"Cowboy Cutoff" -
We're at the last two days of boot camp, as we start
with final bull-riding instructions. This one is the
real deal, as the players mount their meat. They don't
ride it yet, and it's good for the ladies, who don't
want to do it. And just to prove that it is indeed
feasible, Judd demonstrates. But if you think it's going
to be that easy, you are in for a world of hurt.
Final practice for rescue
race. Team Green Acres (Eric D. & Tiffany) are first on
the horse... and first on the ground. But it was after
the cross, so it's good for time: 14.90 seconds. Team
Double Threat (Bill & Annette) still have nerves to
overcome. They do... but it takes a while. 19.09. Team
Hollywood (Lance & Vicky) score 16.81. Team Legally
Pirated (Tom & Sandra) mount up to 23.16, while Team
Miami Heat (Eric R. & Yancy) score 18.31. Winners: Team
Hollywood and Team Green Acres. Now they have a horse
race to determine the winners. Vicky falls off twice,
while Eric D. & Tiffany cowboy up to the win.
Argument ensues amongst
It's off to the beach
for the ranchers... except for Tom & Sandra, who are
still penalized. On the other hand, Bill & Annette are
off to dinner (with Rocco warning them not to be too
late. No sooner do they leave than the others discover
that the small animals have been let out. Sandra thinks
Tom left it open, as the ranchers wrangle up chickens.
As for dinner, it's
authentic Hawaii. They needed this, as Annette says that
they were running on fumes.
Will it be enough? Next
day is elimination day, as we start with a tea party,
with a guest of honor... "1500 pounds of beef." Last one
seated at the table wins. Nerves are in high gear, as
Tom is the only one with a red vest on... Uh oh. You
know, in all the confusion, I lost count of who was
still standing after the beef came in. But we do know
that Lance wins, and Bill is second. "What do you know,
the stupidest person won!"
And now, the end of boot
camp, and the end of the trail for one couple. Everyone
comes with bags packed. Rocco notes that they have come
a long way. "It's not a good day for Rocco. Not a good
day for the boss man."
Final elimination time.
The boat is ready. The final reward goes to a turn
around team... Lance & Vicky. The reward: a couples'
massage. And now, the ultimate penalty.
Lance & Vicky had
difficulty as a couple. Eric R. & Yancy are lopsided,
with Eric shouldering the responsibility. Eric D. &
Tiffany have both wins and setbacks. Sandra & Tom have
struggled since their first win. Bill & Annette ride
well, but Rocco doesn't see a fire to win.
That said... Sandra &
Tom have to leave. They have memories, and Rocco says
that they have won more than any money that they had a
chance to win. So off they go into the sunset, on a
boat, as opposed to a horse.
That night, the cowboys
head back to the bunkhouse and try to call dibs on the
The next day, it's time
for a field ride to herd cattle. No bed. No running
water. Every thing for four days has to be packed into
And the night before the
rodeo, one more couple will be cut. Who will it be? The
answers are in the next couple of weeks. Boot camp is
over... and now it's time, as Rocco put it, to go to