Originally Posted by Kib
As I understand from one of the fan websites, there was no other clue given
even when all the cash was dumped. Just the medallion.
Between this and "Passportgate", there's been a lot of hinky stuff going on this season.
Did somebody say they got an additional clue if they donated all their money? The only other clue, really an instruction, was the sign telling them they had
to empty their pockets to be in compliance. I personally don't see it as hinky because all of the teams were subject to the very same thing. I do
think it was sneaky/tricky though, because generally the teams always get their race instructions from the offical clue cards
so they had no reason to be looking for additional instructions beyond what they were told on the last clue. Combine that with the the fact that they got what seemed like immediate positive reinforcement that they had correctly completed their task by being given the medallions and it looks like a well set up trap from the producers IMO.
Certainly they designed it to possibly trip the teams up, and based on 8 out of 11 teams missing it (and the others more or less just happening to notice it) and I'd say it may have proven a bit more difficult than the producers had hoped even...