April 25th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
[Editor's Note: Don't read any further if you have yet to watch last night's "Amazing Race: Unfinished Business."]
Sunday night's episode of "The Amazing Race" saw one of the most popular teams in the series' history eliminated (like all of the teams this season) for a second time.
The odds were against cowboys Jet and Cord plenty of times, yet they were able to get this far in the race. With only six teams remaining, it seemed like they would be able to pull through, but it was not to be.
It all started when the teams arrived in Liechtenstein and faced a roadblock where they had to measure the length of the country on a motorized bike.
Some of the other teams helped each other with the task, determined to eliminate the pair of cowboys. Jet didn't get the measurement right, and they were left far behind while other teams (including Gary and Mallory, who had an extra task from the previous week's non-elimination leg) caught the train to Switzerland. Working with each other this late in the race is definitely an unusual move, but not when trying to get rid of a team seen as a threat.
It seemed clear that the best choice on the detour in Zermatt, Switzerland was to haul 20 bags of luggage to many different hotels, which second place team Jen and Kisha quickly figured out. Even so, Zev and Justin stuck it out with the other choice, eating an entire bowl of cheese fondue, and despite losing his lunch, Justin saw it through to the finish line with his teammate.
Jet and Cord actually caught up with the Globetrotters, Flight Time and Big Easy, after every other team had checked in... but there was still the matter of the Double U-Turn. In the most controversial move yet this season, the 'Trotters used the Double U-Turn, and that sealed the cowboys' fate, with the extra humiliation of having to finish off that cheese fondue.
So, happy trails, you two. And for one last time... oh, my gravy!
A few other quick points:
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