LAST EDITED ON 08-22-06 AT 05:59 PM (EST)
LAST EDITED ON 08-22-06 AT 05:49 PM (EST)
Sorry, you're right but it wasn't only my memory that was flawed. In Canada we saw episode #4 before #3 and that partly confused me. Talk about a screw-up!
They wouldn't have had to tell them before hand, just that they could go on as a team of 2 but a penalty would happen at one point on the course. I am making an assumption in that they quit because they weren't offered to go ahead at 2. Not offering it is equivalent in result if not in law as disqualifying them: When they saw their friend couldn't continue and didn't want to make her feel worse, they said they didn't want to go on. Nothing happened in leg #3 that a team of 2 would have been advantaged, only 1 less person to figure out the clues. Leg #4 would have advantaged a team of 2 thus the need for a penalty that could have been MotoroLaird on the spot not beforehand.
Edited to clarify: I wasn't saying the producers treatment did something bad, rather they didn't do anything positive. As long as it was fair to the others and since the Grads did come ahead of two teams, it would have been a good move to keep them (just as a football team can play with 10 men on the field if they want!) It wasn't any more by the rules to bring back the Browns.