Last combinations in the 7th leg:
#55 => Croat123, not playing the team event
#54 => Buttercup
#53 => DannyLovesMeghandMon, not playing the team event
#52 => Randy H, in the lightsalmon team, but already eliminated.
#51 => ILUVTBJ, not playing the team event
#50 => KC, in the peachpuff team, but already eliminated
#49 => Mary Pierce, not playing the team event
#48 => Ayla
#47 => Rocketta, not playing the team event
#46 => JCAPfan
Unluckily, no team mate was able to gain immunity and save them, so Buttercup, the #1 Ayla and JCAPfan go out in the 7th leg.
First elimination for Tia Clara / Ayla / Sub / Griffin / Moon, all the teams have lost at least one member. JCAPfan / M_Pierce fan / Randy H / CanIGetAWhat / Susie have only CanIGetAWhat still in the game.
Despite losing Ayla, Tia Clara / Ayla / Sub / Griffin / Moon still manage to hold the overall lead and get the runner-up spot in the 7th leg, won by Valda / Tim / Doris / Sofiane / Brian & Luis. Will they be able to catch up the Ab Fab Ladies? The 8th and final leg will answer this question!
Indeed, keeping the members in play has proved to be the best strategy. Looking at the 7th leg ranking, you'll find in the first 5 spots all the teams with 3 members or more, and in the last 4 positions all the teams with 2 members or less.
That's something I'll keep in mind when (and if) I plan the team event for the next season.