I'm more of a lurker for this thread, and I believe this a first for me to post here.
Based on the previews alone, they made it look like all three almost had an equal chance to win. Cristina did look a bit excited when they were running in that preview. Misdirection?
Before last night's episode, I had originally wagered my casino points on Nicolas/Donald and Jennifer/Nathan, but I had this nagging feeling Ronald/Cristina would pull out first place. I mean, I thought to myself. They are in Japan, then they'd be flying to Taiwan. Cristina speaks Japanese and Mandarin/Cantonese. They would seriously mess up real bad to end up in last place.
Then I started reading that Taiwan spoiler about Jennifer/Nathan and TK/Rachel waiting at the bottom of Taipei 101 building and they were waiting for another team to come down. I had incorrectly assumed this was an Intersection. I thought maybe Ronald/Cristina and Nicolas/Donald were up there in the building while TK/Rachel and Jennifer/Nathan were waiting below. So, based on this spoiler, I thought maybe R/C and N/D would finish at the top.
But the flurry of bets on J/N made me think they might finish second again, so I changed my R/C and N/D bet to R/C and J/N. I would have never thought TK/Rachel would have finished 2nd!