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.
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Why did you have such a hard time in the bog, Jen?
Jen: I'm not a really good swimmer to begin with, but that wasn't it. It was so cold. I was just frozen. My hands and feet were numb and you just cramp up. That bog was awful, just the worst. ... And I couldn't breathe in my wetsuit. It was choking me. I had to change wetsuits because my first one was too small.
Caroline: And Jen decided to add that extra jump off the bridge on the other side. Might as well make it a little more exciting for yourself. [Laughs]
She didn't want to get out. That's why she did it three times.
Caroline: Exactly! She couldn't get enough of it. Basically she's lying to you. She loves the bog and didn't want it to end. We spent about an hour there. And we probably could've caught up. We weren't totally discouraged. But then we freakin' got lost. And if they ever invite us back to All-Stars — which I really hope they do — we would get a map right away and find Internet. Never trust someone's opinion. It's hard to do that when you're rushing. Your head's not on straight. We did the graffiti super-fast, so we probably could've caught up if we didn't get lost finding it.
Do you know how far behind you were at the end?
Caroline: Well, we were an hour behind after the bog, but since we got lost, it probably became two hours, and we think they beat us by an hour.
Why did you follow Mona and Beth to Peatsland Park instead of your alliance?
Jen: We had the directions too and it seemed like that was the right way. We actually turned before Mona and Beth did when we realized we had to go back. It was literally two minutes we were behind, but that ended up being a big difference because we missed the first train to get to the bog.
Caroline: And looking back, Max was really good at directions. He always knew where he was going. We would definitely follow him again.
Do you think you followed too much? When you were by yourselves, you got lost most of the time.
Jen: I think we probably followed as much as everybody else followed. We went out by ourselves a lot. Everyone got lost. A couple times when we got lost, we were like, "Oh, my God! We're the only team that's lost." Then you realize other teams got lost too. When you don't have a phone, no map, there's a language barrier, it's just really hard.
Caroline: And sometimes when there's a pack of you, you don't necessarily want to go out on your own when you don't really know where you're going. What if you're wrong and they're all right and you get separated from the pack? I think that's why it's so stressful. There are a million thoughts going through your head all the time and you have to pick the right thing to do and you never know what that is.