Teams hit the airport and there's a bit of mayhem with booking flights. Brothers Cam and Darius talk about how smart they are but they lack assertiveness. Yep, if you want to be on the race, you gotta be assertive. Which accounts for the reason why they get on the last flight out of there, arriving at 10:30 am. Other teams get earlier flights including Doc and Daughter who need to do a speed bump.
In Cartagena, there's lots of shots of people in cabs as they race to the Roadblock, especially the final two teams. Gotta little boring but there were plenty of shots of teams in mud. Nice Roadblock, a bit of difficulty but not too bad. I don't know why all the teams came down the stairs after finding their emerald. I would have slid down the side. But that's me and there was probably a safety issue. Although those stairs didn't look safe. I'm sorry I haven't figured out the teams yet; mostly it's generic couple, other generic couple but she's a brunette, girl team, guy team, gay guy team, brother team, mom and son, Doc and daughter, and the rest, here on Gilligan's Island.
Some teams are starting to look more interesting, but overall it's still only Episode 2, hard for the producers to create stories for all teams in just one hour. And many of them are getting way too excited when something good happens. Trying too hard? Don't know, but oh well. After the mud, teams have to head back into down, find the dudes playing dominos and get a clue. Detour. Pop Up and Something else that starts with P that has to do with Fish. RIP Abe Vigoda.
Most of the teams choose Pop Up which means you have to build a portable car port made out of wood and fabric. No doubt the sun can be hot on the car seats down there on the beach. And some nice cars out there, looks like a beach edition of Pimp My Ride. The fish task is to make a meal for three using fish, rice and a bunch of other foodstuffs. Nice to see both tasks were very similar in difficulty. Not sure which one Gord and I would take. Maybe the cooking, maybe the building cause Gord's really tall. Teams built the car ports, made fish, teams finished and moved to the pit stop. In the end, how the other teams did made no real difference in the drama. Gay guy team finished first surprising guy team who game second. Doc and daughter did their speed bump (drag in net, grab fish) and didn't finish last. Good for them cause I'm glad to see an old guy continue.
The key drama to the episode was who would be eliminated. Throughout the race, the brother team trailed behind mom and daughter team. But mom and daughter made a key mistake; they left their cab in town instead of taking it to the beach. So while they finished the Detour second last, the boys passed them on the road and hit the mat ahead of them. Mom and daughter are out. And Cam and Darius realize that book smarts are good but you need to be more competitive and to think things through. Hopefully, they've learned something.
That's it, short and sweet recap. Decent episode but still too early to like or dislike anyone. No photo this post because the CTV media site doesn't have photos of the episodes, just the casting shots of the teams and one of Phil.