Alex’s Picks

Episode 5 Picks

As to the detour, I would have gone with the stacking of the fish like the majority did. I always leaned toward the challenge that has a controlled environment.
Another great episode this season! As to the detour, I would have gone with the stacking of the fish like the majority did. I always leaned toward the challenge that has a controlled environment. Unlike fishing ... what if they’re not biting that day ... you’re screwed! Not much to the road block except brute strength, however it was very entertaining to watch. The positioning of the clue box as well as the clue itself must have been pretty misleading due to the fact most of the women chose to compete. Looking back on the second race, I always knew what we were about to do before ever reading the roadblock.

1st. Lori/Bolo: Going out on a limb with this one, but they are picking up speed as the race goes on. These two will have a bit of an advantage in places like Africa with locals constantly trying to test you. Who would want to pick a fight with Bolo or Lori for that matter?

2nd. Freddy/Kendra: Except for a few moments, it seems like they are pretty low stress when the race gets tough. This will pay off as the race goes on.

3rd. Kris/Jon: The only reason why I have these two coming in third is that it's near impossible to stay in front for that long. It's very impressive watching how these guys handle their mistakes ... no whining or complaining ... they deal with it and charge forward.

4th. Jon/Victoria: It looks as if the anxiety that was plaguing Jon is wearing off. If this is true, they could be the team to beat!

5th. Hayden/Aaron: The stress is starting to take its toll on Hayden but I don't see it bringing these two down.

6th. Gus/Hera: Not a great leg for these guys, but I like their strategy: "Whoever is leading ... let them lead."

7th. Adam/Rebecca: Very entertaining team to watch. I think they'll make it a few more legs as long as Adam doesn't lay down on the train tracks or jump off a boat.

8th. Don/Mary Jean: I watch the race with a bunch of friends and that is where I get my overall feel for each team. Don, whenever you speak about your wife I swear all the girls practically start crying. Thanks for making all the men in the world look bad ... Just kidding ... it's very endearing. The most entertaining older (is that P.C.?) team to date. It will be sad to see you guys go. Next team eliminated from the race.