he realized it was quite the error they made there. It makes me wonder, if they're so incompatible, if one of them (probably Marie) had sent in a dozen applications with a dozen different people, in the hopes that one of these applications would be accepted, and that they weren't exactly each other's first choice for this race.
Nice of the wives to not make enemies, and leave that mess of a cab behind. They might also have worried about the integrity of the cab driver. What if they needed to leave the cab quickly at a later point in the leg? Would the cab driver toss out their bags so another team could take it from there?
Marie is toxic and always will be toxic. Two other teams did NOT do what she did and her ploy of, "You don't know what you would do in that position," doesn't begin to hold water.
I just reread her bio on page 1 of their thread. Two items struck me. First, her answer to-- What famous person reminds you of yourself? Kristin Cavallari - (is she even still famous?) she doesn’t care what anyone thinks, does what she wants when she wants.
Second, her answer to -- Pet peeve about your teammate: He always has to be right, even when he knows he’s wrong. He justifies anything and creates an argument out of anything and everything. Of course, in her own eyes, she is never wrong about anything.
Tim is just a weasel. How he can ever show his face again after letting her bully him like that, even if they should win the race, is beyond me.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
The teams are not allowed to remove another teams bags from a cab, but in this case Pinky and no brain didn't even ask the cab driver to remove them so I don't have a problem with them when it comes to that. Is it bad sportsmanship to take someone's cab, partly because you weren't smart enough to ask yours to wait? Very much so in my opinion, especially when you know that you are ahead of several other teams.
It's not so much the taking of the cab that bothered me, although it showed what poor sports they are compared to the other teams who chose not to do that, it was the justifying it with "well everyone else is just as poor a sport and bitchy as me" and trying to tell everyone what they would do. You obviously don't understand that other people have higher expectations of themselves than you do.
Pinky is a total friggin' idiot. Oh man, if I had been Amy, I would have whirled around and snapped, "Honey, when that next U-Turn comes, you are toast. I will personally tell every other team what you did and let's just see how many of them will give you a pass for it." Even if some teams were willing to overlook their behavior, how would Pinky and Brain know that? They'd be forced to race while wondering who was going to stab them in the back.
And they don't have an EP to bribe anyone with, either. Since the other teams know this, they really won't be inclined to help them.
Maggie: "While she takes care of the men with the guns, why don't you sit down and I'll make you a nice, hot cup of tea?"
Pan Am stewardesses: prepared for anything!
I am ultimately happy that OK are gone.
I would have swapped any of the last three teams eliminated before them in their place.
What bugged me the most was Marie saying, as they finished the task, "Now let's go steal a cab" ... obviously it wasn't a case where their cab had left them, there were no other cabs around, and this one had no bags in it so was fair game. It was more like Marie was determined (after losing ground earlier because they couldn't find a cab quick enough) to take the first cab she saw, no matter whose it was originally. Tim wasn't as keen, but as usual he lets himself be run over by her. When she was arguing so vehemently at the mat, Tim looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there. He's spineless when it comes to her, and she knows it. I guess on some level he likes it, though, since they did have a relationship and obviously are still friends or whatever they are.
I hope karma comes and bites her in the butt. She deserves it. But don't look for any self-reflection or growth from Marie, because obviously as far as she is concerned, there is nothing wrong with her or how she behaves.
The singing task was difficult, for sure. If you did not know how to read music, or had no ability to carry a tune, it would be really hard. I too think the maestro was kind at the end when he let the last two teams go.
Vienna is beautiful. Another place to put on my TAR map of places I want to go.
Next week it looks like Tim might say what we're all thinking: Marie is not right in the head. At least, I think that was Tim's voice from the preview but they didn't show him saying it, so I can't be sure.