They are stuck on Flight 2 with the teams who left the pitstop later and had no choice of getting the first flight. In Winnipeg, teams have to find the Museum for Human Rights (also visited in Season 2) and match a bunch of quotes to the human rights activists who said them. Decent task of memory and running through a huge building. Too bad they just had a Haudenoseanee prayer rather than a quote from an actual Indigenous human rights activist. There are plenty of people they could have used. Anyway, my political point is done. Teams run through the museum, the Cheerleaders and Mounties get done first, followed by Martina and Phil. Nancy and Melissa fall back a place despite being on the first flight. They decide to work with Adam and Courtney leaving the Coaches behind.
It's a detour. Dance (again, sigh) or work with Skip the Dishes. I don't remember the actual titles cause I was annoyed there was another dance/choreography task right in the middle of the leg. And no surprise, the Cheerleaders, with their experience and work with choreography, get done on their first try. Mounties struggle a bit but in the end also get done, but it's hard to compete with team have dance backgrounds and learn steps for their work. Melissa and Nancy also dance. The other teams do Skip the Dishes which is a classic search and deliver task. Wish there was more than just two deliveries but I guess they didn't want teams to fall too far behind the Cheerleaders who always blaze through the ubiquitous choreography tasks.
As it is, Leanne and Mar get to the Legion for the first Face-off of the season. Play a game of darts. They go against the Mounties and they aren't playing 501 or something like that. And nobody's having a beer even though it's a Legion. Gord and I would order a beer as soon as we walked in. Though, I was told by producer Mark L. on Twitter that since teams are driving, no beers were allowed. Only soft drinks. Too bad. This would have been a classic Gord and Wayne task of beer and playing a game.
I forget the order of who won which games or what cause I was live-tweeting during the episode. I think the Mounties won the first one but in the end, it's Nancy and Melissa who lose a bunch of games and have to wait sand to run through the former Yield hourglass. Bit of struggling leg for them. Off to the Roadblock, at the Forks Market where one team member must do the classic Cup and Balls magic trick and
then make a balloon animal dog. Easy-peasy. As I noted on Twitter tonight, I used to be a semi-professional clown so I know this trick and have made thousands of balloon animals. Would have been a solid leg for Gord and Wayne. Gord's also a very entertaining guy with his work at Fort Edmonton including being their Father Christmas for the past five or so years. So he would have figured out the tricks and entertained the kids.
Teams struggle and succeed in varying degrees, especially Dylan, who seems to have assumed the clown role and messes up the tricks and balloons tons of time. I used to do this on purpose as a clown, messing up magic tricks cause it's funny. It's also funny when someone else does it by accident. In the end, it's Taylor and Courtney in first again, their third win this season. They are the team to beat even though the Cheerleaders seem to get help with the choreography tasks. But in second are Martina and Phil, who had a great leg. The Cheerleaders come in third.
But at the end of the pack are Melissa and Nancy. Could be curtains for them but it seems like the right time for a non-elimination leg. For some reason, I figured it was a non-elim leg about halfway through the episode. It seemed about right for one, with all the different types of tasks, including the Faceoff; the Canadian race seems to telegraph these things much more than other race versions. So they are still in and that's okay with me. They are competitive, especially Nancy, who is also the oldest person in the race. And I believe the race needs more older folks.
Overall, a decent episode, fun to live-tweet, good tasks except for another dance task, the fifth in seven legs. Not very creative having so many in one season. Fortunately, it seems like there isn't one in the next leg as teams head to PEI. Huzzah! Stay tuned for Gord and I on the video recap sometime this week, if we can find the time.