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 3.16 - January 19
We have our first full-blown rivalry between Meg/Adam
and Jim/Melissa - and we also have our first 2
eliminated coupled with Jen/Ty and Nafisah/Gichi. Who
will be the next to go?
We will not get any eliminated people in the next stunt
- but there will still be a lot at stake, as the winning
couple this time gets a pair of Jeep Wranglers. Nice.
Here's how the stunt works - the couples will be chained
as individuals on opposite sides of a platform and
submerged underwater. The couple to find the key that
unlocks them and then swims to the Fear Factor buoy in
the fastest time will win the wheels.
Meghan/James and Jackson/Monica discuss strategy, but
Melissa/Jim, who won $10,000 on the last episode, will
be the first team to try this stunt. Joe reminds
everyone that if one of the people on the team quits,
then the team quits and the stunt is over. They struggle
on the locks, but once they get to the top, they swim
very quickly to the buoys and complete the stunt in 33.9
Next up are Tommie and Gina. Tommie gets out rather
quickly, and he gets to the buoy in 23 seconds - but
Gina is nowhere to be found. She struggles and she quits
as Tommie stares on. Simone is very nervous about being
underwater, while David calls the other couples all
losers. He can join the losers as Simone pulls a Gina
and quits. A crying Simone apologizes to David, who
promises to buy him a pair of Jeeps. Meanwhile, Tommie
is cool with Gina - he says that they will wait until
they go back to the hotel and submerge Gina's head
underwater. Well that's love for you...
Jackson/Monica are next - and they are worried about
Adam/Meg winning everything - but they are also rooming
right next to them and they hear them yelling at each
other all of the time. They think they may have the
edge. Whether they do or not will be determined, but
Jackson/Monica have the edge on Melissa/Jim as they
finish it in 26.3 seconds. One factor in it? Melissa
tells them the secret to winning the stunt - and Monica
uses that to beat their time. Oops. Jim tells Melissa to
stop being so nice to other teams...
...but she won't have that problem with Meghan/Adam, who
everyone agrees is the most unlikable couple. They are
next, and they once again give the couples a reason to
beat them as they complete the stunt in 24.1 seconds.
Unlike Jackson and Monica, who get cheers from everyone,
no one congratulates them, and they don't have a problem
with it, since Adam and Meg don't like any of them
That feeling escalates when everyone is rooting for
Meghan and James. Meghan actually gets out of there on
the first key and is at they buoy in 17 seconds - but
this time, it's the guy's turn to panic and quit. James
gets stuck and they bow out of the stunt.
It's all down to Todd and Rachel for the cars. Will
their strategy pan out? No, as they were too slow with
the locks. Adam/Meg win the cars - and only one couple
claps. Joe even tells the couples to step up the
clapping, but no one wants them there and James/Meg were
even thinking about quitting the show. Is Osten on that
While one team wants to leave, another one wants revenge
- Jim/Melissa wants to kick Meg/Adam's butt - and maybe
they will do it on this stunt. One person will be
removing 7 cow hearts from a vat (filled with cow, roach
and pig parts) with their mouths, and then drop it into
a troth. Their partner will then take the heart from the
troth and put it in a bucket. The quickest couple can
make a down payment on a jeep with $10,000, while the
slowest couple will be making a down payment on a TV to
watch the rest of the show, as they will be gone.
Jim and Melissa will go first - and Adam/Meg want them
gone. In this game, time is of the essence, because the
big though is lowering the contents to the little
trough. If you are not quick, then you will be doing a
lot of searching. Jim is yelling at Melissa to get her
teeth into it, and they get it done in 1:36.6. That's
not a quick time, but I don't think it will be bad
enough for them to be eliminated.
Todd and Rachel are next - and Todd has the right idea.
He is going very quickly, which makes it really easy for
Rachel to spot. She is having problems biting it down,
but they are going much faster than Jim/Melissa - until
the last heart. That last one does them in, as they
complete it in 1:58.2. That 1:36 isn't looking so bad...
David didn't do so well on the worms, and Simone didn't
do well in the water. One of 2 things will happen - they
will either both do well on this one, or one of them
will freak out, which will cause them to lose. It
happens to be the latter, as David is having problems
finding the hearts, and when he does, the hearts fall
into the trough and land on Simone's head. Nice. She
screams while she is doing it, and screaming doesn't
help when you need to be looking in the muck for cow
hearts. They do get it done, but it's in a very slow
3:08.5 and David/Simone are looking very much like Gichi/Nafisah.
Now that they know they have a little time to burn,
Jackson/Monica do a little change of strategy - instead
of the guy going first, Monica decides to start looking
on top. I wonder if Monica is usually... ehh never mind.
That strategy works very well, as hey get it done in
1:14.4. That's good enough to take the lead, but they
still have a few couples behind them...
...like Tommie and Gina. They start with Tommie on top -
but maybe they should have switched it because Gina
can't find the hearts. They don't win the $10,000, but
with a 2:30 score, they will be seen on the next
Meghan and James does the Jackson/Monica strategy, which
works great - until James misses the bucket with one of
the hearts. That's a penalty which means that he has to
get an 8th heart, and by that time, all of the water is
on the bottom trough, which makes it impossible for him
to get the $10,000. They do make it in under 3 minutes
(2:30), but he knows that he screwed up and he blames
himself for some of their losses. "If she had a stronger
partner, she would have won all of these prizes...I am
such a wuss."
Who will be the wuss when Adam and Meg are up? Adam and
Meg already get into it when it comes to setting up the
goggles - but they use the woman on the top, guy on the
bottom strategy by Jackson/Monica. It doesn't work out
as well, as Meg pulls a Simone and gets freaked by the
hearts. They don't win the $10,000, as Jackson/Monica
gets on the board with the money. Did they get
eliminated? Final time - 2:03.6. They are safe, and
Simone and David are eliminated. "We weren't ready to go
home yet," says David. Well, sorry, but you needed more
heart - heh, heh, heh...
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
January 12 - Couples Part 1