The Amazing Race "Don’t Lay Down On Me Now", Season 19 Episode 3 – Before I get to my review of this week’s Amazing Race episode, "Don’t Lay Down On Me Now", please understand that I just watched and reviewed the Breaking Bad finale. I’m still coming down from such a heightened emotional state, but I’ll try to calm down long enough to review this week’s episode.
The week gets off to a fun start as we see the contestants do a little bike ride. It’s always a bit questionable in this game when somebody’s bike, car, or whatever just doesn’t seem to work. I guess it’s just the "Luck of the race", but if you just happen to get the defective bike, taxi driver, or car, it can mean you’re eliminated. This week was a great example. First we see Ernie and Cindy have trouble with their bike pedal, and then later we see Amani and Marcus have a crappy cab driver that gets them lost on the way to the detour. This is two very strong teams that are given big disadvantages at absolutely no fault of their own. I know there’s nothing the Amazing Race producers can do about that, but it’s just a bummer.
Bill and Cathi are quickly becoming my favorites. I loved when they yelled at their taxi driver, joked about dying soon, and when Cathi yelled at Bill to be quiet when giving his answers at the road block. Read More...