GUTS, AND GLORY: To the extent that past season finales of the Race have been "fly from Asia to Hawaii or Alaska, do a bunch of tasks there that lead to a bunching into the final city," this one can be commended for its relative efficiency. And I did like the detour, and the number of intra-city navigational tasks.
But, my lord, that final Roadblock? You know, there's a reason they don't broadcast the logic games section of the LSAT on primetime tv. I always like a final task that involves remembering things which had happened during the race, but this was ridiculous. Bring back the ordering of the flags!
The other thing I missed this time around was any sense of final leg desperation/super-crazy-we-gots-to-win hijinks -- shipping the backpacks home to not have to carry them, renting a local, exorbitant bribes to cabbies, etc. ... just Ron's killer sweet move at the Taipei Airport.
Overall? Very good, but not great season, which still made it much better than a bunch which proceeded it.