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I have a question. I’ve never seen this show and, now that Steve and Aly are out, have no desire to ever. On these Detours, do they explain to the teams what the options are? I mean do these people actually say, “No, we’ll play a game we’ve never heard of before to get an exact result, rather than soak in a hot tub and be taken to the next place we need to go.”?

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Usually, there’s a capsule description of the task included with the clue. They did a “Blind Detour” last Race, where the teams were only told the names of the tasks and not the actual jobs, but for the most part, yes, the teams saying “no” to the hot tub are doing so for what they think are strategic reasons and not due to lack of information. :)

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Thank you, sir.

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And for the record, there are at least two teams I’m still happy to root for (Mike and Rochelle, Matt and Ashley) and one that’s fascinating to watch in a trainwrecky way (Hayley and Blair), so I wouldn’t say that it’s not worth watching now that Steve and Aly are out. Less worth watching, but not worthless.

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Lots of factors for detours. I would have never done the hot tub boats because I hate rebuses with a passion. If I don’t get them instantly, then I’ll be staring at it for ten years. And watching the show, I would have never got ice from that.

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Aardy R. DeVarque said on April 27th, 2015 at 11:56 pm

Another reason not to do the hot tub: It meant getting wet while boating down a canal in 37’F/4’C (or less) weather with a stiff breeze, which isn’t exactly pleasant–and some of the teams that did do it were complaining that the “hot” tubs weren’t particularly hot by the end of the trip. (Also, it seemed like no one had a proper bathing suit, which was a bit odd for the Amazing Race.) So staying dry and healthy while sliding a few pucks might seem like the better/quicker choice, even though it clearly wasn’t from the perspective of the quarterback’s armchair.

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Person of Con said on April 29th, 2015 at 4:18 pm

I can appreciate Jenny not wanting to appear in skivvies in public for the hot tub detour, but I did do a double take when she decided to wear the robe in. My sensibilities are easily overloaded, it seems.

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Fair enough on the hot tubs not being so hot at the end and on having to improvise swimwear. The question had occurred to me a few times before,especially with the Track/Pack one from last time. It just seems some of these people just pick the oddest times to pass up the simpler but (supposedly) more time consuming option in favor of the one where random chance plays a WAY bigger part.

The temptation to actually watch came from the head canon you provided with Steve and Aly in a D/s relationship on national television. :)

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Devichan said on May 1st, 2015 at 11:50 am

That head canon was getting a lot of support by his constant “good girl”s and so on. I wish they’d come out and said it if it really is true: D/s could use a shot of “healthy real life” in the media after The Book And Movie Which Shall Not Be Named.

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After checking out EW and PreviouslyTV, can I just say how glad I am to find someone calling out Blair on his passive aggressiveness? If I were on the show and gotten paired with him I’d probably be painted a bigger villain than Hailey, I’d be so done with him. Dude is using the classic “I appear calm and rational so of course my angry partner must be wrong” technique and it gets my hackles up SO. MUCH.

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