Here we go again with the second leg of The Amazing Race Canada. Starting up where we left off at Quail's Gate Winery in Kelowna, BC, Kristen and Darren are first out of the block and on their way by air to Vancouver followed closely by the other teams. Those Alberta cowboys better step it up.
Four teams make the first flight leaving the other four Teams at least 90 minutes behind. The Doctors show their planning skills by getting to the next clue first for the Road Block, while the Hippies make a few minor mistakes which costs them their lead.
Following the speed skating Road Block at the Richmond Oval it's a race to Vancouver's Chinatown where teams get to test either their memory or their navigation skills. The traditional cutting back and forth between challenges and teams adds to the excitement here but sometimes you miss who's where in the order of teams.
Obviously if we were one of the teams we'd have chosen the "draw it" challenge since it's a mix of art and writing and I'm pretty sure we'd have nailed it. I'm also pretty sure Wayne and I would make a terrible dancing dragon.
From Chinatown the teams race down to the docks where they get an eagles eye view of the second pit stop on the roof of the Vancouver Convention Centre. It's no surprise who comes in first but it's a little disappointing who comes in last.
The second episode played out pretty traditionally with the usual cliffhanger cuts for commercials and then repeating the scene to its uneventful conclusion. There was no backstabbing, no cattiness, and no major mistakes made by any of the teams . . . but there were a number of minor mistakes which added up.
Overall, despite their competitiveness, these teams are just too damn nice. We have yet to see any of the traditional alliances being made and broken, nobody stands out as the bad guys, and everyone is playing fair. Then again, it's still early.
Next week they're off to Alberta. Let the line dancing begin.