Brendon and Rachel came up short on The Amazing Race All-Stars finale, coming in third again thanks to a bad cab driver. Not only that, but they had to watch their nemeses/U-Turn targets Dave and Connor win. "They earned that, but it was tough because we were so close and we couldn't race the leg we wanted to race," Rachel tells TVGuide.com. "We were out of it once we got into that cab, but the episode was still exciting to watch. It was cool to see how close it was between [Dave and Connor, and Caroline and Jennifer]." But how far behind were they? Find out below, and get the Big Brother duo's take on the U-Turn drama, their baby plans and more.
Caroline and Jennifer
A split-second decision made the difference between first and second place for Caroline and Jennifer on The Amazing Race All-Stars finale. Despite seeing Dave and Connor's cab pull up behind them en route to the final clue box, the country singers let the duo pass them, giving them a marginal lead they wouldn't relinquish. "They got there four seconds ahead of us," Caroline tells TVGuide.com. "It drives me crazy thinking about it." So why didn't they tell their cabbie to drive faster? Find out below. Plus: See what they have to say about their passive racing style.
Phil Keoghan, Connor, David
After 24 seasons, The Amazing Race finally had its first parent-child team winners when Dave and Connor won the $1 million on Sunday's All-Stars finale. "We feel really fortunate to be the first parent-child team," Dave, who at 58 is also the show's oldest winner, tells TVGuide.com. "It feels pretty cool. It's hard to believe we're the first." See what else the Season 22 alums have to say about their big victory, how close it actually was, and why they were so hung up on getting U-Turned by Brendon and Rachel.
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All bets are off on Sunday's Amazing Race All-Stars finale. The final three teams — Dave and Connor, Caroline and Jen, and Brendon and Rachel — will head to Las Vegas, where they'll skydive and participate in David Copperfield's great escape challenge on the way to the closest finish since Season 2's epic footrace.
"I remember saying to the other teams waiting at the finish, watching them come to the mat, 'Who's it going to be?' It was down to the wire," Phil Keoghan tells TVGuide.com. "It's a different kind of show. We took advantage of being ...
Phil Keoghan and David Copperfield
The Amazing Race? More like The Great Escape!
Sunday's All-Stars finale (8/7c, CBS) will take a magical turn when the final three teams — Dave and Connor, Caroline and Jen, and Brendon and Rachel — are faced with a death-defying task designed by none other than David Copperfield.
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"I love the show. I wish I could watch it more. I have a long-term relationship with CBS ... and they came to me about doing something since [the finale's] in Vegas and I was completely on board," Copperfield tells TVGuide.com. "The challenge was we had to come up ...
For the second straight Amazing Race, Leo and Jamal came thisclose to making the final three. Like last season, they started Sunday's All-Stars semifinal leg in first place, but dropped back to fourth after getting lost en route to Bolesworth Estate in England. "The fact that we came short again in the same position, it was déjà vu in the worst way," Jamal tells TVGuide.com. "That's the toughest. I wouldn't have minded if we had gotten out earlier but the fact that we were right there and almost had a 33 percent chance of winning again, that's the hardest." See what else the Afghanimals have to say about their exit, why they didn't U-Turn Brendon and Rachel, and what happened to the GPS in Leo's brain.
Jet and Cord's "off" day came at a terrible time on The Amazing Race All-Stars Sunday. After making a series of navigation errors in Seville, Spain, the cowboys missed a clue at the bulls Detour and got U-Turned by Leo and Jamal, who reneged on the Accidental Alliance's plan to U-Turn Brendon and Rachel. Their sliver of hope vanished when they were beaten to the second U-Turn by Caroline and Jen, whom they had directed to the Detour clue earlier. "It was just as disappointing watching it back as it was being there," Jet tells TVGuide.com. "It's always hard to get eliminated and it's like reliving it all over again. It's the second time we got U-Turned and eliminated." Check out what else they have to say about their "poor leg," the Accidental Alliance, if they'll race a fourth time and literally riding off into the sunset.
To connect or not to connect? Instead of risking a 30-minute connection with Brendon and Rachel to Sri Lanka on The Amazing Race All-Stars, Margie and Luke opted to wait for standby tickets. Unfortunately, they couldn't get them, putting them 10 hours behind everyone and inevitably eliminating them. "We had a long time to process that we were going to be eliminated," Margie tells TVGuide.com. "We accepted it, but we were sad." Find out why the mother-son three-time racers chose to play it safe with the tickets, what Luke learned from his bartending meltdown last week and why he can't seem to handle liquid challenges.
Meghan (center), Joey (right)
Malaysian rapids wreaked havoc on teams' rafts on The Amazing Race All-Stars Sunday, but it was another form of transportation — or lack thereof — that doomed Joey and Meghan. The YouTube hosts made the mistake of not holding their taxi while they did the Roadblock and were forced to trudge down a highway to ask for help. "We have no idea how long it took, but it was a while," Meghan tells TVGuide.com. "We knew we were last and were leaving unless it was a non-elimination leg."
Nevertheless, the two say they have no regrets about letting their taxi go — because they wanted to get rid of it in the first place. See what else they have to say about their snafu and why they think the Race wanted them out.