Tweets from Last Night during the Reunion Collected by NoMoreDrama
Jacqueline was silent for most of the reunion. Here’s why …
I think she may have found a charger of that phone because 45 minutes in she was tweeting up a storm. Read from the bottom up if you care about what she has to say. I can summarize – blah blah blah my friends told me blah blah gossip blah blah I didn’t know in time to stop it. My question – stop what? A guy coming up to say hi to Mel?
Kim D was also tearing up twitter trying to extend her 15 minutes of fame… She’s just a sweetie.
But perhaps the saddest (not said in sarcasm) of all was Dina Manzo – who took the high road. After all – Caroline loves her little sister – so it all has to be Dina and Teresa’s fault, right?
Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion – Part 3 of 3 by Stars99
The Season we thought would NEVER end is finally ending! Woo hoooooOOOOO! Part 3 of the Reunion began with footage of when Caro was posing a hypothetical situation – that if Joe Gui had to “go away” (ssshhhh… don’t say ‘jail’) and if Tre decided to divorce him, that she would then be showing her kids that she can be strong and independent on her own. Caro acknowledged that it wasn’t a nice thing to say. Joe Gui just thinks Caro is a know-it-all. Caro somehow talks everyone into thinking she wasn’t actually talking about the state of their marriage… but instead it was about how Tre takes something very private and then goes to the Press about it. Huh? Tre insists that she’s just asked questions and she answers them. Caro says that they all get asked personal questions, but they just don’t answer them. Andy asks if Caro’s comments bothered Tre or Joe Gui – it doesn’t seem to bother them because frankly, Scarlett, they don’t give a d*** about anything that Caro would have to say.
Andy tells Joe Gui that his legal woes became a major point of contention during this season, including the allegations that he went and got a duplicate license using his brother’s ID. I wondered how this could have been possible especially with the fingerprinting part, up until when I saw Joe Gui’s brother at the fashion show and they are the absolute spittin’ image of each other. After the paperwork had been filed, it would have been quite easy for the other to step in front to pose for the camera and provide fingerprints. The status of the DMV court case is still in process. If anyone has questions, they can call Joe Gui’s lawyer. I have questions. Can I call? Joe Gui is not worried about the indictment. Joe Gui’s lawyer told him, “You can indict a ham sandwich.” Well, if that ham sandwich didn’t have mustard, I agree – it should be against the law. Evidently, Joe’s defense is that they never caught him with a license in his possession. It’s not that he didn’t do it – it’s that they never actually caught him with the duplicate license in his possession. Joe Gui told them they could stick the plea deal. We all know that it included “away” time.
Andy asked him if it scared him that he could face 10 years in prison? Of course not – cuz he doesn’t believe he will be found guilty. He and Tre will just hafta cross that bridge when they come to it. There’s nothing like planning ahead for your family for that unfortunate eventuality, big Joe. Andy said that he found out from an article from “In Touch” about the possibility of him “going away” and how it was scary for Tre. The article also said that Tre wondered what she’d tell the girls… that she worried about finances, etc. Tre said that asked family not to talk about it on TV at all. Andy doesn’t quite understand what the difference is between speaking about something nationally in print vs. speaking about something nationally on TV. Tre thinks she must be tawkin’ Chinese cuz – it seems she exasperated that she’s not making any sense to anyone right now. She clarified that she asked her family not to bring it up on the show. But, because everything has to be about Mel, she says, “Your family asked you not to call me a stripper or a gold-digger on the show, but you didn’t listen either – so there, we’re even.” Oh, snap! Joe Gui doesn’t seem to think anyone cares about whether Mel was a stripper or not… Mel agrees… but points out that his wife obviously cares. Jac asks Joe point blank, “Did my husband tell you that he met me as a stripper?” Joe responds, “Your husband told me that he met you in Vegas – I think he was married…” – Tre corrects him, “Engaged.” Joe continues, “Or engaged…” Jac disbelievingly said, “My husband said that to you?” Joe said, “Yeah… yeah.” Then Jac launches into a tirade and swears on everything she loves that she and Chris met at a trade show in Chicago. Joe Gui could NOT be more disinterested and dismissed the whole thing with, “Whatever, whatever…. I don’t care where your husband met you. As me if I give a s***. Your husbands are mo-mos and that’s all…” Jac responds with the ever classy, “You piece of low life s***. I hope you go to jail.” Nice.
The Men Join in – And there’s Peace Throughout the Land…
The other men join in the festivities… Joe Go, Richie and Chris are now sitting on barstools behind the couches where their wives are seated. Mr. Manzo is not there because he, “Cannot disappoint his brides tonight – he’s working” Caro explains. Joe Go hasn’t seen his sister or brother-in-law for over a year since the Posche Fashion Show. And asks Joe Go if he’s always had a contentious relationship with Joe Gui? Joe Go responds, “We grew and our parents were family – we were family.” He felt like they were cousins. Then Joe Gui married his sister (insert Tre’s rolling of her eyes and saying that it’s gross to say that). And then Joe Go said something happened – then Joe Gui flipped a switch and started hating me for some reason but he wasn’t sure why. But then after further contemplation, Joe Go, the angel from God, said that he believes that it’s because he succeeded in life. Joe Gui says, “Who cares what you do in life.” Joe Go reminds Joe Gui that the only reason Joe Gui could come up with this animosity towards him is to blame it on when he borrowed a tool from him and didn’t return it. Joe Gui says that it makes him sick that he has to be there and look at him. Me too… pass the Rolaids. And then you actually think that Joe Gui is finally going to break the lid open on why there’s such a feud – and you just know it’s gonna be good because he’s had over a year to come up with a great answer – but then he just tells the story about Joe Go borrowing a $3,000 tool called a “Jumping Jack”… and never returning it… Wow.
I mean for many of us, $3,000 is crazy expensive… but Tre spends $3,000 on a week’s worth of fake eyelashes. Are you freakin’ kidding me? Joe Gui ends with, “You give things back when you borrow them. That’s all.” THAT’S ALL? Jumping Jack Flash Joe’s full of gas, gas, gas… While this is going on, Jac busies herself by intently looking at the ends of her hair searching for split ends and then yawning to signal how incredibly bored she has become. Sorry Jac… are we keeping you up? Why don’t you use the pillow that you’re leaning on and pretend to go to sleep again?
Mel insists that the tension between the two Joes has been there for the 10 years she’s been a part of the family. Tre disagrees. Joe Go just can’t understand why Joe Gui doesn’t like him, cuz, “Everyone loves me.” Joe Gui just chuckles. I’m actually snickering myself. Andy wants to know about Joe Go’s preoccupation with being naked. Joe Go says, “I love it – and when you’ve got it – you’ve got to show it.” Then Andy… well, a “viewer” asked if he ever dipped into the “man pool.” Andy confirms that Joe Go is quite gay-friendly… Joe says that he enjoys gays – he loves them – and that they’re really fun people to be around. I dunno…. I didn’t hear an actual answer to the question. Rumors will continue to swirl…
A viewer told Richie he was a goofball but wondered if did he felt he was being inappropriate on the show, since the viewer was sure his kids didn’t want to know about him showing his erection or talking about his wife’s private parts… Richie said that it’s a natural thing and that he told his kids, “How do you think you came into this world?” He also confirmed it happened each and every morning. Andy likened it to the sunrise. Kathy called it her, “alarm clock.” I wonder what happens when she hits the snooze button? Thanks for that mental image.
Andy asked Joe Go if coming on the show helped or hurt his relationship with his sister. Joe Go said that before the show even started that they had problems and often weren’t speaking. Mel confirms that Tre wasn’t even coming to his birthday parties. Then saintly Joe Go tries to imply that “maybe” he went on this show to get close to Tre. Yeah, right. Like a reality show is the best way to get close to your sister who lives 5 minutes away. Chris says that he’s talked with Joe Go about what it was like growing up with Tre – and that Joe Go had some really nice things to say about Tre. Tre said, “Yeah, we were very close – just like you and Dina.” Chris confirms that he loves his sister Dina – but that they don’t have the best relationship right now – but that he loves her and would be there for her in a snap. Tre sincerely says, “And she loves you, too.” Caro just looks down.
I Don’t Want that Kind of Karma…
Chris continues while pointing at Joe Go, “And I know how he feels. It’s just that something happened along the way.” Tre immediately responds, “The wife. That’s what happened.” Mel agrees, “Yes, the way you treat his wife, because I’ve never treated you… I’ve never done anything wrong to you – I’ve always respected you, your family, your children.” Tre says, “So that’s why you talked to Danielle behind my back?” Mel continues, “Of course that’s gonna affect him. He wants to be respected the way he respects your husband. He wants you to respect his wife, and that’s what went wrong.” Meanwhile, Joe Gui’s eyes were rolling out of his head. Then Tre accuses Mel of having big balls now that Tre’s bro is on the stage. Andy brings up the fact that since Joe Gui does face going to jail – would Joe Go step up and support his sister if that happened? Tre says, “And how dare you? I told you not to speak about my husband’s legal case on national TV, why would you do that to your sister?” Simultaneously, Joe Gui delusionally says, “He doesn’t need to support his sister. We’re fine.” Then everyone starts excitedly talking all at once. However, it was determined that it should just be Tre and Joe Go directly talking to each other. But Tre continues to talk right to Mel and said, “I’m tawkin’ to my BROTHER… I’m not tawkin’ to you… I’m tawkin to my brother – did you forget? You have your sisters – and that’s all you care about is your family…. But my only brother – you took away from me.” Joe Go said, “She didn’t do that Tre, come on…” Tre maintains that she did. Then they talk about the fact that Mel and Joe are moving away and Mel wants Joe Go to tell his sister who it is that really wants to move… but he doesn’t say anything. Tre thinks it’s because Mel is talking in his ear. Mel says she doesn’t. Andy even wants Tre and Joe Go to talk directly to each other. Tre tells Andy that she warned Mel before she came on the show that Karma’s a bitch…and what goes around, comes around. Mel agrees that Karma bites you hard… and that Karma is sitting on the barstool right behind Tre. Wait, I thought that Tre didn’t know that Mel and Kathy were going to be on the show? I’m confused.
Then Karma says, “Mel, how did you really meet Joe Go?” Joe Go starts raising his voice and starts pointing a lot. He tells Joe Gui not to go “there” and to not call his wife names. Threats are hurled… Joe Gui wonders aloud what Joe Go is gonna do to him. Then they call each other dumb and bum… I think it’s simply because they happen to rhyme. Joe Gui tells Joe Go to pay his bills. Wow… that’s nervy coming from someone who has bankruptcy issues himself.
And the REAL Stripper is…
Jac then turns to her husband and screams at him that Joe Gui said that he said that he had met her in Vegas when she was a stripper. Accusations go back and forth… but Chris restates that he met Jac in Chicago. Joe Gui clarifies that he never said that she was a stripper – just that they met in Vegas when he was engaged, and that they got caught fooling around or something like that. Joe Gui seems to have a fuzzy grasp of facts but he’s certain that he didn’t say that she was a stripper. Then Caro points to Tre and says, “But you did.” Then Tre flips it back onto Caro that she’s the one who said Jac was a stripper. Then some comments came up about what’s
wrong with strippers… and how we’re all talking about strippers as if they’re serial killers. Then Andy talks to Joe Go about the rumor that he was once a Chippendale’s dancer… and Joe Go confirmed that yes, he was a Chippendale’s dancer for a year when he was in college. Andy finds great humor in the fact that with all the talk about who is a stripper and who isn’t a stripper… that the stripper ends up to be Joe Go… that it’s the “smoking gun of the time.” Then Captain TMI proceeds to tell us all that he had a G-String that looked like an elephant.
Andy asked Joe Go how he felt when he saw the footage of when Joe Gui called his sister a c***. Joe Go says, “Normally, normally it would be a baseball bat to his head.” But this time, because so much has happened… he said that he just didn’t feel anything anymore. Andy astutely calls him out on that, since he can see the tears in Joe Go’s eyes. Joe Go insists that he was a family kinda guy and because they had such a small family, that’s why they moved so close to his sister. But it just didn’t work out and he’s just too hurt. Andy tries to ask Joe Gui about how he felt when Joe Go called Tre a “bitch” – and Joe Go basically just said that he can call her want he wants – but if he’s around others that are calling his sister a name, he should defend her. Then Joe Gui and Richie got into a back and forth about who’s the toughest man in all the land. Really, do we even care about who gave what black eye to whom for what? Then they argue about Richie never owning a business and that he worked for Exxon… and Joe Gui called himself a self-made man. Accusations about drunkenness were made. They both don’t seem to know what they’re talking about. All I know is that evidently there was some crotch grabbing involved… Richie says that Joe Gui reached for his balls first… Joe Gui says the opposite… I think someone was looking for a Chippendale’s dancer…Richie said that the resultant black eye he gave to Joe Gui was by accident… Tre says it never happened… While they were in the midst of all of this, Jac decides to say, “Why don’t we talk the drunken idiot who busted out his teeth out on the floor in front of his kids.”
Andy wants to change gears… and addresses Chris about Dina and their relationship and what part he thought Tre played in all of it. Chris says a whole bunch of nothing and that he’s not going to talk about Tre or say anything disparaging or anything. The Fabellini party was brought up again, and Chris said it bothered him a lot to hear what Dina seemingly said about Caro. Tre tried to clarify that Dina wasn’t actually talking about Caro at the time and tried to put editing’s hack job back into context. Joe Go then goes on a lil tirade about insisting that Tre own what she says and then be done with it. Tre doesn’t think she should have to own something that’s not true. Maybe Bravo editing should also hafta own their role in this mess. Joe Go then says, “Tre, you did call my wife a stripper.” Tre emphatically says, “No, I didn’t!” He then drops the bombshell, “Your own father told me.”
The 90 minute in between commercial fake-out had Joe Go talking about his stripping days… and that while he didn’t play a fireman onstage, but that he did a whole Tarzan theme thing with the elephant G-string. Evidently, this was during his college days and he made $2,000 a night… and had a great time… but that he was a good lil boy and came home every night. Yeah, right.
Who Knew What… When?
After the commercial break… they are still talking about how Tre has told several people including her own father than Mel was a stripper. Joe Go seems to think that Tre should have handled things at the fashion show differently… like she could have left. Mel doesn’t understand how Tre could have left the fashion show when she was in on it. Tre wants Mel to “Prove it, b****, prove it.” Then we see footage from that fateful night, spliced together just right so the innocent viewer cannot help but think that Tre HAD to have been involved in the set-up. There may be a lot of things that I think about Tre… but I’m just not buying it that she was involved in the set-up. She absolutely should have handled it differently – but that’s VERY different than being a co-initiator. Joe Gui insists that Mel is the perfect wife for him and that he met her when she was a bartender and a school teacher. He tells Tre that she has got to leave all this stuff alone and then maybe they can become a family. Tre ultimately tells Joe Go that he is “breaking mommy and daddy’s heart.” Joe Go tells her not to go there… that’s the worst thing she could say. He accuses Tre of taking away his mom and dad from him. He further says that his kids don’t have grandparents because of Tre. Tre turns around to her disinterested husband and asks him to intervene… Then Joe Gui and Joe Go take turns telling each other to “Shut the f*** up”… the Christmas Pageant Dress stands up and twirls…. Caro tries to restrain Joe Go… and Tre insists that she would never keep mommy and daddy away from Joe Go. Tre tells Andy that she never talks about Joe Go with her parents… Then Jac, the parrot, squawks, “Yes you do!” The Christmas Pageant Dress lunges at the parrot… Tre admonishes Jac to worry about her own family. Jac says, “Kiss my a**.” Tre says, “Kiss my titt***.” Huh?
Right on queue Andy brings out Kim D. Andy says she’s here to shine a light on what happened that night. He said there’s been a lot of speculation about what happened that night and he wondered how that man that stirred it all up actually surfaced. Andy notes that Teresa is vehement and passionate that she had nothing to do with this. Andy asks, “What was Tre’s involvement in this? Kim D said that it was a tough question to answer, but that Tre did not know that this man was going to mention anything about Mel’s past. Jac asks, “Did she know, now we’ve talked about this – so please be honest – did she know that they were going to do something to Mel and she didn’t try to stop it?” Joe Go stops Kim D from immediately answering with an apology for what he said to her that night. Kim D says, “Thank you. I appreciate that apology because I was shocked and appalled at what you said.” Joe said that he thinks Kim D is doing someone else’s dirty work and he doesn’t understand why she doesn’t like them. Kim D directly responds that it’s because of something that happened in my business. Mel promoted another place that had the same spelling as her shop and that she was annoyed. People at the salon said, “Oh, by the way, my friends, they owned a club and Mel used to work there.” Kim D. said, “Bingo! I’m sorry, but I’m a little revengeful. And when I got this news, I called Tre, and I asked her to come to the salon with me. I ask Tre to do many things with me and she comes with me. She doesn’t question why.” So Mel wants Kim D. to acknowledge that it was a set-up… but Kim doesn’t see it like that but just attributes it to “things just fall in my lap” – in other words, once she had the information she had a duty to her country to reveal it in the nastiest way possible.
Caro then talks to Kim about a conversation they had that night at the fashion show that Kim conveniently forgot. According to Caro, Kim said that Tre knew about the set-up. Kim clarifies her intent by saying, “Listen – Did she know something was going to go down? Yes. Did she know exactly what was going to go down? No.” Kathy asked if she knew who the target was and Kim confirmed that of course she knew who the target was because Tre knew that Kim was mad at Mel.
Everyone starts talking once again about who knew what when… and that what Kim just said proved that Tre knew about something and didn’t do anything about it. Andy said that Tre had looked upset and Kim confirmed Tre was upset because she didn’t know what it was about – Tre is saying that Jac and Caro also knew cuz they were receiving texts all night. Andy and Tre challenge Jac to identify who it was that was texting her during the fashion show – Jac won’t because it’s a friend of Tre’s and Jac’s… Kim confirms that everyone knew but Kathy and Mel… Tre wants Jac to bring her friend on the show… when she refuses, Tre says, “See, that’s why you’re a calculating witch… that’s why… that’s why.” Caro wants Kim to clarify that no one really knew what was actually happening. It came out that Kim D and Jac talk on the phone an hour and a half a day… Tre says she never talks to Kim… and that these phone calls are somehow vindication for how they wanted to pin it on Tre. It seems that Tre is inferring that it was Jac… Jac is incredulous because why would she want to hurt Mel?
Andy summarizes that Kim D. knew what was going to go down and that Tre knew something was going to go down involving Mel – but not what. Tre agrees because something always happens at the fashion show. Tre again says that she has never called Mel a stripper – but Mel says that she set her up to look that way. Tre swears on her dad that she never said Mel was a stripper. Tre said that what she actually said was that she had heard RUMORS that she was a stripper. Mel dramatically tells Tre to look her in the eyes and says, “If you want a relationship with your brother, then have one. I will never look at you again. And watch my eyes, you are done with me, you are done with my children. Look at me in my eyes, I’m done.” Tre says, “Mel, you are so contrived, man and so calculating. Damn, you learned a lot in that strip club… a lot.” Andy asks Joe Go if there is any hope for a future remedy to his and his sister’s relationship. Joe Go does not know… he’s been hurt so bad and Andy points out that he sees tears and pain in both of their eyes… Joe Go says that he didn’t just lose his sister, he lost his parents, too. Tre insists that he got married and he changed; she got married and she changed. She just wants them to both be happy.
Chris says that he’s had deep conversations with Joe Go that he thinks he wants his sister back and he can see the same thing in Tre’s eyes, too. He thinks it’s all a bunch of bull**** that they’re sitting there fighting about all this ridiculous stuff. He then brings up what happened with his son… and points out that this stuff that they’re all fighting about isn’t important stuff.
In the final moments of the show, Andy makes the comment that they’ve been sitting there so long that his arm is full of Tre’s bronzing glitter. Tre says that she’s lost her voice and Andy glibly says that he’s lost his hearing. They turn to Caro for sage wisdom about family, since hers is so healthy and intact. She said the only way that anyone is going to heal, is for each of them to say their truth and admit when they’re wrong. She said that while her relationship with her sister is as bad as it’s ever been – but that she loves her sister dearly and that she would die for her sister. And where there’s love, there’s hope. And that’s what family is all about. You can’t have this much pain without love. I disagree. This has been excruciatingly painful to watch… I mean to the point of most of us thinking, “Will this season EVER end?” I think the concept of being on one person’s team or another person’s team is crazily short-sighted because at the end of this season, no one has won… we’ve all lost. I’m just glad the only things I’ve lost are some time and a little sanity. I think I need to go call my brother.
Thank you Starrs. That was an exhausting reunion to watch, I can’t even imagine having to blog it. – NMD
Amazing Race – Leg 3 – Oct 14, 2012 by MelTheHound
Welcome back race fans… Here is where we stand after the 2 episodes.
- Abbie & Ryan – Dating Divorcees
- Trey and Alexis -Dating couple (Texas)
- Rob and Kelley -Married Monster Truckers
- Jaymes and James – Chippendales
- Caitlin and Brittany – Best Friends (Blondes)
- Gary and Will – Substitute Teachers
- Josh and Brent – Goat Farmers (Beekmans)
- James and Mark – Friends (Rockers)
- Natlalie and Nadiya – Twins
Welcome back race fans. Last week we lost Amy and Daniel aka AntiAviva. The twins took the win and the express pass to be used at a later time. We are still in Indonesia and the twins get to start first. They are to go to Antika Jaya Padang Restaurant. The clue also reads, Caution, U-Turn ahead. I don’t know exactly how it happened but Twins, Texas, Chipendales, and Divorcees end up working together for a hot minute to try and find this place. It’s far away so scrambling for cabs they go. Beekmans note one they are in their cab that the race has split into two factions. The fore mentioned alpha teams, and everyone else, including them.
Once they get to the restaurant, it’s a roadblock. “Who wants to serve a balanced meal?” The job is to serve 20 plates of food, all at once. See our girl Lexi (Texas) attempting to stack the plates. Note that she is wearing her backpack. If they drop any, they have to return to the kitchen and start over. Chipendales and Beekmans also arrive and begin. Seconds later, we see the Twins in their cab asking the driver if he knows where the place is. They decide they have the worse cab driver ever and opt to get another one. Meanwhile, Blondes are just getting to the first clue. Now if they even drop one plate, they have to go back. Lexi drops her stack. Chippendales, whichever James is playing this roadblock, is an experienced server. No problem for him and they are the first ones out of there. Divorcees are next. Beekmans drop plates and have to start over. Let’s cut to some chase here. Twins finally arrive and we learn something about them. When one yells at the other one, it actually relaxes her. Go figure. Monster trucker does the task, well suited because he has arms like an ape. Sub Teachers arrive and Gary does the task. Rockers were also mixed in there somewhere.
Chippendales are the first ones out of the restaurant and they have to get to the Surabaya Train Station and take the train to Bangil, Indonesia. The clue also reads, ‘keep your eyes open for your next clue’. The first train to leave departs at 7:36am. On that train are Chippendales, Texas, Rockers, Beekmans, and Divorcees. The twins arrive just as the train is pulling out, and they miss the train by seconds. Once again, a team is screwed by a cabbie. This time it’s the twins. They look thrilled, don’t they?
Once the train leaves, inquiries are made as to when the next one leaves. Me thinks it’s exactly the train they are on and it will return to the Surabaya train station for another trip. Anyway, 10:55.. A three hour split between this group of players and the second group along with the twins. I guess the twins are no longer a part of the alpha cool kid’s group. Seems that the Beekmans have taken their place in that group. It probably won’t matter, it’s just worth noting. While on the first train, though none have their clues yet, they decide, Not to U Turn anybody. Will that happen? We’ll see. Everyone that is except for the rockers (long hair don’t care) who are seated in a different part of the train. Back at the station, Monster Truckers arrive as do the Blondes. Gary and Will are still back at the road block but they have plenty of time. One of the blondes asks if any others who look like them have been through there. Ticket agent answers yes, at 7:30. I hope Blondie didn’t really think she had a jump on anyone.
On the first train, the people carrying the clues begin to make their way through the train. It is a detour. “Lion’s head or Egg head”.
In the Egg head challenge, teams must collect 4 eggs from the local vendor. In a coconut split in half, a magician will set a fire. The players must then hold this flaming coconut on top of their heads while the magician cooks two of the eggs. Once cooked, the players must eat the eggs to get their next clue. From the first train, Beekmans are the only ones who choose this option.
In the Lion’s head challenge, the teams must dress up in a costume and don a lion head mask that weighs 40 pounds (this isn’t going to end well I fear). They must then participate in a procession and along the way pause to perform a little dance. I assume they have to get the steps right to proceed to the next challenge (or pit stop, don’t know which yet). On the first train, Rockers, Divorcee, Texas, and Chippendales choose this option. I’ll get to the other teams as they arrive.
The mode of transportation from the train station to the challenges or at least the lions head challenge? The cart shown in the picture. think of a bicycle with a big giant basket on the front. I didn’t catch the name of it and at 4:10 am, I don’t care. Just note that those are the 6’4″ Chippendales sharing one. The park where they are all to gather is the Alun Alun park. We’ve been here before. This is where the bull races were held.
The teams doing the lion’s head game actually got through it pretty fast. They didn’t have to memorize anything, just keep that mask on (held in place partially with their mouths (eeewww) and do as a guide did as they walked along. The egghead challenge however required them to find too much stuff. The eggs, the magicians, etc. Then cook times followed by eat times. At first I thought the Beekmans were wise choosing this one but at this point, I’m not so sure. About the time the Beekmans are getting cooked, the train finally arrives to pick up the others back at the station. It’s about an hour ride to where they are going. So now it’s a race for last place. Don’t forget that U Turn now.
Once the Detour is completed, they get their clue. The first group on the way to the area (see the photo because I don’t understand any of it), which is where there is a Double U Turn. It is also anonymous meaning whoever uses it, will not be revealed. As the teams on the first train arrive, they choose not to U Turn anybody and they are given their next clue which is the pit stop. In case your wondering, the U Turn’d team must go back and do the Other half of the detour.
The pit stop is at this high school. Giving some early results, Divorcee gets there first and wins a trip to Figi. Texas gets there second and there is some friendly banter. Lexi, that sly girl, in her TH promises to U Turn divorced if she gets the chance in a future leg. Meanwhile, Beekman’s eggs are finally finished cooking and with a generous helping of hot sauce, they dig in. Home cooking… Yum…. Chippendales take third, followed by rockers. Beekmans take fifth place and this completes train number one.
So now it’s a race to not be last because the last one May be eliminated. Meanwhile, on the second train, these people aren’t so nice about deciding not to U Turn anybody. Both the Sub Teachers (Mutt and Jeff as someone called them) and Monster Truckers promise to U Turn anyone behind them. They get their clues and all decide to do the lion’s head challenge. Wise choice. The other one seemed to take forever. Teachers are in a different part of the train and their car isn’t even at the platform. By the time they get off and get going, the others are already gone. They don’t know what that cart thing is they are supposed to ride so even when they are standing right in front of it, they don’t know what it is. Finally they ask someone and wouldn’t you know it, they get the slowest driver among the pack. The others are far ahead of them. All is not lost for them however.. Blondes cannot communicate with their driver to figure out how much to pay him. This isn’t going to end well for them. How dare this dude not understand English. Where the hell does he think he is? Indonesia? (yes, I jest).
In this order, the teams finish and leave the detour. Twins get to the UT first and choose not to use it but go on to the pit stop. Remember this is a race for 8th place at this point. Monster Truckers get there next and Yep, As promised, they UT the Teachers (Mutt and Jeff). Remember folks, this is a double UT and an anonymous one at that (finally this is getting exciting.. Screw the other guy so they won’t beat us to the pit stop). Teachers get to the UT before the Blondes and discover they’ve been UT’d. They decide to use the other one but are unsure of who is behind them. 50 50 shot on picking the right team. Blondes or Monster Truckers… Hmmmm (commercial break). Well, we’re back. They UT’d the team that is in front of them and already finished, Monster Truckers. BUT, the girls, are lost because once again, they have a brain dead driver who doesn’t know where he’s going. So this is still a race for 8th place (7th went to Monster truckers, 6th to the twins).
Gary and Will go back to the park to get their heads cooked. Guess where the Blondes end up? Same place. They must have gotten the dumbest driver in all of Indonesia. Sub teachers handed them 8th place on a silver platter and it just turned into a tarnished piece of crap. This can’t be good for them. They both finally end up back at the UT spot, and it becomes an actual race to the pit stop. The Blondes pass the teachers and Gary tips his driver to pedal faster. Blondes are pulling away until this next picture.
Guess which ones are on the left of that fork in the road… The Blondes. Guess which ones are on the right (and the correct direction…. Mutt and Jeff. Guess who gets to the pit stop first, in 8th place. Mutt and Jeff. If these two aren’t the luckiest SOBs I’ve ever seen, I’ll eat my hat (pass the hot sauce please).
This was an elimination round and those of you who were annoyed by these two ladies, Caitlin and Brittney, will no longer have to view them. They are the third team eliminated. So let’s recap where we’re at with these legs of the race. The first team lost in part due to the lady with the abacus not having the abacus out when they happened upon her. AntiAviva got knocked out by a brain dead cab driver. Blondes, must have gotten the dumbest cart driver in the city because he definitely cost them the race. So long ladies, it was fun watching you.
That’s about it race fans. I hope that with all the NJ mess, someone at least sees this 😛 If you missed the show and want to watch it, it’s online or possibly on demand. See you next week.