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Amazing Race All-Stars Episode 4 Recap: Smarter, Not Harder

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Following the latest episode of Amazing Race All-Stars, Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese get together for The Amazing Race RHAP-Up Show.

Brendan and Rachel Are Last to Arrive in the Non-Elimination Leg

Rob and Jessica discuss the fourth leg of The Amazing Race All-Stars which brought the racers to Malaysia (where much of the world’s attention had been focused this week).  The pivotal part of the leg was the detour that took place at the Sky Bar night club.  The teams were tasked to either become Mix Masters or perform the Master Mix (Rob and Jess were a bit confused as to which task was which).

In what some are calling Brendan and Rachel’s finest hour on Reality TV, Brendan and Rachel helped Margie and Luke after Luke started to lose his cool.  Brendon and Rachel also declined Margie’s offer to take the penalty time and skip the challenge.  Despite coming in last place, Brendon and Rachel seemed to have far more composure than any of us could have imagined in Big Brother 12.

Rob asks Jessica about the decision to be a good person vs. the strategic benefit from capitalizing on Luke’s meltdown.  Jessica thought there is a fine line between being a good person and being a good racer.   Jessica agreed with the decision for Brenchel to not take the time penalty because she felt like it would set them too far back to start the next leg of the race.

Luke Has a Meltdown and Breaks All the Glasses

Had it not been for Brendon and Rachel, we may well have seen Luke and Margie come in last place during this leg after Luke’s frustration with the detour caused him to snap.  Rob asks Jessica to compare Luke’s meltdown to some of the other notable flare ups in Race History and Jessica cites a previous instance when Luke snapped after facing difficulty in the tea tasting challenge.

Amazing Race Questions from Twitter

Rob and Jessica answer a series of questions from the listeners of Rob Has a Podcast about tonight’s episode including:

  • Was the non-elimination leg set up to save Brendon and Rachel?
  • Did the Afghanimals stay behind to party at skybar?
  • Should we be disappointed the Race has only been to 2 countries so far?
  • Did the show discuss Luke’s sexuality only because Joey has been eliminated?

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