- September 3
Last time, eight couples moved into the Complex and were
in for the shock of their lives, but even the shock of a
rundown apartment wasn't enough of a jolt to get them to
work on something together, as arguments and sabotages
ensued. But now that Sanyika and Monique are gone, it's
up to the other seven teams to stay in the race for all
the profits... even if it means... that's right, more
sabotage. Today's target: the master bathroom.
Morning comes on day 1
after a "very dusty" night. Lower Complex is full of
energy, with the exception (again) of Rose, who wants to
go home. Meanwhile, we get tree-mail... without the
tree. It's blueprints to your first challenge: the
CHALLENGE #2: THE MASTER BATHROOMS
2. TOTAL BUDGET: $10,000 ($7,000 cash, $3,000 Sears
gift cards) - in addition to any money left over
from previous challenges
3. ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: To save time on planning and
design, consult sears.com.
4. PROPERTY MANAGERS: Before work begins, choose a
"property manager" to oversee this week's
assignment. The Property Manager is your team's
leader. He or she can make all the decisions
themselves or he or she can choose to be democratic,
but the final say on all matters will be theirs, so
4. TRANSPORTATION: One car per team, one pickup
truck to be shared by both teams. Each team gets the
pickup for four shifts to be designated by both
A little more time than
last week, as we now have 144 hours. Erik of UC2
nominates Jayna to be the PM, because she's good with
money and great at shopping. "I'm not planning to be an
autocrat, but you've got to listen to me when I talk.
You've got to let me finish a sentence once in a while."
Gee, that's her only concern... and Sam (UC2) has a
problem with even that.
Meanwhile, LC's Barney
wouldn't mind seeing Kim having PM duty again. The risk
is high that she'd be in a position to be voted off
again, but it's a risk she's willing to take. Barney:
"What kind of idiot would she be when she said she'd do
In UC1, Nicole doesn't
want a tub, even though Jayna saw it as a good idea.
Brad and Lew of LC3 decide to keep the walls as is, just
one of their many great ideas according to Carl and Kim,
even as they think that LC4 is clueless, "as always".
Kim, on the other hand, decides to take matters into her
own hands by telling LC4 what to shoot for. That said,
it's time for the junk to meet the junk.
Jayna lines up the
contractors for a) the tiling and design and b) Sam to
start another argument with her. "I gave her a dose of
her own medicine, and she RAN! I think she is psychotic
and needs to be on medication."
Meanwhile, Brad and Kim
follow through on their top secret connection, while
Ana, Barney, and Rose note that Kim's been spending six
hours with the team car. Later that night, Barney dreams
odd dreams of sabotaging the bathroom. LC4 meeting, as
Barney tries to convince Dave and Ana to vote off the
Dirty Dirty. It takes a while for the plan to sink into
Dave's brain, but he's all for it. Dave tries to
reassure Ana that a hack job now will be rewarded later.
With 89 hours to go,
UC1's main problem right now... "Someone just stepped on
my tile that I just cut!"
Team NYC is meeting in
the LC car to discuss Operation Put the Flames Up,
"because we're gonna be voting off Brad & Lew." The two
get some time to enjoy the Malibu beaches in the dreary
cloudiness, or as Kim put it, "get tiles".
Scotty and Sam take the
pickup to Sears (because everyone on the Complex loves
Sears) to pick up more tools and paint. Hopefully, none
will be spilled. Meanwhile, UC1 is down to their last
$87.23 as they realize that Jayna's tub was a big hole.
One door down in UC2, Erik and Jayna tile while Sam
is... "mentally being tortured."
Barney gets the cheapest
vanity he could find. "I think it'll be enough for the
judges to go there and vomit." Over in LC3, quite the
opposite: laminate marble countertop, Kim's idea. Brad
and Lew pretty much dispel that idea. Not because they
want to get rid of their flatmates... just because it's
tacky. She heads down to LC4 to chew Barney out on his
vanity. Quoth Dave, "Kim is freaking out right now. She
should be. I love watching Kim suffer." In the
end, she washes her hands of LC4, telling them to do
everything their (^_^)ing self.
Brad & Lew time-lapse
through the night to get the bathroom done. Hmm... wall
looks nice. In the same time frame, LC4 is... asleep.
UC1 also burns the midnight oil to finish the floor, as
are Erik and Jayna while the Rednecks are still
sleeping. Will that keep them in the game? Jayna hopes
Tyler (yeah, remember
him?) gives everyone the 24-hour warning. But there's an
added wrench, as the PM gets to see the opposite team's
bathroom. As long as their blindfolded through the other
rooms. Kim heads up to UC, where she thinks that UC1 has
done a better than expected job, but UC2 looks "a little
Jayna heads down to LC3,
where she is taken aback by the special-order mosaic
tiles. Then down to LC4 where she's taken aback by...
everything else. Sam hears the report and basically
writes it off.
Kim is being haunted by
discount vanity after seeing what the other bathrooms
have to offer. "It almost seems like they're trying to
lose on purpose." Gee... you think?! Basic premise goes
like this, no original design, no work.
Erik and Jayna confront
the rest of UC about being made PM only to deprive them
of a vote. Sam, once again, unneedingly expresses team
views as her own. Meanwhile down in LC4, Ana is
beginning to have second thoughts. Well, it's a bit too
late for that, even with the peace offering made.
Because hey, when has a reality show on Fox ever been
UC1 is still behind with
ten hours on the clock. UC2 has issue with their sink
handles ("Maybe that's what those washers were for").
Ana has it out with LC4, calling the plan disrespectful.
"I thought the plan was to make it look simple enough,"
she says. Dave rebuts, "No, the plan was to make it look
bad. You're weak!" Kim enters again to survey the work
(or absence thereof). So far, just a few tiles and a
vanity (that is in whether she likes it or not). She
decides to take matters into her own hands and take the
mirror back. And good news, folks. Plan uncovered, so
Brad and Lew are taking over. "[Barney and Rose] are now
my personal vendetta."
We're at 3:23, with
tools down at UC2. Probably the best flat in the complex
in terms of dynamic, which... isn't saying much. Brad
and Lew are working to the nail on LC4's bathroom.
Running on little more than half and hour, the teams
scramble to patch up any loose ends. Little too late for
that, because there's the horn, that's it! The work is
done, the battle of the bathrooms is OVER! Now, the
moment of truth, inspection and judgment.
to say the least. Lourdes like the simplicity, but isn't
too crazy about the details in tile and grout. Jason
finds faults in the tub and vanity. David, well... "My
first reaction is 'Why?'."
simplistic room (after all, you're only going to the
bathroom for so many purposes), but it's lighter. David
likes the bathroom, but hates the flooring. Jason wishes
he had a jet bath. Just because it's Malibu and stuff.
LC3: In a word...
Nice. Jason only finds issue with edging. You know,
budgeting time instead of bickering will help you out,
but the casting department wasn't really going for
ability, now was it?
LC4: You read
what happened. Need I say more?
Looks like LC3'll take
this one hands down, as we vote to evict and head to the
Lumberyard, but not before Kim appeals to Ana's soft
side. "I really wanted to win, but not like this."
Because where has hard work gotten you that sabotage
hasn't gotten you faster? Running down vitals:
UC1 spent $7685.38 out
leaving them with $2788.69.
UC2 spent $7394.91 out of $10,997.14, leaving them with $3602.23.
LC3 spent $9196.15 out of $12,057.25, leaving them with $2861.10.
LC4 spent $8050.06 out of $10,688.54, leaving them with $2638.48.
Most valuable this week
will receive an additional $2000 to begin project #3,
and that much more, you can hear Ana squirming. That
room... is in LC3. Tyler guilts the team even more by
saying that it's far more important not to lose.
Eviction notices are served for...
UC: Erik & Jayna
LC: Carl & Kim
Erik & Jayna wanted to
have fun, but instead, they had to go through
sixth-grade politics. Sixth-grade? I think Jayna is
giving reality TV too much credit there. Carl & Kim
think their team isn't worth it (especially the
Seniors), "because America is going to see you for the
pieces of (^_^) that you really are." And surprise
surprise, an argument erupts.
And now, the results of
the appraisal. The least valuable room is in...
UC1. All Carl & Kim can say is "Holy (^_^)!" But the
news not so good for Upper Complex. The experts all
agreed that the bath in UC1 added so little value that
everything would have to be ripped out and started from
scratch, and that an unfinished room -- with the right
sense of style -- is far more enticing to buyers. That
said, Erik & Jayna, you've been evicted. "You're toast,
you're toast, you're toast."
In a word for LC4...
BACKFIRE! Hope you took Tyler's word to heart, but
judging from next week's clips... Probably not. See you
Oh, and ONE MORE
THING... Carl and Kim, your team wanted you gone, so be
it... You're moving on up to Upper Complex.