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June 6


A fortune in cash is out there somewhere waiting for you to find it... and you have only THREE days to do it.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host Brandon Johnson
Creator Michael Maddocks
Jeff Spangler
Howard Schultz
EP Howard Schultz
Rob LaPlante
Jeff Spangler
Packager Lighthearted Entertainment for TNT Original Productions
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Lost Coast of New Zealand
June 13

Nine strangers, teamed in groups of three, are about to be whisked away to the islands of the Lost Coast for 72 hours with no food, no shelter, and only one bottle of water. Danger awaits them at every corner, but if they make it out on the other side, there is $100,000 waiting for them.

The Lost Coast

29; Cohutta, GA; hairstylist
50; Ramona, CA; firefighter
30; Maynard, MA; auto body manager
27; Naples, FL; sports marketing
34; Harleysville, PA; software engineer
24; Fairbanks, AK; heavy equipment operator
24; Hilo, HI; waitress
34; Melrose Park, IL; police officer

30; Van Buren, MO; genetic testing sales

There's only one rule... Be the first team to find the briefcase of money... and you get to take it home. But there is a catch. You have to FIND IT first. Aside from fresh clothes and a bottle of water each, you have a GPS and a walkie-talkie. The GPS will lead you to supply drops toward the money, and the radio will be your lifeline for survival.

And just like that... it's GAME ON!

First Supply Drop is located six miles away from base camp, at Te Hapu Ridge. Green currently leads thanks to a cave at the pass.


Green is the first to the windsock, and Brandon is ready with supplies. Red is hot on their heels.

GREENS: knife, tarp & rope, water purification tablets, flint, first aid kit, flares, duct tape, chicken wire.
REDS: knife, tarp & rope, water purification tablets, flint, first aid kit, flares, duct tape, chicken wire, shovel.

The Blues finally show up...

BLUES: Everything but the umbrella.

After eight hours, the teams now must travel to Supply Drop 2 at Curious Cliffs five miles away. The Reds are now in the lead, but the other two teams are close behind.

Eric needs to get physically and mentally tougher, and he has 20 minutes until sundown and the mandatory stopdown. The Greens are still in second... but they need to call in a Relief Drop, anticipating that tonight will be super cold.

Each team is equipped with the ability to call for a Relief Drop, which will always contain water, limited food, and supplies. You can call for it if you need it, but it comes with a one-hour penalty. Because of this drop, the Blue Team is now in second, while the Reds, thanks to Eric programming the maps used for "72 Hours", are way out in front.

Day 2 begins with the Blues waking up from the cold. While Barry is playing king of the jungle, the Greens are taking over second place, recovering from their Relief penalty.


The Reds make up for being the slowest team by navigating wisely and are now the first to reach Brandon at the second Supply Drop. It's a harness rig in order to navigate a Tyrolean traverse from one rock to the other. To get to Supply Drop 3, you're going to have to go ziplining... without the zip. Eric... stops halfway to the other side with ZERO energy left. Enter Michael, who is the alpha of the team, to pull him across.

The Greens arrive at the Supply Drop.... right ahead of the Blues.

Back to the Reds, and Eric has to stop with chest pain. They call in a Relief Drop AND a medic. Meanwhile, Melody of the Blues is wondering whether or not to throw in the towel. The medic clears Eric to continue... and Marie wants to choke Eric out. Back with Melody, Barry decides that he's going to keep watch over Melody. He's done this sort of thing before. This is what teamwork is all about. That brought the team together.

The Reds are also brought together, specifically when Eric was told that physically and mentally... he was fine.

Day 3 begins, and the Greens are still in second. Blues are in third, Reds remain in the lead. Now it's across the Nelson Region to Cape Farewell, and the third Supply Drop. The Greens catch up to the Reds, and once again... Eric can't move. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a race. And Melody is winded for the Blues. So the unity we had in day 2? Yeah, that's gone.

The Greens have taken the lead, while Emily has lost a lot of color in her face, but she wants to press on.


And the Greens are at the final Drop. BUT... the Reds are right behind them. BOTH teams get saddles and horses. Luckily, Eric's ridden horses before. Navigate it to Farahiki Beach, then look for the money on foot in the sand. Let's saddle up and ride!

Melody's great-great uncle... Wyatt Earp. But The Reds are back in the lead. So much for Wyatt Earp's great-great niece. And we end up with an injury... from Wyatt Earp's great-great niece.

Now it's a search for the money. Reds are first to hit the beach, but Eric's perennial weakness may cost the team the money. The Greens catch up. ... But Marie ends up RUNNING to the money! Remember, the Reds have to have their hands on it together... AND THEY DO! RED TEAM WINS "72 HOURS!" More than that, Eric finished it!

Everyone ends up getting to the end. That is a win. But in a larger context.. the Red Team having their hands on the cash together is the bigger win.


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