We have loved rooting on the Amy and Maya, the two UW food science graduates students known as the "sweet scientists."
Though the team hasn't been a dominant force like "the wrestlers" or "the dentists", they spent much of the Los Angeles finale in the lead.
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In the first few moments of the finale, the wrestlers got a little snarky with Maya about how the last episode shook out. Maya took the high ground and basically said, "You can be mad, but don't take it out on me." Seems as if taking the high ground paid off because the "sweet scientists" had the lead for quite some time while the wrestlers seemed doomed off the bat after getting lost.
The scientists lost their #1 spot after not reading a rule properly on a Hollywood set, and that's when the "soul surfers" took the lead.
Eventually, the sweet scientists fell to third place when the dentists overpowered them after a swimming challenge with the Coast Guard.
By 7:30 p.m. - the halfway mark - it was clear that the sweet scientists were going to need a Christmas miracle to pull ahead. Still, that didn't stop the twitterverse from cheering them on! Just check out #SweetScientists!
By 7:38, the wrestlers got cut and all of those people who were angry at the team for being rude to the sweet scientists felt sweet revenge.
The great equalizing challenge involved shipping containers at a port and lots of memory. The challengers couldn't use notes and it looked like the scientists had a chance...