The Amazing Race season 24, episode 3, “Welcome to the Jungle,” just finished airing! Read our recap to find out which all-star team got eliminated, and discuss the events with other fans.

Here are the highlights from The Amazing Race season 24, episode 3, “Welcome to the Jungle”:

After winning the second leg, Brendon and Rachel (the Newlyweds) get a head start to Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Only six teams will be allowed on the first flight, which is crucial with a three hour time difference. But with all the traffic, Dave and Connor are the first to arrive, quickly followed by Margie and Luke. Next to make the first flight are the Cowboys, the Globetrotters, the Country singers, then the Afghanimals.

Unfortunately, the Newlyweds arrive seventh, so they cannot get on the first flight. With them on the second flight are Youtubers Meghan and Joey, along with John and Jessica.

Roadblock: The teams must grab the Travelocity traveling gnome and propel down the Kiansom Waterfall in Malaysia to get the next clue. Dave and Connor get the first clue that leads them to Kampung Tompinahaton. The Afghanimals easily get the clue next, but the Cowboys mess up when they propel down the waterfall without grabbing the clue. Now they have to wait to try again.

Dave and Connor arrive at the river and must build a bamboo raft to head down the river, and then choose a detour: the river delivery to transport goods and deliver them, or the jungle run that has them going on a hunting safari? Once they’re down the river, they will get the next clue. The top three teams all chose river delivery: Dave and Connor, the Afghanimals, and Maggie and Luke.

Able to hold onto first place, Dave and Connor finish their raft and head down the river, followed by the the Afghanimals and the Cowboys. Margie and Luke weren’t so lucky, and their raft starts falling apart. To make matters worse, they couldn’t use sign language to communicate. The Afghanimals are the first to arrive at the delivery point. The Cowboys arrive just at the Afghanimals are leaving, while Dave and Connor seem to have missed the drop off.

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The secnd flight arrives in Malaysia with the Newlyweds, Joey and Meghan, and John and Jessica. They quickly head to the detour with Joey and Meghan in last place but high spirits. John and Jessica quickly get the clue, then the Newlyweds and the Youtubers. Although Meghan and Joey weren’t far behind the other groups, they didn’t hold their taxi and now have to walk to find one.

John and Jessica make a sketchy raft while the Newlyweds seem to have an easier time until they hit the rapids and Rachel can’t help but cry. When Joey and Meghan arrive at the river, they’re alone and start on the raft. As John and Jessica work on the jungle run, the Newlyweds totally wreck their raft and have to put it back together.

The Newlyweds arrive at the jungle just in time for John and Jessica to head onto the next clue. Meghan and Joey head down the river, but aren’t quick enough and the Newlyweds finish hunting before they arrive.

The Country Singers and the Globetrotters are the first teams to go on the jungle run and have a hard time hitting their targets. Dave and Connor still manage to be the first team to get the next clue, which leads them to Tanjun Aru Water Village. They’re followed by the Cowboys and the Afghanimals. The first team to arrive is Dave and Connor, who win a trip for two to Budapest, Hungary from Travelocity.

The Cowboys arrive in second, the Afghanimals in third, Margie and Luke in fourth, the Globetrotters in fifth, the Country Singers in sixth, John and Jessica in seventh, and the Newlyweds arrive in eighth. Sadly, Joey and Meghan arrive in last place and are eliminated.

What did you think of ‘The Amazing Race’ season 24, episode 3, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’?

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After all that talk of inclusivity, Star Trek Beyond falls into the Hollywood trap of implied sexuality.

Mild spoilers for Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek Beyond, already a wildly anticipated movie, made headlines ahead of its release because of the franchise’s decision to introduce the first openly LGBT character: Mr Sulu, played by John Cho.

While this decision was certainly met with excitement, there was disappointment, too. The original Mr Sulu, George Takei, openly voiced his opinion that they should have introduced a new LGBT character rather than expand on original canon (as they have been the whole trilogy), while Simon Pegg beautifully argued that there was power in using an established character who wouldn’t be defined by his sexuality.

Then came the movie itself, and while the introduction of gay Sulu is still a great thing, we’re left sorely disappointed by Beyond‘s decision to depict the LGBT relationship — or rather, hardly depict it at all.

As reported by our friends at The Mary Sue, the scene featuring Sulu and his husband Ben depicts a “lukewarm” relationship, although Sulu is very affectionate with the pair’s daughter.

This is, unfortunately, a common problem in Hollywood when an LGBT couple — almost impossibly — makes it into a big franchise film. They’re allowed to be there, but having any kind of physical interaction even remotely resembling what a heterosexual couple might have still seems to be off-limits.

Related: Hollywood is failing the LGBT community: GLAAD slams Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros.

And, according to John Cho, there was actually a kiss filmed. “There was a kiss that I think is not there anymore,” he told Collider. “It wasn’t like a make-out session. We’re at the airport with our daughter. It was a welcome-home kiss. I’m actually proud of that scene, because it was pretty tough.”

Cho points out that Ben was played by a non-actor, writer Doug Jung, and says, “Obviously, I just met the kid, and then Doug is not an actor. I just wanted that to look convincingly intimate. We’re two straight guys and had to get to a very loving, intimate place. It was hard to do on the fly. We had to open up. It came off well, in my view.”

And we wish we could have seen it. Introducing a major LGBT character in the Star Trek franchise is a fantastic first step, and depicting two POC actors raising a child together is a great statement — but, unfortunately, the decision to cut out their kiss (which was already chaste, by the sounds of it) is emblematic of Hollywood’s continuous phobia of depicting LGBT relationships and intimacy on the big screen.

As Screen Crush also points out, this exact same scenario played out in Independence Day: Resurgence, too. In Finding Dory, the lesbian couple are only implied, in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sequence.

LGBT representation (when present at all) is always so subtle, evidently in fear of offending straight audiences while not totally erasing non-straight sexualities. And, sadly, even that is considered a big step forward — but maybe it’s time we start depicting humanity as it is, and not what society wished it was 100 years ago.

Here’s looking at you, Star Wars.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reviews from theater critics are glowing, so when the hell can Americans get a chance to see the play in New York?

With just days to go until The Cursed Child script book is released around the world, The New York Post’s theater reporter has spoken to sources who say the play will be coming to Broadway sooner rather than later. Producers are currently holding discussions to bring the play to NY as early as 2017.

They haven’t yet announced a Broadway engagement for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” but New York theater people say it’s only a matter of time. Word is that Friedman and Callender are in negotiations for a Shubert theater possibly for next season. They may hit Toronto first, however.

The idea of The Cursed Child hitting Broadway so soon (“next season” could mean around May 2017) will come as a relief to American Harry Potter fans who would rather not travel overseas to see “the eighth story” (though it’s a little more affordable to do so right now thanks to #Brexit). It also speaks to this important fact: It’s important to see The Cursed Child rather than reading it.

If the show does go to Toronto first as The New York Post suggests it might, a trip to Canada would also be easier for Americans. Sorry, people who don’t live in North America.

This writer saw the play in June and absolutely loved the characters and magic happening on stage. But the story is… not the best. I’m very eager to see what fans, myself included, think of the story after reading the script book this weekend.

For her part, Rowling has promised that fans around the world will get to see the play. Only time will tell if she’s hinting at a movie or a world tour:

If ‘Cursed Child’ comes to Broadway next year, will you try to see it ASAP?

The West End production currently has dates running into May 2017, but additional dates are expected to go on sale in early August.

Present day Han Solo may’ve left the main Star Wars series after the events of The Force Awakens, but the character’s time in movie theaters is far from over.

The new Han Solo film from Lucasfilm — scheduled to hit theaters in May 2018 — might turn into a trilogy for the reluctant hero, according to the New York Daily News.

The paper reports that star Alden Ehrenreich has signed a three-picture deal, suggesting that the studio intends to expand the Han Solo spinoff into a trilogy. “They feel that his character has the right potential to become a central figure in several movies,” a source told NY Daily News. “They’re keeping things under wraps at the moment, but the deal is that he has signed for at least three movies.”

This makes a lot of sense given the popularity of the character coupled with his absence in Episode 8 and beyond. We also know that Lucasfilm and Disney have many, many grand plans for Star Wars in the years ahead: The very first Star Wars theatrical spinoff, Rogue One, opens later this year. Episode 8 then hits theaters a year later (2017), followed by Han Solo’s own movie (2018). Next comes Episode 9 in 2019, followed by yet another spinoff reportedly focused on Boba Fett in 2020.

As for 2021 and beyond? Only time will tell, but we expect more movies set in the worlds of The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and now Han Solo.

The Han Solo spinoff will be directed by LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. They’re currently deep into pre-production, as this tweet from Lord this morning shows:

“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with,” the directors said last July. “We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”