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Six men and women must conquer their greatest fears or face elimination. In the end, one will claim the $50,000 prize and the honor that "fear is not a factor for them."

Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN


FACT FILE:
Host:
Joe Rogan
Creator: John De Mol
EP: John De Mol, Matt Kunitz
Packager: Endemol USA, Pulse:Creative
Airs: Mondays at 8:00pm ET on NBC


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Episode 3.14 - January 5

We are back for the new years - and my new year's resolution for this article is to not invoke the "Twins" song of Kid Rock when we discuss the twins episode. Will Joe Rogan's resolution be to make sure the contestants not do anything painful? After this episode, you know the answer will be a clear, resounding - NO.

But before we get to that, let's get to the first stunt - each twin will get to hang on one side of the helicopter. They then have to drop in a set of boxes, grab a flag and swim over to the Fear Factor platform. If either of them miss the set of boxes, they have to swim to a penalty buoy and take the flag from there, then swim to the Fear Factor platform. The twins that get there the slowest will be singing a different Kid Rock song - Grit Sandwiches for breakfast, because that's all they could afford with the money that they will win on the show - $0.

The first set of twins are Becky and Jessie O'Donohue from Dobbs Ferry, New York. They feel like they are invincible, according to their opening introduction. Apparently, invincibility does not include falling on boxes, because they both miss their targets and they both have to go to the penalty buoy. That's not very good. After going through my head and thinking of all of the Kid Rock songs that I know, the twins finally finish the stunt in 2:03. "That's not a really good time," says Joe, understating the obvious.

Rick and Rod Carter, from Murfressboro, TN are looking to "Wax the Booty" of Becky and Jessie - but they also fall off the boxes and that gives me more time to think of more bad Kid Rock references. The get on their "Fist of Rage" swerve on (I told you it was a bad reference) as they overcome the penalty to get it done in 1:44. They advance to the next day, and the women are still twisting in the wind. Rick and Rod's stomachs are twisting in the wind to, as they use the Fear Factor grass as their own personal Upchuck Bucket.

It's appropriate that Slade and Trask Bradbury, Phoenix AZ are rock guides - Slade gets the flag - but Trask falls off and it's off to the penalty buoys for him, too. He is a much better swimmer than either of them so far as he gets the stunt completed in 1:30, so the O'Donohues are hoping that their female counterparts, Tammy/Debbie Young (from Waddsworth, OH) both have to go to the penalty buoys - and get attacked by the creature from the Black Lagoon.

Will the Youngs be "Drunk in the Morning"? It looks like it so far, as Tammy also misses the stacks of boxes. Debbie hits the boxes, and that may have kept them in the game, since they are both slower in terms of swimming than the O'Donohues. It's going to come down to a matter of second, as the Youngs finish in....1:57. The Youngs escape by 7 seconds, and the O'Donohues have to walk the "Lonely Road of Faith" and shame as they are eliminated.

We have 3 sets of twins left - and we see that something's a-buzzing - BEES! Lots of bees - hundreds and thousands of them. One of the twins will be shackled to two poles as they are covered in bees. The other twin will be going through bee-covered boxes for the keys to unlock the shackled twin. The slowest twins will be stung by not going to the finals.

Tammy and Debbie go first - and she has no problems with the first box. She has plenty of problems with the second box as Debbie is being turned into a human honeycomb. Tammy accidentally swats the key out of the box and it takes her a full minute for her to get it. They get it done in 1:55, but they are immediately sent to the medics and it looks like Debbie is in a lot of pain. They come back and Debbie has over 30 stings and her whole left side is covered in welts. I believe the buzz around here could be lawsuit...

Did the other 2 twins learn from the women? It seems so, as the Carters blaze through it in 1:08 and Slade/Trask get it done in 1:18. Tammy and Debbie are covered in bee stings - and are now a;sp covered in misery as they leave the show.

It's time for the final stunt - and it involves 2 dummies. No not the twins - 2 crash test dummies in the back of the car, The twins are in the front of the car, and when it's completely submerged, the twins have to free themselves and the dummies and get out of the car. The first team to do it wins the 50 large.

Trask and Slade win the coin toss and they elect Rod and Rick to go first. Maybe they shouldn't have - they get it done in an amazing time of 19 seconds and were just about flawless. Not only do the geology twins need to be perfect, they need to be faster. They start out blazing, and they get out of the car quicker, but they place the dummies in the wrong area at the finish line. Does it come back to haunt them? No - because even with the screw-up, they were able to get it done in 18 seconds. That's good for the win and the $50,000 as we hear the song "Cocky" fade into the distance... but they deserve to be.

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