Sunday, April 19, 2009
The Amazing Race - Bitch! (preview)
That's the word of the night, apparently. Before I see the actual episode itself, I have a bone to pick with the ads for tonight's episode. The preview aired after last week's episode clearly showed Luke and Jen both being a little rough when getting one clue, then it shows Luke plowing into the back of her at a presumably later clue box, knocking her down. We saw Jen call him a bitch, later defending her insult by calling his actions a "bitch move." When the two teams are on the mat together, there's some sort of breakdown with Luke storming off and calling Jen a bitch. Neither is presented in a positive light, but it actually makes Luke appear as if he initiated a large amount of the rough play and couldn't handle being called a name.
The preview airing during the rest of the week was completely different. We see some of the same aggressive racing to the clue box, but at the mat Margie accuses the sisters of making fun of her son's lack of hearing. Suddenly, Luke is a victim again. How dare those girls call him names.
Now, the show can make any story they want, but Luke and Margie have gone out of their way to show that they are just as ruthless and aggressive as any other team. After using the blind yield, Luke was called a 'diabolical deaf guy' by Mike. I find it hard to believe that a team playing as hard as this mother-son team are suddenly having a break down because he was called a bitch. And I find it hard to believe that the sisters, who haven't been shown to be rude and whiny like Jamie/Cara, would actually be making fun of him for being deaf. My guess is they're laughing at what he's saying, not how he's saying it.
This is all before I see the episode of course, and it'll be interesting to see how much I misinterpreted.