Amazing Race Canada continued in France this week as the teams made their way to Paris and the storyline of the show keeps getting better each week.
Last week, contestants and viewers took pause to remember the sacrifices made by Canadians on the shores of Juno Beach in Normandy. Last week’s episode was a mix of emotion and Canadian pride and it made a significant impression on social media.
Tweets this week were down 14.5 per cent from the previous week. However, compared to last year’s episode 8, mentions were up 38.3 per cent.
Once again Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson came out on top, marking their sixth win. The pair was also extremely popular on Twitter, accounting for 17.6 per cent of all mentions. Other interesting storylines emerged, however, as the race took on a more personal tone.
With an addition of a double U-turn, which allowed teams to slow down their competition. Inter-team cooperation took a back seat and was replaced by resentment and animosity.
Twins Pierre and Michel Forget, went back on promise to Alain Chanoine and Audrey Tousignant-Maurice not to U-turn them and Sukhi and Jinder Atwal lied to Ryan Steele and Rob Goddard during a roadblock. Then, to add injury to insult, roadblocked them despite knowing they already had an extra penalty to complete.
Viewers engaging on Twitter showed their disapproval for both teams over their betrayals.
#RaceCDA disappointed in lying contestants Pierre and Michelle
— Saadia Ashraf (@saadmanqb) August 27, 2014
I’m so DONE with Sukhi and Jinder and Pierre and Michel #RaceCDA
— Mary-Kate (@darkandterrible) August 27, 2014
However viewers were rewarded with some justice when Pierre and Michel were eliminated on the Mentos challenge, which had contestants recreate art with Mentos candy.
Mentos are sweet, but Karma is even sweeter. The word karma was mentioned in 3.6 per cent of all tweets.
— Shawn King (@extremekinger) August 27, 2014
— rex harrington (@rexharrington) August 27, 2014
Mentos itself was mentioned in 2.4 per cent of all tweets, making for effective product placement.
Still, Air Canada continued to be the most recognized brand on Amazing Race Canada, with their #ACWinTheWorld contest mentioned in 3.6 per cent of all tweets.
There were heroes as well a villains in this episode, as both U-turned teams survived and received accolades from tweeters.
— Kristin Priede (@kristy_522) August 27, 2014
— Cathi Rankin (@Glassgirl125) August 27, 2014
Ryan Steele and Rob Goddard received 4.7 per cent of all tweets, a big improvement over the previous week.
The episode was nicely wrapped up by both not only a strong finish from Alain Chanoine and Audrey Tousignant-Maurice,bu also a marriage proposal from Alain to Audrey at the finish line.
And it was the perfect location, too: the famous Pont des Arts, where couples make commitments to each other by adding a pad lock to the bridge.
And, of course, she said Yes. With the promoted hashtag #congratsalainandaudrey, Alain and Audrey took top spot in mentions with 20.6 per cent of all tweets.