The Amazing Race – Moral Dilemma – Should The Sri Lankan Girls Got Penalised?
The Amazing Race travelled from Bangladesh to Istanbul, Turkey this week, however the big talking point was whether the Sri Lankan girls and Trey and Lexie should have handed back the dropped money to the rock star lawyers.
What happened there were three teams were in the travel agency in Bangladesh and they found $100 they picked it up and showed it to Trey and Lexie. They were not sure whose it was but guessed it was the rock star lawyers, James and Abba, who were still in the travel agency with them.
The girls and the dating couple who said we would not normally do this but considering it is a game, took the money and did not ask the two guys whether it was theirs. Of course the lawyers realised they had lost it after the other teams had left but figured they had lost in in the taxi getting there. They then had to beg in the third world country of Bangladesh to get money to get to the airport and have money for the leg in Istanbul.
I like the Sri Lankan girls as I think they are running an aggressive race and it is harder for an all girl team to win. However in this case I think they should have asked the lawyers who were still in the travel agents whether it was theirs.
Another story if they had left without realising they had lost it perhaps. What do you think?
Most of the leg ended up being run in Istanbul as was a leg in the Australian version on The Amazing Race. I thought the challenges were a bit tougher in our version. Challenges where the first team in is the first team out annoy me, as it does not allow people at the back to catch up or over take.
In the end Trey and Lexie came first in the leg and won a trip to Australia, well really the Gold Coast, and the bumbling goat farmers, who I like, managed to get to the pit stop before the monster truck drivers Rob and Kelley. Who had taken the metro rather than a taxi which put them behind and they could not catch up.
Here is an exit interview with the truckers where they say the Sri Lankan girls should have been penalised for taking the money from the floor, and also Rob says he is now not homophobic because of the time he spent with Josh and Brent.