At the end of last week’s episode, host Phil Keoghan was shown explaining to nine pairs of contestants that the show was shutting down production because of the increasing risk of the virus. That scene was filmed in late February 2020.
Wednesday’s episode briefly touched on the contestants themselves and how their lives were upended during the pandemic.
Moore and Pratt spoke about losing their jobs. Lulu and Lala Gonzalez shared that their grandmother had lost her life to Covid-19, and they said they were running the race in her memory.
The heartfelt moment was followed by another, with Keoghan putting a twist on his signature phrase, excitedly telling the contestants, “I’m pleased to tell you the world is waiting for you once again.”
The race itself was not without its adjustments, 当然. Instead of vying for seats on commercial flights, teams will be going to their destinations on a chartered plane, and because of the risks presented on public transportation, Keoghan warned, there will be more self driving during the legs.
到底, it was a driving mistake that sealed the fate of singing cops Norwood and Stone, who were the first pair eliminated this season and eliminated once again on Wednesday.
If you expected “惊人的比赛” to play nice in the first leg back after a 19-month pause, 你不是一个人. I anticipated a pity non-elimination leg and was shocked when Keoghan delivered the news to the cops.
I understand the move, 虽然. It’s not called “The Amazingly Nice Race.”