"Random Acts of Kindness" -
Last time, a game of horse turned into a guaranteed
buyout for Kevin, who takes away $30,000 to leave the
game. Meanwhile, the remaining five started to choose up
sides for the next task... leaving Dominic out in the
cold and out of the game, as he begins to pack. If you
remember, it's Linda & Spencer (who was desperate for an
alliance presumptively after Kevin saved his behind) and
Femia & Tiffaney, which was formed upon Cuban life
lesson #14: take control of the situation.
So Dominic's leaving... but
he's not going home. Enter Cuban life lesson #15:
sometimes the best deals are the ones you don't make.
Dominic is going to Cancun to live like a rock star
while he gets a free ride to the next round... Waaait a
second.... Did he NOT say that he was eliminated from
the game? That's.... weird.
In any event, Chris,
Dominic's best friend, is sent to accompany him with
$1000. Meanwhile, back at the mansion, we learn life
lesson #16: the more you have, the more you have to
focus on giving back. That leads into today's task. The
two teams will have to go out onto the streets of Dallas
and perform random acts of kindness. Two provisos: one,
they are not allowed to use any money, and two, they
can't do anything that Mark would be able to. They have
until 6pm tomorrow.
So what to do now? Linda
& Spencer, still the only ones to trust each other - or
so he thinks!!! - wants to think outside the box in
making people smile. Their idea: sumo suits. Tiffaney &
Femia, willing to put flakiness aside to win the game,
get an idea to talk to people who are "often forgotten"
at a bus stop, with food and such.
Meanwhile in Cancun,
Dominic and Chris enjoy the ocean, not really knowing
that the game is always on. Mark has sprung some
surprises to see what Dominic is like when he thinks
that no one else is watching. Example: a little candy
boy is selling Dominic some candy, but Dominic has no
money on him, so he gives candy boy a necklace. Isn't
that sweet... (PASS)
Back in Dallas, Spencer
& Linda have a suit event getting into the car. They
eventually get the idea to take off the suits to get
into the car. Meanwhile, Femia & Tiffaney... get lost...
despite Tiffaney being a local! You can tell she misses
her rock Dominic. Femia... well, let's just say that's
the last time she teams up with Tiffaney.
Next on the Sumo Storm
show, Linda & Spencer are waving at everyone with their
sumo suits and their "Just Married" signs. Needless to
say, good times all around. Meanwhile, Femia & Tiffaney
make it to the station, where they accomplish their
mission: goodie bags and two pairs of ears.
Back to Cancun... and
the NEXT setup: Mark arranged for a couple to be sitting
at dinner right next to Dominic and not have enough
money to pay. Sure enough, Dominic picks up the tab.
From there, it's time to party! And I've been there.
Trust me, it's a party! Waterslide and everything!
Meanwhile, Spencer is
worried that he didn't commit a single act of kindness.
He and Linda decide to play checkers and visit with the
elderly the next day. Meanwhile, Femia & Tiffaney get a
dozen flowers to hand out to the people of Dallas. While
Spencer plays politician, Linda plays Bozo the Clown.
Both play checkers, but Spencer is playing to win,
despite screwing up names and such. Meanwhile, the
others are touching people with their flower storm.
So who's eliminated?
It's time for evaluations, after which, two people are
going home... no bones about it. After finding out what
everyone did and watching films to the fact, Linda says
Femia & Tiffaney were basically using people for
sensationalist purposes, while Spencer says the food in
the house counts as money. Then Linda & Mr. Bean get
their turn to be rattled. Femia says the task wasn't
original. Tiffaney says that Mark could've suited up and
roamed about Dallas. But in the end, it was Mark with
the upper hand, saying that one person from each team
would be cut, thus leading to life lessons #16: at
crunch time, you aim for the ace (as tennis players
would say) and #17: you have to be able to give and take
Linda likes Spencer, but
doesn't like him not throwing a knock-out punch to win.
"My back's hurting from carrying him." Spencer focuses
on Linda's strength (and in the end, her weakness),
playing to her strengths and only her strengths. Femia
calls Tiffaney on lying down while she was still working
on the flowers, and for not being more thorough on the
directions. Tiffaney describes Femia as an awesome girl,
who she would want to win the million dollars if she
herself can't have it. Well, we know who just blew it
for that team.
In the end, it's Spencer
and Tiffaney, who didn't take the shots they were
supposed to, who are on the long road out. Tiffaney is
taking this harder than Spencer.
returns only to find Linda and Femia. "Welcome to the
Big Three." And the final test.... next time.