Falling Off A Cliff
- January 27
Last time, boot camp ended with Kalia getting
cut. So far, two women are set for the rodeo, but the other three will be tested
like never before. .
Day 14, 8a. The slicks have an "obscene" amount
of trail to cover in order to get to the field where they must corral some wild
cows. Right now, the guys are thinking about the next elimination, thinking
about what they have to do in order to stave off elimination.
And Trish, who's actually staying with the pack,
is thinking that the group needed to get out for a bit and just see the land.
They're going to see more than they bargained
for, as Rocco stops at a cliff and informs the team that they have to cut
through the trail by sliding off of it... And immediately Anthony's a deer in
headlights. Rocco does it with no problem, while Trish freezes and... turns her
horse the other way, arriving at an incline... stopping for a bit. Remember, you
have to go at it straight with no hesitation. Anthony's next, but he still has
to get the muster, so he allows Joe to go next. After a bit, Anthony finally
gets his horse on the hill and down. So we're back on the dusty trail.
Day 14, 1p. We arrive at a field, and out of
nowhere comes a flag race. Perfect practice, you think?
Dan is first, knocking the second flag off. He's
got a 27.5 time, feeling the pressure and, ultimately, choking. Anthony takes
his leisurely time, ending up with 29.47, even slower than Dan. Trish and
Gina... also choke. Trish has a 30.5, and Gina, a 26.7. Joe shows the others how
it's done. With a penalty, it's 20.72. Joe ought to be comfortable in going to
the rodeo. Judd thinks that Dan and Anthony are still worried.
And with good reason.
Day 14, 7:30p. Manwich fest!
Anthony thought that once they got on the open
field, they forgot that it was cold, and they forgot that they were stuck in
traffic. It was liberating.
But Rocco reminds the team that tomorrow, they go
to war. The enemy: 60 head of wild cow.
Day 15, 6:30a, lights on. Time to pack up and
move on. Rocco wants the guys to shine. Let's drive some cows! Joe is really
looking forward to it.
The guys find all the cows eating. "Let's get it
on. Let's make it happen!" Anthony says. "Let's go move some bovine units!"
Dan goes in and makes a line here. Joe follows.
He catches a stray. It starts out smooth, but then the cows decide that they
don't want to be corralled today. Rocco... basically went nuts. Gina did way too
much on her own.
In the end, for the first time in recorded Cowboy
U history, the team lost five cows. "I'm out $6000." I'm sure CMT will fit the
They try again... And Anthony is the hero today,
as everything starts to come together. And it only took seven episodes.
"Alright! Who wants steak for dinner tonight?"
Day 15, 7:30p. Home at last.
Trish: "I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but you
know there's a campfire tonight." Joe thinks that it's a shootout between Dan
and Anthony. Dan really wants to stick around.
Night 15, 8:30p. Final Elimination. Rocco says
that he is proud of everyone. But only two can go to the rodeo. Remember, we're
judging on guts, skill, and determination.
Joe... "You're going to the rodeo."
So it's a shootout...
Anthony... Dan.... "Anthony, I'm going to have to
ask you to leave." He's got more heart, but Dan just inched him out on the
slopes. But his lasting this far is a testament to his heart... Everyone will
miss him. He'll take everything he was taught here as a blessing as he rides off
into a sunset.
"He's got more try than anyone I've ever met,"
Rocco says. Everyone's fair here, but everyone is missing him.
Meanwhile, we concentrate on the final task...
the rodeo. That's next...