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Between Rachel Reilly and her fiance making it to the final four and the extreme popularity of bromantic underdogs Mark and “Bopper” from Kentucky, it’s been quite a season on “The Amazing Race.”

“This has got to go in the top three of all seasons ever, just with the drama and the cast,” host Phil Keoghan told CNN.

“Bopper and Mark have made the top three favorite teams of all time – maybe the favorite ever, up there with the cowboys,” he went on. “I love those guys – they’re the definition of friendship and I really believe that. They care about each other, I felt they were respectful to other people. They ran the race for the right reasons, to try to improve their lives.”

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Season 8 Ep 21-22.

The Ultimate Question: Who failed the boards?

GREY'S ANATOMY - "Moment of Truth" - After eight years of practice, the residents head to San Francisco for their oral boards; sparks fly between Catherine and Richard when they bump into each other at the hotel; Bailey intervenes after Owen and Teddy get into a heated argument about their young car crash patient; and Mark tries to recruit Lexie for one of his cases. Meanwhile, Alex feels guilty for being away from the hospital when Tommy's health begins to fail, on Grey's Anatomy, THURSDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT)SARAH DREW, JESSE WILLIAMS

I don’t even know if this counts as a recap, but can I just say how much I loved this episode?! It’s my favorite episode this season. It keeps getting better! I didn’t write a recap last week, because it wouldn’t have done the episode justice.

The drama with the Boards exam continued and it was so intense; Meredith was sick, Kepner got into a fight and she liked it, Karev’s mind was in Seattle, Avery broke his lucky pencil. LoL! Just when you think the interview is going well, someone snaps, mostly the interviewee. At the beginning of this episode, it was so hard to determine who will pass the Boards.

Alex left for Seattle before the boards started because he couldn’t stop thinking about his patient (Intern’s baby). On getting to Seattle, there wasn’t much to do and the baby died. Robbins convinced him to go back for his boards, he was already late and the traffic didn’t help either, so he had to run to the venue which was 20 blocks away from the traffic jam. He arrived at the venue after the first session ended, but according to the rules, you can pass the boards if you get a perfect score in two out of three sessions. He was prepared to give it his best, but the interviewers seemed like they couldn’t get past the fact that he was late and they had been waiting for him all morning.

Meredith’s stomach flu wasn’t helping either, she vomitted several times and she almost quit the interview. She called Derek and said “Will you still love me if I fail?” As prescribed by Bailey, Derek decided to go with the ‘metaphor style’ and it worked, because Meredith was even more motivated to finish the interview. She continued to throw up in front of the interviewers…and she did it in the trash can…ewww! But who cares?! She was confident and she knew what she was talking about. 🙂

Cristina and her interviewer were not getting along at all. They were two geniuses from completely different generations. As we all know Christina has her smart, but aggressive way of doing things, the interviewer didn’t get why she was so confident that her methods would work. Cristina tried to tolerate the interviewer, but when she couldn’t take it any longer, she snapped and gave him a lecture! “Just tell me the decade you want and I’ll provide the answer” Haha. Lol.

Jackson had seen his mum earlier with Webber when he went to get his lucky pencil and he was grossed out, so his day started out rough. But it got even worse when he found out that his mum was the interviewer in the next room. It was so hard to focus on his interview as he heard his mother’s loud and unending laughter. Poor Avery 😦 his second session was better after his “encounter with Kepner.” 😉

Kepner was crazy! Haha! Lol! This episode was the most face-time she ever got since the beginning of the season! Like the others, her interview wasn’t going so well. She bent the rules of the interview, she yelled, screamed, took off her jacket and did a lil dance for the interviewers. She was cracking me up… haha! Poor girl. She was trying so hard not to fail that she ruined the interview. During her second session, she was rambling and saying things that were irrelevant to the questions being asked. She was really trying to process what happened with Avery and how she had gone against her values.

They all found out their results and it was just like Avery’s Mum said “only four out of five passed.”

So who failed? The  look on Kepner’s face pretty much gives away the answer 😦 but we can’t be so sure! (there could be a twist)

Moving on to  non-board related issues…Mark and Lexie?!  She confessed…OMG! like 10 times…aww! The moment we have all been waiting for! But Julia is still in the picture. 😦 I smell drama…Are they getting back together?

Here is the preview for the next episode… see for your self! 🙂

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thurs. at 9/8c on ABC.