Guys, it’s official. Our favourite all-girl duo have horseshoes up their butts after coming in last not once, but twice on The Amazing Race Canada and somehow avoiding elimination both times.
That’s right, business partners Andrea and Ebonie were the last to hit the mat when the show travelled back to Canada on Tuesday night, but they were saved once again by the fact that this was a non-elimination leg. That means that heading into next week Andrea and Ebonie will depart alongside the rest of the teams, but they’ll have to complete a special challenge in order to move on. We, for one, have complete faith.
How things will shake out with Andrea and Ebonie’s alliance, however, remains to be seen; in fact that’s an area we have a little less faith in. As viewers we know that Adam and Andrea were second-guessing themselves over the fact that they didn’t U-Turn Korey and Ivana despite their promise to, but it was an honest mistake. They assumed that Ebonie and Andrea had just breezed through the stop since they were so far ahead of everyone else. Little did the brother and sister realize that their alliance had in fact gotten lost. So when Ivana and Korey used that last U-Turn against them, it would have cost them the race had this been an elimination round. Yeah, we might be a little upset too, especially since Andrea and Adam wound up in first place. Those optics just don’t look good no matter how you spin it.
From the previews we’ve seen, it looks as though Andrea and Ebonie are certainly questioning them, and with the added pressure of a bonus challenge to complete it seems like they’re done with the goodwill towards others. To be fair this race is as close as ever and Andrea and Adam have now won two legs in a row, so perhaps they have no reason to be in an alliance anyhow. Then again, as challenges like the Morse Code stop in the premiere proved, sometimes you just really need a helping hand (or ear).
We suppose we’ll just have to wait and see how it all pans out. In the meantime it was pretty cool to see our nation’s capital of Ottawa front and centre as the teams visited the Canadian Museum of Natural History, dressed horses for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and took the Canadian Citizenship test. That last one was a small reminder that many people work hard to be a part of this country, and that we citizens who were born here can sometimes take where we live for granted.
There’s no better time than Canada’s 150th birthday to be reminded of that, huh?
Regardless, we look forward to seeing how that patriotism shakes out next week when the teams head back to Newfoundland and Labrador. Good luck Andrea and Ebonie – we’re still rooting for you.