You can identify scarves and walk like a monkey, but without a passport, you can't race around the world
If tragedy is good television drama -- and "Brothers & Sisters" keeps trying to pretend it is -- then Sunday's (Oct. 11) episode of "The Amazing Race" was a very fine hour of TV.
If, however, you watch "The Amazing Race" for the teams you want to root for, or if you think that "tragedy" is much, much too strong a word for what transpired on Sunday's episode, then it was just a slightly sad and disappointing episode.
Sunday's episode was the second consecutive week in which both the Roadblock and the Detour were easy enough that neither task actually impacted placement for the leg, which means that in the absence of the final twist, it might have been one of the show's dullest episodes to date, so the producers are probably relieved at The Really Bad Thing That Happened, because at least it gave them something to promote.
[Thoughts on Sunday's "Amazing Race" episode, with spoilers, after the break...]