Caroline and Jennifer
Caroline and Jennifer got, uh, bogged down on The Amazing Race finale when Jen needed three attempts to swim across a freezing, muddy bog in Belfast, Northern Ireland. "That was such a stressful day for us," she tells TVGuide.com. "If I had gotten it right the first time, I would've been OK. But getting in the second time, I just felt claustrophobic." Worse, the country singers got lost afterward and in the end, it wasn't a close finish for the final finale spot at all. Find out how much time they lost, what song they've written for Bates and Anthony and if a flying squirrel really died in Caroline's bra.
Mona and Beth
If there's one thing Mona and Beth did a lot of on the two-hour Amazing Race finale, it was running. After messing up the Titanic serving Detour more than 10 times in the penultimate leg, the roller derby moms mistakenly went to the White House and then ran all the way around Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. "That was our theme the whole season," Beth tells TVGuide.com. "We like to get lost and do extra running. ... I read on a fan forum that they call it 'killer fatigue' and we had it. I didn't realize it until it happened, but you really are running on fumes for days and days. The physical stuff wasn't bad for us, but you almost got tunnel vision and aren't thinking properly." Keep reading to see what else they have to say about their navigation problems, why they thought they were going to the White House and more.
Max and Katie
Newlyweds Max and Katie had won the past three legs on The Amazing Race 22 and looked like they might make it a fourth straight victory on the final leg. But then came the spy Switchback Roadblock. Despite getting there first, Max had trouble locating his spy and completed the task third, but the two were able to recover for a second-place finish. "It was hard to watch. We loved watching the first half [of the two-hour finale]," he tells TVGuide.com. "I wish we had a week to enjoy that victory instead of just slamming the door on it. But it was fun. We'd been dreading watching D.C. since we did it." Find out how much time they lost at the challenge, if they think of themselves as villains and more.
Bates and Anthony
What started as a neck-and-neck battle turned into a clean victory for hockey brothers Bates and Anthony on The Amazing Race 22 finale. After arriving to the spy Roadblock in Washington, D.C., second, they completed it first and never relinquished their lead — even leaving the final task before any other team had gotten there. "We knew we were first," Bates tells TVGuide.com. "And that's an awesome feeling to have on the last leg, knowing that you're going to win." So what are they going to do with their $1 million? And what's really going on between them and Caroline and Jennifer? Find out below.
It's hard to top Josh and Brent's shocking win last season, but Phil Keoghan promises that Sunday's Amazing Race finale will be another tight one. "It's very close," he tells TVGuide.com. "It will keep viewers absolutely guessing until the end who's going to win. It's not one of those finales where one team has been in the lead the whole time." The two-hour finale (8/7c, CBS) finds hockey players Bates and Anthony, newlyweds Max and Katie, country singers Caroline and Jennifer, and roller derby moms Mona and Beth racing through Belfast, Ireland, where one team will be eliminated, and then Washington, D.C. for the final leg.
Find out what else you can expect from the episode, why Keoghan's still saying "oy vey" about John and Jessica's Express Pass fail and more.
Wynona and Chuck
It was good news, bad news for Chuck and Wynona McCall on The Amazing Race. After a rough leg in Switzerland, they learned that they were penultimate team to check in — but they incurred a 30-minute penalty for rolling their cheese wheels down the hill instead of using sleds. Unfortunately, Joey and Meghan checked in — trekking 3 miles on foot — before the time was up. "Our smiles turned into frowns when Phil [Keoghan] told us we had a penalty," Chuck tells TVGuide.com. "Thirty minutes is a long time and it just didn't work out for us." How far behind were Joey and Meghan? And what's the real reason Wynona didn't do any Roadblocks earlier in the season? Find out below...
David and Connor
Dave and Connor were running — or hobbling — on borrowed time on The Amazing Race after Dave tore his Achilles' tendon on Leg 2. The father-and-son cancer survivors/cyclists finally decided to throw in the towel on Sunday — but not before winning two legs. "We didn't expect to do as well as we did, but it was just time," Dave tells TVGuide.com. "I needed surgery and we wouldn't have lasted much longer." But could they have gone another leg? And what was their one selfish act? Find out below.
John Erck and Jessica Hoel
The Amazing Race's Jessica and John made dubious show history on Sunday, becoming the first team to get eliminated without using the Express Pass despite having ample chances to use it to skip a challenge. Even more questionable? After their elimination, John declared that he had no regrets and that he didn't need the $1 million, generating a classic eyebrow-raising "oy vey" from Phil Keoghan. What did he really mean? And why were they hell-bent on not using the Express Pass? Find out below.
Jessica Simpson and Jimmy Kimmel
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12. Don't Speak Award: Switched at Birth films a groundbreaking all-American Sign Language episode that proves that silence can be more powerful than words. When the Carlton students learn that their school will be closing, they stage a protest. During the school play, the fire alarms sound and as the parents and staff head outside, Daphne, Emmett & Co. hold up signs reading "Take Back Carlton" and lock themselves inside, vowing not to come out until their voices are heard.
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With back-to-back Sundays devoted to the Super Bowl and the Grammys, CBS has enjoyed a spectacular February so far. This Sunday, the only week in February with no major TV event — next Sunday belongs to ABC and the Oscars — the network's ratings will no doubt come back down to earth. But two of CBS' Emmy-winning crown jewels take center stage, and in one case shouldn't be missed.