Michel, I hope you don't mind that I started this thread on the episode 2. I have a little free time and thought I saw some storytelling involving in this race.
Again I apologize for bad grammar and/or mispelle words. Sometimes I may run on.
Lorena & Jason - They didn't have much screen time this go around, but were in the lead from the pack. One key quote that stood out to me was when they were leaving the pistop Jason said "Look we're getting along now, but one wrong turn and we're on each other." Could this be foreshadowing to an actually eliminatioin due to the wrong turn they make. Their story is about their relationship. Will it pan out and them staying together? or will the elimination of them, be the end of them? Their story could becoming to an end.
Jennifer & Nathan - Jennifer is turning into a Kendra. Calling one of the blondes a b***h while they were hurrying to the pitstop. Is this a foreshadow of Jennifer and the blondes getting into a showdown? Or is this foreshadowing that the blondes will outlast Jennifer & Nathan? Another story about their relationship, but it wasn't focused on as much.
Shana & Jennifer - Their story hasn't been told yet, or do they have a story? We saw them run a good race, and that they can be strong and finish a hard task faster than a search task. They did the pole vault fine. What is their story? Or is their a story?
Kynt & Vysxin - This team story hasn't hit its stride yet. I think they are out to prove to themselves and the world they are compitet in this race. I haven't really figured this team out yet. Are they the calm and collected couple? Or are they here for the long run with a minor story? Could they be the 1 million dollar winners of The Amazing Race?
Azaria & Hendekea - Hendekea wishes Azaria will listen to her more often and that he should trust her decision when it comes to directions. And stop doubting her. They stayed calmed and collective when they were during the search tasks. They came in 5th and he was okay with that. Will they be the 1 million dollar? Or is a story arc approaching them soon when a disagreement cost them the race due to Azaria doubtfulness of his sister?
T.K. & Rachel - I think their story isn't about working together, yet seeing if they can last in a tough situation. I found this episode focused more on Rachel's strength and T.K.'s confidence on performing tasks. This episode focused on Rachel doing the pole vault and her pulling up the funiture. It shows they are mellowed and relaxed. Are they showing signs of good racers like B.J. & Tyler? or Kris & Jon? I'm still trying to figure out what is about them.
Marianna & Julia - Sisters, they stayed calmed when they learn they were last, they were fast when they caught back up with other teams. Managed to come in 7th place even though leaving in last place. I think the sisters may have it what it takes to win. But is their a story? Will their be a fall out? Or will directions be the thing that gets them eliminated?
Nicolas & Donald - We learned from Nicolas that Donald is slow, and can be fast, but he needs him to be fast all the time. They didn't make good judgement on the roadblock, but Donald proved he could do so. Nicolas and Donald both get along fine. Their isn't much to the story that isn't being told. Except for Nicolas mention on Donald's slowness. Coudl that cost them the race? or will Donald impress Nicolas with a 1st place finish?
Ronald & Christina - They are here until their story is resolved. We learned that Ronald and Christina haven't appreiacted each other yet. We have to work through their relationship. He is very disappointed in her that they came in 9th. When he becomes proud of her, will it be to late and they become eliminated? Or will their be another chapter opening?
Pat & Kate - Their story said was nearly that slow and steady doesn't win the race.
Sorry if its a little rambling. There is alot of questions that I want answers to. But haven't gotten them yet.
What are all your thoughts?