smell of gunpowder and the dripping of sweat - TAR Episode 2 Summary
Tonight, the nine teams started in the peaceful bucolic fields of
Lancaster and ended in a bloody rutted battlefield. Before their time warp
to the Civil War, they scampered up the lonely shoe house stairs. Then
they both drove and literally ran through Washington DC capitol looking
for a specific reflecting pool. Receiving a mysterious leather briefcase
through the window of a darkened stretched limousine and then using secret
password phrases to determine friend from foe, they completed a covert
exchange of identical briefcases for their next clue.
From the bustle and politics of Washington, to the country back roads.
But this time there was no peaceful time of reflection to chipping birds
and sea blue silo silhouettes. But instead, there was war.
The Northern Army and the Southern Army met on a farm field. The
cannons were belching death while muskets snapping lead balls. Calvary
officers on jittery horses were trying to maintain order in the heat of
battle but the sounds of battle drown out their shouts as the two opposing
sides repeatedly charged against their fellow countrymen.
All this was part of tonight's Amazing Family Race to the second pit
The Weaver family came together as the widow mother stepped into and
felt more confident in her role as sole family parent. Her children also
notice her self-assurance. Filling 20 oil lamps in record time, they
finished first and were awarded a Bermuda Vacation.
The Linz siblings worked well as a team toting the battle wounded and
they came in second.
The "never have a quiet moment" Godlewski sisters
successfully carried the wounded and ended in third. I wonder, do they
continue to talk when asleep?
The Schroeder family also completed their oil lamps and finished
Father and three son in-laws Aiello family worked hard together. The
boys really encouraged both emotionally as well as physically the father.
I think that their desire to learn more about one another is developing.
They finished fifth.
Papa Bransen had a tough time keeping up with his daughters. He was
gasping for air almost through the entire program. Without the
encouragement of his daughters, I think he would have collapsed on the
battlefield and he would have needed a stretcher for himself. They
Worried about being shot in the battle, little Carissa Gaghan and
family worked together lugging five soldiers to safety. They finished
Never at a lost to criticize and belittle one another, the Paolo family
argued about the lack of gas, the inability to read a map, and probably
whether or not water is wet. They argued and fought among themselves, and
Although this second pit stop was a tease "the last team MAY BE
eliminated," there was no reprieve for the last place Roger family. I
am worried about this family. Nineteen old Brock is trying to find his own
adulthood. Dad is realizing that his son is becoming a man but meanwhile,
older daughter Brittany is kind of left aside. There was shared blame for
wrong directions and missing turns, all of which led to their last place
finished. How they resolved that might make a determination about how
their family evolves.
With eight family teams left, this race is wide open. But please, let's
leave the guns unloaded.
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