"Geeks Gone Wild" - June 29
There isnt much talk left
as all of the teams are getting serious and can smell
the big money. Chuck clearly isnt happy to see Richard
return, but before he can sulk, Brian McFayden tells all
of the teams that the will need to pack and prepare for
their next challenge.
This week, there is only one challenge tonight and the
winners will be guaranteed a 50% shot at a quarter of a
million dollars. Here is their rough and rugged
After being driven to an unknown location by RV, the
teams will have to follow a hiking trail to a pond where
they will each have to catch a fish. Second, they will
have to set up a tent and finally they will have to
build a fire to roast a marshmallow.
Immediately the teams charge out of the RV and the race
is on. Caitilin and Chuck are doing well but are behind
Scarlet and Shawn who are really moving. Mindi and
Richard are keeping pace, but slowly falling behind.
After a few trips, Mindi is no longer able to carry her
backpack and hands it to Richard who actually carries
double duty. Impressive.
Do you know whats not impressive? Shawn puking on the
side of the road. Apparently the breakneck pace that was
set by Shawn and Scarlet ahs taken its toll and now
Shawn is being checked out by the medics. His blood
pressure is through the roof. As for Scarlet, her blood
begins to boil as she watches the other teams pass them
by. She is understandably disappointed at the
performance of the Eagle Scout.
Arriving at the lake first is Caitilin and Chuck who
quickly find out that their fish are already caught for
them and all they have to do is reel the fish in.
Scarlet who is literally right behind Caitilin and Chuck
runs and reels her fish in only to have to run back and
pull Shawn forward as she is not permitted to reel in
his fish for him. Mindi and Richard are also attempting
to reel in their fish only to find Mindi getting her
line twisted and Richard not knowing how to release the
lock. After the fishing portion of this challenge,
Caitilin and Chuck appear to have about a 3 minute lead
over the other two teams.
At the campsite, Caitilin and Chuck take full advantage
of their lead and assemble their tent very quickly. In
fact they are done before either of the other teams
makes significant progress, and while Mindi and Richard
did manage to finish their tent and start gathering
twigs for their fire, Caitilin and Chuck had long
finished roasting their marshmallow.
With that, Caitilin and Chuck are in the final and
Scarlet is pissed. She expresses her anger that Shawn
was supposed to be stronger in this event and that she
was severely disappointed in how he held them back. Of
course, voicing this opinion to Richard didnt do her
any good, and it might have hurt her with the other
girls who felt sympathy for Shawn. After all, as
Caitilin put it, Scarlet never won a challenge herself.
Mind you, this entire time Shawn avoided confrontation.
Although the challenge was done, the teams still had to
spend the night at the campsite. Richard decided that
this would be a great opportunity to act like a man and
thus Richard channeled his inner Neanderthal, throwing
large rock and stumps all over the campsite. It was only
after Richard became a pyromaniac that Chuck finally
opened his mouth. Yet, this was not the only time during
this trip that Chuck exercised his orifice.
When the entire group celebrated their time on the show,
Mindi rushed over and gave Richard a kiss out of
friendship. To this, Caitilin responded Sorry, Chuck
youre going to have to get your kiss somewhere else.
Now, most people would have interpreted this to mean
that Chuck should go kiss Scarlet. In fact, Chuck
interpreted this to mean that he was supposed to kiss
Scarlet. Yet he decided to contradict the will of the
group and get a kiss from Shawn! I dont know if Chuck
realized that in order to mock the group he had to
deprive himself of the opportunity to kiss the girl he
has been fawning over, but I guess he isnt as smart as
As night falls, Chuck goes into doctor mode diagnosing
Richard as having ADD. This agitated Richard who finally
told Chuck in more words to screw off. Better yet,
probably frustrated that she came in second to Shawn for
a kiss, Scarlet ripped on Chuck for his actions too.
Then again, Scarlet has been on the warpath since losing
the challenge. So much that she yelled at Shawn for his
performance again before going to bed. Yet, it only got
worse once they returned to the house.
Back at the house, Scarlet harped over Shawn like a
mother trying to get a child to do his homework. Shawn
remained non-confrontational and obliged. Considering
there is $250,000 on the line I dont blame him.
Meanwhile the antics of Richard and Chuck continue as
Mindi gets stuck in the bathroom. Mindi asks Richard to
open the door and when he is unable to Richard tries to
encourage Mindi to exit using the window. As Richard
goes to the window to help Mindi out, Chuck comes in and
opens the door, much to Richards chagrin.
As the elimination looms Richard is studying while
apparently Mindi has learned everything that she needs
to know by osmosis. While it looks like she is refusing
to study, Richard quizzes her and she knows her stuff.
Is it possible that we have a ringer? Only one way to
In the elimination room, both the beauties and the geeks
will be quizzed on their camping trips. The ladies will
go first with Mindi getting the first crack.
Placing food in a bag and hanging it so that bears can
not get to it is known as what in camping lingo. A
logical answer of Bear-bagging scores one for Mindi.
What blows up the mountain during the day and down
during the night? In an aside, Shawn is seen saying that
he has no idea. Scarlet, likewise, has no idea and
guesses fire. Hint: if something blows and its
outdoors, it tends to be wind, just as it should have
been Scarlets answer. Score 1-0, back to Mindi
This instrument measures elevation by using barometric
pressure. Without thinking Mindi answers Altimeter and
scores her second point. Mindi is a juggernaut, can
Scarlet fight back?
This item is a mechanical device that uses the earths
magnetic field to help a navigator to plot stay on or
follow a course or locate a landmark or destination.
What is it? Finally with confidence, Scarlet says
Compass and puts a point on the board. Back to Mindi
According to the study materials, this type of fire is
the very best for a quick lighting. Finally Mindi is
forced to think but she comes out with teepee fire,
which is correct! 9 for 9 for Mindi which brings this
games score to 3-1 Mindi and Richard
In cold climates you should take steps to protect your
body from falling into a state where your body is unable
to protect itself from heat loss. Name this state.
Scarlet mumbles a guess of Hyperventilation and while
Shawn may have been doing that on the camping trip the
correct answer is hypothermia
With the score 3-1 as the teams switch players, Shawn is
going to have to earn his elimination room merit badge
or go home. Heres his first question,
What are 2 of the 4 most common diseases spread by ticks
in North America? As Shawn is very pensive, he knows
Lyme Disease is one, but influenza is not a second.
(Other answers include, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,
tick borne relapsing fever and Q fever)
Now with one correct answer, Richard can head upstairs
to mock Chuck once more. Here is the question.
Poison Ivy and Poison oak have how many leaflets per
stem. Mindi shout 3. Richard says 2. Bryan says 3 and
Bryan (not to mention, Mindi) is always right, thus
Richard is wrong giving Shawn a second chance.
What is the most popular game fish in America? Sounds
simple enough, yet Shawn is forced to pause. Bryan
reminds him that a wrong answer will send him and
Scarlet home and after a deep breath, Shawn answers
trout. The correct answer is
And the finals are set. Richard and Mindi will face off
against Caitilin and Chuck next week for all of the
marbles. Scarlet and Shawn are gone and soon forgotten,
but you have one more chance to remember everything.
Sunday at 5pm you can see all of the shows that you have
missed, so if you find that you have a hankering for
some geek this weekend the WB is the place to be.
However, to find out who wins youll have to tune in
next week for the finale. And well have the results
right here the morning after, so check back next week to
find out who has become more than just a beauty and a
geek. McFayden out!