Amazing Race 8 concludes tonight (yay!)

Thank you, Jesus, for tonight, The Amazing Race 8 concludes starting at 9 p.m. ET. The two-hour finale will be followed by a six-minute competition that will air online only.

At the end of the lamest season of the show yet, three families remain: The Linzes, The Bransens, and The Weavers. Earlier this year, the winners may have been revealed yet again by abnormal betting. So as to not have yet another season spoiled, I didn’t look back then, so I’m still in the dark, but if the Weavers win, I may bite my own tongue off.

So far, the race has spent nine of 11 episodes in the United States, leaving only for a quick trip to Panama and Costa Rica. The past five episodes have taken place in three western states. How can tonight’s episode possibly maintain that level of suckiness? Whatever happens, we can be sure the Weavers will complain about it.

The Amazing Race 8 [CBS]

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