The Amazing Race

Season 16 Episode 12

Huger Than Huge

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 09, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Brent and Caite, Jet and Cord, and Dan and Jordan leave Shanghai and head to San Francisco and the finish line. A trip to Coit Tower forces a climb with an ascender to retrive a clue that sends teams to Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic, where racers work together to navigate a virtual reality maze and obtain instructions to go to tiki-bar Tonga. A memory task at Great American Music Hall yields a clue to proceed to Candlestick Park—the one million dollar prize awaits there.moreless

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  • Hands down, this was the worst constructed episode in the show's history.

    6.5
    This was such a disappointin episode, ending off what had been a decent season, and was amazing in the firts half.



    The episode was full of easy and thoughless tasks, which required little brain power to figure out.



    I thought the Road Block was awfully easy. It was physically demanding, but this is not the sort of task I would expect on a final leg. It should be used earlier on the season.



    The Str Wars task was interesting and innovative, but once again, was also easy, assuming you had half a brain cell (which Cord clearly did not).



    The treasure box was good, and the sort o f challenge that adequately fits a final leg - running through the city.



    The memory challenge was AWFUL!!! It was so incredibly easy, and it required half a second of thought to complete. I was thoroughly disappointed.



    Overall, it was an episode that was constructed in such a way that it made it impossible for a team that was behind to catch up. Unlike th TAR15 finale, which was suspenseful and intense, this one was boring and easy.



    So disappointed with the winners. They were the ONLY team in the eleven that I totally hated and as usual, they win. Typical - I'm used to it after sixteen seasons.



    Absolutely despicable. I would've loved a more challenging finale. Definitely would'nt recommend this seson or this episode. I would recommend you stop watching after the Seychelles episode, as it goes down on a landsli9de from there.



    So disappointed...moreless
  • Unexpected winners.

    9.0
    Well I would have expected others to win...Such as the cowboys. But they got stuck and came up short. Hard truth is not the best teams always win, but there is always an element of luck which if some know to use it proves decisively. To bad the standard in this season was a bit low...Could have been a lot better with some more competitive teams. I ain't an expert in The Amazing Race, barely the third season I am watching but the concept is pretty nice. And also the winning method.It's not like Survivor where a bunch of baddies, frustrates competitors decide the winners based on who not to win because they were to weak to defeat them.moreless

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