"What'chu Gonna Do With
This Cowboy" - July 15
Day 14:First light. As promised, we're outside of the
ranch to bring in 100 cows. "And they're not going to
want to come in," Rocco says. The girls need to stay
healthy for the rodeo. The guys, though, are under the
microscope, as one of them will be eliminated before the
final rodeo. George says that "we're all beatable."
They begin their trail
ride, when we see the skeleton of a deer, killed by a
mountain lion. Turns out that there are a lot around.
4p: campsite arrival.
"Away from the lion's den," Sal says. He's scared, not
only of eliminations, but of the lions. He's summoned to
sleep at the end "to protect the women." ... And George.
4:30p: bed roll contest:
"Every once in a while, we just need to get." Get out of
your bed, get your boots on, get your hats on, then race
to the finish line where Judd is. The ladies are first
out of the rolls. Better hurry, I see a truck coming to
run your butt over! It's Rachel by a nose. "Who would've
thought she would win in a horserace?"
Now it's time for the
guys. Sal says he's gonna hustle. Corey is hampered by
boots.... And they're off! Corey's out first. Sal is
first on the horse with a belly flop. Sal's the winner,
Corey's the loser.
8:30p: campfire. Rocco
entertains with a guitar and a song. Who'd've thought he
could fire a loaded six-string like that? Some final
notes of advice: if you go anywhere, take a flashlight.
If you want to stay warm, get into your bag and strip to
Oh yeah, and beware of
hooves. Especially if they come from wiseass cowboys.
"How long 'til daylight?" Dunno, George.
Day 15: 7a. Wakey wakey,
eggs and bakey. Time to catch some cows. And we're "on
the road again." And we approach a herd of cattle, all
needing to get home. The trick here: ease around, get
them into a group, and drive them home. "I'll be
watching you, guys." Sal retorts, "You gon' be watching
me? I'm gonna show my butt!" And he did, he just turned
his first herd of cattle. *applause*. Tera and George
team up to line some cattle, but George needs to tighten
up, or else they'll lose him. And Rocco's losing it,
telling him to get behind the cows. "George is having a
bad day." He calls the drive "an absolute fiasco."
Corey spends most of his
time catching strays. Tera joins him. This is what it's
supposed to look like. And now it starts to look like a
herd. It was textbook teamwork for the last mile and a
half. AT the pen, a lot of noise keeps them fenced in.
Rocco is proud of all of them, saying it was a pleasure
to ride with them today.
Never have the slickers
been so glad to see the bunkhouse, but then again, in a
few minutes, another elimination. This is going to be
the hardest, as we're looking across the board, and each
person has their strengths and weaknesses.
8:30p. It's time for
elimination. This is overall performance being judged.
Corey.... is going to the rodeo ("But PLEASE don't kill
yourself."). Sal... George... George.... "You're going
home." He came on strong, but Sal inched him out in guts
and determination. "I'm grateful for the opportunity. I
take a lot of memories with me. My heart's filled." It
sure is. He did make a hard push, but it was too little
Next week, one person's
wallet will be filled with 25,000 pictures of George
Washington. Who'll win? Who'll lose? Who'll SURVIVE?
"Whether they're ready or not, tomorrow's the rodeo.
They're gonna have to Cowboy Up." Anyone of them can
win... but only one of them will.