"Well Oiled Machines" -
Last week we met the teams and bid a quick farewell to
Cheryl and Eric. Let's see what happened this geek
We begin the evening with some new realizations. First
the Beauties come to the realization that when Erika and
Joe return from the elimination room, that Cheryl and
Eric who lost are gone for good. Ah, the pain of reality
TV. In the morning, the Geeks are learning for the first
time just how complicated the feminine routine can be.
Meanwhile the girls are still baffled over the fact that
the Geeks don't go out to party (they party, but
probably at Dukes of Hazzard and Trekkie conventions and
the like). Regardless, it's challenge time.
This Week's Challenge Learn to handle "Well Oiled
The Beauties will be learning the art of automobile
maintenance, while the Geeks will be learning the art of
Practice, practice, practice!
Joe is practicing on Erika and it appears that he is
trying to give her a rug burn. Either that or he is
playing patty cake.
Richard is scared stiff of having to touch a woman. With
the very tips of his fingers he grazes Mindi's back
forcing her to command him to grab her shoulders. After
Richard's sad second attempt, Mindi switches positions
and decides to teach by example. Unfortunately, using
minimal force, Mindi injures Richard's shoulders, (not
really, just enough to make him whine) brining an end to
a depressing massage session.
Lauren has a much better teacher in that Bill being the
VP of the "Dukes of Hazzard" fan club, has a lot of
stored up automobile knowledge. However, I am sure Bill
wishes he had a better student when Lauren thought the
jack weighed 2 and a half tons, literally. Let's hope
for her sake that she isn't tested on that.
At the auto challenge, things are made a little clearer.
The girls will have to pop the hood, change the oil
filter, and change the tire, honking the horn of the car
to complete the challenge. The first one done gets to
send one team to the elimination room.
As for the Highlights, Lauren, Caitlin and Scarlet all
moved along rather smoothly. The lowlights included
Mindi needing 25 minutes to pop the hood. Scarlet took
herself out of contention when she twisted the lug nuts
backwards making them extremely difficult to remove. In
the end it was Caitlin who conquered all, giving she and
Chuck half the decision for the elimination
Bring on the massages. The girls all stripped down to
bikinis and donned blindfolds and earplugs. One by one,
the geeks rubdown the ladies only stopping to be rated
secretly by the beauties. Now to answer the mandatory
questions. Yes, the geeks were excited. Yes, the
beauties were, at first, creeped out. Yes, Shawn almost
broke a few girls' backs. And surprisingly, yes, the
guys did a decent job overall. In the end the neurology
doctor, Chuck, won out finishing the sweep his partner
Caitlin started on the car. So, Caitlin and Chuck will
together determine both couples sent to the elimination
Back in the mansion, Richard starts a wacky run of
campaigning for an alliance. In fact, his sign says, I
want to form an Alliance. Nothing I say should be taken
seriously." He figures that the best way to keep himself
here is to kiss Chuck's butt. Chuck seems more
aggravated by his antics and even tells Scarlet sitting
beside him to stop laughing because it encourages him.
In deliberations, Chuck angers Caitlin by not playing
the game. He doesn't want to be mean and pick on anyone.
Meanwhile Caitlin is trying to figure out who the
biggest opponents are. Looks like the beauty has flipped
But wait, when it comes time to announce names,
Caitlin's tears flow when she names Erika and Joe. Worse
yet, Erika's tears flow when Chuck calls out Brad and
Krystal. This means the budding romance between Brad and
Erika will end tonight.
Tears seem to be the theme as Erika cries realizing that
she has been shallow in the past and had picked guys
solely on their looks finding them later to be jerks.
She thinks she has a great guy in Brad and hopes they
meet again. Brad meanwhile plays the gentleman and tells
her that he couldn't study because he was transfixed on
her. (Lie, but kind) This genuinely is one of the more
touching moment you will ever see on reality TV, so
enjoy it, because after the quiz it's all over.
And now the biggest surprise of the series. The girls
went 6 for 6 on their questions on car repair. Given the
average difficulty ranged around, "What type of nuts did
you loosen from the tires in the earlier challenge?"
Still, Krystal earned her last point knowing that the
"V" word that describes the thickness of oil is viscous
Massage trivia up next. All the pressure was on the guys
and Joe missed first not knowing the name of the sponge
used to remove dead skin (Correct Answer: loofa). Ahead
a point, Brad gave up his advantage not knowing what
technique literally means "finger pressure" His guess of
acupuncture was off the mark (Correct Answer: Shiatsu).
With 2 questions remaining, Joe made a fatal mistake not
knowing the name of the practice of using the thumbs to
activate specific point in the hands and feet. That gave
Brad the chance to win, and with an easy question on
aromatherapy, he did.
In the end, there were hugs, kisses and tears. This is
probably one of the few times you have to genuinely feel
the contestants are sorry to see each other go. Erika
and Joe may be the second casualties of the game, but I
don't think their competitors will forget them very