In a brief recap of last week, teams were sent to Russia, and faced a detour where they had to listen to 3 sets of music, then go into a massive room, and match the correct sheet music from 3 different pianos with the songs they heard. Well, Team Tattoo chose this challenge (before going to the other detour, and then heading back), and in the process actually correctly identified the music but kept getting rejected by the Russian guy (maybe he didn’t like Nick?). They ended up finishing last, but it was a non-elimination leg and were going to face a weak speed bump which would have probably sat them on a bench for 10 minutes.
Due to the error, the producers decided they would skip the speed bump, and probably also made sure they got cabs with non moron drivers (just speculation on the 2nd part). They also decided the viewers were morons and would completely forget about last week and not question why they were never given a speed bump, and never explained it in the episode resulting in a lot of questions. So as you were watching the episode expecting the speed bump to pop up randomly and never happened, now you know why, and knowing is half the battle.
On to the episode this week! As mentioned, teams are in Russia, and while there wasn’t an airport to allow all teams to catch up with each other, this time it was the circus being closed despite a bunch of workers there inside riding around on bikes and shit. While team Eat, Pray, Love (Jill and Thomas) enjoyed the show, I think I would have been annoyed that I was forced to wait outside with other teams showing up… maybe that’s just me.