Love to Interrupt
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
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 3.15 - January 12
You knew that this was going to happen. I called it
after the Married to the Altar couples were running
around to try to win a wedding. 9 couples. 7 weeks. One
million dollars. Will they still love each other, win or
lose? We will find out over the next 2 months as we get
our first soap opera in a stunt show.
Before we meet the couples, we'll see the first stunt,
which involves dune buggies. They will be rasing across
a sand track, and the guys ankles will be tied to the
back of the buggy. They will be holding a rope, and
attached to the rope will be the women. There will be 3
heats - 3 couples in each heat, and the couple that
holds on for the least amount of time will be getting
some very short face time for a 7 episode series.
Heat #1 - has Rachel and Todd (Rachel was finally glad
that they got engaged, and Todd, who sarcastically says
"Aren't I lucky" sounds like he wouldn't mind burying
Rachel in the sand. The second couple for the heat is
Megan and James, who are both blonds and look like
surfer dudes. Megan - "I like to be tossed around." Hey
now! They accuse each other of not working out. Couple
#3 are Meg and Adam, and they are convinced that they
will advance to the second round. The casting people,
apparently, found them while they were arguing, and they
continue to argue.
None of these couples have too much charisma, but Rachel
and Todd do have strategy, reminding each other that
they only have to hang on until one of the teams drop.
The other teams think that Megan and James are too high
maintenance. Rachel drops the rope - and she knows that
Todd's going to kill her. So much for strategy. Todd -
"I think I need a new partner."
So what happened? "My pants were halfway down my ass."
complains Rachel. "You'd have your modesty of the world
seeing your ass cost you a million dollars? I'd show my
ass for 4 bucks," says Joe, who probably would, too.
Heat #2 - The first couple is Melissa and Jim, who
aren't worried about beating the mark. The second couple
is Tommie and Gina, who are married for 12 years and
have 2 girls - the are the oldest couple in the group -
and they think that they will be underestimated. Jen and
Ty have been married for 4 years, and they also have 2
kids - so they want the money for the kids.
The second heat starts with all 3 couples having no
problems. Jen let's go of the rope and they are out. Did
they fall out before Rachel and Todd? The answer is....
yes. Rachel and Todd, the strategy pair, are back in the
running, and now it's Jen and Ty that's on the bubble.
In the final heat, he have Monica and Jackson - who have
the biggest height disproportion (she being short, and
he being tall). Jackson accuses Monica of having a
self-esteem problem - and she does. Simone thinks that
married couples have more balanced. She (of Brazilian
heritage) and David have been married for 4 years, so
they should have plenty of balance. Of course, the team
on the bubble is also married for 4 years. Finally, we
get the African-American couple of Gichi and Nafisah, as
Joe gives them the awards with the coolest names.
Nafisah, who sort of looks like Pink, has been with
Gichi for 6 years - and they draw the lane that the
other couples have been failing on. Will they do the
same? The answer is no - and neither do any of the other
couples as they all go past the flag. Jen and Ty are the
first people to be eliminated. Jen tries to get
consolation from Ty, but he;s staring ahead, and it
looks like that he'd like to strap her on a dune buggy -
for a one-way trip.
The other 8 couples are going the other way - into a
gymnasium with a table with a plastic box - and a bowl
filled with worms. One person has to carry the worms
with their mouth - and dump the worms into the box -
where the other person's head is. Nice. The fastest
couple to get all the worms into the box wins a 22 day
vacation to Africa. NIce.
Nafisah is telling Gichi to use his big mouth for
something (heh), but it's Simone and David who go first.
They will be challenged by Melissa and Jim, who need the
money just to make their bills (which is what happens
when you are a construction worker and a teacher).
David, who is stalling, needs a breath mint - but Jim
gets it done in 1:59, which seems like a very fast time.
Next up - it's the old folks Tommie and Gina vs.
bickering Adam and Meg. Adam just blazes through it in
1:50, much to the dismay of Jim, who are pissed that
someone with money beat them, who are poor and
struggling. They stare daggers at Adam/Meg, and I have a
feeling that this little tiff is far from over.
Gichi and Nafisah do show up in the third round - as
does Rachel and Todd. Todd is racing through it - but
not fast enough as Todd finishes it in 1:54.
Jackson/Monica and Megan/James are the last 2 couples
who can beat Adam's time. Meg is talking trash, and it
seems to work as both couples are slow. Jackson picks up
the pace - but not quick enough. Final time? 1:51. OUCH.
So are the winners happy? "I don't know if I want to
spend 21 days with Meg." says Adam. OUCH!!!
There will be lots of OUCHES in the final stunt for this
episode. One person of the couple will be on a
helicopter, while the other person will be waiting for
them on a kayak. The first person drops from the
helicopter to the kayak, as the second person rows them
ashore. Once on the shore, the teams will race in a
sprint to the flags. The slowest couple gets eliminated,
while the fastest couple wins $10,000.
The first 2 couples will be Jackson/Monica and Nafisah/Gichi.
Todd and Rachel discuss strategy while Meg, in a blonde
moment, can't see where the big orange spot on the
helicopter is. Her and Adam get into another fight, and
I start to agree with Adam that they wouldn't make it
for 21 days alone in Africa.
The ladies drop from the helicopter and Monica gets to
the kayak long before Nafisah (who looked like she was
doing the backstroke atone time) does. Jackson/Monica
get it done in a not-bad 5:38, but Nafisah/Gichi don't
get any of the timing right and come in at a
horrendously slow 9:09. Gichi and Nafisah better get
their luggage ready to go...
Gichi/Nafisah's rotten performance means that the
suspense for last place is virtually gone - but the
suspense for the $10,000 is still there. The next 2
couples to try for it are Megan/James and Rachel/Todd.
Will the lack of exercise come back to get the blond
surfers? No, as they come in 6:42, while Rachel/Todd get
it done in 5:58. Playing it safe worked in this case, as
both couples are safe. Gichi, heads in hands, know that
him and Nafisah are in deep trouble.
Third stunt - Meg/Adam and Tommie/Gina. Meg has no
problems, but Gina dropped way too early on the stunt
and she has a long way to swim to Tommie. Adam/Med
complete it in 5:06, and for the second time, they are
in the running for a bonus prize. Gina/Tommie make up
the early screw-up and get it done in 6:19 - and the
African-Americans are in deep trouble.
It comes down to Jim/Melissa and David/Simone. Jim and
Melissa want payback for losing to Adam/Meg on the last
stunt. Both teams are looking strong and are well ahead
of the elimination time. David/Simone complete it in
5:38, and Jim/Melissa win it in....4:48! They win
$10,000 as a dismayed Meg/Adam look on. It seems like we
have a little rivalry brewing. There will be no more
rivalry with Gichi/Nafisah, as the people with the cool
names are eliminated. We'll see how heated the rivalry
becomes next week - and if there are more teams that
join in the pissy-fest.
September 22 - Million Dollar FF
September 29 - Vegas Part 1
October 6 - Vegas Part 2
October 27 - Halloween
November 3 - All-Female
November 25 - Family FF
December 15 - Christmas
January 5 - Twins