"Beauty & Geek No More!" -
Two couples left. Caitilin
and Chuck are trying to win this game wire to wire
having never been sent to the Elimination room. Mindi
and Richard are trying to win for the 4th straight time,
overcoming Richards personality which has sent them to
the elimination room more than any other team.
First, the beauties and the geeks get a day off to spend
some time with each other.
In the mansion, something happens that no one predicted
could. Chuck and Richard manage to get along. They
practice martial arts together and then Chuck goes
further to help teach Richard the art of meditation.
Given that Richard is a hard learner at anything that
requires him to sit still, the meditation was only
moderately successful, however, he did respect what
Chuck was teaching him and that is a first.
[For those of you who missed this episode, you missed a
wonderful visual of 2 shirtless geeks.]
The focus of the day off was to give the beauties and
the geeks an opportunity to bring their partners into
their own personal world. Each beauty and geek shared a
piece of themselves, and first up is Chuck
Now for more martial arts. Chuck brings Caitilin to an
exercise dojo and tries to teach her how to throw a
punch. While Caitilin seems to be getting the punching
fine, the traditional scream, (ki-yah!) leaves much to
be desired. This improved when Chuck gave Caitilin his
stomach as a target. Mind you Chuck took the punches by
a man, but everyone once in a while, Caitilin delivered
a punch worthy of a SportsCenter replay (C-Note: I'd
like to see that again, please.). Caitilin and Chuck
seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves.
On the other side, Mindi is sharing with Richard her
passion for kayaking. Richard was a little nervous and
was looking for a seatbelt, but through Mindis
tutelage, he paddles like a champ. That is if Richard is
like Mike Tyson fighting Kevin McBride (apologies to
anyone who spent their money). Richard crashed numerous
times and had little control over his direction. In the
end though Richard found the kayaking relaxing and
thought it was better than sunbathing because you could,
theoretically do this in the nude. If only Richard
could get his mind off of sex.
Now however comes the big promise. After kayaking, Mindi
tells Richard that if they win she will make out with
him. This is now Richards new preoccupation and Mindi
couldnt have motivated him at a better time.
Back at the un-sexed-up side of the show (at least now
that Scarlet is gone) Caitilin is teaching Chuck how to
cook and shares that her love of cooking has come from
her mother. Salmon and Baked potatoes are on the menu
and while Chuck fumbled around uncomfortably, they both
enjoyed a home cooked meal. During dinner discussion,
Chuck revealed that this competition reminded him a lot
of high school. Yet, Caitilin reminded him that he
should be proud because this time around hes coming out
on top. With that resolve, Chuck smiles.
And now for a little something different. Richard
apparently is an accomplished pianist and gave Mindi a
personal performance of the works of Scott Joplin. Yes,
it was very impressive, and I dont know how he sat down
long enough to learn it, but good for Rich. Then Richard
composed a simple song about Mindi (rhyming with windy
and all). All Mindi could say to this was that she
wishes there was a piano the entire time because it
would have been a lot easier for her to deal with him if
there had been a release like this.
With their day of fun behind them, all the beauties and
the geeks have now is one final elimination room
challenge. Everyone is calm and waiting for the moment
of truth. That is everyone except Richard who is
frantically trying to outthink the producers and prepare
for whatever their final challenge could be. He goes
through everything from studying all of the previous
materials to asking Mindi to tell him her condensed life
story, but Mindi is having none of it, as she is trying
her best not to rile him up with further stimulation.
As the teams descend the staircase, heart are thumping
and inside the elimination room wait one host and 10
questions. This time the contestants will be quizzed on
how much they have learned about each other (So one of
Richards hypotheses was right!). Best out of 10 wins.
Thus we begin
THE ELIMINATION ROOM OF DEATH!!
(Also known as easy questions for easy money)
Chuck and Caitilin go first while Mindi and Richard are
sequestered in separate rooms.
Caitilin is up first.
#1 It what city and State was Chuck born?
Caitilin knows it was in Iowa and guesses Sioux Falls.
Correct Answer: Atlanta, GA
#2 How do you spell Caitilins name?
C-A-I-T-I-L-I-N. That puts, Chuck and Caitilin on the
board. They are 1 for 2.
#3 Chuck has talked about his travels. In what country
did he study abroad as a foreign exchange student?
Quickly, she answers France and just as quick they have
#4 What 2 colleges did Caitilin attend?
Colorado State and the University of Nebraska score them
their third consecutive point.
#5 At what university is Chuck going to Medical School
UPENN scores four and Caitilin and Chuck are on a roll.
#6 What medication is Caitilin allergic to?
Now we would hope the future doctor would have
and he did. Penicillin scores 5 for the
C&C geek factory.
#7 What is Chucks fathers occupation?
Without hesitation Caitilin says he is an Economics
professor, and she is right.
#8 In what city and state was Caitilin born?
Omaha, NE is the guess. Scotts Bluff, NE is the answer.
The streak is broken and Caitilin and Chuck are 6 for 8.
#9 It was a lead role in a play that led Chuck to get
involved in Martial arts. What is the name of that play?
Finally looking stumped, Caitilin throws an answer of
Romeo and Juliet to the wind
and Chuck catches it!
Caitilin is correct bringing their score to 7.
#10 Who did Caitilin tell you is the most amazing cook?
Her Mom. Boom. 8 points is the score to beat.
Mindi and Richard re-enter feeling the pressure, but
with a resolve to make out with Mindi, Richard is ready
for anything. Mindi who has a perfect record in these
challenges goes first.
#1 In what city and state was Richard born?
She struggles to come up with Freemont, which is short
of the correct answer Flemington, NJ. Thus, Mindi and
Richard start off with the same rocky beginning as
Caitilin and Chuck
#2 What country did Mindi visit to perform at the
While his gut said Spain, Richard went with Italy and
paid the price. Spain was correct, and now, Richard and
Mindi have to be perfect or they will lose handing over
the quarter million dollars to Chuck and Caitilin.
#3 While in college Richard studied abroad in what
Spain is answered and for the second time in a row is
the right answer. 1 down, 7 to go.
#4 In what city and state was Mindi born?
Ah, the question of death, no one has gotten it right
thus far and Richard thinks carefully before answering
Kansas City, MO. Hes right and the game continues
#5 Richard often attends a music festival that honors
If you were paying attention in the recap, you could
guess this one, and Mindi does answering Scott Joplin.
They are now trailing Chuck and Caitilin 8-3
#6 How many brothers and sisters does Mindi have?
Richard knows this one. 1 brother, 1 sister, 2 siblings.
Score now 8-4
#7 Richard is majoring in 2 subjects in college, name 1.
Mindi goes with history and is correct again. 8-5
#8 What instrument did Mindi play when she was younger?
Band camp alert! When she was younger, Mindi played the
flute. Now I wonder why this piece of information stuck
in Richards head. Regardless, he knew it and the score
is now 8-6
#9 What waist size does Richard wear in his pants?
Getting a little personal, Mindi remembers this from the
shopping challenge and answers a 28 or 30. I dont
know how she gets away with the dual answer, but she is
right and now all Richard has to do is answer the last
question correctly to force a tie.
#10 How many tattoos does Mindi have?
Finally a question where Richards perv skills are put
to the test. After a short pause, Richard comes out with
the answer two. While Mindi is wearing a revealing
dress, we dont see any tattoos. That means shes hiding
them somewhere because she does have 2 and that means we
have a tie!
Now questions will be asked in single questions rounds
until the tie is broken. Ladies first and back to
Caitilin who is freaking out that Mindi and Richard made
Tiebreaker #1 to Caitilin
What waist size does Chuck wear in his pants?
Up to the challenge, Caitilin says 34 and keeps the
pressure on Mindi.
Tiebreaker #2 to Mindi
Richard got a hangover from drinking what brand of
With a light giggle at Richards expense Mindi answers
Listerine (ouch) and scores the tying point. The score
is now 9-9 and the guys are up.
Tiebreaker #3 to Chuck
What is Caitilins middle name?
Knowingly, Chuck says Asimo (no clue on the spelling).
This random utterance is correct and the pressure is
pushed to Richard.
Before his question, Richard reiterates that the money
doesnt matter, and that he is playing for the
opportunity to make out with Mindi. Now that the sick
image has been placed in our head, lets return to the
Tiebreaker #4 to Richard
What is Mindis middle name?
He doesnt want to be the guy to disappoint Mindi and he
answers Jackie throwing his hands in the air. The look
on Mindis face says it all. Wrong. Its Nicole. And
thats all it takes to send Caitilin and Chuck erupting
into joy, $250,000 richer.
While this season may be over, the Beauties and the
geeks learned a lot from each other. However, if all you
care about is the dirt, there is a reunion episode on
next Wednesday at 8pm. Same geek time, same geek
channel. Hope you had fun. See you real soon.