the Demons of Death" - The Amazing Race Episode 4 Summary
Seven teams started the race and at the end, one went
home. Racing through the southern states of
, we all realize what a tragedy has fallen upon this area. And we continue
to offer these states our hope, our support, and our trust that new
beginnings will happen.
Tonight the “let’s all talk at the same time” Godlewski
sisters continued incessant
chatter and laughter throughout the
race. Even though Christine shed tears of frustration, there were tears of
joy for their forth place finish. They remain tough competitors.
siblings took a gamble at the
. They left the blackjack tables, paddled back to shore and attacked the
12-inch logs with determination. They finish a solid third.
The Gaghan family also took a gamble when they folded their
blackjack hands and tackled the log. But prior to that, they rode the
party spider bike while little Carissa lamented that her legs were too
short to help in the peddling. That 9-year-old sweetheart is a fountain of
positive energy. She represents the promise that each of us once
possessed. Earlier in tonight’s episode, she proclaimed that the other
teams thought that her family could not win because she and her brother
were “just kids.” But she declared, “I’m smart, I’m funny,
I’ll keep the team going.” And she is doing just that. They finished
The grieving Weaver family was faced with an almost impossible
situation. Not very long ago, Mr. Weaver died in a racetrack death. And
here they were, at the Talladega Motor Speedway. It would have been very
understandable for them to simply quit rather than continue. But they
reached deep inside. They found an inner quality of strength and together
they faced the demons of death that had robbed them of husband and father.
By completing that party-bike race on a racetrack similar to the one that
claimed Mr. Weaver, they found a victory not just for themselves and their
torn hearts, but also for their beloved husband and father. Well done,
Weaver family. They finished fifth.
Even though the “let’s scream and disparage one another”
Paolo family started tonight’s race practically with a fight in the back
car seat, they actually got it together. They sawed through that log like
ole lumberjack legend Paul Bunyan. We may be seeing a change that will
permit them to work together as a solid family unit, rather than war with
one another. They finished second.
Father Bransen must be taking vitamins or huffing oxygen. Last week
this guy was nearly ready to collapse, but somehow he has gained his
second wind and endurance. I don’t how his girls did it, but dad has
been refocused. They cruised to a first place finish just seconds ahead of
the Paolo family.
Like butter left out in the sun, the Schroeder family had a
meltdown. Searching for the Southern Colonel, they ignored the correct
information from a local
sheriff and wandered about aimlessly. By the time they found their trailer
for the night rest stop, exhaustion, poor food, frustrations, and despair
flooded this family’s core. They were simply unable to get it back. They
were eliminated in their own city of
and will race no more.
And thus the race continues……
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