Posted Dec 12, 2010 @ 1:16 AM
As someone's whose introduction to TAR was season 6 (Jonathan and Victoria, Freddy and Kendra...need I go on?), when I finally saw season 3 on the Game Show channel after reading all the comments about Flo on this and other websites, I found her to be remarkably tame. Zach seemed pretty goofy and unfocused, and indeed "handling" Flo is probably what got him focused enough to win--I'm not sure he would have won with another partner. I certainly saw nothing to indicate that Zach carried her the whole way--won with Flo literally strapped to his back, something that I read again and again on the internet. Poppycock. They were a good team, they suited each other. Flo could work the airports and got along with folks most of the time.
One thing that struck me as I watched was the number of times Zach insisted they sleep in hotel lobbies on couches while everyone else was getting a room with comfy beds--I think that that really wore Flo down, not enough sleep. Watch for that--you'll see it in episode after episode. I loved Flo--she's one of the most entertaining people that I've seen on a reality tv show.